📽️Youtube | On This Day - The Day That Dobbin Silenced St James’ Park
How can we ever forget the goal that silenced a packed St James' Park, Newcastle back in 1992.
24 October 2018
On the 24th October 1992 - Jim Dobbin's terrific late strike silenced St James’ Park, Newcastle's and ended United’s 11 game 100% winning start to the Division One season.
A schoolboy international, Jim Dobbin started his career at Celtic. In 1982, he was part of the Scotland under-18 squad which won the European Under-19 Championship, although he missed out due to injury. His chances at Celtic were limited and he eventually moved south and joined Doncaster Rovers.
Jim spent two-and-a-half years at Belle Vue before moving to Barnsley in 1986. Spending five years at Oakwell, he featured in over 100 league matches for The Tykes, before beginning the first of two spells with the Mariners in 1991. The £200,000 move saw him go on to make over 150 league appearances for Town before his release at the end of the 1995–96 season.
From here, Jim spent a year with Rotherham United, appearing in around half of the club's matches before re-joining Doncaster for the 1997–98 season. A regular during this season, Doncaster were struggling at the foot of the table and released him before the end of the season, allowing him to join Scarborough. After just one match, he rejoined Alan Buckley's Town side , featuring twice in the remainder of the season. He played another four matches at the start of the following season before being loaned to Southport for the latter part. In 1999-00, Dobbin spent time with three part-time clubs, turning out for Gainsborough Trinity, Boston United and Whitby Town before retiring at the end of the season.
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