Michael Blackwood Player Profile

Debut: Yeovil Town (H, 2-2), 14/09/2002

Michael Blackwood joined us at the same time as striker Charlie MacDonald, competing for a left midfield role that had two contenders already. Adrian Clarke and Scott Houghton soon found themselves moving onto pastures new, however, with Wayne Turner showing a clear preference for his new charges. It was a call that backfired on the gaffer, however. That’s because Blackwood failed to make the promised impact.

Even worse was that his commitment to the cause wasn’t always apparent; exposing his full-back to extra work due to a less-than-ideal enthusiasm for defensive work. He made 22 starts for us and found the net twice; both occasions when Boro’ hit five against their unlucky opponents that day. It’s probably no surprise, though, that the winger’s time with us came to an end after Graham Westley took charge. And his last match for us was our rubbish 3-0 defeat at Tamworth in the FA Trophy.

Simon Wormull and new signing Jamie Cook took up the left-sided role, which meant no room for Blackwood in the squad. A player with obvious raw talent, but a questionable attitude. It’s likely that only the hardened few recall him with too much fondness – if at all, to be fair.

Saturday 14 September 2002

Tuesday 17 September 2002

Saturday 21 September 2002

Monday 23 September 2002

Saturday 28 September 2002

Saturday 05 October 2002

Tuesday 08 October 2002

Saturday 19 October 2002

Tuesday 22 October 2002

Saturday 26 October 2002

Saturday 02 November 2002

Saturday 09 November 2002

Tuesday 12 November 2002

Saturday 16 November 2002

Saturday 23 November 2002

Saturday 30 November 2002

Saturday 21 December 2002

Thursday 26 December 2002

Saturday 28 December 2002

Saturday 04 January 2003

Tuesday 14 January 2003

Saturday 18 January 2003

Saturday 25 January 2003

Saturday 01 February 2003