Michael Blackwood Player Profile

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

Blackwood joined Stevenage Borough at the same time as striker, Charlie MacDonald, to play in a left midfield position that already had two holders in Adrian Clarke and Scott Houghton. Wayne Turner favoured the new player and the previous two incumbents moved on to pastures new.

But Blackwood failed to make the promised impact, and his commitment to the cause was often questioned as he often exposed his full-back to extra work as his enthusiasm to defend was minimal. He made 22 starts for the reds, scoring just two goals in the process. Both strikes were among five-goal hauls for the side.

Following the arrival of Graham Westley, Blackwood’s days were certainly numbered, and he played his last game in the 3-0 reversal at Tamworth in the FA Trophy – two days after Westley’s arrival, but under the managerial guidance of caretaker-manager John Dreyer. Simon Wormull, then new signing Jamie Cook then took up the left-sided role and the time came for him to depart.

A player with obvious raw talent, but a questionable attitude, only the hardened few will recall him with too much fondness in years to come.

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