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Whatever happened to ? ...the unlikely lads
 

Unlikely Lads - Premier League

First team:

Nicos Dabizas: (Amindeo, Greece, 03.08.1973) see Premier League list.

Paul Dalglish: (Glasgow, Scotland, 18.02.1977) see Premier League list.

George Dalton:
(Dilston, 04.09.1941) 
Brighton and Hove Albion, Birmingham City, Coventry City Physio.

Frank Wiafe Danquah: see Premier League list (extras)

Karl Darlow: (Northampton, 08.10.1990) see Premier League list.

Alan Davies:
(Manchester, 05.12.1961) RIP 02.1992
Charlton Athletic (loan), Carlisle United (loan), Swansea City, Bradford City, Swansea City, 

Ian Davies:
(Nailsea, Bristol 29.03.1957) 
Manchester City, Bury (loan), Brentford (loan), Cambridge United (loan), Carlisle United, Exeter City, Yeovil Town, Bristol Rovers, Swansea City, Gloucester City, truck driver in Bristol.

Reg Davies: (Glyncorrwg, 27.05.1929) RIP 02.2009
Swansea City, Carlisle United, Merthyr, Kings Lynn.

Wyn Davies:
(Caernarfon, 20.03.1942) 
Manchester City, Manchester United, Blackpool, Crystal Palace (loan), Stockport County, Arcadia Shepherds (South Africa), Crewe Alexandra, retired, working in a Bolton bakery. 

Billy Day:
(Middlesbrough, 27.12.1936) RIP 01.2018
Peterborough United, Cambridge United, Bookmaker on Teesside.

Lucas De Bolle: (Edinburgh, Scotland 22.10.2002) see Premier League list (extras)

Luuk De Jong: (Aigle, Switzerland 27.08.1991) see Premier League list.

Siem De Jong: (Aigle, Switzerland 28.01.1989) see Premier League list.

Mathieu Debuchy: (Fretin, France) 28.07.1985 see Premier League list.

Bob Dennison: (Ambleside, 06.03.1912) RIP 12.1996
Nottingham Forest, Fulham, Northampton Town.

Joe Devine: (Motherwell, Scotland, 08.09.1905) RIP ??.1980
mackems, Queens Park Rangers, Birmingham, Chesterfield.

Amadou Diallo: (Conakry, Guinea, 15.02.2003) see Premier League list.

Mohamed Diame:
(Créteil, France, 14.06.1987) see Premier League list.

Kevin Dillon: (Sunderland, 18.12.1959)
Sunderland (trial), Reading, Reading Reserve M, Aldershot Town M, Scotland FA S.

Sylvain Distin:
(Bagnolet, France, 16.12.1977) see Premier League list.

Ed "Stan" Dixon:
(Choppington, 26.05.1894) RIP 08.1979
Blackburn Rovers, Hull City, East Riding Amateurs, Choppington Rovers.

Norman Dodgin: 
(Gateshead, 01.11.1921) RIP ??.2000
Reading, Northampton Town, Exeter City.

Didier Domi: (Sarcelles, France, 02.05.1978) see Premier League list.

Andy Donaldson:
(Newcastle, 22.03.1925) RIP ??.1987
Middlesbrough, Peterborough United, Exeter City.

Ryan Donaldson: see Premier League list (extras)

Mark Doninger: See Premier League list (extras)

Seydou Doumbia: (Abidjan, Ivory Coast, 31.12.1987) see Premier League list.

John Dowsey: (Willington 01.05.1905) RIP 10.1942
West Ham, Carlisle United, mackems, Notts County, Northampton Town, Nuneaton Town.

Jason Drysdale:
see Premier League list (extras)

Martin Dubravka:
(Zilina, Slovakia 15.01.1989) see Premier League list.

Damien Duff:
(Ballyboden, Ireland 02.03.1979) see Premier League list.

Alan Duffy: 
(Stanley, 20.12.1949) 
Brighton and Hove Albion, Tranmere Rovers, Darlington, living in Stanley.

Paul Dummett: (Newcastle 26.09.1991) See Premier League list.

Franck Dumas: see Premier League list.

John Duncan:
(Glasgow, Scotland, 10.12.1926)
living in Ayr. 

Scott Duncan: (Dumbarton, Scotland, 02.11.1888) RIP 10.1976
Rangers (Scotland), Manchester United (wartime), Celtic (Scotland) (wartime), Partick Thistle (Scotland) (wartime), Dumbarton (Scotland), Cowdenbeath (Scotland), Hamilton Academical M (Scotland), Cowdenbeath M (Scotland), Manchester United M Ipswich Town M, Ipswich Town Sec.

Kieron Dyer: see Premier League list.

Keith Dyson: (Consett, 10.02.1950) 
Blackpool, Lancaster City, living in Northumberland.

Reserve/Junior:

Liam Davison:
(pob tbc, 29.09.1992)
Carlisle United.

Daniel Davison: (Newcastle, 11.11.1947) Barrow.

Ian Dawes (Aldershot, 05.01.1965)
Northampton Town.

James Debbage:
(10.09.1988) 
Plymouth Argyle,  Bristol City (trial), New Hartley Juniors, Whitby Town, Ashington, Bradford City (trial), Blyth Spartans (trial)

Geoff Denton: tbc

Lee Desmond: (Dublin, Ireland, 22.01.1995) 
Ipswich Town (trial), Shelbourne (Ireland), St. Patricks Athletic (Ireland)

Nicky Deverdics: (Gateshead, 24.11.1987) 
Gretna (Scotland) (trial), Gateshead, Blackpool (trial), Bedlington, Gretna (Scotland), Barnet, Blyth Spartans, BÍ/Bolungarvík (Iceland), Team Northumbria, Alfreton Town, Newcastle Benfield, Gateshead (trial), TB Tvøroyri (Faroes), Tadcaster Albion, Dover Athletic, Hartlepool United, Dover Athletic (loan), Wrexham, Gateshead, Blyth Spartans.

Stuart Dickinson: tbc

Pedro Miguel Ferreira Dimas: (Dexira, Portugal, 22.04.1982) 
Livingston (Scotland) (trial), Montpellier (France) (trial), Sporting lisbon (Portugal) (trial), Desportiva de Lousada (Portugal), Hartlepool United (trial), Farense (Portugal), Louletano (Portugal), Sporting Clube de Espinho (Portugal).

Tony Dinning: (Wallsend, 12.04.1975) 
Wigan Athletic, Stoke City (loan), Wigan Athletic, Ipswich (loan), Bristol City (loan then permanent), Port Vale (loan then permanent), Stockport County (P/C), Chester City (trial then permanent), Grays Athletic (loan), Gateshead (loan), Hednesford Town, Stafford Rangers, Bridgnorth Town, retired.

Johnny Dixon: (Hebburn, 10.12.1923) RIP 01.2009
Spennymoor United, Aston Villa, Aston Villa C.

Kevin Dixon:  
Port Vale (trial), Preston North End (trial), Walsall (trial), Carlisle United (trial), Wimbledon (trial), Derry City (Ireland) (trial), Swindon Town (trial). 

Thomas Dixon (Newcastle, 08.06.1929) 
West Ham United, Reading, Brighton and Hove Albion, Workington, Barrow.

Paul Dobson: (Hartlepool, 17.12.1962)
Hartlepool United, Horden Colliery Welfare, Hartlepool United, Torquay United, Doncaster Rovers, Scarborough, Halifax Town (loan), Hereford United (loan), Lincoln City, Darlington, Gateshead.

Archie Dodds: (Durham, 03.11.2007)
CP (junior)

Brian Dodsworth: (Newcastle, 10.01.1988) 
Rushden & Diamonds, Esh Winning, Newcastle Benfield Bay Plastics, Bedlington Terriers, Consett, Newcastle Benfield, Ryton & Crawcook Albion, Heaton Stannington, Team Northumbria, Heaton Stannington.

Shane Donaghey: (Newcastle, 15.09.1998)
Wigan Athletic (trial), Fram Larvik (Norway), Torsby IF (Sweden), Valdres FK (Norway), West Allotment Celtic, Newcastle Blue Star, West Allotment Celtic.

Gerry Donaghue: (Sunderland, DOB tbc)
South Shields tbc, Scarborough tbc.

Josh Donaldson: (POB/DOB tbc) CP

Robert Donaldson: (South Shields, 26.02.1921) RIP 1990
Hartlepool United

Paul Donnelly:
tbc

George Dorrington: (Bristol, 17.06.1997) 
Manchester United, Huddersfield Town, Ashton United (loan), Huddersfield Town, Mangotsfield United.

Ryan Dougherty: (POB tbc/DOB tbc)
CP (junior)

Ben Drennan: (Sunderland, 14.01.1997) 
Barnsley, unattached.

Michael Dryden: tbc

Alfred Dunmore: (South Shields, 01.01.1911) RIP 11.1991
Derby County, Southampton.

Paul Dunn:  
York City (trial), Bedlington Terriers, Morpeth Town, Ashington, North Shields.


Coaching/Management:

Kenny Dalglish: (Glasgow, Scotland 04.03.1951) 
Celtic Director of football, Celtic M, Liverpool Ambassador, Liverpool M, Liverpool Ambassador.

Elliott Dickman: (POB tbc, 11.10.1978)
South Shields AM, South Shields IM.

Richard Dinnis:
(Blackburn, 11.12.1942) 
Philadelphia Fury (USA) C, Blackburn Rovers C, Vancouver Whitecaps (Canada) YC, Bristol City S/AM, Middlesbrough C, Al-Ittihad (Saudi Arabia) C, Accring Stanley C, Barrow M, Bolton Wanders AC, Burnley AC, Pundit, BBC Radio Lancashire.

Willie Donachie: (Glasgow, Scotland 05.10.1951) 
NUFC YC, NUFC C, Monserrat C.

Trialists:

Flavio Da Silva:
Sporting Lisbon (Portugal), Benfica (Portugal), unattached, NUFC (trial July 2016)

Gary Davies:
Ipswich Town, NUFC 1984, South Shields

Michael Devine:
(Cobh, Ireland, 19.03.1971)
Middlesbrough, NUFC (trial April 1992), Northallerton Town, Cobh Ramblers (Ireland), Waterford (Ireland), Cork City (Ireland), Fermoy FC (Ireland), Cobh Wanderers (Ireland) retired Jan 2018.

Ally Dick:
(Stirling, Scotland, 25.04.1965)
Spurs, Ajax, NUFC (trial November 1988), Wimbledon (trial), Brighton (trial), Frankston Pines (Australia), Morwell Falcons (Australia), Hiedelberg United (Australia), Seven Stars (South Africa), Alloa Athletic (Scotland), Stirling Albion (Scotland) C.

Callum Douglas:

Elche (Spain), NUFC (youth trial July 2015), Jove Español (Spain)

John Doyle:
(Fremont, California, USA 16.04.66)
(NUFC 1999) Orgryte (Sweden), VfB Leipzig (Germany), Atalanta Ruckus (USA), San Jose Clash (renamed Earthquakes) (USA), AC then General Manager, San Jose Earthquakes (USA).

Steve Doyle: (Neath, Wales 02.06.1958)
(NUFC 1982) Huddersfield Town, mackems, Hull City, Rochdale. 

Maikel Drummen:
(POB tbc, 19.08.1976)
DBS (Netherlands), RKVV Brabantia (Netherlands), PSB Eindhoven (Netherlands), UDI’19/Beter Bed (Netherlands), RKSV Schijndel (Netherlands),
Wilhelmina 08 (Netherlands), Maasmechelen (Belgium), SV Panningen (Netherlands), DESK (Netherlands), RKVVO Veldhoven (Netherlands).


Key:

If no letter, then player or:

C=
Coach, M=Manager, AC= Assistant Coach AM = Assistant Manager, D=Director, JM=Joint Manager MD=Managing Director, RC= Reserve Coach, AD = Academy Director, AAD = Academy Asst. Director  S=Scout Sec=Secretary

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