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Matt Tubbs
Tubbs, Matt.jpg
Tubbs pictured in 2011
Personal information
Full nameMatthew Stephen Tubbs[1]
Date of birth(1984-07-15) 15 July 1984 (age 28)[1]
Place of birthSalisbury, England
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Playing positionStriker
Club information
Current clubBournemouth
Number18
Youth career
Bolton Wanderers
Bournemouth
Dorchester Town
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2003Dorchester Town?(?)
2003–2010Salisbury City245(107)
2008Bournemouth (loan)8(1)
2010–2012Crawley Town65(49)
2012–Bournemouth9(1)
National team
2007England C2(2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:30, 22 August 2012 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15:54, 9 March 2012 (UTC)
 
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Matt Tubbs
Tubbs, Matt.jpg
Tubbs pictured in 2011
Personal information
Full nameMatthew Stephen Tubbs[1]
Date of birth(1984-07-15) 15 July 1984 (age 28)[1]
Place of birthSalisbury, England
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Playing positionStriker
Club information
Current clubBournemouth
Number18
Youth career
Bolton Wanderers
Bournemouth
Dorchester Town
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2003Dorchester Town?(?)
2003–2010Salisbury City245(107)
2008Bournemouth (loan)8(1)
2010–2012Crawley Town65(49)
2012–Bournemouth9(1)
National team
2007England C2(2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:30, 22 August 2012 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15:54, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

Matthew Stephen "Matt" Tubbs (born 15 July 1984) is an English footballer who plays for Bournemouth as a striker.

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Club career

Salisbury City

Born in Salisbury, Wiltshire,[1] Tubbs signed for Salisbury City from Dorchester Town and scored on his debut in a 5–1 win against Fleet Town. He has helped 'The Whites' rise through the leagues, becoming a regular goalscorer within the side. In the 2005–06 season he was one of the players who helped Salisbury pick up promotion and as a reward was picked out in the Southern Premier League's Team of the Year.[2]

The following season, he was again a major part of City's success in the Conference South, scoring many important goals for the side. He scored an equaliser against Nottingham Forest in the second round of the FA Cup to take the tie to a replay, in front of the BBC cameras.[3] He got sent off for the fourth time of the season against his former club, Dorchester Town. This resulted in a six game ban for the striker.[4] In the Conference South Play-Off Final, he scored the winner in the 81st minute to send his side to the Conference National.[5] This was the 30th goal of the season for the striker,[6] and he was rewarded with an England National Game XI call up that summer.[7]

He scored on his international debut, before picking up an injury which left him out of the remainder of the Four Nations Tournament.[8] During the same summer, he was linked with a £100,000[9] move to Leicester City. However, he committed his long-term future to Salisbury by signing a full-time contract with the club.[10] In the season to follow, he scored his 100th goal for the club in a 3–3 draw against Histon, with a last minute equaliser,[11] and finished as the club's leading goalscorer.

On 20 November 2008, Tubbs returned to former side Bournemouth on loan until the new year, in a move to reduce playing costs at Salisbury.[12] During his time back at Dean Court, Tubbs made just eight league appearances and scored on one occasion. was expected to sign for the Bournemouth when the transfer window opened on 1 January 2009, but Jimmy Quinn was After his return from loan, he struggled for form, scoring only three goals in the 2008–09 season.

He remained with the club, despite much speculation surrounding his future. In the 2009–10 season, he scored many goals to help the club climb out of the relegation zone after a points deduction for going into administration. 2010 saw the club demoted two leagues for 'breaking rules'. On 10 February 2010 it was announced that Tubbs had committed to a further two years to the Whites.[13]

Crawley Town

On 1 July 2010, Tubbs signed a two-year deal with Conference National club Crawley Town for a club record fee, officially undisclosed but later confirmed to be £55,000.[14] In Crawley Town's FA Cup tie against Swindon Town on 27 November 2010, Tubbs scored Crawley's equaliser in the 1–1 draw.[15][16] In January 2011, Tubbs scored the only goal in Crawley's 1-0 win over Torquay United in the fourth round of the FA Cup, which meant Crawley would face Manchester United in the fifth round. Tubbs played in the 1–0 loss to Manchester United in the fifth round tie on 19 February 2011. He was named in the Conference Team of the Year for the 2010–11 season after Crawley won the title and so promotion to League Two.[17] His first season at the club was sensational, scoring 40 goals in 47 appearances.

In his second season with the club at League Two, Tubbs goalscoring exploits for Crawley led club attracting interest in signing Tubbs since the start of 2011–12 season and became the top scorer at League Two until his move. Tubbs have also led Crawley finished the year of 2011 top of League Two; a positive start to their first campaign in league football. After his move to Bournemouth, the club won just two league games out of a possible fourteen and the club form slipped. Despite this, Crawley secured League One promotion. Tubbs played in the important role in the FA Cup when he scored a winning goal against Bristol City in Round 3 and did it again when he scored a winning goal against Hull City in Round 4 but in Round 5, Crawley went on to lose Stoke City 2-0

Bournemouth

On 30 January 2012, Tubbs signed for League One club Bournemouth for a fee believed to be in the region of £800,000 on a three-and-a-half year contract and will wear the number 25 shirt.[18] He then scored on his debut for his new club against Exeter City in a 2-0 win and set-up Scott Malone for a second goal in the match.[19] After scoring his first goal on his debut, Tubbs expressed his relief and delight on scoring on his debut and told BBC Radio Solent "On your debut you want to try and get your first goal as quickly as you can and I was lucky enough to get mine tonight (Tuesday),It was great to be back. This is my home-town club and the one I supported as a kid. The standing ovation at the end was nice."[20] His move to Bournemouth from Crawley Town left manager Steve Evans to "shedding a tear" when he tried right up until the final minutes to try and persuade Tubbs to stay but opted to move to Bouremouth [21] , even Tubbs says it was a tough decision to leave Crawley.[22]

Since then, Tubbs once again struggled for form at Bouremouth at his half season before suffered a undergoing a groin operation which led Tubbs to miss the rest of the season on 4 April 2012 and has not played since 10 March against Sheffield Wednesday in a 3-0 loss.[23]

International career

Tubbs has earned two caps for England C in which he scored one goal in each game.[24]

Honours

Salisbury City
Crawley Town

Career statistics

As of 3 March 2012.
ClubSeasonLeague[A]FA CupLeague CupOther[B]Total
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Salisbury City2003–04[25]422100004221
2004–05[26]3281000338
2005–06[27]271600423118
2006–07[28]301742764125
2007–08[29]421610004316
2008–09[30]3231010343
2009–10[31]402644745134
Total2451071161912275125
Bournemouth (loan)2008–09[30]8100000081
Crawley Town2010–11[32]413763104840
2011–12[33]24124521103118
Total654910821207958
Bournemouth2011–12[33]6100000061
Career totals3241582114212112368185

Footnotes

A. ^ The "League" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the Football League, Football Conference, Southern Football League and Isthmian League.
B. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the FA Trophy, Football League Trophy and play-offs.

References

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  2. ^ "City Quartet Named In Pick of League Side". Salisbury Journal. 28 June 2006. http://archive.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/2006/6/28/269871.html. Retrieved 1 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "This One's For Bes...". Salisbury Journal. 7 December 2006. http://archive.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/2006/12/7/291891.html. Retrieved 1 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Six Game Ban for City Striker". Salisbury Journal. 22 February 2007. http://archive.salisburyjournal.co.uk/2007/2/22/304053.html. Retrieved 1 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "Salisbury City 1 Braintree Town 0 (Play-off Final)". Salisbury Journal. 16 May 2007. http://archive.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/2007/5/16/318736.html. Retrieved 1 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "30 up for star striker Tubbs...and the most important yet". Salisbury Journal. 15 May 2007. http://archive.salisburyjournal.co.uk/2007/5/15/318499.html. Retrieved 1 July 2010. 
  7. ^ "England call-up for Tubbs". Salisbury Journal. 16 May 2007. http://archive.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/2007/5/16/318738.html. Retrieved 1 July 2010. 
  8. ^ "Tubbs injury rules him out of England tournament". Salisbury Journal. 25 May 2007. http://archive.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/2007/5/25/320341.html. Retrieved 1 July 2010. 
  9. ^ "City dismiss Tubbs transfer speculation". Salisbury Journal. 27 May 2007. http://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/news/1429247.city_dismiss_tubbs_transfer_speculation.html. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "Tubbs signing heralds brave new era for City". Salisbury Journal. 6 June 2007. http://archive.salisburyjournal.co.uk/2007/6/6/321928.html. Retrieved 1 July 2010. 
  11. ^ "Tubbs joins the ton-up club". Salisbury Journal. 21 March 2008. http://archive.salisburyjournal.co.uk/2008/3/21/373626.html. Retrieved 1 July 2010. 
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  14. ^ "Breaking News: Matt Tubbs stitches up". Crawley Town F.C. http://www.crawleytownfc.com/page/LatestNews/0,,11025~2593675,00.html. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
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  18. ^ "AFC Bournemouth sign Crawley Town striker Matt Tubbs". BBC Sport. 2012-01-30. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/16794214. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
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  22. ^ "Tubbs: It was tough to leave". Sky Sports. 31 January 2012. http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11719/7468298/. Retrieved 2 June 2012. 
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  26. ^ Appearances and goals for this season are taken from:
    "Player Details: Season 2004–2005". SoccerFactsUK. http://www.soccerfactsuk.co.uk/s2004/player_details.php?playerid=8709. Retrieved 2011-02-18. 
    "Season 2004/2005:". Sportbox.tv. http://www.sportbox.tv/football/players/player.php?playerid=120888&season=2005. Retrieved 2011-02-18. 
  27. ^ Appearances and goals for this season are taken from:
    "Player Details: Season 2005–2006". SoccerFactsUK. http://www.soccerfactsuk.co.uk/s2005/player_details.php?playerid=8709. Retrieved 2011-02-18. 
    "Season 2005/2006:". Sportbox.tv. http://www.sportbox.tv/football/players/player.php?playerid=120888&season=2006. Retrieved 2011-02-18. 
  28. ^ "Season 2006/2007:". Sportbox.tv. http://www.sportbox.tv/football/players/player.php?playerid=120888&season=2007. Retrieved 2011-02-18. 
  29. ^ "Season 2007/2008:". Sportbox.tv. http://www.sportbox.tv/football/players/player.php?playerid=120888&season=2008. Retrieved 2011-02-18. 
  30. ^ a b "Season 2008/2009:". Sportbox.tv. http://www.sportbox.tv/football/players/player.php?playerid=120888&season=2009. Retrieved 2011-02-18. 
  31. ^ "Season 2009/2010:". Sportbox.tv. http://www.sportbox.tv/football/players/player.php?playerid=120888&season=2010. Retrieved 2011-02-18. 
  32. ^ Appearances and goals for this season are taken from:
    "Season 2010/2011:". Sportbox.tv. http://www.sportbox.tv/football/players/player.php?playerid=120888&season=2011. Retrieved 2011-02-18. 
    "Dartford 1-0 Crawley Town - Jet setting Champion's wonder strike dumps favourites out of FA Trophy". Kentishfootball.co.uk. 2010-12-14. http://www.kentishfootball.co.uk/mambo/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6376&Itemid=37. Retrieved 2011-02-18. 
  33. ^ a b "Games played by Matt Tubbs in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. http://www.soccerbase.com/players/player.sd?player_id=45368&season_id=141. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 

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