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Paul Mariner (born Bolton, Lancashire, May 22, 1953) was a centre forward with Ipswich Town and England in the 1970s and 1980s. Image File history File links Paul_Mariner. ... Location within the British Isles Arms of Bolton, the motto is Latin for Overcome your hinderance Bolton is a town in the Greater Manchester urban area in England, and traditionally part of Lancashire. ... Lancashire is a county of England, lying on the Irish Sea. ... May 22 is the 142nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (143rd in leap years). ... 1953 (MCMLIII) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... This article is about football players. ... Ipswich Town Football Club is the professional football club of Ipswich, in East Anglia, England. ... First International Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Largest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Northern Ireland; 18 February 1882) Worst defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First... The 1970s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1970 and 1979. ... The 1980s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1980 and 1989. ...


Mariner started his career as an amateur player at non-league club Chorley, close to his Lancashire roots, and his style at the helm of their attack caught the attention of Plymouth Argyle, for whom he signed in 1973. The word amateur has at least two connotations. ... Plymouth Argyle Football Club, also known as the Pilgrims and based in Plymouth, are one of only two football clubs in the Football League to play in a principally green home strip. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ...


So began an impressive scoring record with the Devon club, with 56 goals in 135 appearances coming before Bobby Robson, who had been personally monitoring Mariner's progress, took him to Ipswich for 220,000 pounds. Mariner chose Ipswich ahead of a similar offer from West Ham United. The inner harbour, Brixham, south Devon, at low tide Devon is a large county in South West England, bordering on Cornwall to the west, Dorset and Somerset to the east. ... Sir Bobby Robson Sir Robert William Robson KBE, known as Sir Bobby Robson (born February 18, 1933) is a football manager and former football player. ... The pound sterling is the official currency of the United Kingdom (UK). ... West Ham United Football Club are a professional English football club based in East London. ...


Mariner made his debut in September 1976 and quickly settled into the Ipswich side as an old-fashioned number 9 - ie, a forward capable of taking hard tackles and rough treatment from defenders but willing to give it back, while also scoring a fair share of goals. Received wisdom suggests that Mariner was only a 'target-man'-type centre forward, but he scored plenty of goals with his feet and had the skill to create his own chances on the deck, rather than relying entirely from service through the centre and via the flanks. September is the ninth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four Gregorian months with 30 days. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... For the 1980s arcade game Defender, see Defender (game). ...


Such was Mariner's impact that six months after joining Ipswich, he made his England debut as a substitute in a 5-0 win over Luxembourg at Wembley and played from the beginning in the following game against Northern Ireland in the British Home Championship at Windsor Park, Belfast. He impressed in both games, though didn't score and was not selected for the next six matches. During this period, Ipswich finished third in the First Division, with Mariner contributing ten goals from 28 games. A substitute is a player in football who is brought on to the pitch during a match in exchange for an existing player. ... Old Wembley Stadium (1923-2000) Wembley Stadium is a soccer stadium in Wembley, London, England, which is currently being rebuilt. ... First International Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; February 18, 1882) Largest win Northern Ireland 7 - 0 Wales (Belfast, Northern Ireland; February 1, 1930) Worst defeat Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; February 18, 1882) World Cup Appearances 3 (First in 1958) Best result Quarterfinals, 1958 European Championship Appearances none... The British Home Championship (also known as the Home International Championship) was an annual football competition contested between the UKs four national teams, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (Ireland before 1921-1922), from the 1883-1884 season until the 1983-1984 season. ... Windsor Park is the home ground of the Northern Irish football (soccer) club, Linfield FC, in Belfast. ... Belfast (Béal Feirste in Irish) is a city in the United Kingdom, and the second-largest city on the island of Ireland. ... From the 1992-1993 to the 2003-2004 season, the Football League First Division was the highest division of The Football League and the second-highest division in the overall English football league system. ...


Mariner's third England cap came in the return World Cup qualifier in Luxembourg, scoring a last-minute goal in a 2-0 win which England really needed to win by much more in order to give themselves half a chance of qualifying for the 1978 World Cup in Argentina. By now, Mariner had become one of a number of 'target man'-type centre forwards for England coach Ron Greenwood to select from, with the likes of Stuart Pearson and Bob Latchford also on the scene. It was Mariner, however, who would get the nod for the majority of the time. The 1978 Football World Cup was held in Argentina. ... Ron Greenwood was manager of the English national football team from 1977 until 1982. ... Stuart Pearson born June 21, 1949 in Hull was a English football player. ... Robert Dennis Bob Latchford was born in Birmingham on 18 January 1951. ...


Meanwhile, at club level, Mariner was having a mixed time. He scored eleven goals in 37 appearances for Ipswich, which maintained his England aspirations, but the team underperformed in the First Divison and finished a lowly 18th. However, they reached the FA Cup final at Wembley where they memorably beat Arsenal 1-0. Mariner hit the woodwork with one chance and generally caused havoc to the Arsenal defence, earning him the Man Of The Match award afterwards. The FA Cups trophy is also known as the FA Cup. ... Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are a football club based in north London. ...


Greenwood decided not to select Mariner for England throughout 1979, although he enjoyed his most productive spell for Ipswich in front of goal that season, hitting 13 in 33 matches. It wasn't until 1980 that Mariner won a sixth England cap - almost exactly two years after his fifth - and he scored England's goal in a surprising 4-1 defeat against Wales at Wrexham. He stayed in the reckoning thereafter, scoring in a 2-1 win over Australia in Sydney in the final game before England took to the field for the 1980 European Championships. Mariner was named in Greenwood's squad for the tournament, despite not kicking a ball during the whole qualifying campaign. This page refers to the year 1979. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... First International Scotland 4 - 0 Wales (Glasgow, Scotland; 26 March 1876) Largest win Wales 11 - 0 Ireland (Wrexham, Wales; 3 March 1888) Worst defeat Scotland 9 - 0 Wales (Glasgow, Scotland; 23 March 1878) World Cup Appearances 1 (First in 1958) Best result Quarter-finals, 1958 European Championship Appearances none (First... Wrexham (pronounced Recsam, and in Welsh spelt Wrecsam) is an industrial town in north Wales. ... Sydney is the state capital and most populous city of the Australian state of New South Wales, as well as Australias largest and oldest city (founded in 1788). ... The 1980 European Football Championship (Euro 80) final tournament was held in Italy. ...


He didn't play in the opening 1-1 draw versus Belgium in Turin but came on as a sub in the remaining two group matches - a defeat against Italy and a victory over Spain, which ensured England's elimination from the competition. Turin (Italian Torino) is a major industrial city in north-western Italy, capital of the Piedmont region, located mainly on the west bank of the Po River. ...


Mariner maintained his England place as his Ipswich goalscoring record continued to improve - 17 from 41 games had come in 1980 and Ipswich made the early running as the next season got underway. England began their qualifying campaign for the 1982 World Cup with a conclusive 4-0 win over Norway, with Mariner scoring a superb goal with a deft turn and shot from 25 yards. He was, however, left out of the next game, which turned into a gruesome 2-1 defeat against Romania in Bucharest. Greenwood put him back in the side a month later for a now vital match against Switzerland, and Mariner scored the opener in a 2-1 win. 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... The 1982 Football World Cup was held in Spain. ... Bucharest (Romanian: BucureÅŸti ) is the capital city and industrial and commercial centre of Romania. ...


Ipswich were challenging for three trophies as the 1981 season approached its climax, with Mariner again to the fore, scoring 13 times in 36 matches. However, they were to miss out on two domestic fronts, with Aston Villa winning the First Division (after Ipswich failed to beat Middlesbrough) and Manchester City defeating Ipswich in the semi-finals of the FA Cup. But in the UEFA Cup, Mariner was proving to be a real hero as glory beckoned. 1981 (MCMLXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Aston Villa redirects here. ... Middlesbrough Football Club are an English football team, commonly known as The Boro. They are currently in the FA Premier League. ... Manchester City Football Club is a massive football club based in Manchester, United Kingdom. ... UEFA Cup logo The UEFA Cup is a football competition for European club teams. ...


He scored twice in the early rounds as Ipswich progressed to a tasty quarter final against St √Čtienne. In the first leg in France Mariner put two away as Ipswich went 4-1 up, and added another as Ipswich completed the task in the second leg. After winning the semi-final, Mariner scored again in the first leg of the final against AZ Alkmaar as Ipswich coasted to a 3-0 lead, ultimately winning the competition 5-4 on aggregate. Weeks later, Greenwood put him back in the England side as the World Cup qualification campaign resumed with a defeat in Switzerland, a vital victory in Hungary and a shock defeat in Norway. It appeared that they may miss out on the World Cup finals for an unthinkable third tournament in a row. Association Sportive de Saint-Étienne Loire, (ASSE or A.S. Saint-Étienne) is a French football team, playing in the city of Saint Étienne. ... AZ Alkmaar is a football club from Alkmaar, the Netherlands. ... Look up Aggregate in Wiktionary, the free dictionary The term aggregate may refer to— in communication, to collect messages from multiple sources for presentation together, as in an RSS (file format) aggregator or News aggregator. ...


But results elsewhere miraculously went their way, meaning England only needed to beat Hungary at Wembley in the final game to guarantee qualification. It was Mariner who scored the only goal in a 1-0 win, though he got it via a stumble which saw him score via a deflection rather than an actual shot on goal. But it was enough.


Injuries to both Achilles tendons restricted Mariner's football over the next few months, and he only scored eight times in 25 games for Ipswich. But in the five final England warm-up matches prior to the World Cup in Spain, he scored four times, including a stunning solo run and strike against Holland at Wembley. He was named in Greenwood's squad and started the first match of the tournament, against France. Posterior view of the foot and leg, showing the Achilles tendon (tendo calcaneus). ... First International Belgium 1 - 4 Netherlands (Antwerp, Belgium; 30 April 1905) Largest win Netherlands 9 - 0 Norway (Rotterdam, Netherlands; 1 November 1972) Worst defeat Netherlands 2 - 12 England Amateur (The Hague, Netherlands; 1 April 1907) World Cup Appearances 7 (First in 1934) Best result Runners-up, 1974 and 1978 European...


England went into a 2-1 lead thanks to a brace from Bryan Robson - the first of which was the World Cup Finals' quickest-ever goal - before Mariner slammed home a close-range volley to complete an impressive 3-1 win. It was his eleventh international goal in his 22nd match - an admirable ratio of one goal every other game. It was his also his sixth consecutive scoring game for England - a feat only previously achieved by Jimmy Greaves. Bryan Robson, OBE (born Chester-le-Street, County Durham, January 11, 1957) is a former England footballer who also captained and coached his country. ... James Peter Jimmy Greaves (born 20 February 1940) was an English football player, and more recently a televsion pundit. ...


Greenwood selected Mariner for the rest of the tournament but he didn't score again and England went out in the second phase after two disappointing goalless draws. Mariner is best remembered for dragging a gutted Kevin Keegan to his feet in support after the England captain, on as a substitute after a tournament ruined by injury problems, sank to his knees, head in hands, missed an open goal with a header which would have sent England into the semi-finals. Joseph Kevin Keegan, MBE (born February 14, 1951 in Armthorpe, Yorkshire) is a former English football coach and player. ... An x-ray of a human knee In human anatomy, the knee is the leg joint connecting the femur and the tibia. ...


Mariner's club boss Robson subsequently became England coach and he continued to select him as the qualification campaign for the 1984 European Championships got underway. Mariner continued to score frequently for Ipswich, whose young and vibrant side had started to age and break up. The 1984 European Football Championship (Euro 84) final tournament was held in France. ...


England's qualification campaign faltered, though Mariner scored in consecutive pool matches against Hungary and Luxembourg - the latter of which would prove to be his 13th and final England goal. By the time he next played for England, he was an Arsenal player, with the Gunners taking him from Ipswich in February 1984 for £150,000. By now Mariner was nearly 31, but he still initially performed well for Arsenal, scoring seven times in the final fifteen games of the season. But age was starting to get the better of him; and he only scored nine goals in 41 games in 1984-85. Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are a football club based in north London. ... This page is about the year 1984. ...


Mariner won two more England caps but a sign of things to come had arrived in the shape of Mark Hateley, a tall but skilful young striker exactly in the Mariner mould. Hateley came on as a substitute for Mariner in a friendly victory over East Germany in September 1984, before Mariner picked up his 35th and final cap in a goalless draw against Romania in May 1985, a qualifier for the 1986 World Cup. Mark Hateley (born November 7, 1961) was a thuggish English football (soccer) player who played as a centre-forward. ... First International Poland 3 - 0 East Germany (Warsaw, Poland; 21 September 1952) Last International Belgium 0 - 2 East Germany (Brussels, Belgium; 12 September 1990) Largest win Ceylon 1 - 12 East Germany (Colombo, Ceylon; 12 January 1964) Worst defeat 0 - 3, 12 times; 1 - 4, three times World Cup Appearances 1... This article is about the month of May. ... This article is about the year. ... The 1986 Football World Cup was held in Mexico from May 31 to June 29. ...


Meanwhile, at his club Mariner could barely get a game, only playing nine times in 1985-86, including one match as a emergency centre half. In the summer of 1986 Arsenal's new manager George Graham gave Mariner a free transfer; in all he played 80 times for Arsenal, scoring 17 goals. He signed for Portsmouth, where he spent two seasons. He saw out his career at Maltese side Naxxar Lions, and then back home with Chorley and Bury Town. In the sport of football (soccer), each of the eleven players in a team are assigned to a particular named position on the field of play. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... George Graham (born November 30, 1944) Scottish football player and manager. ... In football (soccer), a free transfer involves a team releasing a player once their contract has expired. ... Founded in 1898, Portsmouth Football Club are an English association football club, based in the south coast city port of Portsmouth. ... Bury Town Football Club is an amateur football club based in Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk. ...


After retiring, Mariner set up a management company for footballers before being approached to go to the United States of America to coach the Albany Capitals of the old APSL. He has remained in the States since, first as an assistant coach at Harvard University, and currently at the New England Revolution as second-in-command to former Liverpool and Scotland defender Steve Nicol. The United Soccer Leagues First Division is a professional mens soccer league in North America. ... Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of the Ivy League. ... Year Founded 1995 League Major League Soccer Stadium Gillette Stadium Coach Steve Nicol, 2002- All-Time Leaders* Games Ted Chronopoulos, 144 Goals Taylor Twellman, 64 Assists Steve Ralston, 40 Shutouts Matt Reis, 13 First Game Tampa Bay Mutiny 3 - 2 New England Revolution (Tampa Stadium; April 13, 1996) Largest Win... Liverpool Football Club (also known simply as Liverpool), an English football club based in the North-West of England, are the current champions of Europe and the most successful team ever to have played in English football. ... First International Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Largest win Scotland 9 - 0 Wales (Glasgow, Scotland; 23 March 1878) Worst defeat Uruguay 7 - 0 Scotland (Basel, Switzerland; 19 June 1954) World Cup Appearances 8 (First in 1954) Best result Round 1, all European Championship Appearances 2 (First... Steve Nicol (born Irvine, Scotland, December 11, 1961) was a tough and talented defender who played in the all-conquering Liverpool team of the 1980s. ...


Mariner married his first wife Alison in 1976; they divorced in 1989. He has three sons from that marriage. He now has a second wife, Dedi. Marriage is a relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ... Marriage is a relationship that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ... Divorce or dissolution of marriage is the ending of a marriage before the death of either spouse, which can be contrasted with an annulment which is a declaration that a marriage is void, though the effects of marriage may be recognized in such unions, such as spousal support, child custody... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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Paul Mariner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1649 words)
Paul Mariner (born Farnworth, Lancashire, May 22, 1953) is a former association football player, who played as a centre forward for Plymouth Argyle, Ipswich Town, Arsenal and England during the 1970s and 1980s.
Mariner started his career as an amateur player at non-league club Chorley, close to his Lancashire roots, and his style at the helm of their attack caught the attention of Plymouth Argyle, for whom he signed in 1973.
Mariner is best remembered for dragging a gutted Kevin Keegan to his feet in support after the England captain, on as a substitute after a tournament ruined by injury problems, sank to his knees, head in hands, missed an open goal with a header which would have sent England into the semi-finals.
The Player (2858 words)
Paul was the captain of his school squad, and he spent many Saturdays at a local stadium called Bumden Park, where he stood on terraces-seatless sections favored in many English football facilities-watching the Bolton Wanderers play their home games.
Mariner stood in the back, singing along with some rousing chorus, and was delighted when he looked into the audience and saw astonishment on metal fans' faces.
Mariner came in as a ringer for the English press side, says Harris, and "took that game as seriously as a regular game." He was also helpful to younger players, easy with advice, shunning the hazing rituals beloved of veteran athletes when rookies join the team.
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