Stuart Nicholson


Stuart Nicholson

Infobox Football biography
playername = Stuart Nicholson


fullname = Stuart Ian Nicholson
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1987|2|3
cityofbirth = Newcastle upon Tyne
countryofbirth = England
height = height|ft=5|in=10
position = Striker
currentclub = Newcastle Blue Star
clubnumber =
youthyears =
youthclubs =
years = 2005–2008
2006–2007
2007
2007
2008
2008
clubs = West Bromwich Albion
Bristol Rovers (loan)
Bristol Rovers (loan)
Shrewsbury Town (loan)
→ Wrexham (loan)
Newcastle Blue Star
caps(goals) = 06 (0)
10 (2)
12 (4)
14 (1)
13 (0)
nationalyears =
nationalteam =
nationalcaps(goals) =
pcupdate = 19:50, 6 July 2008 (UTC)
ntupdate =

Stuart Ian Nicholson (born February 3, 1987) is an English footballer, currently playing for Newcastle Blue Star after being released by West Bromwich Albion. Nicholson, who plays as a striker, is a former England Under-19 international.

Career

Nicholson, made his debut for Albion on January 17, 2006, coming on as an extra-time substitute in a 3–2 FA Cup defeat away at Reading. He made his Premiership debut four days later in the 1–0 loss against Sunderland at The Hawthorns, when he replaced Nathan Ellington, whom he describes as his childhood hero.cite news
date=2006-11-15
url=http://www.bristolrovers.premiumtv.co.uk/page/News/NewsDetail/0,,10328~929209,00.html
title=How Stuart became hooked on Gas
publisher=bristolrovers.co.uk
accessdate=2007-05-07
] He won the West Bromwich Albion Young Player of the Year award for 2005–06 and earned the nickname "The Knife" for his sharpness in front of goal. [cite news
date=2006-09-25
url=http://www.wba.premiumtv.co.uk/page/News/0,,10366~901733,00.html
title=It's Nich the Knife!
publisher=West Bromwich Albion F.C.
accessdate=2008-08-09
] He was given a place in the first team squad for the 2006-07 season, and marked his first start with a goal against Leyton Orient on August 24 in the first round of the League Cup.

Nicholson joined Bristol Rovers on loan in November 2006. Unusually for someone born in the north-east of England, he has been a fan of the club since being given a Bristol Rovers shirt as a present when he was 14. The loan was due to last three months, but Nicholson was recalled four weeks early by West Brom, [cite news
date=2007-01-19
url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/west_bromwich_albion/6280157.stm
title=West Brom recall Pirates loanee
publisher=BBC Sport
accessdate=2007-05-07
] before returning to Bristol Rovers for a second loan spell during the same season. [cite news
date=2007-02-01
url=http://www.bristolrovers.premiumtv.co.uk/page/News/NewsDetail/0,,10328~973352,00.html
title=Nicholson is high on Gas
publisher=bristolrovers.co.uk
accessdate=2007-05-07
]

He scored a brace on March 172007 against Notts County and followed it up with the winner against Stockport County on March 20, both games at the Memorial Stadium. A stomach injury then kept him out of the team, and his loan spell was cut short in April when he returned to West Brom to have a hernia operation. [cite news
date=2007-04-26
url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/west_bromwich_albion/6597261.stm
title=Nicholson ends Rovers loan spell
publisher=BBC Sport
accessdate=2007-05-07
]

In August 2007 Nicholson joined Shrewsbury Town on a scheduled season-long loan. [cite news
date=2007-08-16
url=http://www.wba.premiumtv.co.uk/page/News/0,,10366~1093434,00.html
title=Nicholson joins Shrewsbury on loan
publisher=West Bromwich Albion F.C.
accessdate=2007-08-16
] However, by December he had found the net just once for the Shrews in 14 league appearances. On December 18 it was announced that he had returned to Albion due to an ongoing "personal problem", with his loan spell at Shrewsbury set to be officially ended in January. [cite news
date=2007-12-18
url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/s/shrewsbury/7149985.stm
title=Nicholson sent back to West Brom
publisher=BBC Sport
accessdate=2007-12-22
] On 18 January 2008 Nicholson joined Wrexham on a three month loan deal. [cite news
date=2008-01-18
url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/wrexham/7195476.stm
title=Quartet join Wrexham with one out
publisher=BBC Sport
accessdate=2008-01-18
] In April Albion confirmed that they would release the player in the summer when his existing contract expires.cite news
date=2008-04-09
url=http://www.wba.premiumtv.co.uk/page/News/0,,10366~1285239,00.html
title=Nicholson to leave Baggies
publisher=West Bromwich Albion F.C.
accessdate=2008-04-09
] He signed for Newcastle Blue Star in August 2008.cite news| url=http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football-newcastle/2008/08/29/starring-role-for-ace-stuart-nicholson-72703-21632545/|title=Starring role for ace Stuart Nicholson|date=August 29, 2008|publisher=Evening Chronicle (England)|accessdate=2008-09-02]

References

External links

*soccerbase|id=43230|name=Stuart Nicholson
* [http://www.wba.premiumtv.co.uk/page/ProfilesDetail/0,,10366~36165,00.html West Bromwich Albion player profile]

Persondata
NAME= Nicholson, Stuart
ALTERNATIVE NAMES= Nicholson, Stuart
SHORT DESCRIPTION=English professional footballer
DATE OF BIRTH= 1987-02-03
PLACE OF BIRTH= Newcastle upon Tyne, England
DATE OF DEATH=
PLACE OF DEATH=


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