Richard Barker

NameRichard Ian Barker
Born30th May 1975 in Sheffield
RolePlayer, Opposition Player, Opposition Manager
Period at Club2007-2009
Playing Record *57 Starts + 16 Subs = 73 Games (rank 254th)
27 Goals (rank 63rd)
Managerial Record *0 matches; 0 wins, 0 draws, 0 losses
* Competitive first team matches only

Barker lined up against Pools on New Years Day 2007 but two days later he had made the move north as Wilson got his man. He proved to be a key signing, adding strength and know-how to the front line and contributing 9 goals in his 18 starts as Pools bounced back to League One at the first time of asking. The team had an inconsistent season following promotion, but Barker continued to contribute his share of goals and he finished top scorer with sixteen.

In 2008/09 Wilson began the season with James Brown and Joel Porter as his preferred strikers with Barker having to settle for a substitute`s role. At the beginning of October the club brought Kevin Kyle in on loan from Coventry and, perhaps sensing that his opportunities would be even more limited, Barker took the chance to go out on loan himself, and he rejoined his former club Rotherham United on a three month deal.

On New Years Day 2009, almost exactly two years after joining Pools, Barker signed for Rotherham on a permanent deal. In total he scored 27 goals in his 73 games for Pools and finished as top scorer in both seasons that he finished at the club. Sadly for Barker, the move to Rotherham was short-lived. He missed the remainder of the season due to a knee injury that proved serious enough to force his retirement in May 2009.

DateEvent Description 
30 May 1975201Born in Sheffield 
03 Jan 200727Transferred to Pools from Mansfield Town 
06 Jan 2007101Made first team debut in Football League match against Shrewsbury Town[view]
27 Sep 2008101Made last appearance for first team in Football League match against Leicester City[view]
03 Oct 200810Joined Rotherham United on loan. Three months 
01 Jan 200924Returned to Pools from loan spell at Rotherham United 
02 Jan 200927Transferred to Rotherham United 

Appearances and Goals

Season First Team (League) First Team (Other) Reserves Youth Team
TOTALS 49132341 83400 000 000
2006/07  180921 00000 000 000
2007/08  3151320 70300 000 000
2008/09  08100 13100 000 000

Goals Breakdown

Competition Goals HomeAway/Neutral Scored 1Scored 2Scored 3+ Penalties
TOTALS 27 189 1750 10
Football League 23 167 1540 10
FA Cup 2 02 010 0
League Cup 1 10 100 0
Football League Trophy 1 10 100 0
Team Level:
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2006/07 06 Jan 2007Football LeagueShrewsbury TownAD1-1Started0 00n/an/a
2006/07 13 Jan 2007Football LeagueMilton Keynes DonsHW1-0Started010n/an/a
2006/07 20 Jan 2007Football LeagueWrexhamAD1-1Started1 00n/an/a
2006/07 27 Jan 2007Football LeagueBuryHW2-0Started010n/an/a
2006/07 10 Feb 2007Football LeagueWalsallHW3-1Started1 00n/an/a
2006/07 17 Feb 2007Football LeagueTorquay UnitedAW1-0Started0 00n/an/a
2006/07 20 Feb 2007Football LeagueMacclesfield TownHW3-2Started1 00n/an/a
2006/07 24 Feb 2007Football LeagueBoston UnitedAW1-0Started0 00n/an/a
2006/07 03 Mar 2007Football LeagueHerefordHW3-2Started0 00n/an/a
2006/07 09 Mar 2007Football LeagueLincoln CityHD1-1Started1 00n/an/a
2006/07 17 Mar 2007Football LeagueStockport CountyAD3-3Started2 00n/an/a
2006/07 25 Mar 2007Football LeagueDarlingtonAW3-0Started0 00n/an/a
2006/07 30 Mar 2007Football LeagueChesterHW3-0Started1 00n/an/a
2006/07 07 Apr 2007Football LeagueBarnetAL1-2Started0 00n/an/a
2006/07 09 Apr 2007Football LeagueAccrington StanleyHW1-0Started1 00n/an/a
2006/07 14 Apr 2007Football LeagueWycombe WanderersAW1-0Started1 00n/an/a
2006/07 20 Apr 2007Football LeagueNotts CountyHD1-1Started0 00n/an/a
2006/07 28 Apr 2007Football LeagueRochdaleAL0-2Started001n/an/a
2007/08 17 Jul 2007FriendlyNewcastle UnitedHL1-3Sub0 00#000000#CCCCCC
2007/08 24 Jul 2007FriendlyRKC WaalwijkAW3-1Started1 00#000000#CCCCCC

Games featuring Richard Barker as an opposition player

Team Level:
SeasonDateCompetitionOppositionVenue ScoreRoleGoalsCards
1998/99 31 Oct 1998Football LeagueBrighton and Hove AlbionAL2-3Started0 00n/an/a
1998/99 20 Mar 1999Football LeagueBrighton and Hove AlbionHD0-0Started0 00n/an/a
1999/00 27 Nov 1999Football LeagueMacclesfield TownAD3-3Started1 00n/an/a
1999/00 19 Feb 2000Football LeagueMacclesfield TownHL1-4Started2 00n/an/a
2000/01 16 Sep 2000Football LeagueMacclesfield TownHD2-2Started1 00n/an/a
2006/07 12 Sep 2006Football LeagueMansfield TownHW2-0Started0 00n/an/a
2006/07 01 Jan 2007Football LeagueMansfield TownAW1-0Started0 00n/an/a

Games featuring Richard Barker as an opposition manager

2011/12 17 Sep 2011Football LeagueBuryHW 003-0n/an/a
2011/12 28 Feb 2012Football LeagueBuryAW 002-1n/an/a
2012/13 20 Oct 2012Football LeagueCrawley TownHL 000-1n/an/a
2012/13 27 Apr 2013Football LeagueCrawley TownAD 002-2n/an/a
SeasonDateCompetitionOppositionVenueScoreCards ForCards Against
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