Vital Football

Latest Blackpool FC News

March Is Mike Sheron Month!

March Is Mike Sheron Month!

March's fixture list has somewhat bizarrely pitted Blackpool against a further four sides that ex-Seasider Mike Sheron played for - Norwich, Barnsley, QPR and Stoke. A good opportunity therefore to look at the career of a striker who commanded transfer fees of over £5 million in a 15 year career.

Mike Sheron (born 11 January 1972 in Liverpool) played as a striker for several football clubs, including Manchester City, Norwich City, Queens Park Rangers and Stoke City. Sheron was capped by England at under-21 level.

Sheron started his career with Manchester City, whom he joined as a schoolboy. His first league appearance came in March 1991 on loan at Bury, for whom he played five times. His Manchester City debut came in the 1991-92 season in a match against Everton. Sheron a total of 29 appearances over the course of the season, scoring seven times. The majority of Sheron's Manchester City appearances were in a striking partnership with Niall Quinn, particularly in the 1992-93 season when Sheron scored 14 goals. Following the arrival of Paul Walsh and Uwe Rosler in March 1994, Sheron's first team opportunities become limited, and in August 1994 he joined Norwich City for a fee of £1,000,000. His time at Norwich was not a happy one. Struggling with injuries, Sheron scored just two league goals for Norwich, and moved to Stoke City in October 1995 in a player exchange deal that took Keith Scott to Carrow Road. Sheron performed considerably better for Stoke, scoring 39 goals in 72 starts, prompting Queens Park Rangers to pay £2.35 million for his services. After 18 months at QPR, the club were facing financial difficulties, and as one of the highest wage earners, Sheron was sold to Barnsley for £1.5 million. Sheron spent four years at Barnsley, making more appearances for them than for any of his other clubs.

Towards the end of his playing career Sheron had short spells at several lower division clubs, playing for Blackpool, Macclesfield and Shrewsbury.

During his time with the Seasiders Sheron netted 8 goals in 38 league appearances, most notably a fine strike at Hartlepool. He will also be fondly remembered for his goal at Sheffield Wednesday in the second leg of the LDV Northern Final which virtually made the tie safe for Blackpool. Sheron also featured in the side that beat Southend 2-0 in the Final at the Millennium Stadium.

After leaving Shrewsbury, Sheron signed for Warrington Town of the Unibond League who he briefly played for before hanging up his boots to join the club's coaching staff. In June, 2007 Sheron was appointed youth team manager at Bury.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:Sandgroanun
Date:Tuesday March 4 2008
Time: 1:29PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Mike bloody Sheron, what is he up to now?
will it ever happen
04/03/2008 18:34:00
0
To quote Stewart Houston to the then Chairman Chris Wright, "Give me Mike Sheron and I'll give you the Premiership" What a bunch of planks.
Boxer
04/03/2008 23:49:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackpool Articles

No More Quarter Final Replays For Blackpool

Should Blackpool progress through to an FA Cup quarter final from the 2016/17 season onwards, the game will no longer be subject to a replay.

Southern In Oyston Talks?

It's being said that Keith Southern is one of the men speaking to Karl Oyston about becoming the new manager of Blackpool.

Blackpool Spurn Scunthorpe's Potts Advances?

It's being reported that Blackpool have turned down an official offer for midfielder Brad Potts.

Blackburn & Bury In Pre Season

Blackpool have today confirmed two of the summer friendlies the side will face as they prepare for life in League Two in 2016/17.

Archived Vital Blackpool Articles

Vital Blackpool articles from
As featured on NewsNow: Real Madrid news
Real Madrid News 24/7  

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Blackpool
Write For Vital Blackpool
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Peterborough MotM
Suggested By:
Doyle14%
White3%
McAlister3%
Robertson3%
Potts3%
Redshaw7%
Aldred51%
Philliskirk7%
Norris3%
Higham3%
Blyth3%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Wigan 46 24 15 7 87 37
P Burton 46 25 10 11 85 20
3 Walsall 46 24 12 10 84 22
4 Millwall 46 24 9 13 81 24
5 Bradford 46 23 11 12 80 15
6 Barnsley 46 22 8 16 74 16
7 Scunthorpe 46 21 11 14 74 13
8 Coventry 46 19 12 15 69 18
9 Gillingham 46 19 12 15 69 15
10 Rochdale 46 19 12 15 69 7
11 Sheff Utd 46 18 12 16 66 5
12 Port Vale 46 18 11 17 65 -2
13 Peterborough 46 19 6 21 63 9
14 Bury 46 16 12 18 60 -17
15 Southend 46 16 11 19 59 -6
16 Swindon 46 16 11 19 59 -7
17 Oldham 46 12 18 16 54 -14
18 Chesterfield 46 15 8 23 53 -12
19 Fleetwood 46 12 15 19 51 -4
20 Shrewsbury 46 13 11 22 50 -21
R Doncaster 46 11 13 22 46 -16
R Blackpool 46 12 10 24 46 -23
R Colchester 46 9 13 24 40 -42
R Crewe 46 7 13 26 34 -37
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Blackpool Results (view all)

Blackpool Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.premier 1182
2.Layton_Seasider156
3.Bear1951142
4.Albert Ramsbottom90
5.BobHatton87
6.SeasideEssexXile86
7.Hastings64
8.DEVONLAD52
9.whitey194246
10.bfcpete34