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50 Past Players From The Walks 0

50 Past Players From The Walks

Number 49 Danny Bloomfield Born 28/07/82, as a youngster he had trials with both Luton Town and Colchester United before joining Felixstowe and Walton United. When 18 years old the striker came on as substitute and scored in Norwich City Reserves 4-0 victory over Gillingham on 14th December 2000. He signed for Norwich City in January 2001 on a contract to last until the end of the season.

He was offered a one year full-time contract on 10th May 2001. After the start of the 2001/02 season he joined Kings Lynn on a months loan in November 2001 and scored on his debut against Grantham. His stay was extended into December before it was decided he would return to Norwich and go out on loan to another Football League side.

He played again for Norwich Reserves but in March 2002 he was released. He had trial games for Cambridge United, Southend United and Bournemouth and was invited back for pre-season training at the start of the 2002/03 season. He did however start pre-season with Cambridge United before going to train with Bournemouth, then returning to East Anglia to play for Cambridge City against Cambridge United.

He signed a one year rolling contract with Bournemouth in August 2002. He went on loan to Cambridge City in mid October 2002 and signed permanently for them in November 2002 and stayed until the end of the 2003/04 season. He rejoined King s Lynn on May 16th 2004 signing a two year deal with the then Dr Martens Eastern Division champions.

There were rumours of a move on a number of occasions until on 2nd January 2006, he was finalising a transfer to Histon for an undisclosed five figure fee believed to be over 5000. This transfer was completed on 2nd February 2006 He transferred to Wivenhoe for a five figure sum in December 2006. He managed to score just once in twelve appearances for Wivenhoe before he returned to King s Lynn in a surprise transfer at the beginning of March 2007 on a two year deal with the Linnets.

After helping Lynn to the Southern League title, Danny found it hard to break into the Lynn team competing in the Conference South during 2008/9 and on 28th November 2008, he parted company with Lynn by mutual consent and signed for Cambridge City. On 5th March 2009 he left and signed for AFC until the end of the 2009/10 season. Bloomers stayed with the club until 25th January 2010 when he was released and joined Lowestoft Town on a two year contract.

He played for The Trawlermen against AFC on 16th November 2010. On 23rd December 2010 he was released by mutual consent and signed for Wroxham. On 19th July 2011 he was playing for Needham Market and on 20th he was announced by them as having signed for the 2011/12 season.

He played throughout the season and on 31st May the club stated he would be remaining for the 2012/13 season. On 16th October 2012 he was announced as becoming player/coach with The Marketmen . Needham announced on 22nd January 2013 that he wanted to prolong his playing career and put coaching on hold, and that a deal had been for him to join Hadleigh United.

During the last week of March 2013 he left Hadleigh and returned to Needham to coach the academy and playing with them in the club s reserve side. On 25th September 2013 he came on as a substitute in an FA Cup tie for the Bloomfields club. He was still playing with Needham Reserves in April 2014.

On 25th May 2014 he had left and gone back to his original club Felixstowe and Walton United as Assistant First Team manager, but also with the intention of continuing his playing career. This lasted until 6th February 2015 when he resigned the position. He had suffered a knee injury and had not played as much as he wanted to and wanted to get fit and also concentrate on his business interests.

However on 24th February he had re-joined AFC to bring some experience to the club s Res/U21 s side. The then Linnets Director of Football Kevin Boon added He has been our number one target for the last six months and we have worked our socks off to get him here. He is quality and it s a massive coup for the club.

This signing demonstrates we are serious about a crack at the title. Danny undoubtedly could play at a higher level but hopefully that will be with us. . Danny s fond memories of his loan spell at Lynn in 2001/2 was a major factor.

Danny commented Ever since leaving really I have looked for an opportunity to come back. Once I knew of Lynn s interest that was it. The club is going places, I don t want to be at this level for long and they feel the same way.

Danny made a fine start to his Linnets career scoring a hat-trick against Team Bath on the opening day of the Southern League 2004/5 season

Kettering Town provide Linnets test. 0

Kettering Town provide Linnets test.

The Linnets continue their Bank Holiday schedule with a trip to Kettering Town on Monday (3PM) . Town were again frustrated on home soil on Saturday afternoon by Paulton Rovers who returned home to Bristol with a point following a 0 0 draw. The one bright spot was Toby Hilliard s display coming from the bench a showing that has given the youngster a possible start in Gary Setchell s starting line up for Monday.

Toby came on and showed some pace and energy which scared Paulton to death said Setchell. He is raw but keen to learn and I have no hesitation about putting him in the team . It s another tough one for us but we seem to be able to play with more of a freedom away from home at the moment and I would love to see us keep that up .

The trip is a sentimental one for Setchell who played for the Poppies at Wembly in an FA Trophy final.

I have some very happy memories of my time there but that is now history and I am now employed by King s Lynn.

It will be very nice to hopefully see a few old faces but all of that can wait until after the game , I am there on business and the aim is to return home with three points .