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Dave Hillier

Postby The GFP » May 21st, 2012, 7:42 pm

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Full Name : David Hillier
Date Of Birth : 19th December 1969
Place Of Birth : Blackheath, London, England
Height : 5ft 10" (1.75m)
Weight : 10st 1lb (64kg)
Position : Central Midfield
Foot : Right
Twitter : @davehillierr
Team Supported As A Child : Arsenal
Total Transfer Fees : £265,000

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Career Summary
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Arsenal Games : 143
Arsenal Goals : 2
Arsenal Debut : 25th September 1990 - Chester City 0-1 Arsenal (League Cup)
Last Arsenal Game : 24th August 1996 - Leicester City 0-2 Arsenal (Premier League)
International : England U21 - 1 Game & 0 Goals

1979 (Jul) : Joined Charlton Athletic as a Schoolboy
1983 (Jul) : Joined Arsenal as an Apprentice
1996 (Nov) : Sold to Portsmouth (£250k)
1999 (Feb) : Loaned to Bristol Rovers
1999 (Feb) : Returned to Portsmouth
1999 (Feb) : Sold to Bristol Rovers (£15,000)
2002 (Aug) : Released Bristol Rovers
2002 (Aug) : Signed for Barnet
2002 (Sep) : Left by Barnet
2003 : Signed for Clevedon Town
? : Released by in Clevedon Town
? : Berrow Boys
? : Retired

Coaching Career
2008 (Jun) - Hired as Oldland Abbotonians Manager
2009 (Jun) - Left as Oldland Abbotonians Manager (Oldland Abbotonians Manager For 38 Games)
2010 (Jun) - Hired as Almondsbury UWE Manager

Non Football Career
Fireman in Bristol
Commentator for Arsenal TV

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Career In Detail
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1984/85
Arsenal : 0 Games & 0 Goals
Arsenal Reserves/Youths : 1 Game & 0 Goals
South East Counties - 1 Game & 0 Goals

1985/86
Arsenal : 0 Games & 0 Goals
Arsenal Reserves/Youths : 6 Games & 1 Goal
South East Counties - 6 Games & 1 Goal

1986/87
Arsenal : 0 Games & 0 Goals

1987/88
Arsenal : 0 Games & 0 Goals
Arsenal Reserves/Youths : 49 Games & 5 Goals
Combination Football - 25 Games & 1 Goal
South East Counties - 13 Games & 2 Goals
South East Counties League Cup - 1 Game & 0 Goals
FA Youth Cup - 9 Games & 2 Goals
Southern Junior Floodlit Cup - 1 Game & 0 Goals
Friendlies - 8 Games & 3 Goals *Not included in the stats

1988/89
Arsenal : 0 Games & 0 Goals

1989/90
Arsenal : 0 Games & 0 Goals

1990/91
Arsenal : 22 Games & 0 Goals
Division 1 - 16 Games & 0 Goals
FA Cup - 4 Games & 0 Goals
League Cup - 2 Games & 0 Goals
Arsenal Reserves/Youths : 16 Games & 1 Goal
Combination Football - 16 Games & 1 Goal
Friendlies - 8 Games & 1 Goal *Not included in the stats

1991/92
Arsenal : 29 Games & 1 Goal
Division 1 - 27 Games & 1 Goal
FA Cup - 1 Game & 0 Goals
Charity Shield - 1 Game & 0 Goals
Arsenal Reserves/Youths : 4 Games & 0 Goals
Combination Football - 4 Games & 0 Goals
Friendlies - 13 Games & 2 Goals *Not included in the stats

1992/93
Arsenal : 43 Games & 1 Goal
Premier League - 30 Games & 1 Goal
FA Cup - 5 Games & 0 Goals
League Cup - 8 Games & 0 Goals

1993/94
Arsenal : 22 Games & 0 Goals
Premier League - 15 Games & 0 Goals
FA Cup - 3 Games & 0 Goals
League Cup - 1 Game & 0 Goals
Cup Winners Cup - 3 Games & 0 Goals

1994/95
Arsenal : 18 Games & 0 Goals
Premier League - 9 Games & 0 Goals
FA Cup - 2 Games & 0 Goals
League Cup - 2 Games & 0 Goals
Cup Winners Cup - 4 Games & 0 Goals
UEFA Super Cup - 1 Game & 0 Goals

1995/96
Arsenal : 7 Games & 0 Goals
Premier League - 5 Games & 0 Goals
League Cup - 2 Games & 0 Goals
Arsenal Reserves/Youths : 16 Games & 3 Goals
Combination Football - 16 Games & 3 Goals
Friendlies - 4 Games & 0 Goals *Not included in the stats

1996/97
Arsenal : 2 Games & 0 Goals
Premier League - 2 Games & 0 Goals

1996/97
Portsmouth : 23 Games & 2 Goals
Division 1 (Tier 2) - 21 Games & 2 Goals
FA Cup - 2 Games & 0 Goals

1997/98
Portsmouth : 32 Games & 3 Goals
Division 1 (Tier 2) - 30 Games & 2 Goals
League Cup - 2 Games & 1 Goal

1998/99
Portsmouth : 17 Games & 1 Goal
Division 1 (Tier 2) - 16 Games & 0 Goals
League Cup - 1 Game & 1 Goal

1998/99
Bristol Rovers : 13 Games & 0 Goals
Division 2 (Tier 3) - 13 Games & 0 Goals

1999/00
Bristol Rovers : 33 Games & 0 Goals
Division 2 (Tier 3) - 30 Games & 0 Goals
FA Cup - 1 Game & 0 Goals
League Cup - 1 Game & 0 Goals
Associate Members Cup - 1 Game & 0 Goals

2001/02
Bristol Rovers : 24 Games & 2 Goals
Division 2 (Tier 3) - 19 Games & 1 Goal
FA Cup - 4 Games & 0 Goals
League Cup - 1 Game & 1 Goal

2001/02
Bristol Rovers : 33 Games & 0 Goals
Division 3 (Tier 4) - 27 Games & 0 Goals
FA Cup - 4 Games & 0 Goals
League Cup - 2 Games & 0 Goals

2002/03
Barnet : 6 Games & 0 Goals
Conference - 6 Games & 0 Goals

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Honours
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Arsenal
1990-91 : Division 1 Champions
1991-92 : Charity Shield


Managerial Career

Oldland Abbotonians
2009-10 : Les Phillips Cup

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Re: David Hillier

Postby The GFP » April 25th, 2013, 5:20 pm

Thanks to Dave for sending me photos of him in his Bristol Rovers days

His clubs web site - http://www.auwefc.co.uk/club/109704/Pla ... management

Dave's interview with 'The Guardian' - http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2008 ... portsmouth
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Re: David Hillier

Postby The GFP » May 7th, 2013, 7:30 pm

Facts on Dave's Arsenal career

1 loss in first 10 games

2 losses in first 24 games

5 interesting games Dave played in (as steve asked for)

Dave's first ever game at any level for Arsenal :

Arsenal 6-1 Leyton Orient (South East Counties League)
18th April 1986 (Dave was 17)

Nicky Hammond
Donato Russo (David Rocastle)
Micky Thomas
Wesley Reid
Patrick Dolan
Fredricks
Paul Smith (David Hillier)
Daniel Rebuck
Paul Merson
Greg Allen
Alan Caven

Goals - Rebuck 2, Merson 2, Allen, O.G

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1987/88 FA Youth Cup

2nd round - Millwall 1-5 Arsenal
3rd round - Wimbledon 1-2 Arsenal
4th round - Southampton 1-2 Arsenal
5th round - Crew 1-1 Arsenal
5th round replay- Arsenal 5-1 Crew
Semi-Final 1st leg - Arsenal 1-1 Nottingham Forest
Semi-Final 2nd leg - Nottingham Forest 0-3 Arsenal

Final First Leg 29th April 1988
Doncaster Rovers 0-5 Arsenal (Kevin Campbell 3, Ball, Ray Lee) *8,500

Alan Miller
Lee Francis
Jim Carstairs
Dave Hillier
Al Hannigan
Steve Morrow
Neil Heaney
Frances Cagigao
Kevin Campbell (Ray Lee)
Steve Ball (Pat Scully)
Gary McKeown


Final Second Leg 3rd May 1988
Arsenal 1-1 Doncaster Rovers (Gary McKeown) *4,800

Alan Miller
Lee Francis
Jim Carstairs
Dave Hillier
Al Hannigan
Steve Morrow
Neil Heaney
Frances Cagigao
Kevin Campbell
Steve Ball (Ray Lee)
Gary McKeown

Dave started all 9 games scoring 2 goals v Millwall & Crew (away)

Kevin Campbell scored 12 goals in 9 games in the cup & 51 goals that season

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1 game from being another invincibles

During 1990/91 Arsenal won the league and only lost 1 game all season away at Chelsea 2-1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIPznj9VQvA

Seaman
Dixon
Bould
Linighan
Winterburn

Limpar
Thomas
Davis
Merson

Smith
Groves

Graeme Stuart scored from a miss-placed clearance header by winterburn
Dave came on for Steve Bould at 0-1 down
with 1 min to go Kerry Dixon score to make it 2-0 after Linighan fell over Graeme Stuart who passed it to Dixon
Alan Smith scored in 92nd min

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6th Apr 1995 - Arsenal 3-2 Sampdoria - Cup Winners Cup Semi-final 1st leg (38,809 at Highbury)
34 - Bould
36 - Bould
51 - Jugović
69 - Wright
77 - Jugović

Seaman
Dixon
Bould
Adams
Winterburn

Schwarz
Hillier
Merson
Parlour

Wright
Hartson

We lost the 2nd leg 3-2 after being 3-1 down with 2 mins to go

then won 3-2 on pens

14 - Mancini
61 - Wright
82 - Bellucci
85 - Bellucci
88 - Schwarz

Dave started both games as the manager was Stewart Houston as GG had been sacked 6 weeks before

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