Kevin Phillips
English footballer
Kevin Phillips
Kevin Mark Phillips is an English footballer who plays as a striker for Blackpool. Phillips was the Premier League top scorer in the 1999–2000 season with 30 goals for Sunderland, a tally which won him the European Golden Shoe. He remains the only Englishman to win the trophy. He also had spells at Watford, Southampton, Aston Villa, West Bromwich Albion, and Birmingham City.
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Student drug accused appears in Dunedin District Court - The Southland Times
Google News - over 1 year
The Southland Times Student drug accused appears in Dunedin District Court The Southland Times A university student has been granted name suppression after being charged with importing and supplying drugs through the dark web. The 25-year-old appeared before Judge Kevin Phillips in the Dunedin District Court on Tuesday, charged with supplying ... and more »
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Leicester extend lead, Reading hit seven
Yahoo News - about 3 years
Leicester moved five points clear at the top of the Championship with a 1-0 win over Leeds, while promotion rivals Reading thrashed Bolton 7-1 on Saturday. Nigel Pearson's side are firmly on course for automatic promotion to the Premier League after a dramatic late victory at Elland Road. Former England striker David Nugent landed the decisive blow, surging through after a dummy from new signing Kevin Phillips to scramble in an 88th-minute winner as Leicester racked up a sixth straight league victory. At the Madejski Stadium, Adam Le Fondre scored a first-half hat-trick as rampant Reading thrashed Bolton to move into the play-off spots.
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Leeds United v Leicester City: Veteran Phillips to make Foxes debut at Elland Road
Yorkshire Evening Post - about 3 years
Kevin Phillips could make his Leicester City debut at the age of 40 tomorrow after joining the Championship leaders in time to play against Leeds United. The former England international linked up with his ninth professional club on Wednesday, leaving Crystal Palace to sign for Leicester until the end of the season, and he is likely to feature in City’s squad at Elland Road. Phillips’ remarkable career in the Premier League and Football League has spanned 20 years and Leicester moved to take him to the KP Stadium despite their squad sitting three points clear at the top of the Championship. Leicester manager Nigel Pearson said: “The opportunity to sign a player of Kevin’s experience and know-how doesn’t come along too often. I’m delighted that we’ve been able to add him to our squad. “He’s a player I know well, he’s a fantastic professional with multiple promotions to his name, and he’ll bring some great qualities to the group, both on and off the pitch.” Phillips has been added t ...
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Soccer-Veteran Phillips leaves Palace as Pulis seeks reinforcements
Yahoo News - about 3 years
Veteran Kevin Phillips, who scored the penalty that secured Crystal Palace's promotion to the Premier League last season, has left the club, manager Tony Pulis said on Thursday. Phillips, 40, is one of the oldest players to appear in the Premier League. Pulis, speaking to reporters before Palace's London derby at Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, explained: "He had a six-month contract and that has run out. "I had a good chat with Kevin and he wants to get closer to home, which is the Midlands, which I understand." Phillips, who made his league debut for Watford nearly 20 years ago and has played for eight clubs, scored with an extra-time penalty against Watford to give Palace a 1-0 win in the Championship playoff final at Wembley in May which sealed their return to the Premier League after an eight-year absence.
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Brothers sentenced over scorpion possession - New Zealand Herald
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Manawatu Standard Brothers sentenced over scorpion possession New Zealand Herald Two brothers were yesterday sentenced to 150 hours' community work and two months' community detention by Judge Kevin Phillips in the Queenstown District Court, after previously admitting charges relating to the possession, sale and disposition of ... Scorpions sting Scorpion-smuggling brothers sentencedTVNZ Community work for scorpion killersThe Farming Show all 5 news articles »
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Markice Delshawn Brider, 29
LATimes - over 3 years
Markice Delshawn Brider, a 29-year-old black man, was shot and killed Monday, Sept. 23, in the 2200 block of East 114th Street in Watts, according to L.A. County coroner’s records. Brider was walking eastbound on East 114th street near a gym in the Imperial Courts housing projects when four men drove up in a minivan and two people exited and began firing, said Los Angeles Police Det. Supervisor Sal LaBarbera. Brider attempted to flee but was shot multiple times while lying on the ground, LaBarbera said. Brider was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:51 p.m., said coroner’s spokesman Ed Winter. The shooting is believed to be related to another homicide that occurred 10 minutes earlier near the Nickerson Gardens public housing projects, LaBarbera said. In that slaying, Kevin White, 44, was gunned down in the 1600 block of East 114th Street. Anyone with information can call the Criminal Gang Homicide Division at (213) 485-4341. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Sto ...
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Adam Morganstern: Organic Wine vs. Sustainable Wine
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Kevin Phillips thinks organic is a complete scam - so why is he farming one of Lodi’s most renowned vineyards organically? Bechthold Vineyards is the oldest continuously-farmed vineyard in Lodi, originally planted in 1886. It’s only 25 acres, but the grapes are highly prized by clients like Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon, Abe Schoener of Scholium Project and Turley Wine Cellars. Of the 800 acres of vineyards Phillips oversees for Michael-David Winery (founded by his father and uncle), Bechtold is the only one farmed organically. The rest are farmed under Lodi Rules - a sustainable program that Kevin prefers for both economic and environmental reasons. What are your thoughts on organic grape growing? I think organic is a complete scam. It’s a faulty premise to think something is specifically better just because you don’t use a synthetic product in the growth of the fruit. Why are you farming Bechtold Vineyards organically then? These producers [Bonny Doon, Sch ...
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#WombFire Of The Week: Meet Legend!
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Wombfire (noun, hashtag) 1. a child so amazingly cute that they figuratively set your womb ablaze. 2. when your reproductive system (i.e. womb) tingles with maternal excitement, potentially breaks out into Beyoncé choreography and/or prompts spontaneous family planning (i.e. running home to make a baby). 3. hashtag used to illustrate flurry of emotion described above (i.e. "This baby is giving me major #wombfire" or "#Wombfire alert!") Cutie: Legend Pearl Phillips Age: 4 1/2 years old Mom: Eishia Brightwell (Model) Dad: Kevin Phillips (Actor) Hometown: Harlem, New York City What's the best thing about raising a child in New York City? I love that Legend gets to see so much diversity and culture -- she sees people from all walks of life. I believe that it has made her heart even bigger. Her awareness of homeless people and wanting to always help them, lets me know I'm raising her right. She has a huge place in her heart for those less fortunate. (Note: Eishia and Kevin ...
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The neglected regionalism of these United States
Discover Magazine - over 3 years
Non-Hispanic White vote for John McCain 2008 according to National Exit Polls Red = 100% for McCain Blue = 100% for Obama As we come up to the day celebrating American independence from the Britain there will be the standard revelries and reflections. Personally, I have no problem with that. A modicum of patriotism seems healthy in all, and if appropriately channeled a surfeit is often useful in the populace as a way to maintain civic engagement. That being said I did admit that in the positive and descriptive sense I am far more ambivalent about the consequences and rationale for the rebellion than I was as a child. I don’t accept that the American revolution was indisputably about Virginia gentry who wished to avoid financial ruin, New England fundamentalists yearning for oppression of Quebecois Catholics, or upcountry Scots-Irish chafing at the bit to explode into the western hinterlands, heretofore restrained by the Empire. But I believe that this narrative is as true as the st ...
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Phillips Fires Up Crystal Palace
Wall Street Journal - almost 4 years
Substitute Kevin Phillips scored on an extra-time penalty kick for Crystal Palace to sink Watford, 1-0, and return to the Premier League for the first time in eight years.
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Soccer-Striker Phillips puts Palace back in Premier League
Yahoo News - almost 4 years
LONDON, May 27 (Reuters) - Veteran striker Kevin Phillips scored an extra-time penalty as Crystal Palace ended an eight-year Premier League absence by beating Watford 1-0 in the Championship (second tier) playoff final at Wembley on Monday. Former Watford forward Phillips, 39, secured Palace's promotion to the top flight when he drove his spot-kick high into the net in the 105th minute after Manchester United-bound forward Wilfried Zaha was brought down by Marco Cassetti. ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kevin Phillips
  • 2015
    Age 41
    On 17 September 2015, Phillips was appointed as assistant coach to Paul Clement at Derby County.
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  • 2014
    Age 40
    With Leicester already confirmed as champions, Phillips played his final career game in the last match of the season, against Doncaster Rovers on 3 May 2014, and was substituted in the 65th minute.
    More Details Hide Details Following his retirement from football, Phillips was offered a coaching role and remained at Leicester City as assistant first team coach for the club's first season back in the Premier League.
    On 28 April 2014, he announced his intention to retire from football at the conclusion of the 2013–14 season.
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    Phillips' second goal for Leicester, his first at home, came in the 3–1 victory over former club Blackpool on 15 March 2014.
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    On 1 February 2014, Phillips scored his first goal for the club against Bournemouth, heading in winger Anthony Knockaert's cross.
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    The striker made his debut on 18 January 2014 against Leeds United, coming on as a substitute for Jamie Vardy, helping create the opportunity that saw fellow former England international David Nugent score the winning goal of the game.
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    On 15 January 2014, Leicester City confirmed that they had signed Phillips on a short-term contract until the end of the season.
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  • 2013
    Age 39
    On 31 December 2013, Crystal Palace confirmed that Phillips would leave the club by mutual consent in January.
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    Crystal Palace confirmed on 20 July 2013 that Phillips had joined the club on a one-year deal.
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    Steve Parish indicated in the Croydon Advertiser that Phillips had agreed to a one-year deal with Palace in July 2013.
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    On the last day of the January 2013 transfer window, Phillips signed on loan to Crystal Palace until the end of the 2012–13 season.
    More Details Hide Details He made his debut as a half-time substitute in the 2–1 win at home to Charlton Athletic, after being 1–0 down prior to his introduction, and scored his first goal for the Eagles in their next game, against his former club Watford at Vicarage Road. Palace were again trailing when he came off the bench, 2–0 down with half an hour remaining, and Phillips scored the equaliser as the side fought back to achieve a 2–2 draw. Phillips' hat-trick, scored in eight minutes either side of half-time in a 4–2 defeat of Hull City, made him the oldest scorer in Palace's history at 39 years 7 months. This is also the club's fastest ever hat-trick in the league, beating the previous record set by Dougie Freedman in 11 minutes in a 5-0 win against Grimsby Town exactly 17 years before. On 27 May, he came on as a substitute in the play-off final and converted an extra-time penalty to secure Palace's promotion to the Premier League at the expense of former club Watford.
  • 2012
    Age 38
    In a five-game spell in January and February 2012, he came off the bench to score late equalising goals in three league matches, two of which Blackpool went on to win, and, in his first start for three months, converted a 93rd-minute penalty against Sheffield Wednesday in the fourth round of the FA Cup to force a replay.
    More Details Hide Details Phillips finished the season as the club's top scorer, with 17 goals in all competitions, and won their goal of the season for his equaliser against Cardiff City, described in The Observer as "a lovely lob punishing goalkeeper David Marshall for a punched clearance that lacked the required distance. Phillips took the ball down on his chest, picked his spot and scored with consummate skill and accuracy". Phillips took up the option to extend his Blackpool contract for a further year, but scored only twice from 18 appearances before following manager Ian Holloway to Championship rivals Crystal Palace.
  • 2011
    Age 37
    On 10 July 2011, Phillips signed a one-year deal with Football League Championship club Blackpool.
    More Details Hide Details On 14 August, he scored both of Blackpool's goals in their 2–1 league victory over Peterborough United, on his home debut. He again scored twice a few days later, including a last-minute equaliser, in a 2–2 draw away at Brighton & Hove Albion. On 5 November, Phillips scored the only goal of the game against Millwall within three minutes of coming on as a substitute.
  • 2010
    Age 36
    He signed a one-year contract extension ahead of the 2010–11 season, but missed the start through injury.
    More Details Hide Details He went on to make five league starts, but his major contribution came in the League Cup. Facing League One club Brentford, Phillips scored a stoppage-time equaliser and converted his penalty in the shootout by which Birmingham progressed to the quarter-final. They went on to reach the final, where Phillips received his first winners' medal in a cup competition, albeit as an unused substitute, as Birmingham defeated favourites Arsenal 2–1. Birmingham finished 18th in the League, so were relegated to the Championship, and Phillips was one of several players to leave the club when their contracts expired at the end of the season.
    Against Wolverhampton Wanderers, he came off the bench to score twice in the last ten minutes and win the game, and on 27 March 2010, 1–0 down at home to Arsenal, a 92nd-minute clearance by Bacary Sagna deflected off Phillips' face via the goalkeeper into the net for his 250th career goal.
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  • 2008
    Age 34
    He made his debut on the opening day of the 2008–09 season against Sheffield United, coming on as a substitute to score a stoppage time winner in a 1–0 victory.
    More Details Hide Details Phillips continued his scoring run with goals in his next two games, against Southampton and Barnsley, "lashed in a stinging low drive" against Reading that earned him the club's Goal of the Season award, and finished the season with 14 goals in all competitions. His 14th, to take a two-goal lead in a 2–1 win against promotion rivals Reading on the last day of the season, ensured Birmingham's return to the Premier League after just one season in the Championship. At 36, Phillips recognised he would play a reduced role at the higher level. In a season when manager Alex McLeish relied on consistency in team selection – Birmingham set a Premier League record of nine consecutive matches with the same starting eleven, and a club record twelve-match unbeaten run in the top flight – he started only twice, but came on as substitute in 17 games. He scored only four goals, but those goals contributed four points to the club's highest finish for more than 50 years.
  • 2007
    Age 33
    When his contract with West Bromwich Albion expired at the end of the 2007–08 season, the club offered Phillips a one-year deal, with an additional second year if he made 19 or more league appearances.
    More Details Hide Details He rejected the offer, preferring to sign a two-year contract with Birmingham City, newly relegated from the Premier League.
    He missed six weeks of the 2007–08 season because of a knee injury sustained in early November, but rediscovered his goalscoring form on his return to win the Championship player-of-the-month award for December.
    More Details Hide Details Described by Albion manager Tony Mowbray as "a natural goal-scorer with great awareness and vision", Phillips scored his 200th League goal in a 1–1 draw with Crystal Palace on 13 March 2008. For the last match of the season, away to Queens Park Rangers, fans of West Bromwich Albion chose to dress up as superheroes in honour of Phillips, who is nicknamed "Super Kev"; Albion won the match 2–0 to win promotion to the Premier League as champions. Phillips won numerous awards over the season. He received Player-of-the-Year awards from both the West Bromwich Albion Supporters Club and from the club itself, after scoring 24 goals from 30 starts and finishing as the Championship's second top goalscorer. At national level, he was chosen Championship Player of the Year at the annual Football League Awards, ahead of Andy Gray of Charlton Athletic and Michael Kightly of Wolverhampton Wanderers, and, together with team-mates Paul Robinson and Jonathan Greening, was named in the PFA Championship Team of the Year.
  • 2006
    Age 32
    He began the 2006–07 season with Villa, but on 22 August, he signed for West Bromwich Albion of the Championship for a £700,000 fee.
    More Details Hide Details Phillips joined West Bromwich Albion despite strong interest from Sunderland, where his former strike partner Niall Quinn had recently become both chairman and manager. He cited a reluctance to move his family and home for a third time in three years as a major factor in his decision. He scored 22 goals in his first season with West Brom, including two hat-tricks, one in a 5–1 win at Ipswich Town and the second in a 7–0 defeat of Barnsley on the final day of the regular season that confirmed Albion's place in the play-offs. Phillips scored twice in the first leg of the play-off semi-final against Wolverhampton Wanderers, and headed the only goal of the second leg to ensure their progression to the final, in which they lost 1–0 to Derby County.
  • 2005
    Age 31
    Phillips signed a two-year contract with Premier League club Aston Villa for a fee of £1 million on 29 June 2005.
    More Details Hide Details He scored just four minutes into his Villa debut, and then returned from injury to seal Villa's first Premier League defeat of local rivals Birmingham City in seven attempts. Phillips shared front-man duties with Juan Pablo Ángel and fellow new signing Milan Baroš, but illness and further injuries disrupted his season, in which he contributed only five goals.
    On 29 June 2005, Phillips departed from Southampton after two years and 22 league goals to join Aston Villa in a £1 million deal.
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  • 2004
    Age 30
    Despite the frequent changes in manager, Phillips continued to score regularly in his partnership with new signing Peter Crouch. He managed ten league goals in 2004–05, including two in a 3–3 draw with Fulham on 5 January.
    More Details Hide Details Despite Phillips's goals, the club finished at the bottom of the table and were relegated after 27 years in the top flight.
  • 2003
    Age 29
    In August 2003, following Sunderland's relegation from the Premier League, Phillips moved to the south coast to join Southampton for a fee of £3.25 million, with Phillips signing a four-year contract, while taking a substantial cut in his salary.
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    Phillips ended the 2003–04 season with 13 goals in total, from 37 appearances. In March 2004, manager Gordon Strachan had resigned to be replaced by Paul Sturrock who was dismissed shortly after the start of the 2004–05 season, to be replaced in turn by Steve Wigley who spent just three months in charge before the arrival of Harry Redknapp from local rivals Portsmouth in December.
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  • 2002
    Age 28
    Amid interest from clubs including Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, Phillips "pledged his future" to Sunderland ahead of the 2002–03 season, though he later confirmed he had submitted a transfer request in August.
    More Details Hide Details Manager Peter Reid brought in strikers Tore André Flo and Marcus Stewart, and warned Phillips he was no longer an automatic first choice. Phillips in fact started 32 of the 38 league matches, but scored only 6 goals as the club were relegated with just four wins and what were then Premier League record lows of 19 points and 21 goals. A second transfer request was rejected in January, but at the end of the season Phillips confirmed that the club's need to reduce its expenditure in light of relegation meant that he would be leaving. He had played in 235 matches for Sunderland, and scored 130 goals at an average of better than a goal every two games.
    He played the last months of the campaign despite a groin problem which required surgery over the 2002 close season.
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  • 2001
    Age 27
    Phillips' goals contribution to Sunderland's 2001–02 season fell to 13, or which 11 came in the league.
    More Details Hide Details He relinquished his penalty-taking duties, after three consecutive spot-kicks were saved, but his goal on the final day of the season, in a 1–1 draw with Derby County, was enough to ensure 17th place and Premier League survival.
    In January 2001, Phillips scored his 104th goal for Sunderland, breaking the club's post-war goalscoring record.
    More Details Hide Details As the season wore on, Phillips suffered both a lack of form and disciplinary problems: he scored only once between mid-January and May, and came in for criticism from fans and local press. He finished the season with 18 goals in all competitions, 14 in the league, as Sunderland again finished seventh and missed out on UEFA Cup qualification.
  • 2000
    Age 26
    Despite this, Phillips was selected by Keegan as part of the England squad for Euro 2000, but he remained an unused substitute.
    More Details Hide Details In his final appearance for England, he came on as a half-time substitute in a friendly against the Netherlands on 13 February 2002, in which he had a chance to equalise when he forced keeper Edwin van der Sar into an error; Van der Sar then produced a point-blank save from David Beckham's follow-up. Phillips is married to Julie., they have four children: Millie, twins Toby and Tia, and Alfie. Sunderland West Bromwich Albion Birmingham City Crystal Palace Leicester City
  • 1999
    Age 25
    In the run-up to the start of the 1999–2000 FA Premier League season, pundit Rodney Marsh predicted that Phillips would struggle to get more than five or six goals at the higher level.
    More Details Hide Details Forming a potent "little and large" strike pairing with veteran target-man Niall Quinn, Phillips scored his sixth goal on 18 September – the first of a hat-trick against Derby County – and was named Premier League Player of the Month for October. His goal tally was 20 by mid-January and 30 by the season's end, a total that earned him not only the Premier League Golden Boot but also the European Golden Shoe award –, he remains the only Englishman to have won the latter – and with a 14-goal return from Quinn contributed to Sunderland's seventh-place finish, just missing out on a UEFA Cup place.
  • 1998
    Age 24
    Phillips scored eight goals in the opening weeks of the 1998–99 season as Sunderland reached the top of the Division One table.
    More Details Hide Details A broken toe sustained in a League Cup tie against Chester City in mid-September kept him out for nearly four months, but his goalscoring resumed immediately upon his return, with a "screaming volley" away to Queens Park Rangers. Promotion was confirmed in April as Phillips scored four of Sunderland's five goals in an away game against Bury, and he ended the season with 23 goals from only 26 league games, and 25 goals in all competitions. His form earned him an international call-up for England, and he made his debut in the starting eleven in a friendly against Hungary.
  • 1997
    Age 23
    In July 1997, Phillips signed for Sunderland for a fee of £325,000, potentially rising to more than £600,000.
    More Details Hide Details Phillips signed for Sunderland just after their relegation from the Premiership. Fifteen matches into the Division One season, the club were in mid-table and Phillips had four goals. In the remainder of the season, Phillips set or equalled club records by scoring in seven consecutive matches and in nine consecutive home matches, became the first Sunderland player since Brian Clough in 1961–62 to score 30 goals in a season, and finished the campaign with 35 goals in all competitions, the most by any Sunderland player in one season since the Second World War. His tally included a four-goal haul in the third round of the FA Cup at Rotherham United and two goals in the play-off campaign. After scoring Sunderland's second goal in the play-off final, Phillips was substituted after 73 minutes with an injury, so missed the remainder of the 4–4 draw with Charlton Athletic which Sunderland lost 7–6 on penalties. Phillips later described the final as his "most disappointing day in football", but also as the best match he had ever played in.
  • 1995
    Age 21
    Watford were relegated from Division One in 1995–96, and by the time Phillips returned to the team, they were in the top half of Division Two, and went on to finish 13th.
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  • 1994
    Age 20
    He was signed by Watford in December 1994 for an initial £10,000, plus four additional payments of £5,000.
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    Phillips established himself in the squad during the second half of the 1994–95 season, and played regularly before suffering a foot injury in March 1996, initially diagnosed as a hairline fracture of the ankle and later discovered to be a hole in a ligament in his foot, that kept him out for a year.
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  • 1991
    Age 17
    He failed to make the grade at Southampton and was released by manager Chris Nicholl, and returned to Hertfordshire where he signed for non-League semi-professional side Baldock Town in the summer of 1991.
    More Details Hide Details At Baldock Town, he was initially played as a defender until an injury crisis resulted in manager Ian Allinson playing Phillips as a striker, scoring twice in his first match in his new role.
  • 1990
    Age 16
    As a youth, Phillips was considered to be too small to play up front and was played at right back, in which position he made two reserve team appearances in 1990.
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  • 1989
    Age 15
    Phillips was born in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. He started his footballing career as a trainee with Southampton, where he spent six years, four as a schoolboy, before being taken on as an apprentice in 1989.
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  • 1973
    Born on July 25, 1973.
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