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Joe Jopling

Full name: Joseph Jopling
Birthdate: 21.04.1951
Birthplace: South Shields
Position: Full-back
Joined from: Aldershot
Signed by: Frank O'Farrell
Nationality: England
First game: Sunderland, 10.10.1970
Last game: Birmingham City, 24.11.1973
Games: 3 (2 starts + 1 subs)
Goals: 0
Unofficial Games: 1 (0 starts + 1 subs) Unofficial Goals: 0
Player Profile

Frank O'Farrell bought full-back Jopling from Aldershot in 1970 when the South Shields-born player showed plenty of promising signs as an exuberant teenager with the 'Shots.

He was seen as a player for the future but Jopling never got a run in the team to showcase his abilities, eventually leaving the Foxes four years later for a return to his former club having made just three Football League appearances for the club.

His progress was perhaps hindered by a change of manager when Jimmy Bloomfield came in for O'Farrell and didn't give the defender a chance to impress over the course of the next three frustrating seasons.

A loan move to Torquay United gave Jopling first-team opportunities but he eventually settled on a move back to Aldeshot, where he went on to make 421 league and cup appearances during his two spells.

Seasons League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
Year Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
1970-71Division Two (old)1---------1-
1970_574_
1972-73Division One (old)1---------1-
1972_574_
1973-74Division One (old)1---------1-
1973_574_
Total3---------3 -
_574_

Appearances

DateResultOppositionCompetitionStartSubGoals
1 10.10.1970 1 - 0 Sunderland (H) Division Two (old)
2 26.12.1972 0 - 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) Division One (old)
3 24.11.1973 0 - 3 Birmingham City (A) Division One (old)

Transfers

Club Fee Date
IN  Aldershot £30,000 September 1970
OUT  Torquay United On loan January 1974
OUT  Aldershot Unknown March 1974
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