The following article, written by Terry Phillips, was published on Wales Online on 12th May 2013 It is a famous story really, how Craig Noone saw the light whilst fixing the roof at the palatial home of Liverpool and England legend Steven Gerrard. But when it comes to real â€˜Boyâ€™s Own Stuffâ€™
Normal Position: Midfielder
Born: 17/11/1987 (Fazakerley)
Liam Watson’s eye for talent uncovered a number of hidden gems in Non-League football and in Craig he found another star. A prodigy of Skelmersdale United’s youth and reserve set-up, Craig progressed into the West Lancashire side’s first-team in the 2005/2006 season and had trials with Belgium side Royal Antwerp during the summer of 2007. Liam Watson had been a long-term admirer of the talented left-winger and signed the 20-year old for Burscough in October 2007, before bringing him to Haig Avenue nine months later. Noone was transferred to Plymouth Argyle on 13/08/3008 for a club record fee thought to be around £110,000.
After three successful years at Plymouth he moved to Brighton & Hove Albion for an undisclosed fee on 31st December 2010.
He scored twice for Brighton in their League One title season, a great individual goal at home against Colchester United and a volley at home against Hartlepool United.In January 2012, Noone was subject to a £500,000 bid from Championship rivals Cardiff City, which was rejected by Albion.
In August 2012, Noone joined Cardiff City for an undisclosed fee, reported to be £1m, and signed a four-year contract. Noone made 32 appearances in his first season with Cardiff and scored seven goals, picking up a championship winning medal and promotion to the Premiership.
FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, League, PLAY OFFS , Welsh Cup,
Games where player was named on the team sheet
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