Dave Penney
Date of Birth: 17 August 1964
Position: MC

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David Mark "Dave" Penney (born 17 August 1964) is an English football manager and former player.

Penney entered professional football at the relatively late age of 21. He had been working as a bricklayer and playing for nothing at Pontefract Collieries for 5 years before he was spotted by Derby County scout Ron Jukes, who recommended him to manager Arthur Cox. He was offered a contract at the then Third Division club and they climbed two divisions before he left for Oxford United for £175,000. He then went on to Wales, where he played for Swansea City and Cardiff City, latterly signing for Doncaster Rovers in 1998.

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In 2002 Penney retired to pursue a career in management and he remained at Doncaster, taking the managerial job on a full-time basis. After a well-placed finish in his first season, Penney guided Doncaster back into the Football League with victory in the play-off final in the 2002–03 season. Their stay in Division Three wasn't long though as he managed Doncaster to the Division Three title. During a further two seasons of cementing Doncaster's place in Coca-Cola League One Penney famously masterminded victories over Premier League sides Manchester City and Aston Villa, and nearly overcame Arsenal in the League Cup quarter-finals before finally being beaten in a penalty shootout. Penney left Rovers on 30 August 2006 as he felt he had taken the club as far as he could.


Season League App League Goal FA Cup App FA Cup Goal League Cup App League Cup Goal Other App Other Goal Total App Total Goal
2001/02 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2000/01 27 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 29 3
1999/00 35 6 1 0 0 0 3 2 39 8
1998/99 38 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 41 6




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