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Darren Randolph

Squad Number: 1
Position: Goalkeeper
Born: 12th May 1987 (Bray, Ireland)
Signed: 1st Jul 2015 (£0)
Contract: 4 years (signed July 2016)
Previous Club: Birmingham City

KUMB Awards: None.

Randolph began his pro career in 2004 at Charlton, but made his league debut whilst on loan at Accrington in a 2-1 defeat against Exeter in August 2005.

The following season - 2006/07 - he spent a short spell on loan at Gillingham before returning to Charlton, where he made his first team debut in a 2-2 draw at Liverpool on the final day of the season (with the Addicks having already been relegated).

Once again he found first team opportunities at The Valley limited so the second half of 2008/09 was spent on loan, this time at Bury for whom he made 14 appearances. It was a similar story the following season, when League One Hereford came calling to offer him some first team experience.

With Charlton relegated to the third tier of English football, Randolph - 22 at the time - finally got him chance to stake a place in the first team in the latter half of the 2009/10 campaign. But that summer he rejected a new contract offer from Athletic in favour of Scottish Premier side Motherwell, for whom he signed on a free transfer.

The 2010/11 season saw him play 48 times, gain his first experience of European football in the qualifying stages of the Europa League and feature in Scotland's FA Cup Final where he was on the beaten side, with Celtic running out 3-0 winners on the day.

Now firmly established as 'Well's number one goalkeeper, Randolph played a further 42 times in the following season as he helped his club to a third-place finish behind the (former) big two of Celtic and Rangers.

They went one better in 2012/13, finishing runners-up behind the Bhoys, a season in which the 6'1" stopper had his first taste of Champions League football (although Motherwell were knocked out in the qualifying round by Panathinaikos).

With his stock higher than ever, Randolph refused offers of a new contract from Motherwell in order to sign a lucrative deal with Birmingham City. Going straight into the first team, he was a virtual ever-present for the two seasons he spent at St Andrews.

Sent off only once in his career (against Bolton in October last year), Randolph has already made nearly 300 first team appearances in total for his various clubs.
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2016/17 Match Notes & Ratings

2-1 v Burnley (a) 21st May 2017
by Gordon Thrower

Did not play.

2-1 v Burnley (a) 21st May 2017
by David Fletcher

Did not play.

0-4 v Liverpool (h) 14th May 2017
by David Fletcher


1-0 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 5th May 2017
by Gordon Thrower


1-0 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 5th May 2017
by David Fletcher


2-2 v Sunderland (a) 15th April 2017
by Staff Writer

Barely tested but his walkabout in the first half could have proved costly.

1-0 v Swansea (h) 8th April 2017
by Gordon Thrower

One shot to save all day but his failure to command at the corner at the end worried me a bit.

0-3 v Arsenal (a) 5th April 2017
by Staff Writer

Barely tested but his walkabout in the first half could have proved costly.

1-2 v Hull City (a) 1st April 2017
by Gordon Thrower

Barely tested but his walkabout in the first half could have proved costly.

2-3 v Leicester City (h) 18th March 2017
by Gordon Thrower

Thought he could have done better for their first.

2-3 v AFC Bournemouth (a) 11th March 2017
by Staff Writer

Little he could do about the first but almost embarrassed by Rondon from distance after being caught off his line and then totally misread the corner from which Evans equalised.

1-2 v Chelsea (h) 6th March 2017
by Staff Writer

Little he could do about the first but almost embarrassed by Rondon from distance after being caught off his line and then totally misread the corner from which Evans equalised.

1-1 v Watford (a) 25th February 2017
by Staff Writer

Little he could do about the first but almost embarrassed by Rondon from distance after being caught off his line and then totally misread the corner from which Evans equalised.

2-2 v West Bromwich Albion (h) 11th February 2017
by Gordon Thrower

Nutmegged for their first. Fouled for their second. Not much to do in between.

3-1 v Southampton (a) 4th February 2017
by Staff Writer

Didn't get close to a single one of City's four strikes. Apart from picking the ball out of his net several times, he had few saves of note to make.

0-4 v Manchester City (h) 1st February 2017
by Staff Writer

Didn't get close to a single one of City's four strikes. Apart from picking the ball out of his net several times, he had few saves of note to make.

3-1 v Middlesbrough (a) 21st January 2017
by Staff Writer

Little of note to do bar make one excellent stop and watch Aaron Cresswell's shot crash against the crossbar.

3-0 v Crystal Palace (h) 14th January 2017
by Gordon Thrower

Largely untested. Dealt with what little Palace had to offer with relative comfort.

0-5 v Manchester City (h) 6th January 2017
by Staff Writer

Looked solid with one fine save and quite a few more routine ones.

0-2 v Manchester United (h) 2nd January 2017
by Staff Writer #2

Looked solid with one fine save and quite a few more routine ones.

0-1 v Leicester City (a) 31st December 2016
by Gordon Thrower

Looked solid with one fine save and quite a few more routine ones.

4-1 v Swansea City (a) 26th December 2016
by Gordon Thrower

Looked solid with one fine save and quite a few more routine ones.

1-0 v Hull City (h) 17th December 2016
by Gordon Thrower

Looked solid with one fine save and quite a few more routine ones.

1-0 v Burnley (h) 14th December 2016
by Staff Writer

Rarely called into action but more than capable when asked to do so. A nice easy start to the season for one of the RoI's Euro 16 heroes.

2-2 v Liverpool (a) 11th December 2016
by Staff Writer

Rarely called into action but more than capable when asked to do so. A nice easy start to the season for one of the RoI's Euro 16 heroes.

1-5 v Arsenal (h) 3rd December 2016
by Staff Writer

Rarely called into action but more than capable when asked to do so. A nice easy start to the season for one of the RoI's Euro 16 heroes.

1-4 v Manchester United (a) 30th November 2016
by Staff Writer

Rarely called into action but more than capable when asked to do so. A nice easy start to the season for one of the RoI's Euro 16 heroes.

1-1 v Manchester United (a) 27th November 2016
by Staff Writer

Rarely called into action but more than capable when asked to do so. A nice easy start to the season for one of the RoI's Euro 16 heroes.

2-3 v Tottenham Hotspur (a) 19th November 2016
by Staff Writer

Rarely called into action but more than capable when asked to do so. A nice easy start to the season for one of the RoI's Euro 16 heroes.

0-2 v Everton (a) 30th October 2016
by Staff Writer

Rarely called into action but more than capable when asked to do so. A nice easy start to the season for one of the RoI's Euro 16 heroes.

2-1 v Chelsea (h) 26th October 2016
by Trevor Twohig

Rarely called into action but more than capable when asked to do so. A nice easy start to the season for one of the RoI's Euro 16 heroes.

1-0 v Sunderland (h) 22nd October 2016
by Staff Writer

Rarely called into action but more than capable when asked to do so. A nice easy start to the season for one of the RoI's Euro 16 heroes.

1-0 v Crystal Palace (a) 15th October 2016
by Gordon Thrower

Rarely called into action but more than capable when asked to do so. A nice easy start to the season for one of the RoI's Euro 16 heroes.

1-1 v Middlesbrough (h) 1st October 2016
by Staff Writer

Rarely called into action but more than capable when asked to do so. A nice easy start to the season for one of the RoI's Euro 16 heroes.

0-3 v Southampton (h) 25th September 2016
by Gordon Thrower


1-0 v Accrington Stanley (h) 21st September 2016
by Staff Writer

Rarely called into action but more than capable when asked to do so. A nice easy start to the season for one of the RoI's Euro 16 heroes.

2-4 v West Bromwich Albion (a) 17th September 2016
by Staff Writer

Rarely called into action but more than capable when asked to do so. A nice easy start to the season for one of the RoI's Euro 16 heroes.

2-4 v Watford (h) 10th September 2016
by Staff Writer

Rarely called into action but more than capable when asked to do so. A nice easy start to the season for one of the RoI's Euro 16 heroes.

1-3 v Manchester City (a) 28th August 2016
by Staff Writer

Rarely called into action but more than capable when asked to do so. A nice easy start to the season for one of the RoI's Euro 16 heroes.

0-1 v Astra Giurgiu (h) 25th August 2016
by Staff Writer

Barely had a touch other than to pick the ball out of his net.

1-0 v AFC Bournemouth (h) 21st August 2016
by Staff Writer


1-1 v Astra Giurgiu (a) 18th August 2016
by Staff Writer

Rarely called into action but more than capable when asked to do so. A nice easy start to the season for one of the RoI's Euro 16 heroes.

1-2 v Chelsea (a) 15th August 2016
by Staff Writer


2-3 v Juventus (h) 7th August 2016
by Staff Writer

Rarely called into action but more than capable when asked to do so. A nice easy start to the season for one of the RoI's Euro 16 heroes.

3-0 v NK Domzale (h) 4th August 2016
by Gordon Thrower

Not overly troubled and dealt with stuff quite comfortably.

3-0 v NK Domzale (h) 4th August 2016
by Staff Writer

Rarely called into action but more than capable when asked to do so. A nice easy start to the season for one of the RoI's Euro 16 heroes.

 

2015/16 Match Notes & Ratings

1-2 v Stoke City (a) 15th May 2016
by Staff Writer


3-2 v Manchester United (h) 10th May 2016
by Gordon Thrower

Rarely tested but the gap he left at the near post for their second was as big as the one between Rooney’s ears.

1-4 v Swansea City (h) 7th May 2016
by Staff Writer


1-1 v West Bromwich Albion (a) 30th April 2016
by Staff Writer


3-1 v Watford (h) 20th April 2016
by Staff Writer


2-2 v Leicester City (a) 17th April 2016
by Staff Writer


1-2 v Manchester United (h) 13th April 2016
by Staff Writer

Not really tested up to the point he was bundled into the back of the net by Schweinsteiger.

3-3 v Arsenal (h) 9th April 2016
by Gordon Thrower


2-2 v Crystal Palace (h) 2nd April 2016
by Gordon Thrower


2-2 v Chelsea (a) 19th March 2016
by Gordon Thrower


1-1 v Manchester United (a) 13th March 2016
by Gordon Thrower

Not really tested up to the point he was bundled into the back of the net by Schweinsteiger.

3-2 v Everton (a) 5th March 2016
by Staff Writer


1-0 v Sunderland (h) 27th February 2016
by Staff Writer


5-1 v Blackburn Rovers (a) 21st February 2016
by Staff Writer #2


2-2 v Norwich City (a) 13th February 2016
by Staff Writer


2-1 v Liverpool (h) 9th February 2016
by Staff Writer

Kept West Ham in the Cup with a couple of important second half saves.

0-1 v Southampton (a) 6th February 2016
by Staff Writer


2-0 v Aston Villa (h) 2nd February 2016
by Staff Writer


0-0 v Liverpool (a) 30th January 2016
by Gordon Thrower

Kept West Ham in the Cup with a couple of important second half saves.

1-2 v Newcastle United (a) 16th January 2016
by Staff Writer

Well I’ll admit concern when Adrian’s disgraceful ban was upheld by the money grabbing charlatans at the FA (no offence Greg mate!). My worry was based on what I’d seen of Randolph in close season. However, when required he has not been found wanting and has proven a worthy replacement even if he’s not been overly taxed in his last two matches.

3-1 v AFC Bournemouth (a) 12th January 2016
by Staff Writer


1-0 v Wolves (h) 9th January 2016
by Staff Writer


2-0 v Liverpool (h) 2nd January 2016
by Gordon Thrower


2-1 v Southampton (h) 27th December 2015
by Gordon Thrower


1-1 v Aston Villa (a) 26th December 2015
by Staff Writer


0-0 v Swansea City (a) 20th December 2015
by Staff Writer


0-0 v Stoke City (h) 12th December 2015
by Staff Writer


0-0 v Manchester United (a) 5th December 2015
by Staff Writer


1-1 v West Bromwich Albion (h) 29th November 2015
by Staff Writer


1-1 v Everton (h) 7th November 2015
by Gordon Thrower


0-2 v Watford (a) 31st October 2015
by Gordon Thrower


2-1 v Chelsea (h) 24th October 2015
by Gordon Thrower


3-1 v Crystal Palace (a) 17th October 2015
by Gordon Thrower


2-2 v Sunderland (a) 3rd October 2015
by Staff Writer


2-2 v Norwich City (h) 26th September 2015
by Gordon Thrower


2-0 v Newcastle United (h) 14th September 2015
by Gordon Thrower

Well I’ll admit concern when Adrian’s disgraceful ban was upheld by the money grabbing charlatans at the FA (no offence Greg mate!). My worry was based on what I’d seen of Randolph in close season. However, when required he has not been found wanting and has proven a worthy replacement even if he’s not been overly taxed in his last two matches.

3-0 v Liverpool (a) 29th August 2015
by Gordon Thrower

The locals weren’t the only ones unemployed on Merseyside.

3-4 v AFC Bournemouth (h) 22nd August 2015
by Staff Writer

Like many I wasn’t over-impressed with his pre-season but he had a fine game and is probably the only player able to emerge with any credit from this match. I have no idea whether any players ever read this, but if you’re an outfield player you may wish to skip the following…..

1-2 v Leicester City (h) 15th August 2015
by Gordon Thrower


2-0 v Arsenal (a) 9th August 2015
by Gordon Thrower


2-0 v Arsenal (a) 9th August 2015
by Staff Writer


1-2 v Astra Giurgiu (a) 6th August 2015
by Staff Writer


 

2014/15 Match Notes & Ratings

Darren Randolph is yet to play this season.

 

2013/14 Match Notes & Ratings

Darren Randolph is yet to play this season.

 

2012/13 Match Notes & Ratings

Darren Randolph is yet to play this season.

 

2011/12 Match Notes & Ratings

Darren Randolph is yet to play this season.

 

2010/11 Match Notes & Ratings

Darren Randolph is yet to play this season.

 

2009/10 Match Notes & Ratings

Darren Randolph is yet to play this season.

 

2008/09 Match Notes & Ratings

Darren Randolph has no entries for this season.

 

2007/08 Match Notes & Ratings

Darren Randolph has no entries for this season.

 

2006/07 Match Notes & Ratings

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2005/06 Match Notes & Ratings

Darren Randolph has no entries for this season.

 

2004/05 Match Notes & Ratings

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