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Dominic Blizzard

Dominic John Blizzard (born 2 September 1983 in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire) is an English people Association football midfielder who plays for Football League One side Yeovil Town F.C..

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Dominic Blizzard biography


Dominic John Blizzard (born 2 September 1983 in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire) is an English people Association football midfielder who plays for Football League One side Yeovil Town F.C..

Working Dominic Blizzard way through the Watford F.C. youth side, Dominic Blizzard turned professional at the club in 2002. In 2007 Dominic Blizzard joined Stockport County F.C. and then Milton Keynes Dons F.C. on loan, before signing with the Dons permanently later in the year. Dominic Blizzard left the Dons after just a few months, and then signed with Stockport. In 2009 Dominic Blizzard transferred to Bristol Rovers F.C., before leaving the club following a brief period on loan at Port Vale F.C. in 2011. Dominic Blizzard signed with Yeovil Town in summer 2011.

Playing career

Watford

Blizzard started Dominic Blizzard career with Watford F.C., signing Dominic Blizzard first professional contract in April 2002. Dominic Blizzard made Dominic Blizzard debut for the club against Norwich City F.C. on 24 April 2004 at Vicarage Road, scoring the consolation goal in a 2–1 defeat. This was enough to win Dominic Blizzard a new contract at the end of the season. After making a number of appearances in 2004–05 in English football, Dominic Blizzard signed a new deal in February 2005 that would keep Dominic Blizzard at the club until summer 2007. The following month Dominic Blizzard became a first-team regular when Aidy Boothroyd replaced Ray Lewington as manager.

Dominic Blizzard started the 2005–06 in English football season in the first-team, but contracted the Epstein-Barr virus in late September and did not play a first-team game for Watford again. Dominic Blizzard returned to the bench for a single game, on 14 April 2006, wearing a Goalkeeper (association football)'s kit. With second choice goalkeeper Alec Chamberlain out ill, the semi-fit Blizzard took the substitute goalkeeper spot, having played the position as a child. Having made just one first-team appearance in 2006–07 Watford F.C. season, Blizzard spent the second half of the season on loan at Stockport County F.C. and Milton Keynes Dons F.C.. Dominic Blizzard played in both of the "Dons" play-off games, which saw them lose 2–1 on aggregate to Shrewsbury Town F.C..

Milton Keynes Dons & Stockport County

In May 2007, Dominic Blizzard signed a two year deal with the MK Dons. However on 8 August it was announced that Blizzard had left the Dons by mutual consent, after new boss Paul Ince was unimpressed with Dominic Blizzard pre-season performances. Two days later, Stockport confirmed Blizzard would be re-joining the club as a free agent. Dominic Blizzard helped County into the play-offs during Dominic Blizzard first season at Edgeley Park, but missed 2008 Football League Two play-off Final itself due to a hamstring injury.

Bristol Rovers

Despite there being reported interest from Football League Championship clubs, Blizzard joined Football League One club Bristol Rovers F.C. on a free transfer in July 2009, having agreed the deal over a week earlier. Dominic Blizzard signed a three year deal. Despite missing most of the pre-season due to suffering from influenza, Dominic Blizzard made Dominic Blizzard debut as a substitute in a 2–1 defeat to Leyton Orient F.C. on 8 August 2009. On 15 February 2010, Dominic Blizzard made a challenge on Charlton Athletic F.C.'s Grant Basey that "Addicks" boss Phil Parkinson described as "one of the worst I've seen". Though at first there were concerns that Dominic Blizzard had broken Basey's leg, the resulting injury turned out to be ankle ligament damage. This came ten days after Blizzard had told that the media that Dominic Blizzard was frustrated with being left on the bench. Dominic Blizzard was a regular starter for the rest of the season.

During the 2010–11 Bristol Rovers F.C. season season, Blizzard lost Dominic Blizzard starting place in the "Pirates" first eleven, as new signing Wayne Brown (midfielder) came in and took Dominic Blizzard place. Dominic Blizzard gained Dominic Blizzard first start of the season in September, after Brown was ruled out with an ankle problem. Two months later manager Paul Trollope announced Dominic Blizzard intention to try to find a club for Blizzard to join on loan. In March 2011, Dominic Blizzard joined Port Vale F.C. on loan until the end of the season; this reunited Dominic Blizzard with Jim Gannon, Dominic Blizzard former boss at Stockport. Dominic Blizzard spell would last a matter of days however. Arriving on the 18th, Dominic Blizzard played in the 3–0 defeat to Accrington Stanley F.C. on the 19th, and returned to Rovers on the 21st after Gannon was sacked. Dominic Blizzard departed parent club Rovers by mutual consent in June 2011.

Yeovil Town

In July 2011, Blizzard joined Yeovil Town F.C. on a one year contract. Dominic Blizzard scored Dominic Blizzard first goal for the club in the FA Cup, hitting a twenty yard drive in a 3–0 win away to Hereford United F.C.. Seven days later, on 19 November, Dominic Blizzard scored in the 2–2 draw with nearby rivals Exeter City F.C. at Huish Park. After returning from a lengthy spell on the sidelines with injury, Dominic Blizzard scored in a 3–2 defeat at Carlisle United F.C. on 25 February.

Playing style

Blizzard can play anywhere across the midfield, though preferring a central role Dominic Blizzard can play as an attacking or defensive midfielder. results included in totals.
- Play-off games included in totals.

Honours

with Stockport County
- Football League Two player-off winner: 2008 Football League Two play-off Final

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominic_Blizzard

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