Книга: Chris Barker «Boost Your: Vocabulary 3»

Boost Your: Vocabulary 3

Серия: "Penguin English Guides"

Boost Your Vocabulary 3 is the third of tour vocabulary reference and practice books that will help students to build their vocabulary. Divided into 12 topic areas, Boost Your Vocabulary 3 covers the most important words and phrases needed by pre-intermediate and intermediate-level students. It is ideal for use alongside a coursebook and will provide an invaluable support particularly for written and spoken work.

Издательство: "Pearson Education Limited" (2011)

Формат: 190x245, 96 стр.

ISBN: 978-0-582-45164-3

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Chris Barker

Chris Barker
Personal information
Full name Christopher Andrew Barker
Date of birth 2 March 1980 (1980-03-02) (age 31)
Place of birth Sheffield, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club Southend United
Number 23
Youth career
1997–1999 Alfreton Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2002 Barnsley 113 (3)
2002–2007 Cardiff City 159 (0)
2004 Stoke City (loan) 4 (0)
2006–2007 Colchester United (loan) 38 (0)
2007–2008 Queens Park Rangers 25 (0)
2008–2010 Plymouth Argyle 54 (0)
2010 Southend United (loan) 4 (0)
2010– Southend United 52 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:09, 18 October 2011 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Christopher Andrew "Chris" Barker (born 2 March 1980) is an English footballer who plays as a defender for Southend United. He has also represented Barnsley, Cardiff City, Stoke City, Colchester United, Queens Park Rangers and Plymouth Argyle since beginning his career in 1997. His brother, Richard Barker, also played professional football, as a striker.


Playing career

Barker began his professional career at Barnsley, winning the club's young player of the year award in his first full season. After beating off competition for his place from Mateo Corbo, Barker was again awarded the clubs young player of the year award, becoming the first player to win the award on two occasions. After appearing in over 100 games for the club, on 12 July 2002, 22-year-old Barker joined Cardiff City, in a deal which was thought to be worth an initial £500,000, with an extra £100,000 if Cardiff achieved promotion.[1]

After dropping down a division to sign for the club, Barker helped the team win promotion in his first year. He remained first choice left back for the majority of the next few years, joining Stoke City on loan in August 2004 for three months only to be recalled after one,[2] and was voted the Cardiff City supporters' player of the season in 2004–05.[3] On 18 August 2006, Barker was signed on loan by Colchester United, until January 2007.[4] This was later extended until the end of the season.[5] However the move did not become permanent at the end of his loan spell, but he is still regarded as a very popular and much respected player with the fans at Layer Road. On 5 June 2007, Barker signed for Queens Park Rangers, in a two-year deal, on a free transfer.[6]

He signed for Championship rivals Plymouth Argyle on an emergency loan deal on 9 August 2008, allowing him to make his debut later that day against Wolverhampton Wanderers.[7] Two days later the transfer was made permanent, with Barker signing a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee.[8] On August 5, 2010, Barker joined Southend United on loan for one month after being told he was surplus to requirements by Peter Reid.[9][10] He signed a two-year contract with the club at the end of the month on a free transfer.[11]

On 30 April 2011, Barker was voted Southend's player of the year for the 2010–11 season.

Barker, who was Vice Captain in his first season with Southend, was named new club captain after Craig Easton left the club after failing to agree a new contract.[12]


Cardiff City

  • Football League Division Two play-off winner: 1

Southend United

  • Player of the Year 2010/11


  • Hayes, Dean (2006). The Who's Who of Cardiff City. Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-462-0. 
  1. ^ "Barker secures Cardiff move". BBC Sport. 12 July 2002. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/cardiff_city/2120206.stm. Retrieved 2 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Cardiff recall Barker". BBC Sport. 12 September 2004. Retrieved 19 March 2011.
  3. ^ "Forest continue chase of Barker". BBC Sport. 2 July 2005. Retrieved 19 March 2011.
  4. ^ "Barker joins Colchester on loan". BBC Sport. 18 August 2006. Retrieved 19 March 2011.
  5. ^ "Barker extends stay at Colchester". BBC Sport. 30 December 2006. Retrieved 19 March 2011.
  6. ^ "QPR sign Cardiff defender Barker". BBC Sport. 5 June 2007. Retrieved 19 March 2011.
  7. ^ "Argyle sign QPR defender Barker". BBC Sport. 11 August 2008. Retrieved 19 March 2011.
  8. ^ "Pilgrims bring in Barker". Sky Sports. 9 August 2008. Retrieved 19 March 2011.
  9. ^ "Chris Barker and Adam Bouzid set for Southend deals". BBC Sport. 5 August 2010. Retrieved 19 March 2011.
  10. ^ "Barker to leave Pilgrims". Sky Sports. 15 July 2010. Retrieved 19 March 2011.
  11. ^ "Southend sign Plymouth Argyle defender Chris Barker". BBC Sport. 31 August 2010. Retrieved 19 March 2011.
  12. ^ http://www.southendunited.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10444~2384905,00.html

External links

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Tony Vidmar
Cardiff City Player of the Season
Succeeded by
Jason Koumas
Preceded by
Simon Francis
Southend United Player of the Year
Succeeded by

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