Danny Webb joined the Tigers in December 2002 after he had fallen out of favour at his previous club Southend United. Danny was the son of former Chelsea star David Webb, who in turn was a close friend of Hull City manager Peter Taylor. Webb was a powerful forward with a mean streak who was used almost exclusively as impact substitute (that impact often being delivered to the back of a centre half’s neck, via an elbow). He made four league starts in January and February 2003, but this coincided with a run of winless and mostly goalless games for the Tigers that meant the experiment was quickly halted. Webb started a couple of Associate Members’ Cup ties in 2003/04, scoring the consolation in a 3-1 defeat against Scunthorpe. He ended the season on loan at Cambridge United, and made a permanent move to the Abbey Stadium in the 2004 close season.
Webb was born in Poole, the wealthy footballers’ coastal haven made famous by several high profile 1970s players, and had a junior career at Southampton before moving to Southend United in December 2000 for a £10,000 fee. Managed by his father, Danny was a regular first teamer for a year, often used as a substitute, and netted four times in senior fixtures. When David Webb left the managerial hotseat in October 2001 Danny was used less frequently by the Shrimpers and he had two spells on loan at Brighton, where he encountered Peter Taylor for the first time.
Danny spent two seasons at Cambridge making 35 appearances and scoring three goals. In 2005 he joined Yeovil Town, whose Chief Executive was his father David, but David left the club weeks later and Danny made little impact on the first team, spending the early months of 2007 on loan to Rushden & Diamonds and Woking. He then embarked on a seven year tour of various Home Counties non-league sides, notably Salisbury City (where he made over 80 appearances) and a few weeks in Malta.
During the later stages of his playing career Danny lived in Billericay and worked as a youth team coach at Leyton Orient. By 2015/16 his under-18 side was winning plaudits and he was elevated to first team coach. In January 2017 he took over as first team manager at Brisbane Road but resigned two months later and returned to youth team coaching. He left the club in February 2020.
Date/Place of Birth: 2 July 1983, Poole
Hull City First Game: 14 December 2002, Darlington H (League Division 3), 19 years, 165 days old
Hull City Final Game: 22 November 2003, Yeovil Town H (League Division 3), 20 years, 143 days old
Southampton (2000), Southend United (2000-2002), Brighton & Hove Albion (2001-2002, loan), Brighton & Hove Albion (2002, loan), Hull City (2002-2004), Lincoln City (2003, loan), Cambridge United (2003-2004, loan), Cambridge United (2004-2005), Yeovil Town (2005-2007), Rushden & Diamonds (2007, loan), Woking (2007, loan), Marsaxlokk (2007), AFC Wimbledon (2007-2008), Chelmsford City (2008), Sutton United (2008), Havant & Waterlooville (2008), Salisbury City (2008-2010), Bath City (2010-2011), Salisbury City (2011, loan), Salisbury City (2011-2012), Dover Athletic (2012-2013), Chelmsford City (2013-2014)
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Career: 18 apps, 1 goalsDanny Webb
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