Best Years Players J-R

For notes on how these details have been compiled see Players Lists for the Best Years 1950-67.

Links: Best Years Players A-B Best Years Players C-E Best Years Players F-H Best Years Players S-Z

JONES Anthony (Tony)

Born Place n/k, aged 18 in 6/58

Position G

Seasons for BTFC 57-59

BTFC appearances 1 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from London Road BC

From BTFC to ?

Other clubs before/after BTFC ?/?

Notes First appeared in reserves as amateur 57/8, turned pro summer 58, released summer 60.

JONES Peter

Born Place n/k, ?46

Position CH or CF

Seasons for BTFC 66-67

BTFC appearances 5 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Tunbridge Wells

From BTFC to Margate

Other clubs before/after BTFC C Palace/Hastings, Dover, Crawley, Folkestone, Worthing

Notes Guested in Cambs Cup end 66/7, signed pro summer 67 but released in Sept that year

JORDAN William John (Johnny)

Born Romford, 8 Nov 21

Position IF

Seasons for BTFC 53

BTFC appearances 44 BTFC goals 15

To BTFC from Tonbridge

From BTFC to Kettering

Other clubs before/after BTFC Bromley, Grays, West Ham, Tottenham, Juventus, Birmingham, Sheff Wed/Rushden

Notes Made 20 appearances for Juventus in Serie A, 1948/9 (see http://www.myjuve.it/players-juventus/players_list-J.aspx. Transferred from Tottenham to Juventus for £8,000, 1948, and from Juventus to Birmingham for £10,000, 1949. Thanks to Paul Vanes, historian of Leamington FC, for the information). Cousin Clarrie Jordan played for Doncaster and Sheffield Wed, 40s-50s. Died 2009.

KELLY James (Jimmy)

Born Drogheda, 19 Feb 25

Position W

Seasons for BTFC 54

BTFC appearances 2 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Bangor (NI)

From BTFC to [retired]

Other clubs before/after BTFC Drogheda, Dundalk, Glenavon, Tottenham, Carlisle/

Notes Brother of Paddy. Two appearances for Irish League. Retired 2/55 due to injuries

KELLY Patrick J (Paddy)

Born Drogheda, age 23 in 54

Position FB

Seasons for BTFC 54

BTFC appearances 21 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Dundalk

From BTFC to GF United

Other clubs before/after BTFC Drogheda/St Neots

Notes Brother of Jimmy. PM of GF Utd (works team in Beds League) 55/6, St Neots 56/7

KINCHIN Ben

Born Manchester, July quarter 1931

Position G

Seasons for BTFC 54-56

BTFC appearances 24 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Gillingham

From BTFC to Biggleswade

Other clubs before/after BTFC Man Utd, Bolton (am)/?

Notes On loan from Gillingham 54/5 [FL records show 1st registered there 6/53] while on National Service in RAF, signed permanently summer 55, released end 55/6 but resigned early 56/7. Lived at Letchworth

KING Gerald T (Gerry)

Born Luton, April quarter 38

Position FB

Seasons for BTFC 60-62

BTFC appearances 26 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Luton

From BTFC to Biggleswade

Other clubs before/after BTFC ?/Dunstable, Bletchley Town

Notes First registered at Luton 5/56. To BTFC 4/61. Released summer 63. Father Tom played for Notts County, Bournemouth and Luton pre-1939, and later became Luton groundsman.

KINSELL Thomas Henry (Harry)

Born Cannock, 3 May 21

Position FB

Seasons for BTFC 56

BTFC appearances 3 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from West Ham

From BTFC to [?retired]

Other clubs before/after BTFC Hednesford, WBA, Grimsby (guest), Blackpool (guest), Middlesbrough (guest), Bolton, Reading/?

Notes Three wartime caps for England. Debut for WBA 1938. Guested for Grimsby, Blackpool and Middlesbrough during WW2, returning to WBA until 1949. Bolton 1949, then Reading, to West Ham 1951. Later kept pub in Stratford, East London, before returning to the midlands. Died in Dudley, August 2000.


KIRKUP Brian Alexander (Brian)

Born Slough, 16 April 32

Position CF

Seasons for BTFC 51-54

BTFC appearances 4 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from ?

From BTFC to Reading

Other clubs before/after BTFC Bedford Corinthians/Northampton, Aldershot, Dover ,Rushden

Notes Amateur at BTFC, while in Army; reserve debut 51/2, first team debut 54/5. Scored 5 for Reserves v Biggleswade at home, 53/4, all goals coming in second half. Turned pro at Reading. Son Neil played for BTFC late 70s-early 80s. Another son, Alan, was an apprentice at Manchester Utd.

LAWS Brian R

Born date and place n/k

Position FB

Seasons for BTFC 60

BTFC appearances 2 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Gillingham

From BTFC to ?

Other clubs before/after BTFC ?/?

Notes Triallist, not retained

LAWSON Bernard F

Born date and place n/k

Position FB

Seasons for BTFC 49-54

BTFC appearances 15 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Chelsea (am)

From BTFC to March

Other clubs before/after BTFC Lynton Works, Burnley (am)/Biggleswade, Potton

Notes Amateur in reserves from 49/50, turned pro summer 51. Released summer 54. Son David had two spells for BTFC in 70s

LISCOE Brian T

Born Deptford, April quarter 37

Position CF

Seasons for BTFC 55-58

BTFC appearances 1 BTFC goals 1

To BTFC from Kempston Depot (Army)

From BTFC to Dunstable

Other clubs before/after BTFC /Bletchley Town

Notes First appeared in "A"team in 55/6 as amateur while in Army at Kempston Barracks, Reserve debut 56/7, signed pro summer 57. Released summer 58.

LOVELL David P N

Born Bedford, 12 Aug 44

Position W

Seasons for BTFC 62-66

BTFC appearances 117 BTFC goals 16

To BTFC from Luton (am)

From BTFC to Wellingborough

Other clubs before/after BTFC Bedford BC/Rushden

Notes Amateur at Luton, signed pro for BTFC 10/62. Released summer 67. Member of large family of footballers and boxers.

LUNN Henry (Harry)

Born Lurgan, 20 March 25

Position IF

Seasons for BTFC 54

BTFC appearances 14 BTFC goals 1

To BTFC from Swindon

From BTFC to Yeovil

Other clubs before/after BTFC Lurgan, Glenavon, Notts Co, Portsmouth/?

Notes Died 1980

MacCALLUM Stewart

(see photograph below)

Born Dumbarton, 9 May 27

Position IF

Seasons for BTFC 59

BTFC appearances 5 BTFC goals 1

To BTFC from Holyhead

From BTFC to [retired]

Other clubs before/after BTFC Hearts, Rhyl, Wrexham, Kettering, Workington, Coventry, Hartlepools, Southport/[retired]

Notes Retired Nov 59 after losing sight of an eye following injury while playing for BTFC Reserves. Had coached in Argentina shortly before joining BTFC. Died 2008. Hugman spells name McCALLUM.

McCULLEY Martin

Born date and place n/k

Position G

Seasons for BTFC 60-61

BTFC appearances 18 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Eynesbury

From BTFC to Eynesbury

Other clubs before/after BTFC Eynesbury, Kempston/St Neots, Eynesbury, Biggleswade

Notes Amateur, at least three spells at Eynesbury. To Kempston summer 58, then back to Eynesbury 59, To BTFC summer 60, returned to Eynesbury summer 62. At Biggleswade start of 67/8.

MacFARLANE Alec

Born [?]Scotland, date n/k

Position G

Seasons for BTFC 59, 61

BTFC appearances 1 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Biggleswade

From BTFC to Biggleswade

Other clubs before/after BTFC Alloa, Thorniewood Utd, Albion Rovers/Eynesbury

Notes Regular reserve keeper for latter half of 59/60. Played a few more reserve games in 61/2, possibly on loan from Eynesbury. May have been on National Service in RAF.

McGALL Thomas (Tommy)

Born date and place n/k

Position CF or IF

Seasons for BTFC 65

BTFC appearances 3 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Eynesbury

From BTFC to Eynesbury

Other clubs before/after BTFC London Rd BC, Bedford BC, Eynesbury, Huntingdon, Kempston/St Neots, Wootton BC, Biggleswade, Wootton BC, Sharnbrook

Notes Amateur-triallist (not retained) in 65/6, but had played a few reserve games as far back as 59/60. At least three spells at Eynesbury and two at Wootton

McINNES John Smith

Born Glasgow, 11 Aug 27

Position W

Seasons for BTFC 51

BTFC appearances 13 BTFC goals 1

To BTFC from Chelsea

From BTFC to Eynesbury

Other clubs before/after BTFC Morton/Huntingdon, Wellingborough

Notes £6000 fee on transfer from Morton to Chelsea. Player coach at Huntingdon. At Wellingborough by late 52/3. Died 1973

McLEAN ----------

Born Place n/k, age 28 in 2/51

Position IF

Seasons for BTFC 50

BTFC appearances 1 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from West Stanley

From BTFC to ?

Other clubs before/after BTFC ?/?

Notes Triallist, not retained. First name(s) unknown

McPHERSON Ian Buchanan

(left) Ian McPherson.

(right) Ben Marden, on left, gets in a header for the Eaglets against Hastings Reserves in a Metropolitan League Professional Cup tie at the Eyrie on 25 January 1958

Born Glasgow, 26 July 20

Position IF

Seasons for BTFC 53

BTFC appearances 17 BTFC goals 6

To BTFC from Brentford

From BTFC to Cambridge Utd

Other clubs before/after BTFC Glasgow Rangers, Notts Co, Arsenal, Notts Co/

Notes Two spells at Notts Co. Won DFC in WW2. Div 1 Championship medal with Arsenal 1947/8 (alongside Ronnie Rooke). Rejoined RAF when left BTFC. Died 1983

MARDEN Reuben John (Ben)

(see photograph above)

Born Fulham, 10 Feb 27

Position W

Seasons for BTFC 56-57

BTFC appearances 4 BTFC goals 4

To BTFC from Watford

From BTFC to Sudbury Town [Suffolk]

Other clubs before/after BTFC Chelmsford, Arsenal/Romford

Notes Became trainer at Romford after retiring. Died 2000. Brother Reg also played for Chelmsford immediately after the war.

MARRIOTT Trevor

Born Bedford, 22 Nov 48

Position FB

Seasons for BTFC 65-67

BTFC appearances 19 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Bedford BC

From BTFC to Wellingborough

Other clubs before/after BTFC /Potton, Kempston, Sandy, Potton, Kempston, Wootton BC

Notes England youth international. Became police officer. At least two spells each at Potton and Kempston (second spell started summer 79).

MASSEY Peter

Born Bedford, date n/k

Position MF

Seasons for BTFC 66-70

BTFC appearances 37 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Bedford BC

From BTFC to Bletchley Town

Other clubs before/after BTFC ?/Kempston

Notes In Youth team from 64/5, pro from 66/77. To Bletchley summer 71, Kempston summer 74

MILES Stephen F (Steve)

Born Bedford, 3 Oct 43

Position W

Seasons for BTFC 63-65

BTFC appearances 63 BTFC goals 7

To BTFC from Kempston

From BTFC to St Neots

Other clubs before/after BTFC RBS Hobkirks'/Wellingborough, Kempston, Bedford Utd

Notes Amateur in reserves start 62/3, signed pro 9/63. At Bedford Utd by 77/8

MILLBANK Joseph Henry (Joe)

Born Edmonton, 13 Sept 19

Position CH

Seasons for BTFC 50-52

BTFC appearances 82 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Gillingham

From BTFC to Dover

Other clubs before/after BTFC Wolves, Chelmsford, C Palace, Millwall, Brighton, QPR/?

Notes Made three appearances for Chelmsford in 38/9, ?possibly on loan from Wolves. Guested for Millwall and Brighton during WW2. At Dover 53/4 only, may then have retired. Latterly lived in Cornwall. Died 2002

MILLS John

Born ?Hitchin area

Position CH

Seasons for BTFC 60-61

BTFC appearances 79 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Rhyl

From BTFC to Wisbech

Other clubs before/after BTFC Hitchin/Stevenage, Cambridge City, Stevenage, Bletchley Town, Biggleswade, Stotfold, Potton

Notes Had been an amateur at Hitchin but turned pro with Rhyl. Two spells at Stevenage-second during 69/70. At Bletchley by 8/70. To Biggleswade summer 72, Stotfold summer 75-announced retirement 11/75, but made at least one appearance for Potton later that season

MOORE Bernard John (Bernard)

Born Brighton, 18 Dec 23

Position CF

Seasons for BTFC 55-56

BTFC appearances 29 BTFC goals 17

To BTFC from Brighton

From BTFC to Cambridge Utd

Other clubs before/after BTFC Brighton, Luton, Hastings/Potton, Dunstable

Notes Two spells with Brighton. PM at Potton, later coached Marston Shelton. When sold by Hastings to Luton in 2/51, the fee of £4000 was a record for any Southern League club. To Cambridge Utd Nov 56. Died July 2014.

MOORHOUSE Alan

Born Wardle, 19 Oct 25

Position W

Seasons for BTFC 49-50

BTFC appearances 80 BTFC goals 18

To BTFC from Rochdale

From BTFC to St Neots

Other clubs before/after BTFC Blackburn (am)/?

Notes Ever present (52 appearances) in 49/50, the only player to achieve this in the 1945-49 period, Died 2013

MORGAN Peter E

Born Abbots Langley, 10 Sept 44

Position FB

Seasons for BTFC 64-67

BTFC appearances 187 BTFC goals 2

To BTFC from QPR

From BTFC to Dartford

Other clubs before/after BTFC /Redhill,?

Notes Signed from QPR (with Derek Bellotti) where he had been an apprentice pro, summer 64. Released end 67/8.

MORHEN Colin B

Born Maidstone, July quarter 36

Position G

Seasons for BTFC 57-58

BTFC appearances 36 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Derby

From BTFC to Dartford

Other clubs before/after BTFC Gillingham (am)/Eccles [Kent]

Notes Signed summer 57, released summer 59. After Dartford, played village football in Kent, then became referee . First registered at Derby 12/56. Died 24 Jan 2016

MORRAD Frank

Born Brentford, 28 Feb 20

Position FB or CF

Seasons for BTFC 53-54

BTFC appearances 59 BTFC goals 1

To BTFC from Brentford

From BTFC to [?]retired

Other clubs before/after BTFC Southall, Notts Co, Leyton O, Fulham,Brighton/

Notes Guested for Arsenal, Leyton Orient and Crystal Palace in Ww2. Later ran betting shop chain in West London. Died 1981 in Spain.

MORRISON William (Willie)

Born Edinburgh, 31 March 34

Position WH

Seasons for BTFC 61-62

BTFC appearances 71 BTFC goals 5

To BTFC from Southend

From BTFC to St Neots

Other clubs before/after BTFC Merchiston Thistle, Sunderland/

Notes Signed summer 61, released summer 63. Retired from St Neots end 63/4. Acted as scout to BTFC in early 70s. Died 2001.

MOULE Brian

Born Place n/k, age 23 in 8/57

Position FB

Seasons for BTFC 57

BTFC appearances 1 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Gravesend

From BTFC to Crawley

Other clubs before/after BTFC C Palace (am)/?

Notes Made emergency reserve appearance in goal v Eastbourne in 57/8.

MURPHY Joseph Patrick (Joe)

Born Waterford, 30 March 24

Position FB

Seasons for BTFC 52

BTFC appearances 55 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Crystal Palace

From BTFC to Chelmsford

Other clubs before/after BTFC Brighton, Shelbourne, Waterford/?

Notes

MURRAY Terence Joseph (Terry)

Born Dublin, 22 May 28

Position WH or IF

Seasons for BTFC 56-60

BTFC appearances 230 BTFC goals 37

To BTFC from King’s Lynn

From BTFC to Hastings

Other clubs before/after BTFC St Paul's (Dublin), Dundalk, Hull, Bournemouth/Rushden

Notes One cap for Republic of Ireland and 6 for League of Ireland. Hull paid £6000 to sign him from Dundalk (1951). To Bournemouth 54, Kinhs Lynn 55, to BTFC summer 56. Followed Tim Kelly to Hastings summer 61. PM at Rushden (from 62/3) and continued as manager after stopping playing. Left Rushden early 69 and then helped with BTFC reserves. Later manager in insurance industry. Died 18 October 2017.

NAGY Miklos F (Mick)

Born Budapest, Hungary, 1 May 29

Position CH

Seasons for BTFC 58

BTFC appearances 1 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Yeovil

From BTFC to Deal Town

Other clubs before/after BTFC Scunthorpe, Swindon/?

Notes SL championship medal with Yeovil 54/5. Had left Deal by start of 60/1. Retired to Jersey and died ?2007

NASTRI Carlo Luciano Rafaele (Carlo)

Born Finchley, 22 Oct 35

Position W

Seasons for BTFC 60

BTFC appearances 3 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Crystal Palace

From BTFC to Ashford [Kent]

Other clubs before/after BTFC Kingstonian/Woodford Town, Herne Bay, Cray Wanderers

Notes To Palace from Kingstonian summer 58. To BTFC summer 60, released summer 61. At Woodford by 62/3, Cray by 65/6

NEWMAN Leslie (Les)

Born date and place n/k

Position MF

Seasons for BTFC 66-67

BTFC appearances 9 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Bedford BC

From BTFC to Biggleswade

Other clubs before/after BTFC /Potton, Ampthill

Notes Amateur forms 64/5 (in Mercia League side), turned pro summer 66. To Biggleswade Dec 67. At Ampthill by start 72/3

NEWMAN Ronald (Ron)

Born Ynysbwl, 1 May 33

Position W or IF

Seasons for BTFC 58-59

BTFC appearances 22 BTFC goals 8

To BTFC from Torquay

From BTFC to Rugby

Other clubs before/after BTFC Northampton, Coventry/Wellingborough, Rushden (by 62/3)

Notes

NOBLE Ronald (Ron)

Born date and place n/k

Position MF

Seasons for BTFC 66-67

BTFC appearances 12 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Eynesbury

From BTFC to Folkestone

Other clubs before/after BTFC /Dunstable, Potton, Great Barford, Bedford Utd, Ampthill

Notes To Folkestone Jan 68, Dunstable 69/70, Potton summer 1970, Bedford Utd summer 73, Ampthill summer 76

NOLAN Philip (Phil)

Born Edmonton, 29 Dec 23

Position CH

Seasons for BTFC 55-56

BTFC appearances 4 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Watford

From BTFC to De Havillands [Leavesden, Herts]

Other clubs before/after BTFC Hayes, Walthamstow Ave/Fishburn

Notes Died 2011. Permit player at De Havillands and Fishburn. Captained reserves in 56/7.

NORMAN Alan

Born date and place n/k

Position CH

Seasons for BTFC 56-58

BTFC appearances 1 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Eynesbury

From BTFC to St Neots

Other clubs before/after BTFC Bedford Avenue/?

Notes Started with Avenue Minors early 50s, Eynesbury from 53/4, first appeared for reserves as amateur 56/7, turned pro soon afterwards. Released summer 59. Later assistant manager at St Neots (69/70, assisting Frank O'Hagan)

O’HAGAN Francis (Frank)

Born Addiewell, age 22 in 8/49

Position IF

Seasons for BTFC 49-50

BTFC appearances 36 BTFC goals 7

To BTFC from Exeter

From BTFC to Rushden

Other clubs before/after BTFC Petershill, St Johnstone, East Fife, Stirling /Huntingdon Utd, St Neots, British Timken, Kempston

Notes Also employed as club groundsman while playing, and later worked as groundsman for local authority. Later managed Huntingdon (PM in 57/8), St Neots (resigned summer 71), Eynesbury (appointed summer 72, succeeding Freddie Hall), Sharnbrook (appointed April 75), Kempston, Wootton BC (general manager summer 78, with Alan Wright as manager) and possibly others; also several Bedford Sunday League teams and the League representative XI. BTFC pools agent 1972, youth team manager 78-81, assistant manager 81/2. Cousin of Jimmy McGuigan who played for Sunderland, Stockport, Crewe and Rochdale, mid-40s to mid-50s, later managing Crewe, Grimsby, Chesterfield, Rotherham and Stockport.

OLAH Bela Josef (Bela)

Born Ozd (Hungary), 8 June 38

Position W or IF

Seasons for BTFC 57

BTFC appearances 20 BTFC goals 4

To BTFC from Varas (Hungary)

From BTFC to Northampton

Other clubs before/after BTFC /Wisbech, Hastings, Gravesend, Dover

Notes Hungarian youth international. Came to UK as refugee 1956. Amateur while with BTFC, turned pro with Northampton having been in UK for the then regulation two years. . Name written OLOH in early reports. Managed Rye United in Sussex after retiring. Settled in Hastings and died there March 2016.

PAINTER Edward George (Eddie)

Born Swindon, 23 June 21

Position WH

Seasons for BTFC 52

BTFC appearances 6 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Swindon

From BTFC to Cheltenham

Other clubs before/after BTFC Reading, QPR [both wartime guests]/

Notes Died 2001

PARSKE Derek

Born [?] Wales, date n/k

Position IF

Seasons for BTFC 59

BTFC appearances 1 BTFC goals 1

To BTFC from ?

From BTFC to Bedford Avenue

Other clubs before/after BTFC /Kempston, Eynesbury

Notes Triallist in Reserves who also played and scored in first team friendly v Rushden May 60, not signed

PARTRIDGE Cyril

Born York, 12 Oct 31

Position W

Seasons for BTFC 54-55

BTFC appearances 6 BTFC goals 3

To BTFC from QPR

From BTFC to Rotherham

Other clubs before/after BTFC Leeds (amateur)/?

Notes Later reserve trainer, youth coach and scout at Leeds. Died 2014

PATON Robert Simpson Reid (“Danny”)

Born West Calder, 27 Jan 36

Position IF

Seasons for BTFC 64-68

BTFC appearances 223 BTFC goals 58

To BTFC from Oxford Utd

From BTFC to Cambridge City

Other clubs before/after BTFC Woodmuir Colliery, Newtongrange Star, Hearts, Yeovil [loan]/Washington Darts, Atlanta Chiefs, Atlanta Apollo

Notes Scored hat-trick for Hearts in the Edinburgh Derby v Hibs in 62/3, and won Scottish League Cup winners' medal with them in same season. Played for Yeovil on loan from Hearts while on National Service. Signed from Oxford January 65. Declined terms summer 69. Died March 2011 (see http://www.heartsfc.co.uk/articles/20110311/danny-paton_2241384_2313709).


PEARSON Richard J (Rich)

Born Portsmouth, 14 June 31

Position IF

Seasons for BTFC 61

BTFC appearances 9 BTFC goals 2

To BTFC from Sittingbourne

From BTFC to Canterbury

Other clubs before/after BTFC Portsmouth, Guildford, Yiewsley/Dover

Notes Triallist, not retained. Had won SL championship medal with Guildford 55/6


PENN Frank R

Born Edmonton, 15 April 27

Position IF or W

Seasons for BTFC 50

BTFC appearances 13 BTFC goals 3

To BTFC from Crystal Palace

From BTFC to Bromley

Other clubs before/after BTFC Fulham, Guildford/Hendon, St Albans

Notes Amateur, son of long-serving Fulham player and trainer of same name. Died 2001

PERKINS Brian

Born date and place n/k

Position CF

Seasons for BTFC 52

BTFC appearances 1 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Bedford Avenue

From BTFC to St Neots

Other clubs before/after BTFC Lynton Works, St Neots/?

Notes Amateur from A team, played regularly for reserves 52/3 and early 53/4. Returned for second spell at St Neots autumn 53

Brian Perkins (centre) threatens the British Timken defence in the reserve match at the Eyrie on 22 August 1953 in which he scored the third goal in a 3-0 win

PLUMMER John

Born Valenciennes (France), age 22 in 1/57

Position IF

Seasons for BTFC 56

BTFC appearances 5 BTFC goals 1

To BTFC from Tottenham (am)

From BTFC to Ulster City (Toronto)

Other clubs before/after BTFC Ulster City (Toronto)/?

Notes Amateur with Spurs. Had played in Canada with Len Garwood. Son of Arthur (prewar with Coventry, Walsall and Valenciennes). Was training as a singer at Royal Academy of Music. Returned to Canada in summer 57, later became Director of Coaching for the US Youth Soccer Association at Brigham Young University, Utah. Now lives in Vancouver.

POPE Terence John (Terry)

Born Newport (Mon), 27 Jan 26

Position G

Seasons for BTFC 55-57

BTFC appearances 131 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Newport Co

From BTFC to ?

Other clubs before/after BTFC Barry Town (am), Bargoed/?

Notes Assistant groundsman and odd-job man while playing for BTFC. Signed summer 55, released end 57/8-may not have played again. Spent 20 years as a market trader in Liverpool. Died 2003.

POTTER Thomas (Tom)

Born Haddington, age 22 in 4/49

Position FB

Seasons for BTFC 48-50

BTFC appearances 66 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Hibernian

From BTFC to Banbury

Other clubs before/after BTFC /Headington

Notes Signed on month's trial April 49, then permanently at end of season

PYGALL David Allen (David)

Born Watford, 23 Jan 39

Position IF

Seasons for BTFC 66

BTFC appearances 4 BTFC goals 1

To BTFC from Addington (SA)

From BTFC to Dunstable

Other clubs before/after BTFC Watford, Dover, Rugby, Highlands Park (SA), Boxburg (SA)/Bletchley Town, Ringwood City (Victoria, Australia)

Notes Had played under Ron Burgess at Watford. Triallist at BTFC, not retained. Now (2009) lives in Australia

QUINLAN D Alan

Born Date and place n/k

Position CH

Seasons for BTFC 47-50

BTFC appearances 31 BTFC goals 1

To BTFC from ?

From BTFC to ?

Other clubs before/after BTFC ?/?

Notes Amateur, reserve debut 47/8; lived at Watford

QUINN Desmond (Des)

Born Shrigley (Co Down), 21 March 26

Position FB

Seasons for BTFC 55-58

BTFC appearances 168 BTFC goals 1

To BTFC from Millwall

From BTFC to Sittingbourne

Other clubs before/after BTFC Stockport (am), Blackburn/Redhill

Notes Later managed Muirheads FC (Beckenham) and Redriff FC (Bermondsey). Grandfather of Rory Allen (Tottenham and Portsmouth, 1990s). Died 1980.

REID Michael James (Micky)

Born Wolverhampton, 27 Aug 37

Position CF

Seasons for BTFC 56

BTFC appearances 13 BTFC goals 11

To BTFC from Tonbridge

From BTFC to Dartford

Other clubs before/after BTFC Wolves, Bournemouth, Portsmouth, Watford, Yeovil/Hastings, Poole, Guildford

Notes SL championship medal with Yeovil 54/5. Died 1975.

RILEY Christopher John (Chris)

Born Rhyl, 19 Jan 39

Position CF

Seasons for BTFC 66

BTFC appearances 16 BTFC goals 6

To BTFC from Tranmere [loan]

From BTFC to Tranmere

Other clubs before/after BTFC Crewe/Kettering, Stamford, Banbury

Notes RAF officer, was under training at RAF Henlow, still on Tranmere's books but loaned to BTFC till end of 66/67. At Banbury 70/1, still playing in RAF football in 73. Died 1983

RITCHIE Thomas (Tom)

Born Bangor (NI), 10 July 30

Position CF

Seasons for BTFC 57

BTFC appearances 16 BTFC goals 6

To BTFC from Dartford

From BTFC to Grimsby

Other clubs before/after BTFC Bangor C (NI), Man Utd, Reading/Barrow, Guildford

Notes Signed Jan 58. Offered terms for 58/9 but declined. To Barrow 12/58, Guldford summer 59. Died 2017

ROBINSON Brian Thomas Arthur (Brian)

Born Paddington, 2 April 46

Position G

Seasons for BTFC 66

BTFC appearances 11 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Peterborough

From BTFC to Bletchley Town

Other clubs before/after BTFC St Neots (am)/Nuneaton, MK City, Bedford, Bedworth, Hitchin, Barton Rovers

Notes Brief second spell with BTFC early in 78/9, signed from MK City as cover, but moved to Bedworth Sept 78 without making a further competitive first team appearance. At Hitchin by 80/1, Barton 81/2 (played for both clubs v BTFC in FA Cup)

ROBINSON Maurice

Born Newark, 9 Nov 29

Position W

Seasons for BTFC 58-60

BTFC appearances 98 BTFC goals 42

To BTFC from Northampton

From BTFC to Sittingbourne

Other clubs before/after BTFC Ransome & Marles, Leeds, Gainsborough, Doncaster, Hastings, Kettering/St Neots

Notes SL championship medal with Kettering 56/7. Released late 60/1 to Sittingbourne, at St Neots by following season

ROBBINS Edward (Ted)

Born place n/k, age 17 in 64

Position W

Seasons for BTFC 66-67

BTFC appearances 17 BTFC goals 2

To BTFC from Bedford BC

From BTFC to Potton

Other clubs before/after BTFC /Wellingborough, Ampthill, Potton

Notes In Youth team 64/5, first team debut 66/7. Released after 67/8. Two spells at Potton. To Ampthill 10/74, player-coach Feb 77, to Potton again summer 77.

ROOKE Ronald Leslie (Ronnie)

Born Guildford, 7 Nov 11

Position CF

Seasons for BTFC (1) 50-53, (2) 59-60

BTFC appearances (1) 136, (2) 2 BTFC goals (1) 97, (2) 1

To BTFC from (1) Crystal Palace, (2) Vickers Engineering

From BTFC to (1) Haywards Heath, (2) [retired]

Other clubs before/after BTFC (1) Guildford, Woking, C Palace, Fulham, Arsenal/, (2) Addlestone/

Notes Player manager Feb 51- Dec 53, Manager summer 59-Sept 61. In second spell with club had basically retired as player but made occasional reserve appearances and two emergency first team ones. One wartime cap for England, 1st Div Championship medal with Arsenal 1948. PM at C Palace (second spell), Addlestone, Vickers and Haywards Heath.

For a detailed biography go to Managers and Coaches, 1945-82


ROWLAND David Charles (Charlie)

Born Stotfold, 12 Sept 40

Position W or IF

Seasons for BTFC (1) 60, (2) 63-64

BTFC appearances (1) 3, (2) 7 BTFC goals (1) 1, (2) 1

To BTFC from (1) Arlesey, (2) Biggleswade

From BTFC to (1) Biggleswade, (2) ?

Other clubs before/after BTFC West Ham (am), Arlesey, Luton/?

Notes England schoolboy international. Short spell as pro early 60/1, then moved to Biggleswade before returning 9/63. Two spells at Arlesey. Was also sometimes known as David . Had appeared for both West Ham "A" and Luton "A" v Eaglets in Metropolitan League before joining in 60/1.

RUDKIN Thomas William (Tommy)

Born Peterborough, 16 June 19

Position W

Seasons for BTFC 52

BTFC appearances 1 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Peterborough

From BTFC to Helpston (Hunts)

Other clubs before/after BTFC Cresswell, Wolves, Lincoln, Peterborough, Arsenal, Southampton, Bristol City, Weston-super-Mare, Hastings/

Notes Two spells at Peterborough (first spell started with move from Lincoln in 1939 and ended with £1800 transfer to Arsenal, Dec 1946). Should have made at least one more appearance but missed coach to match at Lovells Athletic, forcing team to play with ten men. Became publican at Helpston near Peterborough and played for village club. Died 1969

RYAN John Joseph (“Buck”)

Born Alloa, 16 Oct 30

Position CF

Seasons for BTFC 61

BTFC appearances 6 BTFC goals 4

To BTFC from Bristol City

From BTFC to [?] retired

Other clubs before/after BTFC Bradenstoke (Wilts), Chippenham, Charlton, Newcastle/

Notes . Triallist, not retained-BTFC probably his last club. Settled in Wilts after retiring, worked as fireman at RAF Lyneham. Died 2008