Players List 1967-82, O-R

These lists have been compiled in a similar format to the Best Years Player Lists (see Players Lists for the Best Years 1950-67),

Links: Players List 1967-82, A-B Players List 1967-82, C-D Players List 1967-82, E-G Players List 1967-82, H-K Players List 1967-82, L-N P layer List 1967-82, S-Z

O'KEEFE James (Jim)

Born 20 in 7/73

Position CF

Seasons for BTFC 71-72

BTFC appearances 3 BTFC goals 3

To BTFC from [Youth XI]

Notes Youth team player used in MFC late 71/2, but killed in car accident July 1973

O'ROURKE Kenneth (Kenny)

Born Lambeth, 8 Dec 49

Position F

Seasons for BTFC 68

BTFC appearances 12 BTFC goals 3

To BTFC from Colchester

From BTFC to Metropolitan Police

Other clubs before/after BTFC L Orient, Arsenal, Ipswich/?

Notes Signed 12/68, released end of season. Brother John played for Luton, Middlesbrough, Ipswich, Coventry, QPR and Bournemouth. Player-coach at Met Police.

PARKER Colin

Born

Position MF

Seasons for BTFC 69

BTFC appearances 8 BTFC goals 1

To BTFC from Guildford

From BTFC to Bletchley Town

Other clubs before/after BTFC ?/?

Notes Signed summer 69. To Bletchley by summer 70

PARRATT David

Born?

Position MF

Seasons for BTFC 71-75

BTFC appearances 129 BTFC goals 24

To BTFC from Borehamwood

From BTFC to Dunstable (loan)

Other clubs before/after BTFC /Wealdstone, Aylesbury, St Albans

Notes England schoolboy international. First reserve appearance 12/71, signed pro 12/72. Scored six for reserves v Timken 10/73. Loaned to Dunstable 9/76, then to Wealdstone 1/77, joined them permanently end season. To Aylesbury by April 79, St Albans 81/2

PATON Danny

See Best Years Players J-R

PAYNE John

Born Swansea, 21 in 1/71

Position FB

Seasons for BTFC 70

BTFC appearances 17 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Peterborough

From BTFC to Bletchley Town

Other clubs before/after BTFC Swansea/Kempston, Potton, Renhold

Notes Signed early Jan 71, to Bletchley summer 71, Kempston by 11/75, Potton 10/76. Playing for Renhold in Beds League 82/3 but was banned sine die for hitting a referee at end of that season

PEACOCK Ray

Born “Late 20s” in 8/74

Position G

Seasons for BTFC 74-77

BTFC appearances 221 BTFC goals 1

To BTFC from Cambridge City

From BTFC to Kempston

Other clubs before/after BTFC Watford, Stevenage/MK City

Notes Had been out of football for a time when signed summer 74. To Kempston summer 78. Later came "out of retirement" to help MK City 81/2. Ran football souvenir business.

PERKINS Glen Stewart (Glen)

Born Northampton, 12 Oct 60

Position FB

Seasons for BTFC 80

BTFC appearances 7 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Northampton

From BTFC to Wellingborough

Other clubs before/after BTFC Kettering [Loan]/?

Notes Had been on loan at Kettering for part of 79/80. Released 2/81

PHILLIPS Peter Stuart (Peter)

Born Wellingborough, 12 June 46

Position F

Seasons for BTFC 74-76

BTFC appearances 108 BTFC goals 35

To BTFC from Cambridge Utd

From BTFC to [retired]

Other clubs before/after BTFC Bishops Stortford (am), Luton, Torquay/

Notes England amateur international (2 caps), Cambridge Blue in football and athletics. Signed 8/74. Missed most of 76/7 due to illness and retired summer 77 after heart murmur diagnosed. Became chartered accountant.

PIOTROWSKI Jan

Born Bedford, 18 in 8/81

Position MF

Seasons for BTFC 80

BTFC appearances 23 BTFC goals 1

To BTFC from Luton

From BTFC to Kempston

Other clubs before/after BTFC /Bedford Utd

Notes Signed summer 80. Released 4/81, at Kempston 81/2. Local press gave his name as “Trotowski” when first signed!

PLATNAUER Nicholas Robert (Nicky)

Born Leicester, 10 June 61

Position FB

Seasons for BTFC 78-81

BTFC appearances 123 BTFC goals 21

To BTFC from [Youth]

From BTFC to Bristol Rovers

Other clubs before/after BTFC /Coventry, Birmingham, Reading (loan), Cardiff, Notts Co, Port Vale (loan), Leicester, Scunthorpe, Mansfield, Lincoln, Bedworth, Hinkley

Notes Youth squad start 78/9, debut at end of that season. To Bristol Rovs summer 82 for £5k, then Coventry summer 83 for £50k. Later player-coach at Bedworth and managed Rothwell, Kettering, New BTFC (Jan 2004-Feb 2007 and again from spring 2012-May 2013, having previously been assistant manager from 2011], and assistant manager at Hinkley. Brother in law of Kevin James. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Platnauer.

RANSON Peter

Born?

Position W

Seasons for BTFC 68-70

BTFC appearances 26 BTFC goals 7

To BTFC from Biggleswade

From BTFC to Bletchley Town

Other clubs before/after BTFC /Sandy

Notes Amateur forms summer 68, signed pro 12/68. At Bletchley by 3/70. To Sandy summer 72. Became PM at Sandy summer 74, later reverted to just playing, still there 81/2.

RAVEY Kenneth J (Ken)

Born 16 in 3/78

Position F

Seasons for BTFC 77-78

BTFC appearances 6 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from [Youth]

From BTFC to Ampthill

Other clubs before/after BTFC ?/?

Notes Youth team early 77/8. Sub used v Atherstone 3/78, continued into 78/9. At Ampthill by early 79/80

RICHARDSON John

Born?

Position D

Seasons for BTFC 77-79

BTFC appearances 17 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from ?

From BTFC to Kempston

Other clubs before/after BTFC /Wootton BC

Notes Teacher, wrote for trial start 77/8. To Kempston summer 78. Back at BTFC early 79/80 but not clear if he had been on books all along? Released summer 80, at Wootton early 80/1

RILEY James (Jim)

Born 24 in 4/77

Position F

Seasons for BTFC 76

BTFC appearances ?1 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Wolverton

From BTFC to Wolverton

Other clubs before/after BTFC ?/?

Notes Signed in injury crisis April 77, non-contract, unused sub once, named in programme as starter v Dartford at home but BTFC actual lineup unknown, so unclear if he played. Nothing else known.

ROACH Dennis N


Born London, 27 in 6/68

Position CH

Seasons for BTFC 68-71

BTFC appearances 211 BTFC goals 3

To BTFC from Barnet

From BTFC to Hillingdon

Other clubs before/after BTFC Hendon, Hayes/St Albans

Notes Signed summer 68-formerly an amateur, had turned pro at Barnet. To Hillingdon summer 72, refused terms for 72/3. Later well- known players' agent, acted for Glenn Hoddle.

ROBBINS Ted

See Best Years Players J-R

ROBERTS Elwyn

Born Corby, 22 in 1/79

Position F

Seasons for BTFC 77-78

BTFC appearances 89 BTFC goals 29

To BTFC from Corby

From BTFC to Apiah FC [Sydney]

Other clubs before/after BTFC /Barnet, Kidderminster, Corby

Notes Signed week ending 14/10/77 for £500. Emigrated to Australia towards end of 78/9, because of uncertain job situation at BSC Corby where he worked. Originally his release was on terms that he would rejoin BTFC in 80/1 but this never happened. Returned to Corby ?2/81. Later managed Corby and Nuneaton.

ROBERTSON Stuart John (Stuart)

Born Nottingham, 16 Dec 46

Position CH

Seasons for BTFC 79

BTFC appearances 44 BTFC goals 2

To BTFC from Northampton

From BTFC to ?

Other clubs before/after BTFC Notts Forest, Doncaster/?

Notes Signed summer 79, released at end of season. May have retired at that stage. Later managed sports complex in Northampton. Promotion winner at Northampton 75/6.

ROBINSON Peter (junior)

Born Wootton, 17 in 12/78

Position F

Seasons for BTFC 77-81

BTFC appearances 130 BTFC goals 45

To BTFC from [Youth]

From BTFC to Barnet

Other clubs before/after BTFC /Wootton, Rushden, Buckingham, Aylesbury

Notes Youth squad 77/8, debut at end of season. To Barnet (rejoining Barry Fry) summer 82, Wootton autumn 82, later rejoined Trevor Gould at Rushden, to Buckingham 1/85, Aylesbury (again rejoining Gould) summer 86, stayed until 91/2. Had become a defender by this time. Plumber by trade

ROBINSON Peter John (senior)

Born St Ives (Cambs), 11 April 49

Position CH

Seasons for BTFC 77-78

BTFC appearances 32 BTFC goals 2

To BTFC from Cambridge City

From BTFC to Dunstable

Other clubs before/after BTFC Cambridge Utd, Southend, Margate, Romford, King's Lynn, Dunstable/

Notes Signed on loan from Cambridge C 12/77, permanently soon after. Broke leg Oct 78, released end 78/9, retired after short second spell at Dunstable to concentrate on coaching in the Aylesbury area where he lived. Accountant.

RODNEY Neil

Born Bedford, 16 in 2/70

Position D

Seasons for BTFC 70-73

BTFC appearances 25 BTFC goals 2

To BTFC from Silver Jubilee YC

From BTFC to Bletchley Town

Other clubs before/after BTFC /Bedford Utd, Wolverton, Ampthill

Notes Debut in reserves 2/70 at age 16. To Bletchley 12/73. Bedford Utd summer 74. At Wolverton 75/6. At Ampthill early 82/3. Coach to new BTFC 94/5.

RUSSELL Steven (Steve)

Born?

Position D

Seasons for BTFC 78

BTFC appearances 7 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Dunstable

From BTFC to Dunstable

Other clubs before/after BTFC ?/?

Notes Guested in friendly v Peterborough end 77/8, signed in summer, returned to Dunstable Xmas 78

RYDER Robert (Bob)

Born Bolton, 11 July 43

Position FB

Seasons for BTFC 67-69

BTFC appearances 80 BTFC goals 1

To BTFC from Gillingham

From BTFC to Stevenage

Other clubs before/after BTFC Nantwich/?

Notes Signed on loan from Gillingham 11/67, permanently shortly afterwards. To Stevenage 3/70. Died 2000.