Players List 1967-82, S-Z

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 Player List 1967-82, O-R

SARGENT Gary Stuart (Gary)

Born Turvey (Beds), 11 Sept 52

Position CF

Seasons for BTFC 73-76

BTFC appearances 234 BTFC goals 92

To BTFC from Scunthorpe

From BTFC to Peterborough

Other clubs before/after BTFC Bedford BC (am), Norwich/Northampton, Barnet, Wellingborough, Irthlingborough, Northampton Spencer

Notes Signed summer 73, to Peterborough for £7000, June 77. Later managed Northampton Spencer, 1986-2002 (becoming the longest serving UCL manager). Local press claimed that he reached 100 goals for BTFC late in 76/7, but this may include friendlies and a few competitive matches where not all scorers are known.

SCURR John Thomas (Jackie)

Born North Shields, 30 Sep 40

Position MF

Seasons for BTFC 68-73

BTFC appearances 288 BTFC goals 18

To BTFC from Cambridge Utd

From BTFC to Dunstable

Other clubs before/after BTFC Arsenal, Carlisle, King’s Lynn/Stotfold

Notes Signed on loan at end 68/9, permanently in summer 69, released end 73/4. Died 2013.

SEALEY Alan William

Born Hampton, 22 April 42

Position W

Seasons for BTFC 68

BTFC appearances 22 BTFC goals 3

To BTFC from Plymouth

From BTFC to Romford

Other clubs before/after BTFC Leyton Orient, West Ham/

Notes Signed on two year contract 11/68 but released summer 69 after refusing to attend pre-season training. Birthplace is as per West Ham site; Hugman FL Players’ Records says Canning Town. European Cup Winners' Cup medal at West Ham 1965 (scored twice in final). Died 1996. Nephew Les Sealey played for West Ham and Man Utd. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Sealey.

SETCHELL John

Born 20 in 11/79

Position F

Seasons for BTFC 79

BTFC appearances 3 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Nuneaton

From BTFC to ?

Other clubs before/after BTFC Bedworth/VS Rugby

Notes Signed Nov 79. Had left by end of 79/80. AT VS Rugby by at least 82/3, won FA Vase winner's medal with them that year

SHREEVES Russell

Born?

Position D

Seasons for BTFC 71-77

BTFC appearances 76 BTFC goals 3

To BTFC from Silver Jubilee YC

From BTFC to Kempston

Other clubs before/after BTFC /Irthlingborough, Kempston, Wootton BC

Notes Youth team from 71/2, first team debut 73/4, signed pro summer 74. On non-contract link to Kempston in 77/8. To Kempston permanently summer 78, Irthlingborough 79/80. Kempston again start 80/1, Wootton 8/82. Later chairman of Kempston.

SILOUS Kevin

Born 16 in 8/81

Position ?

Seasons for BTFC 81

BTFC appearances 1 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from [Youth]

From BTFC to ?

Other clubs before/after BTFC ?/?

Notes Youth team player appeared as sub at Kidderminster 1/82. ?Related to Ray?

SILOUS Ray

Born 19 in 8/73

Position F

Seasons for BTFC 71-74

BTFC appearances 61 BTFC goals 12

To BTFC from Westfield YC

From BTFC to MK City

Other clubs before/after BTFC /Chorley, Horwich RMI, Macclesfield

Notes Amateur in Reserves at end of 70/1 and UCL side start 71/2, pro 8/71. To MK in swap for Glen Burdett, week ending 13/12/74. Later coach at Leigh RMI (see http://www.magpiesinspace.co.uk/forumnew/viewtopic.php?t=1180&highlight=&sid=e6b1463e9e664b923e89175a3bc6827f and archive.thisislancashire.co.uk/1995/11/10. ) ?Related to Kevin?

SIMONS Ronald (Ronnie)

Born 20 in 1/79

Position F

Seasons for BTFC 78-79

BTFC appearances 24 BTFC goals 7

To BTFC from Kempston

From BTFC to Wootton BC

Other clubs before/after BTFC /Kempston, Wootton, Raunds

Notes In Beds Schools side 72/3 (Silver Jubilee school). From Kempston Xmas 78. Dropped for breach of discipline for last game of 78/9. Still on books start 79/80 but to Wootton by end of 8/79. Back at Kempston early 80/1, Wootton again early 81/2, Raunds by 12/82

SKINN David

See Best Years Players S-Z

SMITH Christopher (Chris)

Born Lidlington, 15 in 9/77

Position D

Seasons for BTFC 77-78

BTFC appearances 2 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Marston Colts

From BTFC to ?

Other clubs before/after BTFC /Kempston, Rushden

Notes Only 15 debut v Willesden in FAC 9/77, age 15 yrs 7 mnths- thought to be the club’s youngest debutant. At Kempston by 81/2, Rushden early 83

SMITH Laurence (Lol)

Born Borehamwood, dob n/k

Position MF

Seasons for BTFC 71-72, 74

BTFC appearances 10 BTFC goals 1

To BTFC from [Youth]

From BTFC to ?

Other clubs before/after BTFC ?/?

Notes Youth team from 71/2, 1st team debut v Dartford late 72/3. Played in one EPFC match in 74/5 as emergency replacement (and scored)

SOLOMAN--------

Born ?

Position F

Seasons for BTFC 69

BTFC appearances 1 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from ?

From BTFC to ?

Other clubs before/after BTFC ?/?

Notes Played one EPFC match at end of 69/70. Nothing else known

SORBIE Charles (Charlie)

Born 19 in 6/73

Position CF

Seasons for BTFC 71-72

BTFC appearances 41 BTFC goals 9

To BTFC from Luton

From BTFC to Nuneaton

Other clubs before/after BTFC /Coventry Sporting

Notes Triallist at end of 71/2, signed permanently summer 72. Released summer 73 to Nuneaton. Was at Coventry Sporting by 75/6.

SPILLANE David

Born?

Position F

Seasons for BTFC 76-77

BTFC appearances 28 BTFC goals 7

To BTFC from Stevenage

From BTFC to Cambridge City

Other clubs before/after BTFC Raunds, Cambridge City, Dunstable/Wellingborough

Notes At Raunds 70/1. Signed on trial 8/76, then permanently. Returned to Cambridge City 10/77

STEELE Barry

Born?

Position F

Seasons for BTFC 70

BTFC appearances 2 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from St Neots

From BTFC to St Neots

Other clubs before/after BTFC /Letchworth, Potton, St Neots, Kempston, Potton, Arlesey, Potton

Notes On loan from St Neots for EPFC matches late 70/1. At least two spells at St Neots and three at Potton. Kempston summer 74, back to Potton 8/75, Arlesey early 77, back to Potton by end season. Name sometimes spelled STEEL.

STEVENS Brian

(Photo by kind permission of Jeff Trice)

Born London, ?1948

Position D

Seasons for BTFC 67-69

BTFC appearances 92 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from C Palace

From BTFC to Margate

Other clubs before/after BTFC /Tonbridge, Hendon, Walton & Hersham

Notes Apprentice at Palace 64. Signed late 67/8. To Margate summer 70. Tonbridge 71, Hendon 74, Walton 76. See http://www.margatefchistory.com/brianstevens.shtml.

SUTTON Ray

Born?

Position W

Seasons for BTFC 69-70

BTFC appearances 5 BTFC goals 1

To BTFC from Ely

From BTFC to ?[retired]

Other clubs before/after BTFC Biggleswade, Bletchley Town/

Notes PE teacher, joined as first team trainer/coach in summer 69 but made a few appearances as a player- including one as sub in 70/1-as well as some for reserves

TEWLEY Alan Bernard (Alan)

Born Leicester, 22 Jan 45

Position F

Seasons for BTFC 72

BTFC appearances 6 BTFC goals 1

To BTFC from Crewe

From BTFC to Crewe

Other clubs before/after BTFC Leicester, Bradford PA/Boston Utd, Wigston

Notes On loan from Crewe autumn 72 but not signed permanently. Moved from Crewe to Boston summer 73.

THEAR Anthony Charles (Tony)

Born Edmonton, 4 Feb 48

Position CF

Seasons for BTFC 67-69

BTFC appearances 39 BTFC goals 8

To BTFC from Gillingham

From BTFC to Folkestone

Other clubs before/after BTFC Arsenal, Luton/Dunstable, St Albans

Notes Two loan spells from Gillingham in 67/8, signed permanently summer 68. To Folkestone 10/69. PM at Dunstable 72/3, at St Albans 73/4

THEODORE Cass

[Photo by kind permission of Jeff Trice]

Born 14 May 47

Position CF

Seasons for BTFC 67

BTFC appearances 23 BTFC goals 13

To BTFC from Romford

From BTFC to Margate

Other clubs before/after BTFC Gillingham/Panionios (Greece), EPA Larnaca (Cyprus), NY Cosmos (USA).

Notes Signed from Romford 11/67. Moved to Margate on eve of 68/9 without making any appearances that season. See http://www.margatefchistory.com/casstheodore.shtml

THOMPSON Ian

Born?

Position D

Seasons for BTFC 80

BTFC appearances 3 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from [Youth]

From BTFC to Kempston

Other clubs before/after BTFC ?/?

Notes From youth/reserves, sub at Dunstable in BPC late 80/1. To Kempston late 81/2

THOMPSON Roger

Born 29 in 10/69

Position D

Seasons for BTFC 69

BTFC appearances 6 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Tamworth

From BTFC to Epping

Other clubs before/after BTFC Aston Villa, Nuneaton, Barnet/

Notes Signed 10/69, released end 69/70. PM at Epping, later managed Hayes, Barnet (two spells, one in succession to Barry Fry in 1984, left 86), coached at Edmonton Drillers (Canada) and San Jose Earthquakes [USA], youth coach at Arsenal and assistant manager at Fulham. In 2006 was commercial manager of Leek Town.

TOWNSEND Neil Royston

Born Long Buckby, 1 Feb 50

Position CH

Seasons for BTFC 72

BTFC appearances 48 BTFC goals 1

To BTFC from Northampton (loan)

From BTFC to Southend

Other clubs before/after BTFC /Weymouth, Bournemouth

Notes From Northampton on season's loan 8/72: sold by Northampton to Southend for £6K fee summer 73, of which BTFC received 10% as an ex gratia payment

WALKER James Frederick (Jim)

Born Sheffield, 1 July 31

Position FB

Seasons for BTFC 73-76

BTFC appearances 1 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Peterborough

From BTFC to [retired]

Other clubs before/after BTFC Sheff Utd, Huddersfield/

Notes Manager of BTFC 73-77, had retired but made at least one appearance as emergency sub (eg v Scarborough in FAT semi-final 2nd leg 74/5). Trainer/coach at Peterborough from retirement as player in 64/5 to 72/3 and caretaker-manager autumn 72. Later youth team manager there. See Managers and Coaches, 1945-82

WALKER Paul

Born Leeds, 21 in 12/72

Position F

Seasons for BTFC 72

BTFC appearances 5 BTFC goals 2

To BTFC from ?

From BTFC to ?

Other clubs before/after BTFC ?/?

Notes MSc student at Cranfield, had played for Leeds and Yorks Schoolboys, reserve debut 10/72. Nothing else known.

WALKER Robert (Bob)

Born Wallsend, 23 July 52

Position WH

Seasons for BTFC 68

BTFC appearances 1 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Colchester

From BTFC to Dover

Other clubs before/after BTFC Gateshead, Brighton, Ashford (Kent), Hartlepools, Margate, Bournemouth/Salisbury

Notes Triallist, not retained

WALTERS Peter Louis (Peter)

Born Newcastle, 8 June 52

Position G

Seasons for BTFC 78-79

BTFC appearances 83 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Corby

From BTFC to Kettering

Other clubs before/after BTFC Middlesbrough (amateur), Hull, Darlington (loan)/Scarborough

Notes Signed end Sept 78 for £1000; last game for Corby was v BTFC . Refused terms and moved to Kettering, summer 80

WELLS Billy

Born?

Position D

Seasons for BTFC 67-68

BTFC appearances 1 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from ?

From BTFC to Potton

Other clubs before/after BTFC ?/?

Notes Youth XI player used in reserves (from 67/8) and EPFC. At Potton by 12/70

WHITE Colin

Born?

Position W

Seasons for BTFC 68 -69

BTFC appearances 4 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Hemel Hempstead

From BTFC to ?

Other clubs before/after BTFC?/?

Notes Amateur forms summer 68

WILLIAMS Terry ("Tex")

Born?

Position CF

Seasons for BTFC 68

BTFC appearances 1 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Kempston

From BTFC to Kempston

Other clubs before/after BTFC ?/?

Notes Amateur, triallist autumn 68, not retained. Also played (and scored) in friendly v Charlton, October 68. Spent long period at Kempston.

WILLIAMS Trevor S

Born Cardiff, dob n/k

Position W

Seasons for BTFC 70

BTFC appearances 2 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Cardiff College of Education

From BTFC to Kempston

Other clubs before/after BTFC ?/St Albans, Hitchin, Slough Town

Notes Welsh amateur international, first capped while at Cardiff College of Education (see http://www.penmon.org/page85.htm). Triallist in reserves 9/70, remained for rest of season. PE teacher at Newnham School. To Kempston summer 71, St Albans later in 71/2, at Hitchin by early 73 , at Slough by 73/4.

WRIGHT Alan

See Best Years Players S-Z and Managers and Coaches, 1945-82

WRIGHT Robert (Bobby)

Born 16 in 4/71

Position FB

Seasons for BTFC 71-73

BTFC appearances 6 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from [Youth]

From BTFC to Wootton BC

Other clubs before/after BTFC ?/?

Notes In youth XI late 71/2. To Wootton summer 74

ZACHARSKI “Steve”

Born Poland, dob n/k

Position F

Seasons for BTFC 76

BTFC appearances 5 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Bedford Utd

From BTFC to Bedford Utd

Other clubs before/after BTFC ?/?

Notes Triallist signed 8/76 but not retained. At first described as "Best" in reports although this was clearly a nickname, presumably after George Best. Said to have spoken almost no English, correct Christian name unknown. Three appearances (all as a “used” sub) are documented but programme stats for FA Cup match v St Neots on 23/10/76 credit him with five in competitive matches to that date. Back at Bedford Utd by 11/76.