Player List 1967-82, A-B

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, 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 Player List 1967-82, S-Z

ACKERMAN Anthony A (Tony)

Born Islington, 20 Feb 48

Position CH

Seasons for BTFC 67

BTFC appearances 1 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Leyton Orient

From BTFC to Bexley

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

Notes Signed on trial 9/67, stayed to end of season but not signed permanently

ADAMS Clive

Born ?

Position W

Seasons for BTFC 67

BTFC appearances 2 BTFC goals 1

To BTFC from Peterborough

From BTFC to Bletchley Town

Other clubs before/after BTFC Chelsea (am)/St Neots, Bourne Town

Notes Triallist not retained. At Bletchley by 1/68

ADAMS Lou

See Best Years Players A-B

ALBURY William Frederick (Bill)

Born Portsmouth, 10 Aug 43

Position MF

Seasons for BTFC 67

BTFC appearances 7 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Yeovil

From BTFC to Waterlooville

Other clubs before/after BTFC Portsmouth, Gillingham/Botley

Notes Played against BTFC for Gillingham in FA Cup in 59/60

ALEXANDER Alan

Born Cumbernauld, 1 Nov 41

Position G

Seasons for BTFC 71-73

BTFC appearances 155 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Corby

From BTFC to [retired]

Other clubs before/after BTFC Bradford PA/

Notes Triallist 11/71, signed permanently shortly afterwards. Released end 73/4, believed to have retired ,

ALLCOCK David (Dave)

Born 23 in 6/71

Position MF

Seasons for BTFC 70

BTFC appearances 4 BTFC goals 1

To BTFC from Bedford Avenue

From BTFC to Kempston

Other clubs before/after BTFC ?/Potton

Notes Amateur, triallist in reserves 9/70, stayed for rest of season. To Potton from Kempston summer 72. Left Potton Dec 1972 to work in Manchester area.

BAILLIE James (Jim)

Born Scotland, dob n/k

Position F

Seasons for BTFC 72

BTFC appearances 19 BTFC goals 1

To BTFC from Cambridge City

From BTFC to Dunfermline

Other clubs before/after BTFC Lochore Welfare, Celtic, Alloa/Berwick

Notes Triallist 8/72, signed permanently soon afterwards but released summer 73

BAKER David

Born 18 in early 82

Position F

Seasons for BTFC 81

BTFC appearances 2 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from [Youth]

From BTFC to Wootton BC

Other clubs before/after BTFC ?/?

Notes From Youth team, sub in last ever home match, April 81/2, started at Nuneaton in last ever match the following week. To Wootton summer 82. Brother of Martin.

BAKER Martin

Born ?16 in early 82

Position G

Seasons for BTFC 81

BTFC appearances 1 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from [Youth]

From BTFC to Wootton BC

Other clubs before/after BTFC ?/?

Notes From youth team, only appearance v Witney late 81/2. At Wootton by early 82/3. Brother of David

BALDRY William Joseph (Bill)

Born Luton, 9 July 56

Position FB

Seasons for BTFC 77

BTFC appearances 6 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Cambridge Utd

From BTFC to Hitchin

Other clubs before/after BTFC Luton/Barnet, Bishop's Stortford, St Albans, Barton Rovers

Notes Signed 10/77. Later managed Brache Sparta [South Midlands League]

BARRETT David (Dave)

Born?

Position F

Seasons for BTFC 70

BTFC appearances 3 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from [South Africa]

From BTFC to Limerick

Other clubs before/after BTFC Arsenal, Guildford, Cambridge Utd/?

Notes Triallist 11/70, not retained. Had been playing in South Africa since leaving Cambridge Utd. At Guildford 60-64, to Cambridge Utd summer 65.

BARRON Roger William (Roger)

Born Northampton, 30 June 47

Position G

Seasons for BTFC 69-71

BTFC appearances 137 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Northampton

From BTFC to Bletchley Town

Other clubs before/after BTFC /Dunstable

Notes Left Nov 71. Retired after Dunstable due to injuries. Lives in Northampton. Father Bill played for Wolves, Charlton, Northampton and Kettering late 40s-early 50s and also played county cricket for Lancashire and Northants.

BASTIN Michael

Born 16 in early 82

Position F

Seasons for BTFC 81

BTFC appearances 11 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from [Youth]

From BTFC to Wootton BC

Other clubs before/after BTFC ?/?

Notes Debut late 81/2, from youth team, at Wootton by early 83

BENSLEY Roger

Born

Position D

Seasons for BTFC 73

BTFC appearances 3 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Peterborough

From BTFC to ?

Other clubs before/after BTFC ?/?

Notes Amateur triallist from 8/73, lived at St Neots, signed pro Sept 73

BEST William James Blaikley (Billy)

Born Gartcosh, 7 Sep 43

Position MF

Seasons for BTFC 78-81

BTFC appearances 197 BTFC goals 17

To BTFC from Northampton

From BTFC to Corby

Other clubs before/after BTFC Pollock Jnrs, Northampton, Southend/[retired]

Notes Two spells at Northampton. Was painter and decorator in partnership with Graham Felton. Signed summer 78. Promotion winner at Northampton 75/6. Retired after leaving Corby in 83.

BLACKWELL Kevin Patrick (Kevin)

Born Luton, 21 Dec 58

Position G

Seasons for BTFC 77

BTFC appearances 5 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Cambridge Utd

From BTFC to Barton Rovers

Other clubs before/after BTFC Electrolux/Boston, Barnet, Scarborough, Notts Co, Torquay, Huddersfield, Plymouth, Sheffield Utd.

Notes Signed summer 77. Had moved to Barton by end 77/8, played for them in FA Vase final (loser’s medal) that season. Later managed Leeds, Luton, Sheffield Utd, Bury (Lancs). Player-coach when at Plymouth. Has also coached at Huddersfield, Bury, Sheffield Utd, Crystal Palace, Barnet, QPR (assisting Neil Warnock) and currently (2018) Cardiff. Was assistant manager at Leeds before becoming manager. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Blackwell.

BOYD Ian

Born Greenock, date n/k

Position MF

Seasons for BTFC 71-72

BTFC appearances 60 BTFC goals 3

To BTFC from Pollock

From BTFC to Bletchley Town

Other clubs before/after BTFC Pollock, Dumbarton, Hamilton Acads/Wolverton

Notes Amateur in reserves start 71/2, turned pro during season. Released summer 73. Wolverton by 12/74

BOYLE Kevin

Born?

Position F

Seasons for BTFC 77

BTFC appearances 1 BTFC goals 1

To BTFC from Queen’s Park [Scotland]

From BTFC to ?

Other clubs before/after BTFC ?/?

Notes Guested, and scored, v Peterborough in friendly at end of 77/8, but not signed

BRACKLEY Philip (Phil)

Born?

Position D

Seasons for BTFC 68-71

BTFC appearances 3 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from [Youth]

From BTFC to Ampthill

Other clubs before/after BTFC /Kempston

Notes Youth team player used in some MFC matches 68/9-71/2. Played for Potton when not needed. PM at Kempston from start 82/3 to 12/82.

BRIDGE Ronald (Ron)

Born 21 in 1/77

Position F

Seasons for BTFC 76

BTFC appearances 4 BTFC goals 1

To BTFC from Kempston

From BTFC to Kempston

Other clubs before/after BTFC /Ampthill, Potton

Notes Non-contract player , returned to Kempston 3/77, at Ampthill by start 79/80, still there 82/3, to Potton summer 84

BRISTOW Robert J (Bobby)

Born Age 16 in 9/65

Position W

Seasons for BTFC 67-68

BTFC appearances 49 BTFC goals 10

To BTFC from QPR

From BTFC to Barnet

Other clubs before/after BTFC Arsenal/?

Notes Suspended from 12/68 to 3/69 for failing to turn up for reserve match, released end 68/9

BROWN, Bill

See Best Years Players A-B

BROWN Joseph (Joe)

Born Nevis (West Indies), 26 in 78/9

Position CF

Seasons for BTFC (1) 72-73, (2)77-78

BTFC appearances (1) 1, (2) 68 BTFC goals (1) 0, (2) 29

To BTFC from (1)[Youth] (2) Desborough

From BTFC to (1) Desborough, (2) Potton

Other clubs before/after BTFC [after 2nd spell] / Hitchin, Ampthill, Kempston

Notes Came to UK at age 16. In reserves as amateur from 72/3, one first team appearance in 73/4. At Desborough by 2/76. Second spell began 2/78 (as pro), to Hitchin 11/78 aafter a few games with Potton as a non-contract player. Ampthill by 81/2, Kempston by 3/83. At some point played in USA. Managed West Indian XI in Bedford Sunday League.

BROWN Peter

Born 16 in 2/71

Position F

Seasons for BTFC 70-71

BTFC appearances 2 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from [Youth]

From BTFC to ?

Other clubs before/after BTFC ?/?

Notes Youth team player 2/70 when BTFC forced to play reserves in EPFC at Chelmsford, and a similar appearance the following season. Nothing else known.

BUCK Anthony Rowland (Tony)

Born Clowne, 18 Aug 44

Position F

Seasons for BTFC 74-75

BTFC appearances 7 BTFC goals 1

To BTFC from Northampton

From BTFC to ?[retired]

Other clubs before/after BTFC Eastbourne, Oxford Utd, Newport Co, Rochdale, Bradford City (loan)/?

Notes Signed summer 74, suffered serious injury early in season, retained for 75/6 but failed to recover and released. Appears not to have played again.

BURDETT Glen

Born?

Position W

Seasons for BTFC 74-77

BTFC appearances 115 BTFC goals 8

To BTFC from MK City

From BTFC to Wellingborough

Other clubs before/after BTFC Northampton Spencer, Coventry (am), Walsall, Kettering/Irthlingborough

Notes Signed- in exchange for Ray Silous -week ending 13/12/74. To Wellingborough on loan 9/77, permanently soon after. At Irthlingborough by 80/1. Managed Long Buckby mid 80s.

BURRIDGE Peter John (Peter)

Born Harlow, 30 Dec 33

Position MF

Seasons for BTFC 67-68

BTFC appearances 59 BTFC goals 10

To BTFC from Charlton

From BTFC to [?retired]

Other clubs before/after BTFC Hitchin, Harlow, Walthamstow Ave, Bishops Stortford, Barnet, Leyton O, Millwall, C Palace/?

Notes Signed summer 1967. Amateur up to and including Barnet, turned pro for Orient. Publican at Sawbridgeworth, Herts, after retiring from football, then retired to Elsenham, Essex (see http://www.bsfc.co.uk/)

BYRNE Steven (Steve)

Born?

Position IF

Seasons for BTFC 68-71

BTFC appearances 60 BTFC goals 7

To BTFC from Wootton BC

From BTFC to Ampthill

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

Notes Amateur in reserves from 67/8, signed pro 12/69. Sometimes referred to in reports as "Gerry"- was this an error or a nickname (after Liverpool full back of 60s?). Declined reduced terms summer 72. At Kempston by 8/74, Potton 8/75, back to Wootton 11/75, still there 81/2.