Mark Badman Danny Bailey Peter Bailey Steve Bailey Sam Bailey Daniel Baldwin Chris Banks
Neal Bartlett Phil Barton Paul Bastock Mark Batters Paul Batty Ray Baverstock Ian Beare
Gorden Bell Jimmy Benefield Frankie Bennett Salvatore Bibbo Tony Bird Dean Birkby Steve Birks
Andy Black Paul Bodin Len Bond Martin Boyle Mark Branton Steve Bridges Lawrie Briggs
Josh Brigham Jas Bright Mike Brooks Nicky Brooks Keith Brown Richard Brown Mark Bryant
Owen Bryan Liam Bull Nick Bunyard Lee Burns Carl Bush


MARK BADMAN Oct 2001 - May 2002 Appearances: 10 (11) Goals: 0

Mark arrived at Twerton Park as part of a swap deal that took Mike Wyatt to Clevedon Town in October 2001 having been a transfer target of Alan Pridham's the previous summer. The tough tackling midfielder was never a first team regular and was released at the end of that season. Previously a trainee with Bristol City he now plays for Chippenham Town.


From: Clevedon Town To: Released Now: Chippenham Town

DANNY BAILEY Mar 2002 - May 2002 Appearances: 6 Goals: 0

Despite spending just a couple of months with City uncompromising midfielder Danny became a popular player at Twerton Park. A transfer deadline signing in March 2002 he played an important part in City's successful battle against relegation that season. Released at the end of that campaign he surfaced at Weymouth the following year to repeat the trick and help the Terra's retain their Premier Division status. A long professional career preceded his time with City where he made over 250 appearances for Torquay United, Exeter City and Fulham.


From: Weston Super Mare To: Released Now: Not known

PETER BAILEY Jul 1991 - May 1993 Appearances: 3 Goals: 0

A young right-sided defender, Peter was a regular in City's reserve side during the 1991-92 season. He made a single first team start that year in the 1-0 Somerset Premier Cup defeat at Radstock. Despite the reserve side being disbanded at the end of that season he was retained on non-contract forms. He spent most of the 1992-93 season on 'loan' with Western League side Frome Town, although he was recalled to made two further appearances in January, before leaving to join Clevedon Town in May.


From: Not known To: Clevedon Town Now: Not known

STEVE BAILEY Jul 1988 - May 1989 Appearances: 3 (2) Goals: 0

Reserve team right sided player Steve made his first team debut as a substitute against Waterlooville in November 1988 and went on to make a further four appearances before being released at the end of that season.


From: Not known To: Released Now: Not known

SAM BAILEY Feb 2004 - Jul 2004 & Sep 2005 - Feb 2005
Appearances: 36 (5) Goals: 1

When central defender Sam was released from Bristol City's Academy he was initially signed on a work experience deal but impressed sufficently to earn a contract at the end of the 2003-04 season. Before the start of the next season, though, he was offered a scholarship in the US which he accepted. Was back a with City, who had retained his registration, a couple of months later when this move did not work out. However, problems soon arose as the 19-year old missed the team coach to a match and was then involved in a dressing room incident. Finally he was released after headbutting an opponent after the final whistle of a match and then failing to show for the next match. Signed for Chippenham almost immediately before moving onto Weston in the summer of 2005.


From: Bristol City To: Released Now: Weston Super Mare

DANIEL BALDWIN Oct 1994 - May 1995 Appearances: 3 (3) Goals: 0

Former Spurs and West Ham trainee Danny arrived at City after moving to this part of the country to begin a media course at the University of the West of England. The striker, who had also had a brief spell with Dagenham & Redbridge, made his debut against Northwich Victoria in December 1994 but only made a further 5 first team appearances. He played regularly for the reserves and was released at the end of the season.


From: Unattached To: Released Now: Not known

CHRIS BANKS Jun 1989 - Jul 1994 Appearances: 259 Goals: 5

One of the most talented defenders to ever pull on a City shirt, Chris made over 250 appearances in his five seasons at Twerton Park. He had played over 100 league games for Port Vale and Exeter City before surprisingly being released by the latter and snapped up by George Rooney in June 1989. Was player of the year that campaign and club captain for the following four seasons. Eventually left the club in July 1994 due to living in Staffordshire and joined Cheltenham Town in a 16000 joint deal with Martin Boyle. Went on to become a legend at Whadden Road as he captained the side from the Southern League to Football League. Injury forced his retirement in 2003 and he is now training to become a physiotherapist.


From: Exeter City To: Cheltenham Town (10K) Now: Retired

NEAL BARTLETT Aug 2001 - May 2002 Appearances: 2 (2) Goals: 1

Arriving at Twerton at the beginning of the 2001/02 season Neal scored a controversial winner (he punched the ball into the net) on his debut against Cambridge City but this was as good as it got for the Southampton born striker. As a serving solider he had to balance his army responsibilites with football and the former won the battle. Made 8 appearances for his home town team and also played professionally for Hereford United, and in the Southern League with Bashley and Newport AFC.


From: Unattached To: Released Now: The Army?

PHIL BARTON Sep 1982 - Jan 1987, Jul 1988 - Oct 1988
& Mar 1989 - Jun 1989 Appearances: 133 Goals: 7

Liverpool born midfielder Phil joined City as an 18-year old in September 1982 and soon progressed from the reserves to the first team. Spent the next five seasons at Twerton Park but increasingly suffered from knee problems and was finally forced to retire from the game in January 1987. However, after 18 months away from football he returned to Bath only to fall out with manager Les Alderman four months later. Was back before the end of that season but eventually a move to Scotland brought his City career to a close. Began his career as a trainee with Everton and Blackburn Rovers.


From: Paulton Rovers To: Released Now: Retired

PAUL BASTOCK Oct 1988 (loan) Appearances: 1 Goals: 0

Goalkeeper Paul made a single appearance for City during a very brief loan spell from Cambridge United during the early part of the 1988-89 season. That match was a 1-1 draw against VS Rugby. Returned to Twerton Park with Fisher Athletic a couple of years later to produce a stunning man-of-the-match performance before joining Boston United in 1992. Spent 12 years at York Street, playing a club record 624 games, before briefly joining Dagenham & Redbridge in October 2004 and then St Albans City a month later.


From: Cambridge Utd To: Cambridge Utd Now: St Albans City

MARK BATTERS Jun 1987 - May 1989 Appearances: 5 Goals: 0

Mark made his debut for City against Yeovil Town in the Somerset Premier Cup in October 1987 as a 17-year old YTS trainee. The young goalkeeper went on to make a further four first team appearances during the next two seasons and was a regular in the reserve side. Has since played for Chippenham Town, Frome Town and, currently, Westbury United.


From: Crediton To: Not known Now: Westbury United

PAUL BATTY Jul 1993 - Jul 1994 Appearances: 29 (13) Goals: 4

Paul will be best remembered at Twerton Park for his wonder strike that helped City overcome Hereford United in the 1993-94 FA Cup after arriving from Yeovil at the start of that season. He had also tasted FA Cup success with the Glovers, a hat-trick against Torquay United in 1992 had earning him an appearance on Match of the Day (ironically alongside City manager Tony Ricketts), and before that he had played over 300 league games for Swindon Town, Chesterfield and Exeter City. Missed a number of games toward the end of the 1993-94 season due to a knee injury and decided he would not be up to another year in the Conference so joined Southern League side Salisbury.


From: Yeovil Town To: Salisbury City Now: Retired?

RAY BAVERSTOCK Jul 1992 - Aug 1992 Appearances: 2 Goals: 0

Following his signature from Worcester City in the 1992 close season former Swindon Town defender Ray started the first two games of the 1992-93 campaign. He then decided he was not happy with the wage he was recieving and headed to Hellenic League Moreton Town. Went on to play for Gloucester City, Trowbridge Town and Forest Green before going into management with Cirencester Town and Swindon Supermarine. Prior to his short spell with City he had played over 250 games for Cheltenham Town.


From: Worcester City To: Moreton Town Now: Not known

IAN BEARE Jun 1989 - Nov 1989 Appearances: 1 Goals: 0

Reserve team defender Ian signed after being released by Portsmouth at the end of the 1988-89 season and was occasionally named in the first team squad. Only made a single appearance, in the 1-0 defeat at Waterlooville, before moving on from Twerton Park.


From: Portsmouth To: Not known Now: Not known

GORDON BELL Jul 1981 - Mar 1984 & Jun 1986 - Nov 1988
Appearances: 7 Goals: 0

Goalkeeper Gordon made his debut for City whilst still a schoolboy during the early months of the 1981-82 season after first choice shot-stopper Chris Ogden had conceded 14 goals in three games. Apart from a short spell with Welton Rovers and a season at Trowbridge Town he remained with City for the next six years without making another first team appearance until October 1988. During this time he was a regular in the reserve side and incredibly did not miss a single game during the 1986-87 season, despite studying at Southampton University. Was eventually released late in 1988 when he moved to London to become a lawyer. Also made a single reserve outing for Southampton in 1986.


From: Trowbridge Town To: Released Now: Retired

JIMMY BENEFIELD Jul 2004 - May 2005 Appearances: 37 (3) Goals: 7

Right-sided midfielder Jimmy, nicknamed Frodo by City supporters due to his hobbit-like hair style, was a 2004 summer signing from Torquay United. Was a regular in the side during the first half of the season but his appearances became less frequent after this and it was no surprise when he was released in May. Spent eight years with the Gulls having joined them as a 13-year old trainee, playing 35 first-team games during this time.


From: Torquay United To: Released Now: Unattached

FRANKIE BENNETT Jun 2002 - May 2004 Appearances: 67 (11) Goals: 6

Experienced wide player Frankie spent two seasons at Twerton Park and became a firm fans favourite during that time with his 100% effort. However, regular injury problems saw him offered a reduced deal which he turned down in May 2004. Before joining City from Weston Super Mare in June 2002 Frankie had spent four years with Premiership side Southampton plus spells with Shrewsbury Town, Bristol Rovers and Exeter City. Also spent time at Forest Green Rovers, where he scored a hat-trick against City in an 2000-01 FA Cup tie, and Aberystwyth Town after beginning his career with Halesowen Town. Joined back up with former manager Alan Pridham at Brislington in August 2004.


From: Weston Super Mare To: Brislington Now: Brislington

SALVATORE BIBBO Jul 2000 - May 2001 Appearances: 45 Goals: 0

Former Bournemouth and Sheffield United goalkeeper Sal joined City from Havant & Waterlooville in the summer of 2000. Had previously been a target of manager Paul Bodin, who he played alongside at Reading, the previous close season. The Basingstoke born stopper only missed a handful of games during the 2000/01 season but announced in April he was unlikely to remain at Twerton Park the following campaign and was true to his word. Now back with Reading as goalkeeping coach.


From: Havant & W'looville To: Released Now: Reading (staff)

TONY BIRD Sep 2005 - May 2006 Appearances: 35 (11) Goals: 16

Experienced striker Tony joined City in September 2005 following a brief spell with League of Wales side Cardiff Grange Quins. Began his career with hometown club Cardiff City, where he made over 100 appearances, before moving onto Barry Town. The 1996-97 season saw him score 42 goals in just 38 games which won him the European Golden Boot award! Went on to play for Swansea City and Merthyr Tydfil, plus a spell in Ireland. Scored 16 goals during his single season with City but was released in May 2006. After a brief spell with Lllanelli he joined Haverfordwest County.


From: Cardiff Grange Quins To: Released Now: Haverfordwest County

DEAN BIRKBY Jul 1994 - Jan 1996 & Jul 2002 - Sep 2002
Appearances: 67 (9) Goals: 25

A very talented striker capable of scoring wonder goals Dean first joined City in 1994. Scored 19 goals that season to claim the side's top scorer title, including one of the best ever seen in a City shirt - an overhead kick against Southport. Unfortunately he failed to reproduce this form the next year and with the side struggling announced he was off to rivals Yeovil Town. Failed to make a real impact with the Glovers and over the next few years played for various local sides including Forest Green, Gloucester City and Clevedon Town. Briefly returned to City at the beginning of the 2002-03 season and will ever be remembered for his injury time winner against Chippenham.


From: Unattached To: Released Now: Not known

STEVE BIRKS Nov 1994 - Jul 1995 Appearances: 26 (1) Goals: 2

Initially signed on a month loan from Southport in November 1995 young midfielder Steve remained at Twerton Park for the rest of that season. Had been a YTS trainee with Bolton Wanderers before being released in 1992. Also had a spell in Scandinavia and on leaving City in the summer of 1995 he headed overseas again to Irish side Sligo Rovers. Moved on to Lancaster City in Spetember 2001 and now playing for Workington after another overseas spell, this time in Holland.


From: Southport To: Sligo Rovers Now: Workington

ANDY BLACK Nov 1988 - Aug 1989 Appearances: 7 (2) Goals: 0

Until recently manager at Western League Frome Town Andy played at City for a short period in the late 1980's. The midfielder was signed from Weston Super Mare by manager Les Alderman who he had played under previously at Trowbridge Town. Earned a run in the first team toward the end of the 1988-89 season but after featuring in the opening game of the following season found his opportunites limited and joined Stroud in August 1989. Went onto play for Mangotsfield United who he also managed before heading to Badgers Hill. Resigned from Frome in September 2005 but soon returned to the game in charge at Bitton.


From: Weston Super Mare To: Stroud Now: Bitton (manager)

LEN BOND Oct 1987 - Jul 1988 Appearances: 34 Goals: 0

Former Exeter City goalkeeper Len was signed from Weymouth for 2000 in October 1987 after long-serving no.1 Dave Mogg dislocated his shoulder. He was ever-prescent for the rest of the season but, after City were relegated, chose to switch to local rivals Yeovil Town during the summer. He now owns and runs a sportwear supply business based in Taunton.


From: Weymouth (2K) To: Yeovil Town Now: Retired

PAUL BODIN Jul 1985 - Jan 1988 & Apr 1998 - May 2001
Appearances: 269 (15) Goals: 63

One of City's recent true stars former Welsh international Paul arrived at Twerton Park in July 1985 following his release by Cardiff City. Despite playing in a variety of positions he was top scorer in 1986/87 and 1987/88 and it was no surprise when he switched back into league football with Newport County. A hugely successful career followed with Swindon Town, Crystal Palace, Newcastle United and Reading, plus 23 caps for Wales. Returned to City in April 1998 as player manager, leading the side to two fourth place finishes before it all went a bit sour at the end of the 2000/01 season. Faced with a reduced budget and pay cut he resigned and has since been coaching at Swindon Town.


From: Reading To: Resigned Now: Swindon Town (coach)

MARTIN BOYLE Jul 1991 - Jul 1993 Appearances: 105 (24) Goals: 27

On the back of a 48-goal season with then Western League side Mangotsfield United, Martin signed for City in the summer of 1991. Whilst never this prolific at the higher level the ex-Bristol Rovers trainee and Trowbridge Town forward proved himself a reliable back-up for both Paul Randall and Paul Adcock. Turned down a new contract in the summer of 1993 and headed to Cheltenham Town alongside Chris Banks for a tribunal-decided fee of 6000. Never matched Banks' success with the Robins and went onto play for Newport County, Forest Green Rovers and Salisbury before returning to Mangotsfield in 2000. Was playing for Brislington during the 2003-04 season.


From: Mangotsfield United To: Cheltenham Town (6K) Now: Brislington

MARK BRANTON Jun 2004 - May 2005 Appearances: 1 (2) Goals: 0

Youth team defender Mark made three first team appearances, two from the bench including the 5-1 Southern League defeat at Histon in October 2004. Joined Melksham Town in June 2006.


From: Youth To: Melksham Town Now: Melksham

STEVE BRIDGES Jul 2002 - Dec 2003 Appearances: 4 (8) Goals: 0

Another product of City's excellent youth set-up local born teenager Steve was one of five reserve players offered a full contract at the start of the 2003-4 season. Made his debut as a substitute against Dorchester Town in August and went on to make 12 appearances. The strong left-sided midfielder joined Frome Town in December 2003 on loan before moving onto Paulton Rovers in March.


From: Youth To: Frome Town Now: Paulton Rovers

LAWRENCE BRIGGS Jan 2004 Appearances: 0 (1) Goals: 0

Blink and you'd have missed former Tranmere Rovers and Scarborough full-back Lawrie's (possibly spelt Laurie) City career. He played the last 29 minutes of the Dr Martens Cup defeat at Weymouth in January 2004 and that was that. Reported to have signed for Forest Green Rovers on non-contract terms in February 2004 before moving onto Clevedon Town.


From: Unattached To: Released Now: Not known

JOSH BRIGHAM Jul 2003 - May 2005 Appearances: 1 (2) Goals: 0

Teenage full-back Josh was a member of City's very successful youth team and made three first team appearances during his time at Twerton Park, including his debut in the Somerset Premier Cup defeat at Brislington. Was offered a chance to remain with City but after a brief spell pre-season at Chippenham Town joined Western League Melksham Town.


From: Youth To: Melksham Town Now: Melksham Town

JAS BRIGHT Jul 2000 - May 2001 Appearances: 3 Goals: 0

Regular reserve team midfielder Jas (or possibly Jaz) made three first team appearances during the 2000/01 season, two in the Dr Martens Cup against Witney Town and Newport County and one in the Somerset Premier Cup versus Clevedon Town, in line with manager Paul Bodin's policy of playing weakened side's in these competitions. Joined Welton Rovers in August 2005.


From: Youth To: Released Now: Welton Rovers

MIKE BROOKS Oct 1996 - May 1997 Appearances: 16 (3) Goals: 0

Midfielder Mike joined City during the early stages of the 1996-97 season from Western League Larkhall Athletic in an exchange deal with Jay Cleverley heading the other way. The former University international player, who also played for Worthing and Littlehampton, was never a regular in City's relegation destined side and was released at the end of the season.


From: Larkhall Athletic To: Released Now: Not known

NICKY BROOKS Sep 1993 - Nov 1999 Appearances: 134 (6) Goals: 17

Tough-tackling midfielder Nicky won Western League championship medals with both Mangotsfield United and Clevedon Town before joining City early in the 1993/94 season. Went on to become one of the most popular players and captains at Twerton Park in the nineties with his 100% approach. Unfortunately it was this total committment that lead to a number of serious injuries that eventually ended his City career. Made his final appearance at Cambridge City in April 1998 before a knee injury sidelined him for 18 months. Was given the chance to prove his fitness during the 1999 pre-season campaign but in the end joined Newport County after a loan spell with Brislington. Was deservedly awarded a benefit match in August 2000 against Southampton.


From: Clevedon Town To: Newport County Now: Yate Town

KEITH BROWN Jan 1981 - Jul 1986 & Sep 1988 - May 1993
Appearances: 377 (17) Goals: 44

In two spells, broken by two years at Cheltenham, Keith made nearly 400 appearances and scored 44 goals. He arrived at Twerton Park in January 1981 as a striker but was soon converted into a hard-working midfielder by manager Stuart Taylor. This move worked perfectly and the former Bristol Rovers player was soon a regular at the heart of City's team. Citing a lack of ambition within the club he joined Cheltenham Town for 5000 in the 1986 close season but after making 99 appearances for the Robins he was back at City in an exchange deal with Micky Tanner. Four more successful seasons followed before a knee injury forced him into retirement in May 1993. He was deservedly awarded a testimonial game against Crystal Palace in July 1993. Moved into management Keith with Western League side Bitton but was sacked in September 2004.


From: Cheltenham Town (5K) To: Retired Now: Retired

RICHARD BROWN Jul 1986 - Jul 1988 Appearances: 0 (4) Goals: 0

Young attacking wide player Richard joined City during the summer of 1986 and scored on his debut for the reserves. Was a regular for the second XI but other than a handful of substitute appearances, all during his first season at the club, failed to make the step up to the first team. Eventually joined up with former reserve team boss Martin Wheeler at Mangotsfield United.


From: Not known To: Mangotsfield Utd Now: Not known

MARK BRYANT Jul 2002 - Feb 2004 & Sep 2005 - Oct 2005
Appearances: 80 Goals: 0

Mark was first on City's books as a 16-year old where he made a handful of reserve appearances. Following this he played for Brislington and Chippenham Town before a scholarship saw him head to the United States where he spent the next four and half years. On his return to England the 26-year old had a trial with QPR but ended up with League of Wales side Aberystwyth. Followed manager Frank Gregan to Weston SM in December 2001 and was set to return to America the following July before City signed him as cover for Mark Hervin. Took advantage of a injury to Hervin to claim the No.1 jersey for the next season and a half. The arrival of new manager Gary Owers saw him surplus to requirements and he was handed a free transfer. Briefly returned to City during the early part of the 2005-06 season.


From: Unattached To: Released Now: Not known

OWEN BRYAN Jul 2000 - May 2002 Appearances: 0 (2) Goals: 1

Reserve team striker Owen made two substitute appearances for the first team against Witney Town in the Dr Martens Cup, where he scored City's third goal, and Clevedon Town in the Somerset Cup the following season.


From: Unknown To: Released Now: Melksham Town

LIAM BULL Jul 2000 - Dec 2001 Appearances: 6 Goals: 0

A product of City's youth set-up promising young goalkeeper Liam made half a dozen first team appearances before a falling out with manager Alan Pridham saw him join Swindon Supermarine at the end of 2001. Represented England schoolboys and Under 19's and had a trial with Premiership side Bolton Wanderers whilst at City. Also played for Chippenham Town and Team Bath after leaving City and is currently playing for Lynn University Fighting Knights team in the USA.


From: Youth To: Swindon Supermarine Now: Lynn University (US)

NICK BUNYARD Jul 2000 - May 2001 Appearances: 0 (2) Goals: 0

Centre-back Nick was another product of City's youth team and made two substitute appearances for the first team during the 2000/01 season. On leaving Twerton Park went on to play for Lymington & New Milton, Tiverton Town and Frome Town. Joined Conference side Forest Green Rovers in November 2003 but was soon on the move again to Paulton Rovers. Joined Chippenham late in the 2004-05 season.


From: Youth To: Lymington & New Milton Now: Chippenham Town

LEE BURNS Jul 2001 - May 2003 Appearances: 1 Goals: 0

Former reserve team coach and manager Lee joined City in July 2001 from Chippenham Town where he captained the Wiltshire side to their FA Vase defeat in 2000. He played regularly for the second string team and made a single first team appearance against Mangotsfield United in the Somerset Premier Cup. He also spent a short spell with City as a 15 year old in 1982. Until recently was manager at Western League Melksham Town


From: Chippenham Town To: Released Now: Retired

CARL BUSH Oct 2000 - May 2002 Appearances: 0 (1) Goals: 0

Another reserve team player who was given a brief taste of first team football under Paul Bodin during the 2000/01 season. This time it was at Newport County in the Dr Martens Cup. Carl is now playing for Corsham Town.


From: Calne Town To: Released Now: Corsham Town