Greyfriars Athletic F.C.

Player Profiles

Alex Bradley

Nickname
Bradders
Age
22
Height
5'11
Weight
13st
Born
n/a
Occupation
Unemployed
Year joined Greys 2009
Position Striker
Preferred shirt number 9
Greatest Greys moment Hatrick v Brimsham on 1st game at new ground
Best footballing skill Smashing it as hard as i can
Previous Clubs UWE & St Stephen (Cornwall)
Compare yourself to a famous footballer Stan Collymore

Other

Favourite song TC - Where's My Money (Caspa remix)
Favourite drink Coffee
Best drinking moment Pretending to be a dog in central park NYC
Best achievement Actually graduating from Uni
Greatest Dislike Students

And Finally..........Do you have a message to your adoring fans out there?

You never know, you may be as famous as me one day

Andy Holmes

Nickname
Holmz
Age
30
Height
188cm
Weight
Fat
Born
A Baby (boy)
Occupation
Engineer
Year joined Greys 2001... then again in 2002... then again in 2006
Position Anywhere down the middle
Preferred shirt number Don't care
Greatest Greys moment Scoring a hattrick for the B's
Best footballing skill Knocking people over
Previous Clubs Stoke Lane < 12s & Sea Mills in the 90's
Compare yourself to a famous footballer They have some skill, fitness and lots of money... I don't

Other

Favourite song Goodnight Irene
Favourite drink A nice cup of tea (milk, no sugar)
Best drinking moment Making it back from Bratislava alive (tour 2008)
Best achievement "Man of the Tour" Porto 2009.. becoming tour veteran in 2010
Greatest Dislike Wedgies

And Finally..........Do you have a message to your adoring fans out there?

If Coggo challenges you to a game of dice... RUN!!!!!!

Ben McCarthy

Nickname
Benni
Age
28
Height
5'8"
Weight
11 st
Born
A Hospital
Occupation
Salesman
Year joined Greys 2011- Previous Season 1999-2003
Position The David Villa Role
Preferred shirt number 7
Greatest Greys moment Scoring a hat trick, and resigning and a goal on my debut
Best footballing skill Putting the ball on Hodgey and Coggo's head
Previous Clubs RSA, Weston S Mare, English Bicknor, Vinney st swiths, Bristol Barcelona, Trowbridge Blue Circle
Compare yourself to a famous footballer David Beckham

Other

Favourite song Be Somebody by Kings of Leon
Favourite drink Amaretto
Best drinking moment Got to be doing a shot of sambucca and sneezing it threw my nose
Best achievement Missing from two yards out you can’t teach that
Greatest Dislike None

And Finally..........Do you have a message to your adoring fans out there?

Much Love to my adoring fans

Brendan Wells

Nickname
Wellsy
Age
29
Height
5' 9"
Weight
12 st 8lb
Born
Bristol
Occupation
Traffic Cop!
Year joined Greys 2009
Position Goalkeeper, Anywhere across the back 4!
Preferred shirt number 2!
Greatest Greys moment My first goal v Iron Acton in a cup game in 2011! And only conceeding one against Hartcliffe this season for the B's!
Best footballing skill Fouls!
Previous Clubs Olveston Utd and Stoke Gifford
Compare yourself to a famous footballer is difficult! I cant think of anyone that played in goal and right back, so in goal Ed de Goey-I dont catch much! And Right back-Gary Neville, he didnt like Liverpool either, didnt score often and liked a tackle!

Other

Favourite song Anything by Linkin Park or Oasis
Favourite drink CIDER - Thatchers Gold, ALE - Bass, WINE - Red SPIRITS - Jack Daniels
Best drinking moment A night on Blackthorn many years ago when i vomitted in the bathroom to be found bollocko in the bath, covered in vomit by my mother the next morning, classy!
Best achievement Managing to get through my speech at my wedding without cocking it up
Greatest Dislike Bristol Rovers

And Finally..........Do you have a message to your adoring fans out there?

"If its wet, drink it!"

Clayton Kingman

Nickname
Clayt
Age
24
Height
5' 10"
Weight
75KG
Born
Bristol
Occupation
Area Manager
Year joined Greys 2011
Position Striker
Preferred shirt number 7
Greatest Greys moment Scoring 4 goals on my Greys debut
Best footballing skill shooting, passing, tackling, diving, showboating, heading…I’ve got it all!
Previous Clubs Weston Saint Johns, Westland United, Wessex Wanderers
Compare yourself to a famous footballer I have the looks of Beckham and the footballing skills of Wayne Rooney

Other

Favourite song Worlds Greatest (written about me!)
Favourite drink Jaeger Bomb
Best drinking moment Magaluf- the start of my love affair with jaegermister
Best achievement Nut Megging Dennis Irwin in front of the Stretford end at Old Trafford…and calling it!
Greatest Dislike Referee’s, Buckets , Liverpool & Man City!

And Finally..........Do you have a message to your adoring fans out there?

Stay strong, keep believing , Keep chanting my name and keep buying my calendar! Much Love!

Dan Worton

Nickname
Worton
Age
20
Height
6'3
Born
Bristol
Occupation
Pornstar
Year joined Greys 2011
Position centre half
Preferred shirt number 5
Greatest Greys moment when I head butted broadlands striker
Best footballing skill 2 footed tackle
Previous Clubs Aston Villa
Compare yourself to a famous footballer John Terry

Other

Favourite song Wonderwall by Oasis
Favourite drink Fosters with dash of lime
Best drinking moment never had one i'm a light weight
Best achievement getting arrested at football!! Villa youth!!
Greatest Dislike None

And Finally..........Do you have a message to your adoring fans out there?

I love you all!!

Daniel Vernon

Nickname
Keep tight to him, Dan
Age
28
Height
6'3
Born
Bristol
Occupation
Camera Operator/Technician/Advisor
Year joined Greys When we last played at the Mile straight???
Position Defender
Preferred shirt number 4
Greatest Greys moment Winning the league with the Reserves in 1st season
Best footballing skill Pissing off strikers
Previous Clubs Stoke Gifford & Bristol Parkway
Compare yourself to a famous footballer Tony Adams - never score goals

Other

Favourite song Elbow - Grounds for Divorce
Favourite drink Mine's a Guinness please
Best drinking moment Whenever Coggo brings his dice (12 sided)
Best achievement Completing this form
Greatest Dislike Completing this form

And Finally..........Do you have a message to your adoring fans out there?

Stop stealing my washing off the line.

David Coggins

Nickname
Coggo
Age
28ish
Height
6' 3"
Weight
13.8 st
Born
Yes I was, under a bright STAR
Occupation
(PFM) Professional Fines Master
Year joined Greys 1991
Position Doggy
Preferred shirt number 69 or what’s ever is left
Greatest Greys moment Scoring 5 goals in a must win last game of the season to gain promotion to the Bristol Premier Combination (which included a prefect hatrick)
Best footballing skill Playing and drinking at the same time, without spilling a drop
Previous Clubs What kind of question that! There’s only ONE club and that Grey’s (and my other clubs has still got injunctions out on me, so can’t say?)
Compare yourself to a famous footballer Peter Smith

Other

Favourite song Can’t Get Enough of Your Love Babe by Barry White
Favourite drink Cider and the other entire alcohol based ones
Best drinking moment Drinking 3 pints of Hilters
Best achievement Not killing anybody on tour though drink or tour games, but there has been a few close calls!
Greatest Dislike None

And Finally..........Do you have a message to your adoring fans out there?

your adoring fans out there? What are you doing reading this shit for, you should be..... Kicking a ball against a wall.....on the piss..... or making love to good women/man!

David Crowley

Nickname
Growler
Age
29
Height
6' 1"
Weight
14 st
Born
Cheltenham
Occupation
Chef
Year joined Greys 2005
Position Forward / A Team Manager
Preferred shirt number 10
Greatest Greys moment Scoring a hatrick (including a overhead kick, in my 1st season with Greys
Best footballing skill Being able to shoot with both feet
Previous Clubs Filton Athletic, Bristol Parkway & Stoke Gifford
Compare yourself to a famous footballer There are no other comparisons, as there is no-one as rubbish as me

Other

Favourite song Anything by The Backstreet Boys, Westlife or S Club 7
Favourite drink Babycham
Best drinking moment Being a G.I.M.P. in Croatia and surviving
Best achievement Scoring 13 goals with a hatful of assists in my 1st season, with strike partner Rich "the parrot" Manning
Greatest Dislike Angry Badgers..........

And Finally..........Do you have a message to your adoring fans out there?

If Coggo gives you a merit mark of 5, this means you have done well, if you argue, you are only compounding the issue and will be duly fined

Ed de Croos

Nickname
-
Age
25
Height
5'9
Weight
12.5 st
Born
Reading
Occupation
Banker
Year joined Greys 2008
Position Centre Midfield
Preferred shirt number 7
Greatest Greys moment Scoring against Brimsham
Best footballing skill Passing
Previous Clubs Bradley Stoke Town FC
Compare yourself to a famous footballer Paul Gascoigne

Other

Favourite song Muse - Hysteria
Favourite drink Lager
Best drinking moment Completing SPS (Sixteen Pint Saturday) on FA Cup Final day.
Best achievement Surviving to 25
Greatest Dislike Cyclists / Pikeys

Jez Lees

Nickname
Jez
Age
22
Height
6'
Weight
12st
Occupation
Surveyor
Year joined Greys 2010
Position Centre midfielder
Preferred shirt number 8
Greatest Greys moment Running out onto the new pitch
Best footballing skill Diving
Previous Clubs Amersham Town FC, Barnet & UWE
Compare yourself to a famous footballer Darren Anderton

Other

Favourite song O Little Town of Bethlehem
Favourite drink Wray and Nephews on the rocks
Best drinking moment None I'm T-total
Best achievement Getting my 30 meter swimming badge
Greatest Dislike old people eating ice creams

Kevin Jon Wilkinson

Nickname
Big Kev / Wilko
Age
38
Height
6' 3"
Weight
Unknown
Occupation
Director of Gem Services
Year joined Greys 2001
Position Retired
Preferred shirt number 88
Greatest Greys moment Taking out Ricky Woodland in a game, on our side!
Best footballing skill 2 Good Feet, Presence, Tremendous Momentum
Previous Clubs Avon Ath JFC, Hilfields Colts, Nat West Court
Compare yourself to a famous footballer George Best, Drinking Ability!

Other

Favourite song Radio GaGa by Queen
Favourite drink The Next One!!!!
Best drinking moment Record Holder 5 Half Challenge
Best achievement Managing to be drunk for 8 weeks whilst watching England in Australia winning the 2003 rugby world cup
Greatest Dislike None

And Finally..........Do you have a message to your adoring fans out there?

Only one big Kev

Mark Snow

Nickname
Snowy
Age
31
Height
5' 5"
Weight
10 st wet!
Born
Birmingham
Occupation
Hot Fuzz
Year joined Greys 2007
Position Left/Right Back, Left/Right Wing, but please NOT wing back!
Preferred shirt number One that fits! XL Boys in a 7 if you've got it
Greatest Greys moment 2011 Xmas Dance off (results fix) Scoring from just inside the opponents half and having been released down the right wing from inside my own half going on to seal the victory by scoring the 3rd in a 3-1 win over top of the leage, I think the pattern seems to be scoring but it was along time ago!
Best footballing skill I can run fast! Staying back at attacking corners
Previous Clubs I cant remember the names of them so they cant have been any good!
Compare yourself to a famous footballer Alan Wright, 5'4" Villa left Back 95/03, short, very little hair and his shirt never fit him either (what do you mean he's not famous, did you know he once strained his knee trying to reach the accelerator of his Ferrari, if he owns a Ferrari he must be famous)

Other

Favourite song GREEN DAY - Time of your life, Jesus of Surburbia, OASIS - Half the world away, Whatever, Don't look back in anger, live forever, KILLERS - Mr Brightside, and any other 'Shouty Drunk' or 'Jumpy Drunk' song, for example REEF - Place your Hands, BLUR - Song 2, NIRVANA - Smells like teen spirit and obviously HOUSE OF PAIN - Jump around.
Favourite drink CIDER - Thatchers Gold or Black Rat (Still), ALE - Doombar, WINE - Red or White (Rose' is for girls) SPIRITS - Southern Comfort or Jager bombs
Best drinking moment My Stag Weekend, lots consumed, very very little chunder and a massive hangover go-kart first place win! 2011 Xmas boat race 4th team victory!!
Best achievement The birth of my Son!
Greatest Dislike I cant say I'd get myself into too much trouble!!! Political correction Madness, Oh and Jacko's accent as he doens't like mine!

And Finally..........Do you have a message to your adoring fans out there?

"Keep Dancing"

Matthew Winspear

Nickname
Winny
Age
31
Height
slightly taller than Smithy
Weight
11 stone
Born
Brussels
Occupation
Project manager
Year joined Greys 2004
Position Mainly injured, been moving down the right flank from striker, winger to finally when last fit was a right back
Preferred shirt number 12
Greatest Greys moment back to back league championships with the reserves
Best footballing skill So long since I played have no idea – will probably be the ability to kick a ball nowadays.
Previous Clubs Whitby Town, Witney Town, Yate Town, AFC Bohemia
Compare yourself to a famous footballer Darren Anderton for my ability to pick up injuries

Other

Favourite song I’m the scatman by Scatman Jon
Favourite drink Appletini
Best drinking moment Definitely had some bad ones!
Best achievement Once did six consecutive rolly pollies
Greatest Dislike None

And Finally..........Do you have a message to your adoring fans out there?

Don’t ever think before you do anything, the outcome will always be better, or if its not it will definitely provide amusement, mainly to others

Nathan Dumble

Nickname
Peter Smith
Age
29
Height
5'11
Weight
12st
Born
Bristol
Occupation
PCSO
Year joined Greys 2010
Position Attacking midfield/Striker
Preferred shirt number 7
Greatest Greys moment Scoring a pile-driver from all of 2 yards on my debut
Best footballing skill Sweet left foot apparently. Shame about the right foot though
Previous Clubs Portishead, Almondsbury Town & Tunley
Compare yourself to a famous footballer The Spurs legend, Van der Vaart. Left footed, like to be creative and have a pop at goal. Also similar as in defending isn't the strongest part of my game and can't tackle for toffee.

Other

Favourite song Verve - Lucky Man
Favourite drink Any decent Cider, i.e not Strongbow/Blackthorn
Best drinking moment Drank so much whiskey 'til I was unconscious and then woke up with my face totally covered in black marker pen. Then making it home and finding out an L & R on the soles of my feet! Wait, maybe that's the worst drinking moment!
Best achievement Playing on the hallowed Ashton Gate turf or maybe doing a 14'000 Ft Skydive in OZ.
Greatest Dislike Gooners

And Finally..........Do you have a message to your adoring fans out there?

Alright me babers!

Nick Martin

Nickname
Gazza
Age
37
Height
5'10
Weight
12 1/2 stone (when I retired 12 years ago)
Born
Pontypridd
Occupation
Business Development
Year joined Greys 1996
Position Midfield Maestro
Preferred shirt number 6
Greatest Greys moment Pulling the shirt on every Saturday
Best footballing skill Carrying Coggo through every game. Closely followed by the defence splitting pass
Previous Clubs Lots
Compare yourself to a famous footballer See nickname

Other

Favourite song Anything by Neil Diamond
Favourite drink Stella
Best drinking moment Greys tour to Belgium. 72 hours of mayhem
Best achievement Passing the cycling proficiency test. (Do they still do that?)
Greatest Dislike None

And Finally..........Do you have a message to your adoring fans out there?

Terry Riden speaks a lot of sense. We can all learn from his experience.

Nigel Hall

Nickname
bambi on ice
Age
31
Height
6'
Weight
13.5st
Born
Bristol
Occupation
vehicle technician
Year joined Greys 1996
Position centre back
Preferred shirt number 5
Greatest Greys moment scoring my first hat trick. (1997)
Best footballing skill hoofing it
Previous Clubs cutters friday, westbury sport, cefton park, deerswood
Compare yourself to a famous footballer vidic

Other

Favourite song In The End by Linkin Park
Favourite drink blackthorn/natch
Best drinking moment cant remember. was good
Best achievement captaining greys
Greatest Dislike None

And Finally..........Do you have a message to your adoring fans out there?

i have no intentions of retireing yet, despite what the papers say. damn paparazzi. infact i have a strong desire to become greyfriars top goalscorer and legend ;)

Oliver Coles

Nickname
Oli
Age
34
Height
5'9
Born
Bedford
Occupation
Architectural Design
Year joined Greys 2006
Position Striker, Right Wing-back or Midfield
Preferred shirt number 10
Greatest Greys moment 20 goal season of 2008/9
Best footballing skill Dummying the ball by mistake, yey confusing the opposition
Previous Clubs Stoke Gifford & The Spencer Arms (Champions)
Compare yourself to a famous footballer Theo Walcott - I too don't have a footballing brain

Other

Favourite song American Pie
Favourite drink Vodka
Best drinking moment Can't remember...
Best achievement Having my daughter
Greatest Dislike Poor club management that affects lesser teams

Patrick O'Donnell

Nickname
Hoddle
Age
30ish
Height
5'8
Weight
12st
Born
-
Occupation
Super hero
Year joined Greys 2006
Position Centre midfield/full back
Preferred shirt number 4
Greatest Greys moment Coming soon
Best footballing skill Hoddle style passing range
Previous Clubs Glenside 5 OB, Lockleaze Sports & Corinthian Sports
Compare yourself to a famous footballer The great Glenn Hoddle

Other

Favourite song Many
Favourite drink JD
Best drinking moment Marcus McBride's famous 5 half challenge at Chicago Rock
Best achievement 3 league promotions on the trot with Lockleaze Sports
Greatest Dislike Smithy Scoring

Rick Woodland

Nickname
Rrrriiiiccccckkkkkkkkkyyyyyyyyyy
Age
27
Height
6'2
Weight
13st-ish
Born
Bristol
Occupation
Avon and Somerset police, PCSO
Year joined Greys 1999 (I was 14 when i first graced the mile straight turf)
Position Centre midfield
Preferred shirt number I am not fussy
Greatest Greys moment loads!!! Double league winners and a couple of finals, player of the season, top goal scorer.
Best footballing skill Definitely nut megging Jackson at training
Previous Clubs Almondsbury FC & Patchway Town FC
Compare yourself to a famous footballer Patrick Viera, tall, good in the air, tidy on the floor and have a few goals in me.

Other

Favourite song Match of the day theme tune!
Favourite drink Tap water now im getting rinsed by all the bills of a new house
Best drinking moment 20 bottle challange on a Sunday afternoon BBQ or way back in the day drinking with Kev, Weaver and Streeting in the Lizard Lounge hugging the pillar while in the room
Best achievement Winning the 20 bottle challange!
Greatest Dislike Old gits or big time charlies not taking part in the pre-game warm up with the rest of the team because "e;I have my own stretches!!"e;

And Finally..........Do you have a message to your adoring fans out there?

Dont ever be stupid enough to race Kev at the donut challange!!!

Steve Hodgson

Nickname
Hodgie
Age
30 something
Height
6' 3"
Weight
14 and a fat stone
Born
Yes
Occupation
HGV driver
Year joined Greys 2007
Position (STAR) striker
Preferred shirt number 14
Greatest Greys moment 3 hat tricks in 3 weeks. yeah baby
Best footballing skill Standing up
Previous Clubs BCFC, Millwall, Truro, Avonmouth, Shirehampton
Compare yourself to a famous footballer Teddy sheringham. no pace

Other

Favourite song Redemption Song by Bob Marley
Favourite drink ribena............................NATCH
Best drinking moment never remember any
Best achievement Back 2 back league and cup doubles
Greatest Dislike None

And Finally..........Do you have a message to your adoring fans out there?

Steve has nothing to say

Steve Jackson

Nickname
Jacko
Age
31
Height
5'11
Weight
13½st
Born
In a little peasant village near York
Occupation
IT Technician (I tell people to turn it off and on again!)
Year joined Greys 1998
Position Full back primarily though sometimes wanders around towards all parts of the field. Usually this is followed by several shouts of "GET BACK!!" from team mates
Preferred shirt number 4
Greatest Greys moment Full back primarily though sometimes wanders around towards all parts of the field. Usually this is followed by several shouts of get back from team mates
Best footballing skill Scoring 3 points instead of 1 goal when shooting
Previous Clubs Huby Utd (they are based up North)
Compare yourself to a famous footballer Shooting Chances required - Andy Cole
Midfield engine room - David Batty
Defending - There are no defenders like me!

Other

Favourite song Iris - Goo Goo Dolls (acoustic version)
Favourite drink Pint of Lager
Best drinking moment Being on tour in Torquay and being able to drink the tour drink which was to be named THE ALIEN (Baileys, ½ pint of John Smiths and ½ pint of Fosters - all mixed in a pint glass). The drink ends up with the Fosters & John Smiths mixed together and the Baileys resting on top but it has congealed - Hmmmmmm!
Best achievement 20m swimming badge
Greatest Dislike Arrogant toffs and the Brummie accent

And Finally..........Do you have a message to your adoring fans out there?

You love it you bitch!!!!!

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