Billy Turley

Billy Turley

Born 15 July 1972 (Age 27 at debut)

Position: Goalkeeper

(Diamonds player #118)

Total appearances 253

(218 League, 14 FA Cup, 10 FA Trophy, 7 League Cup, 2 League Trophy, 1 Maunsell Cup, 1 Conference Shield)

Debut:

31 July 1999 (Home Northampton Town)

Final game:

18 December 2004 (Home Scunthorpe United)

 

 

Diamonds fans will remember Billy as a great, if rather controversial, goalkeeper. He started his career at Evesham United, and played against Diamonds in 1994 as they were pushing for promotion. He joined Northampton Town in July 1995, but in the four years he was with the Cobblers, he made a relatively small number of appearances and went out on loan to Leyton Orient in February 1998. He signed for Diamonds on 14 June 1999 for a £120,000 transfer fee after falling out of favour at Sixfields. Although Billy originally proved an unpopular choice by manager Talbot, the fans soon realised what a good goalkeeper he was. Billy had fantastic agility and had a commanding presence in his own penalty area. In 2001, he helped Rushden achieve league status for the very first time and was named player’s player of the year. He was also part of the side that won the Division 3 title and promotion to Division 2 in 2003.

 

BILLY

 

However, his 5-year spell at Rushden and Diamonds ended unceremoniously as he failed a routine drugs test after a match in December 2004. On 22 February 2005, the FA issued him with a 12month suspension, six of which were suspended for two years, plus a £300 fine, and he was subsequently sacked on 25 February 2005. Following the end of his ban he was snapped up by Oxford United. Billy’s time at Diamonds brought as many high points as it did lows. However, despite off field trouble, Billy produced consistent displays in goal for Rushden and made some 253 appearances for the club.

 

BILLY

 

Billy remained with Oxford United for five seasons, although after four years as the No.1, he spent most of his final year at the Kassam Stadium on the bench. After over 170 appearances for the U’s, he was released at the end of the 2009/2010 season, joining Southern League Premier side Brackley Town on 29 May 2010. After more than two successful seasons with the Saints, it was announced on 11 October 2012, that the 40 year old keeper had left the club by ‘mutual consent’, but rejoined again ten days later after a truce with the manager. After a further season and a half with the Saints, Billy was released by the club on 4 June 2014.

 

Appearances

1999/2000

MCF

31.7.99

Northampton Tn (H)

 

Conf

14.8.99

Morecambe (A)

 

Conf

17.8.99

Telford Utd (H)

 

Conf

21.8.99

Kidderminster (H)

 

Conf

28.8.99

Sutton Utd (A)

 

Conf

30.8.99

Welling Utd (H)

 

Conf

4.9.99

Northwich Vic (A)

 

Conf

7.9.99

Hayes (H)

 

Conf

11.9.99

Woking (H)

 

Conf

14.9.99

Kettering Town (A)

 

Conf

18.9.99

Southport (H)

 

Conf

25.9.99

Hednesford Tn (A)

 

Conf

28.9.99

Hereford Utd (A)

 

Conf

2.10.99

Altrincham (A)

 

Conf

9.10.99

Kingstonian (H)

 

FAC4q

16.10.99

Sutton Utd (H)

 

Conf

23.10.99

Scarborough (A)

 

FAC1

29.10.99

Scunthorpe Utd (H)

 

Conf

2.11.99

Nuneaton Boro (A)

 

Conf

6.11.99

Dover Athetic (H)

 

Conf

13.11.99

Yeovil Town (A)

 

FAC2

20.11.99

Ilkeston Town (A)

 

NT2

23.11.99

Telford Utd (H)

 

FAT2

27.11.99

Havant & W (H)

 

FAC2r

30.11.99

Ilkeston Town (H)

 

Conf

4.12.99

Hayes (A)

 

FAC3

12.12.99

Sheffield Utd (A)

 

Conf

18.12.99

Telford Utd (A)

 

FAC3r

21.12.99

Sheffield Utd (H)

 

Conf

27.12.99

Stevenage Boro (H)

 

Conf

3.1.00

Stevenage Boro (A)

 

FAT3

15.1.00

Bath City (A)

 

Conf

22.1.00

Forest Green (A)

 

Conf

29.1.00

Northwich Vic (H)

 

FAT4

5.2.00

Billericay Tn (A)

 

FAT4r

8.2.00

Billericay Tn (H)

 

Conf

12.2.00

Dover Athletic (A)

 

Conf

15.2.00

Forest Green (H)

 

Conf

19.2.00

Doncaster Rvrs (A)

 

Conf

22.2.00

Hednesford Tn (H)

 

FAT5

26.2.00

Marine (H)

 

Conf

4.3.00

Kingstonian (A)

 

Conf

7.3.00

Yeovil Town (H)

 

FAT6

11.3.00

Sutton Utd (A)

 

FAT6r

14.3.00

Sutton Utd (H)

 

Conf

18.3.00

Sutton Utd (H)

 

Conf

25.3.00

Hereford Utd (H)

 

Conf

28.3.00

Kettering Town (H)

 

Conf

1.4.00

Nuneaton Boro (H)

 

Conf

4.4.00

Morecambe (H)

 

Conf

8.4.00

Kidderminster (A)

 

Conf

11.4.00

Woking (A)

 

Conf

15.4.00

Altrincham (H)

 

Conf

1.5.00

Welling (A)

 

Conf

6.5.00

Doncaster Rvrs (H)

 

2000/2001

Conf

19.8.00

Chester City (H)

 

Conf

21.8.00

Hednesford Tn (A)

 

Conf

26.8.00

Dagenham&Red (A)

 

Conf

28.8.00

Southport (H)

 

Conf

2.9.00

Telford Utd (A)

 

Conf

5.9.00

Stevenage Boro (H)

 

Conf

9.9.00

Forest Green (H)

 

Conf

12.9.00

Scarborough (A)

 

Conf

16.9.00

Woking (A)

 

Conf

23.9.00

Kettering Town (H)

 

Conf

26.9.00

Dagenham&Red (H)

 

Conf

30.9.00

Kingstonian (A)

 

Conf

3.10.00

Leigh RMI (A)

 

Conf

8.10.00

Boston Utd (H)

 

Conf

14.10.00

Hereford Utd (A)

 

Conf

21.10.00

Morecambe (A)

 

FAC4q

28.10.00

Grantham Town (H)

 

Conf

31.10.00

Hayes (H)

 

Conf

4.11.00

Yeovil Town (H)

 

Conf

11.11.00

Doncaster Rvrs (A)

 

FAC1

17.11.00

Luton Town (A)

 

Conf

2.12.00

Dover Athletic (A)

 

Conf

9.12.00

Hayes (A)

 

Conf

26.12.00

Nuneaton Boro (A)

 

Conf

1.1.01

Nuneaton Boro (H)

 

Conf

6.1.01

Southport (A)

 

FAT3

13.1.01

Hayes (A)

 

Conf

27.1.01

Stevenage Boro (A)

 

FAT4

3.2.01

Marine (A)

 

Conf

10.2.01

Forest Green (A)

 

Conf

17.2.01

Scarborough (H)

 

Conf

20.2.01

Northwich Vic (H)

 

FAT5

24.2.01

Forest Green (A)

 

Conf

3.3.01

Woking (H)

 

Conf

10.3.01

Boston Utd (A)

 

Conf

13.3.01

Kettering Town (A)

 

Conf

17.3.01

Kingstonian (H)

 

Conf

25.3.01

Northwich Vic (A)

 

Conf

31.3.01

Leigh RMI (H)

 

Conf

7.4.01

Morecambe (H)

 

Conf

14.4.01

Hereford Utd (A)

 

Conf

16.4.01

Doncaster Rvrs (H)

 

Conf

21.4.01

Yeovil Town (A)

 

Conf

24.4.01

Telford Utd (H)

 

Conf

28.4.01

Dover Athletic (H)

 

Conf

5.5.01

Chester City (A)

 

2001/2002 – squad number 1

D3

11.8.01

York City (A)

 

D3

16.8.01

Lincoln City (H)

 

WC1

21.8.01

Burnley (A)

 

D3

25.8.01

Macclesfield Tn (A)

 

D3

27.8.01

Plymouth Arg (H)

 

D3

1.9.01

Oxford Utd (A)

 

D3

8.9.01

Southend Utd (H)

 

WC2

11.9.01

Crewe Alex (A)

 

D3

15.9.01

Leyton Orient (A)

 

D3

18.9.01

Torquay Utd (H)

 

D3

22.9.01

Cheltenham Tn (H)

 

D3

13.10.01

Rochdale (A)

 

LDV1

16.10.01

Cardiff City (A)

 

D3

20.10.01

Hull City (H)

 

D3

23.10.01

Shrewsbury Tn (A)

 

D3

27.10.01

Mansfield Town (H)

 

D3

3.11.01

Swansea City (A)

 

D3

10.11.01

Halifax Town (A)

 

CS

13.11.01

Chester City (H)

 

FAC1

17.11.01

Worcester City (A)

 

D3

20.11.01

Scunthorpe Utd (H)

 

D3

24.11.01

Kidderminster (A)

 

D3

1.12.01

Bristol Rvrs (H)

 

FAC2

8.12.01

Brighton &HA (A)

 

D3

15.12.01

Luton Town (A)

 

D3

22.12.01

Carlisle Utd (H)

 

D3

26.12.01

Southend Utd (A)

 

D3

29.12.01

Plymouth Arg (A)

 

D3

12.1.02

Lincoln City (A)

 

D3

19.1.02

York City (H)

 

D3

22.1.02

Carlisle Utd (A)

 

D3

26.1.02

Hartlepool Utd (A)

 

D3

29.1.02

Macclesfield Tn (H)

 

D3

2.2.02

Darlington (H)

 

D3

5.2.02

Oxford Utd (H)

 

D3

9.2.02

Hull City (A)

 

D3

16.2.02

Rochdale (H)

 

D3

23.2.02

Leyton Orient (H)

 

D3

26.2.02

Torquay Utd (A)

 

D3

2.3.02

Cheltenham Tn (A)

 

D3

5.3.02

Exeter City (H)

 

D3

9.3.02

Luton Town (H)

 

D3

16.3.02

Bristol Rvrs (A)

 

D3

23.3.02

Shrewsbury Tn (H)

 

D3

30.3.02

Mansfield Town (A)

 

D3

1.4.02

Swansea City (H)

 

D3

6.4.02

Scunthorpe Utd (A)

 

D3

13.4.02

Kidderminster (H)

 

D3

20.4.02

Halifax Town (A)

 

D3PO/1

27.4.02

Rochdale (H)

 

D3PO/2

30.4.02

Rochdale (A)

 

D3POF

6.5.02

Cheltenham Tn (N)

 

2002/2003 – squad number 1

D3

10.8.02

Swansea City (A)

 

D3

13.8.02

Torquay Utd (H)

 

D3

17.8.02

Kidderminster (H)

 

D3

24.8.02

Shrewsbury Tn (A)

 

D3

26.8.02

Scunthorpe Utd (H)

 

D3

31.8.02

Cambridge Utd (A)

 

D3

7.9.02

Southend Utd (H)

 

WC1

10.9.02

Millwall (H)

 

D3

14.9.02

York City (A)

 

D3

17.9.02

Bournemouth (A)

 

D3

21.9.02

Wrexham (H)

 

D3

28.9.02

Hartlepool Utd (A)

 

WC2

2.10.02

Coventry City (A)

 

D3

5.10.02

Leyton Orient (H)

 

D3

12.10.02

Exeter City (A)

 

D3

19.10.02

Bury (H)

 

D3

26.10.02

Hull City (A)

 

D3

29.10.02

Boston Utd (H)

 

D3

2.11.02

Rochdale (A)

 

D3

9.11.02

Darlington (H)

 

FAC1

16.11.02

Kidderminster (A)

 

D3

23.11.02

Lincoln City (A)

 

FAC1r

26.11.02

Kidderminster (H)

 

D3

30.11.02

Bristol Rvrs (H)

 

D3

21.12.02

Carlisle Utd (A)

as sub

D3

26.12.02

Scunthorpe Utd (A)

 

D3

28.12.02

Oxford Utd (H)

 

D3

1.1.03

Shrewsbury Tn (H)

 

D3

4.1.03

Torquay Utd (A)

 

D3

11.1.03

Kidderminter (A)

 

D3

18.1.03

Cambridge Utd (H)

 

D3

25.1.03

Oxford Utd (A)

 

D3

1.2.03

Swansea City (H)

 

D3

8.2.03

Darlington (A)

 

D3

22.2.03

Southend Utd (A)

 

D3

1.3.03

York City (H)

 

D3

4.3.03

Bournemouth (H)

 

D3

8.3.03

Wrexham (A)

 

D3

15.3.03

Hull City (H)

 

D3

18.3.03

Bury (A)

 

D3

22.3.03

Boston Utd (A)

 

D3

24.3.03

Rochdale (H)

 

D3

29.3.03

Exeter City (H)

 

D3

5.4.03

Bristol Rvrs (A)

 

D3

12.4.03

Lincoln City (H)

 

D3

19.4.03

Carlisle Utd (A)

 

D3

21.4.03

Macclesfield Tn (H)

 

D3

26.4.03

Leyton Orient (A)

 

D3

3.5.03

Hartlepool Utd (H)

 

2003/2004 – squad number 1

D2

9.8.03

Luton Town (A)

 

CC1

13.8.03

West Ham Utd (A)

 

D2

16.8.03

Plymouth Arg (H)

 

D2

23.8.03

Tranmere Rvrs (A)

 

D2

25.8.03

QPR (H)

 

D2

30.8.03

Oldham Athletic (A)

 

D2

6.9.03

Wycombe Wdrs (H)

 

D2

13.9.03

Brentford (H)

 

D2

16.9.03

Notts County (A)

 

D2

20.9.03

Bournemouth (A)

 

D2

27.9.03

Stockport Co (H)

 

D2

30.9.03

Brighton & HA (H)

 

D2

4.10.03

Barnsley (A)

 

D2

11.10.03

Chesterfield (H)

 

D2

18.10.03

Sheff Wed (A)

 

D2

21.10.03

Blackpool (A)

 

D2

16.3.04

Notts County (H)

 

D2

20.3.04

Brentford (A)

 

D2

27.3.04

Bournemouth (H)

 

D2

3.4.04

Stockport Co (A)

 

D2

10.4.04

Barnsley (H)

 

D2

12.4.04

Brighton & HA (A)

 

D2

17.4.04

Grimsby Town (A)

 

D2

24.4.04

Hartlepool Utd (H)

 

D2

1.5.04

Colchester Utd (A)

 

D2

8.5.04

Port Vale (H)

 

2004/2005 – squad number 1

CCL2

7.8.04

Kidderminster (H)

 

CCL2

10.8.04

Northampton Tn (A)

 

CCL2

14.8.04

Lincoln City (A)

 

CCL2

21.8.04

Grimsby Town (H)

 

CC1

24.8.04

Swindon Town (H)

 

CCL2

28.8.04

Yeovil Town (A)

 

CCL2

30.8.04

Bristol Rvrs (H)

 

CCL2

4.9.04

Southend Utd (H)

 

CCL2

11.9.04

Oxford Utd (A)

 

CCL2

18.9.04

Cheltenham Tn (H)

 

CCL2

25.9.04

Swansea City (A)

 

LDV1

28.9.04

Walsall (A)

 

CCL2

2.10.04

Rochdale (H)

 

CCL2

8.10.04

Shrewsbury Tn (A)

 

CCL2

16.10.04

Chester City (H)

 

CCL2

19.10.04

Wycombe Wdrs (A)

 

CCL2

23.10.04

Bury (A)

 

CCL2

30.10.04

Notts County (H)

 

CCL2

6.11.04

Darlington (H)

 

FAC1

13.11.04

Bradford City (A)

 

CCL2

20.11.04

Cambridge Utd (A)

 

CCL2

27.11.04

Macclesfield Tn (H)

 

FAC2

4.12.04

Colchester Utd (H)

 

CCL2

8.12.04

Boston Utd (A)

 

CCL2

11.12.04

Mansfield Town (A)

 

CCL2

18.12.04

Scunthorpe Utd (H)

 
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