Tony Bullock

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Tony Bullock
Personal information
Full name Anthony Brian Bullock[1]
Date of birth (1972-02-18) 18 February 1972 (age 45)
Place of birth Warrington, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1993 Northwich Victoria 37 (0)
1992–1993 Hyde United (loan) 3 (0)
1996–1997 Leek Town
1997–2000 Barnsley 38 (0)
2000–2001 Macclesfield Town 24 (0)
2001 Lincoln City 2 (0)
2001–2003 Ross County 69 (0)
2003–2005 Dundee United 31 (0)
2005–2006 Gillingham 6 (0)
2006–2007 St Mirren 29 (0)
2007–2009 Ross County 40 (0)
2009 Montrose 16 (0)
2009–2010 Dundee 19 (0)
2010–2012 Livingston 34 (0)
2012–2013 Arbroath 10 (0)
2013–2014 Airdrieonians 0 (0)
Total 358 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:15, 4 February 2014 (UTC).

Anthony Brian "Tony" Bullock (born 18 February 1972) is an English former professional football goalkeeper.

Club career[edit]

Born in Warrington, Bullock joined Northwich Victoria from local club Winnington Avenue F.C.. In August 1992, he joined Hyde United on loan, debuting in the 1-1 Northern Premier League draw at Goole Town on 22 August 1992[2] and appearing twice more for the club before returning to the Drill Field. He moved on to join Leek Town before signing for Barnsley in March 1997. He struggled to hold down a regular first team place and left for Macclesfield Town in 2000 on a free transfer.

On 22 March 2001 he became Alan Buckley's first signing for Lincoln City when the Sincil Bank based club agreed to take over his contract until the end of the season.[3] His debut came five days later in the 1-0 defeat at Hartlepool United[4] but he failed to displace Alan Marriott permanently and, after one final appearance, was released by the club at the end of the season.[5]

He moved to Scotland to sign for Ross County in July 2001. A successful spell with County brought him a move to Dundee United in 2003, where his final game was the 2005 Scottish Cup Final defeat to Celtic, before he returned to England with Gillingham. After only five months with Gillingham, Bullock signed for St Mirren in January 2006, but he failed to cement a first-team place and was released in May 2007.

He rejoined Ross County in June 2007, along with Stuart Golabek.[6]

Bullock was Steven Tweed's first signing for Montrose.[7]

He then signed for Dundee on a pre-contract agreement and joined his new teammates for pre-season training ahead of the 2009-10 season on 1 July 2009. After one season with the club, he was released by the club on 4 May 2010 along with 8 other players.[8]

Bullock signed for Livingston in 2010.[9]

In June 2012, Bullock signed for Arbroath in a player-coach role.[10]

On 25 September, Bullock left Arbroath, with manager Paul Sheerin saying "He has had a sense of frustration about football for a while now and reckons that it is best that he takes a break from it."[11]

On 1 November 2013, Bullock signed for Scottish League One side Airdrieonians, making his debut the same day in a 3–0 defeat against Rangers in the Scottish Cup.[12] This turned out to be his only appearance for the club and he then retired from playing and took up a role as their goalkeeping coach.[13] He left Airdrieonians in October 2014.

Honours[edit]

St Mirren
2005–06
Dundee United
2004–05

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tony Bullock". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 28 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "List of all games featuring Tony Bullock". Hyde F.C. Official Website. Retrieved 18 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "City snap up Macc' keeper". Lincoln City F.C. Official Website. 22 March 2001. Retrieved 18 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "Solitary strike sinks City". Lincoln City F.C. Official Website. 27 March 2001. Retrieved 18 November 2010. 
  5. ^ "Six released by Imps". Lincoln City F.C. Official Website. 11 May 2001. Retrieved 18 November 2010. 
  6. ^ "Golabek & Bullock back at County". BBC Sport. 1 June 2007. 
  7. ^ "Keeper Bullock moves to Montrose". BBC Sport. 21 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-21. 
  8. ^ "Dundee aim to axe 16 from squad". BBC Sport. 4 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-04. 
  9. ^ "Keeper Tony Bullock makes Livingston switch". BBC Sport. 6 May 2010. Retrieved 6 May 2010. 
  10. ^ "Arbroath Bring In Bullock". Scottish Football League. 22 June 2012. Retrieved 3 July 2012. 
  11. ^ "Frustrated Bullock leaves Arbroath". spfl.co.uk. 25 September 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "Rangers 3 Airdrieonians 0". airdriefc.com. 1 November 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  13. ^ "Tony Bullock". airdriefc.com. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 

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