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Born: 15 January 1978
Came from: Trainee Went to: Sheffield Wednesday
First game: 25 October 1997 Last game: 20 April 2002
Appearances: 169 (154/15) Goals: 0
'Bessie' was a product of the Argyle youth set-up, progressing through the ranks to play over 150 games, primarily at left-back, for the club. Despite being offered a contract extension by Paul Sturrock, he chose to leave on a free transfer and joined Sheffield Wednesday. Unable to break into the first team regularly he had loan spells with Swindon Town and Macclesfield Town before a move to Bristol Rovers. He went on to play for Kidderminster Harriers, Forest Green Rovers, Salisbury City, Mangotsfield United, Weston-super-Mare and Paulton Rovers.
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From Andrew Chapman in Leeds on 25/10/2013 ...
Why didnt 'Bessie' score?! Absolute cult hero - sooooooo wanted him to score but it just didn't / wouldn't happen but I remember that cross-bar thumping moment, from a free-kick at Moss Rose when he clanked the woodwork with a wonderful free-kick vs Macclesfield Town - I thought that was THE moment. Sadly it wasn't! Missed him when he left Home Park and I hope he missed us. Also remember Neil Carhart purchasing some limited run of bottled beer that they sold in the Far Post Club with players' photos on them - needless to say we went for the Bessie variant! And it's probably still on a mantlepiece somewhere!
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