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Born: 07 August 1935
Came from: Manchester United Went to: Exeter City
First game: 15 February 1958 Last game: 25 April 1964
Appearances: 193 (193/0) Goals: 0
Born in Kilwinning in North Ayrshire in 1935, Fulton joined the ground staff and burgeoning youth setup at Manchester United at the age of 17. Faced with stiff competition from Matt Busby’s ‘babes’, he was persuaded by Argyle’s player-manager Jack Rowley - formerly of United and who knew Fulton at Old Trafford - to move to Home Park in the summer of 1957.
Fulton made his first team debut at home to Queens Park Rangers in February 1958, the first of six consecutive wins for the club. Over the next two years the stocky left-back worked hard for the the number three shirt, playing a part in Argyle's successful promotion side of 1958-59, before making the position his own in the early seasons of the sixties. By 1964 his place was less certain, and that summer he left Home Park for rivals Exeter City, where he played 37 times over the following two seasons before hanging up his boots at the age of 31.
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From Steve Rhodes in Romsey, Hants on 06/02/2018 ...
60 years ago, after training on Thursday 6 February 1958, Bryce Fulton would have cut a frustrated figure. The Argyle team for the derby game at Exeter City had been named and once again he had been overlooked. He had arrived at Home Park in the summer of 1957, having been signed from Manchester United. At that time United had an abundance of good (and some great) young players. Argyle manager Jack Rowley, who had joined Argyle from Manchester United in 1955, believed that some of the fringe players at Old Trafford could do a job at Home Park. He persuaded Fulton that he would have more first team opportunities at Home Park, but 8 months on he had still not made his Football League debut. He had already asked for a transfer, angry that he had turned down two Second Division clubs to join Argyle.
Recruited to the Old Trafford groundstaff in 1952, in 1953 Fulton had been a member of the Manchester United under 18 team that won the first ever FA Youth Cup. He played right back while ... More
APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in the following selected competitions: Southern & Western Leagues, English Football League, Football League, FA Cup, League Cup, Minor Cups
Excluded: Football League (1939), War Leagues
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