Position: Central Midfield
DoB: 18th September 1966
Transfer Details: Originally signed for an undisclosed four figure fee from
Trowbridge Town in November 1987 by newly arrived manager Brian Godfrey .
Re-signed for City by Callinan and Godfrey at the end of March 2000 as
Gloucester look to boost their relegation threatened squad.
City Debut: vs. Moor Green (a) DMLMD, 5th December '87, Won 3-1, scored 1.
1987/8: 34(4) Apps,12 Goals ??
1988/9: 38(9) Apps, 8 Goals ??
1989/0: 61(9) Apps, 23 Goals
1990/1: 40(2) Apps, 14 Goals
1991/2: 29(1) Apps, 8 Goals
1999/0: 1 App, 0 Goals
Totals: 203(25) App, 65 Goals
Previous Clubs: Forest Green Rovers, Mangotsfield United, Bath City,
Trowbridge Town, Gloucester City, Wimbledon (29-1), Watford (7), Aldershot,
Kingstonian, Sutton United, Paulton Rovers, Boreham Wood, Carshalton Athletic, Hampton
& Richmond, Gloucester City, Staines Town.
Honours: Southern League Midland Division
88/89, FA Cup 2nd Rnd. 89/90, Southern League Premier Div. R-up 90/1,
FA XI Rep. 86/7, 88/9, 89/90, 90/1.
Returned in April 2000 to the club where he made his name as an
influential goal scoring midfielder as City scraped about desperately searching
for the magic formula to stave off the drop. Is not as stick like as he once
was, and his return ended up[ lasting no more than one game. Business interests
have prevented him fully committing to football since leaving the professional
game, as is demonstrated by the bewildering number of clubs he's appeared for in
recent seasons. City fans had hoped that the mix of nostalgia and fondness
for his old club could tempt Talboys from his south-west London base to commit to
appearing for the Tigers again, but that did not happen.
Was an original Godfrey signing back in November 1987, and went on to grow into
being an integral part of the City side that lifted the Midland Division shield
in 88/89. Sticksie was a feared predator (not only on the pitch!) and would
often ghost into spaces left behind the forwards to snatch crucial goals. Stayed
at Gloucester long enough to notch up over 200 appearances, and easily made the
transition to the DML Premier. He is perhaps best remembered for a typically
powerful header from a corner that beat Dorchester in the 1st Round of the FA
Cup back in 1989, still City's best ever FA Cup campaign.
Sticksie left amid the post-Alderman financial crisis and the enforced break-up
of Godfrey's side. Eventually left for Wimbledon in January 1992 for a scandalously
low £11,000 transfer fee, although he'd also had trials with Birmingham City,
Bournemouth and Swansea City before the offer of the Premiership came along.
Enjoyed four years with the Crazy Gang, and although he failed to become a
regular in the first team he succeeded in playing four times against Manchester
United, grabbed his sole league goal against Spurs, and became Wimbledon
reserve team captain. His time at Selhurst was cut short by knee trouble, and
made the move to Watford in 96/7, but his one season there never recovered from
a falling out with then manager Kenny Jackett. Sticksie then left the pro game
to concentrate on his business arranging corporate events, but has carried on
playing football for a host of semi-pro sides.