Dan Bulley

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Dan Bulley

Appearances: 1+4 Goals: 0

Date / Year of birth: 11th January 1985

Position: Striker

Season of first appearance: 2004/05

Season of last appearance: 2004/05

Also played for: Yeovil Town, Plymouth Argyle (0), Ytterhogdals IK (Sweden), Grimsby Town (0), Dawlish Town, Kettering Town, Dorchester Town, Penzance, Liskeard Athletic, West Texas A&M University (USA), University of Buffalo (USA) and Kalamazoo Outrage (USA)

6' 1" tall striker born in Barnstaple, Devon who was given the middle name 'Argyle' as his father was a dedicated Plymouth Argyle supporter.

As a schoolboy Dan played for Cornish side Wendron and then had a spell in Yeovil's youth team. He scored 15 goals from 24 appearances for them during the 2001/02 campaign.

In September 2002 Dan joined Plymouth on a two year scholarship and played for Argyle's youth and reserve teams during the 2002/03 and 2003/04 seasons. He was released in May 2004.

After leaving Plymouth Dan spent a couple of months playing for Swedish 3rd Division club Ytterhogdals before returning to England in July 2004.

He then played in some pre-season friendlies for his old club Yeovil and their manager Gary Johnson said "Bulley's a young lad from Plymouth - his dad does a bit of scouting for us. Bulley was here before but Plymouth offered him a YTS but they didn't sign him as a pro and he asked if he could come here and train with us and try and prove himself for a couple of weeks."

After Yeovil decided not to re-sign Dan he had a trial with Grimsby where he played for the reserves alongside Margate striker Darren Watson who was also in the midst of a trial spell.

In September 2004 Dan signed for Margate on a non-contract basis despite the fact that he was based in Exeter. He made his debut as a substitute in a 7-3 defeat at Lewes in the Conference South on 14.9.04 but didn't feature in Margate's next three games after that. He returned to action on 2.10.04 when he started an FA Cup tie against Waltham Forest at Margate's adopted home in Ashford. The Thanet Times said Dan "didn't really get into the game after suffering with a lack of service" and he was taken off after 54 minutes. Margate won the game 2-1.

Dan sat out the next match before coming on as a sub in a 3-1 defeat at Braintree in the FA Cup on 16.10.04. He then came off the bench in Margate's next two games but his sub appearance in a 2-0 win over Weston-Super-Mare on 30.10.04 was his last outing for the club. Having played five times (four as sub) Dan left Margate to join Western League Premier Division side Dawlish in November 2004. Manager Chris Kinnear told the Isle of Thanet Gazette "It was pointless him coming that far to play for 10 minutes. When things are sorted we'll see what's happening, and there's a possibility he might come back."

Dan never returned to Margate and after scoring two goals for Dawlish he signed for Conference North side Kettering in January 2005. He stayed there until the end of the 2004/05 season.

In August 2005 Dan moved on to Conference South outfit Dorchester but only made three substitute appearances before being released in September 2005.

He then joined Penzance of the South Western League and scored six goals there before linking up with Liskeard, also of the South Western League, in March 2006. Dan scored nine goals for them before the end of the 2005/06 campaign.

In the summer of 2006 Dan moved to America to study at West Texas A&M University and also played for their football team. He played in each of their 19 matches during the 2006 season and scored nine goals.

In the summer of 2007 Dan represented Great Britain at the World University Games in Bangkok, Thailand and he moved on to study at the University at Buffalo. During the 2007 campaign Dan was top scorer for their football team with eight goals from 18 appearances.

Between seasons for Buffalo Dan played for Kalamazoo Outrage of the Premier Development League in the summer of 2008 and captained their side. He then played for Buffalo throughout the 2008 and 2009 campaigns and during his time on the team he was a two-time pick for the All-Mid-American Conference selection.

By 2012 Dan had given up playing and was assistant coach at Western Michigan Broncos. He was also doing some youth coaching at the Red Arrow Soccer Club in Paw Paw, Michigan and found time to do some modeling work.

In March 2013 Dan became Head Men's Soccer Coach at Olivet College in Michigan and said "I am excited about starting at Olivet. I am delighted to take over a program that has seen much success over the last four years. I am confident we can continue with that trend of achievement at Olivet." In August 2014 Dan took his Olivet side to England where they played in a friendly against Ilfracombe Town who were managed by his brother Tom.










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     Margate relegated to Isthmian League Premier Division.