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There was some confusion when James signed for City after his release from Bristol Rovers as it was first reported that it was older brother Lee who had moved to Twerton Park. When this was sorted the midfielder made 20 appearances - ten from the bench - before being released. Soon joined Clevedon Town where he had previously spent time on loan from the Pirates. Switched to Mangotsfield United in the 2004 close season.
Striker Bobby only spent a month with City on loan from Bristol Rovers, however in just six games the London born 19-year old scored eight goals and it was immediately obvious to everyone that he was a special talent. Well, everyone except Bristol Rovers who, after a further impressive loan spell with Brighton, sold him to the South coast club for a laughable £100K. Three hugely successful seasons followed with the Seagulls before he joined Tottenham for £1.5 million in July 2003. He failed to make his mark there and moved on to West Ham United in January 2004 in an exchange deal for Jermaine Defoe. He made 130 appearances for the Hammers, including the 2006 FA Cup Final where he missed a penalty in the shoot-out against Liverpool, before joining Fulham in July 2008.
Polish born striker Arek joined City on a short-term deal from Forest Green Rovers in October 2006. Despite being short of fitness due to his unsuccessful spell at The Lawn he found the net regularly during his time at Twerton Park, scoring seven times in his thirteen starts and three substitute outings. Had originally come to England in 2004 having played in Poland, German, Austria and Switzerland during his career. It was a manager he played under in the first two of these countries that contacted him in December to take him to Israeli side Hapoel Ashkelon.