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Real Name: Scott Barry Guyett
Normal Position: Defender
Height: 6'3
Born: 20/01/1976(Ascot)

Scott Guyett

Although Scott “Gadget” Guyett is of Australian nationality, he was actually born in Ascot, hence the rather bizarre fact that he is one of a handful of former Southport players to have represented the England Semi-professional side.

Guyett spent most of his childhood “Down Under” and was at one time on the books of Brisbane City. Spotted by Paul Futcher whilst playing for Taringa Rovers in Australia, he brought Guyett back to England where he became an integral part of Gresley Rovers Southern Premier League title winning side in 1996-97.

With Gresley unable to make the step up into the Conference due to a failure to meet the ground grading criteria required, Futcher joined Southport and in August 1998 returned to his former club to secure the services of the giant centre half for £5000.

His family, keen to follow their sons fortunes abroad, encouraged him to get involved with the club’s fledgling website “Port Online” and within months Guyett had penned what was to become the first of many “Gadget’s Gossip” columns giving supporters an insight into life as a player.

His performances during his first year with Southport earned him both the players’ and supporters’ player of the year accolades and under the tutorship of Futcher and later Mark Wright, he formed a formidable defensive partnership with Phil Bolland.

His father Barry commented at the time:
“I always knew Scott was going to make it as a football player, over there in the UK or even here in Australia. He has the determination to go out and get what he wants. I know he will become a professional player this year or next”.
After making 108 appearances for Southport, scoring 12 goals, it was no surprise when he realised his Football League dream and followed Mark Wright to Oxford United along with Bolland in the summer of 2001.

With Wright dismissed due to circumstances covered elsewhere in this book, Guyett made only 24 appearances for the “U’s”. After just one year he returned to the Nationwide Conference teaming up with Wright and Bolland once again at Chester City in what turned out to be a very successful move. Within two years he had collected his second supporters’ player of the season award and a Nationwide Conference championship medal. Voted the best defender in the Conference, it was during this time that Guyett’s talent was also recognised at a national level, when he captained the England National Game XI to a Four Nations tournament victory.

Opting to join Yeovil Town on a free transfer in the summer of 2004 he signed a two year contract with “the Glovers”.

His first season was blighted by three serious knee injuries but the 6’3” star was ready for League One action and fought hard to regain his fitness, helped by a brief spell on loan at Aldershot. Rewarded for his efforts, he broke back into the team and put in a series of good performances.
In May 2007, Guyett played at Wembley Stadium in the League One play-off final against Blackpool.

Player Profile reproduced with Permission from:
The Complete Non-League History of Southport Football Club 1978 - 2008, by Trust in Yellow (Legends Publishing, 2008). ISBN 978-1-906796-01-3

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The below article appeared on Port Online in 1998

What Makes Scott Guyett Tick?

Scott Guyett signed for Southport from Taringa Rovers. He was living in Brisbane Australia with his family after playing half a season at Gresley Rovers under his current boss Paul Futcher. He has attracted much attention since his return to England, twice being called up to the FA XI trial squad.

Let's take a look at our Anglo/Aussie ace defender/utility player Scott Guyett.

Judging from one or two of Scott's answers I reckon he would delete the "Anglo" in the last sentence and consider himself a through and though Aussie, but he was born in England so we might yet see him appearing in an England shirt!

In fact Scott Barry Guyett made his first appearance (on the Earth. not for us!) on January 20th 1976 and was actually born in Ascot. He has spent much of his life in Australia, hence the accent. which, combined with his quiet voice. had me asking him to repeat his answers more than one occasion. Scott has recently returned from a break back home Australia and is now living some distance away in Swadlincote in Derbyshire - home games are away games for Scott! "Gadjet" (his spelling) as he is known to his teammates is quite definitely single (note female supporters) and currently makes the sojourn from Derbyshire to Haig Avenue in a Peugeot 405.
After the quick few personal questions covered above I quizzed the genial giant on the football side of his life. Barry and Lynne Guyett(regular readers of Port Online from Australia), Scott's parents are his biggest influence on his football career and he names his best friend in the game as Scott Higgins, an aussie 'keeper who will shortly be making the long trip over to England to play. Without doubt United, his favourite team, are also a big influence on him, with Old Trafford his favourite football ground and Brian Robson his boyhood hero. Scott admired Roy Keane more than any other player in the game at the moment, mainly as he is "picked on by referees, but still stands by his principles". He also names the United v Arsenal F A Cup semi-final last season as the best game he has ever seen, and he was lucky enough to be there when Giggs scored that wonder goal. (almost as good as Lee Elam's against Leek to clinch a 2-1 victory!)

Scott's proudest moment in the game to date was captaining his State side Queensland back home in Oz. But it's back to England for his most memorable game played in - wait for it - the Gresley Rovers v Burton Albion local derby on Boxing Day a couple of seasons back, when Gresley trailed 0-2 at half-time and, with Scott's header turned in after hitting the post Rovers came back to win3-2. His biggest disappointment in the game was Gresley's failure to gain promotion that season, despite winning the title by eleven points. During the course of that season, Scott faced the player who he names as his most difficult opponent to play against, now he was a striker for Nuneaton called Straw, but Scott can't remember his first name and Paul Futcher can only recall that he was a Doctor - so Doctor Straw was Scott's most difficult opponent! Finally on the football side of things. Scott's biggest ambition in the game is to turn full-time professional. Now on to a few lighthearted topics, and his favourite band are "Cold Chisel" - surely they can only be Australian with that name, but he also enjoys listening to Pearl Jam. Cold Chisel performed his all-time favourite song - the unforgettable classic "Khe Sahn"! Scott appreciates the acting talents of Nicholas Cage and Jennifer Anniston more than any others, and lists his favourite television viewing as "Heartbreak High" and "Friends". His hobbies are tennis and surfing, no doubt the latter at his favourite holiday destination back home in Brisbane. He is happy eating pasta washed down with VB (Victoria Bitter) and if he was to win the lottery he would buy a boat, load it up with VB and take all his mates fishing off the East Coast of australia. He hopes to own a successful business in Australia when his soccer career is over and lists his pet hates as being, smokers, slow drivers and winging Poms! Enough said!

FA Cup: Guyett's round trip takes in the Orient

Nicholas Harling on an Englishman from Brisbane settling in at Southport

Telegraph, 1st January 1999

THE coincidence was not lost on Scott Guyett when the draw was made for the third round of the FA Cup. The boy from Brisbane would be meeting the team from Brisbane Road tomorrow so long as Leyton Orient won their replay against Kingstonian, which they did.

As an English boy whose family emigrated to Australia when he was five, Guyett has had to put up with plenty of banter from his Southport team-mates. "It happens all the time," he said. "They call me everything. There's a lot of Skippy and Shane. But I only have to mention the cricket and they keep their mouths shut."
It would have been nigh on sacrilege to Guyett's football-mad father if his 22-year-old son was now actually playing cricket at the Gabba, or for that matter, Australian rules football. "There was never any pressure but Dad pushed me a lot," he said.
The same National Youth League that spawned Harry Kewell for Leeds gave Guyett his big chance. A strapping centre-half, he appeared for the Queensland Academy of Sport, watching enviously when Match of the Day was shown in the small hours. He longed to make the grade in England and after taking a job in a local shop, he had saved enough after 18 months to make the trip.

The risk was considerable. He was not even fixed up with a club but through connections he ended up at Gresley Rovers, not far from his cousin's home in Derby where he lives. Two weeks later Gresley's manager was sacked.
"That was great," Guyett said sarcastically. "There I was, miles from home, not knowing anyone and that happened." Not to worry. Steve Dolby's successors were the combination of Paul Futcher and Garry Birtles. As a Manchester United fan, Guyett knew all about Birtles. "But I'd not heard of Paul," he admitted. Yet, Futcher was to have a major influence on Guyett's career.

When Futcher was Cup-tied, Guyett stepped up from the reserves to make his debut. Even after Futcher had left for Southport, he remembered the promising young player he had left behind. By then, however, things had turned sour for Guyett.

Gresley had run into financial problems and were having trouble paying their players. Consequently they saw no objection to letting a brassed-off Guyett return to Brisbane last February. "I was thinking of going back for good," he said, "but just before I left, Paul rang, inviting me to go to Southport. I still went to Australia, but soon rang Paul telling him I intended to come back."

Australians frequently make the equivalent of 200-mile, four-hour round trips simply to get a bite to eat, so Guyett made light of the arduous three-times-a-week trip from Derby to Southport in his cousin's Cavalier. Spirits were high, in any case, at Haig Avenue to begin with as Southport had retained the bulk of the squad that had reached Wembley last May in the FA Trophy final.

And, early on, they led the Conference. "Everyone was talking about League football," said Guyett, "and then we went to Cheltenham, thinking we would put on a good show. But they hammered us 3-0 and we've never really come back from that." At least, not in the League, at any rate.

Southport's Conference streak is 12 games without a win but in the knock-out events they have more than made amends. "The cups have been the saviour of the season," said Guyett, recalling the victories over Mansfield and Dulwich and the Trophy defeat of Atherstone. "There seems to be a different atmosphere in the dressing room. Before League games it all seems to go very quiet. Relegation does cross your mind."

Futcher will make sure that Southport cross that particular bridge when they come to it, but in the meantime will relish the next episode in the club's Cup caper. Be sure, though, that the result of the Orient tie will not go unnoticed back home.

Scott Guyett was a resular columnist for the clubs fledgling official website in 1999. Below is The column penned by Guyett following the FA Trophy draw in 1999 which saw Port pitched against Dulwich Hamlet.

Gadjet's gossip"

The team, I think, as a whole are pretty pleased with the draw as it gives us a better chance of going one round further. We could have drawn a big club and got knocked out. As it happens we have been drawn against a club a couple of leagues below us and we have the chance now to get an even bigger club.

There is quite a big gap between those leagues, I speak from experience with Gresley. To be honest the Conference is a lot more professional. The players are fitter and the games a lot quicker. It took me quite a while to get used to the pace of the league but to be honest if we play as well as we can do, we should have no real problems with getting through.

Daniel asked me if there was anything Paul Futcher did different for the cup games as he commented on how well we've done in the knock out games compared to the league. I don't know what it is, we were like that with Gresley, although we did win the league the second season. the teams usually the same and the team talk's no different, I think it must have something to do with the players, more determined and with being drawn against a couple of teams from leagues below ours has given us a lot of confidence.

Going back to the Kingstonian game I was pleased at the way my partnership with Phil Horner is developing. I think Phil is an excellent player and to be honest I think he was unlucky to be left out of the side at the start of the season. He came in at the Cheltenham game and although we got beat convincingly in that game it was a one off. He has a lot of experience and we have quite an understanding.

Brian Butler's on his way back now, and I think we've missed him quite a bit. I've only really played alongside him half a dozen times because of his injury but he is a quality player It'll be a big boost to the side, as he does make a big impact to the side. Because of this I think Phil Horner will have a more permanent role at the back. I think the gaffer prefers to be on the sidelines these days and I think he'll leave himself out against Dulwich, which again will leave Phil Horner in the team. We will be travelling down to Dulwich on Friday night which will get us better prepared for the match. We had a pre-match before Stourbridge which got us in the right frame of mind so hopefully going on Friday will do the same. I've really enjoyed my time at Southport so far, I get on with all the lads but as you can imagine, being from Australia I do get a bit of a ribbing from time to time.

Season From To Value
1998/1999 GRESLEY ROVERS Southport Undisclosed
1998/1999 GRESLEY ROVERS Southport

Statistics include the following competitions
FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, League, PLAY OFFS , Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
1998/1999 4508
1999/2000 4804
2000/2001 4403
Total 137 0 15

Last 10 games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
05/05/2001 League / ConferenceH DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE 0 - 1
30/04/2001 League / ConferenceA STEVENAGE BORO 3 - 1
28/04/2001 League / ConferenceA FOREST GREEN ROVERS 0 - 2
21/04/2001 League / ConferenceH HEDNESFORD TOWN 2 - 0
16/04/2001 League / ConferenceA DOVER ATHLETIC 1 - 0
14/04/2001 League / ConferenceH KINGSTONIAN 2 - 2
07/04/2001 League / ConferenceA HAYES 0 - 1
31/03/2001 League / ConferenceH NORTHWICH VICS 1 - 1
27/03/2001 League / ConferenceH HEREFORD UNITED 1 - 1
25/03/2001 League / ConferenceA BOSTON UNITED 0 - 1

Last 10 games where player started

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
05/05/2001 League / ConferenceH DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE 0 - 1
30/04/2001 League / ConferenceA STEVENAGE BORO 3 - 1
28/04/2001 League / ConferenceA FOREST GREEN ROVERS 0 - 2
21/04/2001 League / ConferenceH HEDNESFORD TOWN 2 - 0
16/04/2001 League / ConferenceA DOVER ATHLETIC 1 - 0
07/04/2001 League / ConferenceA HAYES 0 - 1
31/03/2001 League / ConferenceH NORTHWICH VICS 1 - 1
27/03/2001 League / ConferenceH HEREFORD UNITED 1 - 1
25/03/2001 League / ConferenceA BOSTON UNITED 0 - 1
20/03/2001 Lancashire Junior Cup / SFA MORECAMBE 3 - 1

Last 10 Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
24/02/2001FA Trophy / 5A WEYMOUTH 2 - 1
27/01/2001League / ConferenceA SCARBOROUGH 1 - 1
03/10/2000League / ConferenceA NORTHWICH VICS 2 - 0
21/03/2000League / ConferenceH DONCASTER ROVERS 1 - 0
18/03/2000League / ConferenceA KETTERING TOWN 3 - 0
18/09/1999League / ConferenceA RUSHDEN & DIAMONDS 2 - 4
04/09/1999League / ConferenceA HAYES 2 - 0
07/08/1999Liverpool Senior Cup / FinalH BURSCOUGH 6 - 3
03/04/1999League / ConferenceH HEDNESFORD TOWN 1 - 1
13/03/1999League / ConferenceH DOVER ATHLETIC 3 - 0