Leeds United F.C. History
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1919-29 - The Twenties
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1939-46 - The War Years
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Hewison: Robert (Bob)

1916-1919 (Leeds City War-time Guest Player Details)

Wing Half

Born: Backworth, Nr Whitley Bay: 25-03-1889

Debut: v Grimsby Town (h): 19-02-1916

Height & Weight: Unknown

Hewison started his career with local sides, East Holywell Villa and Whitley Athletic, before joining Newcastle United in July 1908. He had to wait until the 1910-11 season to make his debut and only played three games in the first two seasons at St Jamesí Park. It wasnít until the 1912-13 season that he established himself as the first choice Right Half but added another sixty-one League appearances before the War intervened three seasons later. As Newcastle United refused to play football during the War, its players guested for other clubs and Bob Hewison chose Leeds City. After making his first appearance in late February 1916 he became a regular at Elland Road for the rest of the War. Although the majority of his games were at Right Half, he also figured in both Full Back positions, Left Half and Outside Left. He was at Right Half for both Legs of the play-off Finals when City defeated Stoke to become the Unofficial League Champions at the end of the 1917-18 season. However, his final season at Leeds was not a happy one, City made several changes for their home game with Rotherham County on 5th October 1918, as Bob Hewison returned for them at Right-Half for his first game of the season, after being sidelined by injury. It was not a happy return for him as he broke his leg and was side-lined for the rest of the season and it was his last game in City's colours. He did put his time to good use assisting the club where ever he could with Secretarial work and it was this experience that saw him involved in the winding up of the club after payment irregularities. He returned to Newcastle United on the resumption of the Football League fixtures and played three more League games at Gallowgate to bring his total League games for Newcastle to sixty-seven and he also made three F.A. Cup appearances. He left to join Third Division Northampton Town in May 1920, as Player-Manager, and scored eight goals in ninety-nine League appearances and he also scored one goal in nine F.A. Cup appearances. He joined Queens Park Rangers as Manager in August 1925 and remained there until May 1931. He was Manager of Bristol City from April 1932 until March 1949. He died in 1964.

War-time Guest AppearancesGoals
Principal Tournament 566
Subsidiary Tournament 210
Play-off Finals 20
Total 796