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Jackson: John Bertram (John)

1913-1915 (Leeds City Player Details)

Inside Forward

Born: Dalry, North Ayrshire: 21-06-1890

Debut: v Birmingham (a): 20-12-1913

5’6 1/2” 10st 2lb (1913)

Jackson commenced his career with Ardeer Thistle before joining Clyde in August 1908. He went to Celtic on loan in January 1909 and later in October 1912. Well known north of the border where he played for Clyde in the 1910 Scottish Cup Final against Dundee, which took two replays before Dundee won 2-1. Jackson put so much into the first replay that he collapsed during extra time. For five seasons until war began, Clyde were at the top end of Division One and reached the Scottish Cup final in 1909-10 and 1911-12. The former of these finals was especially disappointing. For eighty-three minutes Clyde held a 2-0 lead with goals from Chalmers and Booth, and looked certain to win. With the Cup in sight, nerves got the better of Clyde and Robertson fluffed a clearance off Blair and into his own net. Dogged Dundee fought all the way and salvaged the game in the last minute with an equaliser from Langlands. The replay was far a more cagey affair and ended goalless after extra time but with Dundee looking physically stronger. The third game was again a tight affair with Clyde scoring after only three minutes through Chalmers. Dundee equalised before the interval and with Clyde's energy sapped, John "Sailor" Hunter blasted Dundee to victory. Jackson joined Leeds City in December 1913 for £1,000. He was an outstanding player at Leeds where he stayed until the war saw the Football League cease the fixtures at the end of the 1914-15 season. He did not quite live up to his large transfer fee but one of his best games came in the 4-2 F.A. Cup First Round victory over Gainsborough trinity, when he scored twice. He scored ten goals in fifty-four League games and another two in four F.A. Cup-ties. He went on loan to Ayr United in December 1915, was then loaned to Rangers in May 1917, but never played for the first team, and Celtic in September 1917. He made his Celtic debut in a 3-0 home Glasgow Cup defeat to Rangers on 22nd September 1917. Prior to arriving at Celtic John was loaned to Rangers but never played a competitive game for the Ibrox side. During the War he was reported to have run from Waverley Station in Edinburgh to the Hibernian’s ground in Easter Road to play in a game for Celtic because he could not catch a taxi, in his third loan spell with the Parkhead club. With the ability and enthusiasm to play in most outfield position he proved to be a useful signing for the Hoops playing twenty-seven games and scoring two goals before leaving in May 1918 to serve with the Royal Scots Fusiliers. He joined Clydebank on loan in January 1919, Motherwell in October 1919, Dundee in December 1919 and Stevenston United on loan in 1920. He played one representative game for the Scottish League.

League 5410
F.A. Cup 42