Leeds United F.C. History
Leeds United F.C. History : Foreword
1919-29 - The Twenties
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1939-46 - The War Years
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1949-57 - The Reign of King John
1957-63 - From Charles to Revie
1961-75 - The Revie Years
1975-82 - The Downward Spiral
1982-88 - The Dark Years
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1996-04 - The Rollercoaster Ride
2004-17 - Down Among The Deadmen
100 Greatest LUFC Players Ever
Greatest Leeds United Games
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Blunt: Jason John (Jason)

1995-1998 (Leeds Player Details)(Player Details)


Born: Penzance: 16-08-1977

Debut v Middlesbrough (h) (substitute): 30-03-1996

5’8” 10st 1lb (1996)

A product of the Leeds Academy and an England representative at Under-Eighteen, Under-Nineteen and Under-Twenty levels, Blunt was blooded by Howard Wilkinson, along with Harry Kewell and Mark Jackson, after the Coca-Cola Cup debacle at Wembley against Aston Villa in March 1996. Kewell started the game but the other two came off the bench. Lucas Radebe had pulled on the Goalkeeper’s jersey after John Lukic was unable to continue at Half-Time and Blunt took his place in midfield. He played a full game against Southampton, but, after starting against Nottingham Forest in the next home fixture, he was substituted and never started in the first team again. He went on loan to Raith Rovers from 31st March to 31st May 1998, but made only one substitute appearance, before joining Blackpool on a free transfer on 19th June 1998. He was not able to progress with the sea-siders, playing mostly in the Reserves, and making just one start and one substitute appearance in the League and scoring twice in two starts in the F.A. Cup and starting once in other games. He was released by the club in March 1999. He then moved abroad for two years playing, in Italy, with FC Castellaneta, from July 1999 to December 2000, and Grottaglie, from January to February 2001. He next joined Scarborough on 8th March 2001 and became hot property as he scored eight goals in sixty-five League appearances, of which eight were as a substitute, and made two substitute appearances in the F.A. Cup and one start and one game from the bench in other games. Unfortunately Scarborough went into administration and were forced to reduce their wages bill. On 7th February 2003 Yeovil Town took him on trial but he was only there one week, in which time he made just one appearance, as a substitute in the Conference, before Doncaster Rovers stepped in and signed him on 14th February 2003. He made his debut with Rovers on 15th February 2003, in a 2-0 away win at Kettering Town, but could not establish himself and, after scoring three times in twelve starts and three game from the bench, he left for Tamworth on 1st October 2003. He scored once in thirty-four League games, one being as a substitute, and made one start in the F.A. Cup and one other game, before he left for Halifax Town on 24th September 2004. He stayed at the Shay until the end of the season after scoring once in twenty-two starts and three games from the bench in the League and playing one as a substitute in the F.A. Cup and starting one other game. He left on 31st May 2005 and later played with Grantham Town, Alfreton Town, where he started twenty-three League games and came off the bench five times, and Scarborough once more. He played twelve League games and one in the F.A. Cup during his second stint there. He was then player/manager at Sutton Town before joining Goole Town in 2007. Blunt, who managed Sutton Town for six months in 2007, became the coach of sports and physical education at Wakefield Independent School while playing for Goole. In February 2008, he was appointed as chief scout for North-Eastern League Glapwell.

League 2/20
League Cup 0/10