Leeds United F.C. History
Leeds United F.C. History : Foreword
1919-29 - The Twenties
1930-39 - The Thirties
1939-46 - The War Years
1947-49 - Post War Depression
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
1988-96 - The Wilko Years
1996-04 - The Rollercoaster Ride
2004-17 - Down Among The Deadmen
100 Greatest LUFC Players Ever
Greatest Leeds United Games
Players' Profiles
Managers' Profiles
Leeds City F.C. History
Leeds City F.C. Player and Manager Profiles
Leeds United/City Statistics
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Leeds United/City Friendlies and Other Games
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Clark: James Robinson (Jimmy)

1924-1925 (Player Details)

Outside Right

Born: Bensham, Co. Durham: 20-10-1895

Debut v Notts County (a): 01-09-1924

59 11st (1924)

He began with Annfield Plain before progressing to Jarrow and then signing for Newcastle United in December 1921 for 350. He was a fringe player at Newcastle but helped the reserve team win the North Eastern League title in 1923. He made his debut on 27th January 1923 in a 0-0 home draw with Chelsea on 27th January 1923, and made his final appearance for the Magpies in a 1-6 defeat by Aston Villa at Villa Park on 21st April 1924. In between, he had scored twice in eleven appearances. He left for Leeds United in May 1924 for 300 in search of a first team place, but again failed to make his mark. He was infuriatingly inconsistent during his brief stay with United. He possessed blistering speed but too often let himself down with sloppy ball control. He did not live up to the relatively large fee Leeds had paid for his talents. He sparkled in the reserves, where his speed tore defences apart. He left for Third Division South team, Swindon Town in June 1925, where he scored seven times in eighteen appearances mostly as a centre-forward. He joined Morton in December 1926 before returning to the North East with, then Third Division North team, Ashington in March 1927. He later had a spell in Ireland with Shelbourne. After his playing days were over he returned to the North East to work at the Wright-Anderson steelworks. He died at Gateshead in September 1947.

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