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1919-29 - The Twenties
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Farrell: Arthur

WW2 Guest: 1943-1944 (Leeds United War-time Guest Player Details)

Left Half

Born: Huddersfield: 01-11-1920

Debut: v Rotherham United (a): 10-04-1944

Height & Weight: Unknown

Farrell signed for Second Division Bradford Park Avenue in May 1940 but was unable to play for them in the Football League until after the Second World War. He was a solid defender in a strong Bradford team which had Chic Farr in goal, the brilliant future England International and "Clown Prince of Football" Len Shackleton at inside forward, future England Outside-Left Billy Elliott, future England Manager and Chelsea centre-half, Ron Greenwood and the dependable Bob Danskin. During the Second World War, Farrell worked at a Castleford pit as a "Bevin Boy" and returned to Park Avenue to complete his eleven year stay as first choice left-back in the side. During the war he scored sixteen goals in one hundred and fifty-seven appearances for Park Avenue but also played four games for Huddersfield Town and also guested for Leeds United, although he only played one game in the 1943-44 Football League Northern Section (Second Championship), in a 3-5 defeat at Millmoor by Rotherham United. He played at Left Half in that game, but he usually played at Left Back. It was as a Left back that he signed for Bradford Park Avenue and it was in that position that he made his one hundred and fifty-six League appearances for them in which he scored four goals. He added two more goals to that tally, one of which was from the penalty spot, in a further fourteen F.A. Cup games before he moved to Second Division Barnsley in May 1951. He made eighteen appearances at Oakwell before joining Non-League Scarborough where he finished his career. After his football career was over he worked as an engineer and, in later life, moved from his home in Huddersfield to the Isle of Wight. In his last years, he fought a long battle against Parkinson's disease. He died on 20th September 2000, aged eighty-nine.

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