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Fell: John William (Jackie)

1925-1927 (Player Details)

Outside Left

Born: Quebec, Co.Durham: 14-05-1902

Debut v Manchester United (a): 13-02-1926

5’6” 10st 9lb (1925)

“Jackie” Fell enjoyed a productive career with several clubs in North East amateur football before turning professional with Leeds. He played for Durham Schools before working at Hamsteels Colliery, Quebec, County Durham, combining pit life with playing for Tow Law Town. He joined Durham City in July 1922, where he played eight games, Crook Town in the summer of 1923, before returning to Durham City in 1924 but did not make the first team before he joined Leeds as an amateur in May 1925, becoming a professional in September that year. Mostly a reserve at Leeds, he transferred to Southend United in May 1927, where he broke a leg, but managed thirty appearances and scored three goals. He returned to the North East with Hartlepool United in May 1928, where he made his debut on 25th August 1928 in a 2-2 home draw with Nelson. He went on to play twenty-one times in the League and once in other games, but failed to score, before playing his final game for the club on 6th April 1929 in a 0-2 home defeat by Wrexham. He joined Cannah’s Quay and Shotton in July 1929, where he stayed for a year, before returning to League football with Southport in July 1930, where he had six games but again failed to score, before returning to Connah’s Quay and Shotton in November 1930. Fell went back to pit work, at Blackhall Colliery, where he was Secretary of the football team for twelve years. He later trained the side, having finished his top class amateur playing career in the early 1930s with West Stanley and then Hamsteels. He retired in 1967 and died in Hartlepool on 14th January 1979.

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