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Moore: James (Jimmy)

1921-1922 (Player Details)

Inside Forward

Born: Boldon, Nr Felling-on-Tyne, Co. Durham: 01-09-1891

Debut: v Port Vale (h): 27-08-1921

5’8” 10st 8lb (1922)

Moore began with Bolden Colliery, and then played for Ardsley Nelson and Jarrow Croft before joining Barnsley in August 1911. The following year he won an FA Cup Winners’ medal with the Oakwell club, when they beat West Bromwich Albion 1-0 in the final with a goal just two minutes from the end of extra-time, in the replay at Bramall Lane Sheffield on 24th April 1912. The Final had taken place at crystal Pace four days previous and it too had been 0-0 at the end of normal time. Moore was only twenty years old at the time and played at Outside Left in both games and went on to become the oldest surviving member of that Cup-winning team.He was known as “The Player That Never Smiles”. During World War One he worked in a boatyard in Cowes on the Isle of Wight and guested for Southampton. While at Barnsley he made one hundred and one League appearances and scored twenty-three goals. He joined the Saints in May 1919 and was their first-ever player to be sent off in a League game when he was dismissed against Grimsby Town in December 1920. After playing forty-one games in the 1919-1920 season in the Southern League, he was ever-present their first season in the Third Division South of the Football League with forty-two appearances and notched twenty-three goals. He signed for Leeds in May 1921 but was released in June 1922 to join the Third Division South side, Brighton & Hove Albion. He was already a veteran of over ten years experience when he joined Leeds United in their second season in the League and had made his name at Barnsley and Southampton. Bought to bring experience to the side, he started the season as the regular Inside Left, but after fourteen games he switched to Inside Right to accommodate Jack Swan, who had been bought from Huddersfield Town and did not miss a game until Christmas. However, the new year of 1922 saw him fall from favour as Bill Poyntz became the regular Inside Right and Moore only played when either he or Left Winger Basil Wood were injured. He did not stay long at Brighton and after scoring two goals in six League games he joined Third Division North team Halifax Town in the summer of 1923, scoring six goals in forty League appearances at The Shay. He moved to Queens Park Rangers of the Third Division South in 1924 and scored five times in twenty six League games. He made his final move to Third Division North team Crewe Alexandra in July 1925, scoring six goals in thirteen games. In 1926 he left Crewe and retired as a player and in March of the following year went to Holland to coach NAC Breda. He later ran a pub, The Victoria, in Barnsley, and also had a Greengrocer’s business. After World War Two he became a Director of Barnsley. He died in December 1972.

League 274
F.A. Cup 10