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Moss: Jack (Jackie)

1949-1950 (Player Details)

Inside Right

Born: Blackrod, Nr Bolton: 01-09-1923

Debut: v Lincoln City (a): 05-02-1949

5’6” 10st 13lb (1950)

Moss began with Bury in wartime football in December 1942, making seven appearances in the war-time season of 1942-43, when he scored one goal. He went on to score twice in eighteen appearances in the 1943-44 season before returning in the 1945-46 season when he scored once in the F.A. Cup and six times in thirty-one War-time League apprearances. He then played seven times for them and scored twice after football restarted after the war. He joined Rochdale in January 1947, scoring seventeen goals in fifty-eight League appearances before moving to Leeds on 7th January 1949. He went straight into the first team as Tommy Burden moved back from Inside Forward to replace David McAdam in the half-back line. In the next two seasons Moss was the odd man out as Eddie McMorran and Ray Iggleden fought for the vacant spot or waited for the odd game Frank Dudley was injured and could not play. Even with the departure of first McMorran and then Dudley, it was just an occasional fill-in role as South African George Miller and Dudley’s replacement Ernie Stevenson were preferred to Moss. Leeds struck an unusual deal when Moss moved to Halifax Town in June 1951. A few weeks earlier, Halifax had paid a substantial fee for his teammate Desmond Frost. That left little cash in the coffers at the Shay, so United waived the fee for Moss. He played one hundred and twenty-four League games at the Shay and scored eleven goals before retiring at the end of the 1953-54 season. He was an accomplished Leeds League cricketer. He died in 1975.

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