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Real Name: Albert Allen
Normal Position: Full Back
Height: 5' 9 1/2
Weight: 11st 10lb
Born: 16/10/1891 (Moston, Manchester)
Died: 23/10/1971 (Crumpsall, Manchester)

Jack AllenAn uncompromising and sturdy full-back who made his footballing debut with Glossop North End in their last season in the Second Division. During the First World War he saw service as a Lieutenant in Italy. In five peace-time seasons with Manchester City he made 55 Football League appearances and had a further 107 Central League games. With City he also won a Lancashire Senior Cup Winners medal in May 1921. His 2 spells at Haig Avenue (where he worked for a time in Edgar Rayner's fish shop) was split by a campaign with Crewe Alexandra. Back in 1916-17 he also made 2 appearances for Southport who were then in the North West War League. On his retirement he worked as an agent for the Royal London Mutual Insurance Company where his football contacts proved invaluable. 'Mad Jack' was a larger-than-life character off the field who compered Police shows and could get whole busloads of people in stitches with laughter. His private life was less happy. Latterly he lived for io years in Southport only moving back to Higher Blackley, Manchester after the death of his second wife a year before he died.

Player Profile reproduced with Permission from:
The Sandgrounders: The Complete League History of Southport F. C., by Michael Braham and Geoff Wilde (Palatine Books, 1995). ISBN 978-1-874181-14-9

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Season From To Value
1924/1925 Southport CREWE ALEXANDRA
1924/1925 UNATTACHED Southport
1926/1927 CREWE ALEXANDRA Southport
1926/1927 Southport LANCASTER TOWN



Statistics include the following competitions
FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, League, PLAY OFFS , Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
1924/1925 3600
1926/1927 4000
Total 76 0 0


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
30/04/1927 LeagueH CHESTERFIELD 2 - 1
25/04/1927 LeagueA WALSALL 1 - 1
23/04/1927 LeagueA NELSON 2 - 1
20/04/1927 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 0 - 1
18/04/1927 LeagueA BARROW 4 - 1
16/04/1927 LeagueH WALSALL 6 - 1
15/04/1927 LeagueH BARROW 3 - 0
02/04/1927 LeagueH ROTHERHAM UNITED 2 - 0
26/03/1927 LeagueA STOKE CITY 0 - 4
19/03/1927 LeagueH DONCASTER ROVERS 2 - 0
12/03/1927 LeagueA WREXHAM 0 - 3
05/03/1927 LeagueH NEW BRIGHTON 7 - 2
26/02/1927 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 4 - 2
19/02/1927 LeagueA WIGAN BOROUGH 1 - 3
12/02/1927 LeagueH ROCHDALE 1 - 1
05/02/1927 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 0 - 3
29/01/1927 FA Cup / 4A LIVERPOOL 1 - 3
22/01/1927 LeagueA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 2 - 2
15/01/1927 LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 2 - 3
08/01/1927 FA Cup / 3H BLACKBURN ROVERS 2 - 0
01/01/1927 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 0 - 2
27/12/1926 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 0 - 0
25/12/1926 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 1
18/12/1926 LeagueH ASHINGTON 4 - 1
11/12/1926 FA Cup / 2H CROOK TOWN 2 - 0
04/12/1926 LeagueH NELSON 3 - 4
02/12/1926 FA Cup / 1RA TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 1
27/11/1926 FA Cup / 1H TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 1
20/11/1926 LeagueH BRADFORD PA 2 - 1
13/11/1926 LeagueA ROTHERHAM UNITED 2 - 1
30/10/1926 LeagueA DONCASTER ROVERS 1 - 3
23/10/1926 LeagueH WREXHAM 6 - 0
16/10/1926 LeagueA NEW BRIGHTON 1 - 4
12/10/1926 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2H BLACKBURN ROVERS 1 - 2
09/10/1926 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 2
28/09/1926 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 2
25/09/1926 LeagueA ROCHDALE 0 - 1
18/09/1926 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 3
13/09/1926 LeagueA CHESTERFIELD 1 - 5
11/09/1926 LeagueA DURHAM CITY 2 - 4
08/09/1926 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1H WIGAN BOROUGH 3 - 0
04/09/1926 LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 2 - 1
02/05/1925 LeagueA ASHINGTON 0 - 2
25/04/1925 LeagueA BRADFORD PA 0 - 1
21/04/1925 LeagueA NELSON 1 - 2
18/04/1925 LeagueH DARLINGTON 1 - 0
14/04/1925 LeagueA ROTHERHAM COUNTY 3 - 1
13/04/1925 LeagueH DONCASTER ROVERS 3 - 0
11/04/1925 LeagueA ROCHDALE 0 - 1
10/04/1925 LeagueA DONCASTER ROVERS 1 - 0
04/04/1925 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 2 - 0
28/03/1925 LeagueA GRIMSBY TOWN 1 - 3
21/03/1925 LeagueH NEW BRIGHTON 2 - 0
14/03/1925 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 0 - 2
07/03/1925 LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 3 - 1
28/02/1925 LeagueA CHESTERFIELD 2 - 1
21/02/1925 LeagueH DURHAM CITY 1 - 1
14/02/1925 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 1
07/02/1925 LeagueA WIGAN BOROUGH 0 - 2
31/01/1925 LeagueA WALSALL 0 - 0
24/01/1925 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 0
17/01/1925 LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 1 - 1
10/01/1925 LeagueA NEW BRIGHTON 1 - 1
03/01/1925 LeagueH BARROW 5 - 0
26/12/1924 LeagueA WREXHAM 3 - 2
25/12/1924 LeagueH WREXHAM 1 - 0
17/12/1924 LeagueA DARLINGTON 1 - 2
08/11/1924 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 3 - 1
15/10/1924 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2H BURNLEY 1 - 0
11/10/1924 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 0
04/10/1924 LeagueH WIGAN BOROUGH 0 - 1
01/10/1924 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 2 - 1
27/09/1924 LeagueH WALSALL 1 - 0
20/09/1924 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 0 - 1
16/09/1924 LeagueH ASHINGTON 3 - 0
13/09/1924 LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 4 - 0
09/09/1924 LeagueH ROTHERHAM COUNTY 2 - 0
06/09/1924 LeagueA BARROW 0 - 1
02/09/1924 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1H ROCHDALE 5 - 3
30/08/1924 LeagueH NELSON 1 - 0
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