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Full Name: Jack Barber
Normal Position: Inside Forward
Height: 5' 1/2
Weight: 11st 12lbs
Born: 08/01/1901 (Salford)
Died: 30/03/1961 (Baguley, Manchester)

Jack BarberAn extremely astute, capable and ambitious personality who knew what he wanted from both football and from work. He came from a very sporting family and was reserve for the England Schoolboys side at 13. After playing wing three-quarter for Salford Rugby League team as a i6-year-old and serving in the Royal Flying Corps, Jack Barber joined Manchester United where his opportunities were strictly limited. He and Jack Sambrook scored 31 of Southport's 59 goals in 1924-25 but the following season he was dogged by injury and had a cartilage operation in October which kept him out almost 5 months. At Halifax he was at odds with the manager. He switched to half-back and made 142 appearances for Rochdale in 4 seasons. After his League career he spent 6 terms at Bacup where he was captain for 5 years and was also Secretary in 1938-39 when working in joinery and building construction for Bacup Council. Later he studied engineering and became a Mill Engineer for the Joshua Hoyle Group. A heavy smoker most of his life, he died of cancer during a second operation to clear a blockage of the lungs at the age of 60.

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: 1924/1925 [Back to Player Stats]
The player made an appearance in the following games:
Date Competition Venue Opponents Score Goals
30/08/1924 League Home NELSON 1 - 0 1
02/09/1924 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1 Home ROCHDALE 5 - 3 1
06/09/1924 League Away BARROW 0 - 1 0
09/09/1924 League Home ROTHERHAM COUNTY 2 - 0 1
13/09/1924 League Home LINCOLN CITY 4 - 0 0
16/09/1924 League Home ASHINGTON 3 - 0 1
20/09/1924 League Away TRANMERE ROVERS 0 - 1 0
27/09/1924 League Home WALSALL 1 - 0 0
01/10/1924 League Away HARTLEPOOL 2 - 1 0
04/10/1924 League Home WIGAN BOROUGH 0 - 1 0
11/10/1924 League Home CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 0 0
15/10/1924 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2 Home BURNLEY 1 - 0 0
18/10/1924 League Away DURHAM CITY 0 - 0 0
25/10/1924 League Home CHESTERFIELD 0 - 2 0
01/11/1924 League Away ACCRINGTON STANLEY 1 - 5 0
05/11/1924 Lancashire Senior Cup / 3 Home BOLTON WANDERERS 1 - 3 1
08/11/1924 League Home HALIFAX TOWN 3 - 1 2
15/11/1924 Friendly Away MOLD ALEXANDRA 2 - 1 1
22/11/1924 League Home GRIMSBY TOWN 3 - 1 1
29/11/1924 FA Cup / 5Q Away TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 1 0
03/12/1924 FA Cup / 5QR Home TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 0 0
13/12/1924 FA Cup / 6Q Away DONCASTER ROVERS 0 - 1 0
26/12/1924 League Away WREXHAM 3 - 2 2
03/01/1925 League Home BARROW 5 - 0 3
10/01/1925 League Away NEW BRIGHTON 1 - 1 0
17/01/1925 League Away LINCOLN CITY 1 - 1 0
24/01/1925 League Home TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 0 1
31/01/1925 League Away WALSALL 0 - 0 0
07/02/1925 League Away WIGAN BOROUGH 0 - 2 0
28/02/1925 League Away CHESTERFIELD 2 - 1 0
07/03/1925 League Home ACCRINGTON STANLEY 3 - 1 2
14/03/1925 League Away HALIFAX TOWN 0 - 2 0
21/03/1925 League Home NEW BRIGHTON 2 - 0 0
28/03/1925 League Away GRIMSBY TOWN 1 - 3 0
04/04/1925 League Home HARTLEPOOL 2 - 0 0
10/04/1925 League Away DONCASTER ROVERS 1 - 0 1
11/04/1925 League Away ROCHDALE 0 - 1 0
18/04/1925 League Home DARLINGTON 1 - 0 0
21/04/1925 League Away NELSON 1 - 2 0
25/04/1925 League Away BRADFORD PA 0 - 1 0
02/05/1925 League Away ASHINGTON 0 - 2 0

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