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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: 1925/1926 [Back to Player Stats]
The player made an appearance in the following games:
Date Competition Venue Opponents Score Goals
05/09/1925 League Home COVENTRY CITY 1 - 2 0
30/01/1926 League Away BARROW 3 - 0 1
06/02/1926 League Home ASHINGTON 1 - 1 1
13/02/1926 League Away WIGAN BOROUGH 1 - 3 0
20/02/1926 League Home NEW BRIGHTON 3 - 2 1
27/02/1926 League Home GRIMSBY TOWN 0 - 1 0
06/03/1926 League Away ROTHERHAM UNITED 2 - 5 0
13/03/1926 League Home WALSALL 1 - 1 0
19/04/1926 Friendly Away DICK KERR\'S 6 - 3 2
24/04/1926 League Home HALIFAX TOWN 3 - 1 0

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