Real Name: Stanley Butler
Normal Position: Outside Left
Born: 07/01/1919 (Stillington, Co Durham)
Died: 16/01/1979 (Scunthorpe)
As a youngster he once scored 7 goals from outside left with Flixborough Town. West Bromwich Albion signed Stanley, then a Solicitors Clark, from Midland League side Scunthorpe United who freed him as they thought him ‘too small’.
During the war his career developed. He guested for Southport on more than 100 occasions while serving in the RAF. He also assisted Bolton Wanderers, Notts County and Liverpool.
He was a member of the Bolton side which beat Manchester United in the final of the League North Cup in 1945. It was from his centre in the last minute of extra time at Malcolm Barrass scored the winning goal.
He was unable to do himself justice when signed on a two-month trial at the beginning of 1947-48 due to an old injury to his thigh. He played in the first four games of the season scoring at Bradford city.
On finishing his career he worked in the CWS bank in Scunthorpe and later the Appleby-Frodingham steelworks, whose team he coached for a number of years.
The player made an appearance in the following games:
|26/08/1944||War-Time: League||Away||PRESTON NORTH END||0 - 3||0|
|02/09/1944||War-Time: League||Home||PRESTON NORTH END||3 - 1||1|
|09/09/1944||War-Time: League||Home||BURNLEY||3 - 2||1|
|16/09/1944||War-Time: League||Away||BURNLEY||1 - 3||0|
|23/09/1944||War-Time: League||Home||OLDHAM ATHLETIC||1 - 5||0|
|30/09/1944||War-Time: League||Away||OLDHAM ATHLETIC||0 - 2||0|
|07/10/1944||War-Time: League||Away||HALIFAX TOWN||2 - 2||1|
|14/10/1944||War-Time: League||Home||HALIFAX TOWN||2 - 2||0|
|21/10/1944||War-Time: League||Home||BLACKPOOL||4 - 5||0|
|28/10/1944||War-Time: League||Away||BLACKPOOL||2 - 10||0|
|04/11/1944||War-Time: League||Away||BLACKBURN ROVERS||2 - 4||0|
|11/11/1944||War-Time: League||Home||BLACKBURN ROVERS||7 - 2||0|
|18/11/1944||War-Time: League||Home||ROCHDALE||2 - 2||2|
|25/11/1944||War-Time: League||Away||ROCHDALE||1 - 1||0|
|02/12/1944||War-Time: League||Away||BOLTON WANDERERS||1 - 3||0|
|09/12/1944||War-Time: League||Home||BOLTON WANDERERS||0 - 2||0|
|16/12/1944||War-Time: League||Home||ACCRINGTON STANLEY||0 - 2||0|
|23/12/1944||War-Time: League||Away||ACCRINGTON STANLEY||1 - 4||0|
|25/12/1944||Football League War Cup||Home||LIVERPOOL||1 - 4||0|
|26/12/1944||Liverpool Senior Cup / SF 1L||Away||TRANMERE ROVERS||2 - 5||0|
|30/12/1944||Football League War Cup||Away||LIVERPOOL||1 - 12||0|
|06/01/1945||Football League War Cup||Home||TRANMERE ROVERS||0 - 0||0|
|13/01/1945||Football League War Cup||Away||TRANMERE ROVERS||3 - 0||0|
|28/01/1945||Football League War Cup||Home||BOLTON WANDERERS||3 - 4||1|
|03/02/1945||Football League War Cup||Home||STOCKPORT COUNTY||2 - 1||0|
|10/02/1945||Football League War Cup||Away||STOCKPORT COUNTY||5 - 2||0|
|17/02/1945||Football League War Cup||Away||EVERTON||0 - 6||0|
|24/02/1945||Football League War Cup||Home||EVERTON||3 - 5||1|
|03/03/1945||War-Time: Supplementary Competition||Home||LIVERPOOL||0 - 5||0|
|02/04/1945||Lancashire Senior Cup / SF 2L||Home||TRANMERE ROVERS||2 - 4||0|