8 August 2006

Jack Brown

Name: John Brown
Born: 1 September ????, Belfast
Position: Inside / Outside-Right

Representative Honours: Ireland: 3 Full Caps (1921-1924); Irish League: 1 Cap (1923).

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
Others
Glenavon
-
-
-
-
-
-
Tranmere Rovers
23/24-24/25
c/s-23
-
47/11
4/1
-
Mid-Rhondda United
-
-
-
(Southern League)
Merthyr Town
26/27
-
-
26/ 5
1/0
-
Crystal Palace
27/28
c/s-27
-
8/ 2
-
-
Aberdare.Athletic
-
c/s-28
-
(Southern League)
TOTALS
-
£-
81/18
5/2
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Biography:
Jack Brown came to the attention of Football League scouts during a 2-2 draw between the Irish League and Welsh League in March 1923. Signed for Tranmere for the following season, most of the rest of his career was spent playing with teams in and around Wales.

Jack Brown won three Irish caps in total, the first in his favoured inside-right position while with Glenavon. He "pinched" two further caps while on Tranmere's books. Just prior to a game against England in October 1923 he was asked to shift to an unfamiliar right-wing role to make way for "Tucker" Croft. By his own admission Brown "had a brilliant game in a strange position" and Croft scored the winner in a rare success. Brown retained his place at outside-right for the Ireland's next game, though that ended in a 2-1 defeat by Wales.

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Ireland Cap Details:

09-04-1921 Wales... A L 1-2 BC
20-10-1923 England. H W 2-1 BC
15-03-1924 Wales... H L 0-1 BC

Summary: 3/0. Won 1, Drew 0, Lost 2.

Picture courtesy of Can You Believe It from the OWC forum.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

JCD - Surely the 82 year wait from our victory over England in 1923 is exagerated. I'm thinking of the 2-0 victory in 1928.

Robin

jcd said...

You are of course correct Robin, We won 2-0 at Windsor in October 1927.

Text change accordingly - thanks for the feedback :)

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