Bishop Auckland born winger George Emmerson started his football career with Bishop Auckland in 1922, playing for Palmer’s of Jarrow in 1923, Ouston United in 1924 and Jarrow in 1925 before signing for Second Division Middlesbrough in January 1927, making his Football League debut against Oldham Athletic in February 1929 and scoring a hat-trick in his second match against Millwall three days later in a 3-0 win. But he only played 4 times that season and 3 times the following season in the First Division after ‘Boro’s Championship win, before joining Cardiff City in May 1930. He missed only 2 games in his first season as they were relegated from the Second Division and was ever present in 1931-32, and by the time he joined Queen’s Park Rangers in June 1933 he’d scored 19 goals in 127 games for The Bluebirds. Exactly 2 years later he joined Rochdale after 16 goals in 60 appearances for Rangers, making 69 appearances and scoring 12 goals during a further 2 year spell at Spotland. In 1937 he joined non league Tunbridge Wells Rangers before returning to League action with Gillingham in March 1938, playing 10 times for The Gills during the season’s run in before joining non league Midland Woodworking Co later that year.