Darlington, County Durham born right half Bob Pullan began his football career with local club Dawdon Colliery where he was captain for two seasons, from where he joined Second Division club Bristol City in 1921, making his Football League debut at Bury the same December, his only appearance of his debut season. Pullan scored his only goal for Bristol City in a win over Norwich City in March 1923, at the start of a run of 9 matches through to the end of the season, but he was always on the fringes during three seasons at Ashton Gate.
Pullan joined Third Division (South) club Exeter City in the 1924 close season after 21 appearances for Bristol City, and was a regular starter during his three seasons at St James’ Park, missing only two matches during their 1925-26 campaign, before joining non league club Yeovil & Petters United in the summer of 1927 having scored twice in 111 appearances for Exeter City. Yeovil was his last known club before his eventual retirement.
NB in the photograph taken for the Football Favourites magazine “Peeping Tom” series of club visits, Pullan holds the camera to photograph team mates Harry Cockerill in jacket and Jerry Paulton in training gear, the man in the boater is Mr Charles Hancock, perhaps a club director.