Round Jack Image 1 Port Vale 1934

Round Jack Image 1 Port Vale 1934


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Brierley Hill, Staffordshire born centre half Jack Round began his football career with local club Brierley Hill Alliance in 1922, playing for Cradley Heath in 1923 before joining First Division Bolton Wanderers, for whom he made his Football League debut at Sheffield United in December 1925. Mainly a fringe player at Burnden Park, he made 23 appearances in 1927-28 but didn’t feature in either their 1926 or 1929 FA Cup successes, besides playing in their 1926 FA Cup quarter final second replay success over Nottingham Forest in March 1926.

He joined Second Division Port Vale in September 1930 after scoring twice in 59 appearances for The Trotters, and made 38 League appearances in his first season as Vale posted their highest ever Football League finishing position, fifth in the Second Divison, in 1930-31. He enjoyed 5 seasons in the Potteries, scoring 5 goals in 133 appearances He then moved on to Carlisle United, helping The Cumbrians to a 13th-place finish in the Third Division North in 1935-36, and had scored once in 41 games before he died on New Year’s Eve in 1936, aged only 35.


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