Walker Tommy Image 1 Sheffield Wednesday 1930

Walker Tommy Image 1 Sheffield Wednesday 1930


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Cross Colls, Stirlingshire born right back Tommy Walker began his football career with Grangemouth junior club Vale of Grange in 1923 and joined Second Division Bradford City in the summer of 1924, making his Football League debut against Fulham the same August, quickly establishing himself as The Bantams’ first choice. He assumed penalty taking duties the next season, taking four successful spot kicks, before transferring to Second Division promotion chasers Sheffield Wednesday in March 1926 after 58 appearances for Bradford City. He played 7 times in the run in which saw Wednesday win the Second Division Championship, and he was an integral part of The Owls’ teams that won back to back League Championships in 1928-29 and 1929-30. He also played in Sheffield Wednesday’s 2-1 defeat by Arsenal in the Charity Shield at Stamford Bridge in October 1930.

From 1932 he became increasingly less of a permanent fixture in Wednesday’s first eleven, and he made his last appearance of 288 in total in a 1-1 draw at West Bromwich Albion in April 1935, when, although he had played in an earlier round cup tie, he was not selected for Wednesday’s victorious 1935 FA Cup Final when they beat West Bromwich Albion 4-2 at Wembley, and at the end of the season he retired having spent ten seasons at Hillsborough.




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