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Clipstone: Fred

1916-1917 (Leeds City War-time Guest Player Details)

Left Back

Born: Unknown: Unknown

Debut: v Barnsley (a): 18-11-1916

Height & Weight: Unknown

Little is known about Fred Clipstone other than he was thought to have played for Southern League Northampton Town for several seasons immediately prior to World War 1. He had played in the same side as Fanny Walden and Jack Hampson, who both had long stints with Leeds City, during WW1 and, in John Hampson's case, until Leeds City met its demise. He played just the one game in the Principal Tournament of the 1916-17 season on 18th November 1916, at Barnsley as a Left-Back, as he was working in the Leeds area, and City were already without Clem and Jimmy Stephenson, Edward Hudson and John Hampson. So, he was one of a number of players drafted in to make up the side and featured at left-back. With such a scratch team, the Peacocks unsurprisingly lost 4-1. It was the full-back's first game in several months and he was understandably rusty. Barnsley got their third goal from a free kick given away by Clipstone on the edge of the Leeds area when he fouled the Barnsley Outside Right, George Donkin. Clipstone also featured in three Subsidiary Tournament games at the end of the season. He followed that game up with three consecutive appearances in the Subsidiary Tournament at Bradford Park Avenue, and at home to Huddersfied Town and Bradford City, all three appearances being at Right Back. It is not thought that he ever played professionally at Football League level.

War-time Guest AppearancesGoals
Principal Tournament 10
Subsidiary Tournament 30
Total 40