Leeds United F.C. History
Leeds United F.C. History : Foreword
1919-29 - The Twenties
1930-39 - The Thirties
1939-46 - The War Years
1947-49 - Post War Depression
1949-57 - The Reign of King John
1957-63 - From Charles to Revie
1961-75 - The Revie Years
1975-82 - The Downward Spiral
1982-88 - The Dark Years
1988-96 - The Wilko Years
1996-04 - The Rollercoaster Ride
2004-17 - Down Among The Deadmen
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Greatest Leeds United Games
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Cowen: Robert William (Bob)

1914-1918 (Leeds City Player Details) (Leeds City War-time Guest Player Details)

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Born: Chester Le Street, Co Durham: 29-09-1886

Debut: v Stockport County (a): 05-09-1914

510 1/2 11st 9lb (1914)

Cowen started his career with Spen Black and White and joined City in April 1914 making just two appearances before the onset of WW1. His first appearance was in the second game of the 1914-15 season as City were beaten 1-3 when they travelled to Stockport County as he deputised for John Johnson, who was vitually an ever-present at inside-right. The second appearance of that season occured when he again deputised for inside right, John Johnson in a 2-3 loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux. While on the books of City for the whole of the War-time period he only managed one appearance, on 6th November 1915 in a 0-3 loss to Bradford City at Valley Parade before being released in 1918 when he rejoined his former club, Non-League Spen Black and White.

League 20
War-time Guest Appearances:
Principal Tournament 10
Subsidiary Tournament 00
Total 10