Leeds United F.C. History
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Horsley: James Edward (Jimmy)

1909-1910 (Leeds City Player Details)

Centre Half

Born: Newark, Nottinghamshire: 20-03-1890

Debut: v Burnley (h): 06-11-1909

59 11st 6lb (1907)

Jimmy Horsley started with Grantham Avenue and then his hometown club Newark Town then of the Midland League before being signed by Leeds City in 1909. He started as understudy to centre Half Tom Morris but soon established himself in the Leeds team as a very capable deputy even though he did not really have the necessary height or weight to excel in the position. So, he eventually forced his way into the team at Right Half as Tom McAllister moved to Right Back. He was given his Peacocks' debut on 6th November against Burnley. City won 1-0 and he retained his place for the next game before being dropped when Morris was available again. He did go on to play in eighteen of the last twenty League games of the season, switching to right-half in the closing weeks. He finished with twenty League and one F.A. Cup appearances in 1909-10. His second season was not so productive and he gave way to Stan Cubberley at Left Half and then John Harkins as Right Half, while Tom Morris reigned supreme at Centre Half. He managed to play twice at left half in September, then seven at right half before playing what turned out to be his final appearance for the club. It was at left-half on 21st January 1911 at Sincil Bank in a 1-1 draw with Lincoln City. He left Leeds to join Non-League Grantham in the summer of 1911.

League 290
F.A. Cup 10