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
100 Greatest LUFC Players Ever
Greatest Leeds United Games
Players' Profiles
Managers' Profiles
Leeds City F.C. History
Leeds City F.C. Player and Manager Profiles
Leeds United/City Statistics
Leeds United/City Captains
Leeds United/City Friendlies and Other Games
Leeds United/City Reserves and Other Teams

Blair: Douglas (Dougie)

WW2 Guest: 1945-1946 (Leeds United War-time Guest Player Details)

Inside Forward

Born: Ecclesfield, South Yorkshire: 26-06-1921

Debut: v Chesterfield (a): 25-08-1945

Height & Weight: Unknown

Blair signed for First Division Blackpool in May 1939, but never played for them as WorldWar Two brought the Football League fixtures to an end. He did score once in eleven games for the Seasiders in the 1939-40 season, the first in War-time, but then he was conscripted and while receiving his initial training in the Army he scored four goals in eight appearances for Aldershot in the 1940-41 season. He made one guest appearance for Leeds United at Inside Right in the first game of the 1945-46 season against Chesterfield at Saltergate, which the home side won 3-1. After the end of the Second World War he signed for Second Division Cardiff City in August 1947 and was a regular for seven seasons with them. He helped the club into the First Division, when they finished runners-up in the 1951-52 season, and he had two seasons in the top flight, before leaving the Bluebirds at the end of the 1953-54 season. While at Ninian Park he made two hundred and four League appearances and scored thirty goals and also played in twelve F.A. Cup ties, without scoring. He then joined Non-League Hereford United, where he finished his playing career in 1957 after scoring thirty-one goals in one hundred and thirteen appearances. His father Jimmy Blair Snr and his brother Jimmy Blair Jnr both were professional footballers with several clubs and both represented Scotland at International level. He died in 1998.

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