Tyrer: Arthur Spencer (Arthur)
Born: Manchester: 25-02-1931
Debut: Southampton (a): 08-09-1951
6’0” 11st 10 1/2lb (1951)
Tyrer worked as a plumber before turning professional with Leeds in September 1950.
Starting with Manchester City, he played in the Cheshire League with Mossley as a wing half
and scored three goals in twenty-three appearances. He earned himself the reputation of
being an accurate crosser of the ball and a man with a fierce shot and this prompted Leeds
to buy him from Mossley for a record fee for the Cheshire club of £2,000. He was in and out
of the side at Leeds and in July 1954 went to Non-League Peterborough United, before moving
to Third Division South side Shrewsbury Town in June 1955, where he scored three goals in
twenty-four League games. His best days were undoubtably at Aldershot, whom he joined in
June 1956, and he scored nine times in two hundred and thirty-four League games for them
until going back into Non-League football with Hereford United and then Fleet FC in 1964.