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Webb: Robert (Bobby)

1951-1955 (Player Details)

Outside Right

Born: Altofts, Nr Castleford: 29-11-1933

Debut: Brentford (h): 06-03-1954

5’5 1/2” 8st 11lb (1951)

Webb played for Normanton Boys, West Riding Boys, Silkstone Rovers and Whitwood Technical. He was spotted in junior football by County FA Coach Jimmy Frew, the former Leeds defender, who advised him to switch from full-back to inside forward. The youngster, who was working as a miner, took Frew’s advice and signed professional forms for Leeds in April 1951. Webb did his National Service with the KOYLI in Germany. An injury to Ray Iggleden gave him the chance to make two consecutive appearances at inside-left for United in March 1954 and United triumphed 4-0 at home to Brentford and 2-0 at Derby County. He did get one game in his favoured outside-right spot in March 1955 but it was his sole game as a winger as George Meek returned to United soon afterwards and Webb was transferred to Walsall within days. He did not stay long at Walsall, scoring three goals in nine games before joining Bradford City as a part-timer in July 1955. He had a long and successful career at Valley Parade scoring fifty-nine goals in two hundred and eight League appearances for them before joining Torquay United in July 1962. His career was brought to a premature end by a broken leg in 1964, after he had scored twelve goals in forty-nine League appearances at Plainmoor.

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