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Jack Rowley

Jack Rowley

Clubs played for: Wolverhampton, Bournemouth, Manchester United, Plymouth Argyle (1935-1956).

Born: 1920

Birthplace: Wolverhampton

Position: Forward

Biography: Signed by United for £3,000, he helped the club to promotion in his first season but it was after the World War Two that he really made his name, becoming one of the top centre forwards of the time. He was a regular in the United side which finished runners up in four seasons out of five, and scored twice in the 1948 FA Cup Final win over Blackpool. Dubbed the Gunner, mainly because of his explosive shooting, he scored 30 goals as United marched to the title in 1951-1952. He only left United to take charge of Plymouth Argyle. Coached Ajax in Holland and managed Plymouth, Wrexham, Bradford and Oldham. Ran a newsagents and then a post office before retiring to Shaw, Oldham, where he died in June 1998, aged 77.

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Rowley, Jack when jack came to the raven mill to work for a time,i was rushing past him from the canteen,not knowing who it was,i ended up on the floor with jack helping me up,,he had tripped me as i passed him,but being a man u supporter i forgave him.jack was a really top bloke.legend,and i will always remember fondly my first encounter with JACK ROWLEY

03-04-21 jim casey

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