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Jack Swindells

Jack Swindells

Clubs played for: Manchester City, Blackburn Rovers, Accrington Stanley, Barnsley , Workington, Torquay United, Newport County, Altrincham, Radcliffe Borough (1954-1974)

Born: 1937

Birthplace: Manchester

Position: Inside-forward

Biography: So many stories about my Dad I don’t know where to start. He scored 84 goals in his first season at Altrincham and remains their all-time top goalscorer. He moved his family back to Manchester to take care of his mother and was convinced by Altrincham’s then manager Freddie Pye to go semi-professional, coupling his football with working as a manager for Pye in his scrapyards, which allowed him as much time as he needed for his football commitments. He was known as Gentleman Jack and was only once sent off and that was a case of mistaken identity. This was overturned on appeal, with Bob Lord, the appeal hearing Chair, berating the referee for trying to ruin Jack’s unblemished disciplinary record. After football he went into the pub trade and was also a steward in a number of clubs in Mossley, Handsworth and Bromsgrove. He sadly died on 23rd June 2009 at his home in St Kew Highway in Cornwall aged 72.

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Swindells, Jack I first met jack in 1977 when he was the landlord of the New Bridge Inn (top house) in Mossley, Lancs. He was a real gent and a good friend.
15-12-22 Paul Schofield

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