Stars Of The Past - George Dobson 2013

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2013 2013 2013 <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Efn3L4y1MmM/UXZJ-Ex81nI/AAAAAAAAD_0/RBEMRppuXeg/s1600/stars+of+the+past.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Efn3L4y1MmM/UXZJ-Ex81nI/AAAAAAAAD_0/RBEMRppuXeg/s320/stars+of+the+past.jpg" width="156" /></a></div><b>George Walter Dobson</b> was born in Kimberworth, Rotherham on the 14th of April 1901. A left winger with pace and intuition, he was the first ever Canary to play in that position in the Football League, at Plymouth Argyle on the 28th of August 1920 in a 1-1 draw. The move up from the Southern League to the Third Division was not such a huge step given that most of our rival clubs from 1919-20 had done the same. George though was part of a recruitment drive to improve standards - signed by Major Frank Buckley, a manager who ironically had left the club by the time he made his début. He had spent 1919-20, the year football returned to the scene after World War One, playing for Barnsley, a very decent Division Two side, in 24 matches. Therefore he was a good option for Charles O'Hagan, Buckley's replacement, to have around the Nest.<br /><br />After the trip to Plymouth, Dobson played in each of the next three games, twice against Exeter City and the return fixture with the Pilgrims, and all of these ended in draws as well. A five match absence followed - each one a defeat - and upon his return to the first team on the 16th of October 1920 he scored his one and only goal in Norwich City colours in the 3-1 loss at Brentford. Clearly life in the Football League was proving difficult for George and his team-mates, and perhaps more significantly for O'Hagan. Things did pick up in November and December however, with the diminutive winger (he was just 5ft 6in tall) getting the number eleven shirt ahead of Ted Laxton and Sam Longdon.<br /><br />O'Hagan was replaced in January 1921, just as the corner had seemingly been turned, and Bert Gosnell was appointed as manager. Apart from a single outing at Queens Park Rangers, it took until late March for Dobson to regain his place in the team, and he played in all of the last ten fixtures of the campaign as City finished in 16th position in the final league table. It all added up to a decent first year as a Football League club, especially as the original managerial appointment had not worked out. How much this impacted on the form and achievements of our Yorkshire flyer we will never know. But what we do know is that in the summer of 1921 he returned home, and played for Rotherham County in the Second Division for a couple of years. His final career record with Norwich City was 28 appearances and just that one goal.<br /><br />George Dobson passed away on the 6th of January 1957 in Mexborough, South Yorkshire.<br /><span style="color: yellow;">.</span> &nbsp; <br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Efn3L4y1MmM/UXZJ-Ex81nI/AAAAAAAAD_0/RBEMRppuXeg/s1600/stars+of+the+past.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Efn3L4y1MmM/UXZJ-Ex81nI/AAAAAAAAD_0/RBEMRppuXeg/s320/stars+of+the+past.jpg" width="156" /></a></div><b>George Walter Dobson</b> was born in Kimberworth, Rotherham on the 14th of April 1901. A left winger with pace and intuition, he was the first ever Canary to play in that position in the Football League, at Plymouth Argyle on the 28th of August 1920 in a 1-1 draw. The move up from the Southern League to the Third Division was not such a huge step given that most of our rival clubs from 1919-20 had done the same. George though was part of a recruitment drive to improve standards - signed by Major Frank Buckley, a manager who ironically had left the club by the time he made his début. He had spent 1919-20, the year football returned to the scene after World War One, playing for Barnsley, a very decent Division Two side, in 24 matches. Therefore he was a good option for Charles O'Hagan, Buckley's replacement, to have around the Nest.<br /><br />After the trip to Plymouth, Dobson played in each of the next three games, twice against Exeter City and the return fixture with the Pilgrims, and all of these ended in draws as well. A five match absence followed - each one a defeat - and upon his return to the first team on the 16th of October 1920 he scored his one and only goal in Norwich City colours in the 3-1 loss at Brentford. Clearly life in the Football League was proving difficult for George and his team-mates, and perhaps more significantly for O'Hagan. Things did pick up in November and December however, with the diminutive winger (he was just 5ft 6in tall) getting the number eleven shirt ahead of Ted Laxton and Sam Longdon.<br /><br />O'Hagan was replaced in January 1921, just as the corner had seemingly been turned, and Bert Gosnell was appointed as manager. Apart from a single outing at Queens Park Rangers, it took until late March for Dobson to regain his place in the team, and he played in all of the last ten fixtures of the campaign as City finished in 16th position in the final league table. It all added up to a decent first year as a Football League club, especially as the original managerial appointment had not worked out. How much this impacted on the form and achievements of our Yorkshire flyer we will never know. But what we do know is that in the summer of 1921 he returned home, and played for Rotherham County in the Second Division for a couple of years. His final career record with Norwich City was 28 appearances and just that one goal.<br /><br />George Dobson passed away on the 6th of January 1957 in Mexborough, South Yorkshire.<br /><span style="color: yellow;">.</span> &nbsp; <br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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