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    James Barron

    Surname Barron
    Forename(s) James
    Position(s) Goalkeeper
    Attributes

    5'9"  10st.4lb.
    b. Burnhope 19 July 1913
    d. Newcastle 15 September 1969
     

    Career

    Debut 11 April 1936 (22y 264d) Final Game 6 April 1946 (32y 261d)
    CAREER: Durham City;Blyth Spartans Jun’33; Durham City; Blyth Spartans Jan’35;Blackburn Rovers Mar'35;Darlington Jun'46-May'47 (free)[26].
    HONOURS 2nd Div Ch (Blackburn Rovers) ’39.
     

    Playing Statistics

    FL        76 apps
    FAC      7 apps
    Total   83 apps
    Penalty Record  F 7 Sc 3 Sv 1 M 1
    Minutes per goal 61  Clean Sheet % 31
    Longest unbeaten  254m First conceded 108m
    LC          6 apps
    Minutes per goal 60  Clean Sheet %  17
    War time
    NWRL  1 app
    NL       24 apps
    FLWC  10 apps
    Penalty record  F 3 Sc 2 Sv 1
    Minutes per goal  42  Clean Sheet %  11
    Most goals one game  8
     

    Summary

    A former miner who established himself slowly with the Rovers he had the misfortune to reach the peak of his career just as the war terminated the Football League. Although he played a great deal of war time football with Bradford City, Gateshead, York, Darlington and Newcastle, Blackburn's new manager, Eddie Hapgood, decided to bring in his own goalkeeper (George Marks). Moving back to the north-east Barron entered the licensed trade and sired a son of the same name, who enjoyed a long and distinguished league career in his father's position. 

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