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David Jack

Bolton Wanderers FC, Arsenal FC

9 appearances, 3 goals

P 9 W 4 D 4 L 1 F 22: A 13
67% successful

1923-32

disciplined: none
captaincies:
four
minutes played:
810

Profile

Full name David Bone Nightingale Jack
name notes Nightingale is his mother's maiden name.
Born 3 April 1898 at 18 Kirkby Road, Heaton, Bolton, Lancashire [registered in Bolton, June 1898].
Most media and history books state 1899.
Attended Regent Street School and Leigh Road School in Plymouth.

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, David is living with his grandparents, James and Sarah Nightingale, and his aunties and uncle, at 54 Musgrave Road in Bolton. His grandfather is an insurance agent. David's parents, Robert and Georgina F. (nee Nightingale) live at 18 Kirkby Road in Bolton. No explanation as to why they were separated by merely a street in Bolton.

According to the 1911 census, David is the eldest of three brothers.He, Robert Rolls and Donald Atrill live with their married mother at 1 Thornbury Park Avenue in Plymouth. His father, Robert, signed this census return, but was not listed on it. In fact, he is found on the census for Ivy House Hotel, on Marine Parade in Southend. Where he is now manager of the town's football club.
According to school admission records, David B.N. began Regent Street School on 28 August 1911.He began Leigh Road School 26 August 1912, he is still stated as living at Thornbury Park Avenue.
According to Passenger Lists, David Jack was part of the FA Tour that left Southampton bound for Quebec, Canada on 15 May 1926 on board the Empress of Scotland, they returned to Liverpool on 23 July 1926 on board the Montroyal. His address is stated as 353 Blackburn Road in Bolton.

According to the 1939 register, David B.N. is a company secretary, married to Kathleen B., and living a7 Mount Avenue in Southend-on-Sea.
Married to Kathleen B. [registeration not found].
Died 10 September 1958 in Lambeth, aged 60 years 160 days [registered in Lambeth, London, September 1958].
Height/Weight 5' 10", 11st. 10lbs [1930].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Began with Southend Schools and Plymouth Argyle FC juniors around 1916, and played with the Royal Navy football team during WWI, when he also guested for Chelsea FC. Following the war, Jack joined Plymouth Argyle FC through the 1918-19 close season. Sheffield United FC attempted to buy Jack, however after 45 league appearances, where he scored ten goals, Jack joined Bolton Wanderers FC on 27 December 1920 for £3,500, a record fee both paid and received. Another 295 league appearances followed, when he scored 144 goals, a record that then broke the transfer fee record when Arsenal FC paid £10,890 on 13 October 1928. He retired from playing on 8 May 1934 after 181 league appearances, and 113 goals, when he was offered the managerial post at Southend United FC.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1922-23, 1925-26, 1929-30, runners-up 1931-32; FA Charity Shield winners 1930, 1931, 1933; Football League Champions 1930-31, 1932-33, 1933-34, runners-up 1931-32.
Individual honours Football League (five appearances); FA Charity Shield (with Professionals) winners 1923, runners-up 1926;
Distinctions Jack was the first player to be transferred for more than £10,000.
Scored the first goal at the 1923 FA Cup Final, the first at Empire Stadium, Wembley.
Son of Bob Jack
(Alloa Athletic FC, Bolton Wanderers FC, Preston North End FC, Glossop FC, Plymouth Argyle FC and Southend United FC 1891-1910), as well as manager 1905-38 (Plymouth Argyle FC and Southend United FC). Brother of Rollo Jack (Plymouth Argyle FC, Bolton Wanderers FC, Clapton Orient FC & Swindon Town FC, 1922-35)

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

Managerial Career

Club(s) On 8 May 1934, Aston Villa FC were forced to release a statement denying that David Jack had been offered the managers position at the club, so that evening, he began his managerial career with Southend United FC as their secretary/manager. He remained until 9 August 1940, when the club shut down because of the war, Jack became employed at a bank in London. Harry Warren (father of Ben), the Chelmsford City FC manager was appointed as acting-manager in his place, as Southend were playing their regional home matches at Chelmsford anyway. However, Jack never returned, being moved to a position in Sunderland. Warren has handed the position permantenly when Jack accepted the manager's job at Middlesbrough FC on 29 September 1944, becoming effective on 8 November. Then, due to his wife's ill health, his resignation was accepted on 26 April 1952. A month later, Jack was one of the applicants for the vacant managerial position at Wigan Borough AFC. He did manage Shelbourne FC from August 1953 until his resignation on 20 April 1955.
Club honours None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of four who became the 468th players (470) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside/outside-right
First match No. 139, 3 March 1924, England 1 Wales 2, a British Championship match at Ewood Park, Ewood, Blackburn, aged 25 years 335 days.
Last match No. 184, 7 December 1932, England 4 Austria 3, a friendly match at Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, Fulham, London, aged 34 years 248 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1923-24, 1929-30, 1932-33;
Team honours British Championships winners 1929-30;
Individual honours FA Tour of Canada 1926
Distinctions David Jack's father was Scottish, his mother born on Jersey, meaning Jack was entitled to play for Scotland and possibly France.

England Disgrace

"FAMOUS FOOTBALLER FINED
"Charged at the Spitalgate court on Saturday, with exceeding the speed limit at Long Bennington, David Bone Nightingale Jack, of Westcliff-on-Sea, the former Arsenal and England footballer, who is now secretary-manager of Southend United F.C., was fined one pound. His speed was stated to be 43 miles an hour."
- Saturday, 2 July 1938, The Grantham Journal

Beyond England

During his early days of football, Jack trained as a Civil Servant in the Income Tax Department. In 1930, he was the face for tobacco manufacturers, Afrikander (left). He also fronted a campaign for Carters Little Liver Pills, towards the end of that decade. During the WW2, Jack held a position at a London bank, he also became manager at Sunderland Greyhound Stadium. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.143.

 

David Jack - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
12 9 4 810 3 270 min 1 Four none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

David Jack - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 4 2 1 1 11 8 +3 0 0 2.75 2.00 62.5 +1
Away 5 2 3 0 11 5 +6 2 2 2.20 1.00 70.0 +2
All 9 4 4 1 22 13 +9 2 2 2.444 1.444 66.7 +3

 

David Jack - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 4 1 2 1 7 5 +2 1 1 1.75 1.25 50.0 =0
Friendly 5 3 2 0 15 8 +7 1 1 3.00 1.60 80.0 +3
All 9 4 4 1 22 13 +9 2 2 2.444 1.444 66.7 +3

 

David Jack - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1923-24 2 0 1 1 2 3 -1 0 0 1.00 1.50 25.0 -1
BC 1929-30 1 1 0 0 5 2 +3 0 0 5.00 2.00 100.0 +1
BC 1932-33 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
BC All 4 1 2 1 7 5 +2 1 1 1.75 1.25 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 4 1 2 1 7 5 +2 1 1 1.75 1.25 50.0 =0
All 4 1 2 1 7 5 +2 1 1 1.75 1.25 50.0 =0

 

David Jack - Match History
 Club: Bolton Wanderers F.C. - 4 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 9 full capsx

Age 25
- 135 21 May 1923 - Sweden 2 England 4, Stockholms Olympiastadion, Stockholm tour AW withdrawn squad member
- 136 24 May 1923 - Sweden 1 England 3, Stockholms Olympiastadion, Stockholm AW
- 137 20 October 1923 - Ireland 2 England 1, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AL reserve
1 139 3 March 1924 - England 1 Wales 2, Ewood Park, Blackburn HL Start ir
Age 26
2 140 12 April 1924 - England 1 Scotland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HD Start ir
Age 30
3 160 17 May 1928 - France 1 England 5, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris tour AW Start 20 or
4 161 19 May 1928 - Belgium 1 England 3, Olympisch Stadion, Antwerpen AW Start or
 Club: Arsenal F.C. - 5 full caps  
Age 32
5 170 5 April 1930 - England 5 Scotland 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HW Capt 33 ir
6 171 10 May 1930 - Germany 3 England 3, Deutsches Stadion, Berlin tour AD Capt 83 ir
7 172 14 May 1930 - Austria 0 England 0, Hohe Warte Stadion, Wien AD Captain ir
Age 34
8 183 16 November 1932 - Wales 0 England 0, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AD Captain ir
9 184 7 December 1932 - England 4 Austria 3, Stamford Bridge, Fulham Fr HW Start ir

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