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Jimmy Seddon

Bolton Wanderers FC

6 appearances, 0 goals

P 6 W 3 D 2 L 1 F 16: A 10
67% successful

1923-29

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
540

Profile

Full name James Seddon
Born 20 May 1895 at 136 Sidney Street, Bolton, Lancashire [registered in Bolton, June 1895].
Baptised 12 June 1895 at St. Mark's Church, Bolton, by J.G. Doman.

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, James is the third of five children to Joseph and Margaret Ann (nee Ashurst). They live at 136 Sidney Street in Bolton. His father is a coalminer.

According to the 1911 census, James, a ctoon piecer, is now the fourth of six children, living at home with his grandmother at 129 Sidney Street, still in Bolton. The census reveals that James is one of seven, and that one child had died.

According to the 1939 register, James, a ships plumbers labourer, is married to Rhoda, and they live at 39 Anfield Road in the Anfield area of Liverpool, along with their son, Kenneth J.
Married to Rhoda Wigham [registered in Bolton, March 1920]. One child, Kenneth J. (b.1 July 1922)
Died 21 October 1971 in Southport, aged 76 years 154 days [registered in Southport, December 1971].
Height/Weight 6' 1", 11st. 11lbs [1925].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football in Bolton with Trinity FC, and played junior football with Chorley outfit, Hamilton Central FC in West Lancashire League. He was on the railway platform ready to board a train when he was invited to play for the Bolton Wanderers FC reserves, who were a man short. He accepted, and Wanderers signed Seddon as an amateur in 1912-13. Signed as a professional after the war, despite his trenchfoot, in June 1919. Becoming club captain. He retired on 2 May 1932, after he, Haworth and Nuttall were awarded a free transfer on 22 April, having played in 337 league matches and scoring four goals.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1922-23, 1925-26, 1928-29 (captain);
Individual honours Football League (reserve, 1922)
Distinctions Father of Ken Seddon (Liverpool FC and Football League referee)

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of six who became the 445th players (448) to appear for England.
Position(s) Half-back
First match No. 134, 10 May 1923, France 1 England 4, a friendly match at Stade Pershing, Bois de Vincennes, Paris, aged 27 years 355 days.
Last match No. 164, 13 April 1929, Scotland 1 England 0, a British Championship match at Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow, aged 33 years 328 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1926-27, 1928-29;
Team honours British Championship shared 1926-27;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

England Disgrace

"GILLESPIE AND SEDDON BOTH SENT OFF THE FIELD.
"What promised to be a quiet closure of the season at Burnden Park, Bolton, became a dramatic finale, owing to an incident 30 minutes after the second half had been resumed, involving Gillespie, the Sheffield United captain, and Seddon, the Bolton centre-half. While play was in another part of the field, these two players appeared to have words; and Gillespie, it is alleged, butted the Wanderer in the face. Gillespie was ordered from the field. Seddon had to be carried off. A few minutes later he resumed; but Mr. R. Bowie (Newcastle), the referee, immediately stopped the game and sent him off also.
"The incident created a great stir amongst the spectators, many of whom waited behind after the match to make a demonstration against the Sheffield player."
- Monday, 7 May 1928, The Sheffield Daily Independent
"FOOTBALLERS SUSPENDED

"James Seddon, the English international and Bolton Wanderers centre-half, and William Gillespie, the Sheffield United captain and Irish international forward, who were ordered off the field at Bolton on May 5, have been suspended by the Football Association for one month and 14 days respectively, from August 25th next." - Wednesday, 30 May 1928, Derby Daily Telegraph

Beyond England

After retiring from playing, Seddon turned to coaching. Dutch club Dordrecht FC offered him a years engagement in coaching on 2 May 1932, confirming his retirement from playing. Afterwhich, he returned to Lancashire to scout for his former club, Bolton Wanderers FC. Returned to training with Wycombe Wanderers FC on 27 June 1935. Briefly trained the Altrincham FC players in the Cheshire League, before joining Southport FC on 16 June 1936. On 23 July 1939, Seddon joined Liverpool FC's training staff, he coached the third team. He retired to become manager of the Scarisbrick Hotel in Southport (left). - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.218.

 

Jimmy Seddon - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
6 6 2 540 0 0 min 0 none 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.

 

Jimmy Seddon - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away 6 3 2 1 16 10 +6 1 0 2.667 1.667 66.7 +2
All 6 3 2 1 16 10 +6 1 0 2.667 1.667 66.7 +2



Jimmy Seddon - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
British Championship 2 0 1 1 3 4 -1 1 0 1.50 2.00 25.0 -1
Friendly 4 3 1 0 13 6 +7 0 0 3.25 1.50 87.5 +3
All 6 3 2 1 16 10 +6 1 0 2.667 1.667 66.7 +2



Jimmy Seddon - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1926-27 1 0 1 0 3 3 =0 0 0 3.00 3.00 50.0 =0
BC 1928-29 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
BC All 2 0 1 1 3 4 -1 1 0 1.50 2.00 25.0 -1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 0 1 1 3 4 -1 1 0 1.50 2.00 25.0 -1
All 2 0 1 1 3 4 -1 1 0 1.50 2.00 25.0 -1

 

Jimmy Seddon - Match History
 Club: Bolton Wanderers F.C. - 6 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 6 full capsx

Age 27
1 134 10 May 1923 - France 1 England 4, Stade Pershing, Paris Fr AW Start ch
Age 28
2 135 21 May 1923 - Sweden 2 England 4, Stockholms Olympiastadion, Stockholm tour AW Start rh
3 136 24 May 1923 - Sweden 1 England 3, Stockholms Olympiastadion, Stockholm AW Start lh
4 138 1 November 1923 - Belgium 2 England 2, Bosuil Stadion, Antwerpen Fr AD Start ch
Age 31
5 152 12 February 1927 - Wales 3 England 3, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AD Start ch
Age 33
6 164 13 April 1929 - Scotland 1 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AL Start ch

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