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Jimmy Seed

Tottenham Hotspur FC

5 appearances, 1 goal

P 5 W 3 D 1 L 1 F 12: A 5
70% successful

1921-25

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played: 450

Profile

Full name James Marshall Seed
Born 25 March 1895 in Blackhill, Consett, county Durham [registered in Lanchester, county Durham, June 1895].
Brought up in Whitburn

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, James is the eighth of the ninth. to Anthony Hall and Elizabeth Jane (nee Cameron). His father is a papermaker. They are living in Augusta Terrace in Whitburn area of South Shields.

According to the 1911 census, James is the third of four children still living with their parents. James is a driver in the Whitburn Colliery. His father remains a papermaker, and they live at Adolphus Terrace in Whitburn. The census also reveals that his mother had eleven children, and one had died.
According to passenger lists, Seed, along with other footballers, was part of a tour of South Africa that returned to Southampton on 5 August 1929 from Cape Town on board the SS Arundel Castle. His address was stated as 12 Laird Road in Sheffield.

Married to Annie Dixon Teasdale, on 28 May 1923, in Consett [registered in Lanchester, June 1923]. One daughter, Gladys C. (b.1924)
Died 16 July 1966 in Farnborough, aged 71 years 113 days [registered in Bromley, Kent, September 1966].
Height/Weight 5' 10", 11st. 9lbs [1925].

Source

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

Biographies The Jimmy Seed Story: Forty-Three Years in First Class Football as Player and Manager - Jimmy Seed (Phoenix Sports Books, London, 1957)
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) Joined Whitburn FC of the Wearside League as a junior before he had unsuccessful tirlas with South Shields FC and Sunderland AFC. However, a second trial at inside-right was more successful, and he signed with Sunderland AFC in April 1914. However, when he returned from army duty where he served on the Leeds' Rifles and as a signaller for the Northern Cyclist Battalion, and still recovering from a gas attack, he was released by the club withoyt playing a first team match. He found himself being signed by Mid-Rhondda FC. On 18 February 1920, Tottenham Hostpur FC signed Seed for a thousand pound transfer fee. An injury saw him lose his place, and a new manager cut his weekly wage, and after 229 league appearances and 65 goals, Seed was one of the five applicants that was interviewed for the vacant managerial position at Leeds United AFC on 6 May 1927, unsuccessfully. He was then appointed as manager at newly-formed Aldershot FC on 2 June 1927, however, his club, on 5 June, refused to allow Seed to leave, stating that he had already signed up for another season. transfer to The Wednesday FC for a fee plus Arthur Loudell on 2 August 1927 followed, becoming their captain, as Spur's lost their place in the top division. He damaged his ligaments in a Christmas 1930 match against Newcastle United FC and after 134 league matches and 32 goals, he was allowed to leave on 18 April 1931, although he had been given permission to coach in Scandinavia.
Club honours Southern League Division Two winners 1919-20; Football League Division Two winners 1919-20; FA Charity Shield runners-up 1920, 1930, winners 1921; FA Cup winners 1920-21; Division One runners-up 1921-22 Champions 1928-29, 1929-30;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

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

Management Career

Club(s) His first administrative job was as secretary-manager to Clapton Orient FC on 18 April 1931, he resigned on 16 May 1933. Appointed secretary-manager of Charlton Athletic FC on 18 May, he remained at the helm until his resignation in September 1956. Also had spells as a consultant at Bristol City FC in January 1957 was the caretaker manager in January 1958, after which he became the manager at Millwall FC until July 1959, although he did remain in an advisory capacity and was also made a director in January 1960 until his death six years later.
Club honours Football League Division Three (South) winners 1934-35; Second Division runners-up 1935-36; First Division runners-up 1936-37; Football League War Cup shared 1944; FA Cup runners-up 1945-46, winners 1946-47;
Distinctions His brother, Angus, managed Aldershot FC (1927-37) and Barnsley FC (1937-53)

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 414th players (419) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-right
First match No. 126, 21 May 1921, Belgium 0 England 2, an end-of-season tour match at Stade du Daring Club de Bruxelles, Sint-Jans Molenbeek, Bruxelles, aged 26 years 57 days.
Last match No. 145, 4 April 1925, Scotland 2 England 0, a British Championship match at Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow, aged 30 years 10 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1922-23, 1924-25;
Team honours None
Individual honours FA Tour of South Africa 1929 (as Captain);
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Wrote many articles during his management days for the newspapers. He was also an expert cartoonist, having some of his sketches published. Also advocated products such as Carter Liver Pills. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.218/219.

 

Jimmy Seed - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
6 5 3 450 1 450 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 Seed - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 2 2 0 0 8 1 +7 0 1 4.00 0.50 100.0 +2
Away 3 1 1 1 4 4 =0 1 1 1.333 1.333 50.0 =0
All 5 3 1 1 12 5 +7 1 2 2.40 1.00 70.0 +2

 

Jimmy Seed - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 3 1 1 1 4 4 =0 1 1 1.333 1.333 50.0 =0
Friendly 2 2 0 0 8 1 +7 0 1 4.00 0.50 100.0 +2
All 5 3 1 1 12 5 +7 1 2 2.40 1.00 70.0 +2

 

Jimmy Seed - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1922-23 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 0 1 2.00 1.00 75.0 +1
BC 1924-25 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1
BC All 3 1 1 1 4 4 =0 1 1 1.333 1.333 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 3 1 1 1 4 4 =0 1 1 1.333 1.333 50.0 =0
All 3 1 1 1 4 4 =0 1 1 1.333 1.333 50.0 =0

 

Jimmy Seed - Match History
 Club: Tottenham Hotspur F.C. - 5 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 5 full capsx

Age 26
1 126 21 May 1921 - Belgium 0 England 2, Stade du Daring Club de Bruxelles, Bruxelles Fr AW Start ir
Age 27
- 129 8 April 1922 - England 0 Scotland 1, Villa Park, Birmingham BC HL reserve
2 130 21 October 1922 - England 2 Ireland 0, The Hawthorns, West Bromwich BC HW Start ir
3 131 5 March 1923 - Wales 2 England 2, Ninian Park, Cardiff AD Start ir
4 132 19 March 1923 - England 6 Belgium 1, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury Fr HW Start 60 il
Age 30
5 145 4 April 1925 - Scotland 2 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AL Start ir

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