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Jack Ashurst

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Position Centre back
Born 12 Oct 1954, Coatbridge (Scotland)
Height 182 cm
Weight 78 kg
International Caps none

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Sunderland 01 Oct 1971 01 Oct 1979 140 4 £110000
Blackpool 01 Oct 1979 01 Aug 1981 53 3 £40000
Carlisle United 01 Aug 1981 01 Jul 1986 194 2 £35000
Leeds United 01 Jul 1986 01 Nov 1988 109 1 £10000
Doncaster Rovers 01 Nov 1988 01 Jun 1990 73 1 £0
Doncaster Rovers 01 Nov 1990 01 Aug 1992 66 1 £0
Rochdale 01 Aug 1992 01 Jun 1993 1 0  

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1986 - 1987 41 1 5   2   0   6  
1987 - 1988 41   1   4   0   2  
1988 - 1989 6(1)   0   0   0   0  
Total 88(1) 1 6   6   0   8  

Jabba's Comments

Jack Ashurst was with Sunderland at the time of their FA Cup win over Leeds in 1973, and followed his manager Bob Stokoe to Blackpool and Carlisle before being picked up by Leeds at the age of 31. He was a solid and unspectacular centre half who did a decent job as Leeds tried to climb out of Division 2, and captained the side when Mark Aizlewood and Ian Snodin were unavailable. He obviously felt a lot of loyalty to his managers, since he followed Billy Bremner to Doncaster after Bremner's sacking.

Luke Doggin says: I work with him and I think he is a great guy. He doesn't speak much about his football but he sure is one hell of a guy. I give him a lot of respect and will always remember him as the Leeds United Captain.

Big Billy says: I remember his goal v Derby and his great play agin Plymouth one day at Elland Road when he stormed out of defence, beckoned Ian Baird forward, planted the ball on his head and Bairdy powered it in. Brilliant. I also remember the tears after we lost the 1987 FA Cup semi-final - great days

Javaid Mehar says: He went on a belting run, put in a super cross for Bairdy to nod in. Bairdy got a hatrick against Plymouth that day. We were superb.I don't know anyone in the ground who wasn't shocked by Jacks run (including Jack I reckon).This was a week before we played Coventry in the semi. If I remember correctly Jack liked the band Queen.

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