||24 Nov 1911, Barnsley (England)
Arthur Hydes was a real pocket-battleship of a centre-forward. At
just 5' 8", he was rejected by Southport and started his footballing
career in junior football in Barnsley. When he came to Elland Road he
won a regular place in the side and was top scorer for three years in
a row before injuries started to affect his game. After moving to
Newport just before the war, he guested for York and Exeter - who he
joined shortly after the end of the conflict. He only managed 4 games
for the Grecians before persistent leg injuries forced him to retire
from the professional game. He died in 1990.
Gloria Berry (nee Hydes) says: Arthur Hydes was my father and what
a great footballer he was.He would always spend time with anyone who
talked about football.The family is lost without him.
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