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Jason Wilcox

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Position Left winger
Born 15 Jul 1971, Farnworth (England)
Height 180 cm
Weight 74 kg
International Caps England: 3 full, 2 B

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Blackburn Rovers 13 Jun 1989 17 Dec 1999 313 34 £3000000
Leeds United 17 Dec 1999 30 Jun 2004 106 6 £0
Leicester City 30 Jun 2004        

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1999 - 2000 15(5) 3 2   0   3(1) 1 0  
2000 - 2001 7(10)   0(1)   0   2(3) 1 0  
2001 - 2002 4(9)   0   1   1(2)   0  
2002 - 2003 23(2) 1 4   1   3   0  
2003 - 2004 3(3)   0   1   0   0  
Total 52(29) 4 6(1)   3   9(6) 2 0  

Jabba's Comments

A surprise signing in December 1999 after spending 14 years at Blackburn, Jason is a talented winger who has been restricted by injury before his transfer and maybe needed a new challenge to wake him up. He also provided cover in midfield or up front for Blackburn and may be required to drop in to left back for Leeds in the event of an injury to Ian Harte.

He was extremely unlucky (or not, depending on how you look at it) to pick up an injury in May and so missed out on an almost certain chance of a place in Euro 2000. Kevin Keegan made it clear he was still in the frame but he never really got a run at club level to move himself back into international reckoning.

In 2000-01 he was mainly used as a sub, and his performances were patchy when he came on. Maybe he needs to rethink a little about his approach, regain some of the confidence that saw him beating defenders all ends up at Blackburn and he'll find himself in with a good chance of at least a regular appearance from the bench - but it's hard to see him finding a regular starting place with the current squad.

In 2001-02 he was again used as a sub, with the occasional start here and there. He didn't do badly when he was required to play - and it was been a bit surprising that he didn't get more chances with Harry Kewell and Seth Johnson injured and not much else in the way of left-sided players in the side.

Under Terry Venables he found himself on the fringes of the squad at first but has worked himself back into contention and has been making regular appearances on the left side of midfield, once as a left-back (big mistake!) and also playing a more central midfield role. He's doing just enough to retain his place at the moment - but without a decent target man in the middle, he's not getting many chances to play in those telling crosses we know he's capable of.

He made the initial squad for the first game of the 2003-04 season, but it's hard to see him offering much more than injury cover.

Anon says: Put him in 1st team squad

lee says: bloody brilliant on his day

Ian Hamer says: I knew Jason at primary school and I also played with him for High Lawn football team. Not seen him for 6 years now but if he reads this, I am sure he will want to contact me

Max Harlow says: Undoubtedly the unsung hero of Leeds United. When he scored against Bolton, I was absolutely delighted, and you could tell from the photos that he was too (bless his little cotton socks!) From kick-off to the final whistle, you always get 110% from Jase, mainly because he knows how easy it is to find yourself out of the team for months on end - so he makes the most of it when he does play, and has become Goalmaker Extraordinaire this season. The number of times (in any season) I've seen him get into a seemingly impossible situation at the top left corner, with a couple of opposing players hassling him, only for him inexplicably to get the ball past them and in front of goal for Viduka & Co. (not that they always make use of it). He picks up the odd booking here and there, like anyone else, but his discipline has never been a serious concern. And as if that wasn't enough, now he can play at left-back as well. Why on Earth does everyone whinge on about the 'left-sided problem' in the England team - the solution to that problem has spent the last 3 years wearing number 16 at Elland Road! Altogether now (1, 2, 3...): WILCOX FOR ENGLAND!

Zeus says: Jason Wilcox is a great player, maybe he doesn't get some good balls from this lacklustre midfield

liam says: Jason Wilcox is s**t he was a waste of time and he should have stayed at Blackburn.He is to slow and can't cross a ball to save this life

D says: Liam, you're a t*****r. Jason Wilcox's crosses are brilliant, as is his all round game ans attitude. As a Blackburn fan I was very sorry to see him leave. His movement off the ball and comitment are superb. He doesn't need to beat players with his pace (which he does possess) as he can put in a decent cross from anywhere. Jason should be given a chance in the England squad, if injuries hadn't been to cruel to him he would have had dozens of caps by now.

Ade (Scotland) says: Jason's a very under-rated player. He's a great crosser of the ball and his wing-play creates great chances for the strikers. He doesn't get enough appearances - which is a pity. I can see him moving away from Leeds soon.

rob says: wat a legend. I knew him at primary school and he is by far the best player in the world by far. He could easily get in Real Madrids team.Should be at ARSENAL he would feel more at home with better players just like him.

Danno says: Are you lot serious? Do you know who Jason Wilcox is? He's footballs equivalent of Frankensteins monster - if you take the worst assets of some distinctly average players, and stick them together, you'll get Jason Wilcox. He's the guy with the pace of Helder Postiga, the Phil Neville calibre "bag of tricks" and the crossing ability of Jesper Gronkjaer. Anyone who believes this "former England player" (remember, Geoff Thomas and Carlton Palmer are former England players too) is any good, will probably get to see the best of him in Div 1 next year. Once Leeds handful of remaining "good" players jump ship in the next few weeks, all you'll be left with is mediocre cr@p like Wilcox.

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