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Full Name: William Henry Bland
Born: 12 January 1898
Came from: Royal Navy Went to: Cardiff City
First game: 10 December 1927 Last game: 31 March 1934
Appearances: 128 (128/0) Goals: 3
A posting by the Royal Navy brought the Leeds-born defender to Plymouth and he soon attracted the attention of Argyle manager Bob Jack. With age catching up on legendary defender Moses Russell, Bland stepped in to fill the void, even though he was making his Football League debut a month short of his 30th birthday. A very hard tackler and tough competitor, he was a member of the team that won promotion to the Second Division in 1930. He left Home Park in 1934 to play eight times for Cardiff City.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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