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Full Name: Robert Rollo Jack
Born: 02 April 1902
Came from: Trainee Went to: Bolton Wanderers
First game: 23 December 1922 Last game: 03 November 1923
Appearances: 17 (17/0) Goals: 4
Rollo came through the junior ranks at Argyle along with brother David, the sons of manager Robert (Bob) Jack. With their father at the helm, Argyle entered the Football League from the Southern League, and whilst brother David featured in Argyle's debut League season, it wasn't until 1922 that Rollo made his first senior appearance, two years after David had left for First Division Bolton Wanderers. Having a father as manager will have been tough, but his brother's meteoric rise must have heaped even more pressure on Rollo, but he was soon to follow his brother to Bolton, their hometown club, for a fee of £1,500 (a club their father also played for). Despite staying five years at Burnden Park, Rollo found it hard to make his own mark, playing just 29 times before moving south to Clapton Orient. A two-year spell in London produced a good return of 22 goals from 79 games before he moved to Swindon Town in 1934. He played 20 times for the Robins before winding down his career close by, with Southern League Yeovil Town.
Rollo Jack returned to Home Park in 1935 to take up an administrative role and was later appointed temporary secretary-manager when Jack Tresadern was called up for Army service at the outbreak of war, albeit at a time when club had almost ceased to function.
Following the end of World War Two, he continued within football administration, performing the role of club secretary at Leyton Orient for the 1949-50 season. Leyton Orient was the new post-war name for the previous Clapton Orient side that Jack had played for, pre-war.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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