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Full Name: James Tullis Logie
Born: 23 November 1919
Came from: Arsenal Went to: Arsenal
First game: 23 March 1946 Last game: 23 March 1946
Appearances: 1 (1/0) Goals: 0
Although the Second World War was at an end, the Football League divided its competition into regional sections for the 1945-46 season because of the exceptional conditions at that time, with so many players still serving in the Armed Forces or employed on essential war work. Argyle played in the Football League South that season, against first-class opposition such as Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs, Aston Villa and Wolves. It proved impossible for the Pilgrims to field a regular side; 72 players made an appearance and performances inevitably suffered. From week to week the club called on Armed Services players who were stationed in the area, guest players from other League clubs and local amateurs to supplement its registered playing staff.
Logie was one of 27 in the guest category. Born in Edinburgh and raised in the Grassmarket area, he played junior football for Lochore Welfare before he was snapped up by giants Arsenal in 1939. War was declared shortly after and Logie served in the Royal Navy, whilst also guesting for hometown St Bernard's, Dunfermline Athletic, Grimsby Town, Southampton and Argyle when duty permitted. His single appearance in green came in the capital against rivals Tottenham Hotspur, where it is likely he was borrowed with Arsenal's consent to enable the fixture to be fulfilled, and to give the still untried player useful exposure. As it turned out, Argyle benefited from the services of an Arsenal forward who was destined for a post-war career at the very top of the game.
Logie made his Arsenal first team debut in August 1946 and went on to play 296 times for the club, scoring 68 goals. He collected two First Division championship medals in 1947/48 and 1952/53, and a winners' medal in the 1949/50 FA Cup Final, when he set up both goals in the 2-0 win against Liverpool. In the latter stages of his career he also served as the club's vice-captain behind Joe Mercer. Despite his success at Arsenal he won just a solitary cap for Scotland, against Northern Ireland in November 1952.
He left Highbury in February 1955, becoming player-manager of Gravesend & Northfleet where he lasted five years. Players of the modern era, who have given long service to such a prestigious club as Arsenal, would no doubt never need to work again but post-war football was far from lucrative; after retiring Logie sadly fell on hard times. He was a keen gambler and eventually ended up working in a newsagents in Piccadilly Circus, dying in 1984, aged 64.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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