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Came from: Arsenal Went to: Southend United
First game: 08 April 1933 Last game: 06 May 1939
Appearances: 168 (168/0) Goals: 0
Black was born in Mossend in North Lanarkshire and started playing locally for Strathclyde. The Scottish defender arrived at Home Park from Arsenal in 1933 after a single appearance for The Gunners in the FA Cup, a humiliating defeat at Walsall, where he conceded a penalty which led to one of Walsall's two goals. The great Herbert Chapman was not impressed, vowing he would never wear red and white again. Black stayed with Argyle for seven seasons and established himself as a solid and reliable defender, making over 150 appearances at left-half, usually in front of Jimmy Rae. He moved to Southend United in 1939, but played just three times for the Essex side before the outbreak of the Second World War, which brought League football and thus his career to an end.
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