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Born: 19 March 1926
1. Came from: Army Went to: Blackburn Rovers
1. First game: 23 November 1946 Last game: 03 December 1949
2. Came from: Torquay United Went to: Swindon Town
2. First game: 03 October 1953 Last game: 23 April 1955
Appearances: 88 (88/0) Goals: 22
Edds began his career as an amateur with his hometown club Portsmouth, playing for their junior side before moving to Millwall on a professional contract. However, war broke out before he could make his debut and his wartime service took him to Plymouth. It was here that he was spotted playing for an Army side in the Plymouth and District League and Argyle agreed a transfer with Millwall. Primarily a centre-forward despite his small stature, Edds was Argyle's top scorer in his first full season at the club. However, when asked to play at inside-left and on the left-wing his form suffered and he lost his place at the beginning of the 1949-50 season. This led to a transfer to Blackburn Rovers, where he spent 18 months, playing only occasionally, before returning to the south-west with Torquay United. In just over two years at Plainmoor he scored 34 goals, before returning to Home Park in a straight swap for Harold Dobbie. Edds slotted straight back into the Argyle team on his return, but when he found himself out of the side the following season, moved on to Swindon Town. He was forced to retire soon after due to injury.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
We're grateful to Andy Chapman, Paul Roberts, Steve Rhodes and Mark Lovell for their help in writing GoS-DB's player pen-pictures, and to the PAFC Media Team and Colin Parsons for their help with photos. Thanks also to staff at the National Football Museum, the Scottish Football Museum and ScotlandsPeople for their valuable assistance.
The following publications have been particularly valuable in the research of pen-pictures: Plymouth Argyle, A Complete Record 1903-1989 (Brian Knight, ISBN 0-907969-40-2); Plymouth Argyle, 101 Golden Greats (Andy Riddle, ISBN 1-874287-47-3); Football League Players' Records 1888-1939 (Michael Joyce, ISBN 1-899468-67-6); Football League Players' Records 1946-1988 (Barry Hugman, ISBN 1-85443-020-3) and Plymouth Argyle Football Club Handbooks.
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