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Full Name: Thomas F. Harris
Came from: Barrow Went to: Released
First game: 17 November 1945 Last game: 17 November 1945
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, guest footballers from other League clubs and local amateurs to supplement its registered playing staff.
Harris was one of 21 players whose only first team games for Argyle were in the Football League South season and who usually played in local football or for the Armed Forces. Born in Plymouth, he played for Plymouth Kitto, Prawle United and Devon Spurs as a youth, and had a trial for Argyle Reserves against Torquay United on 5th May 1933, but was not offered terms. A year later he signed for Bristol Rovers, spending three years at Eastville where he scored 16 goals in 28 games before moving to Southampton in 1937. However, a first team chance never materialised with the south coast side and he moved on to Barrow the following year. Rekindling his Eastville form in the North West, he netted 25 goals in 44 games before the outbreak of war. He continued to play for Barrow during the war years and then returned to Plymouth in 1945, registering with the Football League on 16th November to allow him to play the next day, a defeat by Arsenal at White Hart Lane, his only game for his hometown club.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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