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Born: 07 February 1904
Came from: Leeds United Went to: Crystal Palace
First game: 12 September 1931 Last game: 26 December 1933
Appearances: 48 (48/0) Goals: 1
Originally from Altofts, near Normanton in West Yorkshire, Reed was snapped up by the region's biggest team, Leeds United, whilst playing for his home-village side. The left-half duly made the breakthrough at Elland Road and in a four-year spell, made 141 appearances for the Peacocks. In 1931 he moved to Home Park and spent three seasons with the Pilgrims, falling just short of a half century of games, and scoring a solitary goal. During his time at Argyle he battled with Alec Hardie and later Archie Gorman until he moved to Crystal Palace in 1934. However, he made just two appearances for the South London side before moving to Clapton Orient a year later, where he made just a single appearance. A few years after the war he returned to Argyle as Assistant Trainer, ironically replacing Archie Gorman, one of his old rivals for the number six shirt in his playing days at the club.
News of George Reedís death, whilst still in service at the club, came as a huge shock to all at Home Park. Argyle had been drawn against Coventry City in the FA Cup 2nd Round in December 1958, and Reed had been sent to compile a scouting report on the forthcoming opposition. Whilst running for a train on his journey back he collapsed and died of a heart attack. George had been a popular member of the club's backroom staff and an upcoming testimonial match for Club Secretary Bert Cole was immediately forfeited in his favour. Past and present members of the the club united at his funeral, with the team his pall bearers and former 1930s team mates, including Frank Sloan, Bill Harper (then Head Groundsman) and Fred Titmus, amongst the mourners.
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From Jeremy Warburton in Cardiff on 01/02/2022 ...
George Reed is the great-grandfather of Rugby Union's British and Irish Lions' most successful captain, Sam Warburton.
APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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