John Fleming a Fisherrow lad in his Tottenham Hotspur strip 1913 - 1915


About this memory

John began his football career at Musselburgh Union before enjoying spells at Armadale Thistle, Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic and St Bernard’s. He then signed for English club Newcastle United in April 1911, who paid £250 for his services. Despite netting four goals during a pre-season tour match against German side Koln, John struggled to establish himself at St James’ Park and left one year later after just four competive games. John then joined Tottenham Hotspur for a fee of £300, making a further seven appearances before the turn of the year, John was struck by injury and had to wait until 5th September 1914 for his next match in a Spurs shirt. He would eventually play 11 times for Tottenham during the 1914/15 season before returning to Scotland to play four games for Glasgow Rangers. He then enlisted in the British Army

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