28 Jack Manning

Biography

John Tom “Jack” Manning hailed from Boston and played as a teenager for Boston Town before he was snapped up by Hull City in April 1905 and given his debut in a friendly against Barnsley, five months prior to the Tigers’ first League game. Manning was an outside right known for his turn of pace and powerful shot, attributes he demonstrated when he made his first senior appearance for the club in an FA Cup tie at Denaby in October 1905. Within a couple of weeks Jack had usurped Harry Simmon as first choice outside right and scored his first City goal in a December 1905 2-1 win over Leicester Fosse. Further goals against Lincoln City and Clapton Orient over the festive period cemented his first team place and he missed only three more games for the rest of City’s inaugural League season.

He began 1906/07 in a similar vein and missed only two of the club’s first 32 fixtures. He hit goalscoring form in December 1906, striking four times included a brace in a 5-1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers. However Manning was used in a support role from March 1907 onwards, adding his final City goal in the penultimate game of the season against Burnley. He left the Tigers that summer.

Manning signed for newly formed Bradford Park Avenue in August 1907 and was a regular scorer for the Southern League new boys. When Park Avenue joined the Football League a year later Manning scored 8 times in 47 league starts across two seasons. He spent 1910/11 season at Lancashire Combination side Rochdale, where he also took work as a professional cricketer, then joined Central League side Lincoln City in August 1911 and started an association with the Imps that would last eight years and span the entire period of World War 1. Manning helped Lincoln lift the Central League title in 1912 and spent the following three seasons at Sincil Bank as the Imps returned to the Football League. He assisted Lincoln City in wartime fixtures then had a season at Rotherham County in 1919/20 that yielded only five starts. Manning spent 1920/21 at Queens Park Rangers, continuing his association with clubs newly promoted to the Football League, and he scored regularly for the Loftus Road side. He returned to Boston in 1921 and took work on the docks. Jack died in March 1946.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 8 March 1886, Boston
Hull City First Game: 28 October 1905, Denaby United A (FA Cup Second Qualifying Round), 19 years, 234 days old
Hull City Final Game: 27 April 1907, Leeds City A (Division Two), 21 years, 50 days old

Clubs

Boston Town, Hull City (1905-1907), Bradford Park Avenue (1907-1910), Rochdale (1910-1911), Lincoln City (1911-1919), Rotherham County (1919-1920), Queens Park Rangers (1920-1921), Boston Town

Hull City Record

Career: 62 apps, 9 goals

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