Wide man Jimmy McIntosh was in his prime years when he joined John Kaye’s Tigers in March 1976 from Nottingham Forest. He played in six of the nine fixtures at the end of the 1975/76 season and looked set to impress. However in the early months of 1976/77 season he made only one appearance from the bench and had to wait until December for a first team chance, competing with Irishman Dave Stewart for the left winger’s shirt. By early April Jimmy was out of the first team again and left the club that summer.
James William McIntosh was born in Arbroath, an Angus coastal town built on the jute and fishing industries. McIntosh played junior football for his local team before taking the plunge on professional football when he signed for Montrose, a club located a few miles north of his Arbroath roots.
Within three months and after just nine appearances for The Gable Endies, Jimmy was spotted by First Division side Nottingham Forest and he made the move south in September 1970, just after his 20th birthday. McIntosh made his Forest debut in November 1970 against Everton and scored his first goal two months later against Luton Town in the FA Cup. After two seasons on the first team fringes, making 16 appearances, McIntosh was used more regularly in 1972/73 season and made 28 appearances as the newly relegated Forest attempted to bounce straight back to the top flight under newly installed manager Dave Mackay. However when Mackay left to manage Derby County in October 1973 McIntosh saw his first team chances limited, a situation exacerbated further when charismatic leader Brian Clough took the helm at Forest in January 1975. Jimmy spent time on loan at Chesterfield before making a permanent switch to the Tigers in March 1976, having scored three goals and made a total of 58 appearances in all senior competitions – the last of those Forest appearances in January 1976 was coming on as substitute against Hull City.
McIntosh returned to Scotland in 1977, signing for Dundee United in return for a £14,000 fee. However by November 1977 he had rejoined his first senior club Montrose. He spent two seasons at Montrose, scoring seven times in 43 appearances, before giving up football in 1979. Jimmy settled in Dundee where he worked in a watch factory before moving to Ayrshire in 1994 to run a post office until he retired in 2008.
Date/Place of Birth: 19 August 1950, Forfar
Hull City First Game: 13 March 1976, Bristol Rovers A (Division Two), 25 years, 207 days old
Hull City Final Game: 9 April 1977, Oldham Athletic A (Division Two), 26 years, 233 days old
Arbroath Victoria, Montrose (1970), Nottingham Forest (1970-1976), Chesterfield (1976, loan), Hull City (1976-1977), Dundee United (1977), Montrose (1977-1979)
Hull City Record
Career: 22 apps, 1 goalsJimmy McIntosh
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