1930 Arsenal F.A. Cup final shirt : Charlie Jones
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1930 Arsenal F.A. Cup final shirt : Charlie Jones
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1930 Arsenal F.A. Cup final shirt : Charlie Jones
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Charles Jones (1899 – 1966) was born in Troedyrhiw, Merthyr Tydfil. Jones started his career at Cardiff City, but was released in the summer of 1921 after just one appearance. He joined Stockport County, and in his first season at the club (1921-22) won a Third Division North medal and promotion to the Second Division. He moved in March 1923 to First Division Oldham Athletic and then joined fellow Second Division side Nottingham Forest in the summer of 1925. Jones made a name for himself as a left winger with Forest, making over 100 appearances in three years as well as picking up the first of his eight caps for Wales, he went on to captain his country several times. Jones returned to the top flight when he was signed by Herbert Chapman for Arsenal in the summer of 1928, and he immediately became a regular. He was a near ever-present for his first two seasons at the club, but the arrival of Alex James and Cliff Bastin in 1929 meant that Jones was squeezed out of the Arsenal attacking lineup, and as a result he missed out on being in the Gunners' 1930 F.A. Cup-winning side. However, Jones proved his versatility by moving to right half, and became known as a ballwinner in the Arsenal midfield. With Arsenal he won three First Division winners' medals (in 1930-31, 1932-33 and 1933-34), and played in the 1931-32 F.A. Cup final. Towards the end of his career his age was starting to catch up with him, Jones played 16 matches in 1932-33. However his knowledge of the game and tactical sense were still appreciated by Arsenal managers Herbert Chapman and Joe Shaw and he was a regular in the 1933-34 season, at the end of which he retired from the game at the age of 34. In all he played 195 games for Arsenal, scoring 8 goals. After retiring from playing, Jones was briefly manager of Notts County, from May 1934 to December 1935.
1930 Arsenal F.A. Cup final shirt : Charlie Jones
A Bukta red long sleeved shirt embroidered with 1930 Arsenal F.A Cup badge to the front. This shirt was issued to Charlie Jones for the 1930 F.A. Cup final, although he was not selected to play in the final.
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