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Joe Green (left-back) 1915

Joe Green, a local defender, joined City in the spring of 1915 with the club uncertain of its future and competitive football likely to be suspended following the advent of World War I.

Little detail is known about the left-back, whose only appearance for the Peacocks came in the last League game of 1914/15 - a 2-0 defeat at home to Barnsley on 24 April, when he replaced George Affleck.

JRB reported thus in the Leeds Mercury: "Walker had in front of him a mediocre pair of backs, who were very shaky at the commencement of the game. Indeed, it was Green - Leeds City's latest recruit - who was responsible for Barnsley's first goal, which came after five minutes' play. Barnsley attacked on the left, and Lees sent in a rather low drive. Green, in attempting to clear, had his kick charged down by Fletcher, the ball going off the centre-forward into the net. Had the ball not touched Fletcher it was almost certain to pass Walker."

Green was still on City's books at the start of the following campaign but never again figured in the first eleven.

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