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Dickie Joynes (right winger/inside-forward) 1908-10

Dickie JoynesBorn: Grantham, 16 August 1877

Dickie Joynes was one of a number of Brighton and Hove Albion players who followed their former boss, Frank Scott-Walford, to Elland Road when he took over as Leeds City manager in 1908, and he brought a wealth of experience with him.

Joynes began his playing career with local club Newark Avenue and then moved on to Newark. In December 1901, he was given the opportunity to play in the First Division when Notts County made him an offer.

He was at County until the end of the 1902/03 season, playing 46 League games for the club, before he returned to Newark. He remained with the Nottinghamshire outfit a couple of years and then signed for Brighton of the Southern League in May 1905. He played more than a hundred games for the Sussex club before being reunited with Scott-Walford in West Yorkshire in May 1908.

Joynes was given his Peacocks debut at outside-right in the opening game of the 1908/09 season, at home to Tottenham, but was then omitted for the next four games. He did return to the side, but lost his place through injury sustained against Wolves on December 12 and drifted in and out of contention thereafter. He never really settled down in any one position or had a prolonged run in the team, and earned only patchy reviews. He managed 16 appearances in the campaign.

There was little improvement in 1909/10 when Joynes played seven times, including but a single victory and only one game after 4 December.

City released Joynes at the end of the season, and he never played professionally again.

He died in 1949.