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Jake Findlay

John (Jake) Williamson FINDLAY

Aston Villa manager Tommy Docherty fought off a shoal of clubs to sign goalkeeper Jake as a 15 year old but although he starred in the Villans 1972 Youth Cup triumph he found it difficult to displace Jim Cumbes and Jimmy Rimmer.
It took a lot of pestering by Luton manager David Pleat though, to get Villa to release Jake to replace Milija Aleksic in 1979 but once he came to Kenilworth Road he became a terrace favourite and starred as the Hatters won promotion to Division One in 1982. A badly broken thumb then effectively ended his Luton career as by the time he was fit the Town had signed Les Sealey and after a brief spell at Swindon he hung up his gloves.
Jake now runs a driving school in Sutton Coldfield.

Player

Appearances

League appearances

167

Non-League appearances

0

FAC appearances

8

FLC appearances

12

Other

0

Total

187

Goals

League goals

0

Non-League goals

0

FAC goals

0

FLC goals

0

Other

0

Total

0

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2

West Ham United

2
1984/1985 Football League
Match Report

Sheffield Wednesday

4

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2
1984/1985 League Cup
Match Report

Sunderland

3

Luton Town

0
1984/1985 Football League
Match Report
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