Bailey, Arthur

Wartime guest Arthur Bailey started life a joiner whilst playing amateur football in the Manchester. Following a very successful season with Manchester North End in which he netted 25 times following a season with Chapel-en-le-Frith in which he hit 40 he joined Oldham Athletic in May 1933 and made his senior debut at Nottingham Forest on 9 September 1933. Whilst in his first spell at Boundary Park he made 59 appearances and netted 13 goals. He also suffered relegation from the Second Division in 1935. In February 1937 Bailey transferred to Cheshire League club Stalybridge Celtic and returned to Boundary Park just before the outbreak of World War Two in July 1939. He played in Oldham’s last game before the war and made a further 145 appearances whilst netting 45 goals before again dropping into Non-league football in 1945. He netted one senior hat-trick, at Tranmere Rovers in January 1945. Bailey’s guest appearance for Wolves saw him on the losing side at Aston Villa in March 1943. Bailey, an inside-forward who had a spell with Shrewsbury Town after the War, died in 2006 and was born in Beswick, Manchester on 11 January 1914.

Football League Appearances: 53, Goals: 11.

FL FAC FLC Oth Tot
A S G A S G A S G A S G A S G
1942/43 1 1 1 1
Total 1 1 1 1