Bulcock, Joseph

Birth Date

13th November 1884

Birthplace

Burnley

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Full-Back

Biographical Text

Bulcock was born in 1884. After leaving school in Burnley at the age of 16, he played for local side, St Catherine’s Juniors.

He quickly acquired a good reputation and was then signed by Lancashire Combination side, Colne. He played for them, firstly as an amateur, but then turned professional, being captain of the side for two seasons.

In 1906-07 he left Colne to sign for Bury, making five Football League appearances.

However, he then signed for Exeter City in what was their first professional season of 1908-09 and made his Southern League debut for the club in the Grecians first game at Millwall.

Bulcock went on to play regularly in the first half of the season, but then lost his place in the City team.

In the summer of 1909, he made a move to Crystal Palace, and later played for Swindon Town.

Born in Burnley in 1884, Joe Bulcock was a versatile defender who could operate anywhere along the back line and began his footballing career with the virtually unknown amateur outfit Bryn Central. Joe then moved to Bury before moving to Macclesfield and then Exeter City. Signing for Palace in 1909, Joe went on to turn out in almost 140 games for Palace both in the Southern league and the FA cup over the next five years, before moving on to Swansea Town. He was capped twice by England and died of war wounds on 20th April 1918 in France.

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Paul Farley:

JOSEPH BULCOCK

Born in Burnley in 1884, Joe Bulcock was a versatile defender who could operate anywhere along the backline and began his footballing career with the virtually unknown amateur outfit Bryn Central. Joe then moved to Bury before moving to Macclesfield and then Exeter City. Signing for Palace in 1909, Joe went on to turn out in almost 140 games for Palace both in the Southern league and the FA cup over the next five years, before moving on to Swansea Town. He was capped twice by England and died of war wounds on 20th April 1918 in France.

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