jim iley - fact file

1957 - 1959        midfield

Born on 15th December 1935 in South Yorkshire, England.

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Jim Iley began his playing career in Yorkshire with Sheffield United and spent two years at Spurs after moving on from Bramall Lane, before playing for Nottingham Forest and Newcastle United.

A ball playing midfielder, his two years with Tottenham came in the late 1950s, leaving just before the Double team took shape.  Jim made 53 appearances for Spurs in that time, winning one Under- 23 cap for England during that time v Wales at Wrexham.

Left Spurs in July 1959 and joined Nottingham Forest, moving on after the City Ground to have a long spell at Newcastle United, where he was part of the Second Division championship winning team in 1965.

Having gone on to play for Sheffield United and Peterborough United, in 1969, Iley became manager of The Posh, but left that post in 1972.  Jim went on to manage Barnsley, Blackburn Rovers, Bury and Exeter City.

 

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Career Record
 
Club Signed Fee Debut Apps Goals
Sheffield United ?? ?? ??  ?? ??
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 1957 ?? ??  ?? ??
Nottingham Forest July 1959 ?? ??  ?? ??
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Career Record
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- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
European appearances; goals
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
European appearances; goals
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- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
European appearances; goals

Honours
England international
0 full caps;  0 goals
1 Under-23 cap; ?? goals
Debut : - v Wales at Wrexham
- Cup winners medal 19---

Milestones
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On 22nd February 1957, Jim Iley missed two penalties in four minutes for Sheffield United in a Second Division game against Notts. County.  The first was saved and the second hit the post in a 2-2 draw.

On 13th October 1956, Iley had scored two penalties against Notts. County at Bramall Lane earlier that season.

When manager at Bury in 1981, Iley was frustrated that his team had only scored three goals in eight competitive games, so he dropped goalkeeper Neville Southall as he saved too many of his team-mates shots.
Bury won their next match 3-1 !!
 

 

1973


Lived in Peterborough and was chief scout for Cambridge United.

 

What they said about Jim Iley
Les Yates (Spurs programme editor and historian) ...  ()

"Jim was an extremely talented wing-half and a  regular member of the Spurs side but he had as his other wing-half partner Danny Blanchflower - another highly talented and skilful player.  Somehow the balance of the team was not quite right."
 

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What Jim Iley said about ...
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"I was impressed by the depth of organisation at Tottenham both on and off the field and it taught me a lot.
I was in the team that beat Everton 10-4 the day Bill Nicholson took over as manager and it was apparent to me that Spurs were destined for big things under his control. I have a great respect for his ability as a manager.."

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