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 Jimmy DICKINSON 1948-1954 
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Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:43 pm
Posts: 792
Name: James William Dickinson

Nickname: Gentleman Jim

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Country: :ENG: England
Club: Portsmouth
Position: *DMF, CMF
Side: RF/BS
Age: 23-29 years (25/4/1925)

Height: 178 cm
Weight: 70 kg

Attack: 68
Defence: 81
Balance: 84
Stamina: 86
Top Speed: 76
Acceleration: 79
Response: 82
Agility: 77
Dribble Accuracy: 76
Dribble Speed: 75
Short Pass Accuracy: 79
Short Pass Speed: 75
Long Pass Accuracy: 78
Long Pass Speed: 76
Shot Accuracy: 65
Shot Power: 81
Shot Technique: 64
Free Kick Accuracy: 69
Curling: 65
Header: 82
Jump: 79
Technique: 77
Aggression: 70
Mentality: 88
Goalkeeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 83

Injury Tolerance: A
Condition/Fitness: 8
Weak Foot Accuracy: 7
Weak Foot Frequency: 7
Consistency: 8
Growth type: Standard/Lasting

CARDS:
P12 - Enforcer
S08 - Slide Tackle
S09 - Covering

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Sliding - Covering

Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Defence Minded

INFO:

Portsmouth's greatest ever player, Jimmy Dickinson spent a full 19 years as the starting left half for Pompey, totalling an incredible 845 appearances. He was the absolute model of consistency, an unflashy midfielder who would unassumingly go about his job for 90 minutes breaking up plays and fighting for every ball. He was no genius with the ball and had average speed and aerial ability but his clean tackles, good strength and positional sense ensured that he was a tough player to get past. Nicknamed "Gentleman Jim", he was never once sent off or cautioned in his incredibly long career, a testament to his abilities, despite playing in a mainly ball-winning role. He was also a mainstay in the England team at left half, playing at two World Cups, and two of the most famous games of all time: the loss against the USA in 1950 and against Hungary in 1953. He also unfortunately scored a 94th minute own goal against Belgium to seal a 4-4 draw at the 1954 World Cup. Those losses do nothing to tarnish his legacy though and he was a consistent member of the national team until the emergence of Duncan Edwards forced him out the starting XI. He was part of the Portsmouth generation that won their only two league titles in their history in 1949 and 1950, and his unbelievable number of appearances for the club will likely never be beaten. A true legend of the English game.


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