Mick Jones. PIC: Varley Picture AgencyMick Jones. PIC: Varley Picture Agency
Mick Jones. PIC: Varley Picture Agency

Mick Jones - Memories of a Leeds United number nine

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He was the number nine who was told by Don Revie to score goals and annoy defenders.

Mick Jones did just that during his seven years with Leeds United during which time he helped the club enjoy the most successful period in its long and proud history. Leeds won the League Cup in his first season although Jones did not feature in the campaign because he was cup-tied. The Whites also won the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, with Jones scoring twice during the competition, including what turned out to be the winner in the final against Ferencvaros. The following season Jones was the club's leading goalscorer as he helped Leeds win the First Division title. He went on to form a formidable strike partnership with Allan Clarke with the pair famously combining for 'Clarke 1-0' as Leeds United won the FA Cup in 1972. He suffered a dislocated elbow in the last minute of the game and was helped up to the Royal Box to collect his medal by Norman Hunter. Jones scored league 77 goals for Leeds during his time at the club including a memorable overhead kick against Liverpool and a hat-trick against Manchester United. Enjoy these rarely seen photos, a mix from the YEP archive, Getty and others published courtesy from Varley Picture Agency of a player, capped three times by England, whose goals and all round contribution to the cause cannot be underestimated. LUFC LEGENDS IN FOCUS: Billy Bremner | Allan Clarke | Peter Lorimer | John Giles LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

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