Bob Wyllie - Player Profile


Full Name:Robinson Gourlay Nicoll Wylie
Born:April 4th, 1929 (Dundee)
Position:Goalkeeper
Signed:September 9th, 1949
First Manager:Willie MacFadyen
Left Club:May 23rd, 1953
Career Stats: 109 appearances
Debut: November 19th, 1949 - Greenock Morton 5 - 2 Dundee United (League - B Division)
Also Played For:Blackpool, Ilkeston Town, Mansfield Town, Plymouth Argyle, West Ham United

 Season  League Apps Gls ClnCtGR Yel Red W D L
 1952-53  B Division 34 0 5 0.15 - - 38.2% 14.7% 47.1%
 1951-52  B Division 36 0 4 0.11 - - 50.0% 19.4% 30.6%
 1950-51  B Division 27 0 4 0.15 - - 59.3% 11.1% 29.6%
 1949-50  B Division 12 0 3 0.25 - - 25.0% 16.7% 58.3%
109 (0) 0 16 0.15

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Most Recent 1st Team Starts:
 Apr 18th, 1953 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 5 - 4
 Apr 4th, 1953 League  (A)  vs. Forfar Athletic 3 - 1
 Mar 28th, 1953 League  (H)  vs. Dunfermline Athletic 1 - 1
 Mar 14th, 1953 League  (A)  vs. Greenock Morton 2 - 1
 Mar 7th, 1953 League  (A)  vs. Ayr United 1 - 2
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 None

Wyllie was a better goalkeeper than his overall 209 league appearances show. Born in Dundee, he came to the notice of Dundee United via Scottish junior football. Bob was with Monifieth Tayside and signed provisionally for United in September 1949. After playing well in the reserves to the first team in November 1949. He then shared first team duties for the remainder of the season. Bob began the next season as first choice and was rarely out of the line up for the next three years. In May 1953, he left United to join Blackpool.

There he understudied Scottish international custodian George Farm. He next moved to Upton Park in May 1956 but found himself second choice to Ernie Gregory, reputed at the time to be the finest uncapped goalkeeper in England. When he did play for the Hammers he earned rave reviews but Gregory, if fit, would always be selected. He made 13 appearances for each of Blackpool and West Ham.

Arriving at Home Park in the summer of 1958 he waited seven months for his debut, a memorable 8-3 win at home to Mansfield in March 1959. With the whole side faltering in the promotion race it was a difficult time to come in and Geoff Barnsley reclaimed the gloves after only four more matches. Having never properly settled in Plymouth, the summer of 1959 saw Wyllie opt for a move to Mansfield where he enjoyed his most regular spell of first team football, playing 92 times for them.

He settled in Derbyshire and in 1962 he elected to drop out of the League and went on to give fine service to Ilkeston and Alfreton where he also had a spell in the management team.

 Goals Scored
None.