Richardson joined Blyth Spartans from local side New Delavel Villa. His form with Spartans was impressive enough to earn a £250 move to Newcastle United in 1929.
He went on to play over 200 league games for the Magpies, and after ending his playing career in 1938 joined the coaching staff where he remained until 1977, serving the club for 48 years (though this still comes nowhere near the 62 years that Sandy Mutch served Newcastle as a player, physio and coach).
Richardson died in 1977..
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Category:England wartime international footballers
England Player in an Unofficial Match Appearing for Another National Side
Finally, we turn to the case of the Scot who played for England against Scotland. At least one player who appeared for England in an unofficial match also appeared for another national side in official matches. Thomas (Tommy) Usher Pearson, who was born in Edinburgh and who played at outside left for England in the 2-1 victory against Scotland in the 1939 unofficial wartime international, also played at outside left for Scotland in two official 1947 matches, including the 1-1 draw against England. Eric Brook and Sam Barkas, both of Manchester City, were the original selections at outside left and right back for England in the 1939 wartime international, which was played at St. James' Park in Newcastle, but they were injured in a car accident on the way to the match and were replaced by a pair of Newcastle United players, Pearson and Joseph (Joe) Richardson.