Born in Whitley Bay, Sidney is something of an odd ball...
This in so much as he actually played for Newcastle United twice in his career in two different positions. Not that unheard of I hear you say, well no, not until you realise that his one appearance in 1906 (his first spell at the club) was as a left winger, only to return 4 years later as a goalkeeper!!
Even then, as an understudy to Jimmy Lawrence, his appearances would be limited, but he would play a further 14 times for the club, although an able understudy.