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News Involving Former Sandgrounders (April 2015)

With the transfer window firmly shut for the season at the end of March, April’s update was always going to be a smaller one. However, it’s a good one. It is understood, although unconfirmed, that Drew Lewis will be joining Aston Villa following a successful trial. He is very much in the one sub wonder
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The Big Match Revisited: Derby County v Southport, 8th Jan 1949

The last time the two sides met in the FA Cup was in the third round, back in 1949.

News involving former Sandgrounders (March 2015)

Russell Benjamin has been sentenced to a number of years in prison for Drugs related offences. Liam Willis has joined Marine on loan from Barrow. Zack Hibbert has left Salford C to join Clitheroe Emmanuel Monthe Heybridge Swifts to Hayes & Yeading Utd Vinny Mukendi had a busy month leaving Nantwich T to move to
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News Involving Former Sandgrounders (February 2015)

Micah Evans and Johnny Lynch have joined Worcester City on Loan until the end of the season. John Marsden has joined Lincoln City on loan until the end of the season. Ben Jefford moves from Welling United to Ebbsfleet Utd on Loan.

Rest In Pieces: South Liverpool Football Club 1894-1994

“Rest In Pieces: South Liverpool Football Club 1894-1994″ is the title of a new book by Hyder Jawad, author of the excellent articles on Southport’s exit from the Football League which appeared in Backpass magazine a number of months ago (and reproduced here with permission). This is a 320,000-word book about four inter-linked clubs and
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News involving former Sandgrounders (January 2015)

Jamie Milligan has joined Harrogate Town. Johnny Lynch has joined Bradford Park Avenue on Loan for a month. Karl Ledsham has joined Barrow AFC to become the eighth former Sandgrounder on the Cumbrian’s books. Stephen Brogan leaves Southport and rejoins Stalybridge Celtic. Shaun Holden moves to Skelmersdale United from Droylsden. Steve Boothman leaves Prescot Cables
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Paul Carden appoints son of Club Legend as No. 2

Paul Carden has appointed Alex Russell as his new Assistant Manager. Crosby born Alex had an impressive 24 year playing career. Initially starting at Burscough in 1993, he went on to make over 100 appearances for Rochdale and Cambridge and also played for Bristol City, Cheltenham, Exeter City, Bath City, Northampton Town and Yeovil Town.
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Brabin joins Everton, Carden Takes Post

Paul Carden has been appointed the new manager of Southport Football Club in the wake of Gary Brabin’s decision to leave his post to take up a coaching role within the Everton academy. Older brother of former Sandgrounder Adam Carden, Paul originally joined the club as Brabin’s assistant manager back in October and has had
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Catching Up With John Bagnall

In advance of our Liverpool Senior Cup Tie this evening against Burscough, we caught up with a man who has represented both clubs between the sticks. Can you tell us about how you ended up signing for Southport? I had a few stints at Southport… the first very brief with Brian Kettle, the second with
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RIP John McPhee (1937-2015)

  We are saddened to learn today of the death of former Southport captain John McPhee over the weekend. McPhee signed for the Sandgrounders in 1971, displacing club legend Arthur Peat from his usual playing position.  He went on to become an integral part of the 1972-73 Fourth Division Championship winning side, lifting the trophy
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Whitehalls have lucky escape from house fire

Former Sandgrounder Steve and Danny Whitehall nearly had a Christmas disaster as a fire ripped through their Warrington home in the early hours of yesterday morning. The heat from the flames shattered a fish tank however and the water almost managed to put out the fire. The noise from the tank exploding woke the family
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Recent Comments

Daniel Hayes

Match Details v ALDERSHOT TOWN 14-03-2015
A much needed 3 points! March 16, 2015 at 8:39AM - (Daniel Hayes)


RIP Brian Reeves (1939-2014)
It saddened me to read about the death of Brian Reeves and the lonely tribute that has been... February 3, 2015 at 10:30AM - (Devonian)

Suz Member

Catching Up With Farrell Kilbane
Faz.. A Gent in every sense n an absolute Legend in these Parts both on n off the pitch!! You... December 4, 2014 at 11:10AM - (Suz Member)


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