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The Brabinator is back!

 

Gary  Brabin was this morning introduced to the players as the new manager of Southport Football Club, replacing Martin Foyle who was relieved of his duties yesterday. 
Gary brings with him Paul Carden as his assistant. 
Gary knows the club well having previously had spells as both player and manager however the addition of the excellent training facilities at Edge Hill University are new to him and he wasted no time in meeting Edge Hill's Dr Matt Grieg and taking in a brief tour of the facilities. The facilities are some of the best in the country and he couldn't fail to be impressed.
As the players arrived they were greeted by Chairman Charles Clapham and Commercial and Community Director Haydn Preece who then introduced the new management due at 10am. Gary Brabin and Paul Carden then led a light session in the rain on the all weather surface as they prepare for their first game in charge tomorrow night. A few players were still carrying knocks are received treatment from the Sports Therapy team at the university.

 

Gary  Brabin was this morning introduced to the players as the new manager of Southport Football Club, replacing Martin Foyle who was relieved of his duties yesterday. Gary brings with him Paul Carden as his assistant. 

Gary knows the club well having previously had spells as both player and manager however the addition of the excellent training facilities at Edge Hill University are new to him and he wasted no time in meeting Edge Hill's Dr Matt Grieg and taking in a brief tour of the facilities. The facilities are some of the best in the country and he couldn't fail to be impressed.

As the players arrived they were greeted by Chairman Charles Clapham and Commercial and Community Director Haydn Preece who then introduced the new management duo at 10am. Gary Brabin and Paul Carden then led a light session in the rain on the all weather surface as they prepare for their first game in charge tomorrow night. A few players were still carrying knocks are received treatment from the Sports Therapy team at the university.

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D-Day as Foyle's war comes to an end

Martin Foyle's reign as Southport manager has come to an end this evening, exactly six months on from his appointment. The club announced the news via their twitter feed. After 14 games in charge, 9 of those defeats Foyle recorded one of the highest loss ratios of any permanent Southport manager. Excluding George Ross' 13 day tenure in 1983 it is the highest in non-league football for the Sandgrounders. The dismissal comes less than a week after Southport recorded their first win on the road in over 14 months but Saturday's heavy defeat at the hands on Woking was to be Foyle's last in charge. The club have also confirmed that assistant manager Andy Porter has too left the club.

Their successors are yet to be announced.

What are your thoughts on today's announcement?

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News involving former Sandgrounders (October 2014)

Tony Sullivan leaves Camel Laird and becomes the new manager of Witton Albion.

John Gorman signs for Barrow.

Chris Simm rejoins Chorley.

Andy Parry has added to the former Southport contingent at AFC Telford by joining on an initial one month loan.

Ross Atkins moves from Derby County to Gresley

FC Zack Hibbert moves from Skelmersdale Utd to Warrington T

Emmanuel Monthe moves from QPR to Whitehawk

Rick Rogan joins Kendal Town from Congleton

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News involving former Sandgrounders (September 2014)

Josh O'Keefe moves to Telford on loan.

Carl Baker leaves Coventry by mutual consent after a four year spell with the sky-blues and signs a one year deal at MK Dons.

Emini Adegbenro leaves Bootle and signs for Glossop North End.

Robbie Booth switches to Droylsden from AFC Telford

David Stevenson joins Kendal Town after leaving Salford City.

Former Southport captain Phil Marsden passes away after a four month battle with aggressive lung Cancer.

Robbie Booth (second move in the space of weeks) and Alan Moogan both join Warrington Town.

Chris Lever and Andy Owens are transfer listed at AFC Telford. Chris signs for Bradford Park Avenue on a Free Transfer. Andy Owens joins Barrow on a months loan.

John Coleman returns to Accrington Stanley as manager and makes John O'Sullivan his first signing on loan from Blackburn Rovers.

Michael Stringfellow is named permanent manager of Kendal Town.

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Last 5 Games on this day in history

Date
Competition
Home Team
Away Team
Score
31.10.2009
League / Conference North
SOUTHPORT
31.10.2000
FA Cup / 4QR
SOUTHPORT
31.10.1998
FA Cup / 4Q
SOUTHPORT
31.10.1995
League / Conference
SOUTHPORT
31.10.1992
President's Cup / 2
SOUTHPORT