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1881 and all that

Amongst the many changes that have taken place at the club in the 18 months since the departure of Charlie Clapham (which will eventually be properly documented), the renaming of the "Grandstand Bar", under the Main Stand at the club's Haig Avenue ground, to the "1881 Lounge" has been warmly

Programmes Wanted

As we try and collect every single Southport programme ever issued we are appealing for the following to complete the collection from present day back to 1959/60. 1961-62 03/10/61 H Bradford (owned but in poor condition) 1962-63 12/04/63 H Lincoln 1979-80 02/05/80 A Worksop 1981-82 16/9/81 A Netherfield (League Cup) 28/11/81 A Morecambe 17/2/82 H Witton Albion (Missing Insert) 1982-83 22/2/83 A

2017/2018 Season Summary

National League North 2017/18 # Team Pl W D L F A GD Pts 1 Salford City 42 28 7 7 80 45 35 91 2 Harrogate Town 42 26 7 9 100 49 51 85 3 Brackley Town 42 23 11 8 72 37 35 80 4 Kidderminster Harriers 42 20 12 10 76 50 26 72 5 Stockport County 42 20 9 13 75 57 18 69 6 Chorley 42 18 14 10 52 39 13 68 7 Bradford P A 42 18 9 15 66 56 10 63 8 Spennymoor Town 42 18 9 15 71 67 4 63 10 Blyth Spartans 42 19 2 21 76 69 7 59 11 York City 42 16 10 16 65 62 3 58 12 Darlington 42 14 13 15 58 58 0 55 13 Nuneaton 42 14 13 15 50 57 -7 55 14 AFC Telford United 42 16 5 21 55 69 -14 53 15 Southport 42 14 8 20 60 72 -12 50 16 FC United of Manchester 42 14 8 20 58 72 -14 50 17 Alfreton Town 42 14 7 21 67 71 -4 49 18 Curzon Ashton 42 12 13 17 52 66 -14 49 19 Leamington 42 13 10 19 51 65 -14 49 20 Gainsborough Trinity 42 14 4 24 47 73 -26 46 21 Tamworth 42 11 9 22 55 77 -22 42 22 North Ferriby Utd 42 4 9 29 25 101 -76 21

2016/2017 Season Summary

Relegation from the National League to the National League North with three games to go triggered what will undoubtedly turn out to be some of the most significant events in the clubs history. The resignation of long standing Chairman Charles Clapham on 21st April set in motion a chain of events

The Rimmers

The following article was published in the match day programme during the 1986/87 season. It was written by Michael Braham.  "The name Rimmer is synonymous with Southport yet it is almost thirty years since Southport Football Club last had a player of that name appearing in their first team. Gary Rimmer

Harry Marshall

​The following article was published in the matchday programme shortly after the transfer of Andy Mutch to Wolves. "The transfer of Andy Mutch to Wolves has revived the memories of Southport's older generation of supporters who have asked me to recall the transfer of another Southport forward to Wolverhampton which took

George Ross

George Ross is a man who at neighbours Preston North End is a club legend. Heralded as one of their greatest players of all time, against him not a bad word could be spoken. At Southport he has the unfortunate distinction of holding one of the worst managerial records of any

Tributes to Southport FC’s midfield genius Bobby McIlvenny

The following article was published in the Southport Visiter on 23rd May 2016 and was written by Tom Duffy. "Belfast born inside forward played in one of the Sandgrounders' best ever sides" The daughter of former Southport FC player Robert 'Bobby' McIlvenny has led the tributes to him following his death, aged

Why was 1966 so special for Southport FC?

The following Article was published in the Southport Visiter in Feb 2016. It is credited to "Trust In Yellow" and was used in the build up to the successful reunion event held at the club's Grandstand Bar on 12th February. Season 1965-66 is regarded as one of the greatest in Southport’s

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