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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

Bob Murphy – Gone but not Forgotten

It is sadly nearly a year since former Southport manager Bob Murphy passed away. He managed Southport during one of the darkest periods of the clubs history. Crowds were down, morale was poor and the club was only just breaking out on the other side of a series of financial problems. As a result

Ronnie Moore at Southport – 20 Years On

‚Äč20 years ago this month, the board at Southport were concluding their search for a new manager.  Brian Kettle had led the Sandgrounders to Northern Premier League success and on to creditable finishes in the Vauxhall Conference before making way for the experienced Billy Ayre and his well thought of assistant

Picking Winners for a Cinderella Club

The following article was written by then Southport manager JJ Commins and published in the Topical Times on August 31st 1935. It's amazing how little times have changed. MANAGING the average Third Division club (especially in the Northern Section) is like a puppy dog chasing its tail. It's a struggle to

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

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

Ronnie Moore appointed Hartlepool manager

Former Southport manager Ronnie Moore, who was sacked by Tranmere Rovers in April following a breach of FA betting rules, has been appointed manager of Hartlepool. Hartlepool are currently propping up the Football League, 6 points adrift of the nearest side to them and without a win since 11th October.

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

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

Coleman Out – Foyle In

On 29th April 2014 it was announced that John Coleman had left his role as manager of Southport after just 27 games in charge. The Club's official statement was met with derision by a large section of the supporters due to comments relating to Coleman's touchline manner putting the club

Tranmere Rovers sack manager after betting breach

The BBC have reported that Tranmere have now sacked manager Ronnie Moore after he admitted breaking the Football Association's betting rules. "In a statement, the club said Moore was in breach of his contract. The 61-year-old was suspended by the League One club and replaced by assistant John McMahon on 17 February

Ronnie Moore to face betting charges

Former Southport manager Ronnie Moore has been charged with "multiple breaches" of betting rules. The 61-year-old was suspended from his job as manager of Tranmere Rovers on 17 February after an investigation was launched by the Football Association. He has until 8 April to respond to the charge. According to the BBC: "Moore's

John Coleman returns as Manager

Following a run of bad results Alan Wright was relieved of duty on Friday 6th December 2013. The following morning the club unveiled former Southport goalscoring hero John Coleman as manager. Jimmy Bell returns as Assistant Manager. Commenting on the appointment Chairman Charlie Clapham said "I am delighted to announce John

Alan Wright Appointed Manager

Former Aston Villa star Alan Wright is the new manager of Southport FC. From a highly competitive short list Wright has proven to the Port Board that he is the right man to power the Port forward. Wright has recently had experience as assistant manager at Blackpool and has coached at

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