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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

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

Joe Thompson diagnosed with Cancer for second time

We are saddened to learn that former Loanee Joe Thompson has been diagnosed with Cancer for a second time and we wish him all the best with his battle. Thompson joined the Sandgrounders on a month's loan from Bury in February 2015 and played 4 games for the Sandgrounders. After returning to

Brian Pritchard – Mental health taboo still to be broken in football

A managerial appointment in the Welsh first division wouldn't usually make a follower of Southport sit up and take notice, but when it's a former player it's always a little different.   In November, Conwy Borough  appointed former Southport centre-half Brian Pritchard as their new first team manager. He had originally started the

Born to Lead – The Adam Flynn interview

The odds are stacked against any young player making it as a professional or semi professional footballer so the odds of, having done so, also being also able to one day call yourself a title winning captain are incredibly small. The man I caught up with over the weekend, can

Mystery Players

Over the years Southport have named a number of players in either their starting line-up or amongst the substitutes who I do not have full name for. Trawling through programmes has shed no light either. If you can shed any light on who these mystery men were, it will help

RIP Paul Futcher

We are saddened to learn today of the death of former player-manager Paul Futcher, aged 60 following a short battle with Cancer. Between 1997 and 1999 'Futch' took charge of 145 games including a never to be forgotten trip to Wembley stadium for the FA Trophy Final in 1998. He featured

Catching Up With Chris Lane

Can you tell us about how you ended up signing for Southport? I ended up signing for southport from Hereford as Hereford needed the money to pay an electricity bill Can you remember your debut? My debut was at home against rushden and diamonds a game which I also scored in What was your

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