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2008/09 Season Summary

At the end of the 2007/2008 season Gary Brabin departed to Cambridge United as manager. Financial problems, linked to the illness of chairman Chris Lloyd, at near neighbours Burscough led to a complete restructuring of the village club. Liam Watson re-joined Southport as manager on 30th June, and immediately signed

2007/08 Season Summary

The 2007/08 season saw the club stay full time, a decision which came as a welcome surprise and one which saw us installed as one of the favourites. We started the season with a bang and were top after day one. It was to be the only time we did

2006/07 Season Summary

The 2006/07 season started early and in chaos. Liam Watson left the club on 23rd May 2006 and from then on it was downhill. It depends who you listen to and which version you believe as to what actually happened. Liam had resigned and it left us in a mess

2005/06 Season Summary

2005/06 was to be a long hard season but Liam Watson never had any doubt, we would not go down and he was proved right. Survival was assured in the penultimate game at Grays Athletic. It had looked impossible in October when the NL club record for time without a

2004/05 Season Summary

Programme Editor Rob Urwin tells his story of the 2004/05 championship season:- You somehow got the feeling after our first match against Vauxhall Motors it could be our year, 1-0 down, down to 10 men and a penalty against us. Dicko saves it and we go on to win 2-1 with Terry

2003/04 Season Summary

It was Northern Premier League football in 2003/04 with Walsh somewhat surprisingly being asked to carry on as boss. A four game opening run against poor teams gave us false hope, the first decent team to come along beat us and Walsh looked out of his depth and his final

2002/03 Season Summary

The 2002/03 season probably ranks as the most topsy turvy any club could possibly imagine. We were fourth in November, we had beaten Notts County in the FA Cup but we ended up being relegated on the final day of the season. Wilson departed at the start of February to be

2001/02 Season Summary

Phil Wilson stepped in to the managerial hot seat for the start of the 2001-02 season and mid table was achieved comfortably. We exited the FA Cup in the first round at Dagenham & Redbridge and the Trophy at Gresley Rovers (0-1) after being held 1-1 at home. Having been 4th

2000/01 Season Summary

Hopes of a return to the Football League were probably at their highest ever as we kicked off the 2000/01 season. One win in the first four games put us on the back foot but improved form saw us in second place at the end of November and hopes remained

1999/00 Season Summary

Futcher was replaced as boss in December 1999 with the club struggling in 21st place, his replacement was Mark Wright who was to bring about a remarkable transformation. Full of ambition and with a thirst for success Wright’s impact was immediate and from looking like certainties for relegation Wright brought

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