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Real Name: George Andrews
Normal Position: Centre Forward
Height: 6' 0
Weight: 12 St. 0 lbs
Born: 23/04/1942(Dudley)

George AndrewsHe joined Southport from Cardiff City for a then record fee of 6,000. He had actually turned professional seven years earlier with Luton but, being homesick, was unable to settle down. He played in the West Midlands League for Dudley Town and Lower Gornal before being signed by Cardiff City for 750. He scored on his 'Bluebirds' debut and in all totalled 21 goals in partnership with Terry Harkin (with whom he also played at Southport and Shrewsbury) and a young John Toshack. Signed by Billy Bingham to replace the departing Jim Fryatt, he was particularly strong in the air, being one of the finest headers of a ball to have played for the club. Despite his casual appearance bearded and with his shirt inevitably flapping outside his shorts he was a thoroughly professional striker and will always be remembered at Haig Avenue for his winning goal against Southend which saw the club into Division III. Owing to Southport's perennial financial problems he was transferred to Shrewsbury Town for 10,000 where he scored 5o goals in 123 + I games. He ended his League career with Walsall where he made 156 + 3 appearances and scored a further 38 goals. He then spent 10 years in non-League football his goals return being consistent wherever he played. He works on the parks and gardens for the local council in Tipton, where he still lives.

Player Profile reproduced with Permission from:
The Sandgrounders: The Complete League History of Southport F. C., by Michael Braham and Geoff Wilde (Palatine Books, 1995). ISBN 978-1-874181-14-9

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Season From To Value
1966/1967 CARDIFF CITY Southport
1969/1970 Southport SHREWSBURY TOWN



Statistics include the following competitions
FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, League, PLAY OFFS , Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
1966/1967 1605
1967/1968 40215
1968/1969 49122
1969/1970 2107
Total 126 3 49

Last 10 games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
15/11/1969 FA Cup / 1A LINCOLN CITY 0 - 2
08/11/1969 LeagueH MANSFIELD TOWN 0 - 1
01/11/1969 LeagueA TORQUAY UNITED 0 - 0
25/10/1969 LeagueH ROCHDALE 0 - 3
18/10/1969 LeagueA BARNSLEY 1 - 1
11/10/1969 LeagueA BURY 3 - 4
08/10/1969 LeagueH WALSALL 0 - 1
04/10/1969 LeagueH BOURNEMOUTH 3 - 0
01/10/1969 LeagueA GILLINGHAM 4 - 2
27/09/1969 LeagueA DONCASTER ROVERS 0 - 1

Last 10 games where player started

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
15/11/1969 FA Cup / 1A LINCOLN CITY 0 - 2
08/11/1969 LeagueH MANSFIELD TOWN 0 - 1
01/11/1969 LeagueA TORQUAY UNITED 0 - 0
25/10/1969 LeagueH ROCHDALE 0 - 3
18/10/1969 LeagueA BARNSLEY 1 - 1
11/10/1969 LeagueA BURY 3 - 4
08/10/1969 LeagueH WALSALL 0 - 1
04/10/1969 LeagueH BOURNEMOUTH 3 - 0
01/10/1969 LeagueA GILLINGHAM 4 - 2
27/09/1969 LeagueA DONCASTER ROVERS 0 - 1

Last 10 Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
11/10/1969LeagueA BURY 3 - 4
01/10/1969LeagueA GILLINGHAM 4 - 2
27/08/1969LeagueA FULHAM 2 - 3
13/08/1969Football League Cup / 1H OLDHAM ATHLETIC 5 - 1
21/04/1969LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 3 - 3
18/04/1969LeagueH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 3 - 1
17/03/1969LeagueH SHREWSBURY TOWN 5 - 0
24/01/1969LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 3 - 0
11/01/1969LeagueH SWINDON TOWN 1 - 1
26/12/1968LeagueH WALSALL 2 - 1

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