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Real Name: John Appleby
Normal Position: Inside Forward
Height: 5' 6
Weight: 10st 10lbs
Born: 04/07/1906(New Seaham)
Died: 13/01/1987 (London Colney, St Albans)
Jack ApplebyA clever forward with an inexhaustible store of energy, this son of a Durham coalminer and cousin of Tommy Bell (q.v.), came to Southport from Army football and scored in the opening Reserve game of 1932-33 at Lancaster Town; immediately promoted to the League eleven, he showed great promise in his first season, working the ball cleverly and proving himself a valuable opportunist. Indeed, Wolves made a sizeable bid for him which was turned down. A cartilage operation on his knee kept him out of the side for much of 1933-34. A hard-working two-footed player, he was not seen to best advantage in 1934-35; though loaned to
Clitheroe in January 1935, he returned 2 months later to see out the season at outside-left. By 1937 he was reported to be playing non-League football back in his native North-East and working on making bricks for Seaham Colliery. He captained their team to win the Monkwearmouth Charity Cup in 1938-39. After the breakdown of his marriage he was called up during the Second World War and rose to the rank of Sergeant-Major. Around 1948 he moved down to Watford and, having assisted Watford F.C. as trainer, worked for some years as a gardener with Watford Council. He spent the last 6 years of his life in an old people's home in South Oxhey, where he was popular with both residents and staff.

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
1934/1935 Southport CLITHEROE Loan



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

Season Apps Subs Goals
1932/1933 44018
1933/1934 1804
1934/1935 2503
Total 87 0 25

Last 10 games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
04/05/1935 LeagueA WREXHAM 0 - 3
27/04/1935 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 4 - 0
22/04/1935 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 1 - 4
20/04/1935 LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 1 - 4
19/04/1935 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 1 - 1
13/04/1935 LeagueH ROCHDALE 2 - 1
06/04/1935 LeagueA CARLISLE UNITED 1 - 0
02/04/1935 LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 3 - 3
30/03/1935 LeagueH BARROW 0 - 2
23/03/1935 LeagueA MANSFIELD TOWN 3 - 2

Last 10 games where player started

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
04/05/1935 LeagueA WREXHAM 0 - 3
27/04/1935 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 4 - 0
22/04/1935 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 1 - 4
20/04/1935 LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 1 - 4
19/04/1935 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 1 - 1
13/04/1935 LeagueH ROCHDALE 2 - 1
06/04/1935 LeagueA CARLISLE UNITED 1 - 0
02/04/1935 LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 3 - 3
30/03/1935 LeagueH BARROW 0 - 2
23/03/1935 LeagueA MANSFIELD TOWN 3 - 2

Last 10 Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
06/04/1935LeagueA CARLISLE UNITED 1 - 0
15/12/1934LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 4
01/12/1934LeagueA ROCHDALE 2 - 2
30/04/1934FriendlyH CLIFTONVILLE 4 - 0
07/04/1934LeagueA NEW BRIGHTON 2 - 5
21/10/1933LeagueA BARROW 3 - 3
02/09/1933LeagueH BARNSLEY 2 - 2
29/04/1933LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 2 - 4
25/04/1933LeagueA YORK CITY 1 - 0
15/04/1933LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 2
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