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Real Name: Robert Batey
Normal Position: Half Back
Height: 5' 11
Weight: 11st 6lbs
Born: 18/10/1912(Greenhead, nr Hexham)
Died: 29/11/1988 (Chorley)
Bob BateyHe joined Carlisle United from Greenhead South Tyne Rangers as a
centre-half but it was as a wing-half with Preston North End that he
developed, winning an F.A. Cup Winners medal with George Mutch
(g. v.) in 1938 and making III peace-time League appearances. At Preston
he was described by one critic writing in 1936 as possessing 'all the
attributes of a good player. He controls skilfully, passes well and is sturdy
in defence'. He twice guested for Southport during the war and when
demobilised from the R.A.F. he was signed by Leeds United for whom
he made 8 First Division appearances. At Haig Avenue he played 13 games
at centre-half and 16 at left-half. On leaving Southport he became
Player/Coach in the North East before returning to Lancashire to work
for Leyland Motors until his retirement in 1977. He died in hospital after a series of heart attacks.

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

Season Apps Subs Goals
1947/1948 3100
Total 31 0 0

Last 10 games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
08/05/1948 Lancashire Senior Cup / FinalH BOLTON WANDERERS 1 - 5
26/04/1948 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 3 - 0
24/04/1948 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 0 - 2
19/04/1948 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 2 - 0
03/04/1948 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 0
29/03/1948 LeagueA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 0 - 0
27/03/1948 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 0 - 0
26/03/1948 LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 1 - 1
20/03/1948 LeagueH MANSFIELD TOWN 1 - 1
13/03/1948 LeagueA YORK CITY 3 - 3

Last 10 games where player started

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
08/05/1948 Lancashire Senior Cup / FinalH BOLTON WANDERERS 1 - 5
26/04/1948 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 3 - 0
24/04/1948 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 0 - 2
19/04/1948 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 2 - 0
03/04/1948 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 0
29/03/1948 LeagueA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 0 - 0
27/03/1948 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 0 - 0
26/03/1948 LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 1 - 1
20/03/1948 LeagueH MANSFIELD TOWN 1 - 1
13/03/1948 LeagueA YORK CITY 3 - 3
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