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Real Name: Henry Boyle
Normal Position: Left Back
Height: 5'9
Weight: 11st 4lbs
Born: 22/04/1924(Possil Park, Glasgow)
Died: 09/04/2012 (Southport)
Harry BoyleHis family moved to teeside when he was 6. Manchester United's involvement arose through his father being a cousin of Matt Busby. United put him out to Murton Colliery Welfare for experience. Harry missed out on signing full-time for United owing to the sacking of their scout. Instead he was spotted by Nilly Neale, Southport's North Eastern scout. He was a consistent full-back with both Southport and Rochdale for whom he played 175 Northern section matches in two spells. He missed much of his third season with Southport through various injuries. He also played for Runcorn and Altrincham and after a year out of the game was invited by Ray Minshull to run the second team at Wigan Rovers. A Lancashire FA coach since 1954, he coached in Bermuda and was appointed Zambia's National coach in 1968. At different times he was manager of Marine and Ormskirk in the Cheshire League. In 1974 he managed the Southport team in BBC TV's Jeux Sans Frontieres. A popular figure around town, he has taken to writing poetry and has had books of his poems published.




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

Season Apps Subs Goals
1947/1948 4000
1948/1949 3300
1949/1950 1700
Total 90 0 0

Last 10 games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
22/04/1950 LeagueA ROTHERHAM UNITED 0 - 4
15/04/1950 LeagueH WREXHAM 0 - 0
10/04/1950 LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 0 - 6
08/04/1950 LeagueA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 0 - 4
07/04/1950 LeagueH BRADFORD CITY 1 - 1
01/04/1950 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 2
25/03/1950 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 0 - 2
18/03/1950 LeagueH YORK CITY 1 - 1
11/03/1950 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 5 - 2
04/03/1950 LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 1 - 1

Last 10 games where player started

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
22/04/1950 LeagueA ROTHERHAM UNITED 0 - 4
15/04/1950 LeagueH WREXHAM 0 - 0
10/04/1950 LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 0 - 6
08/04/1950 LeagueA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 0 - 4
07/04/1950 LeagueH BRADFORD CITY 1 - 1
01/04/1950 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 2
25/03/1950 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 0 - 2
18/03/1950 LeagueH YORK CITY 1 - 1
11/03/1950 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 5 - 2
04/03/1950 LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 1 - 1

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Southport’s Greatest: Harry Boyle

From www.southportvisiter.co.uk (3rd April 2014) by Georgina Stubbs. The winner of our Southport’s Greatest contest can today be revealed as... former Southport FC star Harry Boyle. His daughter, Janis Miles, said yesterday: “I am absolutely over the moon. It’s overwhelming. “I am sure when the rest of the family find out they will be

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