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Real Name: Paul William Birchall
Normal Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'10
Weight: 10st 6lbs
Born: 03/09/1957(Norris Green, Liverpool)

Paul BirchallAs a schoolboy he played for Liverpool Boys and Liverpool Juniors as well as the Merseyside Youth team. He was on Liverpool's books as a schoolboy from 13 and trained there until 17 and was briefly associated with Everton when he represented Lancashire County F.A. v.Westmorland. A promising midfield player, who never quite fulfilled his potential in a struggling Southport side, he was handicapped by a lack of physique and was unable to command anything like a regular place. His only goal secured a home draw against Barnsley on 27 December 1977. He had trials with both Blackpool and Cambridge United after the club failed to be re-elected. He had two further spells at Haig Avenue in the N.P.L.
and also assisted a number of other non-League clubs. Now living in Parbold, he is employed as a Quality Control technician.

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
1976/1977 300
1977/1978 1431
1978/1979 1421
1979/1980 2502
1980/1981 2725
1981/1982 600
Total 89 7 9

Last 10 games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
28/11/1981 LeagueA MORECAMBE 0 - 0
16/11/1981 Lancashire Junior Cup / 1A ROSSENDALE UNITED 1 - 0
12/09/1981 LeagueH MACCLESFIELD TOWN 2 - 2
29/08/1981 LeagueA GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY 0 - 4
25/08/1981 LeagueH MORECAMBE 2 - 1
22/08/1981 LeagueA MATLOCK TOWN 4 - 1
18/08/1981 LeagueA WORKINGTON 2 - 3
15/08/1981 LeagueH TAMWORTH 1 - 1
02/05/1981 LeagueH TAMWORTH 2 - 2
29/04/1981 LeagueH KINGS LYNN 2 - 0

Last 10 games where player started

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
12/09/1981 LeagueH MACCLESFIELD TOWN 2 - 2
29/08/1981 LeagueA GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY 0 - 4
25/08/1981 LeagueH MORECAMBE 2 - 1
22/08/1981 LeagueA MATLOCK TOWN 4 - 1
18/08/1981 LeagueA WORKINGTON 2 - 3
15/08/1981 LeagueH TAMWORTH 1 - 1
02/05/1981 LeagueH TAMWORTH 2 - 2
29/04/1981 LeagueH KINGS LYNN 2 - 0
20/04/1981 LeagueH GATESHEAD 1 - 1
18/04/1981 LeagueA BURTON ALBION 2 - 5

Last 10 Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
02/05/1981LeagueH TAMWORTH 2 - 2
29/04/1981LeagueH KINGS LYNN 2 - 0
04/04/1981LeagueA LANCASTER CITY 1 - 0
31/01/1981LeagueH MORECAMBE 1 - 1
26/12/1980LeagueA NETHERFIELD 1 - 2
07/04/1980LeagueH OSWESTRY TOWN 3 - 0
01/03/1980LeagueH TAMWORTH 1 - 1
20/12/1979Lancashire Junior Cup / 1H BLACKPOOL MECHANICS 2 - 1
11/04/1979LeagueA FRICKLEY ATHLETIC 3 - 1
27/12/1977LeagueH BARNSLEY 1 - 1
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