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Real Name: Paul Thomas Comstive
Normal Position: Midfielder
Born: 25/11/1961(Southport)
Died: 29/12/2013 (Southport)
Paul ComstiveBorn in Southport, Comstive was to spend the vast majority of his career in the north-west of England, beginning as an apprentice at Blackburn Rovers in October 1979. He went on to make six league appearances for Rovers, with two loan spells with Rochdale following before a move to Wigan Athletic in August 1983.
After a three year stint with Wrexham from 1984 to 1987, Comstive made an £8,000 switch to Burnley. This spell saw him play at Wembley Stadium in the 1987–88 Sherpa Van Trophy final against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Comstive moved on again in 1989 to Bolton Wanderers for £37,000, with his two seasons at Burnden Park ending in losses in the Third Division play–offs. Two of the three goals he scored for Bolton came direct from corner kicks in the 4-1 home win against Bournemouth in January 1991. In November 1991 Comstive moved to Chester City for £10,000. He scored in the first Football League match at the Deva Stadium between Chester and Burnley on 5 September 1992 but was released at the end of the 1992–93 season. Many of his appearances for Chester came at full back.
This marked the end of Comstive's professional career. He joined hometown club Southport and went on to play for fellow non-league clubs Morecambe and Chorley. Comstive later had a short spell on the coaching staff at Southport and also worked for Burscough. He also worked at Fleetwood Hesketh FC, assisted by "Bill and Ben", aka Alan Francis and Dave Massam.
On 29 December 2013, he died suddenly following a heart attack



Season From To Value
1993/1994 CHESTER CITY Southport Free
1994/1995 Southport MORECAMBE Free



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

Season Apps Subs Goals
1993/1994 3152
1994/1995 2559
Total 56 10 11

Last 10 games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
25/02/1995 League / ConferenceA DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE 1 - 5
18/02/1995 League / ConferenceH NORTHWICH VICS 0 - 2
14/02/1995 League / ConferenceA RUNCORN 1 - 2
07/02/1995 Liverpool Senior Cup / 2H LIVERPOOL 0 - 0
04/02/1995 League / ConferenceA STEVENAGE BORO 2 - 1
31/01/1995 League / ConferenceA STAFFORD RANGERS 1 - 1
28/01/1995 League / ConferenceA KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS 1 - 0
31/12/1994 League / ConferenceA NORTHWICH VICS 1 - 2
26/12/1994 League / ConferenceH RUNCORN 5 - 0
17/12/1994 League / ConferenceH DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE 1 - 1

Last 10 games where player started

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
18/02/1995 League / ConferenceH NORTHWICH VICS 0 - 2
07/02/1995 Liverpool Senior Cup / 2H LIVERPOOL 0 - 0
31/12/1994 League / ConferenceA NORTHWICH VICS 1 - 2
26/12/1994 League / ConferenceH RUNCORN 5 - 0
17/12/1994 League / ConferenceH DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE 1 - 1
10/12/1994 League / ConferenceA MERTHYR TYDFIL 2 - 1
03/12/1994 League / ConferenceA GATESHEAD 1 - 0
29/11/1994 League / ConferenceH STAFFORD RANGERS 3 - 0
26/11/1994 League / ConferenceH MERTHYR TYDFIL 3 - 1
18/11/1994 League / ConferenceA TELFORD UNITED 0 - 0

Last 10 Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
29/11/1994League / ConferenceH STAFFORD RANGERS 3 - 0
29/10/1994League / ConferenceH DOVER ATHLETIC 2 - 2
08/10/1994League / ConferenceA YEOVIL TOWN 1 - 0
01/10/1994League / ConferenceH STALYBRIDGE CELTIC 3 - 1
10/09/1994League / ConferenceA BATH CITY 2 - 1
23/08/1994League / ConferenceH GATESHEAD 5 - 0
26/07/1994Lancashire Senior Cup / Group BH WIGAN ATHLETIC 3 - 2
26/04/1994Lancashire Junior Cup / FinalN MORECAMBE 3 - 4
24/08/1993League / ConferenceH HALIFAX TOWN 2 - 2
21/08/1993League / ConferenceA DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE 3 - 3

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RIP Paul Comstive

Today, 29th December 2013, we are saddened to learn of the sudden death of Paul Comstive following a heart attack. Our condolences go out to his family and friends at this sad time. Born in Southport, Comstive was to spend the vast majority of his career in the north-west of England, beginning

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