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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 Date From To Value
1934/1935 Southport CLITHEROE Loan



Statistics include the following competitions
Cambrian Cup, Conference League Cup, English Jubilee Fund, FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, Lancashire Floodlit Trophy, Lancashire Junior Cup, Lancashire League Medal Competition, Lancashire Senior Cup, League, Liverpool Challenge Cup, Liverpool Senior Cup, Northern Premier League Cup, Northern Premier League Shield, PLAY OFFS , President's Cup, President's Inter League, Third Division (North) Cup, Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
1932/1933 50024
1933/1934 2204
1934/1935 2503
Total 97 0 31


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
19/01/1935 LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 0 - 0
12/01/1935 LeagueH CARLISLE UNITED 0 - 3
05/01/1935 LeagueA GATESHEAD 2 - 1
29/12/1934 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 2
26/12/1934 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 1
25/12/1934 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 2
22/12/1934 LeagueH WREXHAM 2 - 1
15/12/1934 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 4
03/12/1934 FA Cup / 12RN NEW BRIGHTON 1 - 2
01/12/1934 LeagueA ROCHDALE 2 - 2
10/11/1934 LeagueH MANSFIELD TOWN 1 - 2
03/11/1934 LeagueA CHESTERFIELD 3 - 3
27/10/1934 LeagueH WALSALL 3 - 2
06/10/1934 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 2 - 0
01/09/1934 LeagueH GATESHEAD 1 - 1
05/05/1934 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 0 - 1
21/04/1934 LeagueA WALSALL 1 - 4
14/04/1934 LeagueH ROTHERHAM UNITED 4 - 0
07/04/1934 LeagueA NEW BRIGHTON 2 - 5
02/04/1934 LeagueH CHESTERFIELD 0 - 0
17/03/1934 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 4
10/03/1934 LeagueA CARLISLE UNITED 0 - 0
03/03/1934 LeagueH BARROW 1 - 3
11/11/1933 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 4
02/11/1933 Liverpool Senior Cup / RRA TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 3
28/10/1933 LeagueH CARLISLE UNITED 1 - 1
24/10/1933 Liverpool Senior Cup / RH TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 2
21/10/1933 LeagueA BARROW 3 - 3
14/10/1933 LeagueA GATESHEAD 2 - 2
11/10/1933 Liverpool Senior CupA TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 1
07/10/1933 LeagueH DARLINGTON 3 - 2
30/09/1933 LeagueH DONCASTER ROVERS 0 - 0
26/09/1933 LeagueA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 2 - 3
16/09/1933 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 0 - 2
13/09/1933 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1A LIVERPOOL 0 - 8
09/09/1933 LeagueA MANSFIELD TOWN 2 - 2
02/09/1933 LeagueH BARNSLEY 2 - 2
06/05/1933 LeagueH BARNSLEY 2 - 0
29/04/1933 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 2 - 4
25/04/1933 LeagueA YORK CITY 1 - 0
17/04/1933 LeagueA NEW BRIGHTON 1 - 2
15/04/1933 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 2
14/04/1933 LeagueH NEW BRIGHTON 1 - 1
10/04/1933 Welsh Cup / SF RN WREXHAM 0 - 1
08/04/1933 LeagueH WREXHAM 0 - 0
03/04/1933 Welsh Cup / SFA WREXHAM 1 - 1
25/03/1933 LeagueH GATESHEAD 4 - 1
21/03/1933 Welsh Cup / 8RA NEWPORT COUNTY 4 - 0
18/03/1933 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 3
17/03/1933 Liverpool Senior CupH TRANMERE ROVERS 5 - 1
12/03/1933 Welsh Cup / 8A NEWPORT COUNTY 0 - 0
11/03/1933 LeagueH DARLINGTON 5 - 1
07/03/1933 Liverpool Senior CupH TRANMERE ROVERS 5 - 1
04/03/1933 LeagueA DONCASTER ROVERS 1 - 2
23/02/1933 Welsh Cup / 7A RHYL 2 - 1
18/02/1933 LeagueH MANSFIELD TOWN 5 - 2
11/02/1933 LeagueH HULL CITY 0 - 1
04/02/1933 LeagueA ROCHDALE 3 - 1
28/01/1933 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 4 - 1
14/01/1933 LeagueA WREXHAM 0 - 6
07/01/1933 LeagueH CARLISLE UNITED 4 - 0
02/01/1933 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 2
31/12/1932 LeagueA BARROW 0 - 2
25/12/1932 LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 2 - 3
24/12/1932 LeagueA BARNSLEY 0 - 2
17/12/1932 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 6 - 3
12/12/1932 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 0 - 1
10/12/1932 FA Cup / 2H SWINDON TOWN 1 - 2
03/12/1932 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 1
26/11/1932 FA Cup / 1H NELSON 3 - 3
19/11/1932 LeagueH WALSALL 2 - 1
12/11/1932 LeagueA GATESHEAD 1 - 4
05/11/1932 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 1
29/10/1932 LeagueA DARLINGTON 0 - 1
22/10/1932 LeagueH DONCASTER ROVERS 1 - 0
15/10/1932 LeagueH ROTHERHAM UNITED 2 - 0
11/10/1932 Liverpool Senior CupH EVERTON 6 - 2
08/10/1932 LeagueA MANSFIELD TOWN 0 - 4
01/10/1932 LeagueA HULL CITY 0 - 4
27/09/1932 LeagueA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 1 - 1
24/09/1932 LeagueH ROCHDALE 2 - 0
20/09/1932 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1H BOLTON WANDERERS 1 - 2
17/09/1932 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 1
10/09/1932 LeagueH YORK CITY 5 - 1
06/09/1932 LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 2 - 1
03/09/1932 LeagueA CARLISLE UNITED 0 - 0
31/08/1932 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 1 - 1

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
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
25/03/1933LeagueH GATESHEAD 4 - 1
21/03/1933Welsh Cup / 8RA NEWPORT COUNTY 4 - 0
18/03/1933LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 3
17/03/1933Liverpool Senior CupH TRANMERE ROVERS 5 - 1
07/03/1933Liverpool Senior CupH TRANMERE ROVERS 5 - 1
23/02/1933Welsh Cup / 7A RHYL 2 - 1
18/02/1933LeagueH MANSFIELD TOWN 5 - 2
04/02/1933LeagueA ROCHDALE 3 - 1
07/01/1933LeagueH CARLISLE UNITED 4 - 0
10/12/1932FA Cup / 2H SWINDON TOWN 1 - 2
26/11/1932FA Cup / 1H NELSON 3 - 3
11/10/1932Liverpool Senior CupH EVERTON 6 - 2
24/09/1932LeagueH ROCHDALE 2 - 0
10/09/1932LeagueH YORK CITY 5 - 1
06/09/1932LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 2 - 1

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