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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 From To Value
1934/1935 Southport CLITHEROE Loan



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

Season Apps Subs Goals
1932/1933 46018
1933/1934 1804
1934/1935 2503
Total 89 0 25


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
30/04/1934 FriendlyH CLIFTONVILLE 4 - 0
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
30/04/1934FriendlyH CLIFTONVILLE 4 - 0
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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