Real Name: James Park Appleby
Normal Position: Centre Half
Height: 6' 1 1/2
Weight: 12st 7lbs
Born: 15/06/1934 (Shotton Colliery)
Died: 06/01/2014

Jim ApplebyA miner from leaving school, he avoided National Service by registering as an apprentice fitter at a Burnley colliery. At Turf Moor, where he was in digs with Mick McCoy (q.v.), he only had one League appearance followed by just a couple with Blackburn Rovers the last of which was a 6-1 drubbing at Manchester United. Lem Newcomb signed him the day after Roger Darvell sustained a fractured shinbone at Bradford City. He played in 13 out of 14 League games missing the home game with Rochdale with 'flu as well as 3 F.A. Cup-ties but lost his place to Bill McCarthy after being suspended when sent off for arguing with the referee at Tranmere Rovers and pulling a muscle shortly afterwards. Later he was transferred to Chester in a deal which brought Jimmy Cooper to Haig avenue but only managed one appearance there. He played in the Ryhope side which reached the FA Cup First Round Proper for the first time (losing 1-0 to workington) and then managed Horden C.W. when they won the Wearside League for 4 successive years; he also took them into the Northern League. He lives in Peterlee.

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
1961/1962 12/10/1961 BLACKBURN ROVERS Southport
1961/1962 12/06/1962 Southport CHESTER CITY Exchange for Jimmy Cooper



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 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
1961/1962 1800
Total 18 0 0


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
03/02/1962 League / D4H CHESTER (1885) 1 - 0
19/01/1962 League / D4A TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 3
17/01/1962 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2H MANCHESTER UNITED 3 - 4
13/01/1962 League / D4A CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 3
09/01/1962 FA Cup / 3H SHREWSBURY TOWN 1 - 3
30/12/1961 League / D4H OLDHAM ATHLETIC 0 - 5
26/12/1961 League / D4A OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 2
23/12/1961 League / D4H HARTLEPOOL 0 - 1
16/12/1961 League / D4A DARLINGTON 2 - 1
02/12/1961 League / D4A BARROW 1 - 1
25/11/1961 FA Cup / 2H MANSFIELD TOWN 4 - 2
18/11/1961 League / D4A MILLWALL 1 - 1
11/11/1961 League / D4H GILLINGHAM 1 - 1
04/11/1961 FA Cup / 1H NORTHWICH VICS 1 - 0
28/10/1961 League / D4H YORK CITY 3 - 1
21/10/1961 League / D4A WORKINGTON 0 - 3
16/10/1961 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1A BARROW 4 - 3
14/10/1961 League / D4H DONCASTER ROVERS 3 - 1