SFC FPA

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Real Name: Stephen Frank Arnold
Normal Position: Midfielder
Height: 6' 1
Weight: 12st 0lbs
Born: 05/01/1951 (Wembley)

Steve ArnoldA big, strong player, Arnold spent 3 months on loan at Haig Avenue towards the end of 1971-72, scoring on his debut at Chester. His father originally worked at Vauxhall at Luton and his transfer to Ellesmere Port brought the family north when Steve was 11. Bill Shankly paid Crewe Alexandra 10,000 for him when ostensibly looking at Jimmy Hinch (q.v.), whom Steve marked out of a League Cup-tie. His solitary appearance in a Liverpool shirt came in a 2-2 draw at Maine Road. His best spell was in Rochdale's colours as a central defender where 3 7 + 3 of his 69 + 7 appearances were made. After being out of football for a couple of seasons he played for Connah's Quay Nomads and in 1985-86 the Liverpool Football Echo reported him to be with West Kirby where he `figured in their rearguard'. He works as a paint sprayer at Vauxhall's at Ellesmere Port.

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
1971/1972 26/01/1972 LIVERPOOL Southport Loan


Season: 1971/1972 [Back to Player Stats]
The player made an appearance in the following games:
Date Competition Venue Opponents Score Goals
29/01/1972 League Away CHESTER (1885) 1 - 1 1
05/02/1972 League Home BURY 0 - 1 0
12/02/1972 League Home GRIMSBY TOWN 1 - 0 0
19/02/1972 League Away DONCASTER ROVERS 1 - 2 0
26/02/1972 League Home CREWE ALEXANDRA 4 - 2 0
04/03/1972 League Away LINCOLN CITY 1 - 2 0
14/03/1972 League Away SCUNTHORPE UNITED 0 - 1 0
18/03/1972 League Home GILLINGHAM 1 - 0 1
24/03/1972 League Away NEWPORT COUNTY 2 - 2 1
31/03/1972 League Away WORKINGTON 0 - 0 0
01/04/1972 League Home STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 0 0
03/04/1972 League Home SOUTHEND UNITED 0 - 1 0
15/04/1972 League Home PETERBOROUGH UNITED 2 - 4 0
19/04/1972 League Away READING 1 - 1 0
22/04/1972 League Away DARLINGTON 0 - 0 0
25/04/1972 League Away NORTHAMPTON TOWN 0 - 0 0