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Real Name: George Arthur Atkinson
Normal Position: Inside Right
Height: 5' 9
Weight: 11st 0lbs
Born: 30/09/1909 (Goole)
Died: 14/07/1983 (Goole)

Arthur AtkinsonOriginally an outside-right who represented Goole Town and Yorkshire County Schoolboys between 1922 and 1924, he developed as an industrious inside-forward whose foraging did a lot to help Joe Patrick. He had his best spell at Mansfield where he missed just 6 League games out of 126 in 3 seasons and scored 31 goals. It was with the 'Stags' that he broke into prominence, making many of Ted Harstori's 55 goals in 1936-37. He had scored at Mansfield v. Southport in 1936-37 and provided the pass for the 'Stags' to open the score in the return match. He left Southport to take a job at Thorne Colliery and play for the team there in the Yorkshire League, eventually becoming Secretary. He had a shop at Goole for 15 years or so, retiring early because of angina. He died at his home of a heart attack before the ambulance arrived.

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

Season Apps Subs Goals
1937/1938 4008
Total 40 0 8

Last 10 games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
07/05/1938 LeagueA YORK CITY 2 - 1
04/05/1938 Third Division (North) Cup / FH BRADFORD CITY 4 - 1
02/05/1938 LeagueA GATESHEAD 0 - 5
30/04/1938 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 0 - 2
27/04/1938 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2H BOLTON WANDERERS 1 - 1
23/04/1938 LeagueH GATESHEAD 0 - 0
20/04/1938 Third Division (North) Cup / SFH TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 0
15/04/1938 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 3
12/04/1938 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1 RH PRESTON NORTH END 1 - 0
09/04/1938 LeagueH HULL CITY 2 - 1

Last 10 games where player started

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
07/05/1938 LeagueA YORK CITY 2 - 1
04/05/1938 Third Division (North) Cup / FH BRADFORD CITY 4 - 1
02/05/1938 LeagueA GATESHEAD 0 - 5
30/04/1938 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 0 - 2
27/04/1938 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2H BOLTON WANDERERS 1 - 1
23/04/1938 LeagueH GATESHEAD 0 - 0
20/04/1938 Third Division (North) Cup / SFH TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 0
15/04/1938 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 3
12/04/1938 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1 RH PRESTON NORTH END 1 - 0
09/04/1938 LeagueH HULL CITY 2 - 1

Last 10 Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
12/03/1938LeagueH BARROW 2 - 0
10/03/1938Welsh Cup / 7A RHYL 2 - 3
30/10/1937LeagueA BARROW 2 - 1
19/10/1937Third Division (North) Cup / 1H CARLISLE UNITED 1 - 1
14/09/1937LeagueH YORK CITY 2 - 3
11/09/1937LeagueA ROCHDALE 2 - 3
07/09/1937LeagueH BRADFORD CITY 2 - 0
04/09/1937LeagueH DONCASTER ROVERS 1 - 3
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