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Real Name: Joseph Bainbridge
Normal Position: Full Back
Height: 5' 8.5
Weight: 11st
Born: 11/03/1888 (South Shields)
Died: 20/10/1984 (South Shore, Blackpool)

Joe BainbridgeHe served Blackpool well for to seasons - spending much of his early career as a centre-forward - and made 114 League appearances for the Seasiders. In 1914-15 he was an ever-present, with all but one of his appearances at wing-half His left arm was badly injured and his cheek scarred by an exploding shell during Army service and he lost the muscle m the left arm, leaving it permanently withered. He helped Blackpool Reserves to win the Central League Championship in 1919-20 and joined Southport on their election to the Football League. He gave Southport 4 years' grand service before his career was ended by a groin injury. He was described as a 'resourceful and daring defender'. In later life he was a commissionaire at Blackpool Tower, an attendant at the Winter Gardens _id had a pub for a few years after the Second World War. He watched Blackpool at Wembley both the 1948 and 1953 Cup finals. Both his sons played as goalkeepers! (Though his birth was
-stered as 29 April it is believed that the date on which he regularly celebrated it - 11 March - is probably more accurate.)

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
1921/1922 BLACKPOOL Southport


Season: 1923/1924 [Back to Player Stats]
The player made an appearance in the following games:
Date Competition Venue Opponents Score Goals
25/08/1923 League Home CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 0 0
29/08/1923 League Away DURHAM CITY 1 - 0 0
24/11/1923 League Home DONCASTER ROVERS 2 - 2 0
08/01/1924 League Away ROCHDALE 2 - 2 0
23/02/1924 League Away WALSALL 1 - 0 0
01/03/1924 League Home WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS 0 - 0 0
08/03/1924 League Away WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS 1 - 2 0
15/03/1924 League Away NEW BRIGHTON 0 - 0 0
29/03/1924 League Away GRIMSBY TOWN 0 - 1 0
05/04/1924 League Home GRIMSBY TOWN 3 - 0 0
12/04/1924 League Away HALIFAX TOWN 0 - 1 0
18/04/1924 League Home LINCOLN CITY 3 - 2 0
19/04/1924 League Home HALIFAX TOWN 3 - 0 0
21/04/1924 League Away LINCOLN CITY 1 - 1 0
26/04/1924 League Away HARTLEPOOL 0 - 1 0
29/04/1924 League Home DARLINGTON 1 - 0 0

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