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Real Name: James Bimson
Normal Position: Left Half
Height: 5' 8
Weight: 10st 9lbs
Born: 09/02/1899 (Lathom, Ormskirk)
Died: 22/01/1966 (Ormskirk)

Jimmy BimsonOne of 7 brothers (of whom Ernie was also briefly on Southport Football Club's books) he only started playing football when serving in the First World War. After the war he played amateur football working down Blaguegate pit. He came to Southport on trial towards the end of 1922-23 and made his Reserve team debut at centre-half against Coppull, changing to left-half after the interval. At left-half he gave Southport tremendous service as a member of the strong half-back line of Sinclair, Little and Bimson which played together in 48 League games; he became the fourth player after Salty Halsall, Topping Sinclair and Billy Little to reach ioo League appearances before he left following a dispute over pay. He had the unusual distinction of dropping out of the Football League only to return on two occasions to play first with Wigan Borough and then ending his career with Rochdale. After the war he worked at Burscough Orndance Store. At Haig Avenue he played in a number of games in the same side as his cousin Jimmy Tootle (q.v.).

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
1923/1924 ORMSKIRK DS&S Southport



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

Season Apps Subs Goals
1922/1923 100
1923/1924 1400
1924/1925 3202
1925/1926 3402
1926/1927 3701
Total 118 0 5


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
07/05/1927 LeagueA ASHINGTON 1 - 4
25/04/1927 LeagueA WALSALL 1 - 1
09/04/1927 LeagueA BRADFORD PA 2 - 6
02/04/1927 LeagueH ROTHERHAM UNITED 2 - 0
12/03/1927 LeagueA WREXHAM 0 - 3
26/02/1927 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 4 - 2
19/02/1927 LeagueA WIGAN BOROUGH 1 - 3
12/02/1927 LeagueH ROCHDALE 1 - 1
05/02/1927 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 0 - 3
29/01/1927 FA Cup / 4A LIVERPOOL 1 - 3
22/01/1927 LeagueA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 2 - 2
15/01/1927 LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 2 - 3
08/01/1927 FA Cup / 3H BLACKBURN ROVERS 2 - 0
01/01/1927 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 0 - 2
27/12/1926 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 0 - 0
25/12/1926 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 1
18/12/1926 LeagueH ASHINGTON 4 - 1
11/12/1926 FA Cup / 2H CROOK TOWN 2 - 0
04/12/1926 LeagueH NELSON 3 - 4
02/12/1926 FA Cup / 1RA TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 1
27/11/1926 FA Cup / 1H TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 1
20/11/1926 LeagueH BRADFORD PA 2 - 1
13/11/1926 LeagueA ROTHERHAM UNITED 2 - 1
06/11/1926 LeagueH STOKE CITY 0 - 3
30/10/1926 LeagueA DONCASTER ROVERS 1 - 3
23/10/1926 LeagueH WREXHAM 6 - 0
16/10/1926 LeagueA NEW BRIGHTON 1 - 4
12/10/1926 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2H BLACKBURN ROVERS 1 - 2
09/10/1926 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 2
02/10/1926 LeagueH WIGAN BOROUGH 2 - 2
28/09/1926 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 2
25/09/1926 LeagueA ROCHDALE 0 - 1
18/09/1926 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 3
13/09/1926 LeagueA CHESTERFIELD 1 - 5
11/09/1926 LeagueA DURHAM CITY 2 - 4
08/09/1926 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1H WIGAN BOROUGH 3 - 0
04/09/1926 LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 2 - 1
31/08/1926 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 1 - 0
28/08/1926 LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 1 - 1
01/05/1926 LeagueA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 3 - 4
24/04/1926 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 3 - 1
21/04/1926 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 0
17/04/1926 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 0 - 1
10/04/1926 LeagueH ROCHDALE 1 - 7
06/04/1926 LeagueA BRADFORD PA 1 - 6
03/04/1926 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 0 - 5
02/04/1926 LeagueH BRADFORD PA 2 - 1
27/03/1926 LeagueH DURHAM CITY 6 - 1
20/03/1926 LeagueA CHESTERFIELD 0 - 3
13/03/1926 LeagueH WALSALL 1 - 1
06/03/1926 LeagueA ROTHERHAM UNITED 2 - 5
27/02/1926 LeagueH GRIMSBY TOWN 0 - 1
20/02/1926 LeagueH NEW BRIGHTON 3 - 2
13/02/1926 LeagueA WIGAN BOROUGH 1 - 3
06/02/1926 LeagueH ASHINGTON 1 - 1
30/01/1926 LeagueA BARROW 3 - 0
25/01/1926 LeagueA ROCHDALE 1 - 3
23/01/1926 LeagueH NELSON 2 - 1
16/01/1926 LeagueA COVENTRY CITY 0 - 0
09/01/1926 FA Cup / 3A SOUTHEND UNITED 2 - 5
02/01/1926 LeagueH WREXHAM 0 - 1
26/12/1925 LeagueA DONCASTER ROVERS 1 - 6
25/12/1925 LeagueH DONCASTER ROVERS 3 - 3
17/10/1925 LeagueA GRIMSBY TOWN 2 - 3
10/10/1925 LeagueA NEW BRIGHTON 0 - 1
03/10/1925 LeagueH WIGAN BOROUGH 3 - 1
26/09/1925 LeagueA ASHINGTON 1 - 1
19/09/1925 LeagueH BARROW 2 - 0
15/09/1925 LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 3 - 2
12/09/1925 LeagueA NELSON 3 - 3
07/09/1925 LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 0 - 3
05/09/1925 LeagueH COVENTRY CITY 1 - 2
29/08/1925 LeagueA WREXHAM 2 - 3
02/05/1925 LeagueA ASHINGTON 0 - 2
21/04/1925 LeagueA NELSON 1 - 2
18/04/1925 LeagueH DARLINGTON 1 - 0
14/04/1925 LeagueA ROTHERHAM COUNTY 3 - 1
13/04/1925 LeagueH DONCASTER ROVERS 3 - 0
11/04/1925 LeagueA ROCHDALE 0 - 1
10/04/1925 LeagueA DONCASTER ROVERS 1 - 0
04/04/1925 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 2 - 0
28/03/1925 LeagueA GRIMSBY TOWN 1 - 3
21/03/1925 LeagueH NEW BRIGHTON 2 - 0
14/03/1925 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 0 - 2
07/03/1925 LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 3 - 1
28/02/1925 LeagueA CHESTERFIELD 2 - 1
21/02/1925 LeagueH DURHAM CITY 1 - 1
14/02/1925 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 1
07/02/1925 LeagueA WIGAN BOROUGH 0 - 2
31/01/1925 LeagueA WALSALL 0 - 0
24/01/1925 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 0
17/01/1925 LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 1 - 1
10/01/1925 LeagueA NEW BRIGHTON 1 - 1
03/01/1925 LeagueH BARROW 5 - 0
26/12/1924 LeagueA WREXHAM 3 - 2
25/12/1924 LeagueH WREXHAM 1 - 0
20/12/1924 LeagueH BRADFORD PA 3 - 0
17/12/1924 LeagueA DARLINGTON 1 - 2
13/12/1924 FA Cup / 6QA DONCASTER ROVERS 0 - 1
06/12/1924 LeagueH ROCHDALE 0 - 0
03/12/1924 FA Cup / 5QRH TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 0
29/11/1924 FA Cup / 5QA TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 1
22/11/1924 LeagueH GRIMSBY TOWN 3 - 1
08/11/1924 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 3 - 1
05/11/1924 Lancashire Senior Cup / 3H BOLTON WANDERERS 1 - 3
01/11/1924 LeagueA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 1 - 5
03/05/1924 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 2 - 2
12/04/1924 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 0 - 1
05/04/1924 LeagueH GRIMSBY TOWN 3 - 0
29/03/1924 LeagueA GRIMSBY TOWN 0 - 1
16/02/1924 LeagueH WALSALL 1 - 1
09/02/1924 LeagueA ASHINGTON 0 - 2
02/02/1924 LeagueH ASHINGTON 2 - 0
26/01/1924 LeagueH WIGAN BOROUGH 1 - 1
19/01/1924 LeagueA WIGAN BOROUGH 1 - 1
12/01/1924 LeagueA DONCASTER ROVERS 0 - 3
08/01/1924 LeagueA ROCHDALE 2 - 2
05/01/1924 LeagueA BARROW 3 - 1
01/01/1924 LeagueH NEW BRIGHTON 3 - 0
24/11/1923 LeagueH DONCASTER ROVERS 2 - 2
24/03/1923 LeagueA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 1 - 3

Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
26/02/1927LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 4 - 2
08/09/1926Lancashire Senior Cup / 1H WIGAN BOROUGH 3 - 0
25/12/1925LeagueH DONCASTER ROVERS 3 - 3
12/09/1925LeagueA NELSON 3 - 3
07/03/1925LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 3 - 1
08/11/1924LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 3 - 1
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