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Member of the Southport FC Former Players Association
Real Name: James Donald Blain
Normal Position: Inside Forward
Height: 5' 8 1/2
Weight: 10st 8lbs
Born: 09/04/1940 (Mossley Hill, Liverpool)

Jimmy BlainThis fair-haired, speedy inside-forward was a talented sporting all-rounder as a schoolboy, representing Liverpool Schoolboys in five different sports including the javelin in which he won a Championship. He made over 500 League appearances after being given his chance in the Football League with Southport. He actually played in the first Football League game he ever saw! Always a danger in the penalty area, he was Southport\'s top scorer with 20 goals in 1961-62 when he was an ever-present and he missed only 2 games while at Southport. Transferred to Rotherham United, his debut at Chelsea was watched by millions on TV. Later he won a Championship medal when Carlisle United gained promotion to the Second Division for the first time. At Exeter he developed into a
utility player turning out in every position except centre-half and goalkeeper before finally settling at full-back; in the course of this career he became only the fifth Exeter player to make over 300 League appearances. He is now a self-employed carpet fitter in Exeter where his family has settled




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

Season Apps Subs Goals
1959/1960 1703
1960/1961 50016
1961/1962 48022
1962/1963 2708
Total 142 0 49


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
08/12/1962 LeagueA GILLINGHAM 1 - 3
01/12/1962 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 0
24/11/1962 LeagueA DARLINGTON 3 - 1
19/11/1962 Liverpool Senior CupA TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 2
17/11/1962 LeagueH MANSFIELD TOWN 3 - 2
10/11/1962 LeagueA WORKINGTON 0 - 2
07/11/1962 FA Cup / 1RA WREXHAM 2 - 3
03/11/1962 FA Cup / 1H WREXHAM 1 - 1
27/10/1962 LeagueA CHESTERFIELD 0 - 6
24/10/1962 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1H LIVERPOOL 1 - 3
20/10/1962 LeagueH ROCHDALE 1 - 1
13/10/1962 LeagueA BRENTFORD 3 - 3
08/10/1962 LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 4 - 1
06/10/1962 LeagueH YORK CITY 2 - 1
03/10/1962 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 1 - 6
28/09/1962 LeagueH TORQUAY UNITED 4 - 4
24/09/1962 Football League Cup / 2H LUTON TOWN 1 - 3
21/09/1962 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 7
18/09/1962 Football League Cup / 1RA ROCHDALE 2 - 1
15/09/1962 LeagueH BRADFORD CITY 3 - 3
10/09/1962 LeagueA BARROW 2 - 6
08/09/1962 LeagueA OXFORD UNITED 0 - 0
05/09/1962 Football League Cup / 1H ROCHDALE 0 - 0
03/09/1962 LeagueH BARROW 3 - 3
01/09/1962 LeagueH NEWPORT COUNTY 2 - 1
27/08/1962 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 0 - 4
25/08/1962 LeagueA ALDERSHOT 2 - 4
20/08/1962 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 1 - 1
18/08/1962 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 3
01/05/1962 LeagueH ALDERSHOT 2 - 1
28/04/1962 LeagueA ROCHDALE 0 - 2
21/04/1962 LeagueH BARROW 0 - 0
14/04/1962 LeagueA MANSFIELD TOWN 1 - 3
09/04/1962 LeagueA CHESTERFIELD 2 - 3
07/04/1962 LeagueH MILLWALL 3 - 1
02/04/1962 Liverpool Senior CupH TRANMERE ROVERS 0 - 1
31/03/1962 LeagueA GILLINGHAM 0 - 4
24/03/1962 LeagueH CHESTERFIELD 0 - 2
19/03/1962 Liverpool Senior CupA TRANMERE ROVERS 3 - 3
16/03/1962 LeagueA YORK CITY 2 - 2
10/03/1962 LeagueH WORKINGTON 1 - 1
05/03/1962 LeagueH MANSFIELD TOWN 2 - 1
03/03/1962 LeagueA DONCASTER ROVERS 2 - 1
24/02/1962 LeagueH WREXHAM 4 - 2
16/02/1962 LeagueH CARLISLE UNITED 0 - 0
10/02/1962 LeagueA COLCHESTER UNITED 0 - 2
03/02/1962 LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 1 - 0
19/01/1962 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 3
17/01/1962 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2H MANCHESTER UNITED 3 - 4
13/01/1962 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 3
09/01/1962 FA Cup / 3H SHREWSBURY TOWN 1 - 3
30/12/1961 LeagueH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 0 - 5
26/12/1961 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 2
23/12/1961 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 0 - 1
16/12/1961 LeagueA DARLINGTON 2 - 1
09/12/1961 LeagueH ROCHDALE 3 - 0
02/12/1961 LeagueA BARROW 1 - 1
25/11/1961 FA Cup / 2H MANSFIELD TOWN 4 - 2
18/11/1961 LeagueA MILLWALL 1 - 1
11/11/1961 LeagueH GILLINGHAM 1 - 1
04/11/1961 FA Cup / 1H NORTHWICH VICS 1 - 0
28/10/1961 LeagueH YORK CITY 3 - 1
21/10/1961 LeagueA WORKINGTON 0 - 3
16/10/1961 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1A BARROW 4 - 3
14/10/1961 LeagueH DONCASTER ROVERS 3 - 1
11/10/1961 LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 0 - 1
07/10/1961 LeagueA WREXHAM 3 - 2
03/10/1961 LeagueH BRADFORD CITY 2 - 1
30/09/1961 LeagueA CARLISLE UNITED 1 - 2
25/09/1961 LeagueH EXETER CITY 1 - 1
23/09/1961 LeagueH COLCHESTER UNITED 3 - 0
19/09/1961 LeagueA EXETER CITY 1 - 1
16/09/1961 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 0 - 2
13/09/1961 Football League Cup / 1A BARNSLEY 2 - 3
09/09/1961 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 1
06/09/1961 LeagueA ALDERSHOT 0 - 2
02/09/1961 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 0
28/08/1961 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 4 - 1
26/08/1961 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 2 - 4
22/08/1961 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 1
19/08/1961 LeagueH DARLINGTON 1 - 4
29/04/1961 LeagueH MILLWALL 4 - 1
25/04/1961 LeagueH PETERBOROUGH UNITED 3 - 3
22/04/1961 LeagueA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 1 - 2
18/04/1961 Liverpool Senior CupA LIVERPOOL 0 - 3
15/04/1961 LeagueH YORK CITY 2 - 2
08/04/1961 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 0
03/04/1961 LeagueA GILLINGHAM 0 - 2
01/04/1961 LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 1 - 2
31/03/1961 LeagueH GILLINGHAM 1 - 2
25/03/1961 LeagueA WORKINGTON 1 - 3
20/03/1961 LeagueA YORK CITY 0 - 2
18/03/1961 LeagueH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 2 - 0
11/03/1961 LeagueA ALDERSHOT 0 - 1
04/03/1961 LeagueH NORTHAMPTON TOWN 2 - 0
25/02/1961 LeagueA BRADFORD PA 0 - 1
18/02/1961 LeagueA EXETER CITY 1 - 2
11/02/1961 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 0
04/02/1961 LeagueA MANSFIELD TOWN 2 - 1
28/01/1961 LeagueH WORKINGTON 3 - 0
21/01/1961 LeagueH ROCHDALE 0 - 1
14/01/1961 LeagueA CARLISLE UNITED 0 - 1
07/01/1961 FA Cup / 3A STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 3
31/12/1960 LeagueH WREXHAM 2 - 2
27/12/1960 LeagueA BARROW 1 - 0
26/12/1960 LeagueH BARROW 4 - 1
17/12/1960 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 5 - 1
10/12/1960 LeagueA MILLWALL 1 - 3
03/12/1960 LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 3 - 0
29/11/1960 FA Cup / 2RH BANGOR CITY 3 - 1
26/11/1960 FA Cup / 2A BANGOR CITY 1 - 1
19/11/1960 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 0
12/11/1960 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 0 - 1
08/11/1960 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1A BURNLEY 0 - 1
05/11/1960 FA Cup / 1H MACCLESFIELD TOWN 7 - 2
29/10/1960 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 2 - 3
22/10/1960 LeagueH ALDERSHOT 1 - 1
15/10/1960 LeagueA NORTHAMPTON TOWN 1 - 3
12/10/1960 Football League Cup / 1A PLYMOUTH ARGYLE 0 - 2
08/10/1960 LeagueH BRADFORD PA 2 - 3
03/10/1960 LeagueA PETERBOROUGH UNITED 4 - 3
01/10/1960 LeagueH EXETER CITY 2 - 0
24/09/1960 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 0 - 2
20/09/1960 LeagueH CRYSTAL PALACE 3 - 3
17/09/1960 LeagueH MANSFIELD TOWN 2 - 1
14/09/1960 LeagueA DARLINGTON 0 - 1
10/09/1960 LeagueA ROCHDALE 1 - 0
06/09/1960 LeagueH DARLINGTON 1 - 4
03/09/1960 LeagueH CARLISLE UNITED 3 - 0
30/08/1960 LeagueH DONCASTER ROVERS 1 - 1
27/08/1960 LeagueA WREXHAM 0 - 3
23/08/1960 LeagueA DONCASTER ROVERS 1 - 0
20/08/1960 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 2 - 0
02/05/1960 LeagueH DONCASTER ROVERS 1 - 1
30/04/1960 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 2 - 2
25/04/1960 LeagueH MILLWALL 1 - 0
23/04/1960 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 0 - 1
19/04/1960 LeagueA NORTHAMPTON TOWN 2 - 2
16/04/1960 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 2 - 3
15/04/1960 LeagueH NORTHAMPTON TOWN 0 - 4
09/04/1960 LeagueH WALSALL 1 - 4
02/04/1960 LeagueA NOTTS COUNTY 1 - 4
26/03/1960 LeagueH CARLISLE UNITED 1 - 1
19/03/1960 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 0
16/03/1960 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 5
12/03/1960 LeagueH WATFORD 1 - 1
05/03/1960 LeagueA EXETER CITY 1 - 1
27/02/1960 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 3 - 0
20/02/1960 LeagueA CRYSTAL PALACE 2 - 2
13/02/1960 LeagueH GILLINGHAM 1 - 1

Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
24/11/1962LeagueA DARLINGTON 3 - 1
17/11/1962LeagueH MANSFIELD TOWN 3 - 2
07/11/1962FA Cup / 1RA WREXHAM 2 - 3
24/10/1962Lancashire Senior Cup / 1H LIVERPOOL 1 - 3
06/10/1962LeagueH YORK CITY 2 - 1
24/09/1962Football League Cup / 2H LUTON TOWN 1 - 3
18/09/1962Football League Cup / 1RA ROCHDALE 2 - 1
07/04/1962LeagueH MILLWALL 3 - 1
19/03/1962Liverpool Senior CupA TRANMERE ROVERS 3 - 3
05/03/1962LeagueH MANSFIELD TOWN 2 - 1
03/03/1962LeagueA DONCASTER ROVERS 2 - 1
19/01/1962LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 3
16/12/1961LeagueA DARLINGTON 2 - 1
09/12/1961LeagueH ROCHDALE 3 - 0
25/11/1961FA Cup / 2H MANSFIELD TOWN 4 - 2
11/11/1961LeagueH GILLINGHAM 1 - 1
28/10/1961LeagueH YORK CITY 3 - 1
16/10/1961Lancashire Senior Cup / 1A BARROW 4 - 3
07/10/1961LeagueA WREXHAM 3 - 2
03/10/1961LeagueH BRADFORD CITY 2 - 1
25/09/1961LeagueH EXETER CITY 1 - 1
23/09/1961LeagueH COLCHESTER UNITED 3 - 0
19/09/1961LeagueA EXETER CITY 1 - 1
09/09/1961LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 1
02/09/1961LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 0
28/08/1961LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 4 - 1
22/08/1961LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 1
29/04/1961LeagueH MILLWALL 4 - 1
22/04/1961LeagueA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 1 - 2
15/04/1961LeagueH YORK CITY 2 - 2
01/04/1961LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 1 - 2
31/12/1960LeagueH WREXHAM 2 - 2
26/12/1960LeagueH BARROW 4 - 1
17/12/1960LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 5 - 1
29/11/1960FA Cup / 2RH BANGOR CITY 3 - 1
05/11/1960FA Cup / 1H MACCLESFIELD TOWN 7 - 2
01/10/1960LeagueH EXETER CITY 2 - 0
03/09/1960LeagueH CARLISLE UNITED 3 - 0
19/04/1960LeagueA NORTHAMPTON TOWN 2 - 2
27/02/1960LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 3 - 0
13/02/1960LeagueH GILLINGHAM 1 - 1
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