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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



Season Date From To Value
1959/1960 11/02/1960 EVERTON Southport
1962/1963 12/12/1962 Southport ROTHERHAM UNITED 5000



Statistics include the following competitions
Cambrian Cup, Conference League Cup, English Jubilee Fund, FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, Lancashire Floodlit Trophy, Lancashire Junior Cup, Lancashire League Medal Competition, Lancashire Senior Cup, League, Liverpool Challenge Cup, Liverpool Senior Cup, Northern Premier League Cup, Northern Premier League Shield, PLAY OFFS , President's Cup, President's Inter League, Third Division (North) Cup, Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
1959/1960 1703
1960/1961 52016
1961/1962 52025
1962/1963 2909
Total 150 0 53


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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