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Real Name: Nicholas Bradford
Normal Position: Inside Left
Height: 5' 6 1/2
Weight: 11st 0lbs
Born: 28/03/1910 (Bradford, Manchester)
Died: 03/05/2007 (Southport)

Nick BolandOriginally apprenticed as a fitter he had been jobless for 3 years when a Wolves scout spotted him playing at Altrincham for Northwich Vics and signed him for a fee of 5o. He came from Wolves in an exchange involving Chris Greene. The Lancashire Daily Post Football Handbook described him as being 'a smart ball manipulator' but he only found his best form when moved from outside to inside-left in the closing games of the 1934-35 season. Initially displaced by Wilf Aspinall in 1935-36 he regained his place only briefly and made only ten more appearances. He subsequently made his home in Southport and by the mid-199os had become the oldest former Southport player living in the town. He is a former Secretary of the Old Links Golf Club.




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

Season Apps Subs Goals
1934/1935 2201
1935/1936 1001
Total 32 0 2


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
02/05/1936 LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 2 - 1
25/04/1936 LeagueH WREXHAM 1 - 1
21/04/1936 Liverpool Senior CupA LIVERPOOL 1 - 2
18/04/1936 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 0 - 4
16/11/1935 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 1
02/11/1935 LeagueH CARLISLE UNITED 0 - 3
26/10/1935 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 1 - 2
19/10/1935 LeagueH MANSFIELD TOWN 3 - 3
05/10/1935 LeagueH NEW BRIGHTON 2 - 1
01/10/1935 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1H CHORLEY 3 - 0
28/09/1935 LeagueA BARROW 1 - 0
24/09/1935 LeagueA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 0 - 1
04/05/1935 LeagueA WREXHAM 0 - 3
27/04/1935 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 4 - 0
22/04/1935 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 1 - 4
20/04/1935 LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 1 - 4
19/04/1935 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 1 - 1
13/04/1935 LeagueH ROCHDALE 2 - 1
06/04/1935 LeagueA CARLISLE UNITED 1 - 0
02/04/1935 LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 3 - 3
30/03/1935 LeagueH BARROW 0 - 2
23/03/1935 LeagueA MANSFIELD TOWN 3 - 2
16/03/1935 LeagueH CHESTERFIELD 1 - 1
12/03/1935 Welsh Cup / 6RH NEW BRIGHTON 1 - 4
02/02/1935 LeagueH YORK CITY 0 - 3
26/01/1935 LeagueA DARLINGTON 0 - 0
19/01/1935 LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 0 - 0
26/12/1934 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 1
25/12/1934 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 2
03/12/1934 FA Cup / 12RN NEW BRIGHTON 1 - 2
01/12/1934 LeagueA ROCHDALE 2 - 2
28/11/1934 FA Cup / 1RA NEW BRIGHTON 1 - 1
17/11/1934 LeagueA BARROW 1 - 2
10/11/1934 LeagueH MANSFIELD TOWN 1 - 2

Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
28/09/1935LeagueA BARROW 1 - 0
27/04/1935LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 4 - 0
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