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Real Name: Henry Boyle
Normal Position: Left Back
Height: 5'9
Weight: 11st 4lbs
Born: 22/04/1924 (Possil Park, Glasgow)
Died: 09/04/2012 (Southport)

Harry BoyleHis family moved to teeside when he was 6. Manchester United's involvement arose through his father being a cousin of Matt Busby. United put him out to Murton Colliery Welfare for experience. Harry missed out on signing full-time for United owing to the sacking of their scout. Instead he was spotted by Nilly Neale, Southport's North Eastern scout. He was a consistent full-back with both Southport and Rochdale for whom he played 175 Northern section matches in two spells. He missed much of his third season with Southport through various injuries. He also played for Runcorn and Altrincham and after a year out of the game was invited by Ray Minshull to run the second team at Wigan Rovers. A Lancashire FA coach since 1954, he coached in Bermuda and was appointed Zambia's National coach in 1968. At different times he was manager of Marine and Ormskirk in the Cheshire League. In 1974 he managed the Southport team in BBC TV's Jeux Sans Frontieres. A popular figure around town, he has taken to writing poetry and has had books of his poems published.




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

Season Apps Subs Goals
1947/1948 4000
1948/1949 3400
1949/1950 1700
Total 91 0 0


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
22/04/1950 LeagueA ROTHERHAM UNITED 0 - 4
15/04/1950 LeagueH WREXHAM 0 - 0
10/04/1950 LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 0 - 6
08/04/1950 LeagueA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 0 - 4
07/04/1950 LeagueH BRADFORD CITY 1 - 1
01/04/1950 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 2
25/03/1950 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 0 - 2
18/03/1950 LeagueH YORK CITY 1 - 1
11/03/1950 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 5 - 2
04/03/1950 LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 1 - 1
22/10/1949 LeagueH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 3 - 2
05/09/1949 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 1
03/09/1949 LeagueH DONCASTER ROVERS 3 - 3
31/08/1949 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 1 - 4
27/08/1949 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 3
22/08/1949 LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 1 - 1
20/08/1949 LeagueH MANSFIELD TOWN 1 - 1
07/05/1949 LeagueH WREXHAM 3 - 0
02/05/1949 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 0
30/04/1949 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 0
15/04/1949 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 0 - 2
09/04/1949 LeagueH HULL CITY 0 - 0
02/04/1949 LeagueA ROTHERHAM UNITED 0 - 1
26/03/1949 LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 3 - 0
19/03/1949 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 2
16/03/1949 Liverpool Senior CupA NEW BRIGHTON 0 - 1
12/03/1949 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 3
05/03/1949 LeagueA MANSFIELD TOWN 1 - 1
26/02/1949 LeagueH NEW BRIGHTON 0 - 1
19/02/1949 LeagueA ROCHDALE 0 - 1
12/02/1949 LeagueA WREXHAM 0 - 2
05/02/1949 LeagueH DARLINGTON 1 - 3
22/01/1949 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 2 - 2
27/11/1948 FA Cup / 1H HORDEN CW 2 - 1
20/11/1948 LeagueH DONCASTER ROVERS 0 - 2
13/11/1948 LeagueA HULL CITY 1 - 5
06/11/1948 LeagueH ROTHERHAM UNITED 1 - 3
30/10/1948 LeagueA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 1 - 3
23/10/1948 LeagueH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 0 - 1
16/10/1948 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 0 - 1
09/10/1948 LeagueH MANSFIELD TOWN 1 - 1
02/10/1948 LeagueA NEW BRIGHTON 1 - 0
28/09/1948 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1A BURNLEY 0 - 3
25/09/1948 LeagueH ROCHDALE 3 - 1
18/09/1948 LeagueA DARLINGTON 1 - 0
14/09/1948 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 0 - 0
11/09/1948 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 1 - 2
06/09/1948 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 0 - 1
04/09/1948 LeagueA GATESHEAD 2 - 2
30/08/1948 LeagueA YORK CITY 3 - 1
28/08/1948 LeagueH CARLISLE UNITED 2 - 2
23/08/1948 LeagueH YORK CITY 0 - 2
21/08/1948 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 0 - 0
08/05/1948 Lancashire Senior Cup / FinalH BOLTON WANDERERS 1 - 5
26/04/1948 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 3 - 0
24/04/1948 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 0 - 2
19/04/1948 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 2 - 0
17/04/1948 LeagueH ROTHERHAM UNITED 1 - 2
10/04/1948 LeagueA CARLISLE UNITED 3 - 2
05/04/1948 Liverpool Senior CupA EVERTON 1 - 2
03/04/1948 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 0
29/03/1948 LeagueA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 0 - 0
27/03/1948 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 0 - 0
26/03/1948 LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 1 - 1
20/03/1948 LeagueH MANSFIELD TOWN 1 - 1
13/03/1948 LeagueA YORK CITY 3 - 3
06/03/1948 LeagueH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 4 - 0
28/02/1948 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 2
21/02/1948 LeagueA NEW BRIGHTON 2 - 2
14/02/1948 LeagueH ROCHDALE 2 - 2
07/02/1948 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 0 - 0
31/01/1948 LeagueH WREXHAM 1 - 0
03/01/1948 LeagueH BRADFORD CITY 1 - 2
01/01/1948 LeagueA DARLINGTON 3 - 1
26/12/1947 LeagueA HULL CITY 0 - 1
25/12/1947 LeagueH HULL CITY 1 - 2
06/12/1947 FA Cup / 1RH HULL CITY 2 - 3
29/11/1947 FA Cup / 1A HULL CITY 1 - 1
22/11/1947 LeagueH CARLISLE UNITED 0 - 4
15/11/1947 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 4
08/11/1947 LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 3 - 0
01/11/1947 LeagueA MANSFIELD TOWN 0 - 2
28/10/1947 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2H ROCHDALE 1 - 0
25/10/1947 LeagueH YORK CITY 2 - 1
18/10/1947 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 1
11/10/1947 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 4
04/10/1947 LeagueH NEW BRIGHTON 4 - 0
27/09/1947 LeagueA ROCHDALE 1 - 2
24/09/1947 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1H BARROW 4 - 1
20/09/1947 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 2 - 0
15/09/1947 LeagueA ROTHERHAM UNITED 2 - 0
13/09/1947 LeagueA WREXHAM 0 - 2
08/09/1947 LeagueH DARLINGTON 2 - 0
06/09/1947 LeagueH BARROW 1 - 2
03/09/1947 LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 1 - 3
30/08/1947 LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 2 - 4
26/08/1947 LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 1 - 1

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