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by Michael
Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2021 Hall of Fame Inductee: Archie Waterston
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Re: 2021 Hall of Fame Inductee: Archie Waterston

Interested to see Billy Semple on the list. He was still around the club doing odd jobs when I was about ten years old. One of the many jobs he did when I was small was repairing footballs. He used to stitch up the leather where the seams had come apart and he very kindly gave me one of those he ha...
by Michael
Sat Oct 09, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You're a Southport supporter?!
Replies: 45
Views: 2370

Re: You're a Southport supporter?!

To use Trowbridge as an example of a club passing us on the way down purely on the basis of a mere 3 years in the Conference when we were in the Northern Premier is ridiculous. How many years as a conference side is required then? That's not the point. What I have tried to explain ( and clearly fai...
by Michael
Thu Oct 07, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You're a Southport supporter?!
Replies: 45
Views: 2370

Re: You're a Southport supporter?!

I agree it is not always one way traffic but to infer Trowbridge passed us on the way down is clearly incorrect as they were never above us. Jesus wept! How many times do you need to be presented with the same facts? Trowbridge Town were in the Alliance Premier League for 3 years (1981-1984) whilst...
by Michael
Tue Oct 05, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You're a Southport supporter?!
Replies: 45
Views: 2370

Re: You're a Southport supporter?!

You may well be right but we were a league team for many years before dropping into the Conference. I don't think the original Trowbridge ever attained league status and so the suggestion that they passed us on the way down seems an unfair comparison particularly given the demographics. The point o...
by Michael
Mon Oct 04, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You're a Southport supporter?!
Replies: 45
Views: 2370

Re: You're a Southport supporter?!

Another town that had a Conference level football club long before we did. But some would have us believe that clubs only pass us on the way up. Not sure that's a fair comparison. Trowbridge Town was only formed in 1998 and joined the Wiltshire County league in season 2000. The town has a populatio...
by Michael
Sun Oct 03, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You're a Southport supporter?!
Replies: 45
Views: 2370

Re: You're a Southport supporter?!

There isn't much to do in Trowbridge Another town that had a Conference level football club long before we did. But some would have us believe that clubs only pass us on the way up. Not sure that's a fair comparison. Trowbridge Town was only formed in 1998 and joined the Wiltshire County league in ...
by Michael
Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FA Cup draw
Replies: 69
Views: 4823

Re: FA Cup draw

portexileinbath wrote: Wed Sep 15, 2021 12:55 pm I honestly believe that once we get our fitst win things will improve rapidly.
Be patient for a little while.
But we haven't managed a league win in 11 games and that's a fact not an agenda item. Patience is wearing a little thin.
by Michael
Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FA Cup draw
Replies: 69
Views: 4823

Re: FA Cup draw

Sorry that should read Conference North
by Michael
Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FA Cup draw
Replies: 69
Views: 4823

Re: FA Cup draw

Michael.. You can wrap it up anyway you want.When you analyse the length of time that our long standing Chairman was in charge-a whole 34 ( THIRTY FOUR) years.The club totally under achieved, and as a result we find ourselves basically-back where we started.Only now- playing catch up in a more comp...
by Michael
Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brackley Town 1-0 Southport - Match Thread
Replies: 67
Views: 4933

Re: Brackley Town 1-0 Southport - Match Thread

[quote="Any Port In A Storm" post_ I admire people who back the club no matter what but those people will be saying there is no need to panic when we are playing Hesketh Casuals on Meols Park in the district league and won't hear a bad word said. It's been repeated but the injured substitu...
by Michael
Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FA Cup draw
Replies: 69
Views: 4823

Re: FA Cup draw

So long? They've only been in charge for 2 years since Phil Hodgkinson left. A season of readjustment during the fallout of his departure followed by a pandemic. The rot set in more than 2 years ago, long before Mr Hodgkinson's time. There you go Michael-you actually said it.. The rot set in during...
by Michael
Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brackley Town 1-0 Southport - Match Thread
Replies: 67
Views: 4933

Re: Brackley Town 1-0 Southport - Match Thread

Stupid question as it's none of your business, but I've done my bit in the past and no doubt will in the future but I am not a commercial business. Neither is "every door in the town" so it would be rather an unproductive exercise given the vast majority of the town have no interest in th...
by Michael
Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FA Cup draw
Replies: 69
Views: 4823

Re: FA Cup draw

If we already have these qualities why have we been languishing in the lower regions of Conference North for so long? It's not all about money either since other clubs with far fewer facilities and advantages than Southport have overtaken us. So long? They've only been in charge for 2 years since P...
by Michael
Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FA Cup draw
Replies: 69
Views: 4823

Re: FA Cup draw

There has to be an ambition to improve from where we are at present surely, otherwise what is the point? I think we have leadership-what would you like Michael-a weekly parade of strength down Haig Avenue? I think we have buisness acumen too. What we don't have is finance, which I'm sure very deep ...
by Michael
Thu Sep 09, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FA Cup draw
Replies: 69
Views: 4823

Re: FA Cup draw

I would suggest we get the qualities described above, it's not that difficult to find such people if there's the will. Perhaps we could use some of Mr Hodgkinson's legacy
by Michael
Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FA Cup draw
Replies: 69
Views: 4823

Re: FA Cup draw

It would be a boring and predictable sport if results were determined by the size of a town's population. [/quote] They aren't. The story at Southport FC has long been one of neglect and mis-management. What is required is ambition, leadership and business acumen - qualities sadly in short supply a...
by Michael
Mon Jun 21, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tweak the rulebook
Replies: 21
Views: 2293

Re: Tweak the rulebook

becbee wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:07 pm
Not every 0-0 draw is a bore draw or 2 teams parking the bus. Sometimes a 0-0 draw can be an impressive achievement or a case of rank bad luck.
As in England's case :lol:
by Michael
Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Captain 21/22
Replies: 16
Views: 2459

Re: Captain 21/22

Wouldn't we all welcome promotion !. I would, living in Bath and supporting a team in the national league north is darn expensive and the thought of watching a game without at least 3 train changes each way is a dream come true. Good to hear some positive thoughts. You could perhaps try Twerton Par...
by Michael
Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Captain 21/22
Replies: 16
Views: 2459

Re: Captain 21/22

Wouldn't we all welcome promotion !. I would, living in Bath and supporting a team in the national league north is darn expensive and the thought of watching a game without at least 3 train changes each way is a dream come true. Good to hear some positive thoughts. You could perhaps try Twerton Park...
by Michael
Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Popular or poplar
Replies: 26
Views: 3820

Re: Popular or poplar

I think it should be popular purely on the basis that it used to house the gents urinals. Hope Rabbit didn't find it too disgusting during the clean-up :D