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by Ralphy Rylance
Wed May 05, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Portchat or Port Chat?
Replies: 19
Views: 457

Re: Portchat or Port Chat?

....And why are stands called stands when you sit in them? I suppose if they were called ‘sits’ it could get awkward at larger ground ticket offices when asking the seller ‘do you have the sits?’ Probably because the first structures at football grounds erected for spectators were for standing spec...
by Ralphy Rylance
Wed May 05, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ian Baines Interview
Replies: 11
Views: 510

Re: Ian Baines Interview

I don't remember him at all. When did he play and what position?. 144 appearances in 2 spells 1987-88 and 1989-1993. A stalwart of the magnificent Northern Premier League championship side. Solid and dependable in defence and midfield. https://www.southportfootballclub.co.uk/players/player-details/...
by Ralphy Rylance
Wed May 05, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Portchat or Port Chat?
Replies: 19
Views: 457

Re: Portchat or Port Chat?

Grandstand, Main Stand or just the Stand? When I stated going it only ever seemed the be referred to as "the Stand". The Grandstand reference seemed to come later when the bar was named the Grandstand Club. Main Stand is on the sponsorship sign but as it's the only seated stand does it rea...
by Ralphy Rylance
Tue May 04, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ian Baines Interview
Replies: 11
Views: 510

Re: Ian Baines Interview

Brilliant stuff. Hero status reinforced.
by Ralphy Rylance
Mon May 03, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Portchat or Port Chat?
Replies: 19
Views: 457

Re: Portchat or Port Chat?

Liamisdoingagreatjob wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 7:49 pm But the website is portchat.net
!!
Good luck trying to create a website with a space in its URL.
by Ralphy Rylance
Mon May 03, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Portchat or Port Chat?
Replies: 19
Views: 457

Re: Portchat or Port Chat?

Image
Seems conclusive to me.
by Ralphy Rylance
Mon May 03, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Popular or poplar
Replies: 25
Views: 896

Re: Popular or poplar

It could be officially renamed the popular poplar side. I noticed poplar road too the other day and wondered whether it had something to do with the name Whilst many grounds have sides or ends named after the nearest streets behind them It would be a bit odd to name a side of a ground after a stree...
by Ralphy Rylance
Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Come follow southport...a club where fans views matter
Replies: 51
Views: 2789

Re: Come follow southport...a club where fans views matter

For those bemoaning the lack of news the club has released some news, and it is that there'll be no news this weekend.
https://southportfc.net/social-media-bl ... s-weekend/
by Ralphy Rylance
Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Popular or poplar
Replies: 25
Views: 896

Re: Popular or poplar

Sand74 wrote: Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:00 am It is Poplar. 100%.

Honestly don't know where people get the alternative from.
From:
"Sandgrounders-The Complete League History of Southport FC"
"The Complete Non-League History of Southport FC"
From official programmes.
From the club website.
by Ralphy Rylance
Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Popular or poplar
Replies: 25
Views: 896

Re: Popular or poplar

superbike999 wrote: Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:55 pm I'm with Liam. I reckon Poplar, which matches the sign and the Poplar trees behind the sign.
The sign was removed.
The sign now says "Pine tree garden maintenance stand" but they're not pine trees behind it.
by Ralphy Rylance
Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favourite seat position in mainstand
Replies: 4
Views: 435

Re: Favourite seat position in mainstand

Liamisdoingagreatjob wrote: Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:13 pm Just trying to give those keen for discussion a new thread...personally I like the seats higher up but without a post in the way.
Any where the views aren't obstructed by a post, by the sponsors' lounge or by the opaque panels at either end.
by Ralphy Rylance
Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Popular or poplar
Replies: 25
Views: 896

Re: Popular or poplar

Popular.
It was a common (popular even!) name in the past for side terraces at quite a few football grounds.
The club confirmed it was "Popular" a couple of years ago after the debacle of the "Poplar Terrace" sign.
by Ralphy Rylance
Wed Apr 28, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: News of Former Players - it's back!
Replies: 269
Views: 48214

Re: News of Former Players - it's back!

Ok thanks Ste does that apply if he walks away at the end of his contract? A sell-on clause would only apply if they sold him! So we don't know what we got for him & if he walks away out of contract Southport FC get naff all....not quite what we were told when he left the club, I think Accringt...
by Ralphy Rylance
Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: News of Former Players - it's back!
Replies: 269
Views: 48214

Re: News of Former Players - it's back!

Alan Spences Pupil wrote: Mon Apr 26, 2021 12:10 pm
Ste_B wrote: Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:46 am
Alan Spences Pupil wrote: Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:49 pm
Do you think we will get any money from Accrington, a blow if we don't....
There is a sell-on clause.
Ok thanks Ste does that apply if he walks away at the end of his contract?
A percentage of nothing is nothing.
by Ralphy Rylance
Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Come follow southport...a club where fans views matter
Replies: 51
Views: 2789

Re: Come follow southport...a club where fans views matter

Hopefully we’ll be making some sort of extra effort to attract local Liverpool or Man Utd fans to the club. Apart from the obvious, a red away kit perhaps? By all means market the club to them but we should certainly not change our club's image to reflect theirs. Surely the point is we offer an alt...
by Ralphy Rylance
Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Come follow southport...a club where fans views matter
Replies: 51
Views: 2789

Re: Come follow southport...a club where fans views matter

Hopefully we’ll be making some sort of extra effort to attract local Liverpool or Man Utd fans to the club. Apart from the obvious, a red away kit perhaps? By all means market the club to them but we should certainly not change our club's image to reflect theirs. Surely the point is we offer an alt...
by Ralphy Rylance
Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Come follow southport...a club where fans views matter
Replies: 51
Views: 2789

Re: Come follow southport...a club where fans views matter

Ref Liverpool fans, perhaps a cheap day return fare could be agreed with Merseyrail to bring them to Southport for the day :roll: They already do cheap day tickets on what is already the cheapest rail network. Have done for decades. That's one of the reasons people from Southport have flocked to An...
by Ralphy Rylance
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Come follow southport...a club where fans views matter
Replies: 51
Views: 2789

Re: Come follow southport...a club where fans views matter

could be a few disgruntled PL fans will make their way to Haig Ave as a result of the latest moneyball manouvering, hope so. Given Liverpool are our closest club I suspect their fans will return to watching Molde or FC Tromso.... Overseas fans are precisely the sort of fans this super league is aim...
by Ralphy Rylance
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Come follow southport...a club where fans views matter
Replies: 51
Views: 2789

Re: Come follow southport...a club where fans views matter

Redrobe fan wrote: Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:44 pm Is Southport one of the three clubs yet to be named?
Well we're an English club so that seems to put us ahead of most of Europe in the queue.