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Ian Baines Interview

Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 9:52 am
by SfcFPA
This is the first of what we hope will be a series of interviews with some of our former players and FPA members.
Huge thank you to Ian Baines for agreeing to be the first.
It's quite a long interview but well worth a watch...

https://southportfc.net/former-player-i ... an-baines/

Re: Ian Baines Interview

Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 8:12 pm
by Ralphy Rylance
Brilliant stuff. Hero status reinforced.

Re: Ian Baines Interview

Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 2:41 pm
by superbike999
I don't remember him at all. When did he play and what position?. Can't say I would watch it as they say it's a long interview.

Re: Ian Baines Interview

Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 2:52 pm
by Big Mac 1985
superbike999 wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 2:41 pm I don't remember him at all. When did he play and what position?. Can't say I would watch it as they say it's a long interview.
WHAT?!

Vera Preece shouted to Brian Kettle so much to bring him on in a game once that he did it to stop her bellowing. What a player. What a woman.

Re: Ian Baines Interview

Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 3:49 pm
by Ralphy Rylance
superbike999 wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 2:41 pm 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 ... ls/?id=321
Are you too young to remember or are you one of those "lifelong fans" who took a 15 year break during the Northern Premier League years?
superbike999 wrote:Can't say I would watch it as they say it's a long interview.
superbike999 wrote:SFC aren't doing much to keep fans interested.
:roll:

Re: Ian Baines Interview

Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 3:53 pm
by kiaken
Very good player and fans favourite. Good to hear from him and I will forgive home for organising moving all lamp posts down our street.

Re: Ian Baines Interview

Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 5:16 pm
by Redrobe fan
I really appreciated this interview. I look forward to some more. There are so many former stalwarts like him.

Re: Ian Baines Interview

Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 6:10 pm
by superbike999
Ralphy Rylance wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 3:49 pm
superbike999 wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 2:41 pm 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 ... ls/?id=321
Are you too young to remember or are you one of those "lifelong fans" who took a 15 year break during the Northern Premier League years?
superbike999 wrote:Can't say I would watch it as they say it's a long interview.
superbike999 wrote:SFC aren't doing much to keep fans interested.
:roll:
@RalphyRylance
Edited quote:
Are you too young to remember or are you one of those "lifelong fans" who took a 15 year break during the Northern Premier League years?

The latter part of your sentence is probably nearer the truth. At the age of 78, I sometimes wish I was too young to remember. I said I would never watch them again after they got kicked out of the league, (rather unjustly as they didn't finish bottom). I relented after a few years and started watching them again and have had a season ticket for the last 3 seasons

Re: Ian Baines Interview

Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 6:15 pm
by superbike999
superbike999 wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 6:10 pm
Ralphy Rylance wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 3:49 pm
superbike999 wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 2:41 pm 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 ... ls/?id=321
Are you too young to remember or are you one of those "lifelong fans" who took a 15 year break during the Northern Premier League years?
superbike999 wrote:Can't say I would watch it as they say it's a long interview.
superbike999 wrote:SFC aren't doing much to keep fans interested.
:roll:
@RalphyRylance
Edited quote:
Are you too young to remember or are you one of those "lifelong fans" who took a 15 year break during the Northern Premier League years?

The latter part of your sentence is probably nearer the truth. At the age of 78, I sometimes wish I was too young to remember. I said I would never watch them again after they got kicked out of the league, (rather unjustly as they didn't finish bottom). I relented after a few years and started watching them again around the time they got promoted and have had a season ticket for the last 3 seasons

Re: Ian Baines Interview

Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 6:46 pm
by David999
Bainesy an absolute legend / never stopped trying - sad to hear how he was treated at the end of his time here but encouraged by his endorsement of Liam - I loved the guy as he was sfc through and through !

Re: Ian Baines Interview

Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 6:58 pm
by Portoldie
Good interview. Well done guys.

Look forward to the next one.

Re: Ian Baines Interview

Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 9:02 pm
by yellosoul
Great interview with one of my all time favourite players

Re: Ian Baines Interview

Posted: Sat May 08, 2021 5:33 pm
by Ancient Mariner
A Marine legend as well. Class player.

Re: Ian Baines Interview

Posted: Sat May 08, 2021 9:45 pm
by The Commander
A very interesting interview with Ian. Seems such a caring guy and brought back memories of a brilliant time watching the Port. Wishing him further progress with his prostrate problem.

Re: Ian Baines Interview

Posted: Mon May 10, 2021 8:48 pm
by Gloucester
As I left the area in late 1979 I don’t know of but he came over well.

Re: Ian Baines Interview

Posted: Tue May 11, 2021 10:23 am
by mark thomas
really good interview, all the best to him.