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Chorley v Southport.

Not the best draw, and will have to play them twice in quick succession
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Nightmare draw at this stage - we need a cup run this year
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Good test for our defence

They scored 9 on Saturday
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Surely not an away draw.
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The football gods are not smiling on Southport at the moment!
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Piece of cake !.
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It amazes me that a town less than half the size of Southport, surrounded by football league clubs, can have a far superior team and attract higher attendances. Chorley aren't the only ones. We must have been very poorly run for many years. A town of 90000 and growing can only rustle up a team languishing at the bottom of the sixth tier and can't fill their bench on a match day or put a youth team on the park.
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Any Port In A Storm wrote: Mon Sep 06, 2021 7:36 pm It amazes me that a town less than half the size of Southport, surrounded by football league clubs, can have a far superior team and attract higher attendances. Chorley aren't the only ones.
It would be a boring and predictable sport if results were determined by the size of a town's population.
There are also bigger towns with worse teams and lower crowds than us.
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Ralphy Rylance wrote: Mon Sep 06, 2021 8:18 pm
Any Port In A Storm wrote: Mon Sep 06, 2021 7:36 pm It amazes me that a town less than half the size of Southport, surrounded by football league clubs, can have a far superior team and attract higher attendances. Chorley aren't the only ones.
It would be a boring and predictable sport if results were determined by the size of a town's population.
There are also bigger towns with worse teams and lower crowds than us.
I agree that it isn't that simple but it's pretty embarrassing to attract crowds of 800 not have 16 players available on a match day or have any home grown talent coming through. The excuses have been rolled out for far too long, elderly population, too close to the Liverpool and Manchester clubs etc. Doesn't wash when you look at other smaller clubs (on paper) in the north west.
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Oh dear not again out early!
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Ralphy Rylance wrote: Mon Sep 06, 2021 8:18 pm
Any Port In A Storm wrote: Mon Sep 06, 2021 7:36 pm It amazes me that a town less than half the size of Southport, surrounded by football league clubs, can have a far superior team and attract higher attendances. Chorley aren't the only ones.
It would be a boring and predictable sport if results were determined by the size of a town's population.
There are also bigger towns with worse teams and lower crowds than us.
I can’t think of many 😂😂😬😬
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Awful draw.
At this stage of the competition it would have been difficult to pick a harder tie out if you'd hand picked it yourself.
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Big Mac 1985 wrote: Mon Sep 06, 2021 9:38 pm
Ralphy Rylance wrote: Mon Sep 06, 2021 8:18 pm
Any Port In A Storm wrote: Mon Sep 06, 2021 7:36 pm It amazes me that a town less than half the size of Southport, surrounded by football league clubs, can have a far superior team and attract higher attendances. Chorley aren't the only ones.
It would be a boring and predictable sport if results were determined by the size of a town's population.
There are also bigger towns with worse teams and lower crowds than us.
I can’t think of many 😂😂😬😬
It was an interesting point so I had a look. I didn't take account of crowds but the following towns are bigger than Southport, but don't have a team playing in the NLN/S or above:

Warrington
Poole
Sale
Basildon
Basingstoke
Worthing
Sutton Coldfield
Wakefield
St Helens
Worcester
Raleigh
Hastings
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cavjj wrote: Tue Sep 07, 2021 10:38 am
Big Mac 1985 wrote: Mon Sep 06, 2021 9:38 pm
Ralphy Rylance wrote: Mon Sep 06, 2021 8:18 pm
It would be a boring and predictable sport if results were determined by the size of a town's population.
There are also bigger towns with worse teams and lower crowds than us.
I can’t think of many 😂😂😬😬
It was an interesting point so I had a look. I didn't take account of crowds but the following towns are bigger than Southport, but don't have a team playing in the NLN/S or above:

Warrington
Poole
Sale
Basildon
Basingstoke
Worthing
Sutton Coldfield
Wakefield
St Helens
Worcester
Raleigh
Hastings
If I’m splitting hairs, five of them are big rugby towns. Wakefield was the obvious one that came to my mind. I agree that as RR said, there are a few. I just couldn’t think of many. And to be fair, there aren’t.
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Big Mac 1985 wrote: Tue Sep 07, 2021 10:52 am If I’m splitting hairs, five of them are big rugby towns.
Yeah but that's not a proper sport ;)
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cavjj wrote: Tue Sep 07, 2021 11:00 am
Big Mac 1985 wrote: Tue Sep 07, 2021 10:52 am If I’m splitting hairs, five of them are big rugby towns.
Yeah but that's not a proper sport ;)
Haha, sorry, my bad 😂
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Burnley is smaller than Southport, but I'm not sure it's worth trying to become an industrial centre now. We need to look at Bournemouth as a model, so if anyone knows any Russian billionaires...
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Ralphy Rylance wrote: Mon Sep 06, 2021 8:18 pm
Any Port In A Storm wrote: Mon Sep 06, 2021 7:36 pm It amazes me that a town less than half the size of Southport, surrounded by football league clubs, can have a far superior team and attract higher attendances. Chorley aren't the only ones.
It would be a boring and predictable sport if results were determined by the size of a town's population.
There are also bigger towns with worse teams and lower crowds than us.
I live in one Bath. Going back a few years, i traveled up with the Bath fans for the Port game, there were 13 people, 12 Bath fans and me.....they were very quiet on the way home :lol:
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portexileinbath wrote: Tue Sep 07, 2021 12:50 pm
Ralphy Rylance wrote: Mon Sep 06, 2021 8:18 pm
Any Port In A Storm wrote: Mon Sep 06, 2021 7:36 pm It amazes me that a town less than half the size of Southport, surrounded by football league clubs, can have a far superior team and attract higher attendances. Chorley aren't the only ones.
It would be a boring and predictable sport if results were determined by the size of a town's population.
There are also bigger towns with worse teams and lower crowds than us.
I live in one Bath. Going back a few years, i traveled up with the Bath fans for the Port game, there were 13 people, 12 Bath fans and me.....they were very quiet on the way home :lol:
Another rugby town/city.
What's Southport's excuse?
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Er, too many amusement arcades ?
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