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by Scot Sandgrounder
Mon Jun 27, 2022 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP Alex Russell
Replies: 28
Views: 2555

Re: RIP Alex Russell

I covered both Billy Bingham and Alex Russell at some length in "Golden Days", but for the oldies, here are my tributes to these two Port legends. Thanks for the memories, guys! https://goingtothematch.home.blog/2022/06/14/some-boy-bingham/ https://goingtothematch.home.blog/2022/06/14/hall...
by Scot Sandgrounder
Sat Mar 05, 2022 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Phil Hodgkinson
Replies: 39
Views: 4657

Re: Phil Hodgkinson

Way I look at it is that the club was moribund. PH came along and revived it with a defibrilator - a short sharp aggressive shock which was not pleasant but stopped imminent demise. But you don't keep someone alive with repeated defibrilation. Thankfully we now have Ian and co tending us in intensiv...
by Scot Sandgrounder
Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Popular or poplar
Replies: 26
Views: 4966

Re: Popular or poplar

It was always "Popular" - originating way back to distinguish it from the "grandstand" side - which most folk couldn't afford, making the other side more "popular". Every Joe Moore report in the Southport Visiter in the sixties, at least when the Port scored or won, wou...
by Scot Sandgrounder
Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Terry Harkin
Replies: 10
Views: 3156

Re: Terry Harkin

Good to see him again and a timely and inspiring programme, given yesterday's ESL nonsense.
His son, Kevin, is about to publish his dad's biography - including his time at Haig Ave.
by Scot Sandgrounder
Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Port History
Topic: 57 years ago today!
Replies: 3
Views: 1982

57 years ago today!

A positive post - 57 years ago today I saw my first Southport game: v Walsall in the Cup at Haig Ave. It gave me a taste for live football which has been a mainstay of my life ever since - and I'd just like to thank all concerned with the club over that time - players, staff and supporters - for so ...
by Scot Sandgrounder
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FT: Telford 1 - 1 Southport - Match Thread
Replies: 99
Views: 22146

Re: Matchday Thread: Telford v Southport

Nothing here either
by Scot Sandgrounder
Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Live Streams
Replies: 63
Views: 19486

Re: Live Streams

Could this be a blessing in disguise? I'm thinking here of our many exiled fans living round the country and round the world, who rarely have an opportunity to watch SFC's home games. If this goes ahead, it would enable them to watch live, all SFC's home games for the season, and consequently could...
by Scot Sandgrounder
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Welcome back!
Replies: 54
Views: 21067

Re: Welcome back!

Thanks guys - much appreciated!