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Kearsley Pilgrim

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Southport FC
« on: November 09, 2021, 03:02:02 PM »
Well, call me daft, stupid or idiotic after last Saturday - but I've bought my match ticket for Southport. Lol!! £3 cheaper than Chester too.
The train journey this week is direct, so hopefully, a much smoother return trip for me than the one I wrote about on the Chester FC topic.

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Re: Southport FC
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2021, 03:12:04 PM »
Well at least Josh won't be alone....... :-\

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Re: Southport FC
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2021, 04:55:56 PM »
I am aiming to go as well as we have so few games around Manchester these days. Also travelling by train with a few hours in Southport before the game and back from Moels Cop afterwards. Several years ago it was on such an occassion that I first met MeNoSkinny, wonder what he is doing now.

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Re: Southport FC
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2021, 05:19:41 PM »
I am aiming to go as well as we have so few games around Manchester these days. Also travelling by train with a few hours in Southport before the game and back from Moels Cop afterwards. Several years ago it was on such an occassion that I first met MeNoSkinny, wonder what he is doing now.

Yes, we used to have so many away games virtually on our doorstep.
Stockport County and Altrincham would be your nearest G.P. I suppose, and then Hyde not too far away either?
My nearest ground was Salford City (4.5 miles), with the nearest in our Football League days being Bury (6.5 miles). In the FA Trophy a couple of seasons ago it was only 6.5 miles to Atherton Collieries.

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Re: Southport FC
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2021, 09:04:35 PM »
Correct, and we had Droylsden and StalyVegas and I think Ashton United briefly. I miss the trips to the Staly railway station bar.

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Re: Southport FC
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2021, 12:22:06 PM »
Living in N Leics, I'm missing some local(ish) games e.g. Tamworth, Nuneaton and the defunct Hinckley. Coalville, if promoted, would be 4 miles away and a Spoons pub very close to the ground.

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Re: Southport FC
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2021, 06:51:26 AM »
Meantime we've got Blyth Spartans, Gateshead, Spennymoor, Darlington and South Shields likely on the way. A few years ago there were hardly any North East clubs. Newcastle is the new Manchester!

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Re: Southport FC
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2021, 06:21:16 PM »
I've not really found any great pubs in southport and often make the trip on my own as nobody else really fancies an early start there!
So I'll get in an hour later than previous visits. But will still get to Meols cop for half 12 and head to the thatch and thistle
Cantnbe doing with the walk from southport Station to the ground

Not expecting a result so can't be overly disappointed when we lose

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Re: Southport FC
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2021, 09:28:53 PM »
JOSH B: I still get the shakes when I think about Southport away. AM was the boss, first game of the season, 4-0 defeat and Gregg Smith sent off within 10 minutes of coming on the pitch for a blatant elbow. Added to that a truly night mare journey up the M6 meant I missed the first 15 minutes.
 On a brighter note, I see we play Gloucester away early in the New Year. I guess you know a pub near the station. Let me know and we'll have a pint or two before the game.

UTP

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Re: Southport FC
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2021, 03:23:32 PM »
Am I allowed to moan yet?

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Re: Southport FC
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2021, 04:14:52 PM »
Yes!! Same old same old. Can’t score away from home

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Re: Southport FC
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2021, 04:24:41 PM »
Staggering.....wait until we are 2-0 down before bringing on the one forward who can make things happen.....what's  Jake got to do.....

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Re: Southport FC
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2021, 04:54:10 PM »
FFS it gets worse

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Re: Southport FC
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2021, 06:14:53 PM »
Oh dear, another defeat on the road, seems like we haven't had an away run like this since the FL days.

I don't think David Newton will sack Craig Elliott any time soon but if I was him I would be asking some questions such as:

What is our style of play? Because at the moment we don't really have one, not only do we not create chances we also can't defend for toffee.

Is Craig good enough to not only take us to promotion but also hold our own in the NL? I really like Craig myself and he's done a good job up until this season, but I think it's starting to become clear that last full season was the high water mark for him and he's taken the club as far as he can. Also if he does go he leaves the club and team in a far better position than when he found it.

I would hate to start seeing a negative atmosphere around our brilliant new stadium, and Newton and co deserve every bit of support through the turnstiles. But as things stand we have not been good enough this season and I've lost faith that the current managerial team have it in them to turn this ship around.

I know people have been saying Culverhouse and Bazza but they aren't available at the moment. They are however struggling in the league above (lost 6-2 today) and sounds like their delightful chairman has pulled the rug out and moved on most of the best players there, so will they be up for a new challenge? Interesting one.


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Re: Southport FC
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2021, 06:23:12 PM »
Very disappointed with 4-1 result as I predicted 3-0 loss on here. Are we overating the squad or are they just poor? If we aren't there is only one person culpable for our woes. If we don't see an improvement shortly then I fear that everything will unravel very quickly which would be a tragedy for our wonderful owners who have performed miracles providing us and the town with everything we could have possibly dreamed of. On the bright side I am at least £60 better of by missing the game although it was just as painful listening to the commentary on radio. Will be there again next week selling golden goal tickets and praying for a performance to cheer us all up.  UTP