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Bingham's Boys transcript

 

The main feature of our Bingham’s Boys event was when six of the legends took to the stage to speak to fans about that famous FA Cup run 50 years ago and their time with the club.

Ronnie Smith, Tony Beanland, Terry McDonald, Alan Spence, Colin Alty and Fred Molyneux spent around an hour sharing some magnificent tales in front of a packed Grandstand Bar.

A transcript of the main feature of event is HERE. Thanks very much to James Cave for typing up and putting together the transcript.

We hope to have video clips of various parts of the event available in the next few days.

 

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A day to remember for Bingham's Boys

Yesterday, we hosted a fantastic event to celebrate Southport’s magical FA Cup run half a century ago.

Bingham’s Boys: The Heroes of ’66, took place in a packed Grandstand Bar after the match against Braintree Town - 50 years and a day after the 2-0 home win over Cardiff City in the fourth round of the cup.

The Trust was thrilled to welcome all seven of the surviving members from that famous match against Cardiff, as well as four other players who featured during that season.

The highlight was undoubtedly the appearance of the great Billy Bingham, who the Trust was delighted to welcome to the post-match celebrations.

All of the players, plus Bingham, received honorary Trust memberships to recognise their considerable achievements during 1965-66 and in the following seasons during what was a golden period for the club.

Highlights were shown of the win against Cardiff, before six of the legends took to the stage to share some wonderful stories from the cup run and their time with the club.

The Trust was very pleased with the turnout from supporters, with the Grandstand Bar packed to capacity. A number of fans travelled from different parts of the country to be at the event and we’d like to thank everyone who attended and supported it.

The Trust would also like to thank the former players for making it such a fantastic day for us all.

Various people helped in the planning and on the day of the event, and the Trust is very grateful to everyone who assisted.

Photos of the event are on the Trust’s facebook page.

 

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Minutes of Trust in Yellow Board Meeting - February 4 2016

1 Apologies for absence

Rob English

 

2 Taking of Minutes

As agreed at the last meeting the taking of minutes will be done on rotation.

 

3 Minutes of last meeting and matters arising

The minutes of the last meeting were agreed and any matters arising will be covered later in the meeting.

 

4 Treasurer's Report

Current Account - £953.58, Savings Account - £10,489.23, PayPal - £67.30, Cash - £69.57 Total funds available - £11,579.68.

All invoices have been paid.

 

5 Membership Secretary's Report

218 current members. Several reminders have been sent recently so we are hopeful this number will increase.

 

6a Disabled Facilities

A number of companies have been contacted and several options are being considered. The Club are planning to improve the disabled toilet facilities and as a Trust we may be prepared to help with these but only as part of an overall package to improve all disabled facilities.

 

6b Bar behind the Jack Carr Stand

Measurements have been taken for the site of a bar and several offers of help have come in. A sub-committee has been formed to look at the options available and will present these options as soon as they have been fully explored.

If agreement is reached with the club and Trust members for such a scheme, ways of raising specific funding will be considered.

 

6c Meeting with the Club.

Martin to contact Charlie Clapham to fix a date for a meeting to consider the disabled facilities.

 

7 Coach Travel

Following incidents at Chester the Trust will robustly enforce the NO ALCOHOL rule on the coach. This isn't just the Trust's feelings it is the law. All future promotions will mention NO ALCOHOL and it is assumed that travellers agree to this rule when booking.

Sadly the Torquay trip has been cancelled as only 11 bookings were received. Bookings are being taken for Lincoln and Grimsby.

 

8 Events

1965/66 Reunion after the Braintree game on Saturday, 13 February, 2016. Of 11 players who started the FA Cup tie against Cardiff City, the seven surviving players will be in attendance and another four players from the squad will also attend. The Trust would like to thank Geoff Wilde for his considerable help in the planning of this event. The winner opf the badge competition has been selected. Harriet James-Hodges will be presented with Premier Bowling tickets at the Braintree game, the badge will be used throughout the forthcoming year. Thanks to Alan for all his work in organising this very successful competition In order to maximise numbers aty the proposed Questio of Sport event, this is pencilled in for after the final game of the season along with the Presentation night. The FIFA night is provisionally scheduled for 2nd April 2016. The brewery trip is t o be arranged in the close season. Fan of the Year n ominations will be accepted and the winner will be decided by the Board.

 

9 Any Other Business

We have Phil's plaque and will arrange with his family when it will be unveilled. The website will be updated soon with profiles of current Board members. Churchtown CC are keen for a cricket match this summer and will sort of all the arrangements and advise us when complete. Noel will represent the Trust at the Supporters Direct meeting on Wednesday. Next match signs are regularly changed and a new design has been agreed for next season.

 

10 Next meetings

The next members’ meeting to be arranged to coincide with the proposed Meet the Manager Evening. Next board meeting to be arranged after that date is confirmed.

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This Saturday - Bingham's Boys: The Heroes of '66

This coming Saturday, we host a special event to celebrate one of the greatest ever seasons in Southport's history.

Bingham's Boys: The Heroes of '66, takes place after the match against Braintree Town in the Grandstand Bar from 5.30pm.

This date is special because it is 50 years and a day since the Southport team managed by Billy Bingham won their FA Cup fifth round tie against Cardiff City in front of a crowd of 14,230 at Haig Avenue.

We're delighted that all seven of the surviving members from the team which beat Cardiff will be in attendance. Other players from that season will also be there.

The event will start with BBC highlights from the first half of the win over Cardiff before the players will share their memories from that famous cup run, including a question and answer session. The event ten concludes with second half highlights.

Entry is free, so please come along as we celebrate one of the most memorable achievements by a Southport team.

Please note that, even if the match against Braintree is postponed, the event will go ahead as planned from 5.30pm.

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