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UPCOMING COACH TRAVEL

As the new season draws ever closer we would like to remind supporters of the travel details for our first two away matches:

Macclesfield - Tuesday 11th August

The Coach will depart the Arion at 4-40pm, stop at The Crown and The George before departing the Merseyrail Community Stadium at 5pm.

The fare is £10 for members and £12.50 for non-members

There are just a few places left which can be booked by texting Colin Aindow on 07861416859 or calling in at the Trust Office on Saturday at the Eastleigh match

If you have booked a place but not yet paid please do so on Saturday or contact us to make alternative arrangements.

If you wish to be picked up at the Arion, Crown or George but haven't let us know yet please do so as soon as possible.

If you have booked but can no longer go please let us know so we can offer your place to someone else.

Cheltenham - Saturday, 15th August.

The coach will depart the Merseyrail Community Stadium at 9-30am. If you wish to be picked up in Birkdale or at the Crown please let us know. The coach will not be going to the Arion.

The fare is £19 for members, £14 for accompanied junior members and £24 for non-members

The Trust have negotiated some reduced rates with Alfa coaches for the longer trips this season of which Cheltenham is the first. For this to be successful we need the backing of travelling supporters. You will need to book by Tuesday evening at the latest.

Any late changes to our coach trips will be put on our website, twitter and facebook page as soon as possible.

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TRUST IN YELLOW SAYS THANK YOU

Trust in Yellow would like to thank everyone who played a part in today’s Class of 05 reunion.

The event was a huge success and it was a real privilege for us to have hosted it. A special thanks must go to Liam Watson and his 2005 title-winning team for their great involvement on the day and in the lead-up to the event. They are legends in every sense of the word.

The Trust would also like to thank everyone who volunteerd in various roles at today’s event, and to Rchard Brodie and all of the fans’ team for playing such a big role and for embracing everything about the event.

We were thrilled by the attendance at the match and in the bar, so thanks to everyone for supporting the Trust in great numbers.

Details of how to buy a DVD and photos of the event will be available shortly.

This was the second in our new Get Involved! programme of events. The next is a quiz night after the match against Dover Athletic on September 5 and we’d love to see you there.

One of the great successes of today was the range of different people who got involved. It is the Trust’s aim to represent the whole fan-base and we really want to see more people taking part in what we do.

More details about our work is available across our website. You can join online by following the link on our homepage, or come and see us on Saturday when, weather permitting, we’ll have a Trust table outside the Scarisbrick New Road end of the ground.

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CLASS OF 05: PLEASE GET INVOLVED

Today we host a reunion for Southport's 2005 Conference North title-winning team.

The event starts with a match between Liam Watson's squad from 2005 and a team of supporters representing the Trust, kick-off 2pm at the Merseyrail Community Stadium. Entry to the match is £2 or with an event ticket.

The reunion continues after the match in the Grandstand Bar with a buffet, quiz and question and answer session. This event has sold out so an event ticket is needed to attend.

Please get involved and support the Trust.

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CLASS OF '05 REUNION TOMORROW - PLEASE COME ALONG

Tomorrow (Sunday), Trust in Yellow hosts a ten-year reunion for the Conference North title-winning team of 2005.

There has been a tremendous level of interest from Southport fans and the players from that season and it promises to be a fantastic day.

One of the great features of that title-winning season was the unique bond between players and fans so it would be great to see plenty of supporters on the day.

The evening event in the Grandstand Bar has sold out but the reunion starts with a match at the Merseyrail Community Stadium between the squad from 2005 and a team of fans.

The match is open to everyone to attend and admission is just £2. Kick-off is 2pm.

The players are really looking forward to meeting supporters again so please come along to the Merseyrail Community Stadium and welcome home the heroes of 2005.

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CLASS OF '05: MY SPECIAL TIME WITH SOUTHPORT - KEVIN LYNCH

Crowd favourite Kevin Lynch regards the day Southport won the Conference North title at Harrogate Town as a moment he will always treasure.

The Southport squad of 2005 return to the Merseyrail Community Stadium on Sunday to celebrate ten years since that epic championship victory in an event organised by Trust in Yellow.

Lynch, a summer signing ahead of the title-winning campaign, joined Southport towards the end of his career, but went on to play an influential part in the Sandgrounders’ success.

“Winning the league was an unbelievable feeling and to win the Conference North in its first year means we will always be remembered,” said Lynch, speaking to the Trust ahead of Sunday’s reunion.

“It was such a proud moment in my football career. I joined Southport because I wanted to win things and I felt Southport were club that matched my ambition. Because of how I am, I felt that once I was playing I could play a massive part in the club’s success.

“There are many treasured moments I have from the 2005 season. My time at Southport began with scoring in a friendly against Everton and I got some other important goals.

“The fans singing my name was very special, but the game at Harrogate is the one that stands out because of the magnitude of the game. We went there knowing that, if we won, we would win the league.

“The build-up of traveling to the game, winning by the scoreline we did and then celebrations afterwards with the fans, chairman and players was such a great feeling and one that I will treasure.”

With the championship in the balance until the final day of the season, Southport were pushed all the way in the title race by Droylsden.

As well as an unbreakable team spirit, one of the defining features of that Southport squad was the special relationship with supporters, and few players typified the link with the fans more than Lynch.

“I would like to thank the fans for how good they were with me,” he added. “This is one of the great memories I have of the club. The fans are the heartbeat of any club and Southport fans are up there with the best so I would like to thank them for the support they gave me.

“On the pitch, the key players for us were Steve Dickinson in goal, and Mr Versatile and Mr Consistent, Sid Pickford. Farrell Kilbane was as mad as cheese but a rock at centre-half. Terry Fearns scored so many of our goals and he should have made it as a professional.

“There was also Carl Baker's trickery but there were other great players as well, like Steve Daly, Chris Price, Earl Davis and Neil Fitzhenry. One of the things that does stand out is the great team spirit we had.

“The joker of the dressing room would have to be Sid, who was a great lad even if he is from Manchester! I also remember Faz getting a cold shower before every game, coming in and soaking the changing rooms which could be annoying sometimes!”

Since hanging up his boots, Lynch has forged a successful coaching career. Having started out as manager of Marine, he joined former Southport manager Paul Cook on the coaching staff at Chesterfield, where he won promotion to League One.

“I left Southport to join Droyslden who I helped win the Conference North again, then I went on the play for Marine,” Lynch said.

“I became Marine manager in 2009 and I was in charge there for four years before I was head-hunted by Chesterfield to join their backroom staff as first-team coach. There, I helped them to win League Two, reach the final of the Football League Trophy at Wembley and then secure a play-off semi- final in League One.

“Due to the success, Portsmouth approached Chesterfield to take the management staff but I couldn't commit to leaving my family to move down there, so I am now at Blackburn Rovers’ academy.

“I’m looking to get back into the Football League and I think I’ve been quite fortunate to have a successful coaching career that matches my playing career, so long may it continue.”

 

The reunion for the 2005 title-winning team takes place on Sunday - and Trust in Yellow wants you to be there.

Although the event in the Grandstand Bar has sold out, the day starts with a match at the Merseyrail Community Stadium between the squad of 2005 and a team of supporters, kick-off 2pm. Entry into the match is just £2 and the Trust is urging supporters to get down to welcome home the heroes of ten years ago.

There are also features with other players - Farrell Kilbane, Earl Davis, Terry Fearns, Jimmy Williams, Neil Robinson, plus manager Liam Watson - in a special 32-page souvenir programme produced for the reunion which looks back at the title-winning campaign. The programme is on sale on Sunday for £3.

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