Trust Events

1966/67 promotion-winning reunion

Players from the most successful era in Southport’s history gathered at the Atkinson Theatre on Friday with Trust in Yellow to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the club’s first promotion.

Half a century after the Sandgrounders won promotion from the old Fourth Division, manager Billy Bingham and his team were reunited to mark their achievements.

Players including crowd favourite Eric Redrobe, club record goalscorer Alan Spence, Alex Russell, Colin Alty and Ronnie Smith met with supporters to share their stories from a landmark season.

The evening also marked the opening of the Trust's six-week exhibition at the Atkinson with memorabilia from the club’s past, as well as a special edition real ale, Bingham's Brew, from Southport Brewery.

46 years after achieving Football League status, season 1966/67 marked the club’s first promotion to the old Third Division, finishing second behind champions Stockport County.

The campaign was part of a golden era for the club, which saw Bingham’s team reach the last 16 of the FA Cup a year earlier, before playing Everton in the third round a season later.

The full set of photographs by Julia Urwin are onine HERE.

The Trust has also produced a season summary from The Sandgrounders: The Complete League History of Southport FC, by Michael Braham and Geoff Wilde, which is available HERE.

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Open meeting

Trust In Yellow are delighted that Tuesday's meeting was so well attended and also attracted so much response from other supporters who couldn't be there.

There was a clear message from the meeting that the majority of supporters felt the time had come for major changes in the way the club is run.

Over the next week The Trust Board will be organising the process of using its shareholding and those of other sympathetic supporters to make a legal request for the club to call a meeting of shareholders.

The Board will also be writing an open letter to the club outlining the points made at the meeting and investigating other suggested lines of action.

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Open Meeting - Tuesday April 11

Statement from the Board of Trust In Yellow 

The Board of Trust in Yellow realises that it does not speak for ALL members and supporters and feel it is essential that all Southport FC Supporters including those who have drifted away in recent years are able to put forward their views on how we can help get the Club moving in the right direction once again. 

As a result we have arranged an Open Meeting on: 

7-30pm on Tuesday, 11th April at the Southport Railway Club on Sussex Road 

THIS MEETING IS OPEN TO ALL SUPPORTERS 

Trust members and non-members, are welcome to attend and we want to see as many fans there as possible who care about the future of Football in this Town.. 

The object of the meeting will be to discuss: 
1. Ideas for the future strategy and direction of the club. 
2. How supporter involvement in the club could be improved and what positive benefits this would bring. 


The meeting will be Chaired by Martin Robinson from the Trust and after brief opening statements by Trust Vice- Chair Noel Warham and the founder of Trust In Yellow Jonathan O’Byrne, it will be open to all present to add to the debate. 

The only condition is that contributions should be constructive and not contain derogatory comments. 

We appreciate that not all supporters will be able to attend the meeting and so welcome comments sent in advance to trustinyellow278@gmail.com 

We really do want this consultation to be with as wide a range of supporters as possible and we welcome all views and opinions. 

These contributions will also be considered when an open letter is written to the Club Board after the meeting.

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Trust in Yellow Ten Year Awards

As part of our celebrations of the 10 years since Trust in Yellow was formed in April 2006, we are making a series of presentations after the North Ferriby match on January 21.

The list of categories are below.

The awards in category one are statistical and will be confirmed by Rob Urwin. In category two we are asking supporters to vote from a shortlistdrawn up by the Trust. And for the last two awards we are asking supporters to nominate a winner with a reason and the winning entry will receive an award on the 21st.

 

Category One

1. Player who has played the most games (League + FACup +FA Trophy)

2. Player who has scored the most goals.

3. Longest serving manager.

 

Category Two

We are asking supporters to vote for each of these three awards

4. Player of the last ten years

Choose from the shortlist below:

A. Kevin Lee

B. Carl Baker

C. Tony Gray

D. Mark Duffy

E. Tony McMillan

F. Chris Lever

G. Shaun Whalley

H. Earl Davis

 

5. Match of the last ten years

Choose from the shortlistbelow:

A. 26th Dec 2009 Conference North. Southport 5 v 0 Fleetwood Town

B. 24th Apr 2010 Conference North. Eastwood Town 0 v 3 Southport

C. 26th Nov 2011 Conference. Stockport County 0 v 1 Southport

D. 24th Mar 2012 Conference. York City 1 v 2 Southport

E. 27th Mar 2014 Conference. Southport 2 v 0 Forest Green Rovers

F. 21st Apr 2014 Conference. Southport 2 v 2 Halifax Town

G. 18th Nov 2014 FA Cup. Southport 2 v 0 Dagenham & Redbridge

H. 3rd Jan 2015 FA Cup. Derby County1 v 0 Southport

 

6. Goal of the last ten years Choose from the shortlist below:

A. Liam Blakeman (v Hereford 21 Apr 2006),

B. Mark Boyd (v Burton 28 Aug 2006),

C. Kevin Lee (v Torquay, FA Trophy 31st Jan 2009)

D. Paul Barratt (v Sheffield Wednesday, FA Cup 7th Nov 2010)

E. Brice Irie-Bi (v Aldershot 23rd Nov 2013)

F. David Fitzpatrick (v Halifax Town 21st Apr 2014)

G. Louis Almond (v Grimsby Town 18th April 2015)

H. Steven Hewitt (v Welling 25th Apr 2015)

 

Category Three

Please give your nomination for both awards WITH a reason. Winning entries will receive an award at the presentation on the 21st.

7. Favourite away ground/club visited.

8. Favourite moment of last ten years watching Southport

 

How to vote

By text to 07475 029052 OR email at trustinyellow278@gmail.com OR on the Trust In Yellow Facebook or Twitter pages The closing date for voting is Monday, 16th January.

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They Think It's All A Question Of Sport this Saturday

Trust in Yellow’s next Get Involved! event is a night of fun and sporting trivia with They Think It’s All A Question Of Sport this Saturday.

A team captained by Liam Watson will go head-to-head with a team of supporters in a quiz which combines elements of television programmes They Think It’s All Over and A Question Of Sport.

The event has been put together by Rob Urwin and takes place in the Grandstand Bar from 5.30pm after the match against Braintree Town.

It promises to be really good fun and all fans are welcome so please come along.

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