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  1. Published on: 14/04/2017 10:13 PMReported by: roving-eye
    Southport Relegated To National League North.

    Today's result against Dover Athletic confirms the club's relegation to the Vanarama National League North.



    This afternoon’s results have confirmed Southport FC’s relegation to the Vanarama National League North. This is hugely disappointing to the Board, Team Management and of course, our supporters. We would like to thank the club’s supporters for their backing during a very difficult season.

    The Club will work tirelessly to ensure a strategic framework is in place to allow the First Team to have a much more successful 2017/18 campaign. We will endeavour to update supporters on our plans as soon as possible.

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  3. Nash says:14/04/2017 10:28 PM
    Time for the chuckle brothers to pass the baton to people capable of running a football club.

  4. toffee man says:15/04/2017 07:20 AM
    The fact that we employed 3 managers and signed over 50 mainly mediocre players is nothing to do with us. Move on nothing to see here.

  5. theskinners says:15/04/2017 07:41 AM
    Charlie Clapham and his bunch of yes Men should be thoroughly a shamed of what they have done to a once great Football Club thank you Mr Clapham for absolutely nothing.CLAPHAM OUT NOW

  6. grassroots says:15/04/2017 07:51 AM
    Very sad but the inevitable has finally happened, Clapham and his cohorts should do the decent thing and RESIGN . But I would hold my breath this waste of Oxygen hasn't a clue .

  7. ECHOEONE says:15/04/2017 09:07 AM
    Who would take over the club if they did resign? If things are as dire as you all say it would probably go into liquidation and the land get sold for re-development. Careful what you wish for!

  8. theskinners says:15/04/2017 09:24 AM
    It would not go into liquidation it's just that Charlie Clapham will not invest money so a new investor would obviously invest big time instead of putting it all in the bank for himself CLAPHAM OUT. ........... New investor in

  9. cotton man says:15/04/2017 09:34 AM
    Something Mr Clapham, as a business man, must understand is if the product does work it doesn't sell so business fails.

  10. cotton man says:15/04/2017 09:37 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by cotton man View Post
    Something Mr Clapham, as a business man, must understand is if the product does work it doesn't sell so business fails.
    Sorry, should read:- if the product does not work it doesn't sell.

  11. clive764 says:15/04/2017 11:27 AM
    It is obvious and apparent from previous articles and from reports and videos from the supporter's meeting last week that Clapham is not interested in the fans; the club is his hobby, as he himself has admitted, and rather than join a golf club he indulges himself as Chairman of a football club, hosting and entertaining other owners and being entertained by them at away games, as well as ego massaging roles on league committees. It is also apparent that there are several local wealthy benefactors prepared to invest in the club but won't as they will have no say on where their contributions​ will be spent or invested. Fleetwood and AFC Fylde are examples of well run, ambitious, achieving clubs with reasonable, not excessive, investment with owners interested in the club and the supporters, not themselves. Nothing will change until Clapham goes I'm afraid.

  12. abbeyroad says:15/04/2017 01:07 PM
    The photograph of Clapham sums the bloke up precisely. The club tie; the club jacket; the status of Chairman and the smug grin. It's interesting but not surprising to note that this self important, arrogant individual has not uttered a word in recent weeks while the club he professes to love has slipped inexorably in to the mire. Talk about keeping your head below the parapet! He doesn't consider himself answerable to anybody, least of all the fans. The people who spend their hard earned money supporting this football club deserve much better. They're never going to get it with this numpty at the helm.

  13. yellowsfan says:15/04/2017 03:58 PM
    There is going to be protests at the remaining home and away games to get him and his cronies out of our club. I hope all the supporters join in, we have got to do something and not sit back and let this club die, we want our club back.

  14. abbeyroad says:15/04/2017 07:56 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by yellowsfan View Post
    There is going to be protests at the remaining home and away games to get him and his cronies out of our club. I hope all the supporters join in, we have got to do something and not sit back and let this club die, we want our club back.
    Not wishing to disparage your attempt at a protest but if there are more than 20 or 30 people joining you I'll be surprised. Even if you managed 200-300 it wouldn't make any difference. To paraphrase a once famous TV sitcom character, Clapham didn't get where he is today by paying any attention to what the fans think. He doesn't give a toss.

  15. yellowsfan says:15/04/2017 07:59 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by abbeyroad View Post
    Not wishing to disparage your attempt at a protest but if there are more than 20 or 30 people joining you I'll be surprised. Even if you managed 200-300 it wouldn't make any difference. To paraphrase a once famous TV sitcom character, Clapham didn't get where he is today by paying any attention to what the fans think. He doesn't give a toss.
    We can't sit back anymore it's time to fight back otherwise it's bye bye Southport fc

  16. paulollie says:16/04/2017 10:32 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by clive764 View Post
    It is obvious and apparent from previous articles and from reports and videos from the supporter's meeting last week that Clapham is not interested in the fans; the club is his hobby, as he himself has admitted, and rather than join a golf club he indulges himself as Chairman of a football club, hosting and entertaining other owners and being entertained by them at away games, as well as ego massaging roles on league committees. It is also apparent that there are several local wealthy benefactors prepared to invest in the club but won't as they will have no say on where their contributions​ will be spent or invested. Fleetwood and AFC Fylde are examples of well run, ambitious, achieving clubs with reasonable, not excessive, investment with owners interested in the club and the supporters, not themselves. Nothing will change until Clapham goes I'm afraid.
    "It is also apparent that there are several local wealthy benefactors prepared to invest in the club but won't as they will have no say on where their contributions​ will be spent or invested." Pray tell "Who" these people are??

    As I would assume anybody, business person with an actual interest of pumping money in would simply "force" a sellers hand i.e Clapham!! in every way they could, legally of course. Hence I assume there is NO ONE waiting in the wings. I wait with baited breath. This is a golf town end of and never has aspired to any great football level in its entire history.


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