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John Warrington: A Footballing Journey

Started on 8 November 2020 by MrTini23
Latest Reply on 26 July 2021 by MrTini23
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2020-12-21 16:30#280139 ScottT : A good looking squad. Jerry Yates is a fantastic pick up at League Two level. I hope he finds the form he had at Swindon for you!

Definitely. A remember seeing his name almost every week on Soccer Saturday

John Warrington: A Footballing Journey

July/August 2022

27th July

The bookies have us as favourites for promotion to League One!? That's surprising.

Southport win 5-4 on penalties.

We were massive underdogs going into this game so I wasn't really expecting much. To take Mansfield to penalties is a fantastic achievement in itself so I'm made up we won the penalty shootout.

29th July

Southport to play Walsall away in the EFL Cup 2nd Round.

What a way to start the season! A superb 3-0 win away from home. Hopefully a sign of things to come.

31st July

Ryan McLaughlin signs for Linfield for a fee of 51k.

2nd August

Southport to play Shrewsbury, Sunderland and Liverpool U23's in Group B in the Papa John's Trophy.

It was a tough one but we managed to scrape a 1-0 over Accrington a Haig Avenue.

11th August

Defender Leigh Kavanagh signs on loan from Brighton.

We were poor I'm not going to lie but I'm not too bothered about the EFL cup so I don't really mind.

My word, that was a rollercoaster. I thought we'd blown it when Northampton equalised but Charlie Bulmer popped up to win the game for us in the 90th minute. Get in!

Stats wise this was a close game but we were clinical and that was the difference. Great to see.

Another fantastic result and another clean sheet to boot, hopefully, we can keep this up.

We were unlucky in the first game of the EFL Trophy. The two sides matched each other but unfortunately, Liverpool U23's managed to get the win.

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September/October 2022

The result was never really in doubt. We played really well and deserved the victory.

An excellent result though I was disappointed that we conceded twice.

We were clinging on by or fingernails towards the end but we managed to get the job done and secure all three points.

I'm not sure what happened in the second half, we went to pieces which is so unlike us. A big response needed next time out.

A great response to the loss at Colchester, especially after going behind in the first half.

A rat result that keeps us in the competition with one group game left.

It wasn't plain sailing but we managed to get the job done in the end.

9th October

Sheffield Wednesday offered me an interview bt I turned it down. We're building something here at Southport and I'm keen to see how far we can take it before the stature of the club means we hit the ceiling.

For a while, I thought it wasn't going to be our day so it was a relief when we finally broke the deadlock then went on to secure the points.

17th October

Southport to host Rochdale in the FA Cup 1st Round

An easy win, job done.

Another good win away from home, Stevenage couldn't really get near us.

Disappinting. There's no way Cheltenham deserved a point from this one. They scored from one of their two shots to punish us for missed chances. That said, we still have a healthy lead at the top of League Two regardless.

An easy win which was all but secure after half an hour. I'm just a little disappointed that we didn't score more!

29th October

Jerry Yates ruled out for 4-5 weeks with a twisted ankle

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November 2022

The good form continues with a superb performance away at Carlisle, even if we did get a bit sloppy in the final 15 minutes. The one downside was losing both our centre-backs to suspensions.

Given that Rochdale are the league above, I'm delighted with the manner of which we dispatched them in the FA Cup. A really pleasing performance and it shows exactly what we are capable of.

7th November

Southport to travel to Shrewsbury in the FA Cup Second Round

With 5 players on international duty and a few more needing a rest, I had to rotate the team massively. Unfortunately, this meant that we were no match for Sunderland and meant we finished third in our EFL Trophy group, going out of the competition.

12th September

The game away at Tranmere is postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

16th November

Fantastic news as the board agrees to improve our youth facilities and our youth recruitment.

We dominated against Sutton and never looked like dropping points.

This was very similar to the way the Sutton game went, we were superb. We're really on top form at the moment which is so good to see.

Get in! A fantastic result to turn the tie around after going 2-1 down. I'm really proud of the way the lads played. Bring on the big boys in round three.

28th November

Southport to travel to Altrincham in Round 3 of the FA Cup.

I'm not going to lie, the way I left Tranmere before taking the Southport job gave this game a lot more meaning to me so you can imagine my delight when we beat them with a goal in stoppage time. Beautiful.

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December 2022

A solid 2-0 win at home against Yeovil to start the month.

A disappointing draw but with Plymouth drawing and Crawley losing, we are still 15 points clear at the top of the table.

Gutted. This was our chance to go even clear at the top but a late equaliser from Plymouth means the gap remains at 15 points.

16th December

Sam McClelland ruled out for 6-7 weeks with a thigh strain.

Tyree Wilson ruled out for 7-8 weeks with sprained knee ligaments.

Really happy with our performance as we returned to winning ways, we didn't give Scunthorpe a chance.

23rd December

Charlie Bulmer ruled out for 2-4 weeks with a pulled abdominal muscle.

Livid. We were rubbish.

I made 10 changes for our FA Cup tie with Altrincham to try and give some players a rest. The fringe players did the job and safely put us through into round 4.

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January 2023

2nd January

Southport to travel to Bristol Rovers in the FA Cup 4th Round.

3rd January

Our match vs Crawley has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch

We were poor in the first half so scoring after 15 seconds in the second was exactly what we needed. From there we breezed to victory, despite Ryan Burke's late red card.

Another red card which is slightly worrying but thankfully we managed to scrape to a 1-0 win at Accrington to go 14 points clear.

14th January

Owen Conway joins Cardiff on a free transfer.

I'm not sure whether to be angry or just disappointed. Losing to a penalty in the 98th minute is just cruel so I think I should be easy on the lads.

17th January

Our game against Port Vale has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

YESSSSSSSSSS! What a result! It looked like we were out of the FA Cup but Jerry Yates equalised in the 94th minute and we then went onto win it in extra time with two minutes to go. FANTASTIC!

23rd January

Southport to travel to Coventry in the FA Cup 5th Round. How do we keep avoiding all the big teams!?

Delighted to get back to winning ways in the league, even if we did leave it late.

24th January

Gutted. Absolutely ******* gutted. Our best player Charlie Bulmer has left to join Aston Villa for a fee of 210k. There was absolutely nothing I could do as he had a release clause in his contract.

A great way to bounce back from the setback of losing Blmer. What a result and shout ut to Jerry Yates for scoring four!

28th January

George Nunn ruled out for 4 weeks with a groin strain.

31st January

Tai Sodje joins Brentford for a fee of 240k. For someone who hasn't played, I couldn't turn that down.

Joe Nuttall joins from Blackpool for a fee of 17.75k.

Tom Hopper joins from Doncaster for a fee of 21k

This was a top of the table clash so not losing was the only thing on my mind, therefore, I'm happy that we came away with a 1-1 draw.

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February 2023

As to be expected we completely dominated the team sitting down at the bottom of the table. It was great to see both our new signings get on the scoresheet.

Another Jerry Yates masterclass and another three points. We are 14 points clear at the top of the table now.

For a while I didn't think we were going to be able to score so I'm delighted that we managed to find the winner 12 minutes from time!

With Grimsby occupying 5th place in League Two, I thought this would be a difficult game. How wrong I was, we eased to victory and all three points.

A narrow win away at Exeter but I'll certainly take it. One win closer to League One.

Another really good win to make it a perfect month. What pleases me most though is that we've kept 5 clean sheets in 6 games...... apart from the fact that the win means we are PROMOTED TO LEAGUE ONE!

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March 2023

GEEEEEEEETTTT IIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNN! A Charles Vernam header in the 93rd minute puts us into the FA Cup Quarter Finals! Pinch me.

3rd March

Southport to host West Ham in the FA Cup Quarter Finals.

After the exploits of the weekend, I gave every player that played in that game rest and put the kids in instead. We ended up losing obviously but I was expecting to so I don't mind.

Back to our usual side and a usual result, an easy win.

Another win to take us to the 100 point mark for the season. What a season it has been.

What an effort. The Premier League class of West Ham shone through in the end but to even go 2-0 up against them is a remarkable achievement for a club of our stature. I'm so proud of each and every one of my players.

30th March

Youth intake day but once again there's no one of note.

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April 2023

A disappointing result, we just didn't perform well enough in the second half.

4th April

Jack Scott and Salah Oulad M'Hand have renewed their loan deals for next season.

A superb result and very very satisfying given it was against Tranmere.

A win against Barrow means we are officially champions of League Two! Fantastic.

Another win to add to the tally. 35 wins in a season is unreal and we could possibly make it 37.

We made hard work of it but we eventually got the win in our last home game of the season.

It was a double party at Plymouth as we completed the season with a win but Plymouth also won automatic promotion as Port Vale also lost. Congrats to them.

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Squad Stats

*10 appearances minimum

Most Appearances
1. Jake Turner - 55
2. Ryan Burke - 43(3)
3. Jerry Yates - 42(4)

Most Goals
1. Jerry Yates - 35
2. George Nunn - 17
3. Tyree Wilson - 11
=. Joe Nuttall - 11

Most Assists
1. Ryan Burke - 17
2. Ryan East - 13
3. Jerry Yates - 9

Highest Average Rating
1. Leigh Kavanagh - 7.62
2. Ryan Burke - 7.47
3. Ash Taylor - 7.32

Player of the Match Awards
1. Leigh Kavanagh - 10
2. Ryan Burke - 0
3. Jerry Yates - 6

Most Interceptions per 90 mins
1. Leigh Kavanagh - 9.95
2. Sam McClelland - 8.84
3. Ash Taylor - 7.82

Tackles Completed
1. Ryan Burke - 116
=. Jack Scott - 116
3. Salah Oulad M'Hand - 96

Pass Completion %
1. Leigh Kavanagh - 96%
2. Ryan East - 88%
3. Salah Oulad M'Hand - 86%
=. Jerry Yates - 86%
=. Tom Hopper - 86%
=. Ash Taylor - 86%

Shots on Target per 90 mins
1. Tom Hopper - 2.05
2. Joe Nuttall - 1.97
3. Jerry Yates - 1.65

Chances Created per 90 mins
1. Dion McGhee - 0.29
2. Ryan Burke - 0.27
=. Chris Conn-Clarke - 0.27

Distance covered per 90 mins
1. Chris Conn-Clarke - 14.7km
2. Charles Vernam - 14.4km
3. Dion McGhee - 13.6km
=. Jack Bearne - 13.6km

John Warrington: A Footballing Journey

Around the Leagues

Premier League

Champions - Liverpool
Rest of top 4 - Chelsea, Man City, Arsenal
Relegated - Watford, Fulham, West Brom


Champions - Burnley
Promoted - Wolves, Brighton
Relegated - Hull, Sheff Wed, Huddersfield

League One

Champions - Sunderland
Promoted - Peterborough, Wigan
Relegated - Salford, Mansfield, Forest Green, Newport

League Two

Champions - Southport
Promoted - Crawley, Plymouth, Port Vale
Relegated - Morecambe, Carlisle

National League

Champions - Leyton Orient
Promoted - Bradford
Relegated - Dulwich Hamlet, Chester, Wealdstone, Dorking

FA Cup

Winners - Liverpool
Runners-Up - Arsenal

Carabao Cup

Winners - Man City
Runners-Up - West Ham

Community Shield

Winners - Chelsea
Runners-Up - Tottenham

Papa John's Trophy

Winners - Barnsley
Runners-Up - Sunderland

FA Trophy

Winners - Leyton Orient
Runners-Up - Torquay

Champions League

Winners - Liverpool
Runners-Up - PSG

Europa League

Winners - Lazio
Runners-Up - Villarreal

Super Cup

Winners - Arsenal
Runners-Up - AC Milan

John Warrington: A Footballing Journey

Playing Career (League Matches)

1999/00 - - | Apps: 1 | Goals: 0 | Assists: 0 | POM: 0 | Average Rating: 5.80 |
2000/01 - - | Apps: 9 | Goals: 4 | Assists: 0 | POM: 0 | Average Rating: 7.10 |
2001/02 - - | Apps: 12 | Goals: 4 | Assists: 2 | POM: 0 | Average Rating: 7.20 |
2002/03 - - | Apps: 28 | Goals: 14 | Assists: 3 | POM: 2 | Average Rating: 7.34 |
2003/04 - - | Apps: 15 | Goals: 8 | Assists: 1 | POM: 2 | Average Rating: 7.28 |
2004/05 - - | Apps: 10 | Goals: 4 | Assists: 1 | POM: 0 | Average Rating: 7.39 |
2005/06 - - | Apps: 26 | Goals: 18 | Assists: 12 | POM: 7 | Average Rating: 8.13 |
2006/07 - - | Apps: 26 | Goals: 20 | Assists: 5 | POM: 6 | Average Rating: 8.04 |
2007/08 - - | Apps: 29 | Goals: 17 | Assists: 12 | POM: 4 | Average Rating: 7.99 |
2008/09 - - | Apps: 29 | Goals: 25 | Assists: 2 | POM: 6 | Average Rating: 7.71 |
2009/10 - - | Apps: 23| Goals: 19 | Assists: 4 | POM: 5 | Average Rating: 7.80 |
2010/11 - - | Apps: 26 | Goals: 23 | Assists: 5 | POM: 7 | Average Rating: 7.92 |
2011/12 - - | Apps: 29 | Goals: 24 | Assists: 5 | POM: 7 | Average Rating: 8.06 |
2012/13 - - | Apps: 26 | Goals: 20 | Assists: 4 | POM: 7 | Average Rating: 7.91 |
2013/14 - - | Apps: 17 | Goals: 13 | Assists: 2 | POM: 5 | Average Rating: 7.69 |
2014/15 - - | Apps: 11 | Goals: 7 | Assists: 1 | POM: 2 | Average Rating: 7.63 |
2015/16 - - | Apps: 4 | Goals: 0 | Assists: 0 | POM: 0 | Average Rating: 6.87 |
2016/17 - - | Apps: 5 | Goals: 0 | Assists: 0 | POM: 0 | Average Rating: 7.10 |

All-Time Record - | Apps: 326 | Goals: 220 | Assists: 59 | POM: 60 | Average Rating: 7.75 |

Managerial Career

2020/21 - - | National League North - 1st | FA Cup - 1st Round | FA Trophy - Winners |
2021/22 - - | National League - 1st | FA Cup - 3rd Round | FA Trophy - Winners |
2022/23 - - | League 2 - 1st | FA Cup - QF Final | EFL Cup - 2nd Round | EFL Trophy - 3rd in Group B |

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Pre-Season 2023/24

9th June

Full-back Rudy Rowley joins on loan from Stoke.

Goalkeeper Kevin Preston joins from Stockport for a fee of 250k.

14th June

Centre-back Jazz Light joins on loan from Middlesbrough.

20th June

Left-back Ryan Burke agrees to extend his loan from Birmingham.

24th June

Jack Bearne joins Tranmere for a fee of 42.5k

30th June

Centre-back Aaron O'Reilly joins on loan from Aston Villa.

Winger Silko Thomas joins on loan from Chelsea.

1st July

Released Players

Goalkeeper Tom King signs on a free transfer.

Midfielder Saxon Earley signs on a free transfer.

Full-back Henry Jeffcott signs on a free transfer.

Southport to travel to Middlesbrough in the EFL Cup 1st Round.

11th July

Friendly - Southport 5-3 Dunfermline

13th July

Midfielder Cameron McGeehan signs from Cardiff for a fee of 245k.

14th July

Defender/Midfielder Michael Craig signs on a free transfer.

15th July

Friendly - Darlington 1-1 Southport

20th July

Charlie Bulmer rejoins the club on loan from Aston Villa.

22nd July

Friendly - Southport 2-1 Stockport.

29th July

Friendly - Southport 2-0 Crystal Palace U23's.

2nd August

Southport drawn with Blackpool, Mansfield and Man City U23's in Group E of the EFL Trophy.

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