Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Eric Redrobe

Many of us trooped off to Haig Ave (well there were about 2000 in the crowd) to see Southport play their  penultimate game of the season against Alfreton. I shall not dwell on the game. Southport can still win the league if they do better than Fleetwood in their final game.

After the game we were invited for a drink and had the pleasure of meeting the great Southport striker Eric Redrobe. I had seen him outside Haig Ave the other week signing an autograph for a youngster. Eric was voted by Southport fans their greatest player. He played back in the 1960's.

Last night we were talking with him about his FA Cup appearance at Haig Ave in front of 17 000+  when Everton won one nil.  He freely admitted that today a referee would not allow a striker to confront a goalkeeper in they way he did that day. You can read more about Eric and the Everton match here


  1. I am from Southport but now living in Australia since 1990 and remember as a schoolboy going to KGV on my bike and in the close season seeing Eric in donkey jacket walking down Sussex Road happy to have a chat. He was great. Always remember him see a goalie catching the ball on his line and shoulder charging him into the back of his own net - goal!! Steve Rowson, Perth

  2. Hi Steve. he's still the same and turns up frequently to Haig Ave. He was on the pitch at the end of last seasons as one of the 'greats'. He is still very approachable and happy to chat with folk. I saw a young lad getting his autograph recently.


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