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Have never had a problem with Beckett. Spoke to him in the IOM and he's the most down to earth footballer you could wish to meet. Turned down more money at Southend (as well as private flights so he could keep his northern roots...no pun intended) to sign for us.

 

32, is that all? Same age as Hughesy? Would have Beckett back in January if he goes.

 

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Have never had a problem with Beckett. Spoke to him in the IOM and he's the most down to earth footballer you could wish to meet. Turned down more money at Southend (as well as private flights so he could keep his northern roots...no pun intended) to sign for us.

 

32, is that all? Same age as Hughesy? Would have Beckett back in January if he goes.

 

E4e

BECKS

 

Don't think he has got it anymore Nik.

 

One too many injuries have taken their toll, but very nice to see that the 'greedy bastard' myth has been put to bed.

 

He was quality for us when we needed it most, and on meeting him, though a bit of a loner, an exceptional bloke.

 

Will never forget the sight of him sat with Lids in IOM Hilton with his knee in a brace and still having the time to say hello, nor offering tickets at Brentford in the Cup when he got off the coach.

 

Great player, great man. Doesn't deserve any of the stick he gets off so many of our fans.

 

KtF,

 

Derek.

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I'll absolutely echo the sentiments about Luke. He is the nicest man I've ever met in football, an absolute star. Even when our former owners treated him with utter contempt he still loved the fans and we loved him. If only he'd had a yard of pace he'd have been a Championship quality player. You'll always be welcome back at EP Luke.

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I'll absolutely echo the sentiments about Luke. He is the nicest man I've ever met in football, an absolute star. Even when our former owners treated him with utter contempt he still loved the fans and we loved him. If only he'd had a yard of pace he'd have been a Championship quality player. You'll always be welcome back at EP Luke.

 

A County mate of mine asked him if he would go back to EP. "We'll see" was his response. Maybe if you were struggling, you might have taken a punt on him.

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Dec 20 : Southport v Gainsborough 15:00

 

That's a pity I would have gone and cheered him on :wink:

 

RESULT Southport 5 Gainsborough 3

Sat 20th Dec 2008, 12:13 PM

Reported by: ontheball

 

 

RESULT SCORE Southport 5 Gainsborough 3

 

Southport FC scored two late goals to claim all 3 points in an end to end match against Gainsborough Trinity at Haig Avenue.

 

Sandgrounders went 3-0 up after 15 minutes played but Gainsbrough came back and equalised early in the second half.

 

Sandgrounders took the lead with less than a minute on the clock when goalkeeper Jameson punched Matty McGinn’s corner to debutant Ashley Winn and he fired a low shot home.

 

Ciaran Kilheeney put Southport 2-0 up when Earl Davis flicked on McGinn’s corner and Kilheeney got a touch at the back post.

 

Southport scored again through Alan Moogan when he drilled the ball home after his first shot was saved.

 

Gainsborough came close when Luke Beckett hit the post with a fierce shot. Beckett pulled a goal back for Gainsborough when he headed in a corner past McMillan.

 

The visitors scored again in the 40th minute when Ian Ross fired a free-kick past the Southport wall and into the net.

 

Wilson equalised for Gainsborough when Wilson slotted the ball from 10 yards out after Beckett had hit the crossbar.

 

Southport scored their 4th goal of the afternoon in the 73rd minute. Duffy played in a corner and Daly headed home from a crowd of players.

 

Ashley Winn scored his second goal of the afternoon with 5 minutes remaining when Daly flicked the ball through and Winn found the net with a brilliant finish.

 

Attendance 785

 

Southport: McMillan, Lee, Gray, Flynn, Davis, Moogan, Duffy, Winn, Daly, Kilheeney, McGinn. Subs: Powell, Doolan, Robinson, Booth, Barnes.

 

Gainsborough: Jameson, Greenwood, Drury, Wilson, Spafford, Anson, Davies, Ross, Beckett, McMahon. Subs: Mallon, Marrison, Austin, Ellis, Cullingworth.

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Don't think he has got it anymore Nik.

 

One too many injuries have taken their toll, but very nice to see that the 'greedy bastard' myth has been put to bed.

 

He was quality for us when we needed it most, and on meeting him, though a bit of a loner, an exceptional bloke.

 

Will never forget the sight of him sat with Lids in IOM Hilton with his knee in a brace and still having the time to say hello, nor offering tickets at Brentford in the Cup when he got off the coach.

 

Great player, great man. Doesn't deserve any of the stick he gets off so many of our fans.

 

KtF,

 

Derek.

 

Totally agree. I was sick when he got all that abuse when he came back. He looked really, really shocked and quite upset by it....

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