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The Aldershot Connection

Sixteen years after folding mid-season, Aldershot have returned to the Football League. In their previous incarnation only one of their players won international recognition - and he was from Northern Ireland (well, his father was at least!)... Founded: 1926 (folded March 1992); new club founded 1992 . Previous Names: 1926 , Aldershot Town; 1932 , Aldershot; 1992 , Aldershot Town (new club). Grounds: (old club) 1926 , Recreation Ground; (new club) 1992 , Recreation Ground. League History: (Original Club) Southern League (Eastern Section) 1927/28-1931/32 ; Football League Division Three (South) (III) 1932/33-1957/58 ; Division Four (IV) 1958/59-1972/73 ; Division Three (III) 1973/74-1975/76 ; Division Four (IV) 1976/77-1986/87 ; Division Three (III) 1987/88-1988/89 ; Division Four (IV) 1989/90-1991/92 (folded mid-season, ‘91/92 record expunged) . (New Club) Isthmian League Division Three 1992/93 ; Division Two 1993/94 ; Division One 1994/95-1997/98 ; Premier Division 1998/99-2002/0

Paul Agnew

Name: Paul Agnew Born: 15 August 1965, Lisburn Height: 5.09 ft Weight: 10.07 st Position: Left-Back Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 1 Under-23 Cap (1990) , 11 Youth Caps, Schoolboy Caps. Club Honours: (with Grimsby) Football League Division Four Runner-Up 1989/90 . Club Career: Teams Seasons Signed Fee League FA Cup FL Cup Other Lisburn Youths - Youth - - - - Coventry City - - Trial 0 (0)/0 - - - Manchester United - - Trial 0 (0)/0 - - - Bolton Wanderers - -80 Youth 0 (0)/0 - - - Cliftonville 82/83 - 83/84 Aug-82 Youth - - - - Grimsby Town 83/84 - 94/95 Feb-84 £4k 219(23)/3 23(1)/0 17(1)/0 12(2)/0 West . Bromwich . Alb. 94/95 - 96/97 Feb-95 £65k

The Grimsby Connection

Players .... League ... Career .... Caps ........... St(Sb)/Gl .......... w/GT . Tot Players Capped by the IFA while with Grimsby Andrews W . 105 (0)/ 2 1912-1914 .. 2 ... 3 Coulter J .. 25 (0)/11 1937..... .. 2 .. 11 Davison A . 109 (0)/ 0 1997-2003 .. 1 ... 3 (two spells 97/98-98/99 and 03/04) Nicholl C .. 70 (0)/ 0 1983-1984 .. 2 .. 51 player/assistant-mananager Scott J ... 241 (0)/51 1956-1962 .. 2 ... 2 also B Other players Capped by IFA who have played for Grimsby Walsh W ..... 0 (0)/ 0 1954..... .. 0 ... 5 Paterson M . 15 (0)/ 6 2006..... .. 0 ... * (Loan) Black K .... 91(49)/ 8 1996-2000 .. 0 .. 30 also B Toner C ..... * (*)/ * 2005-date .. 0 ... 2 McAuley J .. 16 (0)/ 4 1920..... .. 0 ... 6 Fettis A ... 11 (0)/ 0 2003..... .. 0 .. 25 (Loan) Elleman A ... ? (?)/ ? 1891..... .. 0 ... 2 (pre Football League) Coyle R .... 24 (0)/ 1 1974-1975 .. 0 ... 5 Players who guested for Grimsby in War-Time football Doherty P .. 14 (0)/11 1941..... .. 0 .. 16 Baird

RIP Dickie Best

NIFG would like to pass its condolences to the Best family following the death of Dickie Best, father of George . Dickie remained a man of great dignity over the last forty-plus years in the face of much intrusion into his own life by the celebrity and infamy surrounding his son's life and sad early death. He remained true to his East-Belfast roots, proud of all that George achieved and supportive in times of trouble. Despite his small stature he will forever remain a huge figure in the history of football in Northern Ireland. Rest In Peace Dickie.

Ned Kerr

Name: Edward Kerr Position: Outside-Left Representative Honours: Ireland: 1 “Victory” Cap (1919) . Club Honours: (with Belfast Celtic) Irish League Champion; Irish Cup Runner-Up 1914/15 ; Belfast & District (War-Time) League Champion 1918/19 . Club Career: Belfast Celtic Biography: Ned “Smiler” Kerr, a man who sported an almost permanent grin, was a superbly gifted footballer, described as “an artist whose canvas was the field”. He was famed for goading defenders, not content with beating them once he would often stop, allow them to catch up, and then beat them again. With Belfast Celtic Kerr won League titles in both peace and war-time, starring on either wing. He also played in Irish Cup and Co. Antrim Shield finals during his time at Paradise, though never tasted success in either competition. In April 1919 Kerr was selected at outside-left for the Victory International against Scotland, replacing Glentoran’s William Moore. In a tight match there was little attacking p

Northern Ireland Amateur Internationals

- Players -  Results   - Championship - Line-Ups - Programmes - A Eric Adair rh 2 / 0 Cliftonville 58 W S  Nat Adams gk 5 / 0 Cliftonville 21 F 22 E 23 E 24 E Portadown 26 E  David J Addis lh 4 / 0 Cliftonville 23 E (& Caledonians 25 E 26 E) 27 E  Johnny Agnew or 1 / 0 Larne 31 S  David Agnew gk 1 / 0 Crusaders 50 S  Thomas Aiken or 1 / 0 Ballymena Utd 66 E  Mark Alexander ol 1 / 0 Glenavon 34 S  Cecil Allan rb 1 / 0 Cliftonville 35 E  Samuel Allen lh 1 / 0 Ards 38 E  Desmond Anderson ch 6 / 0 Cliftonville 60 E 61 E W S Glenavon 62 W S  John Anderson or 2 / 0 Distillery 61
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