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  1. Southend Who?

    Being a Southend fan has always had its drawbacks unless you lived in Southend itself. Coming from Benfleet which was deepest darkest West Ham country, you ran a dailey guantlet of abuse, sneers and general mickey taking which resulted in either physical retribution or attemps to ignore it. I chose both and normally came off second best but what can you do. Every monday I would either have to put up with abuse for losing the previous saturday or smart remarks that we must have got lucky and Rochdale ...
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  2. Away Day Blues

    Crewe Alexandra - Gresty Road








    After a flying visit to the home of Crewe while waiting for a connection to take me to Vale Park earlier in the season, this was my first actual game at Gresty Road, and the 65th league ground that I have visited on my long quest to join the 92 club. As Gresty Road is barely 5 minutes walk from the railway station, I took the train, arriving in ...
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  3. Away Day Blues, FA Cup Special

    Oldham Athletic Boundary Park









    After Southend held their higher league opponents to a commendable draw in the FA Cup round 2 tie at Roots Hall the Saturday before last, I made the short trip west along the M62 to Oldham for the Tuesday night replay. The winners have the added incentive of taking on Liverpool at Anfield in round 3 in January. I'm sure both clubs' ...
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  4. Away Day Blues

    Fleetwood Town Highbury Stadium





    After two successive cup games it is back to the bread and butter of the league and a visit to Highbury Stadium and the home of the cod army, picking up my 70th ground in the process. Fleetwood have had quite a meteoric rise up the football ziggurat. But the architect of much of that success Micky Mellon was sacked last Saturday despite taking them in just four ...

    Updated 30-03-2013 at 10:37 PM by maninasuitcase

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  5. Behind the Scenes of a Web-Site Heading to Wem-ber-ley.

    I have been waiting forever to support my football team at Wembley.

    Along with many other football fans I have seen England play at the old stadium but after the two-legged battle against Orient I will be heading down Wembley Way to watch MY team do battle in the JPT at the home of football.

    ShrimperZone web-site has planned for the possibility of a big day out for a long time. After several attempts at finding a very reliable hosting company we decided the Zone needed ...
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