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  1. First ever match at Roots Hall ;

    Luvin this ; https://www.southendunited.co.uk/news/2017/june/08.opening-match-at-roots-hall-1955/
  2. Napster

    Friday quiz

    1) What do the following players have in common? Craig Holloway, Nicky Nicolau and John Spicer graduated same year from Arsenal youth 2) Name the next in sequence: Kevin Maher Darryl Flahavan Leon Cort Mark Gower (player of season) 3) Name the next in sequence: Elonex Crevette United Artists...
  3. The Big Dady

    Attendances in a New Stadium

    I was interested in the discussion on another thread about what effect a new stadium could have on our clubs home attendances. So I thought I would check to see what difference it made to our attendances when we switched from the Greyhound Granger Road Stadium to Roots Hall in 1955. Season...
  4. Shrimperstrust

    Once Upon A Time In Malta

    In 1955 Harry Warren Southend United's manager at the time together with a passionate supporter Peter Coombes (stationed in Malta) arranged for our club to play in a Pre-Season Tournament at the historic Empire Stadium against the top three Maltese teams (from 1954/55 season), namely Floriana...
  5. Programme search

    I'm just wondering if there might possibly be someone out there who could help me with a missing programme.....my collection of Southend always has just a few gaps 1955-61(rare/extremely expensive issues) but also lacks:OLDHAM v S.U. Played 25/4/98. If anyone has a spare copy,please pm me,I'd...
  6. Napster

    New quiz - assorted

    When Roots Hall was planned in 1955, what was the original intended capacity? The black seats in the main stand, introduced in the early 1990s, came from which club? Which former manager achieved the distinction of playing for three clubs in one season who were all promoted? Who cost more? Mark...
  7. Division 1 North and South

    Because of the old photo's thread, I discovered that when Southend played their first game at Roots Hall in 1955, they were in Division 3 South. There was 4 Divisions, 1, 2, 3 North and 3 South. Now because of rising debt and with a few clubs struggling to survive in the 2 lower Leagues, do you...
  8. Roots Hall

    Now that maybe we will be going to a new ground sooner, rather than later, i was looking up the history of Roots Hall. I was surprised to see that, opening on 20th August 1955, it was then the youngest football ground for 33 years, until Scunthorpe opened Glanford Park in 1988. Must admit i was...
  9. pickledseal

    Question Stadium Program/Announcements for my Grandad RIP

    Quick question, My grandad, Ted Lewis, passed away last week. He was 94 and a season ticket holder for over 40 years after moving to Southend in 1955. He used to go to lots of reserve games too and used to offer his 'advice' to whoever was in charge apparently! He sat at the back of the West...
  10. South Bank Hank

    The beautiful game...

    England v Sweden women's friendly about to kick off on BBC 1. Get it while it's hot.
  11. DoDTS

    A good start

    Great start to the season with two League wins but how good is it? Since 1920 we have acheived this feat 14 times in: 1922-23, 1927-28, 1929-30, 1931-32, 1952-53, 1955-56, 1957-58, 1967-68, 1969-70, 1974-75, 1979-80, 1980-81, 1990-91 and the last one 13 years ago 1998-99. In 1980-81 we went...
  12. C C Csiders

    Elderly couple murdered by toothpaste

  13. DoDTS

    The 1953 Floods

    I hope the following is of some interest, on a Saturday afternoon in 1953 Southend United played a poor game of football, the crowd had a good old moan and then went home totally unaware of the disaster that would hit locally in a few hours time. Saturday 31st January 1953 Southend United 1-0...
  14. Les Stubbs

    With regret I bring the news of the passing today of former Southend United player Les Stubbs. Les had two spells with the club as well as playing for Chelsea where he won the first division championship in 1955. He also played locally with Great Wakering Rovers who he turned out for until he...
  15. Legacy shirt

    http://www.southendunited.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10444~2171936,00.html :finger2: Didn't see this anywhere else, is this Ron's latest attempt to make some money? Does this mean there are still money troubles? Am I reading too much into this? Also why does it need a separate website just for...
  16. Up the Shrimpers

    Memory Lane Pathe News Southend v Bristol Rovers FA Cup 1952

    Excellent footage from the old Southend Stadium in 1952 attendance 22,429. Just look at the pitch and some of the tackles how was that not a penalty? Southend players look pretty hard, the players of today would not last 2 minutes with that lot. Ah its Joe Sibley who squares up with the Bristol...
  17. OldBlueLady

    Are you still looking for a present for your ladies?

    OMG - the perfect present! Apologies, can't seem to post the pic http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=19551&storeId=12556&categoryId=67911&parent_category_rn=67910&productId=1540546&langId=-1
  18. Uncle Leo

    Preliminary Round 1

    Cast your votes... If you can't see these images - check out this link
  19. OldBlueLady

    Memory Lane Special Report on SUFC's previous homes

    Nice piece from the Echo's site today (I know there's no paper today), could have gone in the other forum I guess, but thought it kind of went alongside the Hall of Fame stuff we've been doing. Sing the Blues for stadiums past 12:10am Saturday 30th May 2009 Comments (0) Have your say » By...
  20. Yorkshire Blue

    SZ's Southend United Hall of Fame - David Webb

    For 84 years Southend was a team that bounced around the lower divisions. The opening words of the official club history are: "Other teams dreamt of Wembley, some hankered for the first division championship or a place in Europe - but Southend only ever wanted second division status." We'd...