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  1. AndyT

    Memory Lane Southend United v Rochdale (1977-78 or 1980-81)

    Both seasons, our final home game was, of course, against Rochdale. I went to both :- 1977-78 - WON 3-1 : Att. 11.253 1980-81 - DREW 1-1 : Att. 10,668 Both seasons were promotion winning ones, with us winning the title in 1980-81. I seem to recall Rochdale taking the lead with a fella...
  2. 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...
  3. Yorkshire Blue

    SZ's Southend United Hall of Fame - Dave Smith (2nd ballot)

    Up for election to the SZ Southend United Hall of Fame is manager Dave Smith. Smith came incredibly close last time, missing out by just 0.26%. Will he fare better at his second attempt? Here's what I wrote last time: ---------------------------------------------------- This poll is really a...
  4. Yorkshire Blue

    SZ's Southend United Hall of Fame - Dave Smith

    This poll is really a week or so too early. The date of this poll should be 01 May, because that is the date for which Dave Smith will forever be associated with the club, for it was on 01 May 1981 that his side claimed the club's first major trophy* with a 1-1 draw against Rochdale. Dave...
  5. 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...
  6. Yorkshire Blue

    SZ's Southend United Hall of Fame - Ronnie Pountney 2nd vote

    Up for the second time is Ronnie Pountney The first individual to be nominated 6 times, this still wasn't enough to make him a first ballot hall of famer, as his vote seemed to have got lost in the Christmas period. The idea that Pountney didn't make it was met by incredulity from those who...
  7. Yorkshire Blue

    SZ's Southend United Hall of Fame - Ronnie Pountney

    There are many ways to measure greatness: appearances, medals, honours, popularity. Well Ron Pountney sits third in the all-time appearance list, was an integral part of the club's first major title (Division 4, 1980-81) and won the player of the year award a record three times. Ronnie...
  8. Interview with Derek Spence

    here you go.... What a cracking fellow and managed to persuade him to come to the last away game of the season! Cheers Spencey! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - What was Dave Smith like to play for? He was a bit of an enigma. If...
  9. DoDTS

    August 1980

    1980-81 what a wonderful season forget the doom and gloom whats your memories of August 1980? 1 Sat 9-Aug Oxford Utd H LC1/1 1 0 Pountney 3,032 2 Wed 13-Aug Oxford Utd A LC1/2 0 2...
  10. DoDTS

    If you're depressed about not being promoted.

    If your a bit depressed about not being popmoted, just remember that over the last thirty six years we have been promoted eight times in 1971-72 1977-78 1980-81 1986-87 1989-90 1990-91 2004-05 and 2005-06. If that doesn't help think what it's like being a Rochdale fan. Granted they...
  11. quality old shirt on ebay

    unashamed plug http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SOUTHEND-UNITED-MATCH-WORN-SHIRT-ORIGINAL-1980-81_W0QQitemZ220165923799QQihZ012QQcategoryZ123760QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
  12. Napster

    The 1980-1 championship team

    John Walker A defender, Walker made 51 league appearances in 6Å years at Southend. In 1983 he joined the police; at 47, he is a chief inspector in Rayleigh, Essex. 2 David Cusack Signed from Sheffield Wednesday in 1978, Cusack played more than 200 times in defence for the Shrimpers and was...