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  1. Ref Watch Festive Officials

    After Keith Stroud on Saturday (more about him later), the festive appointments are, as usual, made well in advance and are as follows: Scunthorpe (A) Martin Coy Charlton (H) Graham Horwood Shrewsbury (H) Gavin Ward Wimbledon (A) John Busby The two at Roots Hall are certainly nothing special.
  2. Ref Watch ..... Fleetwood and Wimbledon

    Appointments have been announced and are as follows: Fleetwood Town Referee: Carl Boyeson Assistant Referee: Alf Greenwood Assistant Referee: Paul Newhouse Fourth Official: Kevin Mulraine AFC Wimbledon Referee: Graham Horwood Assistant Referee: Rob Smith Assistant Referee: Callum...
  3. Ref Watch ..... Charlton and Shrewsbury both A

    Well the appointments have been made for these two rather daunting looking fixtures against free-scoring Charlton and high-flying Shrewsbury: Charlton Referee: GAVIN WARD Assistant Referees: Stuart Butler and Andrew Laver Fourth Official: Ryan T Atkin Shrewsbury Referee: ROSS JOYCE Assistant...
  4. Ref Watch ..... Rochdale H

    The appointments are out, a day later than usual due to Bank Holiday: Referee: Tim Robinson Assistant Referee: Ian Cooper Assistant Referee: Andrew Fox Fourth Official: Carl Brook Details to follow, nearer to match.
  5. Ref Watch ...... Gillingham A (1 of 2)

    Appointments are thus: Referee: Charles Breakspear Assistant Referee: Marc Wilson Assistant Referee: Sam Ogles Fourth Official: Adrian Waters Details to follow midweek-ish as usual.
  6. Ref Watch ..... Two big appointments for Andre Marriner today !

    Select Group referee Andre Marriner gets appointed to referee the EFL Cup Final at Wembley between Man Utd and Southampton and just as he's probably thinking life as a referee can't get much better, he and his team of Assistants land the plum fixture at the New Den on Saturday !!
  7. Breaking News Checkatrade Round Two

    Hot off the appointments press: Kettle for the Oxford game Refwatch to follow in due course.
  8. Ref Watch ......... Millwall CUP

    Our last six home matches with Millwall have produced just a miserly 5 goals (two 0-0s, three 1-0s and a 2-0) and the last Southend player to score against Millwall at home was Nicky Bailey, some three "dream moves" ago. Anyway, the referee in charge of tomorrow's match is third year official...
  9. Mad Cyril

    Ron Martin's managerial appointments.

    Putting aside they manner in which certain people may/may not have been treated does anyone feel that Ron has been pretty shrewd when appointing new managers?
  10. Ref Watch ....... Boxing Day Wimbledon A

    Firstly, Season's Greetings to all. Thursday's referee is Graham Scott from Abingdon in Oxfordshire. He is in his 6th season as a Football League referee and this will be his 7th Southend match. (It would be his eighth, but the second didn't happen due to the appropriately Antarctic weather at...
  11. Ref Watch ........... Pompey Away

    Referee for tomorrow night's match is Keith Hill from Hertfordshire. He was the FA's Regional Referees Manager for the East of England but spent a couple of years in Japan on some refereeing mission. He is now back and in his first full season of the resumption of his Football League career. He...
  12. Ref Watch ......... Dagenham H part 2

    For the second time in a few days we entertain a team we have never lost to in the League. Man in charge tomorrow is James Linington from Newport on the Isle of Wight. He is a highly rated referee in his sixth year having previously been a Select Group Assistant Referee and is being touted as a...
  13. Ref Watch ........ Scunthorpe H

    The return of Friday night football sees the continuation of the waterfowl theme. After Sheldrake's abysmal performance a couple of weeks' ago, tonight we have Coote. We have a pretty decent record against Scunthorpe at home and the man in charge as we attempt to keep that good record going is...
  14. Ref Watch ...... Hartlepool away.

    Tomorrow's match will be refereed by a Mr Brown from Hull ....... no, not that one !!! The referee is Mark Brown from Hull who is just starting his fourth season as a League referee. This will be the second consecutive season that he has refereed our first away game and we'll be hoping for...
  15. Ref Watch .......... Bristol Rovers H

    Today's referee is, in theory, the best referee outside the SG. It is 6th year referee, Roger East from Salisbury. He has been given 5 Premiership matches this season, albeit fairly low key ones. He is a familiar and distinctive figure to most of us as he did both the televised game at...
  16. Ref Watch ....... Plymouth H

    I have left this to the last minute as tonight's referee's last two Southend appointments both saw very late changes and he didn't do the match - third time lucky hopefully. Man in charge tonight for our "must-win" game (how many more "must-win" games can we get away with not winning?) is...
  17. Ref Watch ..... Wimbledon home

    Obviously not optimistic about tonight's game happening but the referee is due to be Dean Whitestone from Northampton, in his seventh season as a Football League referee. He is a referee we have seen a lot of at Roots Hall but not much away from home. His most recent appearance at Roots Hall...
  18. Ref Watch ...... Rotherham another late change

    For the second match running the original appointee has been changed. Chris Sarginson is off the match and instead we have the return of Keith Hill from Hertfordshire. He was the FA's Regional Referees Manager for the East of England but has spent the best part of the last two years in Japan on...
  19. Ref Watch ......... Northampton

    Tomorrow's referee is Graham Scott from Abingdon in Oxfordshire. He is in his 5th season as a Football League referee and makes his fifth visit to Roots Hall. (It would be his sixth, but the second didn't happen due to the appropriately Antarctic weather at the time.) The first visit was the...
  20. OldBlueLady

    Selling for Charity - framed, signed Southend Utd 2001/2 Rebus shirt

    Some of you may recall me asking for some help with sigs on this a while back. We didn't get them all but notables there include Kevin Maher, Darryl Flahavan, Leon Cort, Damon Searle and Stuart Thurgood. Someone can probably identify more of them! Plaque at the bottom reads "Authentic...