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  1. Ref Watch ....... Exeter away

    Tomorrow's referee is, in theory, the best referee outside the SG. It is 6th year referee, Roger East from Salisbury. He has been given 4 Premiership matches this season. He is a familiar and distinctive figure to most of us as he did both the televised game at Gillingham (2 yellows and three...
  2. Ref Watch ....... Paint pot Oxford

    Tonight's referee is one who is being fast-tracked more than any other referee since Attwell (and that worked out well!!). He is David Coote from Winthorpe near Newark. He is a third year referee and he has been getting appointments far better than his experience (and, probably, ability)...
  3. Ref Watch Cup refwatch Brentford

    As we look to maintain our 100% record against Brentford in the FA Cup, Saturday's referee is Dean Whitestone from Northampton, in his seventh season as a Football League referee. He is the second referee from Northampton in 5 days and I can safely say he is both taller and, normally, better...
  4. Ref Watch ........ Fleetwood away

    In charge of tomorrow's first ever match with Fleetwood we have the dead hand of dead-eyed Darren Deadman, from Chatteris, Cambridgeshire. He is a civil servant, specifically a public transport officer for Peterborough City Council. In his eigth season as a League referee he has notched up...
  5. OldBlueLady

    Signed SUFC Away "Rebus" Shirt 2001/2

    Guys, I've been given this shirt to auction on behalf of the Castle Point Car Scheme, who received it via the Papworth Trust from Steve Tilson. The Car Scheme operates to help disabled or disadvantaged people to meet medical appointments in particular, but also to help people who wouldn't be...
  6. Ref Watch ...... Northampton away

    A short Refwatch this week as there is little to say about tomorrow's referee. He is Stephen Martin from Stafford and this is his second ever match as a League referee. His previous Southend appointments have all been as an Assistant Referee. His card count in the Blue Square Conference last...
  7. Ref Watch ....... Accrington Stanley home

    A short Refwatch this week as there is little to say about tomorrow's referee. He is Tim Robinson from Bognor Regis and this is his first ever match as a League referee. His previous Southend appointments have all been as an Assistant Referee, the most recent of which was Torquay away last...
  8. Ref Watch ....... Peterborough away

    Tomorrow's referee is Mark Brown from Hull - not to be confused with the Mark Brown who may or may not be keeping goal for us. He is just starting his third season as a League referee. His first didn't seem to be going too badly with a couple of Championship appointments, but he fell foul of...
  9. Ref Watch .........Crewe away

    The referee for tomorrow's match will be Michael Naylor travelling across from Sheffield for his second Southend match. He is in his second season, his first passing without too much ado. He was given a couple of Championship matches so marks must have been at least reasonable. His first...
  10. Ref Watch .............. Barnet

    A win tonight and we are in the playoffs for sure. Normally a cause for celebration, but things seem a little flat to me given that three months ago today we were sitting proudly at the top of the League and very short odds for automatic promotion. Who wouldn't have taken our current situation...
  11. Ref Watch ...... Hereford away

    There is probably not a single team in the entire League that has as good a recent record against any other team as ours against Hereford. Our ten match record reads "Played 10 Won 10 Goals For 20 Goals Against 2". Combine that with a referee we have never lost with and we must surely have the...
  12. Ref Watch ....... Shrewsbury

    Saturday's referee is Dean Whitestone from Northampton, in his sixth season as a Football League referee. He is a referee we have seen a lot of at Roots Hall but rarely away from home. He has refereed eight games at Roots Hall. He was here twice last season for the league win against Torquay...
  13. Ref Watch ....... Port Vale

    Man in charge as we try to get our home form back on track and pick up our first 3 points at Roots Hall for just over two months will be second year referee Brendan Malone from Salisbury refereeing his fourth Southend match. He was in charge of the "dead" match, our fourth game against...
  14. Ref Watch ....... Bradford City

    The referee for tonight's "must win" match is Graham Scott from Abingdon in Oxfordshire. He is in his 4th season as a Football League referee and makes his third visit to Roots Hall. (It would be his fourth, but the second didn't happen due to the appropriately Antarctic weather at the time.)...
  15. Ref Watch ..... Macclesfield away + Manor

    Tomorrow's referee is Mark Brown from Hull. He is In his second season. His first didn't seem to be going too badly with a couple of Championship appointments, but he fell foul of the refereeing authorities for inappropriate use of social networking sites (something to do with a joke about...
  16. Ref Watch ...... Morecambe

    The referee for tomorrow's cut price bonanza is Graham Scott from Abingdon in Oxfordshire. He is in his 4th season as a Football League referee and makes his second visit to Roots Hall. (It would be his third, but the second didn't happen due to the appropriately Antarctic weather at the time.)...
  17. Ref Watch ....... Rotherham away

    The man in charge of tomorrow's rather daunting looking fixture is Graham Salisbury from Preston. One of the oldest and most experienced officials, the 49 year old is in his 11th season on the list. He has enjoyed a reputation as a steady journeyman official who was never going to make it to...
  18. Ref Watch ..... Port Vale away

    Saturday's referee is Rob Shoebridge from Ripley, Derbyshire, in his 6th season as a Football League referee. His career seemed to be developing nicely until a couple of years ago when he was responsible for one of the worst decisions in the history of refereeing - right up there with Attwell's...
  19. OldBlueLady

    Death Penalty vote back in the forefront

    According to Sky News, MPs may be about to debate the reintroduction of the death penalty: With the vast improvements in DNA and forensic findings, is it time for a more up to date viewpoint from the cross section of SZ posters at large? For myself, I believe that if the evidence is 100%...
  20. Ref Watch ....... Bradford City

    Glad I didn't do this earlier as the official has changed. No longer Gary Sutton but now Mark Brown from East Yorkshire. In his first season, which doesn't seem to be going too badly with a couple of Championship appointments. He makes his first visit to Roots Hall having refereed Southend once...
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