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  1. Napster

    Best XI of players with 2 or more spells with us

    Any upgrade on the below? I've got Edwards at RB and Barrett LB and it's a 4-3-3 formation., Cawston (78-83; 84-85) Prior (89-93; 04-07) Edwards (89-95; 04-06) Clark (76-77; 82-91) Barrett (04-10; 15-17) McCormack (2005 (loan); 07-10) Timlin (2010; 11-18) Kightly (03-05; 17-present) Eastwood...
  2. Cricko

    Podcast 6: Adam Barrett Unique Purple Signed Shirt

    This is a one off shirt. They were given to the squad prior to the fixture against Walsall in March 2010. It is Purple, as that day SUFC were rasing funds for Polio. Adam did not feature in that game so I guess that makes it even rarer as a one off. The frame is not up to much as the glass is...
  3. Ref Watch .... Oxford A

    As we go for our 4th consecutive win at Oxford, tomorrow's man in charge is fourth year League referee, Darren Handley from Bolton who made it on to the League list in 2014 after 6 years of Conference officiating. He is 40 and a PE teacher at Tottington High School. He has refereed Southend...
  4. Ref Watch ...... Blackburn A

    Last time tomorrow's referee was appointed to a Southend game, just 8 weeks ago, we were looking forward slightly apprehensively to facing the division's leading team. That worked out rather well. Once again he takes charge of our match against the top of the league team. However, as this one...
  5. Volunteer Wanted ---- from those who donated to the Adam Barrett Montage

    Anyone who donated to the Adam Barrett Montage ----- we are looking for someone local-ish to Southend to present Adam with his framed montage, at a time and a place to be agreed with the man himself. As I now reside in the People's Republic of West Yorkshire and Cricko is a shy boy we need...
  6. Ref Watch ..... Wigan H

    We actually have a pretty decent record against Wigan at home with 5 wins and a draw from 8 matches. And we've never lost to them at home on a Saturday! The referee for Saturday's match is the very experienced Andy Woolmer from Northampton. This short referee with even shorter hair had the...
  7. Cricko

    Zone Update How do we improve the site?

    We are always looking for ways to improve the site. We have looked at vBulletin 5, it seriously is not for us...we even looked at changing to XenForo, which is a clean site started by the ex vB designer Kier Darby who in his early days of rapid growth used to help us mere mortals to build this...
  8. Suffolk Shrimper In Dorset

    **** it, we need some cheering up, try this

    Nine years ago today, I, and most of you ,went absolutely mental: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQKor0opb28 Brown, Woody, and others, hang your heads in shame and do the decent thing. Bring back Barrett & Clark (Paul) (ok, maybe even Peter too) to the Roots Hall management team, lets...
  9. BriggBlue

    PB's replacement

    Given Phil's recent comments it appears his tenure is coming towards its end, so who do people think is likely to be a sensible and realistic replacement? Could we afford get Nathan Jones from Luton ? how about a Powell / Barrett partnership?
  10. Ref Watch ...... Doncaster A

    In regular League games we have a slight edge over Doncaster with 13 wins to their 12 from 30 games. We haven't won there since 1989 though when a Dave Crown penalty was enough to secure the points. Man in charge is fourth year League referee, Darren Handley from Bolton who made it on to the...
  11. Ref Watch ........ AFC Wimbledon H

    Tomorrow's referee is the rapidly balding Graham Horwood from Luton, in his 9th year as a League referee and refereeing his 13th Southend game. His eight and a bit years of League service are either side of a two year gap when he was demoted for performance reasons. Even now some years after...
  12. Shrimperstrust

    Shrimpers Trust News Moody Blues Fundraiser Breaks The £6k Barrier!

    The £6,000 barrier has been broken! The current total now stands at £6,073.17 a fantastic effort. The Auction for Adam Barrett's Boots raised £100, thanks to everyone who took part. The winner will be notified shortly. And there are still several ways the total can be pushed even higher...
  13. Kevin Hogg

    De Ja Vu...?

    I certainly hope not.. In August last season the idea that our club legend Adam Barrett would be playing some of the final games of his career - was unthinkable. Yet the reality was that time had caught up with a hero. I believe that Anton Ferdinand was runner-up in Player of the Year last...
  14. Shrimperstrust

    Shrimpers Trust News Moody Blues Fundraiser Now Just £80 Short Of £6K

    Once again the footballing community generosity shows no bounds. The total raised so far is now just £80 short of the £6k mark - a remarkable achievement. As well as the continuing online donations the cricket match organised by Blueblood and held on Sunday raised £672.00. There is still the...
  15. FarmdogSUFC

    Phil Browns Firsts

    No, not his first lover, PBs first 11 in every opening game. A suggestion on YouTube to watch "Southend 1-0 Plymouth Highlights" got me thinking about how far we have come in every opening game of the season, so I decided to have a look. Put these teams against our potential starting 11 next...

    Directions for Brown

    Still think the best way forward for Phil Brown is:- 1. Head north on Plas Newydd towards Shaftesbury Ave 77 m 2. Turn left onto Shaftesbury Ave 0.2 km 3. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Lifstan Way 1.2 km 4. Continue onto Hamstel RdGo through 1 roundabout 1.2 km 5. At the...
  17. The Captains Suite

    http://www.southendunited.co.uk/news/article/2016-17/newly-branded-captains-suite-3712485.aspx So the Club are re-branding the 110 Club as The Captains Suite and will theme it around five iconic captains of the Club's past and want the fans to chose who those five are. Firstly, I love this sort...
  18. Rattus Norvegicus

    April 2016 v April 2017

    So, here it is - the final month of football (unless we get to the play-offs that is). What a journey from that first match at home to Gills and McLaughlin's scuffed goal. As usual it has been a roller coaster:- signing crocked players like Fortune, injury prone druggies like Ranger, relegation...
  19. Adam Barrett Flag

    Executive decision has been made that when we present AB with the photo montage we will, at the same time, give him his flag as well. We will be doing this locally, venue to be arranged, and the people who donated will be welcome to attend the evening and sign the flag with a message. ----...
  20. Adam Barrett Day

    This is a very specific post. I'm not trying to duplicate the Adam Barrett appreciation thread, it's a specific campaign and I want thoughts on how we do it. I propose that Adam Barrett is invited to our last home game of the season and paraded on the pitch before the game like Anton was when...