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  1. Yorkshire Blue

    Depth chart

    With the signing of Mantom apparently imminent our squad seems in decent shape for the start of pre-season. Subject to contract U23s GK Oxley, T. Smith, Bishop, Bexon RB Demetriou, Bwomono, White LB Coker, Hendrie, Kyprianou, Bowmono, White CB Turner, White, Kiernan, Kyprianou, Ferdinand...
  2. 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...
  3. Ref Watch .... A Winter's Tale ... Walsall H

    Head to head League matches with Walsall have not exactly gone measure for measure as we hold a huge lead with 41 wins to their 21 and 17 draws. Saturday's man in charge should be a familiar figure, unless it's called of by someone more local beforehand. It's Charles Breakspear from...
  4. Players on Loan.

    Well done CP for getting in the 3 on loan. A big lad up front and someone stronger in mid-field would have been on anyone's shopping list but getting someone who can slot in with at least L1 experience is the difficult bit in January. Lets hope Sam Mantom arrives soon but I guess he wouldn't be...
  5. Memory Lane Hi all from Canada

    Hi everyone, i found this forum while looking for some pics and/or memorabilia on my friend Tony Bentley. Tony lives and works in a pub in our hometown of Kentville, Nova Scotia. Tony recently celebrated his 78 birthday and I was trying to gather some old pics of his playing days. If anyone...
  6. manor15

    The absence of Will Atkinson

    An interesting topic which came up today. There's virtually no doubt that had he stayed he would have played almost every game this season, whereas he's only made 2 starts since October for League 2 Mansfield. I wouldn't mind betting he would be cheaper than Josh Wright too. Primarily though...
  7. Ref Watch ..... Oldham H

    Oldham have won 4 out of 5 of their last League games at Southend, but we still hold a 14-11 lead in all League matches, with 9 draws. Their form has been exceptional since appointing Richie Wellens as manager just over 2 months ago with 5 wins and 4 draws in the 10 League games since...
  8. Our “superstars” Bentley and Payne.

    This is all about the totally unrealistic expectations repeatedly expressed by some Zoners about Bentley and Payne just because they came through our youth system. Watching the end of Brentford v QPR 2-2 last night on Sky,I straight away saw Daniel fumble a cross and get away with it.In added on...
  9. RobM

    Mr. Bentley

    ...getting sme stick for last night on a Brentford forum; "The defence has chopped & changed throughout, but the one constant has been Bentley & he’s worried me for weeks now. It seems that others are seeing this too, so is it time for Daniels to have a chance?"
  10. Bents Skipper ;

    Brentford goalkeeper Dan Bentley says he'd thrive off the role of being team captain, after getting a taste of it at Middlesbrough. The stopper was handed the armband for the closing stages of the clash at the Riverside Stadium, and Bentley says it was 'a privilege' to be given the...
  11. Ref Watch ..... Gillingham (A) - League

    Saturday's man in charge will come as a nasty shock for those sufferers of refereeing peladophobia; it is to be Charles Breakspear from Walton-on-Thames. A shaven headed clone (perhaps they really think it makes them referee like Collina ? I've got news for them!) and on the evidence of what...
  12. 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...
  13. Yorkshire Blue

    Getting younger

    At the moment our expected opening day line-up would be: Oxley 27 Demetriou 29 Coker 27 Ferdinand 32 Thompson 24 Wordsworth 28 Leonard 25 Timlin 32 McLaughlin 27 Cox 30 Fortune 36 First off the bench: White 31, McGlashan 28, Robinson 28 In prison: Ranger 26 The departure of Atkinson (29 in...
  14. Napster

    Questions for Tony Bentley

    Confirmed a interview with Tony Bentley for the fanzine - any questions?
  15. C C Csiders

    The History Men XI

    This is not yet another name your best Southend United XI thread. This is more of a name an XI that helped shaped Southend United history by performing or achieving something in a single match that gives them some form of legendary status. This might be through a single event in a match. You can...
  16. The season so far

    We are currently going ok with the whiff of a PO on offer...but jeez it's been fun and games so far. Captain Barratt was the man but binned in mysterious circumstances Nile Ranger was also the man but in court was revealed as a crook then further revelations saw him suspended. Ken the...
  17. Ref Watch ...... Bolton H

    The last visit of Bolton to Roots Hall was that, oh so memorable, 5-2 win 20 years ago. Tomorrow's referee is Charles Breakspear from Walton-on-Thames. He has refereed six Southend matches before and in the first two he sent off an opposing player. Sadly we only got a defeat and a draw (and...
  18. Ricey

    Bentley Tribunal Fee - £1.1m + add-ons

    According to CP on twitter. I'm awaiting disappointment.
  19. Bentley

    Watched the Brentford game this evening Bentley had so little to do he could have read a news paper during the match When called in to action he did what he had to do .Just wondering if a fee for him has finaly been settled .Wish him well for thye rest of the season .
  20. manor15

    Contracts - renew or not?

    As usual at our club and at most FL clubs we're set to see quite a few of our key players see their contracts expire if they aren't offered a new deal. We've lost Barry Corr, Dan Bentley and Jack Payne through this way in the past two years and whilst some were always going to leave you'd think...