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  1. Memory Lane John "Joe" Kurila

    I had a phone call earlier today from Billy Best who informed me that our former defender Big John Kurila had passed away aged 76. Fans of a certain age will remember John who was a tough no nonsense Scottish defender, who joined us in the summer of 1968 and played in every match of that...
  2. Question New Club Song

    I was so impressed with the post 50 years ago today about Billy Best ,and mentioned in a thread about how the Kop always got behind Liverpool when they were down with their song YOUR NEVER WALK ALONE.That it came to me from the title of the thread that just maybe we have our own Sergeant Pepper...
  3. Theo Foley

    Apart from John White's goal (we don't say that very often), the only enjoyable part of the day yesterday was before the match when I spoke to Theo Foley. He has just turned 80 and is still best mates with Billy Best and John Kurila. Theo said that it was on his recommendation that Billy came...
  4. Our best defensive and strike partnerships

    Phil Brown's comment in his Echo interview after the Peterborough match that he had stuck with Cox and Fortune up front because they have developed such a good mutual understanding set me thinking about great partnership pairings in attack and in central defence that I have seen over the course...
  5. legend timetable ?

    It wasn't until I got home on saturday that i noticed that Billy Best was introduced to the crowd on saturday . I saw this on twitter as normally, like hundreds of others I suspect, I'm either in the Spread/Railway before and tend to arrive at 2.59 . But would love to know if the club lets...
  6. Memory Lane Billy Best

    I had a phone call earlier this week from Billy Best and for all those misty eyed fans of a certain age Billy will be back at Roots Hall this weekend for our match against Northampton Town, just under 50 years since he joined us from the Cobblers back in January 1968. Billy...
  7. Kevin Hogg

    Support

    Had a few beers in the sun...as you do. I look at much of the debating and offer an opinion now and then. However, we all support and many love Southend United Football Club. We approach another season where none of us whatsoever have much idea how we will do. We all hope for the best. I have...
  8. What Legends Do You Want Back At Roots Hall?

    Just seen this on the clubs website. It has to be Billy Best for me. We could all name loads, but if you had to pick just one, who would it be? http://www.southendunited.co.uk/news/article/introducing-legends-lounge-and-110-club-3127732.aspx
  9. DistantBlue

    Swindon Town Away FACup 3rd Round Jan 1969

    Probably been asked before but are there many of us still alive who were there that day when the Blues (inc Billy Best and Chico Hamilton) took down Swindon Town (including Don Rogers and John Smith) in the period when Swindon were so good they went on to be Arsenal in the League Cup Final at...
  10. DistantBlue

    Eddie Firmani

    Never started a new thread before .......exciting! Just wanted to say for no apparent reason that I was privileged to see both Billy Best and Eddie Firmani in the flesh And although the Billy B was the best ever seen at Roots Hall Eddie Firmani was the most sublime Just thought I'd share that...
  11. DoDTS

    Swindon who went there the earliest?

    Following on from the "Longest Serving Supporter?" thread I, like many on here, made my first visit to Swindon just over 47 years ago: 4th January 1969 Swindon Town 0-2 Southend United F,A. Cup Round 3 Goalscorers; Billy Best and Ian Hamilton Attendance; 18,828 The question is has anyone...
  12. Memory Lane Gary Moore

    Tomorrow, Wednesday 4/11/15 is the 70th.birthday of GARY MOORE, a centre-forward who, after a couple of substitute appearances started his first match, ironically on his 23rd.birthday, away at Port Vale. Five days later he scored on his debut at Roots Hall against Doncaster Rovers in a 2-0 win...
  13. Napster

    New quiz - assorted

    When Roots Hall was planned in 1955, what was the original intended capacity? The black seats in the main stand, introduced in the early 1990s, came from which club? Which former manager achieved the distinction of playing for three clubs in one season who were all promoted? Who cost more? Mark...
  14. Napster

    Best SUFC XI - names from success

    People like Billy Best, can we make a Southend team from names who correspond to winning, success, etc?
  15. Your most important games...

    What is your most enjoyed Blues match and ,given a time-machine,which game would you have liked to have seen .Give reasons. My most enjoyed game would be home to Brentwood Town we hit them for 10 in or around 1968 (FA Cup Tie-2nd Round). Gary Moore got 4 and Billy Best (one of Blues best ever...
  16. Memory Lane Happy Birthday Billy Best!

    For all the misty-eyed brigade on here, next Saturday 7th September, the legend that is Billy Best will celebrate his 70th birthday. It is now over 40 years since his 6 seasons of playing for The Shrimpers ended 1967-68-1972-73. In that time, Billy played a total of 247 matches and amassed an...
  17. Memory Lane On this day ...........

    .....just 41 years ago, we clinched our first ever Football League promotion at Scunthorpe. Away support in those days was not what it is today and there were very few of us there to witness the historic occasion. Billy Best's goal secured the necessary point.
  18. Memory Lane Canada Man lives!!

    Hi everyone. It has been so long since I was on these forums that I forgot my password. I have lived in Canada for the past 34 years but born and bred a Southend boy. Lived near Southchurch Park growing up. My hero was and still is Billy Best. I remember watching him set the FA Cup record for...
  19. Hi from newby

    Hello to all fellow supporters. I have been watching the blues on and off since the days of Billy Best.Had a season ticket now for the last 5 seasons and will continue. You have to take the rough with the smooth. One thing baffles me, why have we got a championship striker (Freddie)if they are...
  20. Memory Lane Billy Best

    Just heard the news that one of the all time great strikers will be back at Roots Hall tomorrow to watch his former clubs do battle. I have told him to bring his boots as he may well get a game, to which he replied " I am now almost 70 years old and just not fit enough, he also said it's almost...
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