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  1. Napster

    Best Southend team with 4 letters in the surname

    Started thinking about this last night on the train Best Southend XI with players whose surnames only have 4 letters. So far, I have Hone at right-back and Mark Hall and Derek Hall on the wings and Billy Best up front. Any suggestions?
  2. Yorkshire Blue

    SZ's Southend United Hall of Fame - 3rd round of nominations

    It's time for the third round of nominations. Rules and guidelines are here. Basically each poster gets one nomination per round, so use your nomination wisely, and individuals need five nominations to go forward to a ballot. So far Chris Powell, Sid Broomfield, Stan Collymore, Ron Pountney...
  3. Yorkshire Blue

    SZ's Southend United Hall of Fame - Billy Best

    I never saw Billy Best play. What I have seen was the reverence that those who had, hold Billy Best. The mere mention of his name and fans of a certain age go all misty-eyed. I first noticed this phenomenon in 1993. I knew Stan was good, but I wasn't at that stage sure quite how good he was...
  4. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford's X-Files: SUFC Special

    I thought I would depart from the normal RSXF theme of carl, steveo and I arguing with all the Godless lefties and discuss something which really doesn’t belong in the Pub section – my view on the current state of Southend United, both on and off the field. Steve Tilson has presided over one...
  5. Yorkshire Blue

    SZ's Southend United Hall of Fame - Ronnie Pountney 2nd vote

    Up for the second time is Ronnie Pountney The first individual to be nominated 6 times, this still wasn't enough to make him a first ballot hall of famer, as his vote seemed to have got lost in the Christmas period. The idea that Pountney didn't make it was met by incredulity from those who...
  6. Yorkshire Blue

    SZ's Southend United Hall of Fame - 2nd round of nominations

    It's time for the second round of nominations. Rules and guidelines are here. Basically each poster gets one nomination per round, so use your nomination wisely, and individuals need five nominations to go forward to a ballot. So far Chris Powell and Sid Broomfield have been elected, with Stan...
  7. Yorkshire Blue

    SZ's Southend United Hall of Fame - Ronnie Pountney

    There are many ways to measure greatness: appearances, medals, honours, popularity. Well Ron Pountney sits third in the all-time appearance list, was an integral part of the club's first major title (Division 4, 1980-81) and won the player of the year award a record three times. Ronnie...
  8. Shrimperstrust

    Billy Best & Gary Moore - The Legends Return

    It was forty years ago next weekend that a never to be broken record was established by two Southend United Legends, Billy Best and Gary Moore. Both scored hat-tricks in the First and Second Rounds of the F.A. Cup in the 1968/69 Season with the first pair coming against Kings Lynn on 16th...
  9. Rusty Shackleford

    Best Manager and Best Player - to prove Napster wrong.....

    In the Worst Manager/Player thread, Napster reckons there would only be a handful if it was Best Manager and Player being discussed. It's been done before, but I don't think together, and I like proving Napster to be wrong, so..... Graysblue has already nominated Tilly and Billy Best. For...
  10. were you there??

    season 1970ish ? blues legend billy best missed several games through injury,he returned for the stiffs against orient ,best played like a demon scoring 5 in the 7 0 romp. this reserve game attracted over 7000 to the hall just wondered if anyone on here attended that night. 7000 for...
  11. Uncle Leo

    Front page updated...

    ...twice! fbm's Port Vale match report, plus another blast from the past courtesy of Billy Best's Boot Laces. Thanks to both of you for your articles. Click here for more...
  12. SUFC_Al

    20 goal strikers.

    Everyone knows that having one of these players can benefit any team and since the departure of you know who, there have been numerous calls for us to get one in. Never an easy task. It got me thinking how many times an SUFC player has achieved this feat, so using Robin Michels excellent SUFC...
  13. C C Csiders

    35 Year Ago........

    tomorrow, is the anniversary of my first Southend match vs. Doncaster Rovers at home, played on either Good Friday or Easter Monday. We won 2-1 (Billy Best and Bill Garner) in that promotion season. I stood with my brother on the South Bank. Just realised this, and thought I'd share it with...
  14. Billy Best at last week's game

    Good to see Billy Best as the half-time guest at last weeks game. Surprised that no-one else had commented on him. I was a little too young to remember him but my dad used to go to see us in the late 60's and he still raves on about him as a natural goalscorer and one of the best players he...
  15. You'll never walk alone ......

    No-one wants to knock Steve Tilson and the great job he has done, or knock the players who have got the club into the Championship so its not criticism to try make suggestions or point out things out. And Southend have got where they are trying to play the game the right way and theres a lot...
  16. stan collymore

    Long Time !

    Hi everyone,its been a long time!!! Nice to see that the Spanish shrimper is still a miserable tw&t,harking for the days of a Billy Best & Jimmy Shankley.As for the guys i chatted to a couple of years ago,i hope you are all well! The club,albeit recently are really...
  17. Xàbia Shrimper

    100 Best ...

    Let's start our own ShrimperZone centenary celebrations by picking 100 players who have turned out for Southend United. But let's choose them on a personal level in YOUR lifetime - first come, first served (no repeats) - with your reason WHY you choose this player. We all have different...
  18. Xàbia Shrimper

    Official Site

    Billy Best won 1966-76. The selection for 1976-86: * Dave Smith * Ronnie Pountney * Mervyn Cawston Early voting has put the gaffer into a clear lead with almost 60% of the vote. And your choice is ...?
  19. Matt the Shrimp

    Southend United Hall of Fame

    Well, folks... as predicted by quite a few, Southend's favourite son of Glasgow - Billy Best - won the vote for the SUFC Hall of Fame for 1966-76. Billy is Best Now the vote is being held for 1976-86 between: *Dave Smith *Ronnie Pountney *Mervyn Cawston Southend legends all three, but which...
  20. FREDDY'S OUT ..!

    Freddy is out on Saturday......................................to join the 50 Club . He hopes to net his 50 th goal for us v. Brizzle . If he does so he will become just the 18 th to do so and the 4th quickest the reach the landmark , behind 1. Jimmy Shankly 61 starts 2. Roy Hollis 70 starts...
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