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dave smith

  1. Suffolk Shrimper In Dorset

    Breaking News Derek Spence and Keith Mercer to visit Roots Hall

    Hopefully the mods will let this thread run here for a bit rather than batting it to 'ex-players' as I know from a post I ran back in April last year on Derek that this will be of interest to a lot of you. After meeting Derek last April in Blackpool at the time of reaching my '92' we discussed...
  2. Floval Flyer

    Memory Lane SUFC memorabilia - what do you have?

    After a dismal day I got round to opening a couple of boxes of my old SUFC programmes, and other tat, which have been in the loft for more years than I can recall. One item I had forgotten I still had (thought my mum had chucked it when I left home around 25 years ago) was a Wembley Trophy...
  3. 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...
  4. Kevin Hogg

    The Bizarre Summer Of 1983...

    I have never seen a thread on SZ that relates to the sacking of Dave Smith and his rather incredible reaction. Either I spent the Summer of '83 in a drunken haze? Or our manager was fired - but amazingly ignored the sacking and turned up to work for a period of time. Anyone remember a balding...
  5. Terry Gray

    What a good game last night and, to top it off, Terry Gray was at the game looking very fit and well. We spoke about the famous 'food poisoning' back in 1979 and I hadn't realised just how bad it was. Terry told me that the chicken they had been given was actually contaminated with salmonella...
  6. Hi there

    I'm new on here but you probably guessed that anyway. I started going to Southend back in 1974/75. The 1975/76 season was my first full season and we got relegated but I didn't let that put me off. Dave Smith took over for the 1976/77 season and I went to most of those home games too. The...
  7. Dave smith

    Just watching bbc lunchtime news slot about MOTD 50 years when a clip of dave smith pops up !!
  8. Red Card Roy

    Finally got round to reading the above while on holiday in Spain, and a fascinating read it was too. Apologies if this book has been covered before, but the following caught my eye ; McDonough thought that that Dave Smith was ‘a nervous odd bod’ who he described as ‘Mister Magoo’ (he was sacked...
  9. Kevin Hogg

    Anyone remember the last time a popular Scottish manager was fired?

    Dave Smith in about 1983 or 84. In his case - he also didn't just leave. Rather than being asked back "a la PS" he refused to acknowledge the decision and continued to turn up for work every day for a couple of weeks. Fantastic! Sacked, absolutely no influence, no work load ...but still went to...
  10. OldBlueLady

    Memory Lane Sufc 1976

    Right you lot, found this one amongst several at home. Another one from the August 1976 Open Day, so for those older ones out there, who can you identify? I've got a lot of them but there's a few blanks, laying down it's Stuart Parker, crouching left to right is Ronnie Pountney, Andy Ford and...
  11. Kevin Hogg

    Dave Smith..

    Still running a Soccer School in Plymouth! A real character with such passion for football.
  12. Jedi Shrimper

    SZ's SUFC Hall of Fame - Nominations round 8

    ...The SZ Hall of Fame? Last time we did a round of nominations was August/Sept, and I think Dave Smith made it in. And I'm pretty sure Mark Gower now qualifies to be nominated. Also we seem to have lost the Hall of Fame page from the front of the website? Unless I'm being blind.
  13. Yorkshire Blue

    SZ's Southend United Hall of Fame - Dave Smith (2nd ballot)

    Up for election to the SZ Southend United Hall of Fame is manager Dave Smith. Smith came incredibly close last time, missing out by just 0.26%. Will he fare better at his second attempt? Here's what I wrote last time: ---------------------------------------------------- This poll is really a...
  14. Cricko

    Round 1 Natalie Imbruglia v Alison Moyet

    Heat 10 see's Dave Smith's Love Child's Natalie Imbruglia take on Sammyboy's Alison Moyet. Get your pictures up please and start voting.
  15. Yorkshire Blue

    BOGMISH Rd 1, tie 3 Crowny v Searle

    Haven't time for a big write-up for this one, but our third tie pits two spectacular goals against each other. With home advantage is Billericay Blue's nomination of David Crown's legendary goal against Wigan. I think this might be the equivalent of a fishing trip tale, as every time I remember...
  16. canveyshrimper

    Harry's Nostalgia - North Bank Memories

    With the imminent return to the North Bank, albeit for two games I thought I'd share a few memories with you, while I still have them that is. Firstly though a big well done to Smiffy, TrueBlue and all the others who have worked hard to achieve this. :clap: From the first day I stepped into...
  17. Yorkshire Blue

    SZ's Southend United Hall of Fame - 6th round of nominations

    Not sure how much time I'll have this week, so will start the next round of nominations now. Rules are here. Favourites to be nominated must include Dave Smith, who was surprisingly short of the 90% required, despite leading us to our first ever major silverware; Paul Clark top five in...
  18. WickfordShrimper

    Ron Martin is a legend !!

    OK Im a ****ed :-) Bloody Hell over 8000 at the Hall today ... Anyone one else like me over 5 years ago when Ron Martin took over He said we can get over 6500 home fans in the next 5 years I no we have Massive potential Southend United do have the support and catchment up to Wickford n...
  19. Yorkshire Blue

    SZ's Southend United Hall of Fame - Dave Smith

    This poll is really a week or so too early. The date of this poll should be 01 May, because that is the date for which Dave Smith will forever be associated with the club, for it was on 01 May 1981 that his side claimed the club's first major trophy* with a 1-1 draw against Rochdale. Dave...
  20. Yorkshire Blue

    SZ's Southend United Hall of Fame - 4th round of nominations

    It's time for the fourth 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...