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  1. Yorkshire Blue

    Memory Lane Playing in the wrong colours

    Inspired by this snippet I was unaware of what instances can you think of when Southend played in the "wrong" colours. A few to start you off: Burnley away mid 90s - we played in Burnley's away kit. I think Bressington got sent off and we lost 5-2 or something. Walsall at home to celebrate...
  2. January Transfer Window

    Was thinking what will SUFC look for in the January transfer window , who will go (Lenny i believe will go for sure ) but who else and who may PB and RM look for.As for me i would love to see a strike partnership like we had so many years ago (a Roy Hollis and Sam McCrory type).Be interesting to...
  3. B.B.The Legend Lives On.

    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...
  4. Old Shrimper

    Hi all, Thought I would join to hear news and opinions of other supporters. I like some of the historic comments and pictures of times past. I first starting watching the Blues in 1951 when the club played at Grainger Road stadium, travelling there on a saddle on my Dad's crossbar and then...
  5. Rob Noxious

    Memory Lane FM247: Radios In Motion

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrZyqo-kiZE&nohtml5=False This might resonate a little for anyone who's come back to Southend after a little while away. I was staying in town over the w/e and was at a bit of a loose end between an afternoon curry and seeing a gig at The Railway. I had a...
  6. Napster

    New quiz

    ps I'm sure some of you can cheat and look at google, but try not to. 1) Who are the following: "My brother Ken, brother in law Arthur, Peter Starkey, Henry Turnage, Ernie Bibby and his mate Fred, Chango Wayland" 2) Who said this and when "Miracles do happen, what a birthday present. That is...
  7. Introduction

    An old supporter of the Blues I look forward to reading comments on Shrimperzone. My memories go back a long way and I also remember Harry Threadgold way back in the 1950s. Others of note were Jimmy McAlinden, Kevin Baron, Tommy Tippett, Roy Hollis and one of my all time favourites Albert...
  8. B.B.The Legend Lives On.

    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...
  9. Napster

    Top goalscoring streaks

    Top goalscoring streaks (5 games or more): Hick 1926/7 - 12 goals in 8 consecutive games (6 wins, 2 losses) Hick 1927/8 - 9 goals in 8 consecutive games (5 wins, 3 losses) Angell 1991/2 - 9 goals in 7 consecutive games (4 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses) Eastwood 2004/5 - 7 goals in 7 consecutive games...
  10. BLUEBLOOD

    Memory Lane On this day ... 7th April

    With thanks as ever to http://www.sufcdb.co.uk/index.php As you can see we have a pretty decent record on this day in history but for me one match stands out from all others, probably one of the most notable league results in our history. As a mere youngster i was only at the last 5 of these...
  11. Yorkshire Blue

    Memory Lane Roy Hollis v Bill Garner QF2

    Next up is two front men.
  12. Yorkshire Blue

    Memory Lane Eddie Firmani v Roy Hollis 2:3

    A cracking tie this one, as Eddie Firmani takes on Roy Hollis.
  13. Yorkshire Blue

    Memory Lane Andy Smillie v Roy Hollis 1:6 - poll now added

    Our sixth tie sees 1950s record scorer Roy Hollis take on 1960s/1970s midfielder Andy Smillie. Post your stories and arguments now.
  14. manor15

    Battle Of The SUFC Legends - Knock-out stage play-off

    There is 1 remaining place left in the knock-out stages. This place will be given to the contestant with the highest NUMBER of votes in this poll which has the 4 lowest scoring runners up battling it out. Please vote for who you want to progress to the knock-out stages and voting will close at...
  15. manor15

    Battle of the SUFC Legends - Group A

    Please vote for who you think is the greatest SUFC Legend. The winner is guaranteed a place in the next round while the runner up may win a place in the next round depending on how many votes they get. Here is Group A: Roy Hollis (Rusty Shackleford) Kevin Maher (manor15) Trevor Roberts (South...
  16. manor15

    Battle of the SUFC Legends

    Welcome to the house of manor15 and the draw for the group stage of the Battle of the SUFC Legends. The draw will be made by brother of manor15. It is more complicated than the usual battle, this will take the form of a group stage until Sunday 30th August when the winners of each group and the...
  17. Yorkshire Blue

    SZ's Southend United Hall of Fame - 5th round of nominations

    You should know the rules by now. Paul Clark looks like missing out on the first ballot by the narrowest of margins, so will be amongst the favourites to be nominated as his supporters seek to right that wrong. With 3 nominations record scorer Roy Hollis might also feature, and I remain...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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