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paul sturrock

  1. Leonard Speaks ;

    RYAN Leonard has thanked departing Southend boss Phil Brown for setting him on the path to stardom. Brown, 58, was put on gardening leave last week after a run of seven defeats in eight games left the Shrimpers just two points above the League One drop zone. His exit ends a five-year spell...
  2. Yorkshire Blue

    Our next manager

    With the current incumbent's contract effectively expiring exactly 6 months' time, it's time to look forward to see in what direction we should go. The new manager will need to reshape the entire squad. Of Saturday's starting XI, the youngest player under contract for next season will be 32...
  3. What's Phil Brown like?

    Well he's quite a character as you will see from these two video's a while back that are entertaining and well worth watching. O.K. some of the players have changed, and I'm not going to even go there about the new stadium bit in the first video, it's been done to death. He's certainly a natural...
  4. Sturrock V Brown After 161 Games

    Not sure if this has been mentioned prior, but I have just noticed that Saturdays game against Walsall was Phil's 161st game in charge of Southend, which was the same amount of games Paul Sturrock was in charge for also. (according to Wikipedia). The stats over both their reigns are almost...
  5. Blues4LifeDan

    Millwall at home, JPT.

    Tough game but least we are at home.
  6. Dog poo

    Down my road it's gone crazy this last year. It seems that only about half of dog walkers pick it up. The young guys are the worst that walk their dogs to the shops. They don't even carry a poo bag for when I pull them up on it.
  7. Napster

    The Nowhere Man

    A new football book on football scouts - some interesting titbits on Southend: Dean Austin is featured heavily as a scout and he is interviewed throughout the book. He mentions that he didn't think Lee Badbuy would make a good manager (he played with him and also coached him at Southend)...
  8. Any advice for the players for the Burton home leg?

    I can think of quite a few. To start. Barry Corr looks like a giant next to Holness in the centre of their defence. So like Paul Sturrock said, get those crosses in. On free kicks and some crosses from wide, send in the inswinger, always produces more goals and even own goals. The outswinger is...
  9. Yorkshire Blue

    A little quiz

    1. How many play-off clean sheets have Southend kept? 2. Name every Southend player (i.e. were playing for us at the time) to have scored a play-off goal during normal time? 3. Barry Corr is the first player to score double figures in consecutive seasons since who? 4. Whilst Dan Bentley was a...
  10. Seedy Nigel

    Blair Sturrock

    Just came across this interesting interview with Blair about his psychological health worsening during his time in football, with depression and anxiety dominating his professional and personal life. He says during the interview that he felt very isolated for being the son of Paul Sturrock due...
  11. Phil Brown's reign so far - A realistic view

    Have seen quite a few comments over the last few weeks comparing the job that Phil Brown is currently doing to the job and relative success that Paul Sturrock achieved in equally difficult circumstances. I was personally a fan of Sturrock, not his football per sae but as a man he always came...
  12. Returnee

    Hi, I used to be a regular on here until about a year ago. I changed my username regularly but was probably best known as TS (or the fuller version of those initials), hence my new user name. I mainly go to away games in the North & Midlands though have done a few less over the last year. I lost...
  13. Yorkshire Blue


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/23431940 Surely they could have got a better third example than us?
  14. players coming and going

    Now am I right in thinking contracts finish on the last day of this month . And from what I read we can bring in freebie player and loan players from the 1st of july . Now before you all shout me down is it just possible that Brown and penny has a list of players who they might be able to call...
  15. We're in the Football365.com's End of Season Awards!

    "Press Release Of The Season: Ron Martin's rambling, self-indulgent waffle as Southend dismissed Paul Sturrock and replaced him with Phil Brown." http://www.football365.com/f365-features/8726277/F365-Awards Long live our Supreme Leader!
  16. Only 4 League wins in 2013

    Since 1st January 2013 we have had only 4 wins in the league. (5 with cup) Lost 10 Drawn 8 Relegation form for a team signed by Paul Sturrock. But for some of you, he is now a great man, as he drinks in a pub with supporters. And you already hate Phil Brown who has never signed any of...
  17. Everyone Calm Down

    Paul Sturrock was sacked because he failed to deliver this season. We wanted and demanded promotion. He failed to achieve the objective by quite some way. Some of the results have been absolutely shocking. But he got us to the JPT Final, I can hear you saying. So what? He got us to a final of a...
  18. danburyshrimper

    I wonder if .........

    I wonder if our new manager loses his Wembley Scissors/Paper/Stone best of 3 with Paul Sturrock , whether he will soon feature on this list .... ? http://www.sport.co.uk/features/top-ten-shortest-spells-in-management/324 :facepalm:
  19. Romford Shrimper

    Paul Sturrock Masks for Wembley.

    http://www.printster.co.uk/personalised-masks.html Simple, funny and effective if a lot of people do it, imagine a few hundred Sturrock masks bopping up and down going mad! Heres a good photo which could be used is...
  20. PS deserved better!!

    Whatever the rights and wrongs of Paul Sturrock leaving the club, the handling of this has done SUFC no favours at all. Even RM acknowledges the work done by Sturrock and, yes, his achievement at getting the club to Wembley for the first time. Paul Sturrock is widely respected in the game -...