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  1. Mad Cyril

    Least prolific strikers

    Nile Ranger must have one of the lowest goals per minutes played ratio of any Southend player. How does he rate compared to some of our less illustrious players over the years?
  2. Napster

    Grand National runners/Southend squad

    Current squad as Grand National runners 1. THE LAST SAMURI, Mark Oxley Excellent second a year ago and looks even better this year; 2. MORE OF THAT (IRE), John White Has a touch of class; better since fitted with cheekpieces. 3. SHANTOU FLYER (IRE), Ben Coker Stays 3m but yet to tackle extreme...
  3. Favourite Ever XI

    There was a comment on another thread the other day regarding Michael Timlin and how he might not get into our Best Ever XIs but would be on a lot of people's Favourite Ever Blues XI. So it got me thinking, who would be in mine, and yours? I'm not interested in who are the players with the best...
  4. Evening Echo

    Southend United's Myles Weston on the up after ending goal drought

    SOUTHEND United’s Myles Weston wants the end of his 13 month goal drought to signal the start of a more prolific period. More...
  5. Southend United 2015-16 season (according to FM)

    Just for a bit of fun, I downloaded an update which include promotions & relegations, manager changes etc. for the coming season for Football Manager. As an another debating point, I left Corr in the team to see if he is up to League 1. So lets see how Brown and the boys get on. July After...
  6. JAL

    What striker would you bring on loan?

    What striker would you bring on loan again or new? Young or Older? Or even buy for good? We need a prolific striker!
  7. Latest Rumours Non-League Players

    Hearing Southend were interested in Dulwich Hamlet forward Erhun Oztumer before his move to Peterborough Utd. The Turk was more than prolific at non-league level. With Dan Holman leaving Southend on trial, and then signing for Col Ewe, surely he was worth a punt?! Wouldn't it be worth a shot...
  8. Lack of goals was the downfall !

    So 48 games played and it's all over with the club remaining in the basement division,Phil was dealt most of the cards and he was ok for the bulk of games yet to me the tactics were designed not to concede many! Phil told the SKY commentator he was a 1 0 man and the goals conceded backed up his...
  9. manor15

    Group A - Brazil, Croatia, Mexico and Cameroon

    Group A, the group of the host nation, and possibly even the favourites. It seems that the draw has been kind to Brazil, and they will be expected to qualify from the group easily. The battle for second place and qualification to the next round will be close, with all three of the other teams...
  10. RHB

    League Two Top Scorers

    I’ve just lifted the table below off the BBC Football site. It is interesting that while we have been bemoaning our lack of goals/fire-power this season, we have not fared too badly in having two players in the top seven scorers list. In fact the combined total of our two scorers is only topped...
  11. danburyshrimper

    A positive spin on things.....

    Reasons to be cheerful + feel POSITIVE for tonights big match: We are unbeaten in 3 matches Bentley is looking unbeatable and has kept clean sheets in last 2 games We have a new Big , speedy , prolific striker from a Premiership club making his home debut We also have 2 young impressive...
  12. Southend Utd Surprise Moments

    Just to take our minds off the winning run so it can continue quietly in the background - what is your most surprising Southend Utd moment? My first wife was from Finland and I had worked there for a year too in a town called Valkeakoski - you may know where this is going. On a visit back to...
  13. DoDTS

    Unpublished article from the Southend/Chelsea programme

    Sadly we won't be playing Chelsea but in anticipation I had already written the article for the official programme so perhaps still of interest: CHELSEA v SOUTHEND 100 YEARS AGO Southend’s first meeting with Chelsea was a 100 years ago in the 1st Round of the Cup (equivalent of 3rd round...
  14. danburyshrimper

    Time to spice it up?

    Hopefully we will sign a quality holding midfielder this week. . . but if we dont, maybe the answer is already in our squad? Last night it was blatantly obvious we were again trying to put square pegs into round holes... and the holes in the midfield were massive! Phillips is a quality defender...
  15. Yorkshire Blue

    SZ's Southend United Hall of Fame - Freddy Eastwood

    With Freddy there's only one place to start: has there ever been a better debut? I very much doubt it, and I include fiction in that. Scoring after just 7.7 seconds of your professional debut against the top of the table team before going onto complete your hattrick is the type of story that...
  16. Post-Match Thread and Ratings Southend United 1-1 Stockport County

    What a game!!! This is my first post... Listening to 'Player,' for my first live game after 15 years of being a Southend supporter... I am sitting in Newman a mining town in Western Australia... Despite the controversy, loving every bit of it... including that I am now receiving of air BBC Essex...
  17. Ricey

    Norwich in the race for Barnard

    Found this on another forum I post on: Norwich City boss Paul Lambert could be poised to enter the New Year transfer window race for Southend's League One hotshot Lee Barnard. City's League One rival's are reportedly ready to off load the £250,000-rated 17-goal striker, who is stalling on a...
  18. Yorkshire Blue

    SZ team of the year

    Following on from the SZ Annual Awards, here's my team of the year: GK - Firestorm, his consistency and the fact that very little gets past him makes him a natural to go in goal. RB - Martin Carruthers, his username may suggest a role up front but given his versatility across the board...
  19. southend4ever

    League 1 stats

    http://www.skysports.com/football/stats/comp/0,19886,11718,00.html I was looking through some stats on the internet to try and find out where Lee Barnard was in the League 1 goalscoring stats and come across this stats page from skysports. I have added a link as it may be of interest to many of...
  20. DoDTS

    Memory Lane Episode No 1 Season 1931-32

    As I have posted previously I have an article printed in every official programme this season telling the story of Season 1931-32 in 23 episides. It has been pointed out to me that not everybody attendes every match and not everyone buys a programme, so I thought I would post them here again if...