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  1. fbm

    A "Before they were famous" XI

    There's probably a bit more leeway here... so, players who we "discovered", so to speak. They could be kids through the academy that went on to be big name players, youngsters who blossomed after they left us or just players who were poor/average until they came into their own having...
  2. fbm

    A "Past their Prime" XI

    So, players who were once pretty good and who have played for us either at the tail end of their careers or at any rate, past their prime... What's the best side we can put out? Improvements to the below squad welcomed. Neville Southall Chris Ramsey Frank Lampard Christian Dailly Michael...
  3. Shrimpers are Magic

    The two first names eleven!

    Players with two first names anyone? Appreciate the need to get out more but how about... Ryan Leonard Paul Clark Dave Martin and Simon Francis for starters
  4. OldBlueLady

    Annual "Guess our 1st match" thread

    Ok, it's that time of year again folks, usual stuff - predict who we'll have in our 1st match of the 2018/19 league season. No doubling up until/unless every team has been taken, home and away. Just for fun, no prizes, - unless Cricko wants to chuck in a Wiggle it mug (if there are any left?)...
  5. Napster

    Best XI of players with 2 or more spells with us

    Any upgrade on the below? I've got Edwards at RB and Barrett LB and it's a 4-3-3 formation., Cawston (78-83; 84-85) Prior (89-93; 04-07) Edwards (89-95; 04-06) Clark (76-77; 82-91) Barrett (04-10; 15-17) McCormack (2005 (loan); 07-10) Timlin (2010; 11-18) Kightly (03-05; 17-present) Eastwood...
  6. A great Kit Quiz

    There's a great Kit Quiz on the official site. I got 7 out of 8. Can anyone get 8? https://www.southendunited.co.uk/news/2018/june/blues-friday-quiz3/
  7. Ref Watch New League Referee .....

    Particular congratulations to one of the small number of new referees promoted to referee on the Football League from next season. He is Matt Donohue, previously of this parish but more recently from the Stockport Referees Association. He will be known to many on here. We are unlikely to be...
  8. smudger66

    Season Review Videos

    All, I am having a clear out and have season review videos from 89-90 season through to 95-96 season inclusive. Is anyone interested in purchasing? I appreciate they are videos, but it is easy to have them transferred to DVD and it would be criminal you throw them out.
  9. Evening Echo

    Breaking News Oxley Signs 3 Year Deal

    SOUTHEND United chairman Ron Martin feels the Shrimpers have offered Mark Oxley the best contract for a goalkeeper in League One. More...
  10. manor15

    Breaking News Timlin and Fortune depart

    Now covered by Echo. Two superb pros. Gutted to lose Tims, few have given as much as he has and been a great servant for the club and I think he could still have offered us something. Shame on the club for letting him depart in this way after all he’s given over 8 years. Also means that...
  11. Agm

    To those that can attend please note it's tonight at 730 Civic Centre
  12. Tommy2holes

    Games or goals you wished were on video but sadly aren't.

    So many great games over the years. Sadly not many great games or goals available to watch. Which games or goals would you love to see again. Who knows, maybe some of them will surface with help from fellow zoners. I'd love to see highlights of our promotion game at Swanseas liberty stadium.
  13. MK Shrimper

    2015 Playoffs walkout

    So, did you?
  14. Ricey

    Memory Lane Everyone just take a minute to appreciate this..

    3 years ago today! https://youtu.be/BVUofqedcR0 One of the best days of supporting Southend!
  15. Napster

    Sam Barratt behind the scenes video

    https://t.co/u6dAkASZi0
  16. Ticket Prices

    Hi guys, I'm focusing my research project on ticket prices in English football and to see how commercialisation of English football affects supporters in attending live football matches. May interest you that the Premier League (95%) has a higher attendance utilisation than Germany (90%)...
  17. Razam

    Best Spine???

    As a bit of end of season discussion, who do you guys think would be our best spine, who have actually played together? For avoidance of confusion, by spine I mean Goalkeeper, Central Defender, Central Mid & Centre Forward/Striker.
  18. manor15

    Squad Contracts 2018/19

    Normally don’t have to touch this until late July but the new regime seem not to jet off for the sunbeds straight from the final whistle on the last day. GK Ted Smith - 2018 *Offered new deal* Mark Oxley - 2018 *Offered new deal* Nathan Bishop - 2021 (option until 2022) Josh Bexon - 2018...
  19. Firestorm

    Breaking News Greater anglia

    http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/16228889.Buses_will_replace_trains_for_four_months_mid_week/?ref=mr&lp=2 Anyone intending using GA for evening kickoffs in the early part of next season will need to rethink their travel plans Plus anyone wickford and beyond staying out late in town too
  20. Ricey

    Breaking News Bishop Signs Professional Deal

    996704635577602048 Great news!
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