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  1. Tommy2holes

    The youth/reserve teamers

    It seems that the club is bearing fruit in terms of youth coming through to the u23s and the first team. A good few have had an opportunity in the first team this season with one becoming a real find. Who else is there to look out for? I don't watch the youth or u23s but read the reports...
  2. Cricko

    Post-Match Thread and Ratings Oxford United 2-0 Southend United

    Hardly the result we expected, but this is SUFC we are talking about.....Two first teamers injured as well. Well that is our season done. At least "we hope" we have enough points to stay up and rebuild. Dismal performance by the sounds of it.
  3. RHB

    Pre-Match Thread Southend Utd vs Colchester Utd - CheckaTrade Trophy

    There's a bit of contention as to whether this is a 'real' first team game or not. After yesterday's fiasco I reckon there could be a few more 1st teamers on show than there would have been if we had beaten or drawn with Yeovil. This game also has a bit of an edge as it's against our odd...
  4. danburyshrimper

    Official Match Thread Billericay Town 7-3 Southend United u23s

    Phil Brown indicated he may use this game to give some 1st teamers match fitness , so this should be a cracking evening. Anyone who's not been over to New Lodge for a year or two wont recognize the ground - its got 4 new stands !!!! A great new bar that serves both inside and outside , and...
  5. Yorkshire Blue

    Planning ahead

    Great to see McLaughlin sign a new contract. He now joins Anton Ferdinand (who'll be 33), Theo Robinson, HMP's Nile Ranger and new signings Stephen Hendrie and Michael Kightly (who'll be 32) as the only players under contract for the 2018 season. Coker, McGlashan, Turner (who'll be 34) plus...
  6. RHB

    27 days to go- and what have we got?

    Not long now till the 5th of August and Blackburn at Roots Hall. With the signings of Hendrie, Kightly and Turner(have we?) and Mr Brown looking for more new boys we appear to be set for a very decent squad to start the season. If only Nile hadn't been a complete tool and was getting a full...
  7. Evening Echo

    Official Match Thread SUFC u21s (and first teamers) 8-0 Gillingham u21s

    SOUTHEND United manager Phil Brown has told his out of favour players to show they should earn a first team recall when they line up against Gillingham at Roots Hall this afternoon. More...
  8. Essex Senior Cup - Southend 0-2 Redbridge

    Just seen details off Essex Senior Cup vs. Redbridge at RH on Tuesday. Do this fixtures get much of a crowd? Also, will it be an U21 team or do we tend to play some fringe 1st teamers?
  9. Northampton Fan's View - Taken from my match preview for www.leigh-on-sea.com

    As most of you know by now, I write match previews & reports for www.leigh-on-sea.com. Each week, I attempt to get the view of an opposition supporter. Here is "The Opposition View" 1. What is your name and how long have you supported Northampton Town? My name is Jordan Godfrey, I have...
  10. New league structures?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/27289819 Not sure about this. A regional league? Didn't we have this 50 years ago, on the other hand it'll mean more local derbies. However the B team bit bugs me? Don't the FA realise there is a whole 40+ clubs outside of the top 2 leagues with their own...
  11. shrimperjon

    Vale struggling for players

    Just seen this on a vale forum, looks like they are struggling. And for probably the first time this season we have practically a full strength squad available and also competition for places etc. I actually feel like we have a geniune chance of a good run coming up. Valiants short of numbers...
  12. Southampton Shrimper

    Pre-Match Thread Southend United v Port Vale

    Port Vale are the visitors to the Hall on Saturday, as a rejuvenated Southend side will probably look to field all three of this week's new signings. Port Vale have a bit of a selection nightmare, however, as first-teamers Stuart Tomlinson and Rob Taylor are out through injury, with a further...
  13. MrB

    OD - Week 4

    ShrimperZone CC v Stansfield Superjets Superjets sit bottom but picked up an elite all rounder last week so are stronger but they only have 8 first teamers. Strange decision to bat in very much bowling conditions and we picked off the elite early which has made life much easier. One more...
  14. Medway Blue

    Football Manager 2012 - January Ratings for Southend

    Looks like I'll have some higher guidelines to work with when doing the ratings for January due to our position at this stage. I should be able to rate 'key players' (of which there should be five) between 85 and 100 for Current Ability. Over the summer, due to our mid-table finish last...
  15. * ORM *

    OD - Match 4

    Me 5th away to a weaker team. Resting 3 first teamers for PFL but my new batsmen makes his debut. Should be strong enough to win this. Have a keen eye on Sunday's cup opps. Depending on who they pick today I may have a stab at an upset on Sunday. If so I'll be throwing next weeks FC where...
  16. FA Youth Cup

    3rd round tie tonight @ Roots Hall vs Coventry City.. 7.30 kick off Winner is away to Derby County. First teamers Woodyard and Ferdinand set to start. COYB!!!!!!
  17. * ORM *

    OD - Match 3

    Today sees 1st against me 5th in my OD. I could give my opps a run for their money but they are also in my FC division and we have agreed that I will field a weaker team today while he does the same in our FC. We've also agreed not to blame each other should the strategy backfire. I will find...
  18. Napster

    OD Match 2

    They're rocking on 20-3, rubbish side, playing my ressies with a couple of first teamers thrown in.
  19. Will the Ipswich game go ahead?

    With the club well aware of the planned protest before the game and all the negative publicity it will bring for Ron it could be very easy for the club to turn around and say we don't have a team we don't want to insult Ipswich by fielding our youth team against their 1st teamers and call the...
  20. Stuart O'Keefe

    I dont know if this has been put anywhere else but he was fantastic against Millwall and deserves to get more minutes for a young lad who has hardly played and who looks very lightweight he was brave and stuck his feet into some meaty challenges when many first teamers would of backed out, he...