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  1. Sean

    The ball boy experience

    Never seen a thread about the day out with SUFC for the ball boys, so i thought i'd write one. I joined my boy's team Benfleet Villa under 14s with SUFC staff today. The boys were ushered into the ground, they have their own little changing room and are given a pre match chat and tracksuits to...
  2. OldBlueLady

    Ray Davy, snr, RIP

    Sad to report the news of the passing of "Mr Southend", Ray Davy, snr. Ray will be known to many on the Zone, he was a stalwart at the club, and, most recently, has been the regular tour guide for the many groups who want to come and look around our club. He has been the official "receiver" of...
  3. At Training Today.

    I went to training quite looking forward to seeing Michael Kightly really. Unfortunately I got called away and only stayed about half an hour. The players weren't training on the pitch right in front of the car park, but much further down. So couldn't see as well as usual. Again confirmed that...
  4. DoDTS

    How close were you born to the Southend United gound?

    I don't think anyone will beat me, but I was born about 20 yards from the then Southend United ground at the Stadium. I was born at home in an upstairs flat in Maldon Road, Southend directly opposite an entrance to the Stadium, if you can imagine the Shakespeare Drive entrance to the west...
  5. Kevin Hogg

    The Bizarre Summer Of 1983...

    I have never seen a thread on SZ that relates to the sacking of Dave Smith and his rather incredible reaction. Either I spent the Summer of '83 in a drunken haze? Or our manager was fired - but amazingly ignored the sacking and turned up to work for a period of time. Anyone remember a balding...
  6. gpd

    Just a tad dangerous.......

    Not really a thread...just a comment. I was passing Boots & Laces at just before 5.00pm this evening on my way to B&Q. As I drove past the entrance I noticed in my peripheral vision a large group of guys all dressed in dark sports clothing standing right on the roadside...where there are no...
  7. 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...
  8. RobM

    Cost of first match!

    1965, QPR at home. Bus 2/3d (from Basildon- half fare) Entrance 9d Programme 4d Transfer to West stand 6d Total = 3/10d or 19p for the youngsters who don't remember pre-decimal! How much would that be now adjusted for inflation? Other first memories; Chipmunk crisps, pipe smoke, ABCDE...
  9. Luton fans

    Was there any trouble?
  10. wally4pm

    Ticket office queue

    Arrived at 9am this morning and found myself number 13 in queue. Got served at 10.45 because only 3 desks open for the queue. 2 for cash only and only 1 for paying by card. The other desk was answering the phone. Queue was stretching across car park towards East stand entrance by the Far Post...
  11. Workmen on site

    No, not Fossett's Farm, let's not be too silly...... When I went down the Hall yesterday to get my tickets for Monday there was a nice slalom course to get into the car park around loads of cones and hazard tape as a group of workmen were busy with a pneumatic drill cutting back all the...
  12. Shrimperstrust

    Darts Tournament - Thursday 5th December 2013

    We are inviting teams of 4 players to enter our inaugural darts tournament to be held at Rileys Sports Bar, Southend on Sea with the opportunity of your team winning £100. The event will commence at 7.30pm with registration commencing at 7.00pm prompt. Early rounds will be played on a round...
  13. Big Bad Barry Corr

    The Abuse of Paul Smith Tonight

    To me, the performance of Paul Smith tonight has to be the worst that I have seen from a SUFC player since Efe Sodje's disaster v Col Ewe at home in the Championship season a few years ago. That said, when coming back from the pub after the game tonight I walking across the car park just as a...
  14. Supershrimper

    Question What time do the players turn up for a saturday match?

    No jokes about some of them not turning up at all on the pitch. I didn't know if anyone knew roughly what time the lads turned up for saturday games? I'm trying to get a shirt signed by all the squad members this season and didn't want to be sitting oustide the players entrance waiting from...
  15. Wembley Tickets

    Due to illness of original purchasers I have two tickets available! Entrance H Block 143 Row 11. If you are interested please contact me toffee123@talktalk.net Here's looking forward to tomorrow! UTB
  16. Question How do you feel!

    Im 28000 miles away in Melbourne, its now 8-47am here ,and after reading all your threads on the game i feelso bloody low ,my day as been ruined by the inept display by the team i love, got to feel for all you loyal supporters their in the home of my birth.You pay good money , go out in the cold...
  17. OldBlueLady

    Trust Quiz Night - Yorkshire Blue

    I know there is a Trust forum, but I just wanted to put this out in one of the more popular forums and say a massive thank you to Yorkshire Blue for still turning up to the Trust Quiz last night despite his team cancelling fairly late. I think (though I may be wrong) that he was the only Zoner...
  18. Phippsy

    Question Stupid ticket question of the day

    Morning you lot, Silly question time i'm afraid, in all the years following the shrimpers and since i've sat in the west I have never not brought my ticket in advance, except today! Now do I still buy tickets from main ticket office? or from the one as you go into the west entrance? Sorry for...
  19. Refreshments situation...

    I have been a south upper STH for many years, and over the past few years i have witnessed to decline in refreshment outlets in the South stand. Once upon a time there was one in the 'upper walkway', one at the lower (south west) corner, and one near the entrance (south east). A couple of...
  20. Breaking News Southend CC Vs Southend FC

    Morning all, As part of Southend Cricket Week - Southend Cricket Club (Officially SOSEMT) are playing a cricket match against the Blues on the 2nd August (5.30pm start)- I understand that Luggy & Neil Harris are sorting out the blues team but I don't know the full side. I believe that entrance...
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