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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. Yorkshire Blue

    The youths

    Interesting - and encouraging - to see Miles Mitchell-Nelson and Lewis Gard on the bench. I believe Mitchell-Nelson is a centre-half and Gard a midfielder. This is an important time of the year for the youngsters with contract decisions being made and I expect this means these two will be/have...
  3. Shrimperstrust

    Player Of The Year Awards 2017/18

    The Shrimpers Trust can now announce details of the 2017/18 Season Player of the Year Awards. The event will be held on Monday 30th April 2018 in the Shrimpers Bar, Roots Hall, with doors opening at 7.00pm for an 7.30pm prompt start. Admission is free to all Trust and Junior Blues Members...
  4. RobM

    Youth/U23 game soon?

    Hi all, when/where is the next home game?
  5. Slightly concerned

    I do not wish to introduce any negativity to CP's reign but something is concerning me. It seems Chris does not fancy Elvis or Kyp. Wabo out on loan and what happened to Ba ? I thought when Chris arrived the youth would be encouraged and given chances. Seems only Dru is considered worthy. What...
  6. Dan Walker

    Hi, I follow Aveley when Southend are not at home. Southend have just loaned forward Dan Walker to Aveley. Anyone seen much of him in the reserves and youth teams? What sort of player is he? Cheers
  7. Tangled up in Blue

    Tuition fees

    http://www.bbc.com/news/education-43106736 No question in my mind, that tuition fees should be free,as they are today in Germany etc and as they were in my youth,back in the early 70's, when I studied for a degree.Maintenance grants also need to be brought back.Thoughts?
  8. Cricko

    Do the youth of today have the same passion for SUFC

    Maybe I am getting old, well I am, but it seems to me the youth of today do not have the same passion for our club as us oldies do and The Zone ...I guess times have changed and there is a new world out there with social media filling up every crevice in peoples lives. There is no guessing...
  9. Floval Flyer

    Coaching staff

    Just at looking at the senior coaching staff on the club website, we only have PB, GC, and Lee Harrison (goalkeeping coach), plus old man Horton named, but there is no attacking coach? Who assumes these duties, as none of the aforementioned played in an attacking role in their careers, so who...
  10. Jack Bridge

    Apologies if this has been discussed elsewhere on another thread. But I have read in the Echo, that Jack will be spending the the next 2 weeks training with Northampton Town, with the possibility of signing for them when the Transfer window opens in January. However the article doesn't...
  11. Our “superstars” Bentley and Payne.

    This is all about the totally unrealistic expectations repeatedly expressed by some Zoners about Bentley and Payne just because they came through our youth system. Watching the end of Brentford v QPR 2-2 last night on Sky,I straight away saw Daniel fumble a cross and get away with it.In added on...
  12. * ORM *

    Football Trivia question

    Who is the only footballer to play for England at schoolboy, youth, amateur, Under-23, and for the full international team?
  13. ENGLAND V Germany ..Brazil...

    I know im rather deluded,but im quite looking foreward to these games.Im on a wave of optimism!! after our YOUTH teams done so well in the summer.I expect it will only last till kick-off,but just maybe this time Im happy that Southgate must play new,younger players...they will try harder,i do...
  14. 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...
  15. Ref Watch FA Youth Cup MK Dons A

    All three officials will be making the short journey from Northampton to Milton Keynes. They've put an Assistant Head Teacher in charge of the kids tomorrow - Wayne Chalmers. He was the referee who abandoned the Didcot v Hereford match earlier this year after crowd trouble. He will be assisted...
  16. Southend Youth. Happy.

    With all this negativity going about, I thought I'd put some positive stuff. Southend U18s won 4-2 away at Lootown even tho down to 10 men. That puts them up to third in the League. By all accounts it was a brilliant performance. Youth team coach Dave Huzzey was very happy with the victory...
  17. FA Youth Cup ....

    Another away draw, this time at MK Dons. To be played by Nov 4th.
  18. Westcliff Shrimper

    Graham Coughlan

    Bumped into our Assistant Manager on Hamlet Court Road - GC was getting his haircut - and was able to have a quick chat (would have been longer, but Mrs WS wanted the mushrooms I'd been sent out to get). Brief highlights: * Was delighted over the result on Saturday, but being a defender, was...
  19. manor15

    England youth call-ups

    Interesting breakdown of players called up from u16 to u21 level and which clubs they are with here: https://www.fourfourtwo.com/features/which-clubs-own-englands-future-make-three-lions-youth-squads-revealed?utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral Only ourselves, Charlton, Fleetwood, Coventry and...
  20. At training.....Latest report.

    At training today....5th Sept. I was able to go and watch training today. They played an 8 v 8 with the youth goalies in goal. All the injured centre backs and Hendrie weren't there. Cox was almost back to his best, Smashing them in, I just hope he can bring that to the 1st team games...