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The PL League Boss⭐
Apr 28, 2006
PL Headquarters Hullbridge
Col Ewe tomorrow and I'm sure we don't need a WarCry but sometimes it's worth remembering who and what we are.

We are Southenders, Southend United supporters with a proud history and love for our town and our club, not dependent on success (unlike our deluded premiership counterparts) but we are full of guts and staminia. Our parents, grandparents or great grandparents may have been at this match over 70 years ago.

Mon. 29th March 1937
Match No.36 Division 3 (South)

Brighton were still second but after two defeats over Easter were now four points behind the Leaders, and they had won eight and lost ten on their travels. A crowd of 15,000 attended (14,106 paying on the day) including a train load of excursionists from Brighton and they were to see some real football drama. United lose their goalkeeper with a fractured arm Brighton score as he leaves the field Carr, left half equalises early in the second half ten men run Brighton to a standstill and amidst scenes of great excitement Firth gets the winning goal. The injury to Mackenzie happened just five minutes before the interval, Dickinson took over in goal and he was helped from the field by Trainer Cartwright and a St John’s Ambulance man and as they were passing behind the goalmouth Brighton scored the opening goal. In the changing rooms the Medical Officer was of the opinion that his arm was broken and applied splints, however despite contradictory advice he insisted on returning to the play as a passenger on the wing, he stayed until the equaliser when he left the pitch with pride to tremendous applause with the Ambulance waiting outside the ground. When firth scored the winner I doubt a greater shout had ever been heard at the Stadium and every ensuing effort was accompanied with great applause.
Team: MacKenzie; Nelson & Robinson; Spelman, Turner & Carr; Dickinson, Firth, Martin, Oswald & Lane.

Don't forget this match was over twelve years before Col Ewe were admitted to the League.

Enjoy your Christmas Day for tomorrow we do battle.