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Have you ever touched the ball at a Southend game

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The Business
Oct 25, 2003
In a world of my own.
Mine was about 1987. Think we had about 100 fans at Rotherham away. They had a long shot that went well wide. The ball cannoned into our end and I went to go and get it.

I threw the ball over the fence to our "goalkeeper" Eric Steele. He said "Thanks son" to me. For some reason I liked him at that time so this was a huge bonus.

Since then other memorable touches include when I headed the ball back from a fierce Stuart Thurgood shot up at Macclesfield away many moons and and when Dad diverted a wayward Lee Bradbury shot into my face (it was going perfectly into my arms until Dad touched it) during the Championship season.

Anyone else remember there first touch of the ball?