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Pre-Match Thread Grimsby Town v Southend United, Saturday 16th January, 15:00, FL2

Starting XI and Result

  • Mark Oxley

    Votes: 80 86.0%
  • Elvis Bwomono

    Votes: 77 82.8%
  • John White

    Votes: 78 83.9%
  • Shaun Hobson

    Votes: 82 88.2%
  • Sam Hart

    Votes: 77 82.8%
  • Tom Clifford

    Votes: 12 12.9%
  • Alan McCormack

    Votes: 58 62.4%
  • Jason Demetriou

    Votes: 37 39.8%
  • Kyle Taylor

    Votes: 65 69.9%
  • Timothee Dieng

    Votes: 77 82.8%
  • James Olayinka

    Votes: 56 60.2%
  • Ashley Nathaniel-George

    Votes: 45 48.4%
  • Reeco Hackett-Fairchild

    Votes: 75 80.6%
  • Terrell Egbri

    Votes: 1 1.1%
  • Simeon Akinola

    Votes: 79 84.9%
  • Emile Acquah

    Votes: 1 1.1%
  • Richard Taylor

    Votes: 2 2.2%
  • Louis Walsh

    Votes: 3 3.2%
  • Michael Klass

    Votes: 2 2.2%
  • Harry Phillips

    Votes: 2 2.2%
  • Harry Kyprianou

    Votes: 2 2.2%
  • Harry Seaden

    Votes: 1 1.1%
  • ...

    Votes: 2 2.2%
  • ...

    Votes: 3 3.2%
  • Win

    Votes: 46 49.5%
  • Draw

    Votes: 15 16.1%
  • Lose

    Votes: 7 7.5%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .


Person, Woman, Man, Camera, TV
Staff member
Oct 24, 2003
Buoyed by the gritty 1-0 home win against the Barrow boys, Mark Molesley takes the team up to Cleethorpes to play another struggling side in Grimsby Town.

Having recently beaten the North East Lincolnshire side 3-1 at home in mid December, this is Southend's first chance to do the double over someone this season. Since the December game, the Mariners have changed managers with Paul Hurst back for a second stint. He's made one new signing, Sam Habergham, already and told their local press he's hopeful of one or two more before Saturday. One name not featuring is our old friend Bilel Mohsni who left in November.

As for the blues, the mood in the camp must be positive after some good performances and results recently. Kyle Taylor has now signed until the end of the season and I'm sure will be pushing for a starting spot following his goal against them in December. At the time of writing we're still waiting for news on whether James Olayinka, John White and Alan McCormack will be staying longer - we also don't know about Greg Halford, but as he's suspended for Saturday that's not relevant to this thread.

So, who would you choose to start this Saturday, and what do you predict for the result?

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