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New member here.

Moved to Essex for a spell from 1989 through 1998-ish and started following Southend United as my "local team" shortly thereafter. Went pretty regularly through the promotion seasons, driving to away games in a C-Reg Rover 216 with Jamie from Grays and Stuart "the postman" from Billericay. Also made good friends with the boys from Wickford, including Steve "the Train Driver" and Mark (Leeds fan).

Also went through a spell of away games taking a 5 year old and a 5 month old in tow (part of my babysitting duties). This included a trip where once I got on the train at Euston I realised how far away Stoke is from Essex. Tommy Mooney ensured that the trip was not in vain.

Favourite memory is David Crown scoring 2 up at Peterborough to seal promotion to Div 3, and an "eventful" walk back to the station. Plus a mental pre-season friendly at Chesham United where we met the legend that is Graham Bressington drinking in the Chesham social club ("Bress" was not in the squad that day, and he wasn't on orange juice if you catch my drift).

Cheers!

I now live in Switzerland and follow Southend from afar, making trips back to my home town of Edinburgh to watch Hearts.
 
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