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Can you hear Talvin Singh
Jul 14, 2010
Couldn't sleep last night and my mind started drifting back. I started thinking about Southend performances that just shouldn't have happened. Who else has not gone to a game knowing full well there is absolutely no chance of us getting a result, then heard the score and found out we have defied all the laws of probability and won.

With honourable mentions to away wins at places like Derby, Leicester and Coventry in our post Stan Div 2 days and Rotherham United in the past two seasons, my candidate is game from around December time in our relegation season in 88/89. We travelled up to Bramall Lane to play Sheffield United who I'm pretty sure were top of the league or near as damn it. This was in the days before t'internet and Sky Sports news etc, so it was spend the day shopping or watching a bit of non league football and wait for Grandstand Final Score or the results on Sports Report. I remember being in the car somewhere with Sports Report on, we were rubbish they were far too good for Div 3, so with dread I waited for James Alexander Gordon to get down to the end of Division 3. Is it going to be 5,6,7 how many are we gonna get beat by? (I think around that time the previous season we lost a similar game at Roker Park 7-0). But no..do my ears deceive me or do I hear Sheffield United 1, SOUTHEND United 2..no I can't have misheard he raised his voice and everything. After further investigation it is proved correct Sir Martin Robinson and an own goal have given us the most unlikely victory. We still got relegated, they still got promoted despite IIRC us beating them again at Roots Hall in the spring.

So which Southend League victory was your most unexpected?