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Matt the Shrimp

aka Harry Potter
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Following my abortive attempts to set up an interview with Efe Sodje (although I'll have another crack shortly), I thought I would delegate the task of conducting the next SZ interview to someone who is far funnier and better at writing than I am - namely the Zone's very own slipperduke.

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For his first interview, Lord Slipper of the Duke has managed to arrange an interview with former Shrimper, and erstwhile wing wizard Adrian Clarke.

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For our younger members, Clarke was with us between 1997 and 2000 - not one of the Blues' happier periods, sadly.  A profile and all the stats are naturally to be found on Robin Michel's excellent SUFC Database - Adrian Clarke page.

That appears to be the only online photo of Clarkey in a Southend shirt, although plenty of other gurning pics of him were found on the web:

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The latter photo prompted me to ask the question: was his hairstyle influenced by the 90s boyband movement? If so, which member of uber-boyband Take That did Clarkey most identify with, and why?

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So folks, get asking those questions...

Matt



 

Mad Cyril

Proud sponsor of Mark Molesley's white trainers⭐
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When you arrived at Southend after leaving Arsenal did you notice much difference between the managerial styles of Arsene Wenger and Alvin Martin?
 
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Did the team think they could seriously challenge in Div2 in 97/98 & if so, why did it all go so horribly wrong?

Was there any dressing room aggro in that season? E.g. when Sada N'Diaye got sent off at Brentford?
 

Mad Cyril

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Did you think the French foreign legion of Sada N'Diaye and Regis Cobault would make a similar impact on div 2 as Petit and Viera did upon the Premiership?
 

MK Shrimper

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If it was a choice between Eliza Du Toit or Gemma Anderson, who would you pick?

Sorry, wrong forum
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Mad Cyril

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Whilst in Devon providing expert analysis of Plymouth v SUFC for BBC Radio Essex you stated that the Cornish pasty you ate at half time 'was the best I have ever had'.

Do you still stand by that statement?
 

M25 Shrimpers

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Would you like to be our next manager? Oh, and how did being a journalist for the Echo compare to playing? For what its worth Adrian, I actually thought you were one of very few shining lights throughout our barren years!
 

Hong Kong Blue

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How many times a week did Andy Harris mention that he had 10 GCSEs at C grade? Did he ever make up his mind whether he was going to play for England U21 or the South African or US national teams?

Was it intimidating playing alongside such greats of the game as Ben Lewis, Keith Dublin and Simon Livett?

What is the capital of Costa Rica?

Why did you only play 58 times for us in 3 years?

Who was the worse player you were dropped in favour of?

What are your views on prevention of deforestation in peninsular Malaysia?

Did you really score 8 goals for us?

Did the players play badly against Doncaster in the FA Cup on purpose in order to get rid of Alvin Martin?

What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?

You must have trained with some of the all-time greats: Bergkamp, Ian Wright, Tony Adams, Philip Gridelet, David Seaman. Who was the best and why?

I was at the 5-0 defeat at Carlisle. How many more goals do you think we would have conceded had Keith Dublin been available that day?

When you were working at the Echo, did Howard Southwood teach you how to report on games without actually watching them?

What would be the all-time worse Southend XI you played with? You can only have Keith Dublin in one position. As a clue you played with the following players: Southall, Hails, Dublin, Harris, Lewis, Livett, Maher, McGavin, Roach, N'Daiye.

And the best XI? Actually better make it a 5-a-side team - Royce, Jobson, Roget, Marsh, Thomson with yourself as a sub?
 

Andy_S

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Quote[/b] (Mad Cyril @ Oct. 10 2006,19:15)]When you arrived at Southend after leaving Arsenal did you notice much difference between the managerial styles of Arsene Wenger and Alvin Martin?
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Could you ever have imagined when playing alongside him that Kev Maher would still be here in 2006?
 
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