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James Walker

maninasuitcase

President
Joined
May 7, 2008
Messages
3,468
Location
Currently exiled in Yorkshire
The man once dubbed 'the future of Southend' has left Eastbourne Borough by mutual consent.

Apparently he has family issues, so lets hope he can sort those out and he can resume his career in the near future.
 

Big Bad Barry Corr

First XI⭐
Joined
Feb 26, 2013
Messages
572
Dreadful player. Couldn't stand him and one of the worst players I've ever seen in a Southend shirt.

Also he was really off when signing an autograph for my son once and I've never forgotten that either.
 

chapperzUK

Guest
Only remember him for 3 things. That miss against Doncaster, the penalty when Freedman gave him the ball and it was one of the weakest penalties I've ever seen and that goal against Orient when he cut in from the left and bent a lovely shot into the bottom corner in the last minute.
 

BrettieAngell

THE ROCK GOD
Joined
Oct 26, 2003
Messages
19,642
Location
Southend
Only remember him for 3 things. That miss against Doncaster, the penalty when Freedman gave him the ball and it was one of the weakest penalties I've ever seen and that goal against Orient when he cut in from the left and bent a lovely shot into the bottom corner in the last minute.

Think we lost 1-0 to Hereford that day and it was the most obvious missed penalty of all-time!
 

WESTY_SUFC

Guest
More money Tilson wasted. I wonder how well Sturrock would of done with the sort of money Tilson had.

Walker started off well for the club and played a big part in us making the playoffs that season. Sadly it did go all downhill from then.

It was closer to £40,000 after his heart condition was found out when failing his fitness test.

Im sure Sturrock would of had that money to spend if he had bought the same amount of success Tilson had after 3 years.

How many bad signings has Sturrock made in his League 2 years over Tilson years in league 2?
 
Joined
Aug 11, 2008
Messages
6,800
Location
Oregon
Walker started off well for the club and played a big part in us making the playoffs that season. Sadly it did go all downhill from then.

It was closer to £40,000 after his heart condition was found out when failing his fitness test.

Im sure Sturrock would of had that money to spend if he had bought the same amount of success Tilson had after 3 years.

How many bad signings has Sturrock made in his League 2 years over Tilson years in league 2?

Tilson got out of League 2 in his first full season as Manager. As I recall, he didn't have to spend a lot of money to do it either. This love in for Sturrock and hatred for Tilly really grinds my gears.
 

Beefy

Life President
Joined
Oct 27, 2003
Messages
18,901
Location
Old Leigh
Tilson got out of League 2 in his first full season as Manager. As I recall, he didn't have to spend a lot of money to do it either. This love in for Sturrock and hatred for Tilly really grinds my gears.

There's no hatred of Tilson. I think Tilly's achievements are understated by many on here now but I'm sure if we did a poll today on 'best Southend manager' or 'most popular ex-Shrimper' Tilly would walk away with both.

All that said, whilst Tilly did get us out of the league at the first full attempt the core of the squad was already here when he took over. Prior, Flavs, Maher, Gower, Jupp. Tilly did make some cracking signings though.
 

RobB11

Manager
Joined
Nov 10, 2005
Messages
1,363
Location
Rayleigh
Sturrock's bad signings (excluding loanees) - zaaboub, johnson, bouzid (more pointless than bad), soares, martin, benyon, baldwin, flood (pointless), comminges.
 
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