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OldBlueLady

Junior Blues Coordinator⭐
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Another hugely successful MTPD at Roots Hall this morning. 80 Junior Blues - and their parents and grandparents - had a really good morning with the team at Roots Hall.

This was our first event with Chris Powell in charge and I have to say, it was quite different to previous times. Phil's always been great at these events, but Chris and Damien Matthew were fantastic with the children, talking to them about how training worked and what benefits there were, what to look for, and asking them to choose the best goal scored during the sessions.

They came back at the end to "de-brief" too, and the children really responded to their proactive approach.

We did the autographs first, at Chris' suggestion, and this worked well with everyone getting plenty of opportunity to get autographs and photos. It was a very good humoured event with almost a full squad out - just Ted, Fortuné and Rob Kiernan missing.

Some great photos on the OS https://www.southendunited.co.uk/news/2018/april/junior-blues-meet-the-players-day/
 

Tinks

Worlds Greatest Cook.⭐
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Well done Kay looking at some of the photos it seems a good day was had by all
 

mattitouk

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Great job Kay (as always) in helping making this precious event take place.

I fondly recall being one of those young junior blues players back in the late 80's, meeting my idols (Richard Cadette, Danny O'Shea etc) and all part of my induction into being a life long fan.

Slightly off topic, (& not asking for gossip)..but in your personal opinion, given Ted's absence today, do you think he wont be even warming the bench at all this season, considering he's injury. I was slightly hoping he might make an appearance in some manner during the final run in.
 

OldBlueLady

Junior Blues Coordinator⭐
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Great job Kay (as always) in helping making this precious event take place.

I fondly recall being one of those young junior blues players back in the late 80's, meeting my idols (Richard Cadette, Danny O'Shea etc) and all part of my induction into being a life long fan.

Slightly off topic, (& not asking for gossip)..but in your personal opinion, given Ted's absence today, do you think he wont be even warming the bench at all this season, considering he's injury. I was slightly hoping he might make an appearance in some manner during the final run in.

I honestly couldn't say, I really don't know. Nathan Bishop looks very assured out there, I do fear that Ted may have missed the boat with us - I hope not but he needs to be playing next season wherever he is.
 

THE SEVENTIES NORTH BANK

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SHOEBURY
I honestly couldn't say, I really don't know. Nathan Bishop looks very assured out there, I do fear that Ted may have missed the boat with us - I hope not but he needs to be playing next season wherever he is.

That shoulder injury has turned out to be bad. Let's hope it gets better with the summer break, otherwise he won't be playing anywhere next season.
 

Blueronron

Manager
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Great response by the Southend players and backroom team

But take a bow Kay and all those that work behind the scenes for free, I could not imagine how much free time you and the others have given in order to make these events a success, without you and other like minded people the club would be nothing
From the silent majority who turn up and enjoy the day as much as the kids

Thank you :happy::happy:
 
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