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Who is the greater Southend legend?


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Yorkshire Blue

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Am looking forward to hearing Napster's memories as 1920's full-back Jimmy Evans takes on 1970's full-back (I think) Mel Slack.
 

Ex-Member1

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Mel Slack scored our only goal at Brighton when the Albion scored 9 lucky (an offside) goals against us!
 

westie

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Mel Slack was a midfield player. Didn't train properly, which is why he was overweight and useless.
 

Richard Hearn

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Ah, but he was good entertainment value. Sometime in the late 80s, I think, we played Cambridge early in the season. I wanted to avoid the M11 so went via backroads approaching from the east. Stopped at a pub in a village just outside Cambridge and got talking to the landlord. It came out that I was going to the football and he asked who was playing. I told him and he said "I used to play for Southend". "Who were you?" said I. "Mel Slack". How tickled was I.
 
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Mel Slack scored our only goal at Brighton when the Albion scored 9 lucky (an offside) goals against us!

...and Ray White ended up with a permanent stoop.

I remember going to Swindon in 1969 we heard to collective groans that Mel would be playing, and we expected Don Rogers to **** all over him. Mel played a blinder that day as Blues won 2-0. That's good enough for me.
 
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Napster

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Jimmy Evans was a full-back, who still holds the record for ending up top scorer whilst playing as a full-back. His penalties consisting of him running from his full-back position and slamming them in. He was the first person to be capped for his country while playing for the Shrimpers. The team was built around him. He was a great player. Sadly we had to sell him to Burnley because we were short of money.
 

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MS used to huff and puff a lot but I seem to remember he was somewhat short on skill!!!!!!! Luke was a million miles ahead of him.
 

devonexile

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Slack was crap.Who on earth nominated him?

Spot on. I wouldn't put the fat, slow, lacking skill, footballer that was Mel Slack in any sort of "best of" catergory. Not being 100 years old I can't quite remember Jimmy Evans. But he ain't Mel Slack so he has my vote.
 

devonexile

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Mel's goal was a cracker. I remember thinking "we are going to win 7-6" It did'nt happen.

Ray White. Well the least said about him the better.

But not his beautiful sister, who I had the pleasure of knowing back about 1970ish. To be fair though Sue White would probably made a better goalkeeper than her brother.
 
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