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Mervyn Cawston

OldBlueLady

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We were blessed at this time with some very decent keepers, I think it was Neil Freeman here at around the same time and also excellent.
 

Uncle Leo

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He was just before my time - last played for us in March 85 and I first went in the September - so what sort of keeper was Merv? Good stopper? Dominant in the box? The lot? Just curious really as I know he's regarded as a Southend great.
 

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Some clips of Cawston on this link. Not one of his best matches unfortunately. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=01aoftNrw1k

Alan Biley's mullet! A podgy Southend skipper! Danny Greaves! Youths sitting on a wall to watch the game! Cawston wearing what looks like a pyjama top! That dugout! A Minerva Supreme football! A face save! Policemen dressed like proper policemen! A pitch invasion! This clip is gold.
 

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Alan Biley's mullet! A podgy Southend skipper! Danny Greaves! Youths sitting on a wall to watch the game! Cawston wearing what looks like a pyjama top! That dugout! A Minerva Supreme football! A face save! Policemen dressed like proper policemen! A pitch invasion! This clip is gold.

David Crown was also at Portsmouth then as well and played a few times that season, but it was the days of only 1 sub and did not get many games.
 

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best clip i have seen for "yonks"...full ground,atmosphere,fans on the pitch, even a "bog"roll thrown after the first goal..70s-80s footie...bring it back(with my hair)....have you found any other older southend games????
 

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No way would they allow that kind of incursion these days! Definitely not one of Merv's better performances.
 
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