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Question Rubbish manager, fantastic signing

mfurok

Manager⭐
Joined
Mar 6, 2008
Messages
3,438
He was only decent against us. At Exeter in April 1990. :Cry:

Knowing you though, Ray, I expect your tongue was embedded in your cheek when citing 'Yogi' as decent.

Sadly, the tongue embedded itself so far that I’m still struggling to get it out.

Strangely enough RY played very well in his first pre season friendly - against Ipswich I think.

I think he was then injured and was then forever diabolical until he left.

Mind you, after Molesley, I now look back on Bate’s tenure with more fondness than previously……..
 

TrueBlue

Save Our Southend
Joined
Oct 26, 2003
Messages
22,982
Location
Hockley now on loan to Rayleigh
Who signed Bilel? 10/10 for entertainment & a rollercoaster ride.
He had all the talent and on his day he could win you a game by himself, also one of the nicest people you could wish to meet, turning up at blues fans birthdays, house party’s, I even invited him to come clubbing in mayhem one night… and yes he turned up! Legend

Just a shame on the pitch he lost it to easy
 

BALDY

Striker
Joined
Oct 23, 2019
Messages
853
Wish My Brain Was As Good As Some Of You Lot.
I Can’t Remember That Well 🫤
I Do Have An Excuse though, I’m in My Seventies Now!
But Still Have That Passion For Southend United. COYB, UTB 💙💙 :LoyalSupporter: :LoyalSupporter: :LoyalSupporter:
Some people come out with a load of old nonsense "age is just a number".....I wish I knew then what I know now...Some attempt to buy youth but when it comes to maturity that cannot be bought.
 

Yorkshire Blue

Super Moderator⭐
Staff member
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Oct 27, 2003
Messages
38,669
Location
London
Did he actually sign anyone? I think we might have been under a transfer embargo in that period (strangely) because he followed The Ruts' advice and gave youth a chance.

He was under a transfer embargo for his entire Southend career.

IIRC he signed two players who he wasn’t able to register (Theo Vassell and Manny Osadebe) so never played for us plus an emergency loan goalkeeper, the Arsenal mascot Gunnersaurus.

I’m afraid I don’t have a suitable music video to illustrate this.
 

Spaceman Spiff

Attila the Admin⭐
Staff member
Joined
Oct 26, 2003
Messages
12,488
Location
Kennington, London
So, so far we have:

**** ManagerSuper signing(s)
Colin MurphyStan Collymore
Steve WignallMark Gower; Che Wilson; Duncan Jupp; Lewis Hunt; Leon Constantine
Kevin BondNathan Ralph
Mark MolesleyShaun Hobson
Alvan WilliamsEddie Firmani
Alvin MartinKevin Maher
Ted FentonTony Bentley
Peter MorrisBig Roy McDonagh
Phil Brown 2.0Sam Dalby
Ronnie WhelanMike Marsh
Bobby MooreRichard Cadette
Harry WarrenSam McCrory; Harry Threadgold
 

Rob Noxious

Retro Supremo⭐
Joined
Oct 23, 2008
Messages
7,651
Location
Penzance
He was under a transfer embargo for his entire Southend career.

IIRC he signed two players who he wasn’t able to register (Theo Vassell and Manny Osadebe) so never played for us plus an emergency loan goalkeeper, the Arsenal mascot Gunnersaurus.

I’m afraid I don’t have a suitable music video to illustrate this.
Yes - thank you for the reminder about the Macc lads.

 
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