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Life President
Oct 28, 2003
It's 27 years since we've won, or even scored, at Sheffield United. As mentioned elsewhere that was a most unexpected win, thanks to an own goal. Both teams left the division that season. They went up; we went down.

A little earlier, in fact 33 years ago today, I saw Steve Phillips notch the only goal of the game there.

Anyway, tomorrow's referee is Scott Duncan from Newcastle. In my experience a decent official who has progressed quickly and gets good appointments. In his 4th season, he has not refereed Southend for a while. His only Southend match thus far was the 6th match of his League career when we won 3-1 at Cheltenham in 2012/13. Just one yellow to them and no complaints.

He has already refereed Sheffield United this season - their draw at Hartlepool in the JPT. Sheff U went through on pens.

He has a below average card count with 12 matches this season producing just 33 yellows and no reds.

He will be assisted by Simon Mather from Manchester and Nick Barnard from Warrington with Police Officer Matt McGrath on numbers board duty.