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Pre-Match Thread Southend United v Barrow, Saturday 9th January, 15:00, FL2

Starting XI and Result

  • Mark Oxley

    Votes: 92 85.2%
  • Elvis Bwomono

    Votes: 88 81.5%
  • John White

    Votes: 79 73.1%
  • Shaun Hobson

    Votes: 92 85.2%
  • Sam Hart

    Votes: 85 78.7%
  • Tom Clifford

    Votes: 28 25.9%
  • Alan McCormack

    Votes: 87 80.6%
  • Jason Demetriou

    Votes: 49 45.4%
  • Timothee Dieng

    Votes: 71 65.7%
  • James Olayinka

    Votes: 72 66.7%
  • Kyle Taylor

    Votes: 56 51.9%
  • Terrell Egbri

    Votes: 10 9.3%
  • Ashley Nathaniel-George

    Votes: 67 62.0%
  • Simeon Akinola

    Votes: 90 83.3%
  • Emile Acquah

    Votes: 3 2.8%
  • Michael Klass

    Votes: 1 0.9%
  • Richard Taylor

    Votes: 2 1.9%
  • Greg Halford

    Votes: 4 3.7%
  • Harry Phillips

    Votes: 2 1.9%
  • Harry Kyprianou

    Votes: 2 1.9%
  • Louis Walsh

    Votes: 7 6.5%
  • Matt Rush

    Votes: 1 0.9%
  • Reeco Hackett-Fairchild

    Votes: 40 37.0%
  • Harry Seaden

    Votes: 2 1.9%
  • ....

    Votes: 2 1.9%
  • ....

    Votes: 2 1.9%
  • Win

    Votes: 56 51.9%
  • Draw

    Votes: 12 11.1%
  • Lose

    Votes: 8 7.4%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .


Person, Woman, Man, Camera, TV
Staff member
Oct 24, 2003
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Due to last Saturday's game at Newport being called off due to a frozen pitch, we are not only unbeaten in 2021 but some of the tired legs will have had a chance to recuperate before our visitors from way up north make the 640 mile round trip to Roots Hall for the first time since October 1971. We managed to win that game 1-0 but have lost all the other five competitive matches against the Cumbrians.

Hopefully some of the walking wounded and COVID infected will be fit to return on Saturday, but one player not figuring will be young Kaz who has returned to Spurs following the completion of his loan - it's difficult to see how the value of Sterling will have risen during his time with us.

There are rumours of incoming players too, including a young 6'3" striker from Portsmouth who has recently been on loan at Bromley with our own Michael Klass. To me, Reeco Hackett-Fairchild sounds more like a firm of solicitors but I'll reserve judgement on his playing abilities until I've seen him turn out for us. There may be others joining too so I'll leave a few blanks in the team selection sheet. Who would you select to start the first home game of 2021 and what do you think the result will be?