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Official Match Thread Southend United vs Blackpool FC

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The Official Match Thread brought to you by ShrimperZone.com

So here we are the first League One home game of the 2019/20 season and Kevin Bond’s fourth home game in charge as manager of the Mighty Shrimpers.

Our first match at home is against Blackpool FC

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It is now time for ALL of us to get behind him and the team whether you are at Roots Hall, listening on the radio, listening or watching on ifollow, make that famous "Roots Hall Roar".

Kevin Bond’s 1st Southend United League One Home Team of the 2019/20 season

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The Roots Hall pitch looks fantastic and is ready for action at 3.00 pm Saturday 10th August 2019 against Blackpool FC.

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It looks like we are going to have sunny intervals for this afternoon’s game (If you are in the East Stand make sure you have your sun glasses and peaked cap), there will also be a strong swirling winds from the South West, but should be OK to wear your new home kit with pride.

The weather forecast for today at Roots Hall

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Kevin Bond’s current League home record after 3 home games

Won 2
Drawn 0
Lost 1
Goals scored 5
Goals conceded 5


League Positions Last Season

10th (2018/19 Season) League One Blackpool FC
19th (2018/19 Season) League One Southend United


League Positions Current Season

2nd (2019/20 Season) League One Blackpool FC
19th (2019/20 Season) League One Southend United


Recent League Position Change

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Previous Five Meetings

Blackpool FC 2-2 Southend United (L1 09/03/19 Att. 15,871)
Southend United 1-2 Blackpool FC (L1 17/11/18 Att. 6,882)
Blackpool FC 1-1 Southend United (L1 17/03/18 Att. 3,213)
Southend United 2-1 Blackpool FC (L1 30/09/17 Att. 6,688)
Blackpool FC 2-0 Southend United (L1 2/04/16 Att. 6,979)


Head to Head record

Southend United Wins: 10
Draws: 5
Blackpool FC Wins: 12



A New Era

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Kevin Bond has a licence to Win!


Special Guest

SUEPA (Southend United Ex-Players Association) welcomes Stuart Parker

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On Saturday against Blackpool FC we are delighted to welcome another Southend United Ex-Players Association (SUEPA) guest – Stuart Parker.

Stuart was with us for just 18 months during the mid ‘70’s yet plundered 31 goals in just 74 appearances, finishing leading scorer in the 1976/77 season and scoring some memorable goals. Perhaps what he will be remembered for most are the five goals he scored in the FA Cup as we won our way through to the fifth round of the FA Cup against Derby, including a memorable late winner against Cardiff.

Stuart started his footballing career at Blackpool FC where he still lives today so it is fitting he will be visiting us when we play against his hometown team.

Please be sure to give him a great Roots Hall welcome
 
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