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Nov 27, 2003
Morning good people of SZ,

A trip down memory lane to the dark days of the early to mid-1980s, if you will. I'm trying to do some digging for an article for next month's All At Sea. In light of the stealing of Wimbledon's league place in 2003, I gather Southend's chairmen in the early 80s threw around the idea of moving the club to other towns, including the home of the concrete cows.

Trouble is, I can't find very much about it. It was pre-Roots Hall Roar and I want to pinpoint a bit more detail before I go rooting around in old copies of the Echo on microfiche.

Anyone have strong recollections of what exactly happened and how close it came?