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Stop Living in the Past!


I do not understand why so many fans seem willing to write this season off and are therefore not bothered by our current form. Many fans are almost willing us to get relegated just so the club can return to the days of playing Macclesfield / Barnet and attracting 3500 people a game.

We are a different club to that of 3 years ago our support has more than doubled. We are also attracting a large number of young fans who are attracted to the club by us playing the high profile clubs in the division. A proportion of these fans would have supported a London Premiership side if we had not been proted to the Championship. (When I was at school 25 years ago 99% of children supported a London side I am not sure if this will be the case now). It is therefore of fundemental importance that we stay in this division.

We are also in a far larger catchment area than most clubs in this division. The area surrounding Southend including Basidon Benfleet and Chelmsford has a population of over 1 million people. OK Southend has not got the history associated with many clubs but we should be attracting 15,000 + a game. If we are relegated I expect our attandancies will drop to 5,000!

Tilson has been excellent for us over the past couple of seasons however he is clearly not up to Managing a Championship side. We need to bring in an experienced Manager ie Worthington to at the very least assist Tilson as a Director of football and have responsibility for transfers. Based on the players Tilson has signed so far I personaly would worry on how for example Tilson would spend the money we would get for Eastwood.