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SZ's Southend United Hall of Fame - 1st round of nominations

Yorkshire Blue

Super Moderator⭐
Staff member
Oct 27, 2003
For a bit of fun and to honour our club's history, I propose starting a SZ Hall of Fame to recognise the true legends of Southend United.

The words legend and great are bandied about a bit too often for my liking, I'd like our Hall of Fame to be exclusive and so that only the elite make it. It will be our version of Canton or Cooperstown and I'd be looking at us electing the greatest dozen or so individuals in the history of Southend United, although the final number maybe slightly more or less than this. The key point is that we need strict quality control so that only the select few get in. If we start electing too many, I might introduce a rule that it is one in, one out.

Mere longevity should not be sufficient to gain entrance, instead it should be limited to those who made a substantial impact, displayed greatness and left a legacy. Honours achieved during their stay should be adduced in a candidate's favour, as should their subsequent career if they were remembered as a Southend graduate. The only rule will be that they have to have left the club at least two years ago.

The way this will work is that every so often I will open a thread asking for nominations. SZ posters can nominate only one individual per round of nominations, so you'll need to think carefully over who you want to propose.

Whoever has received the most nominations shall go forward to a ballot. An individual (it doesn't have to be a player, we can nominate chairmen, managers, groundstaff, anyone who has been one of the key dozen or so figures in Southend United's history) will have to have received at least 5 nominations though. Candidates will then have to receive 90% of the votes and at least 30 votes to be inducted into the SZ Southend United Hall Of Fame. In case of any disputes my decision shall be final.

So ladies and gentlemen, your nominations please, remember you can only nominate one individual, they have to be a great and remember they have to have left the club at least two years ago.