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Tell us about yourself - an open invite

The Big Dady

Light & Bitter⭐
Staff member
Jan 20, 2007
Great first post Ivan, now you have broken the ice, do join in.

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Topgun Pilot
Feb 18, 2004
Well, I’ve been reading the forums for a bit now in order to stay on top of things, but on this red letter day (yes, an away win is cause for some celebration) I thought I’d introduce myself. I lived in Southend as a child in the 70’s and visited Roots Hall often, in the youth section right by where the team came out. 50p I think it was. Saw some memorable games, including that one against Liverpool (still have the programme!). Dragged kicking and screaming to Canada at the end of the decade and lost touch, mostly. The internet changed all that so I’ve been with you all through the ups and downs for a couple of decades (and have even made it to a few matches when in England). Glad to see the spirit, support, and gallows humour has survived the turbulence. I’m certainly feeling the same shaky optimism that carries me through each season, for which I’m occasionally rewarded.
Funny, I used to be friendly with someone who left Southend for Canada around that time too.


Oct 21, 2015
Toronto, Canada
Funny, I used to be friendly with someone who left Southend for Canada around that time too.
The UK was struggling at the time. Easy immigration and plentiful jobs awaited, but absolutely no football. That has all changed: difficult to immigrate, good jobs thin on the ground, but soccer is everywhere.