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Tell us about yourself - an open invite

The Big Dady

¡Viva la Kevolución!⭐
Staff member
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Location
Sarfend-on-Mud
Great first post Ivan, now you have broken the ice, do join in.

As an Exile you are formally invited to join the Shrimpers Exiles section here

 

londonblue

Topgun Pilot
Joined
Feb 18, 2004
Messages
17,655
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.
 

Ivan

Newbie
Joined
Oct 21, 2015
Messages
5
Location
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.
 

goodref

Centre Half
Joined
Oct 11, 2022
Messages
1
This is an open invite to our new posters who have joined since the re-launch of ShrimperZone. Why not post a few lines on here telling us a bit more about you as a Southend fan. You don't need to produce a work of art (that would be almost impossible on the Zone). Go on, give it a go.
Grimsby fan here in peace. We were relegated with you in 20/21. Horrible season under Ian Holloway.

We surprised even the most optimistic mariners fans by bouncing back through the play offs at the first attempt. We have brilliant new owners who are shrewd business men but true mariners fans first.

I am a mariners season ticket holder and share your pain having spent a six year spell in the national league between 2010 and 2016.

I remember a visit for a Friday night game at Roots Hall many years ago probably the 1970's. You beat us 3 0.

I hope you have a good season and it would great to see you back in the EFL very soon.
 

RHB

Super Moderator⭐
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Joined
Aug 14, 2009
Messages
26,775
Location
Westcliff riviera
Grimsby fan here in peace. We were relegated with you in 20/21. Horrible season under Ian Holloway.

We surprised even the most optimistic mariners fans by bouncing back through the play offs at the first attempt. We have brilliant new owners who are shrewd business men but true mariners fans first.

I am a mariners season ticket holder and share your pain having spent a six year spell in the national league between 2010 and 2016.

I remember a visit for a Friday night game at Roots Hall many years ago probably the 1970's. You beat us 3 0.

I hope you have a good season and it would great to see you back in the EFL very soon.
Cheers Buddy, good to hear that things are going well and ownership is not an issue for you. Any chance your owners would think about going for dual ownership and buy a 2nd home in Southend? (just thinking out loud you understand).

I think it may be a season or two before we ply our trade in the Football league again, but you never know. Good luck for the rest of the season, and remember, the sheep up at Colchester are there, ripe for shearing, which in our league absence, we would happy for you to oblige on our behalf.
 
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