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The Blue Voice Programme Article - Tonight


OG Zoner
Oct 27, 2003
The North Bank
For those of you that do not buy the programme tonight, here is a little piece from TBV.

Good evening everyone and welcome to our encounter with Brighton.
Friday night football is back at The Hall and it always seems to help with the atmosphere. I don’t know what it is about Friday football, but it just seems so much more enjoyable. There is always a notable increase in the noise and general "buzz" around the old place on Friday’s and I have never been able to really figure out why?…
Well, whatever the reason is, long may Friday night football continue and let’s try and apply some of this increased "buzz" to Saturday and Tuesday games aswell!…

So, two league games down and 4 points on the board, a solid start by our boys. When you consider the size and average age of our squad at present, they are two good results, against two sides who in all honesty, should be challenging towards the play-off spots this season.

We all know that the finances are tight at the moment due to the stadium development amongst other things. Tilly and Brush will have a small squad to choose from this season, so it is imperative that we lend our support more than ever. The small group of lads has a long hard season ahead of them, so let’s not moan about the size of the squad, let’s get behind them and act as another member of the team. We are "supporters" so we need to support right from the off and help our team get through another grueling campaign. All the lads that put on the blue shirt of Southend United Football Club need and deserve our 110% backing at all times. Being a supporter carries no exceptions…

Moving on, I have a few pieces of general news for you. Thanks to ShrimperZone.com and the generousity of many fans, The Blue Voice has received a generous sum of money to go towards new display material for this season. This was raised by the ShrimperZone.com team via a raffle, at their BBQ Party in the Spread Eagle, on the opening day of the season. Many Thanks to you guys!

We are at the stage now where we are planning on what games to put displays on this season. We will be working closely with the club and The Trust and will announce in due course what games we are planning as "Blue Voice" days! In the meantime, if anyone has any suggestions on what away or home trips we should be looking to "put on a show" at, please get in touch. We would also welcome ideas on display material that you would like to see used. Would you like to see another "Doncaster" type flag display? Would you like Bam-Bams again! Or would you like to see something else? We are doing this for you, so let us know what you want to see…

All that is left for me to say is "from an acorn grows a tree" The Blue Voice is merely planting that acorn at present, ready for the tree to mature, when we move to our new home. So please support our initiative now and in the future, as we strive to make sure by the time we move, we have everything in place to create an atmosphere that is second to none.

If you would like more info on The Blue Voice, please visit
www.shrimperzone.com or alternatively join our Facebook group at www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5784612766 The Official Blue Voice website will be up and running very soon so keep your eyes peeled and make sure you join us when we go live. We need your support!

We are in this together...


Lee Smith
For and on behalf of The
Blue Voice Committee.