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Southendsleeper

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Just fantastic...

Got to Roots Hall at one, so many people milling around, flags, placards, more than I thought would go because of the weather. Following the Trust coach down vic ave to the civic centre

Outside the civic centre it was freezing. Feedback from the Civic centre speakers. Not letting in all the fans. Echo photographer orchestrating things.
The man with the dog in his jacket keeping it warm. The attractive redhead. A good atmosphere young and old alike. Banter with the police. Not being allowed on the steps. Seeing the players leave the coach. Singing to Sodje but unfortunately ignoring Guttridge.

Listening to the council debate the new ground. Someone saying it was a class design, how we expect the best, how it was a brilliant design. Singing 'Sit down shut up' to the councillor talking for talkings sake. Ron Martin waving to the fans. Hearing the councillors say we need a new stadium....'but'. Freezing and not being able to feel our feet. Councillor 'wet blanket' going on and not being able to hear her. Chatting with other fans.

Being moved into the civic center as it was too cold. Being with more fans. It looking like we wouldnt get the stadium. The Indian councillor being criticised by some fans, then going onto blow the council away with his enthusiasm for the proposal and the club. Cheering and booing various council arguments. The vote not to go to deferment, the fans mistakenly thinking the new ground had been agreed. The real 'unseen' vote...the sudden realisation that we had 'won' 13-0. The exhiliration. Cheering the team as they came down the stairs. Using all my credit on my phone telling everyone I know.

Ron Martin's deserved chanting as he came out to take the applause.

Couple of pints down the pub




At the moment...does it get better than this


Seeing it scroll continually across the screen on Sky Sport News....
 
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