My sincere thanks go to the many people who willingly
or unwittingly have contributed to these pages especially Jeff Hughes
who's excellent SUFC site was my initial inspiration, the members
of the SUFC
Mailing List past and present who provide me with most of the
up to date news and perhaps mainly Dave Goody the Club's unofficial historian
who's contribution to 'Southend
United The Official History of the Blues', 'The Official PFA
Shrimps', Endsleigh + Ultimate Football Year books + the
Club's Programmes is truly brilliant + without whom I would be
sunk. Peter Miles, Keith Roe and Peter Mason have all produced books on the Shimpers that I constantly use for reference. Soccernet from ESPN and the Evening Echo are other excellent sources of information. Finally thanks to John Walton for allowing me to publish his extremely descriptive match reports.
If you can write an article, match report, a review
of your favourite player, if you have any old photographs I could
use or if you notice that I have not got my facts correct please let
me know. I would also really appreciate any feedback on the usability
of the site and any other ideas. Just use the Contact Me link at the top of the page. Thank you. There is a considerable spam problem from this site and I have been made aware I sometimes miss genuine mail, for which I apologise.
A fan's story
On Friday 29 October 1971 encouraged by the Shrimpers good home form that season I went to watch them beat Barrow 1-0 with a Terry Johnson goal, next home game Exeter were beaten 3-0, then Villa 1-0 and it was as simple as that, I was hooked. Moving 100 miles from Roots Hall in 1988 did not stop me attending most matches home and away and I have seen
1,912 Southend first team matches and watched them play at 177 grounds since that Barrow win.
Inspired by other fans sites in the mid 90's I decided to produce
a site primarily intended to provide statistical and historical
information on the Shrimpers from 1971 to the present day. The
first site went on line on 1 June 1997 and after four makeovers
you see my latest effort, which goes some way beyond the brief I originally