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Re: Southend Football
« Reply #400 on: 05 August, 2021, 11:17:11 pm »
https://www.echo-news.co.uk/sport/19491963.match-report-southend-united-2-brentford-3/

I noticed the floodlights were on yesterday at non-league Southend's Roots Hall, and this must have been it. They allowed a 2-goal lead v Premiership side Brentford to slip.
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Re: Southend Football
« Reply #401 on: 22 August, 2021, 12:33:12 am »
Southend win their first match in the National League! 1 - 0 v Kings Lynn.
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Re: Southend Football
« Reply #402 on: 29 August, 2021, 10:40:00 pm »
Southend win their first match in the National League! 1 - 0 v Kings Lynn.

And Southend lose their second, 1 - 0 to Stockport, for whom *Rooney scored.

*No, not that one. His little brother.
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Re: Southend Football
« Reply #403 on: 19 September, 2021, 10:19:44 am »
Southend still haven't sunk to their level. Three losses in a row put them near the bottom of the Whatever League.
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Re: Southend Football
« Reply #404 on: 20 September, 2021, 09:56:10 am »
Have faith, Southend are only in the National League for a short stay...








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... I'm not saying which end of the National League they will escape via

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Re: Southend Football
« Reply #405 on: 02 October, 2021, 05:32:47 pm »
Have faith, Southend are only in the National League for a short stay...

... I'm not saying which end of the National League they will escape via

The south end, by the looks of it! They are now 21st out of 23 teams, having lost 4 games in a row.
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Re: Southend Football
« Reply #406 on: 07 October, 2021, 11:32:42 am »
Have faith, Southend are only in the National League for a short stay...

... I'm not saying which end of the National League they will escape via

The south end, by the looks of it! They are now 21st out of 23 teams, having lost 4 games in a row.

yee of little faith.

A glorious win at home to the mighty Eastleigh on Tuesday night has seen Southend Storm up the table  to 18th out of 23 sides and a whole point ahead of the relegation places

Even on current form ( last 5 games) Southend are in 20th place - ie above worst 3 teams

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Re: Southend Football
« Reply #407 on: 07 October, 2021, 12:09:16 pm »
As luck would have it, Jan and I were walking home from choir practice and we passed the ground just as that goal was being scored. There seemed to be quite a lot of people in there, and apparently Ron "Weaselly" Martin, the owner, required police protection from angry fans.

Do you know anywhere that publishes the attendances at these non-league games? I'm interested to see what fraction of the 12000 or so available places in the ground are occupied. There's still a planning application open for a >20k stadium.
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Re: Southend Football
« Reply #408 on: 07 October, 2021, 01:19:46 pm »
Sorry, Wow, I doubt if there's a page small enough - except possibly in Scotland?

Re: Southend Football
« Reply #409 on: 07 October, 2021, 04:53:11 pm »
https://www.footballwebpages.co.uk/match/2021-2022/national-league/southend-united/eastleigh/380963

Attendance: 3,342

Sounds pretty good to me but I see you had more than 6,000 v Wrexham for a Saturday game last month.

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Re: Southend Football
« Reply #410 on: 08 October, 2021, 02:58:10 pm »
https://www.footballwebpages.co.uk/match/2021-2022/national-league/southend-united/eastleigh/380963

Attendance: 3,342

Sounds pretty good to me but I see you had more than 6,000 v Wrexham for a Saturday game last month.

Lowest attendance this season. Average is currently 5015. 6th highest in non-league, Wrexham are top (so I guess probably brought quite a few to Southend).

https://www.nonleaguematters.co.uk/global/attendances/
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Re: Southend Football
« Reply #411 on: 10 October, 2021, 02:11:16 pm »
I think all of those teams with higher attendances than Southend were recently league teams.

Southend were roundly thrashed 4 - 0 at home to Chesterfield (what are they doing outside the league?) and it seems there was a pitch invasion with fans demanding the removal of the owner, Ron Martin. His response was to sack the manager.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/58771069
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Re: Southend Football
« Reply #412 on: 11 October, 2021, 03:33:58 pm »
.... Chesterfield (what are they doing outside the league?) ....

its what happens when you finish in bottom two teams in League 2.

You finish in bottom two because you have picked up less points than 22 other teams and are deservedly relegated

Re: Southend Football
« Reply #413 on: 13 October, 2021, 11:58:42 am »
Or crookedness. Not that that applies in any way to Chesterfield.

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Re: Southend Football
« Reply #414 on: 13 October, 2021, 12:23:10 pm »
Or crookedness. Not that that applies in any way to Chesterfield.

Only their church.
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Re: Southend Football
« Reply #415 on: 13 October, 2021, 03:03:02 pm »
I think that's what Nuncio meant.  Chesterfield a-spire to greater things and just occasionally they happen: they were surprise semi-finalists in the FA Cup one year.  An even bigger surprise was that they couldn't get past Middlesbrough.

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Re: Southend Football
« Reply #416 on: 13 October, 2021, 03:51:21 pm »
I think that's what Nuncio meant.  Chesterfield a-spire to greater things and just occasionally they happen: they were surprise semi-finalists in the FA Cup one year.  An even bigger surprise was that they couldn't get past Middlesbrough.

Were it not for a gross error of refereeing, they would have done.

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Re: Southend Football
« Reply #417 on: 13 October, 2021, 10:29:13 pm »
I think that's what Nuncio meant.  Chesterfield a-spire to greater things and just occasionally they happen: they were surprise semi-finalists in the FA Cup one year.  An even bigger surprise was that they couldn't get past Middlesbrough.
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Re: Southend Football
« Reply #418 on: Today at 01:07:07 pm »
I have netted a slot on Monday to address the Southend Development and Control Committee who will be discussing the plan for a new 21000 seat stadium. I will be opposing the plan.

The current owner, Ron Martin, took complete control of the club in March 2006. Later that year, Southend had a decent league cup run, beating Bournemouth, Brighton, Leeds United, Manchester United and being knocked out 1 - 0 by Tottenham after extra time. They also beat Sunderland 3 - 1 in the league (I was there with My Mate Terry Who Art In Sibton) on 19th August, but after that went into a steady decline: Sunderland won the Championship and Southend were relegated to League 1. That decline has continued for 15 years to the extent that Southend are now in serious danger of being relegated yet again to the National League South. There are no footballing reasons for a new stadium.

My main arguments will be environmental: the new stadium is a long way from any housing and railway stations, and people will expect to drive there. That raises another problem: the current stadium is west of the railway, a man-made barrier with limited crossing places that always present traffic problems. The new stadium would be to the east. If at any point Southend ever did attract 21000 supporters to a home match, then the single carriageway road which is the most used route from west to east would be subject to several thousand more cars in the couple of hours before the match was due to start. This single carriageway road is Priory Crescent, the very same road that Southend Council wanted to make dual carriageway 20 years ago and failed in their attempt. "Camp Bling" and the discovery of the Saxon King's remains were all part and parcel of that road scheme. It's a totally bonkers idea.

Then there's the more general environmental stuff: climate change, green belt building and localised air pollution.

Interesting times.
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