Southend United Football Club database
Sammy Shrimper
Doncaster Rovers   
Doncaster Rov.

Belle Vue
Records vs Southend   Friendlies are excluded
Biggest win:5 goals: 4 Oct 1958   5-0
Heaviest defeat:4 goals: 16 May 2008   1-5
Highest score:4 Oct 1958   5-0
Biggest crowd:15,814 31 Mar 1972 at Southend
Smallest crowd:1,306 2 May 1988 at Doncaster Rovers
Matches vs Southend
Pl W D L F A %
FA Cup1001010%
League Cup0000
Other Cups20111525%
Transfers and Loans
Left to join Southend
Fee Date Name
-6 Oct 2010Waide Fairhurst
-1 Nov 1994David Roche
-1 Aug 1945Tom Peters
Joined from Southend
Fee Date Name
-6 Nov 2010Waide Fairhurst
-1 Mar 2001Neil Campbell
-1 Nov 1985Micky Stead
-1 Dec 1983Steve Yates
-1 Aug 1973Ray Ternant
-1 Jul 1973Peter Woods
-1 Nov 1965Bobby Gilfillan
-1 Aug 1925Walter Bennett
Head to Head - League and Cup   32 games
Date Type   F A Att
19 Aug 2015 L1 A 0 0
16 May 2008 POSF A 1 5 13,081
9 May 2008 POSF H 0 0 9,109
29 Dec 2007 L1 A 1 3 7,163
22 Sep 2007 L1 H 3 2 8,117
22 Apr 2006 L1 H 0 1 10,397
15 Oct 2005 L1 A 0 2 5,899
17 Jan 2004 D3 H 0 2 4,308
16 Aug 2003 D3 A 0 2 5,592
14 Nov 1998 FAC1 H 0 1 3,740
2 Feb 1990 D4 H 2 0 3,174
22 Sep 1989 D4 A 1 0 2,386
2 May 1988 D3 A 1 0 1,306
11 Dec 1987 D3 H 4 1 2,268
22 Jan 1983 D3 A 0 0 3,242
18 Sep 1982 D3 H 3 2 2,677
4 May 1982 D3 A 1 1 3,374
16 Jan 1982 D3 H 1 1 4,741
27 Feb 1981 D4 H 0 0 6,100
19 Sep 1980 D4 A 0 1 6,044
3 Apr 1978 D4 H 4 0 5,644
27 Sep 1977 D4 A 0 2 5,103
9 Apr 1977 D4 H 2 1 4,437
28 Dec 1976 D4 A 3 0 5,605
31 Mar 1972 D4 H 2 1 15,814
25 Sep 1971 D4 A 2 0 3,884
18 Jan 1969 D4 A 0 2 7,230
9 Nov 1968 D4 H 2 0 8,531
16 Apr 1968 D4 A 1 2 8,724
8 Apr 1968 D4 H 1 2 13,634
21 Feb 1959 D3 A 1 2 5,727
4 Oct 1958 D3 H 5 0 11,889
Head to Head - Friendlies   0 games
Date Type   F A Att

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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 whose contribution to 'Southend United The Official History of the Blues', 'The Official PFA Factfile', 'Potted 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, the tremendous reports and tweets from Chris Philips of the Evening Echo and the stunningly comprehensive information from Tony Brown and the team at ENFA are other excellent sources of information. Thanks must also go to John Walton for allowing me to publish his extremely descriptive match reports.

Finally, although the chances of this being read by any of the contributors to is virtually nil I still would like to place on record my debt to them when it comes to advice on the creation of this website.


A fan's story

My Dad was an Arsenal fan, but his boss supported Southend and sometimes offered him free stand tickets to Roots Hall, so on Saturday 11 March 1961 I was taken to watch Southend play QPR and saw a forgettable 0-0 draw. Two more 0-0 draws, two defeats and one win spread over the next three years did nothing to inspire so, with one exception which was also a defeat, I gave up all real interest in football for the next 7 years.

However 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 in the FA Cup 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 1,992 Southend first team matches and watched them play at 182 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, three makeovers followed in reasonably quick succession, until in 2004 I decided to learn PHP web programming and write a bespoke interactive site which certainly went some way beyond the brief I originally set myself.

Although rather proud of my efforts the world of the internet and computers moved on rapidly. Mobile phones and tablets became a common way of accessing information and monitor screen sizes grew substantially wider than the 800 pixels common in 2005. Web technologies changed too so I decided in 2010 to rewrite the site's interface completely and at the same time check and update the database. Three years of quite intensive effort which included spending ages trying to fix things that just weren't working as well as they should produced this site which went live on 15 June 2013.


Known issues

Please note that this site is continually evolving and has new historic as well as current information added on a regular basis, but I try to ensure that everything published is correct and note if it is not complete.

I'm aware of the following errors / problems which I am working to resolve.

If you receive any error notices, find links don't work, or can help by providing photos / articles for the site I'd be really grateful. Please email me.

Robin Michel
January 2014