Southend United Football Club database
Sammy Shrimper
Sheffield United   
Sheffield United

Records vs Southend   Friendlies are excluded
Biggest win:2 goals: 26 Mar 1983   3-1
Heaviest defeat:5 goals: 26 Nov 1983   0-5
Highest score:26 Mar 1983   3-1
Biggest crowd:21,887 23 Feb 1952 at Southend
Smallest crowd:3,716 1 Oct 1996 at Southend
Matches vs Southend
Pl W D L F A %
FA Cup3003190%
League Cup0000
Other Cups0000
Transfers and Loans
Left to join Southend
Fee Date Name
-16 Jun 2006Simon Francis
-6 Jul 1998Mark Beard
-1 Oct 1997Mark Beard
-27 Mar 1997Mark Patterson
-1 Mar 1995Tony Battersby
-1 May 1975Terry Nicholl
-1 Mar 1975lan MacKenzie
-1 Dec 1970Mick Harmston
-1 Jul 1960Pat Laverty
-1 Jul 1951Dennis Thompson
-1 Jul 1951Gordon Loukes
-1 Oct 1936Dickie Bird
-1 Jul 1934Bert Oswald
-1 Jul 1934Fred Cheesmur
-1 Jun 1928Jimmy Shankly
Joined from Southend
Fee Date Name
-1 Dec 1997Mark Beard
-1 Apr 1997Mark Patterson
-1 Apr 1995Tony Battersby
-1 Jul 1987Richard Cadette
-1 May 1975Chris Guthrie
-1 Apr 1975lan MacKenzie
-1 Dec 1970Mick Harmston
Head to Head - League and Cup   17 games
Date Type   F A Att
18 Jan 1997 D1 A 0 3 15,049
1 Oct 1996 D1 H 3 2 3,716
2 Apr 1996 D1 A 0 3 11,319
14 Oct 1995 D1 H 2 1 5,292
18 Feb 1995 D1 H 1 3 4,700
26 Nov 1994 D1 A 0 2 13,405
31 Mar 1989 D3 H 2 1 4,584
17 Dec 1988 D3 A 2 1 9,556
28 Apr 1984 D3 H 0 1 4,971
26 Nov 1983 D3 A 0 5 9,627
26 Mar 1983 D3 H 3 1 3,769
13 Nov 1982 D3 A 1 0 11,032
4 Apr 1980 D3 H 2 1 5,959
21 Dec 1979 D3 A 0 2 12,699
23 Feb 1952 FAC5 H 1 2 21,887
12 Jan 1935 FAC3 H 0 4 13,712
10 Jan 1920 FAC1 A 0 3 0
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