Southend United Football Club database
Sammy Shrimper
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Valley Parade
Records vs Southend   Friendlies are excluded
Biggest win:4 goals: 15 Apr 2011   4-0
Heaviest defeat:5 goals: 28 Mar 1959   1-6
Highest score:15 Apr 2011   4-0
Biggest crowd:14,176 8 Nov 1958 at Southend
Smallest crowd:2,035 16 Apr 1984 at Southend
Matches vs Southend
Pl W D L F A %
FA Cup0000
League Cup1001120%
Other Cups0000
Transfers and Loans
Left to join Southend
Fee Date Name
-9 Nov 1999Mark Prudhoe
-1 Jan 1971John Roberts
-1 Jan 1967Steve Ingle
-1 Jun 1921Stan Dellow
-1 Jul 1920Colin Myers
Joined from Southend
Fee Date Name
-1 Oct 2000Mark Prudhoe
-1 Aug 1982Terry Gray
-1 Jun 1939Almer Hall
Head to Head - League and Cup   33 games
Date Type   F A Att
29 Mar 2013 L2 A 2 2 10,598
15 Dec 2012 L2 H 2 2 5,142
6 Apr 2012 L2 A 0 2 10,859
16 Dec 2011 L2 H 0 1 5,526
15 Apr 2011 L2 H 4 0 5,271
27 Aug 2010 L2 A 2 0 10,752
10 Dec 2005 L1 H 1 1 7,307
9 Aug 2005 L1 A 2 0 8,250
12 Apr 1997 D1 H 1 1 6,697
5 Oct 1996 D1 A 0 0 10,156
6 Apr 1991 D3 A 1 2 5,846
28 Dec 1990 D3 H 1 1 6,767
16 Apr 1984 D3 H 2 1 2,035
17 Sep 1983 D3 A 1 1 2,574
5 Feb 1983 D3 H 1 1 2,858
25 Sep 1982 D3 A 0 1 5,150
4 Mar 1981 D4 A 1 2 2,369
12 Dec 1980 D4 H 3 1 4,761
23 Apr 1977 D4 A 0 2 5,412
12 Nov 1976 D4 H 4 1 5,417
24 Sep 1969 LC3 A 1 2 9,904
2 May 1969 D4 A 2 3 11,128
22 Nov 1968 D4 H 2 0 11,111
20 Apr 1968 D4 A 1 2 8,051
25 Nov 1967 D4 H 1 1 10,850
17 Dec 1966 D4 A 1 2 3,010
20 Aug 1966 D4 H 2 1 4,596
1 Apr 1961 D3 A 1 2 6,011
12 Nov 1960 D3 H 0 0 7,475
29 Sep 1959 D3 A 1 3 8,569
21 Sep 1959 D3 H 2 1 10,186
28 Mar 1959 D3 A 1 6 9,783
8 Nov 1958 D3 H 1 1 14,176
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