Southend United Football Club database
Sammy Shrimper
Crewe Alexandra   
The Railwaymen

Alexandra Stadium, Gresty Road
Records vs Southend   Friendlies are excluded
Biggest win:3 goals: 27 Mar 1981   3-0
Heaviest defeat:2 goals: 7 Apr 2013   0-2
Highest score:13 Mar 1972   4-1
Biggest crowd:43,842 7 Apr 2013 at a neutral venue
Smallest crowd:1,431 17 Aug 1985 at Crewe Alexandra
Matches vs Southend
Pl W D L F A %
FA Cup0000
League Cup0000
Other Cups30122517%
Transfers and Loans
Left to join Southend
Fee Date Name
-1 Jul 1991Andy Sussex
-1 Jul 1977Peter Abbott
Joined from Southend
Fee Date Name
-19 May 2008Steve Collis
-1 Jul 1987John Gymer
-1 Oct 1986Micky Engwell
-1 Sep 1986Barry Silkman
-1 Nov 1956Frank Burns
-1 Sep 1946Bill Muncie
-1 Jul 1934John Mustard
-1 Jun 1931Bob Ward
-1 Aug 1923Alex Elliott
Head to Head - League and Cup   37 games
Date Type   F A Att
7 Apr 2013 JPTF N 0 2 43,842
16 May 2012 POSF H 2 2 8,190
12 May 2012 POSF A 0 1 7,221
18 Feb 2012 L2 H 1 0 5,645
8 Oct 2011 L2 A 3 1 3,808
15 Mar 2011 L2 A 0 1 3,319
16 Oct 2010 L2 H 0 2 5,506
17 Feb 2009 L1 H 0 1 6,614
20 Sep 2008 L1 A 4 3 3,574
5 Apr 2008 L1 A 3 1 4,895
13 Oct 2007 L1 H 3 0 6,929
12 Jan 1991 D3 A 2 0 3,595
1 Sep 1990 D3 H 3 2 2,994
13 Mar 1987 D4 A 1 2 1,570
18 Oct 1986 D4 H 3 1 2,329
18 Jan 1986 D3 H 0 1 1,814
17 Aug 1985 D3 A 1 1 1,431
8 Dec 1984 D4 H 3 1 1,823
2 Oct 1984 D4 A 2 0 2,028
27 Mar 1981 D4 H 3 0 6,210
29 Oct 1980 D4 A 1 1 3,974
1 Feb 1978 D4 A 1 0 1,603
26 Aug 1977 D4 H 1 0 4,389
15 Jan 1977 D4 H 1 0 5,209
25 Aug 1976 D4 A 1 1 2,182
13 Mar 1972 D4 H 4 1 8,148
15 Jan 1972 D4 A 2 1 1,493
17 Apr 1971 D4 A 2 1 3,675
9 Oct 1970 D4 H 0 2 7,517
28 Jan 1970 D4 A 3 5 3,142
30 Aug 1969 D4 H 2 0 8,691
26 Apr 1968 D4 H 0 0 10,478
2 Dec 1967 D4 A 0 1 6,227
17 Mar 1967 D4 H 1 1 9,453
22 Oct 1966 D4 A 0 1 4,063
14 Feb 1964 D3 A 2 1 5,926
5 Oct 1963 D3 H 1 1 8,339
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