Southend United Football Club database
Sammy Shrimper
League + Cup Results 1948-949
18th Football League Division 3S
FA Cup: R1 | Most goals: Frank Dudley(12)
Manager: Harry Warren | Chairman: Nevill Newitt
# Date Opponents Comp   Pos F A Southend Goalscorers / Red Cards Att
1 Sat 21Aug Bristol City D3S H 1 0 Grant 15,000
2 Wed 25Aug Exeter City D3S A 0 0 11,000
3 Sat 28Aug Swindon Town D3S A 1 2 Grant 20,000
4 Tue 31Aug Exeter City D3S H 0 0 14,000
5 Sat 4Sep Leyton Orient D3S H 2 2 Montgomery(2) 16,000
6 Tue 7Sep Northampton Town D3S H 0 1 12,500
7 Sat 11Sep Port Vale D3S A 2 0 Dudley Grant 18,000
8 Thu 16Sep Northampton Town D3S A 2 2 Dudley(2) 8,850
9 Sat 18Sep Millwall D3S H 2 1 Grant(2) 20,000
10 Sat 25Sep Aldershot D3S A 0 1 8,000
11 Sat 2Oct Brighton + H.A. D3S H 0 0 16,000
12 Sat 9Oct Bournemouth + BA D3S H 0 0 15,000
13 Sat 16Oct Watford D3S A 0 0 11,000
14 Sat 23Oct Bristol Rovers D3S H 0 1 17,000
15 Sat 30Oct Torquay United D3S A 3 0 Dudley(2) Grant 7,500
16 Sat 6Nov Swansea Town D3S H 0 0 17,000
17 Sat 13Nov Newport County D3S A 2 4 Dudley Montery 12,000
18 Sat 20Nov Crystal Palace D3S H 0 1 13,000
19 Sat 4Dec Swansea Town FAC1 H 1 2 Dudley 13,000
20 Sat 18Dec Bristol City D3S A 1 2 Tippett 13,358
21 Sat 25Dec Norwich City D3S A 0 3 22,202
22 Sun 26Dec Norwich City D3S H 2 2 Grant Tippett 14,000
23 Sat 1Jan Swindon Town D3S H 3 4 Morris Tippett Dudley 10,000
24 Sat 15Jan Leyton Orient D3S A 0 2 8,500
25 Sat 22Jan Port Vale D3S H 0 0 12,000
26 Sat 5Feb Millwall D3S A 0 1 24,200
27 Sat 12Feb Notts County D3S A 0 0 29,290
28 Sat 19Feb Aldershot D3S H 1 0 French 15,000
29 Sat 26Feb Brighton + H.A. D3S A 0 1 14,001
30 Sat 5Mar Bournemouth + BA D3S A 2 3 Lawler Morris 12,300
31 Sat 12Mar Watford D3S H 0 1 10,500
32 Sat 19Mar Bristol Rovers D3S A 0 0 16,040
33 Sat 26Mar Torquay United D3S H 1 1 Butler 8,500
34 Sat 2Apr Swansea Town D3S A 2 2 French Grant 20,000
35 Wed 6Apr Walsall D3S H 2 0 Butter Lawler 9,000
36 Sat 9Apr Newport County D3S H 0 1 11,000
37 Fri 15Apr Ipswich Town D3S H 1 1 Grant 17,000
38 Sat 16Apr Crystal Palace D3S A 1 2 French 14,250
39 Mon 18Apr Ipswich Town D3S A 3 1 Dudley(2) Lawler 16,000
40 Sat 23Apr Reading D3S H 0 0 14,000
41 Wed 27Apr Reading D3S A 1 2 Morris 12,164
42 Sat 30Apr Walsall D3S A 3 0 Morris Dudley McAlinden 7,000
43 Sat 7May Notts County D3S H 3 2 McAlinden(pen) Dudley Morris 11,000
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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