Southend United Football Club database
Sammy Shrimper
League + Cup Results 1965-966
21st Football League Division 3 | Relegated
FA Cup: R3 | League Cup: R2
PotS: Tony Bentley | Most goals: Eddie Firmani(20)
Manager: Alvan Williams
# Date Opponents Comp   Pos F A Southend Goalscorers / Red Cards Att
1 Sat 21Aug Swansea Town D3 H 2 0 McKinven Smith 11,141
2 Wed 25Aug Oxford Utd D3 A 2 3 Slater Firmani 10,992
3 Sat 28Aug Walsall D3 A 0 3 8,450
4 Wed 1Sep Newport County LC1 A 2 2 Bamard(2) 3,500
5 Mon 6Sep Newport County LC1r H 3 1 Smith Firmani Barnard 8,644
6 Sat 11Sep Bournemouth + BA D3 A 0 0 5,586
7 Mon 13Sep York City D3 H 2 3 Firmani Slater 10,530
8 Fri 17Sep Oldham Athletic D3 A 0 1 7,548
9 Wed 22Sep Reading LC2 A 1 5 Firmani 7,664
10 Fri 24Sep Swindon Town D3 H 4 2 Firmani(2) Gilfillan Nurse(og) 9,748
11 Fri 1Oct Shrewsbury Town D3 A 0 3 5,334
12 Mon 4Oct York City D3 A 3 0 Slater Smillie Slack 9,751
13 Fri 8Oct Millwall D3 H 0 2 15,197
14 Sat 16Oct Peterborough Utd D3 A 0 4 9,623
15 Sat 23Oct Exeter City D3 H 4 2 McKinven(2) GiHillan Smith 7,249
16 Mon 25Oct Workington D3 H 3 1 Firmani(2) Smillie 8,138
17 Sat 30Oct Reading D3 A 0 1 8,048
18 Sat 6Nov Hull City D3 H 0 2 8,088
19 Sat 13Nov Notts County FAC1 A 3 1 Slack McKinven Bentley 8,408
20 Sat 20Nov Q P R D3 H 1 3 Firmani 6,690
21 Mon 22Nov Oxford Utd D3 H 2 1 Firmani Slater 4,556
22 Sat 27Nov Brighton + H.A. D3 A 1 9 Slack 11,124
23 Sat 4Dec Watford FAC2 H 2 1 Firmani(2) 10,583
24 Sat 11Dec Watford D3 A 1 4 Firmani 5,923
25 Sat 18Dec Peterborough Utd D3 H 2 0 Firmani Smith 5,478
26 Sat 1Jan Millwall D3 A 0 2 15,748
27 Sat 8Jan Mansfield Town D3 H 1 0 Birks 7,155
28 Sat 15Jan Exeter City D3 A 1 1 Smith 4,845
29 Sat 22Jan Rotherham United FAC3 A 2 3 Banks Bentley 11,000
30 Sat 29Jan Swansea Town D3 A 0 5 7,500
31 Sat 5Feb Walsall D3 H 5 3 Bentley Bradbury Smith Firmani Atthey(og) 6,310
32 Sat 12Feb Bristol Rovers D3 H 2 0 Slack Smillie 6,311
33 Sat 19Feb Workington D3 A 1 3 McKinven 3,505
34 Sat 26Feb Bournemouth + BA D3 H 1 2 Smillie 5,422
35 Tue 1Mar Brentford D3 A 0 2 9,007
36 Sat 5Mar Bristol Rovers D3 A 1 3 McKinven 7,844
37 Mon 7Mar Brentford D3 H 1 0 Firmani 7,029
38 Fri 11Mar Oldham Athletic D3 H 0 2 5,145
39 Mon 14Mar Shrewsbury Town D3 H 2 0 Smillie Firmani 5,046
40 Sat 19Mar Swindon Town D3 A 0 4 12,352
41 Fri 8Apr Gillingham D3 H 5 2 Firmani(3) Smith(2) 7,975
42 Mon 11Apr Gillingham D3 A 0 1 6,613
43 Sat 16Apr Q P R D3 A 1 2 Bradbury 7,028
44 Fri 22Apr Brighton + H.A. D3 H 0 0 6,660
45 Mon 25Apr Grimsby Town D3 H 3 1 Woodley Smith Smillie 7,000
46 Sat 30Apr Scunthorpe United D3 A 0 0 4,233
47 Fri 6May Watford D3 H 1 0 Smillie 6,400
48 Mon 9May Mansfield Town D3 A 0 2 6,545
49 Fri 13May Scunthorpe United D3 H 0 1 7,120
50 Tue 17May Grimsby Town D3 A 0 1 4,340
51 Fri 20May Hull City D3 A 0 1 30,371
52 Fri 27May Reading D3 H 2 1 Smith(2) 1,800
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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