Southend United Football Club database
Sammy Shrimper
League + Cup Results 1971-972
2nd Football League Division 4 | Runners up
FA Cup: R2 | League Cup: R1
PotS: Brian Alberson + Bill Garner | Most goals: Bill Garner(26)
Manager: Arthur Rowley | Chairman: Bill Rubin
# Date Opponents Comp   Pos F A Southend Goalscorers / Red Cards Att
1 Sat 14Aug Peterborough Utd D4 A 0 2 4,557
2 Wed 18Aug Aldershot LC1 A 1 1 Johnson 5,159
3 Fri 20Aug Darlington D4 H 3 0 Lindsey Moore Best 6,360
4 Mon 23Aug Aldershot LC1r H 1 2 Garner 7,729
5 Sat 28Aug Hartlepool AFC D4 A 2 2 Best Johnson 5,437
6 Mon 30Aug Scunthorpe United D4 H 2 3 Garner(2) 6,704
7 Sat 4Sep Bury D4 H 0 0 5,222
8 Sat 11Sep Aldershot D4 A 0 0 4,611
9 Fri 17Sep Grimsby Town D4 H 3 1 Best(3) 6,211
10 Sat 25Sep Doncaster Rovers D4 A 2 0 Gamer Best 3,884
11 Mon 27Sep Newport County D4 H 3 1 Lewis Johnson Moore 7,145
12 Fri 1Oct Southport D4 H 2 1 Garner Albeson 10,316
13 Sat 9Oct Chester City D4 A 1 1 Garner(pen) 4,092
14 Fri 15Oct Peterborough Utd D4 H 2 1 Garner(2) 10,594
15 Mon 18Oct Colchester United D4 A 0 1 9,609
16 Sat 23Oct Brentford D4 A 2 1 Garner Nelmes(og) 14,000
17 Fri 29Oct Barrow D4 H 1 0 Johnson 12,426
18 Sat 6Nov Workington D4 A 1 3 Johnson 3,849
19 Fri 12Nov Exeter City D4 H 3 0 Garner(2) Moore 10,107
20 Sat 20Nov Aston Villa FAC1 H 1 0 Best 16,929
21 Fri 26Nov Stockport County D4 H 4 2 Best(2) Garner(2) 9,299
22 Sat 4Dec Cambridge United D4 A 1 1 Lewis 6,260
23 Sat 11Dec AFC Bournemouth FAC2 A 0 2 14,643
24 Sat 18Dec Bury D4 A 0 2 3,077
25 Mon 27Dec Lincoln City D4 H 2 1 Lewis(2) 15,434
26 Sat 1Jan Grimsby Town D4 A 1 4 Garner 9,137
27 Fri 7Jan Hartlepool AFC D4 H 3 1 Johnson Best Parry(og) 6,327
28 Sat 15Jan Crewe Alexandra D4 A 2 1 Johnson Taylor 1,493
29 Sat 22Jan Newport County D4 A 0 2 3,535
30 Fri 28Jan Colchester United D4 H 1 4 Taylor 8,971
31 Sat 12Feb Brentford D4 H 3 1 Johnson Moore Taylor 9,658
32 Sat 19Feb Barrow D4 A 1 2 Johnson 2,068
33 Fri 25Feb Workington D4 H 2 0 Moore Best 7,335
34 Sat 4Mar Exeter City D4 A 0 0 3,336
35 Fri 10Mar Chester City D4 H 4 2 Garner(3) Moore 8,189
36 Mon 13Mar Crewe Alexandra D4 H 4 1 Moore Lewis Albeson(pen) Best 8,148
37 Sat 18Mar Darlington D4 A 3 2 Garner Best Peddelty(og) 2,280
38 Wed 22Mar Reading D4 A 4 1 Best(3) Garner 6,045
39 Fri 24Mar Aldershot D4 H 1 0 Moore 12,181
40 Fri 31Mar Doncaster Rovers D4 H 2 1 Garner Best 15,814
41 Sat 1Apr Lincoln City D4 A 0 0 12,199
42 Mon 3Apr Southport D4 A 1 0 Moore 3,320
43 Fri 7Apr Reading D4 H 4 1 Johnson(2) Garner(2) 13,252
44 Tue 11Apr Northampton Town D4 A 1 1 Best 3,604
45 Fri 14Apr Stockport County D4 A 2 2 Johnson Garner 2,513
46 Mon 17Apr Northampton Town D4 H 4 1 Garner(2) Ternent Best 13,399
47 Fri 21Apr Cambridge United D4 H 1 2 Garner 17,059
48 Tue 25Apr Scunthorpe United D4 A 1 1 Best 8,540
49 Sat 29Apr Gillingham D4 A 0 0 6,092
50 Wed 3May Gillingham D4 H 2 2 Johnson Elliott 15,854
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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