Southend United Football Club database
Sammy Shrimper
League + Cup Results 1980-981
1st Football League Division 4 | Champions
FA Cup: R1 | League Cup: R1
PotS: Derek Spence | Most goals: Derek Spence(21)
Manager: Dave Smith | Chairman: Frank Walton
# Date Opponents Comp   Pos F A Southend Goalscorers / Red Cards Att
1 Sat 9Aug Oxford Utd LC1/1 H 1 0 Pountney 3,032
2 Wed 13Aug Oxford Utd LC1/2 A 0 2 2,989
3 Sat 16Aug Bury D4 A 2 1 Mercer Hull 2,647
4 Mon 18Aug Port Vale D4 H 5 1 Gray(2) Spence(2) Hadley 3,948
5 Fri 22Aug Tranmere Rovers D4 H 2 0 Mercer Mungall(og) 4,600
6 Fri 5Sep York City D4 H 3 0 Spence(3) 5,166
7 Sat 13Sep Hereford United D4 A 0 0 2,464
8 Mon 15Sep Peterborough Utd D4 H 1 0 Spence 6,063
9 Fri 19Sep Doncaster Rovers D4 A 0 1 6,044
10 Tue 23Sep Northampton Town D4 A 0 2 2,337
11 Fri 26Sep Hartlepool United D4 H 4 0 Gray Pountney Mercer Otulakowski 5,112
12 Wed 1Oct Peterborough Utd D4 A 2 5 Gray Spence 4,087
13 Fri 3Oct Mansfield Town D4 H 2 0 Mercer(2) 4,440
14 Tue 7Oct Wimbledon D4 A 1 0 Spence 1,995
15 Sat 11Oct Halifax Town D4 A 5 1 Gray(2) Moody Cusack Spence 1,609
16 Fri 17Oct Scunthorpe United D4 H 2 0 Hadley Spence 5,260
17 Mon 20Oct Wigan A D4 H 1 0 Hadley 5,460
18 Sat 25Oct Darlington D4 A 2 0 Spence Mercer 2,083
19 Wed 29Oct Crewe Alexandra D4 A 1 1 Spence 3,974
20 Fri 31Oct Stockport County D4 H 2 0 Gray Mercer 5,842
21 Mon 3Nov Wimbledon D4 H 1 0 Spence 4,924
22 Sat 8Nov Lincoln City D4 A 1 2 Spence 7,128
23 Mon 10Nov Port Vale D4 A 0 1 2,780
24 Sat 15Nov Bury D4 H 1 0 Cusack(pen) 4,312
25 Sat 22Nov Hereford United FAC1 H 0 1 4,922
26 Fri 5Dec Rochdale D4 A 2 0 Spence Mercer 2,214
27 Fri 12Dec Bradford City D4 H 3 1 Gray Pountney Thompson(og) 4,761
28 Fri 19Dec Torquay United D4 H 3 1 Cusack(pen) Gray Otulakowski 4,206
29 Fri 26Dec AFC Bournemouth D4 A 1 2 Polycarpou 4,381
30 Sat 27Dec Aldershot D4 H 3 0 Gray Pountney Mercer 6,983
31 Sat 3Jan Wigan A D4 A 1 0 McAdam(og) 5,267
32 Fri 9Jan Darlington D4 H 1 0 Cusack 5,070
33 Fri 23Jan Northampton Town D4 H 0 0 5,910
34 Fri 30Jan Tranmere Rovers D4 A 2 2 Nelson Bramhall(og) 2,127
35 Fri 6Feb Hereford United D4 H 2 0 Pountney Spence 5,285
36 Sat 14Feb York City D4 A 1 0 Spence 2,129
37 Sat 21Feb Hartlepool United D4 A 3 1 Spence(2) Gray 3,751
38 Fri 27Feb Doncaster Rovers D4 H 0 0 6,100
39 Wed 4Mar Bradford City D4 A 1 2 Gray 2,369
40 Sat 7Mar Mansfield Town D4 A 1 0 Gray 4,379
41 Fri 13Mar Halifax Town D4 H 5 1 Moody Cusack(pen) Gray Pountney Spence 5,547
42 Sun 22Mar Scunthorpe United D4 A 1 2 Hadley 3,605
43 Fri 27Mar Crewe Alexandra D4 H 3 0 Gray(2) Mercer 6,210
44 Fri 3Apr Stockport County D4 A 0 1 2,278
45 Sat 11Apr Lincoln City D4 H 0 0 11,195
46 Fri 17Apr AFC Bournemouth D4 H 2 1 Hadley Spence 7,372
47 Sat 18Apr Aldershot D4 A 2 1 Gray Nelson 4,433
48 Sat 25Apr Torquay United D4 A 3 0 Hadley Cusack(pen) Nelson 1,767
49 Fri 1May Rochdale D4 H 1 1 Hadley 10,668
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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