Southend United Football Club database
Sammy Shrimper
Site Map including pages under construction
# Main Sub href Desk Mobile Outstanding
10 Home Home index.php |
20 Home Books media.php |
25 Home DVDs + videos # |
30 Home Links # |
40 Home 360 Roots Hall # |
50 Home Opponents opponents.php |
60 Home Visitors info # |
100 Player Squad squad.php No link to squad photo | Make 'out on loan', 'returned after loan' + 'left club' icons clearer | Add number games played next to league name | Allow status updates before players 1st game |
110 Player All - Alphabetical playersalpha.php |
111 Player All - Appear + Goals playersappear.php |
120 Player Squad photos photo.php |
130 Player Profiles profile.php sufc career (if not in current squad) | Other positions | Last game | Records | Career | Make promotion seasons green + relegation red | Under 'Southend Career' show played WLDFA sub WLDFA and total WLDFA | Allow for dates signed, birthday etc to be approximate. | Allow column for resigned indicator - could be loan column |
200 Results League + cup results results.php Add links to match reports | Make clear bottom item is next match |
210 Results Friendlies friendlies.php |
220 Results Current Table # |
230 Results End-of-Season Table table.php |
240 Results Match details match.php |
300 History Five minute guide history.php |
310 History Greatest # |
320 History Honours + records # |
330 History Manager details # |
340 History All time Graph # |
350 History Past Kits # |
360 History Chairman # |
370 History Ground # |
400 Stats General statistics stats.php |
410 Stats Time since time_since.php |
420 Stats Manager stats # |
430 Stats Maps # |
440 Stats Attendances # |
501 Footer Terms of use myModal1 |
502 Footer Contact Just email link |
503 Footer Thanks myModal2 |
504 Footer A Fan's Story myModal3 |
510 Footer Site map site_map.php |
511 Footer On this day # |
512 Footer Facts # |
513 Footer News # |
514 Footer Links # |
515 Footer Ideas # |
516 Footer Aspirations # |
520 Footer Site statistics # |
521 Footer Technical statistics # |
530 Footer Programmes # |
531 Footer Grounds visited unique_grounds.php Link match no to game data | Link teams to team pages | Put nos in order of first visit + add no of visits |
532 Footer 92 Club # |
610 Side Next match # |
620 Side Last match # |
630 Side League table # |
640 Side Current form # |
650 Side Links # |
710 Header Search search.php |
720 Header Menu index.php |

Terms of Use

The website, is operated by Robin Michel and has no connection of any nature with Southend United Football Club Limited or its subsidiary companies.

Though I endeavour to ensure the accuracy of the information placed on this web site I do not warrant or guarantee the accuracy or correctness of such information or of any other content, description or material placed on or referred to on this web site.

If you are dissatisfied with the web site or any content or materials on it, your sole exclusive remedy is to discontinue your use of the web site.

This website is run on an completely non-commercial basis and includes text, images, photographs, designs, graphics and other materials which are not the copyright of the site, but where possible agreement has been reached to allow the use of the material subject to no commercial gain. Should you choose to download print or copy any content from this web site, you must be aware of the copyright situation and, insofar as such activity is permitted, it is only for your personal use or for supply to third parties for no commercial gain and for their personal use only. In all cases the copyright owner should be acknowledged as the source of the material.

If you are the copyright owner of any material and object to its use on this site please advise me and it will be removed as soon as practical.

Opinions expressed within this site are those of their authors and may not reflect my opinion.



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.

  • A substantial number of pages are yet to be completed - see the site map
  • The data for the 2013-14 season is way out of date
  • The site is not currently mobile friendly, but the code backbone will allow me to improve this. It is however fabulous on an iPad ☺

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