Southend United Football Club database
Sammy Shrimper
Time Elapsed Statistics
Time since         New record
 CurrentScore / Scorer / OpponentsRecordDates
A win 270 mins (3 matches) 2-0 vs. Aldershot Town 1080 mins (12 matches)Feb 1949 and Mar 2010
A draw 360 mins (4 matches) 0-0 vs. Bristol Rovers 2610 mins (29 matches)Nov 1962
A defeat 0 mins 0-1 vs. Yeovil Town 1530 mins (17 matches)Apr 2005 and Dec 2011
A home win 990 mins (11 matches) 1-0 vs. Oxford Utd 810 mins (9 matches)Apr 1949
An away win 90 mins (1 match) 2-0 vs. Aldershot Town 2160 mins (24 matches)Dec 1921
A home draw 180 mins (2 matches) 0-0 vs. Bristol Rovers 2790 mins (31 matches)Apr 1966
An away draw 360 mins (4 matches) 2-2 vs. Bradford City 2160 mins (24 matches)Sep 1991
A home defeat 0 mins 0-1 vs. Yeovil Town 1890 mins (21 matches)Nov 1980
An away defeat 0 mins 1-2 vs. York City 810 mins (9 matches)Nov 1931, Sep 1950 and Apr 1972
Won three on the trot 720 mins (8 matches)    
Lost three on the trot 9,180 mins (102 matches)    
Scored a goal 4731 mins Anthony Straker vs. Burton Albion   
Scored at home 2391 mins Anthony Straker vs. Burton Albion   
Scored away 2480 mins Barry Corr vs. Fleetwood Town   
Conceded a goal 4701 mins Adam McGurk for Burton Albion   
Conceded a goal at home 2361 mins Adam McGurk for Burton Albion   
Conceded a goal away 2385 mins Adam McGurk for Burton Albion   
Penalty scored by Southend 9732 mins Britt Assombalonga vs. Aldershot Town   
Penalty scored against Southend 10293 mins Paul Wotton for Plymouth Argyle   
Scored more than two at home 2 matches 3-1 vs. Stevenage   
Scored more than two away 9 matches 3-1 vs. Dagenham+R`dge   
Conceded more than two at home 37 matches 2-3 vs. Exeter City   
Conceded more than two away 4 matches 1-3 vs. Morecambe   
A crowd over 10,000 at home 3 matches 1-0 vs. Luton Town   
A crowd over 10,000 away 2 matches 1-1 vs.Wycombe Wand.   
A Southend hat-trick 15,628 mins Bilel Mohsni 3-0 vs. Barnet   
A hat-trick against Southend 52,920 minsRoy O'Donavan 0-4 for Darlington

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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.

  • 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