All posts tagged with: Southend United

Southend v Rochdale: depleted squads

On the opening day, Southend United beat promotion favourites Blackburn 2-1 with an excellent performance. Michael Kightly was the best player on the pitch, Jermaine McGlashan was at his speedy best while John White and Anton Ferdinand had strong games at centre-back. That result, and the performances of White and Ferdinand, now looks like an… Read more →

League One Season Preview 2017-18

The last League One season saw Sheffield United secure the title, ending their six-year Championship exile as Bolton Wanderers cut short their own. The award for most dramatic promotion however, went to Millwall. Their fate was decided by two 85th minute winners: one to take the last play-off place on the final day, the other… Read more →

Shrewsbury 1-0 Southend Six Things: solid Salop

Shrewsbury Town secured League One survival thanks to a 1-0 win over play-off chasing Southend – but what have we learnt from the game? Shrewsbury used the right well The right-sided triumvirate of full-back Joe Riley, attacking midfielder Bryn Morris and wide man Shaun Whalley was instrumental to Shrewsbury’s bright start. Whalley caused problems by… Read more →

Southend on the rise

Rewind the clock back to the 24th September and Southend United fell to 2nd bottom after a 4-0 defeat at Northampton. Jason Demetriou’s second half sending off swung the tide against them both in that match and, it then seemed, the season. Phil Brown’s relationship with fans at Roots Hall, which has at times been… Read more →