The biggest game of the season? Why the cup matters

The biggest game of the season? Why the cup matters

IT’S one of the biggest clichés in football. The Magic of the Cup. And it is true. The three-week window from just before the draw…

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Brown can leave with his head held high, but it's time to go

Brown can leave with his head held high, but it’s time to go

The news that Phil Brown has left his post as manager of Southend United this afternoon was met with outpourings of joy on social media,…

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The mystery of the missing plans - why are we waiting?

The mystery of the missing plans – why are we waiting?

THERE was guarded anticipation last month when Southend United’s official website announced that the planning application for a new stadium at Fossetts Farm had been…

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The EFL Trophy has been a resounding success - it has killed off B teams forever

The EFL Trophy has been a resounding success – it has killed off B teams forever

In August I was one of 14 fans who attended a Q&A with Football League chief executive Shaun Harvey and Southend United chief executive Steve…

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Focus is key for a successful season: 2016/17 preview

Focus is key for a successful season: 2016/17 preview

AS the League One curtain raiser fast approaches, there’s plenty of excitement at Roots Hall as the club attempts to complete its transfer business before…

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What's gone wrong? A considered analysis

What’s gone wrong? A considered analysis

DRIVING home from the Oldham game, the post-mortem was in full swing on BBC Essex. Interspersed with the light relief of Col Ewe fans contemplating…

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Brown's shot at redemption

Brown’s shot at redemption

SOUTHEND’S play-off push has inevitably thrust Phil Brown back into the national football spotlight, a place where he appears quite comfortable. Interviews with the manager…

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Michael Timlin is right to chastise destructive fans

Michael Timlin is right to chastise destructive fans

“I PAY my money, I can say what I like” is the mantra of the moron sitting behind us we’ve all had to endure during…

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Trial and error

Trial and error

SOUTHEND have played some interesting friendlies this summer. I don’t mean Great Wakering and Billericay. Phil Brown’s side have pitted their wits against both Spurs…

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