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Issue 62

Issue 62

ISSUE 62 of All At Sea is now on sale and there’s plenty to get your teeth into in this Christmas edition.
There’s a bit of strolling down memory lane to be done, and Joe Rutter turns the clock back a decade to revisit one of Roots Hall’s greatest ever moments – the toppling of Fergie’s Man Utd (was it really ten years ago?).
Peter Baker takes us back still further and tells of another giant of the game, Tommy Lawton, visiting Southend, back in the late 1940s.
Jamie Forsyth and Liam Ager both have their say on the Checkatrade Trophy and why this year’s experiment has been one of the biggest farces in football history.
It may be winter outside but James Welham is in holiday mood and tells of his love for occasionally looking up from his sun lounger and spotting a football shirt abroad.
If the anniversary of the Man Utd game was one to savour, perhaps a more unwanted one was the passing of a year since Ron showcased his latest grant Fossetts Farm plans at Roots Hall. We’ve heard nothing since, but it’s nothing new. Jamie Forsyth looks at another ill-fated scheme in the mid 1980s when a move to Sutton Road failed after a public inquiry.
Around the same time, Roots Hall was not just the home of Southend United, but Southend Invicta rugby league club, for one season only. Ed Beavan takes a look at the bizarre experiment.
Back to the present and Martin Cass takes a statistical look at Southend’s remarkable contrasting fortunes when Nile Ranger is in the team.
Sam Leveridge also looks at whether fans were too hasty to call for the glowing orange head of Phil Brown as recently as mid October.
As ever, we have reviews of recent away games and a look at some of the fixtures coming up for the mighty Blues.
A big thanks to everyone who has contributed to All At Sea during the calendar year of 2016. We hope you all have a great Christmas and New Year.
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