Season Preview: Southend United

Last updated : 07 August 2015 By Rob Miles (BarnsleyBoy)

Also known as: The Shrimpers

Ground: Roots Hall

Capacity: 12,392

Year Formed: 1906


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Manager: Phil Brown (since March 2013)

Odds to win the League: 50/1. Odds for Promotion: 14/1 Odds for Relegation: 4/1 




League (League Two): W: 24 D: 12 L: 10 F: 54 A: 38 GD: +16 Points: 84

Home Record: W: 12 D: 8 L: 3 F: 25 A: 9

Away Record: W: 12 D: 4 L: 7 F: 29 A: 29

Pos: 5th

Top Scorer: Barry Corr (16)

Worst Discipline: Cian Bolger (6 yellows, 2 reds)


FA Cup: First Round (lost 2-1 to Chester)

League Cup: First Round (lost 2-1 to Walsall)

Last Five League Positions: 5th (League Two), 5th (League Two), 11th (League Two), 4th (League Two), 13th (League Two)


Head To Head v Barnsley: W: 15 D: 15 L: 13

Last season v Barnsley: N/A

Last Meetings with Barnsley: 25/1/08 Southend 0-1 Barnsley (Jamal Campbell-Ryce 22) (FA Cup)

Last Five Results v Barnsley: lost 1-0, lost 3-1, won 2-0, drew 1-1, lost 2-0.

Meet in 2015-2016 on: Saturday 17th October at Roots Hall & Saturday 12th March at Oakwell.


View From The Terrace:

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Level of Interest:

Season Ticket Holder and SUFC Mad

How has pre-season gone for you?

Signed several very good signings , so really good --- no last-minute panic buys.

Are you pleased with the signings your club has made?

Absolutely --- quality signings with higher league experience.

 What realistically are you aiming for this season?  

Consolidate but we have a habit of one promotion immediately after the first -- I'd settle for that.

Which player has past his sell by date?

None left -- some might have said Barry Corr but he has gone to Cambridge.

Have you got the right manager in charge?    

After a slow start Phil Brown has performed well.  

What advice would you give him?

Too much creosote is bad for you.

Who do you see as your key player?

Noel Hunt  ----- a quality striker

Who would you most like to beat this season?

Col Ewe 

Where will you finish?  

Play offs hopefully.

How do you rate Barnsley's chances next season and where do you think they will finish?

The Tykes could do well if they get off to a good start. Hopefully below Southend.