Play your part at our first home game of the new season...
Phil Brown is calling on Southend United supporters to show their true colours for Blues’ opening home league match of the new season against Stevenage on Saturday 16th August, kick-off 3pm.
As the new Sky Bet Football League season kicks-off, fans across the country are being set the challenge of creating a ‘Wall of Colour’ at their side’s opening home league match. Fans can get involved by donning their club’s famous colours, as well as finding the most innovative ways to show off their love for their team through social media using #WallofColour.
Blues will be looking to kick off the new season in style, with the first home result often proving a useful pointer to a team’s prospects for the season ahead. Last season, none of the 10 clubs that won promotion from the Sky Bet Championship, League 1 or League 2 lost their first home league match. Additionally, none of the 9 clubs that were ultimately relegated won their opening home game.
Brown is looking to Southend fans to play their part in getting by making Roots Hall a sea of blue and creating a memorable atmosphere to inspire the team.
He said: “We all look forward to the start of the season, and I think this idea of creating a wall of colour is a superb one that hopefully Southend United supporters will get on board with.
“If we can create this sea of blue and make some terrific noise, I’m sure we can get off to a winning start at Roots Hall. I think it’s really important we do make a positive start, just like we did last season.”
More information about what the club will be doing to create this #WallOfColour at the game against Stevenage will be announced in due course.
Shaun Harvey, the Chief Executive of The Football League, said: “The beginning of the new season is always a special time, with supporters full of hope and expectation that this season is going to be their year.
“It’s great to see Phil Brown calling on fans to create a Wall of Colour at Roots Hall and I hope that Southend United supporters rise to the challenge. Every side will want to make a strong start to the new season and the three points on offer could go on to make all the difference when the trophies are being handed out next Spring.”