Image from 1906/07 season
During the close season, we will be bringing you some historic images throughout Southend United's history.
Every Thursday will see a different image uploaded from a memorable game, moment or event.
Southend United were formed following a meeting held in the Blue Boar Public House on May 19th 1906, a meeting convened by pub landlord Oliver Trigg and a band of fellow enthusiasts.
The fledgling club usurped the prominence of the established Southend Athletic club, who were to disband soon after, and gained election to the professional Southern League Second Division, before becoming founder members of the Third Division of the Football League in 1920.
Thanks to David Goody and Peter Miles.
If the history of Southend United Football Club fascinates you, please follow @SUFC_History on Twitter, where David and Peter regularly post photos from the club's 110 year history.