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'90's Heroes Return to Roots Hall

23 April 2018

Organised by the Southend United Ex Players Association (SUEPA), it was great to see the return to Roots Hall on Saturday of former players who had been team mates with Chris Powell during his playing days for The Blues.

Steve Tilson, Dave Martin, Julian Hails, Paul Sansome and Ricky Otto were introduced to the crowd before kick-off and received a terrific reception. Ricky had been worried before kick-off about what sort of welcome he might get having left the club for Birmingham back in December 1994 but said afterwards that he was thrilled to receive the huge cheer you all gave him.

After the match there was the opportunity to meet the players in the Far Post Bar and many of you took the opportunity to get pictures and autographs. We apologise that the lack of a PA system meant that the anticipated Question & Answer session did not happen but that is something that will be rectified for future such events.

Look out for news in the next week or so of another Southend United legend returning to Roots Hall for our final home game of the season v Bristol Rovers on Saturday 5 May.

Organised by the Southend United Ex Players Association (SUEPA), it was great to see the return to Roots Hall on Saturday of former players who had been team mates with Chris Powell during his playing days for The Blues.

Steve Tilson, Dave Martin, Julian Hails, Paul Sansome and Ricky Otto were introduced to the crowd before kick-off and received a terrific reception. Ricky had been worried before kick-off about what sort of welcome he might get having left the club for Birmingham back in December 1994 but said afterwards that he was thrilled to receive the huge cheer you all gave him.

After the match there was the opportunity to meet the players in the Far Post Bar and many of you took the opportunity to get pictures and autographs. We apologise that the lack of a PA system meant that the anticipated Question & Answer session did not happen but that is something that will be rectified for future such events.

Look out for news in the next week or so of another Southend United legend returning to Roots Hall for our final home game of the season v Bristol Rovers on Saturday 5 May.

 


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