This Saturday, in the biggest SUEPA event we will be welcoming a host of former Blues players' that played during the Dave Smith Era (May 1976 to August 1983)...
Among SUEPA’s growing membership (currently standing at 178) there are 30 who were with us during the time that Dave Smith managed the club, and approximately two-thirds of them are due to be back at Roots Hall in what should prove to be a wonderful re-union.
It is the bond created by that team spirit that is bringing back so many of the players to Roots Hall. Eleven of the 1980/81 squad are due to be coming along – Mervyn Cawston, Dave Cusack, Phil Dudley, Tony Hadley, Jeff Hull, Keith Mercer, Alan Moody, Garry Nelson, Glenn Pennyfather, Ronnie Pountney and John Walker.
Others due are Peter Abbott, Frankie Banks, Paul Clark, Neil Freeman, Danny Greaves, Adrian Owers, Peter Silvester, Neil Townsend and Dave Young.
SUEPA’s core aim is to re-unite ex-players/coaching staff with each other, the club and the fans. Whilst sadly Dave Smith himself is unable to join them, for so many of his former players to meet up once more will be great to see.
Don't forget that they will be introduced to the fans on the pitch shortly before kick-off, and after the match on Saturday, the returning ex-players are due to be in the Shrimpers Bar at around 5.15 pm for a Question & Answer session hosted by David Crown.
It’s free to attend, so get there early to avoid disappointment!