Southend losing £100K per month

19 Jan

SOUTHEND United are losing £100K every month, according to chief executive Tara Brady.
The new Blues man confirmed the amount in an interview with BBC Essex, which also featured questions to Paul Sturrock.
It was also confirmed that Southend had the seventh highest wage bill in the division, and that negotiations with Victoria Avenue businesses are still holding up the Fossetts Farm development.
However, Brady revealed that this is the only obstacle in the club’s path.
The new chief executive confirmed there had been a trimming of club staff in recent months, but he hopes that there will be no more redundancies in February.
However, both men dodged the questions about the reason for Tommy Widdrington’s departure, although Tara Brady did say it was “his decision”, contradicting what Sturrock had said at the time.
Brady also said he has told Ron Martin to “take a back seat from the communications side of things”.
On the playing side, Paul Sturrock revealed there have been no offers for Anthony Grant, and the player has expressed no desire to leave the club. Sturrock also said it would take “a large offer” to tempt the club into selling the midfielder.
The Shrimpers boss also quashed rumours of a move for Millwall striker Neil Harris, who lives in Eastwood.
As for the club’s home form, Sturrock said he would be a millionaire if he knew the answer, but said the Southend fans were the quietest he has ever experienced and that all the players can hear any negative comments.Sturrock revealed he has been a fan of Lee Sawyer since he was with Chelsea, and that he is confident that the midfielder, whose second loan spell was cut short due to reasons of indiscipline, has turned over a new leaf.
Brady also signalled a willingness to work with the supporters to mend the broken bridges between the club and its fan base. He will also look to bring back offers to entice youngsters to watch games at Roots Hall.
A full article, with analysis, will be published in the forthcoming issue of All At Sea, on sale for the Shrewsbury game.


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