Issue 45 – Hot off the press

31 Oct

Issue 45 - on sale now!

Issue 45 – on sale now!

IT seems one of the fashionably barmy things for football clubs to do these days is try to control the press. Only this week we’ve seen the Newcastle Chronicle and the Stoke Sentinel guilty of bruising the egos of the local club’s chairman, with sanctions as a result. And Southend last month prevented Chris Phillips, of the Echo, from talking to Phil Brown and some players after daring to write we are under a transfer embargo (which, erm, we are).
In this month’s All At Sea we have a general catch-up with Chris to find out what it’s really like to report on Southend United every day. We also talk to former Southend defender Leo Roget, who embarks on a professional boxing career on November 16th at York Hall. Unfortunately, his opponent is not Marco Gabbiadini.
Another raft of excellent contributions has arrived at AAS towers this month. Piers Hewitt tells how his recent tour to the United States with his band has helped develop his Youtube video fetish to the point where he watched the highlights of Southend losing 1-0 away at Stoke in 1996.
Stormy weather arrived in the UK this week, and James Welham recalls a time where blizzard conditions almost robbed the Shrimpers of a vital victory.
Andrew Roach dissects the facts behind Friday night football at Roots Hall, and tells us once and for all whether it’s good for the gate, Peter Miles heads over to Belgium to visit a ground where Southend played in the 1950s, and Sam Leveridge tracks down the players that Paul Sturrock begged, stole or borrowed to play the opening game of the 2010/11 season (Sofiane Zaaboub has been in a spot of bother, to no-one’s surprise).
There’s plenty of other stuff inside too for the normal price of £1, and you can buy it now by visiting our webstore at


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