Stadium Roots Hall
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Southend United are managed by Phil Brown who replaced Paul Sturrock in March 2013. The Shrimpers agonisingly lost out in the League Two play-offs in 2011/12 and 2013/14, but they struck gold third time around after beating Wycombe on penalties in the play-off final in 2014/15, before preserving their third-tier status last term.
As a club, Southend have sampled many highs and lows throughout their history, but one of their most notable achievements came in 2006 when they faced the mighty Manchester United in the League Cup.
After beating Leeds United in the previous round, they were in high spirits going into the game and a Manchester United side that included a plethora of internationals travelled to Roots Hall and were duly beaten by the Shrimpers in one of the biggest shocks in the history of the cup and was arguably the biggest win in the history of the club.
Now plying their trade back in League One, it is current manager Phil Brown's job to try to make them an established third-tier side. With a 22,000-seater stadium in the pipeline, fans will be ebullient about the Shrimpers embarking on a rise up the Football League ladder and with a manager, who has a whole host of league experience, the future could certainly be on the way up for Southend United.
Numerous drawns but few defeats has seen Southend United enjoy a strong run of results. Defeats against Stevenage and Millwall are the only black marks on a run that has seen them amass wins against Bradford City, Bury, Milton Keynes Dons and Chesterfield while sharing the spoils versus Walsall, Swindon Town, Shrewsbury Town and Bradford City
|10 Dec||Southend United||16:00||Coventry City|
|17 Dec||Oldham Athletic||16:00||Southend United|
|26 Dec||Southend United||16:00||AFC Wimbledon|
|31 Dec||Southend United||16:00||Charlton Athletic|
|02 Jan||Swindon Town||16:00||Southend United|
|07 Jan||Peterborough United||16:00||Southend United|
|10 Dec||vs Coventry City||16:00|
|17 Dec||@ Oldham Athletic||16:00|
|26 Dec||vs AFC Wimbledon||16:00|
|31 Dec||vs Charlton Athletic||16:00|
|02 Jan||@ Swindon Town||16:00|
|07 Jan||@ Peterborough United||16:00|