After the disappointment of last week’s 1-0 opening day defeat against Coventry, Southend had the opportunity to put their first three points of the season on the board at home to Blackpool. The visitors had cruised past Bristol Rovers last week with a 2-0 victory at Bloomfield Road and would therefore offer a tough test.
As Southend United kicked off the 2018/19 season in League One, not even the most negative of Blues supporters expected the campaign that unfolded before them. Serious injuries to key players in October/November time saw the Shrimpers tumble down the table and resulted in club legend Chris Powell getting the sack after just 14 months in charge.
After nearly three weeks without any football (I know right, how have we coped!?), the EFL returns today and the fans of the 72 teams get ready to experience all those feelings that the beautiful game brings – the joy of the last minute winner, the shock of the goalkeeper gaffe, the thrill of the out of this world strike, the despair of the away day hammering and so much more.
‘Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win.’
These were the words of Walker’s crisp founder and Match of the Day host, Gary Lineker, after West Germany knocked England out of the World Cup in 1990 (apparently he played football as well, who knew?) This was also the case in 2014 as Germany swept aside all that came before them to lift the World Cup, four years later, they finish bottom of their group.
What a week we have had in the Love Island villa. Three people have gone in total, one for personal reasons and a couple have been voted out. There have been dates, re-couplings, drama and Eyal has caused more controversy than Donald Trump. So all in all, it’s been what every viewer wants!