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Last Updated: Saturday, 6 November, 2004, 12:52 GMT
Southend's cult heroes

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Chris Powell has been voted Southend's all-time cult hero by the club's fans.

Powell won with 58% of the vote, ahead of fellow Southend favourites Roy McDonough and Brett Angell.


For being a man whose sheer determination for the cause of Southend United, combined with the numerous red cards he collected in pursuit of that cause, must surely elevate him to cult status.
Matt Walker

Donut holds the record for the most sendings off of any player in the UK (I believe) - only problem was he went and managed Colchester! Hard as nails and 150% commitment every time is the reason why he is a cult figure.
David Harvey


Brought on a free from Crystal Palace in 1990. A very skilled, left-footed defender, who could quite possibly be considered one of the nicest men in football, a true gent. One of most vivid memories of him was up at Stoke's old Victoria ground in the 95/96 season. A large army of travelling fans had just watched us go down 4-2 and knowing that Derby County were waiting in the wings to poach him, we all started singing "don't go Chrissy, don't go", to which he responded by turning round, giving us one of his broad smiles and waving as he walked of the pitch - the next week he was gone!
Tony Gray

For being, quite simply, the nicest man in football - and for being the best left-back England produced (but failed to play) for an awfully long time.
Matt Walker


Blind as a bat without his contacts in, one of the men who swept us up the divisions. It culminated in Angell scoring twice in the memorable 4-0 win over Newcastle United, which took us to the top of the old second division for two hours in 1992. It was downhill all the way after he left a year later.
Phil B

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