SAM Goody is the latest Blues fan to have his say on the happenings at Roots Hall.

After more than 1,000 Blues fans were disappointed at Rochdale with a dismal performance, even the most optimistic of supporters must have been looking over their shoulders nervously.

And with relegation rivals Plymouth and Scunthorpe facing off on the last day, the task appeared even more difficult.

It meant that Blues had to pick up at least a point against a Sunderland side who had only suffered four League defeats going into Saturday’s clash.

Although the previous showings against Walsall and Burton were encouraging, there was still cause for concern.

Blues had crumbled previously in important home games against Wimbledon, Shrewsbury and Wycombe.

And considering the sub par record against the League’s top eight (two points from a possible 45), and some poor performances fresh in the memory, you had to wonder which Blues side would show up.

As it turned out, to everyone’s delight, it was the spirit shown against Burton two weeks earlier that the team showed once more to stay up in dramatic fashion.

Instead of allowing Sunderland to play, Southend matched their opponents every step of the way to claim a deserved win, and safety.

It felt right that the crucial goal came from a move started by Elvis Bwomono and Simon Cox, two players who had played so well in Blues’ torrid previous run.

And the heroes of the day reflected the fighting spirit that the Shrimpers showed against the Black Cats.

Only a couple of months removed from a gruesome injury sustained while scoring against Accrington Stanley, Stephen Humphrys picked himself up to strike a goal that will live long in the memory for all supporters.

And John White scored a brilliant goal, then played out a long seven minutes of injury time with a broken arm, which just sums up how much Blues wanted it.

Players such as Bwomono, Humphrys and Taylor Moore have long been fan favourites and I can’t imagine their passion in leading the celebrations will change that a lot!

But now, as another season draws to a close, eyes will now turn towards next term.

Be it with Kevin Bond or somebody else at the helm, things surely will improve.

And if performances like Saturday’s are produced more consistently, who knows if we may be celebrating for a completely different reason at the end of next season?