ANOTHER Southend United fan has his say.

Southend United's relegation from the Football League after 101 years of continuous membership was confirmed on Saturday afternoon.

To be honest, I can't believe we lasted until the penultimate game of the season, as it has been coming since the first one, a 4-0 home defeat against Harrogate Town.

Alarm bells were ringing even then.

At least three years of club mismanagement, awful manager appointments, questionable player recruitment, HMRC court hearings, transfer embargos, and some of the worst football I have seen in the 51 years I have been supporting this club has led to this moment.

One advantage of the pandemic was that I have not been able to witness it in person.

As a season ticket holder and shareholder, I will, of course, return in the new season, as long as it is safe to do so.

I am actually looking forward to the prospect of visiting some new grounds in some new towns and cities, watching the likes of Altrincham, Kings Lynn, Eastleigh and Weymouth.

In fact I'd rather be at any of these places than the likes of Manchester City or the rest of the greed-fuelled clubs in the Premier League who have no idea who real football supporters are any more, and nor do they care, as long as they being fed by the obscene amounts of cash from the TV companies.

Give me Non-League over "Super League" any day.

Martin Smith 

Honiton Road, Southend