In the summer of 1990, Southend had just clinched promotion to the Third Division under manager David Webb’s leadership.
Webb, a Chelsea legend in his playing days, spoke of his desire to... More > oversee a second successive promotion into the unchartered territory of Division Two and make history at the same time. It was a bold claim from the manager and one that was not taken seriously by very many, but he believed in his team and himself.
Webb began to plot a route into The Second Division and as the season progressed, so did his unfancied team. ‘Who put the ball in the Bury net…?’ is the story of that unbelievable rollercoaster ride.
The culmination of this extraordinary story had adults crying tears of joy at witnessing something they never thought they would – promotion to English football’s second tier. Fans would no longer crave that season in the sun... for 1990/91 saw the football Gods shine on Southend United Football Club brighter than ever before.< Less