Southend United Compete In Anglo-Italian Cup - Ford New Holland sponsored a fresh cup competition during the 1993-1994 season. On 23rd December 1993 Southend played Italian club Padova in Group B at Roots Hall. A fine win, 5-2 to the Shrimpers, saw them lead their group, taking them through to the Semi-Finals. A two leg affair against Notts County saw the spoils shared 1-0 at each ground, therefore a penalty shoot decided the finalists. Notts County scraped through 4-3 and went on to play Italian Club Brescia, but lost to them 1-0 in the final at Wembley.
Sealife Centre Opens - As part of a chain of Sealife Centres around the country Southend had its own open in 1993. Located on the