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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

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seafront opposite the Minerva.  The building stood out with its blue apexed roofing.  The centre today is still thriving but under the umbrella of Adventure Island.





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