Alan, I think a Top 7 for Southend Utd is probably quite out of the question at the minute, unless they get in some quality players to replace the ones who've departed. Those that want to play football and can make the impression that so many of Southend Utd's past signings have failed to do.
Leon Constantine's replacement has to be as good as Constantine and also make up for the poor perfomances from Bramble and Donkey Broughton. You told me Husbands has been told he can leave if he finds another Club? Was he actually given a chance as Southend? I know the fans were a bit more than happy the day he signed for Southend during our friendly.
Warren's replacement has to be as good as Warren and work well with the two defenders playing next to him. Even more so now Cort and Maher are being poached by Hull. If they do go, then Southend are gonna have to sign some quality to not only replace them, but the fringe players that have also been released so they're all fighting to get Southend further up the League but also to stay in the side. I mean now Constantine and Warren have gone and Cort and Maher could follow. Only Gower stands out in my mind as any chance of walking into the first-team.