Defender / midfielder: Rob Newman
Rob Newman signed for Southend from Norwich City on 26th June 1998. He was popular at Wigan Athletic, where he went on loan towards the end of last season (he played against us in our rout of Wigan at Springfield Park).
He appears very much to be a utility player: according to the 1995 PFA Guide to Players he can
Newman is a free-kick specialist and is reputed to have the hardest shot in England as a result of winning a dead ball competition at Wembley with an 85 mph shot.
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