Midfielder: John Nielsen
Nielsen started well with the Shrimpers and scored against Fulham in the 1996 / 97 Coca-Cola Cup as well as in the unforgettable 5-2 victory over Bolton Wanderers.
He is a hard working player and is good in attacking positions, always likely to score with a terrific shot. (He didn't do much of that last season though...)
On a personal note: I bumped into Nielsen (and Rammell) in the bar before the York City away game last season. Nielsen's a pleasant bloke and was a little miffed at the team's performance.
Nielsen was last seen playing for Leiftur who are doing well in Iceland's top division despite getting only five hundred supporters on a good day. He has managed an Intertoto Cup game (in which he scored) and claims to have created a few more goals for his new colleagues. He left Southend, by mutual consent, in September 1998.
© Luke Bosman Monday, 23 April 2007 at 21:12:24
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