Think people are being far too optimistic here and it could be a major let down. Southend will be a tough team, they have a great striker in Freddy Eastwood and im sure he'll cause our defense no ends of trouble. Before anybody says 'but they lost 2-1 at home to Port Vale at the weekend how good can they be?' last year we lost 2-0 to Port Vale at home!
Remember last season, the moaning minnies started moaning because expectations got too high and when we didnt thrash so called 'smaller' clubs they went beserk.
I hope its an easy win, but i'd be happy with a 2-1 victory. Im keeping my feet firmly on the ground.