Following the 7-0 victory of the Iran team in 2009, this time history did repeat itself as the new Polish team managed to repeat the 1976 score by winning 3-2. The two teams entered the pitch to the the popular tune of Match of the Day. Once again the match raised many eye brows in Southend, with conversations taking place during the match about the situation in Iran. One man wondered whether Southend should allow an Iran team to play here, voicing his support for a sporting boycott of Iranians. The tow teams were strongly supported by bothe their supporters amidst the political banter.
Funded by Arts Council England, Polish Cultural Institute and Southend Council. Supported by Hungry Arts.