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  1. fbm

    Beaten by the pitch

    Yesterday when with PB i joked with him about sorting the pitch out whilst on gardening leave. He laughed but then became serious and said that the pitch had "done for him". It had stopped the players playing football and achieving the style and results he had wanted. He's probably not far wrong.
  2. Tommy2holes

    How many points

    How many points do you feel will be required to bag a play off spot? I'm thinking around 74 points will be about right. Competition is thought this year so could be slightly more. With plenty of below midtable teams still to play we have to be in with a chance of achieving this. Great time to...
  3. Tips for Sp to in-play running prices.

    In response to another poster I will post some racing tips for in-play betting. These are likely to drop from their SP whilst the race is being run. I use betfair, though with other trading software as it make it easier to "green up" across the whole field. So here are a few for today. 13:50...
  4. southchurch

    Rons patience running thin.

    Ron has done and continues to do an outstanding job at Southend United. He has had many a sleepless night in his heroic attempt to drag this club higher up the football ladder. He believes we have the players currently at the club who are capable of achieving that goal this season. However he...
  5. Ricey

    Is your life living up to expectation?

    Are you happy with how your life has panned out? What did you want to do when you were younger, what did you study and is it relevant to the job/trade you ended up in? What did I want to be when I was younger? I like most kids wanted to be a pilot. But I also wanted to be a policeman. What...
  6. C C Csiders

    Achieving the Impossible

    Throghout history man has pushed the boundaries to achieve the impossible. In the last 100 years or so man has achieved powered flight, been able to talk across continents via the use of the telegraph, walked upon the moon, cured previously incurable diseases. Yet last night one man superceded...
  7. southend4ever

    What I like about Phil Brown

    I've just been reading through Phil Brown's interviews and I am impressed with how he conducts himself. PB seems to be a very strong minded and positive person. Throughout his first 6 games in charge he has accepted that he is learning about the team. He hasn't professed to knowing everything...
  8. Kevin Hogg

    Divine right to promotion?

    Some on here and others elsewhere (perhaps RM?) appear to believe we should have a divine right to promotion. I wonder how many other clubs will be equally as gutted about not achieving League 1 status? Northampton Town? Might still make it but with the potential support and set-up - they will...
  9. Kevin Hogg

    Overview of PS this season.

    Did Luggy fail the promotion test or was it other factors? I believe he had a problem from the very beginning of this season. I feel he may have been undermined with the arrival of Freddy. It could be the case that RM saw Freddy as a great PR project - Shrimpers legend returns - in an attempt...
  10. Earls Hall Blue

    Academy Schools

    Does anyone on here have some knowledge on Academy school's? I ask because in a certain Academies case I find the whole set-up a bit worrying. In question for me is The Basildon Academies. I have a daughter at the lower site since September 2011 and my dealings with it have led me to go as far...
  11. Suffolk Shrimper In Dorset

    Oh dear C55/56 South Upper

    Sometimes I despair. Granted, tonight we were poor and, granted too, folk have a right to vent their frustration. But how miserable and de-motivating can folk get? Well, C55 and 56 in the South Upper set new levels tonight. From the outset they moaned like morons but the second half saw it...
  12. southend_aussies

    Northampton Town V Southend United

    Two away games in four days sees the Shrimpers head to Sixfield Stadium to take on Northampton Town. A much needed win is required by the Shrimpers as they are on the bottom of the League 2 ladder after two games. Can they do it? Well this preview will hopefully answer that. Northampton Town V...
  13. First Post - Take a step back

    Have been a supporter of the club for about 40 years and now attend with my 10 year old son. Have been a passive SZ member for a while but felt the need to add my thoughts after this season so this is my first post. Like everyone was bitterly disappointed not to seal a Wembley spot last night...
  14. shrimperjon

    Thumbs up to the North Bank

    I have read all the negative stuff on here from yet another very dissapointing nite at Roots Hall. Most of it is justified and at times the truth does hurt. Our home form is bizarre based on the performances away form home. At times it has been mentioned about the atmosphere at RH and how it...
  15. Evening Echo

    Timlin: "We still all believe we'll be promoted."

    SOUTHEND United remain confident of achieving promotion this season, according to midfielder Michael Timlin. More...

    PL Weekly Points Round 52

    I really can't remember the last time someone got 6/6 to earn the bonus points, it might even be back last season, so a massive well done to Lucas dad for achieving the feat this week 13 - D.O.L.L 10 - BLUEBLOOD Junior 8 - DoDtS 8 - BLUEBLOOD 7 - Tinks 7 - Number 11 7 - Emu 6 - Roxy 6 - The...
  17. Yorkshire Blue

    SZ's Southend United Hall of Fame - Dave Smith (2nd ballot)

    Up for election to the SZ Southend United Hall of Fame is manager Dave Smith. Smith came incredibly close last time, missing out by just 0.26%. Will he fare better at his second attempt? Here's what I wrote last time: ---------------------------------------------------- This poll is really a...
  18. pickledseal

    Independent Article: Why are we singled out?

    "I pondered at the weekend that the fact that thousands of people still turn out to watch a low-achieving club like Southend United should surely indicate that the English are able to show sanguinity in defeat." <link> I can't work out if he is trying to say we are all that is good about the...
  19. Thrills, Spills and Unpaid Bills - The League One Review Part One

    So, another season bites the dust and it’s all over bar the fighting at the Wembley mud bath. As ever, ten months of football has served up more twists, turns and travesties than a Mail on Sunday honey trap and hopefully this should spread some light on the season just gone. Norwich Starting...
  20. The Hand of Frog.

    While you're reading this, Giovanni Trapatoni will be giving his statement to an array of police equipped with notebooks and forensic packs, as one of the greatest robberies of sporting history occurred tonight. No more than three years ago, Thierry Henry lambasted Barcelona for their...