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  1. Mad Cyril

    Anglo Italian cup stories.

    I never made it to an away Anglo Italian Cup match which to this day remains one of my biggest regrets. Has anyone got any good stories?
  2. Mad Cyril

    Anglo Italian cup away games.

    I have always regretted being too skint to get to any Anglo Italian cup away matches. Does anyone have any interesting recollections?
  3. Chairman Trigg

    Memory Lane Photo Archive anyone?

    Don,t know whether this is possible on this site think it would be a great addition,but for a long time have wondered if anyone has thought of setting a photo archive up or is there one already somewhere?. For the younger posters todays images are just a click of a phone away,but was thinking...
  4. Napster

    VHS to DVD

    I have a few VHS videos of the Mighty Blues. Is there anyone who can convert them to DVDs for me? In return you can make a copy for yourself - copies of our 1991 season in Division One, the 10-1 win, the game against Spurs, an Anglo-Italian home movie (includes clips from training) and more. Let...
  5. chris wood

    We could miss out on Wembley again!

    With us being the form team in the table it looks like our history will never see a Southend appearance at Wembely for a big game. This seasons play off final will not be played at Wembley i understand think it will be Old Trafford. It amazes me that every time we get a chance of a wembley date...
  6. Tangled up in Blue

    Blair: Gaza's great betrayer

    It's more than a year since Israel launched its immoral attack on Gaza and Palestinians are still living on the verge of a humanitarian disaster. So what has Tony Blair done to further peace in the region? Virtually nothing, argues the historian Avi Shlaim Comments (98) Buzz up! Digg it Avi...
  7. DTS

    Question Your "other sides" abroad.

    If you had to pick a favourite side from the following countries who would you have and why. SPAIN ITALY FRANCE GERMANY SCOTLAND HOLLAND For me it SPAIN - Malaga I love as one of my best mates supportd them. Seen them 10 tor so times. Have a secret love for Valencia too. ITALY - Fiorentina...
  8. Slipperduke

    A Big Cheer For Little Clubs

    Bit of a new one this, it's for the Irish Examiner's football supplement, currently rolling off the presses as I type. Bit more wordy than the usual fare and with more Anglo-centric references. Anyway, give it a go and let me know what you think, it helps to have feedback with new stuff... If...
  9. Mad Cyril

    Tilsons iPod speculation.

    Has anyone speculated as to exactly what is on Steve Tilson's iPod? I reckon it is about 85% 80's soul. The remaining 15% is old skool Balearic to remind him of Webb era changing rooms and Anglo-Italian cup fixtures.
  10. Slipperduke

    White Hart Lane

    I always enjoy a trip to White Hart Lane. Sure, it's in the middle of the north-east London badlands, a destination made even more remote by London Transport's fascination with shutting down the tube on match day, but there are consolations. For starters, there's the stadium itself, a hulking...
  11. Yorkshire Blue

    SZ's Southend United Hall of Fame - Ricky Otto

    Next up for election to the Hall of Fame is Ricky Otto. Ricky Otto had it all: skill, flair and funny looking hair. He was signed by B****y F*y for £100,000, a fee that seems suspiciously high for a Leyton Orient reserve. I won't make any libellous suggestions about brown envelopes...
  12. Irish_Shrimper

    Anglo-Italian Cup

    Have been looking at the Anglo-Italian Cup, as part of my studies on those adorable little footie hooligans from the south of Italy recently, and whilst i'm not discussing anything to do with Southend, I'm still interested to hear of how they did in the cup. Anyone off here see the mighty...
  13. help needed tv footage

    i try and collect wherever possible footage of southends games outside of the Uk, I have got all the footage of the anglo italian cup, and 1 of the irish friendlys, plus the special tvs on fiorentia away, and of course youtube but i am looking any footage if anyone knows of the shrimpers trip...
  14. CyrilSneer

    Match postponement hard luck tales

    After todays game being postponed(mainly with the Crewe fans in mind), it reminded me of a few times, where Ive actually got to the ground, and then found out the games been called off, after several hundred miles of travelling. Notts County in the anglo-italian sprang to mind, which was...
  15. Yorkshire Blue

    SZ's Southend United Hall of Fame - Chris Powell

    Fighting Talk on Radio 5 Live has a segment called Defending the Indefensible where pundits or comedians (note Mark Lawrensen the two are separate) are given an outrageous statement that they have to somehow justify for 30 seconds of airtime. Now I've always fancied my chances of playing devil's...
  16. Slipperduke

    Arsenal Put Plenty Past Twente

    Crisis? What crisis? Arsenal's early season jitters were massaged away last night with a comfortably comprehensive victory over FC Twente that secured their place in the group stages of the Champions League. In today's hyper-sensitive, overly-neurotic game, it doesn't take much to put that 'c'...
  17. The real cost of watching Football...

    Now, according to Virgin Money, the average regular fan of a Premiership football team forked out £1,331 (5% of average salary) supporting their side in 2007. This covered the cost of tickets, merchandise, travel, food, alcohol and match programmes. One in eight dedicated fans paid out as much...
  18. callan

    Interview with a Zoner - Part 4.

    Todays interview is with Ldnfatso, sadly like many of todays generation despite being born to white anglo saxon parents he believes he’s black. Easily recognisable in the south upper where he sports a Hoodie top, jeans ten sizes to big for him and a Rastafarian hat, So Strap yourselves in...
  19. Slipperduke

    There are no flags on cars and no posters in windows.

    There are no flags on cars and no posters in windows. No sweeping advertising campaigns and no collectable badges. Here in the UK, you wouldn't guess that we're just hours away from the start of a major football tournament. Ok, so the nearest that the England team can get to European involvement...
  20. Uncle Leo


    I prefer 'proper' beer as opposed to lager, but sometimes a pint of cold and fizzy is exactly what you need. So I ask the good people of SZ this: what is your favourite lager? There are tons to choose from of course, so I've had to keep it quite anglo-centric and stick with those widely...