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  1. trauma

    I have had a traumatic few months and seek advice. After nearly 13 years in a senior role it became clear that my number was up. I took a voluntary severance deal which leaves me ok sort of financially but my confidence and self esteem have taken a pounding. I have had anxiety attacks and feel...
  2. Seedy Nigel

    Blair Sturrock

    Just came across this interesting interview with Blair about his psychological health worsening during his time in football, with depression and anxiety dominating his professional and personal life. He says during the interview that he felt very isolated for being the son of Paul Sturrock due...
  3. southend4ever

    Give me Strength - Depression, Anxiety, Stress et al.

    Is anyone out there suffering and doesn't know who to turn to? I want to provide support to any SUFC fans who need someone to talk to. Having had a shocker in 2011 suffering with depression, I know that some of you reached out to me and suffer yourselves. The response was overwhelming and...
  4. southend4ever

    Depression/Anxiety - Another Thank You

    Some months ago now I come onto this website and was very open and honest about how depression/anxiety was overtaking my life. Part of the reason was to get back into the swing of things on Shrimperzone and let people know where I have been but the other was to seek feedback and opinions on the...
  5. southend4ever


    To all at Shrimperzone, I've not been on for some time now but have been following our results and the news. I've been suffering with the mental illness that so many are scared to talk about - depression. I'm not here for sympathy, but over the years I have seen how many helpful people there...
  6. Shrimpergonzo

    Trust Liaison Meeting today

    Anyone present care to let us know the headlines from the meeting with King Geoff today? Given the anxiety levels around the place an early statement by the trust either on here or their own website would I think be preferable to us all waiting for the minutes to be released.
  7. Q and a summary-- another broken promise

    Most of you will remember that Mr Martin said he would post a summary of the Q and A session held back in March on the OS,as a final part of his trilogy of blogs on the state of our football club. This Q and A summary has not been forthcoming and I suspect that there is more chance of France...
  8. Slipperduke

    England Flatter To Deceive

    NOTHING FOR ENGLAND TO SHOUT ABOUT Forget about the result, this was not a good night for England. Fabio Capello has much to ponder before he makes his final squad selection for the World Cup. A 3-1 victory over a side of Mexico’s quality is a fine result on paper, but the performance that went...
  9. Cricko

    Overpaid, out of touch and irresponsible

    In today's Mail on Sunday by Chris Powell. Overpaid, out of touch and irresponsible: PFA chairman Chris Powell gives his damning verdict on the worst of today's millionaire footballers. After almost a quarter of a century as a professional footballer, Chris Powell will this afternoon say...
  10. Winkle

    My Muts habits!

    I everyone, Sorry and all that as I dont get any spare time to post anything worthy or significance to embelish this great forum, but I have a rare day off and was trying to find and answer why, my Monty (44kg black gay labrador) as started eating his own s**t again. He as been on a very strict...
  11. DoDTS

    Cup against Non League opposition (1922)

    here's another one of DoDtS's history lesson, here's how it was when we played non league oposition in 1922 WORKSOP TOWN 1-2 SOUTHEND UNITED F.A.Cup 1st Round 7th JANUARY 1922 Worksop were a non league side, but so were we two seasons previously so this meant little. Worksop, which is in...
  12. Harold Bishop Killer

    If The World Was A Village Of A 1000 People

    If we could reduce the world’s population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all existing human ratios remaining the same, the demographics would look something like this: The village would have 60 Asians, 14 Africans, 12 Europeans, 8 Latin Americans, 5 from the USA and Canada...
  13. Irish_Shrimper

    It's good to talk

    I noticed tonight on Irish tv, there were at least 3 instances of adverts encouraging people to talk more if they have problems that are affecting their daily lives. Always hearing people harping on about their physical health, and how they need to do more running or gym work is all well and...
  14. lee_sufc

    Red Bush Tea

    Has anyone tried this yet? Tried some today, thought it smelt wierd but tasted pretty good. It's also supposed to be good for you too: Additional Benefits Japanese scientific research has shown intriguing beneficial effects in constipation, liver function, blood sugar levels, skin diseases...
  15. Somethnig very interesting in Goat's book

    I've read through the chapter about his year with us and one thing he said in particular really made me think. Talking about the promotion-winning match he says: "I was glad we were playing at Swansea rather than Roots Hall, because we were not handling our fan's anxiety at all...
  16. Southendsleeper

    Sodje that for a game of soldiers - a match report

    Well how heartrending was that? Where to begin... Blackpool were just rough. Apart from the goal I cant remember a shot that they had on target. They had the man who took the longest throw ins (in time and length), he was so slow it was unbelievable. You could hear the boos start from one...
  17. londonblue

    I Think I Owe You All A Huge Apology

    As I said, I think I owe you all a big apology for all the silly threads such as "Eastwood in Notts" and "Freddy {sic} to be sold". I remember on transfer deadline day two seasons ago now I posted a thread with the title "Gower Gone" and, when the link to the Echo...
  18. overseas shrimper

    Not Another Week...

    Is it just me... or did any one else wake up deflated (spirits... before anybody tries to be funny) thinking "Oh no... not another week of anxiety and grim news to come". Mondays... what bastards they are!