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  1. ENGLAND..Where is all our enthusiasm for the world cup??

    I came over for the England v Nigeria game,expecting the country to be buzzing about the world cup,but nothing!! Wembley crowd was poor again,atmosphere i mean,great attendance...but the feeling was dead. i wanted to get ,mabe a official world cup t-shirt ..maybe with England onit or something...
  2. RHB

    Desert Island Discs

    Ok Zone Castaways, now is your opportunity to share the stuff that the castaways on Desert Island Discs do each week. Pretty simple really, you have to choose eight recordings (usually, but not always, music), a book and a luxury item that you would take if you were to be cast away on a desert...
  3. Election day 2016

    my constituency has a byelection today Harry Harpham (Labour MP) died a few months ago and his wife is running as the labour candidate. I think his wife is a decent person and could be a good MP (in some ways stronger than Harpham). It'll be quite an interesting temperature check in a very...
  4. New stadium or Dome Discussion

    is there any new news anyone anywhere ??????????????????????????
  5. Poetry Corner

    I am a new poster who has spent a wee while observing some of the comings & goings on this site & it appears that we are a diverse bunch who are receptive to many topics & discussions. In order to address my own previous misdeamenours as the evil nanny in The Omen I have turned my hand to poetry...
  6. Mad Cyril

    Police commissioner elections.

    I voted in Benfleet at 8:35 this morning and was the third voter since 7am. I suspect a combination of voter apathy and candidates from 'fringe' parties such us UKIP and English Democrats could throw up a few surprises.
  7. Yorkshire Blue


    We're third in the league and I've never felt so disenfranchised with Southend United. I just can't connect with the air of entitlement and expectation that surrounds the place. Maybe I'm stuck in the past - whilst I still attend every home game I've been exiled for a decade and a half - but...
  8. DTS

    Are you starting to think about watching the Blues more?

    Last season I did all the homes bar one but I only did I think four aways. Partly due to the fact I have two really young kids and they and the wife needed me around a lot more but mostly due to the apathy of watching us. This year I have already done two away and I have booked up for...
  9. brigadista

    FAO all Ron Martin believers, apologists, apathists: why I shall be voting option 5..

    Posters on this forum such as mcnasty & pboreham have questioned what a protest against ron will achieve & questioned the commitment of those participating, whilst also taking enjoyment from lampooning poor jack in the process. I don't claim to have the right...
  10. palexander

    Hard to like SUFC at the moment

    Anyone else feeling little but apathy for SUFC at the moment? I've been a supporter since '86 and been all over the place and had season tickets etc. But this season and what is happening is just depressing. The squad is being stripped bare and replaced by cheap alternatives, loans and in most...
  11. DoDTS

    Question Why don't you go away?

    Just a general question if historically you've gone to away games but rarely go away these days, why? Frankly I went to Brentford last night and I have a season ticket to Liverpool Street but still had little change out of £40 after tube fares, food, drinks and admission, If I was to go to...
  12. 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...
  13. Matt the Shrimp

    Southend-on-sea world record attempt

    It would appear that last weekend an attempt was made on Southend-on-sea beach to break a world record: to photograph the most women wearing bikinis in one place. The current world record stands at 1,923. Our Essex ladies fell 1,882 short. Here are some photos of the brave 42 lasses who...
  14. Slipperduke

    The Gathering Storm

    Imagine the padlocks clinking shut around the Shankly Gates, or the bailiffs moving in at Old Trafford. Imagine half the Premier League collapsing into administration and tumbling down into the lower leagues. According to reports this weekend, it's not as surreal a scenario as you might think...
  15. Slipperduke


    You would think that, as the single most important match of their history looms up on the horizon, Chelsea might try to put a lid on the gossip and focus on the football, but nothing is ever that simple at Stamford Bridge. Faced with a choice of either (a) clarifying Avram Grant’s future or (b)...
  16. CC51DAS

    Atmosphere at Roots Hall - Part Two

    I am not on here to have a go at anyone , but I thought that the atmosphere was pretty cack again yesterday . From where I sit in the SSU I could here more noise from the relatively small band of away fans than anywhere else - Only twice could I hear the Blue Voice Brigade . Maybe it was to do...
  17. Wessex

    Footy apathy

    Just thought I'd start a thread about general footy apathy. I've not been to see Southend so far this season, I've cancelled my Bluesworld account and have generally become detached and apathetic about footy this season. I don't seem to have the time or inclination to pay that much interest...
  18. Andy_S

    What Tilly should've said on Saturday?

    Ian Holloway, you legend. :cool: He says what fans feel and I for one would like Tilly to drop the nicey nicey attitude when it needs to be dropped. ARGYLE manager Ian Holloway was unequivocal in the wake of the Pilgrims' 4-0 defeat at Burnley. The home side had not won any of...
  19. Uncle Leo

    Southend vs Southampton

    BATTLING BLUES GET WIN AT LAST What a difference a week makes. Morale and spirit hit a new low after last Saturday's abject performance against a very ordinary Wolves side. The local press ran a feature through the week revolving around the supporters views on what had gone wrong. Some -...
  20. Biggest game of the season so far

    Saturday is the biggest game of the season so far, is this match going to be a sellout or has apathy set in amongst our floating support to the extent that they'd rather stay at home and watch it on sky after the cup final? I'm getting vibes off some of the other threads that give me...