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  1. Plymouth into Administration

    Interesting quote from BBC website on Plymouth Argyle going into administration but surviving an HMRC winding-up order: HMRC applied for a winding-up petition as without it they feared they could lose out on money owed to them by the club because of the administration process. Normal...
  2. Cricko

    Zone Update Your new site.

    Hi all, this is going to be pretty long winded so bare with me...We now think we are about "there" with all we can do for now. We will of course continue to make The Zone one of the top boards outside of the Prem....There are certain bugs like the names in groups and other little annoying things...
  3. Smiffy

    Breaking News Court Case Adjourned

    Echo SOUTHEND United has won a temporary reprieve against going into administration over a £238,000 tax debt. Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs on Thursday applied for an order at the High Court to send administrators in to run the company, branding it “demonstrably insolvent”. The court...
  4. Thorpe Groyney

    Blues Call Centre Staff Are Laid Off

    For the record, another Echo article confirming staff redundancies (Christine Sexton, Wed 7 July 2010) Southend United have laid off call centre staff at the club in the wake of mounting financial pressure. Young people employed to sell Southend United branded products to shops and season...
  5. Cricko

    Taxman seeks temporary Admin

    The Taxman has changed tactics in a bid to get Southend United to settle it's debts...In it's latest High Court claim HM Revenue and Customs has applied to put the club into temporary administration over unpaid tax debts of 200k. The application differs from previous attempts to wind the club...
  6. Tommy2holes

    If southend ceased to exist

    If southend ceased to exist : Where would that leave roots hall? Would sainsburys and Ron just be able to build the new superstore or are there clauses in place when they applied that this cant happen? How would we go around re-grouping and reforming and what sort of level could we...
  7. CC51DAS

    Breaking News NASA in a flap over Nicky Bailey's penalty

    Just spotted this on the web. Its from NASA's website. Looks like Nicky could be in deep **** now :clap: News NASA Aids Forecasters Tracking Iceland Volcano Ash Plume 05.05.10 Click to enlarge The visible ash plume from Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano was captured by NASA's...
  8. MrB

    Worst Miss in History?

    You see plenty of shocking misses over time but surely none can be worse than this one? The 'easier to score' phrase can easilt be applied here! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mY93jfd7H0M&feature=related
  9. superblue24

    Latest Rumours Tilly to MK Dons?

    Don't shoot the messenger! Being reported on Shrimpers 24 website via the "MK Citizen" that Tilson has applied for the position at MK.... http://www.southendunited-mad.co.uk/news/tmnw/is_tiily_troubled_enough_to_seek_the_land_of_concrete_cows_522628/index.shtml What do we think? Legs or...
  10. Benfleet A1

    Kids Just Don't Know Their Born

    While having a wonder around the shop today it suddenly struck me just how little kids know of the real world and what they are missing out on. It started when my missus mentioned our niece and how it must cost her mum a fortune so she can wear all the clobber and make-up yet she hasn't two...
  11. Rules Are Rules. Unless You're Portsmouth.

    When Portsmouth’s 4th owner of the season presumably won the club in a game of pass-the-financially-defunct-parcel, did nobody explain the basic rules of English football? The news that Portsmouth have applied for extraordinary circumstances to the Premier League in order to sell their...
  12. 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...
  13. DoDTS

    A Stirring Match - A Warcry for Tomorrow.

    Col Ewe tomorrow and I'm sure we don't need a WarCry but sometimes it's worth remembering who and what we are. We are Southenders, Southend United supporters with a proud history and love for our town and our club, not dependent on success (unlike our deluded premiership counterparts) but we...
  14. DoDTS

    Memory Lane Episode No 4 Season 1931-32

    In these days of doom and gloom perhaps it's better to look back than forward so here's the next episode in season 1931-32: Extracts from the "Forgotten Years of the Kursaal" by Peter William Baker Researched from the Southend Standard No. 4 TWO MORE AWAY WINS, FOUR OUT OF FOUR Southend...
  15. North Wales Shrimper

    I think we're going into Administration...

    Have just had a quick look on Companies House and the "Insolvency History" tab which is normally not on a company record has appeared on the "Southend United Football Club (The) Ltd" record. I'm hoping that this is just as a result of the Winding Up order applied for by HMRC, but, on the...
  16. DoDTS

    Memory Lane Episode No 1 Season 1931-32

    As I have posted previously I have an article printed in every official programme this season telling the story of Season 1931-32 in 23 episides. It has been pointed out to me that not everybody attendes every match and not everyone buys a programme, so I thought I would post them here again if...
  17. Streaky

    Grays.. more weird goings on

    From the BBC site, that is one weird club. Grays look to appoint new manager Grays Athletic are holding interviews for a new manager even though current boss Gary Phillips has not been sacked. Phillips and his assistants Alan Lewer and John Yems are among those to have applied for the...
  18. Slipperduke

    Taxing Times For EPL

    Have you noticed anything strange about this transfer window? Usually by this stage of the summer the Premier League is awash with new superstars from every corner of the planet, all clutching whopping great contracts and glibly swearing their allegiance to the cause, but with the exception of...
  19. Firestorm

    Moving away

    reading the Rons Blog thread struck a bit of a nerve. Mrs FS is currently in an interim position above her substantive post and looked in line to get the position permanently, however a change in the board has put that in a bit of doubt. She would find it very difficult to return to the...
  20. Brush Interview

    (interesting stuff) Firm Foundations Firm Foundations Southend United may have faced a rare drama-free conclusion to the campaign last weekend, but according to assistant manager Paul Brush, this could yet prove a definitive season in the club’s modern era. Victory over relegated Cheltenham...