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  1. * ORM *

    Husband needed

    I apologise for the length of the post but I'm curious to see if anyone fits the bill. ​** This marriage advert is clear, legit & real. ** When the true fate brings someone special related to your soul, distance is not an issue with cars & airplanes. I am looking for a true nice...
  2. Education Outcomes - A New Study

    There is a fascinating new report investigating education outcomes as a function of a number of variables. You can find the full report here. I haven't read the full thing but I have looked at the section on per pupil funding. The report finds that there is no correlation between pupil funding...
  3. Social Care Proposals

    I'm really hoping someone can explain this to me because I don't understand it. Social care (excluding accommodation costs) will be capped at £75k per person and additional help will be provided for those with assets worth less than £123k. Any additional cost will be picked up by the taxpayer...
  4. A socialist, an illegal immigrant, and a muslim walk into a bar...

    the bartender asks "What will you have Mister President?" anyone else hooked on the presidential campaigns and debates across the pond? I guess it's because I watched The West Wing relatively recently, but boy do they put on a good (but expensive) show! vs
  5. Shrimperstrust

    Trust & ShrimperZone Meeting with Ron Martin

    Ken Jarvis representing ShrimperZone and I (Paul FitzGerald) met with Ron Martin on Tuesday night to try to clarify the state of the clubs finances and the status of the FF development. Not hugely surprising but our meeting with Ron turned into a double act. Steve Kavanagh came across well...
  6. Mohsni

    A wee birdie told me to waylay any fears about bilel, at the minute that media coverage is agents politicing and trying to remind any keen manager. He emphasises that bilel like any player at southend has a southend price because like any team in div two and most of div one must be a selling...
  7. Dream league

    Purely hypothetical exercise but assume that the league competition has to be restarted (with players reallocated) and the football league has asked you to create a premier league for British teams to make a fresh start. Ok this isn't a realistic scenario but go with it!!! Player assets have...
  8. tice_18

    Club's Assets

    I'd appreciate a bit of help here, I'm doing A level Business coursework and using Southend Utd as they business, its a report on external influences (legal, economic, technical, environmental etc), basically, to introduce the report, I need some facts and information on the club. I was...
  9. Uncle Leo

    RIP Bubba Smith

    Or 'Hightower' as many people will know him. Former Baltimore Colts legend (a key man in the team that won Super Bowl V) and star of the Police Academy films, has died aged just 66. Incidentally, at the time of writing, there is nothing about that on the Colts' official website. Stay classy boys.
  10. Smiffy

    Have we turned the corner 1 year on?

    Cast your minds back to July 2010. The negatives: We had just been relegated to League Two. We had just lost Steve Tilson. We had been in court several times that season. Players were going unpaid regularly. Pretty much all the squad had gone and we were in danger of not fulfilling our...
  11. OldBlueLady

    Blues warned after missing accounts deadline

    Well, yesterday's Echo actually, but surprised no-one picked up on it. Page 8 of the edition I got, "Southend United say they are about to file accounts for last year, after receiving an official warning. The club, who have weathered a number of financial storms over the past 18 months...
  12. DTS

    The makings of a good side?

    I really feel that we have the basics of a pretty good side for next season assuming we can hold the prize assets such as Hall, Moshni and Kane. A side that looks as follows Morris Moshni Barker Kane Easton Granty Hall Corr Is a pretty decent basis. Obviously we need a few players to go...
  13. chadded

    Good Luck!...

    To the Royal Air Force as they seem set to take the lead role in Military Action against Libya. Especially amazing as the current fleet of RAF assets stands at 3* Airfix models, and half a Nimrod. *It would be four, but little Johnny wanted his model back.
  14. canveyshrimper

    Comic Relief

    This has almost certainly been covered before, what's the SZ view on Comic Relief in particular as it's almost upon us, and charities in general? From a personal stand point I've never given a penny to Band Aid, Children in Need or Comic Relief. My personal belief is that charity should begin...
  15. Smiffy

    Pre-Match Thread Southend v Oxford

    So deadline passed quietly at The Hall. I think most were just happy to hold on to our key assets to be honest. Oxford are the visitors tonight and they are on a decent run of form as well. Since we beat them 2-0 at the Kassam on NY Day, they have won 4, drawn 1 and lost 1 of their last 6...
  16. jamesmut2000

    Tara Brady

    I don't know whether anyone else saw this article so thought i'd post it up here now the Zone is (finally :smile:) back online. linky As I've highlighted above -how much is his significant investement??
  17. Shamrock Rovers

    Shamrock Rovers and fan ownership I recently attended my first Shamrock Rovers match. Rovers, seven or eight years ago were in a similar position to where we are. They had no ground, no assets and they owed a huge amount of money to the tax man and various other creditors. 400 supporters came...
  18. Thrills, Spills and Unpaid Bills - The League One Review Part Two

    Ok, here's the second part to my review of the League One season. Apologies for the delay, have been busy this past week. Brighton Quite how Brighton finished as high as 13th should pay great testament to the work of Gus Poyet since his arrival. Having narrowly avoided the drop last time out...
  19. Blackpool Must Remain Frugal While Aboard the Gravy Train

    The moment that the seasoned Brett Ormerod poked home Blackpool’s winner against Cardiff City in the 43rd minute will no doubt go down in the history of the club and town, but it stands to reason that the club now has an important decision to make in its history. Ian Holloway, the charismatic...
  20. Jay_Shrimper

    Articles Typed Up (For those who don't have access to them)

    For those of you that do not have access to the Echo, I have typed up some of the sections in the paper. I hope these are of interest to someone, and also hope it's OK to post them here. If there not - remove them.. I have posted them in the Echo thread, but people might not see them in there...