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  1. OldBlueLady

    Survey on attitudes to female referees

    Ok you guys, can you help this student out with her survey please? https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSePIIc69siKR01qv5-BBrWYbeqhMgafz4ZEBmYsVyNgkyj0rA/viewform
  2. yogi bear up the cagire

    The strange case of the glamour photographer and his deselection as a labour candidat

    Surprised no one had picked this story up, which I saw in last week's Echo. It surely has two major elements for attracting our attention............sex and politics! :smile: http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/15547569.Labour_activist_banned_from_standing_in_election_over____Page_3____career/...
  3. OldBlueLady

    Uni survey help

    Friend has asked me if I will post this survey for her son, as part of his uni work. It's about attitudes to social media involving football from supporters' perspectives so appropriate for most of us on here - all help very gratefully received, takes about 10 mins. Thanks very much...
  4. DoDTS

    Memory Lane Sheffield United v Southend United

    I've always had a bit of a soft spot for Sheffield United. We are both SUFC of course, but I certainly don't have the same feelings for Scunny. I must have been to Brammall Lane about 20 times (not all against Southend of course), my first in the late 60s, standing at the Shoreham Street end...
  5. Comparisons to 10 years ago

    The thread earlier about the 2004-2005 promotion team got me thinking and it occurred to me there are quite a few comparisons currently to our situation 10 seasons ago. Some of these are: - Recent LDV / JPT final appearance losing 2-0 to a league 1 team from the north west - Blowing automatic...
  6. Rootshallbloke

    Being 65 is cool!

    I was sent this today by another oldie mate from the Colonies. I thought it worth sharing. I am over 65 and the Armed Forces thinks I'm too old to track down terrorists. You can't be older than 42 to join the military. They've got the whole thing ***-backwards. Instead of sending 18-year olds...
  7. danburyshrimper

    Trading places

    Flicking through tv the other day i came across the old Eddie Murphy film Trading Places. Now that got me thinking about how Shrimpers players would get on trading places with Premier stars.... My 1st thought was if Gavin Tomlin traded places with Wayne Rooney ( in my humble opinion one of...
  8. southend4ever

    What I like about Phil Brown

    I've just been reading through Phil Brown's interviews and I am impressed with how he conducts himself. PB seems to be a very strong minded and positive person. Throughout his first 6 games in charge he has accepted that he is learning about the team. He hasn't professed to knowing everything...
  9. Suffolk Shrimper In Dorset

    Complete contrasts: what's your experience?

    Tomorrow courtesy of some corporate thing I am off to the Emirates to see Arsenal v Man City. Top of the Premiershite stuff with two clubs who have everything to play for, and putting the overpaid egotistical attitudes of the players to one side, a game packed full of players with immense...
  10. TrueBlue

    Teaching Assistants - no good!

    Apparently Teaching assistants are a waste of time and teaching on the cheap! Teaching assistants 'do not help improve grades', report into Pupil Premium spending finds Teaching assistants have 'no effect' on improving grades, an influential report has suggested. A study into how best to...
  11. DoDTS

    Memory Lane Season reviews 1920 to 1955

    Now I know that this is't everyone's cup of tea but to pass the long soccerless days here's my take on Blues history season by season: SEASON 1919-20 FROM BANKRUPTCY TO SUCCESS The first season after football had closed down for the First World War, and at the start of the season the only...
  12. Thorpe Groyney

    Top Gear: Alan Partridge Speaks Out

    Good column here from Steve Coogan. "As a huge fan of Top Gear. I normally regard the presenters' brand of irreverence as a part of the rough and tumble that goes with having a sense of humour. I've been on the show three times and had a go at their celebrity-lap challenge, and I would love to...
  13. CC51DAS

    Breaking News BBC to resurrect High Altitude programme next winter

    BBC Two Programme Policy 2009/2010 Television: Select television statement policy BBC One BBC One Scotland BBC One Wales BBC One NI BBC Two BBC Two Scotland BBC Two Wales BBC Two NI BBC Three BBC Four CBeebies CBBC BBC HD Service remit BBC Two's remit is to be a mixed-genre channel...
  14. callan

    Is Fatso right?

    Fatso's idea of sortng out the railways is to let Eastern European plumbers in to drive the trains., afterall according to him they have far better attitudes than Britsh workers and dont drink as much tea. Can this be right?...How would fasto feel if his role as chief donut eater for dunkin...
  15. The I Phone and Technology

    I like to think of myself as a young pup at 23. Even since the 90s there has been a massive development in technology from the Sega Saturn and Mega Drive to X Box and Playstation and Wii. Brick like mobile phones with children lucky to have one and perhaps parents well off to almost all...
  16. Thorpe Groyney

    Does The Big C Make You A Big C?

    I'm just in from my daily walk. Despite the cold my face is burning up. Although the wander was a modest one, to Southchurch Park, the seafront and then back home, my body aches all over and I'm far too tired for a bloke of my age to be. You see, people, I have cancer - and I'm fare more...
  17. duncan bulgaria

    My dad's bigger than your Dad thread !!!

    Personally i don't mind being called some offensive name by someone behind a computer as to be honest no one knows who i am on this site as i have never posted my picture , my familys picture and my pets name's etc and i don't personally know anyone else on this site either. Seeing as some folk...
  18. Hotman

    what a joke

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/education/2261307/Toddlers-who-dislike-spicy-food-racist,-say-report.html Toddlers who turn their noses up at spicy food from overseas could be branded racists by a Government-sponsored agency. The National Children's Bureau, which receives...
  19. Bielzibubz

    File sharing. What's your opinion?

    With today's anouncement that subscribers to Virgins broardband service are to receive warning letters informing them of the possibility of legal action being taken against them for the downloading and sharing of files I'm intigued to know what you're opinions are. Personally I think Virgin...
  20. Joel Legister

    Heard today that he had his contract terminated at Oxford with mutual consent. Suprisingly really because he was touted as a promising talent, yet cannot even hold a place in the Blue Square Prem. Shows Tilly/Brush/Duncan do know what they are doing when appraising peoples talents and attitudes!