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  1. Ref Watch ....... Daggers at home

    After a glut debutant referees, man in charge tomorrow is Lee Collins from Surrey. He has been fast tracked through the system and rose to the level of League referee remarkably quickly, this being his second season. He started his career off with 6 red cards in his first 11 matches, but has...
  2. Ref Watch ........ Oxford away

    Given the number of experienced officials who have been assigned to matches with nothing riding on them, I am surprised a match that matters (potentially) to both teams has been given to a first year referee, Lee Collins from Surrey. He is being fast tracked through the system and has risen to...
  3. Cricko

    Breaking News "Help for Heroes" Sponsored Walk

    As I am sure many of you are already aware a group of Southend fans' will be taking part in a sponsored walk to the away fixture against Oxford.Please take time to read the following and lend your support to this very worthwhile cause. My name is Bob Mays; I am aged 55 years, married and have...
  4. Chairman's Cheque book Needed

    Please read article from the Echo web-site, especially the bold bit News By Stephen Hackwell A LEADING Tory’s claims that single mothers, alcoholics and drug addicts are damaging Southend High Street have been branded “unacceptable” by fellow Conservatives. Anna Waite said big chain shops...
  5. Ref Watch .... Shrimps v Shrimpers

    Tomorrow at Morecambe as we try to hoof/play (delete according to choice) ourselves back into form, we have referee Mark Haywood from Wakefield, West Yorkshire in charge (not to be confused with League referee Mark Heywood from Northwich). This is his 6th season as a League referee and we have...
  6. fbm

    Direct football - the associated benefits

    Reading Jack Sampsons interview in todays Echo, it's clear he only came to us because of our league position. I quote - "I had a few different options and a few clubs came in for me but one look at the league table will tell you why I chose to come here." Now I know that many have moaned about...
  7. rlb999

    where's the money gone?

    As we sit top of the league, with a pretty good squad assembled without spending a penny, I thought i'd raise the "where's the money question". Mainly because it's not relevant. At our level of football, no one is spending money these days, and if you're team's doing badly and you want...
  8. Should we do a Hartlepool?

    Just read an interesting article in the Mail regarding attendancies in the Football League. The article mentioned that Hartlepool have 5900 season ticket holders! Hartlepool made an offer pre season that all season tickets would cost £100 if they broke the 4000 sales mark by July. I personaly...
  9. 'Happy Hour'? last night

    Really don't want to put a downer on last night but the Club really needs to get its act together on the promotions side. I thought the £1 a pint idea was a good one and the timings right, £1 a pint 6-6:45 which then means you've got a crowd in with an hour to go before kick off who will then...
  10. 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...
  11. Question Can we afford promotion ?

    We can't afford promotion in my opinion. Where is the money going to come from to pay higher wages in Lge 1 ? This squad of players won't hold their own without some significant additions. It's a viscious circle now that RM has ****ed the club up. So we go up and don't add any decent...
  12. Post-Morcombe

    Doesn't go out until tomorrow, but I thought I'd let you lot have an early peak.... As usual feel free to agree/disagree, or go nothing at all :)
  13. If we signed a decent striker in January...

    ...would this be too late to change the course of our season? Ok so this might seem a strange time to post this after a great performance from the lads yesterday. In the first half yesterday we had a spell where we created numerous chances and played some great football and did well to go in at...
  14. Tommy2holes

    Pre-Match Thread Southend united v Gillingham JPT trophy 1st round

    Well what a difference a year makes. This time last year we would have been not overly bothered about this tournemant and would have been eyeing up another shot at the play-offs and a route back into the championsip. Gillingham respectively would have been looking to finish comfortably...
  15. Info for tomorrows game Shots v Shrimpers

    Afternoon A Shots fan here, coming in peace! I noticed a few of you were looking for a 'safe' pub for tomorrow so thought I'd try and offer some assistance. Your best bet is The Red Lion - www.redlionaldershot.co.uk which is about a 7-8 minute walk from the ground and doesn't tend to attract...
  16. palexander

    Embargo. Warning, this thread may contain positive views.

    Been thinking about today's events. My take is, as long as Paul Sturrock remains in charge, I don't think the embargo is a problem - right now. We've seen today, it hasn't stopped players committing theirselves to the club, nor the club issuing 2 year deals. Sturrock seems to be able to...
  17. manor15


    For those who feel this is necessary, when do you think is best? Monday, before the press conference - will attract more media attention Friday, before the game Both
  18. manor15

    Squad 2010/11

    Currently Confirmed Goalkeepers Steve Mildenhall ** Defenders Simon Francis ** Johnny Herd Midfielders Franck Moussa ** Jean-Francois Christophe Anthony Grant Damien Scannell ** Stuart O'Keefe Forwards Scott Spencer Harry Crawford Matt Paterson ** Francis Laurent Possible Signings and...
  19. manor15


    Serbia Manager: Radomir Antic Captain: Dejan Stankovic FIFA Ranking: 16 Group D Background: South Africa 2010 will be Serbia's first World Cup as an independent nation after previously competing as Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro. As Yugoslavia they reached the World Cup Semi-Finals...
  20. seany t

    Question Football Manager on the iPhone - who's got it and doing ok as Southend Manager?

    I'm about 10 games in and just about hanging onto my job after selling JFC for £120K and failing to attract any loanees or strikers whatsoever to our struggling side. How are you faring?