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  1. 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/...
  2. Our away fans

    Here at Gillingham today, and I'm sure our away fans are getting worse. We appear to be attracting young lads thinking they're in Green Street, showing zero respect to our other fans. Add to this that a large section seem to not actually be interested in the game. Not sure I've ever seen so...
  3. Napster

    Elliot Benyon

    signs for Wealdstone http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/wealdstone-sign-former-torquay-swindon-11368364 Wealdstone have signed Elliott Benyon from Hayes & Yeading United. The experienced 28-year-old striker was United's Player of the Year last campaign as they...
  4. Hall's Value...

    Now before you start, this is by no means a "get all we can for Hall and run" thread, but I have just read an interview with Di Canio claiming that one of his players is worth £2 million. Now at Similar stages in their Career and both attracting obvious outside interest, what does this make the...
  5. DoDTS

    Memory Lane BLUES Thrash OLDHAM/New Ground on hold

    Well it’s not exactly “Breaking News” as this news broke sixty years ago when in Season 1951-52 Southend beat Oldham 5-0 in the second round of the Cup while an announcement was made about the new stadium (Roots Hall) being delayed. This how it was in early December 1951...
  6. yogi bear up the cagire

    Quality goals in league two

    If anyone doubts that League Two is devoid of any quality strikers have a look at League Two goals of the week on the OS 'Free Player' site. There are some crackers and last week was even better with an incredible individual goal from Ainsworth (Shrewsbury) and a sublime, top drawer lob over the...
  7. Napster

    Chris Almond

    Ive heard he's a nutter SKELMERSDALE United flyer Chris Almond is being tracked by League Two Southend United - as manager Tommy Lawson prepares his side for a major cup final clash with Liverpool. Ahead of the Liverpool Senior Cup showpiece on Saturday, the latest exciting prospect to...
  8. Napster


    Dubi Ogbonna, who was linked with moves to Celtic and Aberdeen earlier in the summer and is attracting interest from Southend, was on target as Soham won their opening friendly of pre-season at Cogenhoe 3-1 at the weekend.
  9. Bob Cratchitt

    A different type of Aston Martin to hit the Streets.

    In July 2008, a competition was launched by BoJo to design a new Routemaster bus for the capital, attracting attracted 700 entries. Warwickshire-based sports car maker Aston Martin, along with architects Foster and Partners, won the £25,000 prize jointly with Wiltshire bus maker Capoco Design...
  10. Tommy2holes

    Lets get promoted on a shoestring

    Lets be honest we have no money , well atleast until the new stadium is built (still not sure if it will). But when we last won this league, a different and much easier league back then, we had lower league players who where hungry aggressive and although not blessed with skill where the type...
  11. Slipperduke

    Success? No Chance

    At opposite ends of the country, two ill-fated and short-lived eras are coming to an end. In East London, the unintentionally hilarious reign of Bjorgolfur Gudmundsson is already over. In Newcastle, Mike Ashley has desperately slapped a GBP100m price tag on the front of St James Park in the hope...
  12. Bexley Blue

    Football Manager research - Phase 1 ratings

    For those FM fans interested, here are the ratings I have sent off for Phase 1 of the research process for FM 2010. CA = Current Ability (out of 200); e.g. Cristiano Ronaldo has a CA of 191. PA = Potential Ability (out of 200); in younger players, negatives used, where -10 = amazing potential...
  13. Slipperduke

    SZ Novella - Chapter Six

    Chapter Six - South Of The ShrimperZone? At This Time Of Night? Ricey edged away from Stokes, carefully keeping his eyes shielded from the Red Tube. As tempting as it was to allow himself to wallow in the intense glow of some very, very naughty thoughts, he knew from...well...erm, first hand...
  14. Slipperduke

    Prove You're Not A Cheat

    As Cristiano Ronaldo lay on the frozen turf at St James Park watching a chorus line of tiny birds circling his head, I wonder if he had time to ponder the irony of his situation. After years spent convincing referees that he had been fouled when he hadn't, he now finds himself being cynically...
  15. Zone Update Ron's Blog-17-02-09

    Chairman's Blog This week’s topic – Youth Development – is one of my favourites. This is probably in recognition that the Club’s advancement must be from organic growth. Over the last couple of weeks I have talked about player purchase and the increased structure that we have, and are...
  16. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford's X-Files: SUFC Special

    I thought I would depart from the normal RSXF theme of carl, steveo and I arguing with all the Godless lefties and discuss something which really doesn’t belong in the Pub section – my view on the current state of Southend United, both on and off the field. Steve Tilson has presided over one...
  17. Andy_S

    Huddersfield splashing the cash

    Huddersfield have just signed Lionel Ainsworth and Anthony Pilkington for undisclosed fees, but will probably total over £1m. Pilkington was rumoured to be on his way to Preston for £600,000 or so and Ainsworth was also attracting Championship interest. They must have really flung the cash at...
  18. CC51DAS

    Question Would a couple of seasons in League 2 be the end of the world ?

    Quite a few of us on here have seen a fair bit of League 2 footie and supported the Blues though thick and an awful lot of thin. So if the unmentionable happened would the club really fall off a cliff ? It seems to me that with the current financial crisis threatening to take its toll...
  19. screwed up by the loan system ... .... .... ..

    i remember the demand on this board for Tilson to get some decent players in and to use the loan system (which I hate) to our advanatge..... and hes done well in attracting some quality young players .... who then have to learn how to play in real games against experienced pros with a lot at...
  20. Slipperduke

    Robinho. Plays For City. Weird.

    Robinho plays for Manchester City. Robinho. Plays for Manchester City. Go on, say it out loud. It doesn't sound right, does it? Nevertheless, thanks to piles of recently acquired Arab oil money, one of the best footballers in the world will soon be wearing the same sky blue shirt that so...