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  1. Suffolk Shrimper In Dorset

    A November afternoon out.....last chance at Layer Road

    Been looking at the reserve fixtures (as you may have guessed from another thread). Anyway, on Tue Nov 20th at 2.00 pm we are at Layer Road. It seems highly likely that this will be Southend's last ever fixture at the dump they call Layer Road. Driving past Colchester on Saturday along the A12...
  2. Interpol Shrimper

    Players from the past you've still got issues with

    YB's post in another thread about John Hendrie being a "diving tart" got me thinking. Who from 10 years ago or over, still winds you up everytime you hear their name? I think people like Fry & Brady don't count in this as context as neither do players who played for Southend at the time! 3...
  3. C C Csiders

    Marks and Spencer

    *sound of Am I Right by Groove Armada in the background* This isn't just any salad bag. This is a mizuno leaf, baby leaf spinach and rocket sald bag. Succulent peppery mizuno leaves harvested fresh from organic soil, united with tender baby leaf spinach. so young, so moist and crisp thatit is...
  4. Napster

    Best national anthem

    A post by ORM has spurred me for a vote. When I was a kid, there was an arcade game, that played your national anthem, depending on which country you represented. I always loved Japan for some reason. Now some anthems are absolutely bonkers. But what's your favourite? Let's look at some...
  5. Xàbia Shrimper

    Southend United - How far have we come? Part 2

    "This football club has lacked direction for a long time," Ron Martin told the Evening Echo's Bernie Friend in mid-September 2000. On the pitch Southend United were struggling at wrong end of the Third Division table, having notched up just one win from their opening seven games of the season...
  6. Interpol Shrimper


    Right, I got a new laptop a few months ago, therefore all stored music for me & the Mrs is on my old desktop (which my parents have now got). Seeing as they live the other end of the country & I'm not seeing them until 2nd week of March to transfer all my old files across, I have a...
  7. Suffolk Shrimper In Dorset

    The Road to Europe

    Righty ho, here is our path to a date with AC Milan next Autumn in the UEFA Cup: w/c 06.11.06 - Rd 4, Arsenal lose first game at the Emirates, to SUFC w/c 18.12.06 - quarter final (fcuk me, SUFC are one win from a non LDV QF!) w/c 08.01.07 - first leg semi final. How will Tilly play it...
  8. C C Csiders

    2006 Predictions

    I can see the following happeniong in 2006: In politics: A year of woe for the government as the economy slows, and unemployment starts to rise. Inflation will remain at around its current level. However, doubts will arise, as to Gordon Brown's suitability to take the helm from Tony Blair...
  9. Bob Cratchitt

    Little Britain Live tickets on sale tomorrow!

    Autumn dates on sale tomorrow from 10:00 Little Britain where: Carling Apollo Hammersmith, London when: Autumn 2006 Your only chance to see Lou and Andy next Autumn! Peopled by the residents of Little Britain including, Vicky Pollard, Lou and Andy, Daffyd (the only gay in the...
  10. Suffolk Shrimper In Dorset

    Jumping up and down

    ..............Polytunnel. Couldn't make it today, so my son, one of the cats ('Freddy)and the dog ('Shrimper') and I retreated with BBC Essex (just about get it ok on the radio in Suffolk) to the Polytunnel in our garden (away from rest of the noise of our house). The other cat...
  11. The Artful Shrimper

    The Da Vinci Code

    Whilst reading the Da Vinci code I had a strange brainwave that has escalated into a quest of illuminati proportions. In the Autumn of 2003 Southend Unearthed the burial mound of a saxon king. This coincided with the placement of Tilson being named temporary manager and then manager of the...