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  1. MrB

    Detroit files for bankruptcy

    Blimey, knew it was bad there but not sure I can recall hearing about such a major city declaring themselves bankrupt! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-23369573
  2. blues_r_best

    Even Bigger News than the Ipad 3

    SimCity V!
  3. 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...
  4. Yorkshire Blue

    SZ's Southend United Hall of Fame - Dave Smith (2nd ballot)

    Up for election to the SZ Southend United Hall of Fame is manager Dave Smith. Smith came incredibly close last time, missing out by just 0.26%. Will he fare better at his second attempt? Here's what I wrote last time: ---------------------------------------------------- This poll is really a...
  5. Tangled up in Blue

    The 60k loan

    <Introduction - Good News Anyone ? A colleague of mine is helping a friend collate some information on our club&#8217;s season and asked me for input - I had to look at his request 3 times before I could think of anything positive. Our football club&#8217;s chairman of course is always positive...
  6. J

    The Southend United Board...

    Consists of who now? I know it's been split into the "Playing" and "Business" side... but who's who? And also, as fans of our beloved club - would you accept somebody on the board with a bankruptcy order (potentially discharged) but nether the less, soembody who has been made banrupt.. which...
  7. Yorkshire Blue

    SZ's Southend United Hall of Fame - Dave Smith

    This poll is really a week or so too early. The date of this poll should be 01 May, because that is the date for which Dave Smith will forever be associated with the club, for it was on 01 May 1981 that his side claimed the club's first major trophy* with a 1-1 draw against Rochdale. Dave...
  8. The National Debt

    1. Is the country headed for Bankruptcy ? We are 42nd of 43 in the debt league per capita compared with Gross Domestic Product. Only USA below UK. 2. any ideas how are we ever going to reverse this trend ? or 3. Are we going to leave this problem for our chidren and future generations to...
  9. Mad Cyril

    Lehman Bros.

    Anyone here likely to be directly affected by them filing for bankruptcy? Looking out of my window at Canary Wharf it seems they can't even afford to turn the lights on.
  10. The Watermill Wino

    Trust Hero

    It was a sad day all round yesterday as we discover that Christopher (He's Always Late ) Berry was running his Last coach for the Shrimpers Trust yesterday. For 7 Long and late years he has organised, rearranged, delivered Shrimpers, answered the calls of the stranded and taken abuse. It was a...
  11. Tilson is totally clued up

    Right, I'm fed up over the negative comments that have crept back in this week. I thought they had disappeared over Christmas. In response to the "oh why haven't we signed more people" I can't be bothered to go over the arguments again. However I think we are all in agreement that Foran and...
  12. Xàbia Shrimper

    Southend United - How far have we come? Part 3

    "There will be no stadium at Fossetts Farm and the future of the football club remains at Roots Hall." A year after being ousted from position of chairman at Southend United, John Main returned to warn fans that a new stadium was merely a pipe-dream. His words, posted on a Southend United...
  13. Napster

    Top 50 film endings

    Thoughts? 50. The Blair Witch Project (1999) - The movie isn't particularly scary... at least until the last two minutes, which take the tension level from 10 to 100 at an exponential pace. The final seconds -- wherein a member of the cast is spotted, back turned and facing a corner, as an...
  14. chadded

    Simon Jordan

    This guys a legend. Taken from the Observer: Forget Bruce, trouble starts with true blue Sullivan David Sullivan doesn't like his players. 'They're on £20-30,000 a week and they're not earning it; it makes you resentful,' he says, 'I've reached the stage where I don't like footballers.' Fair...
  15. Bob Cratchitt


    Well on Friday, I found out that I had slightly overspent to the tune of £410,000, so was faced with bankruptcy and 4 logins. So I put most of my reserve squad up for sale. And today I discover that come Friday I will be back in the black by £1/2 Mill. Just praying that Hattrix Cup Manager...
  16. Wrexham finally relegated

    The 10 points the crooks at the Football League docked Wrexham have finally proved too much and they are relegated. I have e-mailed the football league to express my admiration for the firm and fair way that they have dealt with Wrexham for the terrible crime of being stiched up by Alex...
  17. Leeboy

    Jamie Stuart

    Column in todays Daily Express about drugs / footballers and poor old Jamie gets cited as an example of how they never fully recover, especially with his impending bankruptcy.Picture as well.
  18. The Artful Shrimper

    20 Year Season ticket

    Without resorting to a poll...... Leeds United have implemented a 20 year season ticket scheme, where based on todays prices x 20 years you can buy your season ticket. With conditions that you could change your seat each year if you wanted, That the ticket could be transferrable should you...
  19. Napster


    Have had the Reynolds Arena bought by the Sterling consortium meaning they are secure till the end of the season. However, George refuses to sell his share of the club to Sterling until they take back their bankruptcy demands. Could yet get messy.