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  1. Shrimpers are Magic

    Quickie Quiz

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-44290942 9/10 and hardly guessed any - shocking that I didn't get them all TBH
  2. FA People's Cup Finals

    The finals of the FA People's Cup were held at St. Georges Park over last weekend. There were no less than 18 different categories and my lad Stephen Lovell from Great Wakering played in the Adult Male Disability category with his team Westcliff United. To get to the finals day they had already...
  3. Benfleet A1

    The UK Towns & Cities With The Highest And Lowest Wages

    It's on the BBC News website ( could someone kindly chuck a link up please) And sitting pretty rock bottom is......... Southend. What needs to be done to improve the fortunes of the 'old girl'.
  4. The Big Dady

    Wembley Stadium Could be sold by FA

    Fulham's billionaire owner Shahid Khan says he hopes a deal to buy Wembley Stadium from the Football Association will be completed in eight to 12 weeks. Shahid Khan also owns the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars, and it could result in a permanent NFL franchise in London...
  5. RobM

    I think the BBC have got this wrong!

    Athletic Bilbao1 Levante 3 Raúl García (8' minutes) Bardhi (42' minutes, 42' minutes, 44' minutes, 44' minutes), Bardhi (42' minutes, 42' minutes, 44' minutes, 44' minutes), Morales (90' minutes, 90' minutes)
  6. SUBBlue

    Former England player Ray Wilkins critically ill after cardiac arrest

    Awful news posted on Sky & BBC websites an hour or so ago that Ray Wilkins is in an induced coma after cardiac arrest & a subsequent fall. Best wishes to him & his family that he makes a full recovery. https://news.sky.com/story/former...
  7. * ORM *

    You can take a scouser out of Liverpool

    But he will still be a scouser http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/43366954 He has earned enough, is still paid enough and is certainly old enough to rise above goading surely?
  8. Chris Powell London marathon

    Heard Chris Powell on BBC Essex this morning speaking passionately about prostate cancer and his London marathon effort. Seems he's only 30% of the way to his fundraising target so I thought I'd post the link here, hope the mods don't mind. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/chris-powell2018
  9. BrettieAngell

    Fiorentina and Italy defender Davide Astori dies aged 31

    RIP :sad: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43278166
  10. Football League Show

    Not sure if it's been mentioned elsewhere, but for those of you that enjoy the show and getting their 1st fix of Southend's matchday highlights... I've seen that the Football League Show on currently on Channel 5 has been dumped by them at the end of the season, and from next next season will...
  11. RHB

    There but not there

    There was a chunk of BBC Breakfast time about this Charity this morning. Following on from the poppy displays at the Tower a few years back a new project has been set up to remember those that fell in the first World War. Profits from sales from the web site will go towards the following...
  12. Tangled up in Blue

    Tuition fees

    http://www.bbc.com/news/education-43106736 No question in my mind, that tuition fees should be free,as they are today in Germany etc and as they were in my youth,back in the early 70's, when I studied for a degree.Maintenance grants also need to be brought back.Thoughts?
  13. cerbera45

    Mark Bonner

    ex Academy coach taken joint -temporary charge of Cambridge United http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43011807
  14. West Ham

    Pretty massive news. Stay classy http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42898043 It's reported that some management are being sacked today
  15. Tangled up in Blue

    The NHS thread

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-42632450 Cancer treament now a matter of "supply and demand" because o f staff shortages.Wow.Just wow.
  16. DoDTS

    First scorer last Saturday (No.3)

    On Saturday at the game I and everyone round me in the West thought it was McLaughlin scored as did BBC football who I tend to use as my bible, however I see that Ranger is claiming the goal and the SUFC official site give it to him Only one had McLaughlin and 4 had Ranger. In the...
  17. Saturday Night Games.

    Just read that from the 2019/2020 season, the Premier league will begin a new fixture of a 19:45 kick off time on a Saturday night. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42278119 My question is, if the EFL introduced this fixture also, would you be for or against it? I would imagine it would...
  18. Wembley: Euro 2020

    Some good news (hopefully if we can get tickets) for us footy fans. Wembley was already given the privilege of hosting the Euro final as well as both the semi finals. However Uefa have now awarded Wembley an additional 4 matches (3 group stage matches and a last 16 tie) after the original idea...
  19. The Big Dady

    Pre-Match Thread Southend United v Oldham Athletic

    Looks like Oldham Athletic may be in some sort of trouble, now were have I heard this before? http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42144267
  20. England Women WC qualifiers

    For those who follow our ladies exploits, it's their second group match tonight v Bosnia and Herzegovina (at Walsall) and live on BBC2 k/o 7.05pm