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  1. Lord Football

    Supporters Meeting 4 October

    Good morning fellow Zoners. On 4 October we will be holding one of our Supporters Group Meetings with the Club. Smoke bombs / pyros Player injuries Pitch stand out as three items that we will seek updates and info on. Aside from those does anyone have anything they wish me and cockle43 to...
  2. Fireworks.....ban them !

    Recent news stories show thugs aiming these mini bombs at police and children,in fact anyone . Must be time to ban the public from buying the bloody things...keep them for professional shows. How many people are injured every year,far too many,the noise at any time of day scares animals and...
  3. Russia Bombings

    I can't believe so many people in this country got their knickers in a twist about our bombing of ISIS, in case of innocents getting killed or displaced. And yet Russia are actually targeting anyone against Assad, which are normally based amongst the normal civilians. They are bombing and...
  4. tonight 1974 Birmingham pub bombings

    Things dont change much. Tonight 74 ,the IRA ,set 2 bombs off,killing 19 people. saly ,i remember it well,came downstairs,from doing something!!,with my then girlfriend J.K...put the tv on and it was news. I think it was this christmas that the IRA started another "christmas bombing campaign"...
  5. smoke bombs

    Can smoke bombs be used at Wembley? Thought the rules may be different for modern grounds with no fire risk?
  6. Smoke Bomb Bans

    So as far as I have gather from possible unreliable sources (Twitter) Southend have banned 7 people who stand at the front of W because they were near where the smoke bombs got set off. I have also interpreted that some have now been taking of that list of 7 if not all... With a lack of evidence...
  7. Question Should the FA allow smoke bombs?

    So I thought this question would start quite the debate, and as I know some people feel more strongly than others about this matter. But I am seeing more and more clubs every week with fans releasing smoke bombs, so I know it is extremely unlikely that they would allow them but would this be a...
  8. Benfleet A1

    It's The Destroy This Town Thread

    Ladies and Gents, nominations please for the town or city that deserves instead annihilation for the good of mankind. I give you the case for Erith. It's the pits, full of grotty, grimy high rise flats with equally grotty low lives residing in them. A duel carriageway runs through it except...
  9. TrueBlue

    Question Have you ever, and the use of smoke bombs.

    Have you ever known our away support be in such strong numbers in a long long time? So proud to be Southend right now, and for me it just goes to show what we can do as a club if we sort this bloody stadium up and get promotion!
  10. Worst start to the day ever?!

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/is-this-the-worst-first-day-in-history-rookie-news-anchor-aj-clemente-sacked-after-first-words-on-air-are-f-s-8582622.html Brilliant! Anyone rocked up to work and straight away done something stupid? I once got the lift up to our offices with...
  11. Rob Noxious

    Whatever Happened To The Old Leigh Bands?

    My fellow 'Zoners, I am gathering together information about bands that were formed from people who lived in Leigh-on-Sea from the late 20th Century to the current day for a radio show or shows to be broadcast on 'Ship Full Of Bombs - Thames Delta Independent Music Radio Station.' We'd also...
  12. Tangled up in Blue

    Joe Strummer gets a square named after him....

    ...in Granada. Spanish bombs indeed. http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/jan/15/joe-strummer-square-granada
  13. DoDTS

    How our Parents/Grandparents coped with the War.

    Here we are it’s DoDtS’s summer saga. Totally non football related, but my attempt to understand how and what our forebears had to endure through the war in a series of extracts from the Southend Standards of the times. Not everybody’s cup of tea but if your not interested then don’t read it...
  14. WWII in photos - incredible website

    http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/ww2.html I'm not a particularly big history/war buff, but this website is breathtaking. Just a few pics... Symbolic of the defense of Sevastopol, Crimea, is this Russian girl sniper, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, who, by the end of the war, had killed a confrimed...
  15. Winkle

    The price of Missiles!

    As quoted in todays paper "Defence expert Francis Tusa said yesterday Britain pays around £1.5million for a pair of air-launched Storm Shadow bombs. Each sea-launched Tomahawk sets us back about £900,000 a throw. And Mr Tusa, editor of Defence Analysis, said Tornado jets cost £40,000 to be in...
  16. DoDTS

    Southend United under the Shadow of War

    “Southend United Under the Shadow of War” is my next book which should be published this coming November. For those that have seen my previous effort the “Forgotten Years of the Kursaal” the format is much the same, match reports intermingled with snippets from the local paper, and is my attempt...
  17. One for Rusty - You Know You Are A Taliban If:

    1. You refine heroin for a living, but you have a moral objection to beer. 2. You own a $3,000 machine gun and a $5,000 rocket launcher, but you can't afford shoes. 3. You have more wives than teeth. 4. You wipe your butt with your bare hand, but consider bacon "unclean." 5. You think vests...
  18. Tangled up in Blue

    Rise in hate crime follows BNP council election victoriesBuzz

    <Robert Booth guardian.co.uk, Friday 15 January 2010 19.20 GMT Article historyReports of racial and religiously motivated crime rose following the election of British National party councillors in several far- right strongholds, police statistics have revealed. Complaints of hate crime...
  19. Moridin

    Sri Lankan Cricket Team Attacked

    Masked gunmen have attacked the Sri Lankan Cricket team bus in Pakistan, shots were fired and a grenade thrown. Kumar Sangakkara, Ajantha Mendis, Thilan Samaraweera and Tharanga Paranavithana have received minor injuries. This was the first tour by an International Cricket team afted the...

    For our troops

    This text comes from an email i just received, the email is a chain letter complete with photos championing the work carried out by our troops, and those of our allies, day in / day out in war zones across the globe If you like to receive the original, please PM me with your email addy and i...