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  1. Blueeyedboy

    Boots and Laces

    My old man has been a fairly regular visitor recently at Boots and Laces until he was turned away last Thursday by a builder. He was told that he wouldn't be able to watch training sessions in the short term. Unfortunately he didn't think to ask why... anyone know what the works are and when he...
  2. Mad Cyril

    Builder recommendation

    Has anyone had any structural work done recently? I am looking for a builder to move some beams on an external load bearing wall...
  3. steveo

    Long story, power cuts and a water dowser.

    If I had posted this when it started, it may have had the legs to match MK's fridge post. So i'll keep it short but you may get bored. Earlier this year, probably February time, I saw some damp patches on the left side outside wall of my house. Thought they would dry up but they didn't. We...
  4. My old mans a dustman.

    Ok my old man was not a dustman but i bet he wishes he had of been one. He was when i was born a builder who worked his way up to foreman on the firm mainly building schools and houses and later in life he set up on his own til he messed that up and became one of those bods on the door at vat...
  5. Massimo Giovanni

    The Great British Bake OFF

    I love this programme, it has been interesting and mildly amusing IMO. I have checked contestants and from Essex there is a Lithuanian female body builder! ( Not too much British in her then). Standard seems to be 6 men, six women, some old, some mums, some grans, token...
  6. Benfleet A1

    Did I Spot Our Man In Penzance

    For the last two weeks I have been lurking in Cornwall with the wife and kids. Now for someone who has been going down that neck of the woods for 30+ years you might have thought I would have pretty much covered the lot but nope, I doubt I have even scratched the surface. One of the places I...
  7. Smiffy

    Anyone a builder?!

    By all accounts part of the roof at Boots & Laces has collapsed. To add to that, the improvements that Phil Brown requested to be made, to make the players feel more at home etc, have ground to a halt. I won't say why, as I'm sure you can all work that one out!... :facepalm: Anyone fancy...
  8. AGM minutes

    Uncle Albert, boots shining like a cyclists tail light,strode into the foyer of the Palace Hotel. As he did so a smartly dressed youngman hesitantly came forward to greet him. His job was to welcome all the Bluesshareholders as they arrived for the clubs AGM and he’d obviously beenforewarned not...
  9. Meeting with ron !!!

    Can anyone arrange a meeting with ron martin and find out when bob the builder will actually be on site so we can have our new stadium!! Are there any proposed dates? I assume its going to have to be soon because sainsbury's are not going to be a push over with the money they have already invested!!
  10. If you think managers have it hard....

    then spare a thought for the North Korea Manager...
  11. jamesmut2000

    Breaking News Ron Martin Part Three

    Click here for the latest installment - its better than Eastenders you know! A couple of highlights: Hoardings to go up this month - will take approx 6 weeks to complete. Contract with builder not yet signed. 20 month build time.
  12. Bobby Moore & Vic Jobson

    Random find from the Observer about our one time manager and England legend Bobby Moore. Apologies if this has been posted before but it's interesting IMO. History will always consider Moore a managerial failure, and his record at Southend was unimpressive: relegated to the Fourth Division in...
  13. * ORM *

    Which match should I watch ?

    Just seen Liv - Man City while cooking myself a nice fry up (I believe I deserved it after a game of six a side) sausages, eggs, mushrooms, bacon and beans Choices are Sunderland - Arsenal, Chelsea - Wolves (well that's out of the running), Birmingham - Fulham or Burnley - Villa. Alternatively...
  14. The Job Thread

    It has been agreed by the owners of the Zone that due to the current climate we will allow members to post any job vacancies and also anyone looking for work can advertise their services. For obvious reasons the Zone cannot be held responsible in any way for problems that arise from adverts...
  15. Irish_Shrimper

    Interview with an Exile: Christmas Special with Backpacking Shrimper!

    The latest installment of the Interview with an exile thread, is Steve's Christmas Special from Australia - Happy Christmas everyone! Few piccies of the man himself...He loves posing for the camera, bless him :D 1) How long have you been an exile? A) Since late October 2007! Nearly...
  16. Slipperduke

    Question Interactive Novel Writing

    Ok, bit of a weird one this. I have here the first 1,500 words of a story, battered out in an afternoon to no distinct end or conclusion. It's a first draft, it hasn't been polished or checked and, critically, it doesn't have a direction. I was thinking of a British version of Lost/Journey To...
  17. Mad Cyril

    Best / Most wanted Power Tools.

    I was reading the Screwfix catalogue last night looking for Xmas presents and found myself wishing I had more power tools. The best power tool I own is a De Walt cordless drill which I simply could not do without. I often find myself nodding towards builder types with De Walt cases and massive...
  18. Irish_Shrimper

    Interview with an Exile: Part 3 - Canada Shrimper

    This week, John from Canada takes part in the interview with an exile chat. The following picture is from his latest trip over to Southend for the Swindon game: 1) How long have you been an exile? A) Been out of the country for 10 years less 8 months in the middle 2) Why did you...
  19. Pubs at telford for saturday

    A thread taken from Buckschat for you Pubs within walking distance of The New Bucks Head At the Ground The Learning Centre – Outside the East Terrace, a small bar catering for around 80 people. It has a range of bottled Real Ales, together with draught Lagers etc. and a large screen TV (Sky...
  20. DoDTS

    Memory Lane KURSAAL Memories?

    It's 74 years since we moved from the Kursaal to the Stadium and what I want to know has anyone got any passed down stories of this time? My grandfather who died nearly 57 years ago was a big fan from those days, but I know very little about him or the Kursaal,. Family legend tells us that he...