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  1. DoDTS

    Premier League and European Prediction Leagues

    First of all many thanks for the appreciation shown for the PL on another thread and clearly some really enjoy the prediction Leagues. It is very time consuming but I now have the best job in the world (retirement) so I have the time and when working statistics was always a big part of my day so...
  2. The Chimp

    Probably shouldn't start criticising a work colleague, but is there much evidence to really support Steve Peters and his Chimp theory/methods? The concept is persuasive and I can imagine it having short term benefits to help you regain focus. But then in many publicised cases where he's been...
  3. Form of the top seven and mathematical end of season predictions UPDATED 16th March

    I wrote the below just before the Accrington match. At the time I only did the top 5 as we were eight points clear of sixth. I thought it would be interesting to do again every couple of matches...
  4. Mad Cyril

    Paddy Power Oscar Pistorius trial betting?

    Does anyone feel it is a bit sleazy being able to gamble on celebrity court cases? I for one won't be betting after getting rinsed on an Operation Yewtree accumulator.
  5. Boxes or Packing Cases

    Moving house at the end of the month and wondered if anyone has any removal boxes I can borrow for a while. Cheers.
  6. Onion_Bag_Dave

    Get it forward...

    So after that I'm feeling very emotional. The biggest joke of them all is that I hear the same people complaining about us playing direct football now encouraging it! "Don't just hoof it up there, keep the ball" has now become, "hoof it up there stop playing pointless 5 yard passes." So the...
  7. Feedback on an article

    Not sure where this should go - thought that seeing as it's Southend-related, I'd put it here. I'm looking towards a career in football journalism and wrote an article for the latest issue of All At Sea, which I'm sure some of you will have read. Obviously I'm always looking for ways to improve...
  8. Darwin awards 2012.

    Darwin Awards 2012 Eighth Place In Detroit, a 41-year-old man got stuck and drowned in two feet of water after squeezing head first through an 18-inch-wide sewer grate to retrieve his car keys. Seventh Place A 49-year-old San Francisco stockbroker, who "totally zoned when he ran"...
  9. Rusty Shackleford

    US Election 2012: Why is Obama favourite on UK betting sites?

    All of the polls in the US have Romney ahead with his lead growing, and with Obama burdened by the mounting questions about the handling of the Libyan Embassy attack, that's unlikely to change in the next week. Unless a Saville-esque revelation about Romney is revealed this weekend, Obama looks...
  10. steveo

    Guide dogs for the Blind.

    As a long time supporter of this Charity I recently visited one of the training centres and learnt something that it would be helpful if most people knew. A guide dog will take its owner to a kerb and stop at the kerb until it is told to move forward. Obviously in some cases this means crossing...
  11. Work behind the scenes

    A wee birdie told me that the gaffer has been busy talking to players agents and clubs. He has a wish list that he is working hard to bring to the club. His aim is to fill certain positions and at same time work hard at keeping in budget. The preseason friendlies have been finalised and will be...
  12. Custard Splat

    Memory Lane Greatest Zone post/thread ever!

    Inspired by Pubey's thread about greatest posts of 2012, just spent some time hunting out some of my favourites from years gone by. Some cracking stuff out there... I'll kick off with a couple of gems... Cockles adventures in Leyton (couldn't qoute so follow link!)...
  13. CC51DAS

    Club to experiment with free admission ?

    With attendances starting to dwindle, I understand that the Club is to look at possible ways to entice the so called 'marginal supporters' who might otherwise be tempted by the lure of neighbouring clubs such as Canvey , Chelmsford and even Braintree Town, to visit Roots Hall. It is not thought...
  14. Tilson's new Lincoln

    I saw Lincoln play at Ilkeston yesterday - comfortable 4-0 winners - Laurent not included as he had taken a knock in training but Nicolau played the first half. I was really impressed by the way Tilly's new team played as a unit and it was amazing that they showed such understanding after no...
  15. Winkle

    Just how stupid can our Country get?

    "The immigration minister, Damian Green, has denied MPs' claims that a "silent amnesty" has been granted to more than 160,000 asylum seekers over the past five years by a UK Border Agency (UKBA) that is still "not fit for purpose". A report published by the Commons home affairs select committee...
  16. milhouse

    The Pub

    Not this on-line pub but "the" English pub. RIP? I guess most of you guys visit the hostelry occasionally. For how long is that going to be possible other than via faceless characterless town centre mega-pubs? There was a programme on the radio last night about locals taking over their own...
  17. sounds like players have noticed it

    a passage from craig eastons blog I also felt for Rhys Evans as he was gutted about the way he conceded the first goal, especially after not putting a foot wrong and making a couple of decent saves against Oxford. He also made a couple of important stops later in the game which is testament to...
  18. International 'Burn a Koran Day'

    A small church in Florida are having a "burn a koran" day, where they invite people to roll up, and burn the religious book of Islam. So what's everyone's thoughts? IMO, why stop there? get shot of all religions and be done with it. Can see the Islamic nutcases wanting retrobution for...
  19. Yorkshire Blue

    Memory Lane Mike Beesley v Trevor Roberts 1:3 - poll now added

    Our third clash sees two players who I think were team-mates, goalkeeper Trevor Roberts and inside forward Mike Beesley. Post your cases for them, and a poll will follow later, but if you can't wait to cast your vote, you can always vote on McAlinden v McCrory or Anderson v Watson
  20. Yorkshire Blue

    Memory Lane Sandy Anderson v Peter Watson Rd 1:2 - poll now added

    Our second tie is a rarity as defenders are rarely recognised, but it sees two defenders go against each other: the long-serving Sandy Anderson against the classy Peter Watson. Usual rules apply, I'll add a poll once I've given people a chance to put their cases forward and to wax lyrically on...