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  1. Yorkshire Blue

    Succession Planning

    Some interesting stuff on succession planning in the rise and fall of Chile and from that peak ages inWhen Times Catches Up.
  2. Tangled up in Blue

    Gary Sprake R.I.P

    https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/oct/19/gary-sprake-leeds-birmingham-wales-dies His droppped catches etc were great fun to watch on MOTD back in the 70's.RIP.
  3. DoDTS

    PL Table Southend PL for No. 6 fixtures 9th November 2013

    THIS IS THE TABLE FOR SOUTHEND PREDICTION LEAGUE (Southend score and scorers only) THE MAIN PREDICTION LEAGUE WILL FOLLOW Points today: 6 fatgrandad................... 3 sufc_dave..................... 2 Kitch............................. 2 Roxy............................ 2...
  4. Napster

    Woman catches whopper catfish

    I used to work with her. Crazy woman. http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3856713/British-woman-reeling-br-after-record-catch.html
  5. ME complaints - Allan speaks out

    Don't know if anyone spotted this, but it's worth a read.... Some Complaints About the ME By BT-allanfc on 11/03/2011, under General Information. Over the last couple of weeks we have received a number of emails complaining about the match engine, and I thought the best place to try and address...
  6. OD - Match 10

    BATTY SHRIMPERS v the_yak_pack BOT-bashing today, so rested a couple and set everyone to V. Attacking. We can tell you that BATTY SHRIMPERS won the toss and elected to field. The pitch is looking slow and low. Tough for everyone. Could be a low scoring match on this sunny day. We've dropped...
  7. Onion_Bag_Dave

    A rant.

    1. Chanting '****ing Useless to our own player who puts his ****ing heart into his performances, doing what nobody else wants to do, the ****ing dirty work. 2. Cheering when Rhys Evans catches the ball. Brilliant. 3. Constant moaning. 4. Chanting the Seagull louder than anything else. 5...
  8. Car trouble...

    We have a 52 Renault Clio. Really reliable motor, until recently. Been finding that occasionally (maybe once a fortnight) it won't start. It'll crank but it never catches. However every time after about 5 mins of trying it'll finally start. I'm fairly relaxed about it, but Mrs Pubey isn't. It's...
  9. Napster

    Player of the season

    Bowlers: OD - Van Niekerk wins the wicket race with 33, at 11.48 average. Allan has a better average with less wickets. Comparing the economy rate, van Niekerk has a rate of 3.30 to Allan's 4.32. Van Niekerk wins. FC - Van Niekerk has almost double the wickets of Hoult in second place, with 43...
  10. steveo

    Monday Joke

    Paddy and Mick were walking down a street in London . Paddy happens to look in one of the shop windows and sees a sign that catches his eye. The sign said: "Suits £5.00 each, Shirts £2.00 each, trousers £2.50 per pair". Paddy says to his pal, "Mick, Look! We could buy a whole lot...
  11. Pale Blue Dot

    the rules of lighter theft

    Here below are the official rules of stealing other people's lighters. Although stealing lighters is despicable and morally wrong, it is always going to happen whether it be an accident or you're going all out to steal it.So I have written the OFFICIAL rules of stealing lighters so we all have a...
  12. Napster

    Battrick - season review and player of season

    Well, it's been an unmitigated disaster. Bottom of OD Level IV, just scraped through FC to stay in my division, and did not much in 20-20. The only good news is Jeffers is now an exceptional/remarkable batsman. I need decent bowlers. Anyway, back to the player of season malarkey. Will do OD...
  13. canveyshrimper

    The Referral System

    End this farce now. Having watched a fair bit of the 4th Test against the WIndies and some of the Saffers v Convicts, I am totally against this ridiculous system. Harper is bad enough in the middle but sat on his useless convict arse in front of a tv replay screen is even worse. I've always...
  14. Yorkshire Blue

    Utilising the squad.....

    With two big home games coming up on Saturday and Tuesday, there is one squad member who we desperately need to come good: our number thirteen. The team is currently woefully short of confidence, but we know with the crowd behind them that we can take on anyone - we proved that against Chelsea...
  15. Team for tonight

    probabley could make do with a couple of BlueBelles but if we have to go out and watch football .... Mildenhall - (despite the fact he catches the ball with his hands the wrong way round) Sankofa Francis Barrett Herd Betsy Jeff Moussa Grant Barnard Walker tell Moussa and Walker to win...
  16. Yorkshire Blue

    Stanford Super Series

    England beat Middlesex last night in a warm-up to the $20m game. Not the most inspiring of games on a slow scoring pitch. No-one really seemed to get going, although Shah - playing against his county - top-scored for England and probably looked as fluent as anyone. Strauss dropped the easiest...
  17. The Big Dady

    Dougie Freedman Podcast

    Dougie's great interview on the Football League Podcast Episode 4 On this week's official Coca-Cola Football League podcast Mark Clemmit is in East Anglia, talking football finance with Norwich City Chairman Roger Munby. Mike Newell, on his return to football as the new manager of Grimsby...
  18. South Bank Hank

    Post-Match Thread and Ratings Crewe 3 Southend United 4

    Two goals from new-signing Dougie Freedman bring the points back to Roots Hall. After an early scare at the other end, Dougie nets his first before the score is doubled through an own goal, this time following a cross from Francis on the right. A deflected goal then brings the home side back...
  19. MrB

    Embarrassment on the train

    Sitting there on the train this morning minding my own business, train pulls into Benfleet where the usual gaggle get on to fight over the remaining seats. Woman who I would guess is about 35 boards but catches her foot as she comes in. Fortunately she doesn't fall down however much more...
  20. Essex v Gloucs

    Gloucs 57-3 having won the toss and elected to bat. 2 wickets for Masters and 1 for Napes. 2 catches already for Fozzie.