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  1. DoDTS

    Memory Lane Episode No 2 Season 1931-32

    Here is the second article about Season SEASON 1931-32 as was printed in the Southend v Millwall programme. DoDtS Extracts from the “Forgotten Years of the Kursaal”By Peter William Baker Researched from the Southend Standard No.2 A PROMISING START After finishing fifth in the League in...
  2. Trescothick Suffers Groundhog Day Again

    The news that Marcus Trescothick failed to overcome his demons to compete properly in the Champions League Twenty20 Trophy is desperately sad, but all the more tragic is how predictable this was. Trescothick is essential to any hopes of success Somerset harboured this Summer and went to great...
  3. MrB

    Eng v Aus - Champions Trophy Semi Final

    What a mad game thus far!! England reduced to 16-2 and 101-6, then Wright and Bresnan smash a ton partnership and we're now 244/7!
  4. The English Cricket Coaster Continues

    Being English, I've come to expect and almost predict roller coaster Summers of sport. So often it takes the form of expectation and devastation that a Football World Cup brings. This Summer, it's been the turn of the England Cricket Team. The tumultuous Cricket Coaster started with the rise of...
  5. Slipperduke

    A Big Cheer For Little Clubs

    Bit of a new one this, it's for the Irish Examiner's football supplement, currently rolling off the presses as I type. Bit more wordy than the usual fare and with more Anglo-centric references. Anyway, give it a go and let me know what you think, it helps to have feedback with new stuff... If...
  6. ESB's Champions League Run Down

    It's that time of year again. The time when the Giants of European football clamour together for one big orgy of tactical football and self-congratulation. yes, it's the Champions League group stages, and here is my run down of the groups and who to look out for. Group A On the face of it...
  7. AZ or not AZ ? That is the question

    I have lived in amsterdam for 16 years now except for 1 year in Finland (HJFK rule). As a life-long shrimper I have a natural inability to support big clubs. I loathe PSV and Feyenoord. I especially loathe Ajax. Nothing worse than happy Ajax fans. When I came here I remembered AZ 67 winning my...
  8. Slipperduke

    Pistol-Whip The Cheats

    Nothing irritates me more than diving. Seriously, it's right up there above noisy eating, people who play tinny R'n'B through their cellphones on the bus and that invisible scratch on my West Wing DVD that smashes straight through the important bit ten minutes into every episode when you're...
  9. South Bank Hank

    Question "...and Macca takes a tumble"

    Given that UEFA have now charged Eduardo with diving to win a penalty in the Champions League against Celtic, I wondered what everyone's personal barometer was for what's acceptable and what isn't with respect to conning the referee WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR OWN TEAM. I'll be honest and say it's...
  10. Champions League Draw

    Group A Bayern Munich Juventus Bordeaux Maccabi Haifa Group B Man United CSKA Moscow Besiktas Wolfsburg Group C AC Milan Real Madrid Marseille FC Zurich Group D Chelsea Porto Atletico Madrid Apeol FC Group E Liverpool Lyon Fiorentina Debreceni Group F Barcelona Inter Milan Dynamo Kyiv...
  11. Slipperduke

    Arsenal's Better Half

    Ask a new convert to Arsenal what the club's greatest weakness is and you'll get a variety of answers. You might hear that the players are too young, or that there's no cover in defensive midfield, or even that Nicklas Bendtner is a lumbering oaf incapable of even the simplest of motor skills...
  12. Slipperduke

    It's A Yeung Man's Game

    Carson Yeung's imminent takeover of Birmingham City is a watershed moment for English football. For the first time in history, half of the Premier League is in the hands of overseas investors. Ten clubs, ten multi-millionaire owners, but does Yeung really have a chance of success in the...
  13. Slipperduke

    I Hope Arsene's Wrong

    I HOPE ARSENE'S WRONG How fantastic was this weekend's football? There was Arsenal's emphatic destruction of Everton and Liverpool's surprising stumble at White Hart Lane. Manchester United and Chelsea got their three points, but only after being made to work for them by two teams that no-one...
  14. Shrimper

    The "Let's laugh at Spartan" thread

    Think we could do with one of these. I'll keep a running tally of their lossess after splashing all that money; Brighton 0-1 Walsall ~ Game One ~ L1 Swansea 3-0 Brighton ~ Round One ~ Carling Cup Brentford 0-0 Brighton ~ Game Two ~ L1 Huddersfield 7-1 Brighton ~ Three - L1 Brighton 2-4...
  15. Sandbach Shrimper

    Premiership Predictions

    As I'm bored, thought I'd copy today's Daily Mail feature ahead of the new Premiership season. So give your champions and top 4, relegated, FA Cup winners, Champions League winners and anything else you want to say. Champions: Chelsea Remaining top four: Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool...
  16. steveo

    Champions League

    Arsenal v Celtic
  17. Slipperduke

    Referees Are Cowards

    Another year, another desperate attempt by the Football Association to regain some semblance of control over their sport. This week's announcement that managers will no longer be able to criticise referees before the game has even started is just the latest in a series of inadequate sticking...
  18. League One Questionaire - Southend United

    Hi there I'm Sean Makin, I'm a writer for Terrier-Bytes.com which is an Huddersfield Town fansite, wondering if you can take your time to answer a few questions. The chosen answers will be put on the website which will be credited for with a link to this website. Many Thanks and all the...
  19. Slipperduke

    Even I Can't Back The Gunners

    As anyone who recalls my contributions to 'The Bet Shop Boys' will know, I'm not much of a gambler. Instead of always betting on the likeliest outcome, I have a reckless and self-destructive habit of only making predictions that might make me seem really clever. Sometimes, like the time I backed...