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  1. RHB

    Para Gliding in the Estuary

    It's not uncommon for us to see a few paragliders doing their stuff down by the Coast guard station at Shoebury but this morning there were in excess of thirty in the air close together with at least another 10 at water level. Don't know whether it was some sort of event or not, but very...
  2. Keith Curle comments

    “Southend are very much a good side,” he said. “They’re playing with confidence so it’s going to be a tough trip. “We go there with nothing to fear and with the same attitude as we use to approach every other game. We’re going to try to get the points. We want to get back on a winning run and...
  3. superblue24

    The Flag Corner

    This week, we can expect a colourful array of dark blue and red at our hosts venue. Note how the dark blue dominates the red in a 3 quarter design. I'm sure our corner takers on the day will not be disappointed with such a feast of designer genius facing them as they are called upon to create...

    A Colourful Blues XI .. part two

    You'll see where this is headed when i select Mel Capleton in goal and Sir SVC and Richard Cadette upfront

    A Colourful Blues XI .. part one

    Can we cobble a side together with the likes of Ray White in goal, Terry Gray and Tommy Black out wide and Ernie Brown upfront?? I'm not sure we can actually ...
  6. Cricko

    The Great Tour

    For all those :SBH: fans out there and something for Sarfminster,Glasgow and SBH to look to do sometime, my friends son has just completed this. On 3rd July 2010 an intrepid band of cyclists drawn from the worlds of sport, celebrity, charity, politics, science and the arts will gather in...
  7. Thorpe Groyney

    E-on Rayleigh Call Centre Closure Means 600 Jobs Losses

    Been announced that E-on is shutting the Rayleigh call centre down. As well as putting up with callers assuming all call centre staff are divs, and being ranted at down the phone, the workers have been 'rewarded' with management taking their livelihoods away. Nice. Oh, how lovely the FA Cup...
  8. Rob Noxious


    This film due for general release in January looks like it could be pretty good. Despite not actually being born in Essex, Ian Dury wrote a few songs about some colourful characters from our home county and it's clear that he loved the place despite contracting polio in Southend ...
  9. OldBlueLady

    Memory Lane Special Report on SUFC's previous homes

    Nice piece from the Echo's site today (I know there's no paper today), could have gone in the other forum I guess, but thought it kind of went alongside the Hall of Fame stuff we've been doing. Sing the Blues for stadiums past 12:10am Saturday 30th May 2009 Comments (0) Have your say » By...
  10. Sherif H

    The Blue Voice - Some suggestions

    I sat in the BV section today, forgoing my usual season ticket spot in the South Upper...I also persuaded two of my fellow seasos to make the move. I am all for a singing section, and at times today, we saw the best of the Roots Hall Roar, but its got to be said, people will be put off making...
  11. Yorkshire Blue

    SZ's Southend United Hall of Fame - Ricky Otto

    Next up for election to the Hall of Fame is Ricky Otto. Ricky Otto had it all: skill, flair and funny looking hair. He was signed by B****y F*y for £100,000, a fee that seems suspiciously high for a Leyton Orient reserve. I won't make any libellous suggestions about brown envelopes...
  12. Slipperduke

    Redknapp's "Mish Mash" Players

    Michael Dawson summed it up best in the post-match interview. Most players, having secured a place at Wembley would bound onto the screen with a broad grin, congratulate, "the lads," and then scamper off for a late night on the bubbles. Not this time. Instead Dawson hung his head in shame. How...
  13. Ron Manager

    Life In The A-League

    Before I headed off to Oz I said I'd write a regular blog about what it's like supporting a team on the other side of the world. Here is my first effort by way of an introduction to the Queensland Roar - Queensland Roar vs Adelaide United – 24th August 2008 Come On! Imagine this scenario...
  14. Very ,very Important

    I was in the South Upper ,right behind the goal ,and I said to my mate next to me ,''Oh my God'' but in much more colourful language ,''That's the Smallest Wall I have EVER SEEN on a proffessional Football Field'' ,''we only have One tall player 2nd in on our left in the Five man wall ,so all he...
  15. Smiffy

    The Blue Voice: Destination Championship

    This article will be in the Vale programme, so you guys have the pleasure (or not!) of reading exclusively first!... I have highlighted in RED the main points of interest. Apologies for the length. The lads have performed miracles in the second half of the season and have secured a...
  16. Spikey Shrimper

    Sunday Football

    Does anyone on here play in the Southend Sunday League? I imagine it the same for all the other leagues as well, Sceptre etc. Anyway, just been on their website and found this:- Latest News / Updates - Tuesday 6th November 2007 Castle Point Borough Council: Castle Point Borough Council have...
  17. Napster

    Best obituary ever?

    http://news.independent.co.uk/people/obituaries/article3075649.ece Sammy Duddy Belfast paramilitary and drag artist Published: 19 October 2007 Sammy Duddy, political activist, drag artist and poet: born Belfast 1945; twice married; died Belfast 17 October 2007. Sammy Duddy was a colourful...
  18. Matt the Shrimp

    RIP Bernard Manning

    Whilst he may not have been to everyone's taste, it seems that one of Manchester's more colourful characters will no longer be trying to evade his mother-in-law... http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6765093.stm Matt
  19. Sussex Shrimper

    A few thoughts...

    I'll start by saying that I knew when we were promoted that there would be days like yesterday, and anyone who didn't realise that was naive to say the least in my opinion. Cardiff looked a class outfit who soundly outplayed us, just as they have most sides that they've met this...
  20. Curb Your Enthusiasm

    Anyone seen this? Its the Larry David sit-com and its absolutely amazing. The funniest thing I've seen since Partridge. I think you can pick each season up on Play.com for about 12 quid and its worth every penny. Highly recommended. Unless you're easily offended by the occasional bit...