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  1. pickledseal

    Loan 'Deals'

    Now I don't want to go into every penny of my finances, but I had two loans worth combined about £12,000 from buying my car, deposits on renting, paying off credit cards/overdrafts etc all post-uni One was due to expire in July 2011 and the other July 2012. I got a nice letter from Lloyds TSB...
  2. 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...
  3. Vange Shrimper

    Another mortgage question...

    Is it now 3 times the combined earnings for a mortgage nowadays?
  4. Dodgy paper talk!

    Celtic could be priced out of moves for Peterborough youngsters Craig Mackail-Smith, George Boyd and Aaron McLean, with the League One club looking for combined transfer fees of £15m for the the trio. (Daily Record) :D Ha ha not even worth 2 million each!
  5. Yorkshire Blue

    SZ's Southend United Hall of Fame - Stan Collymore

    The next man up for election to the Southend United Hall of Fame is Stanley Victor Collymore. I think Stan might be the first man to divide opinion sufficiently to have a few no votes. After all, longevity is one of the criteria and Stan only graced a Southend shirt thirty-three times and...
  6. Jonny_Stokes

    They Haunted the Os:

    #2 - Richard Cadette When we take an Orient retrospective from the early to late 1980s you can't help but be overcome with a sense of complete and utter misery. While the nation was tearing itself apart over the miner'sstrike the dear old Os were busy getting themselves relegated to Division...
  7. Police Presence at Telford

    Did I miss something here, have Southend fans become a rampaging band of nuttters? Because I have not seen such a police prescence for a Southend away game for many a long year.It was totally over the top and I suspect a lot of old bill in the area earned themselves a tidy sum of overtime based...
  8. Slipperduke

    Gunners Fire Blanks

    How Arsenal could have done with a win here. With two disastrous results behind them and a foreboding clash with Manchester United waiting on Saturday, this was a perfect opportunity to boost morale, on and off the pitch, but it wasn't to be. Fenerbahce, much improved from their humiliating...
  9. Slipperduke

    Chelsea Fall To Resurgent Roma

    This wasn't in the script. Chelsea were supposed to go to Italy, ease their way past a struggling Roma side and secure their place in the knock-out stages with two games to spare. The side that had suffered five consecutive defeats and were hovering above Serie A's relegation zone were supposed...
  10. over 20,000 at the hall.

    last night and saturday should easily see over 20,000 passing through the turnstiles,which adds up to decent dollar for club coffers rewind several years ago and 2 homes games on the trot might have attracted a combined crowd of 6000. sir steve you are my hero.
  11. Slipperduke

    Scolari Glad of 'Ugly' Chelsea

    Don't worry, they can still win ugly. Chelsea may have proved this season that they're capable of playing breathtaking football, but they needed a reprisal of the hard-working, tough-tackling days of Jose Mourinho in order to overturn Roma at Stamford Bridge last night. The Italians arrived in...
  12. Slipperduke

    The Gathering Storm

    Imagine the padlocks clinking shut around the Shankly Gates, or the bailiffs moving in at Old Trafford. Imagine half the Premier League collapsing into administration and tumbling down into the lower leagues. According to reports this weekend, it's not as surreal a scenario as you might think...
  13. Slipperduke

    Is Football ****ed?

    They say that a week is a long time in politics but, in football, it's a veritable epoch. This time seven days ago, Manchester City were struggling to pay their players, West Ham were enjoying their best start to a season in nine years and, at a surprisingly perky and entertaining Newcastle...
  14. Time to back the kids from the stands

    With Bailey on his way today and not wanting to play because of his bruised ego it seems we are going to have a midfield partnership of a couple of kids (Moussa and Grant) this weekend and possibly a few games after until Macca comes back or we get fresh blood in. Moose is 19, Grant is 21...
  15. TrueBlue


    Blackfriars station will be completely rebuilt and the office building above it demolished and replaced. The LUL station at Blackfriars will close for 24 months [1]. After the closure of the existing terminus platforms in March 2009, the through platforms will be extended along Blackfriars...
  16. Pre Season - doing something different

    Got back at the weekend from two weeks in the Algarve and witnessed a number of UK teams warm weather training with the likes of Celtic,Sunderland,Middlesborough,Cardiff,MK Dons all having been there in recent times, and Bristol City training close to where I was staying. It got me thinking...
  17. J

    Ricochet - Friday 3rd October 2008

    Guys and gals, an unashamed plug for a good pal of mine, who is heading up a gig, in southend at the Kursaal (the home of southend music). The event is called "Ricochet" and it is basicaly a fantastic night, where 4 unsigned, local bands will be peforming, basically to get recognised.. as im...
  18. Harold Bishop Killer

    And God Created

    In the beginning God covered the earth with broccoli, cauliflower and spinach, with green, yellow and red vegetables of all kinds so Man and Woman would live long and healthy lives. Then using God's bountiful gifts, Satan created Dairy Ice Cream and Magnums. And Satan said, 'You want hot fudge...
  19. C C Csiders

    Toupee or not toupee

    Listening to the ignorant and blustering Alan Green last night moaning all the way through his commentary slots on the England match that this is "dreadful" etc. made me think about his frankly ludicrous syrup. Who do you think has sported the most ridiculous hairpiece ever? Along with Green...
  20. big teams next season

    last season some fools on here said we would be one of the biggest teams in the division, and claimed if i remember that we were bigger than barnsley. so with peterboro mk dons leicester, where does this leave us ??? well teams like huddersfield, swindon, millwall will all surely come again...