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  1. steveo

    Long story, power cuts and a water dowser.

    If I had posted this when it started, it may have had the legs to match MK's fridge post. So i'll keep it short but you may get bored. Earlier this year, probably February time, I saw some damp patches on the left side outside wall of my house. Thought they would dry up but they didn't. We...
  2. Phil Brown

    He's odds on in some bookies now for the bolton job. Anyone hear anything concrete on whether he's staying or going?
  3. MrB

    Blog Post

    Some rare news! Good to see Allan is still interested.
  4. Gardening/landscaping question

    I plan to take a week of work and sort out our garden. I want to install a ground level deck/path which looks like this. http://www.echinopsgardendesign.co.uk/gardens/contemporary-garden-with-decking/ Because the joists of the decking will all rest on the ground, am I ok to just dig the soil...
  5. rlb999


    Skimming through a few threads, there seems to be a suggestion that wages haven't been paid. Does anyone have anything concrete on this, or is it just total speculation like Paul Sturrock's rapidly failing health?
  6. spoons

    Fighting idiots

    Went to the game at Burton yesterday looking forward to keeping the unbeaten run going. The worst part of the day though was having to watch 2 apparently drunken idiots punching each other and scuffling in the Southend supporters end. Claims were made by one offender that he had been upset...
  7. C C Csiders

    Rumour (only): Boxed Fruit Drinks from deepest darkest Africa

    I am hearing, from a fairly reliable source, that our signings are, at present, on pre-contract agreements (similar to Sturrock's 127 signings 2 seasons ago) because of a currently imposed Cricko's favourite boxed fruit drink due to payments owed to former players. Anybody got anything concrete...
  8. Describe your journey to work.

    Reading the saddlers thread got me thinking about my bad old days of being stuck in traffic and stuff and made me realise just how damn lucky i really am so i thought how do most zoners travel to work and is the trip as nice as mine. Yesterday i was working half a hour away from home and there...
  9. Suffolk Shrimper In Dorset

    Complete contrasts: what's your experience?

    Tomorrow courtesy of some corporate thing I am off to the Emirates to see Arsenal v Man City. Top of the Premiershite stuff with two clubs who have everything to play for, and putting the overpaid egotistical attitudes of the players to one side, a game packed full of players with immense...
  10. Question What are those tall white concrete things on the seafront?

    Made one of my rare trips down to Southend at the weekend and noticed about half a dozen very tall white concrete things on the seafront that stand out like a sore thumb. How long have they been there? What are they for?
  11. pickledseal

    Bobby Robson (RIP) & Liberia: Football's Legacy of hope

    Saw this two page spread in yesterday's Sunday Mirror (can't find anything more than <this>, and found corresponding article on CAFOD website. It doesn't quite explain where all the shirts came from in this article but they were the ones left at St James' park: Liberia: Football's Legacy of...
  12. superblue24

    Latest Rumours Tilly to MK Dons?

    Don't shoot the messenger! Being reported on Shrimpers 24 website via the "MK Citizen" that Tilson has applied for the position at MK.... http://www.southendunited-mad.co.uk/news/tmnw/is_tiily_troubled_enough_to_seek_the_land_of_concrete_cows_522628/index.shtml What do we think? Legs or...
  13. mattytheshrimper

    when to expect time/date/place of Q & A

    when ron said at the protest on saturday that it had been confirmed this would be held on monday i fully expected to go the OS on monday and see the confirmed details. still nothing. True Blue mentioned it may be at the palace hotel but nothing concrete as yet. surely we need to be told soon???
  14. Slipperduke

    The Price Is Wrong

    I think it’s time to have a look at that Fit and Proper Persons test. The existing document focuses heavily on issues of past fraudulent behaviour, but that’s not good enough. Given everything that has happened at Portsmouth and the horrors that David Sullivan and David Gold have inherited at...
  15. Slipperduke

    Cut Terry Some Slack

    I still can't believe it's true. I still can't accept that the captain of Chelsea, nay, the captain of England, could ever act in this way. What would Bobby Moore say? He'd be shocked and rightly so. What kind of man cheats on his wife with Alicia Douvall? It's one thing to bonk your way...
  16. southend4ever

    Breaking News New Leeds United Bid for Barney courtesy of the Yorkshire Evening Post

    It would seem our League 1 rivals have made a definite bid for Lee Barnard... http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/leedsunited/Leeds-United-Whites-launch-bid.5999626.jp Leeds United have launched a £175,000 bid for Southend United striker Lee Barnard. But Elland Road manager Simon Grayson is...
  17. DoDTS

    Memory Lane Episode No 5 Season 1931-32

    I'm not sure how these episodes are going down but here's the fifth episode of season 1931-32 as was printed in the Oldham programme. No. 5 IMPRESSIVE AWAY POOR AT HOME Southend, despite poor showings at the Kursaal had been very impressive on their travels and were top of the Third Division...
  18. The Last Post at Melin

    Visited Ieper to see/learn the madness of WW1,The last post played at 8pm every night was a truly moving experience,The 56000 soldiers missing in action is a very sobering thought.The battle of Passchendale must rank as the worse act of madness from crazed generals of all time,Allowing troops to...
  19. 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...
  20. manor15

    Michael Owen: The End of an Era

    Just found this piece on a football fans site, it isn't written by a Liverpool or Newcastle fan but it sums the downfall of his career well. Thought it was worth a read.