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  1. AndyT

    Memory Lane Those Away Trip Pub Stops

    Right, having dissected the match for about 10 minutes in the pub after the game, conversation turned to those great pub stops back in the day. We talked vividly about the trip back from the 2-0 FA Cup win at Bournemouth in 1982, where we pulled up at what turned out to be The Caxton Arms in...
  2. £48,000 salary and will not contribute

    Was listening to my parents conversation about their friends daughter,she lives with them aged 26 and has a nice salary of 48k per year.She refuses to pay them anything toward food or bills and she even makes them pay for her own cat and dog which she badly wanted. Crazy stuff.
  3. AndyT

    Pre-Match Thread Southend United v Leyton Orient

    Yeah, it's a bit early as we are still reeling from today's sucker punch, but as conversation on that thread has turned to possible players who might get a start on Tuesday, I thought it could be a good time to get a thread up and running. FWIW, I'd like to see us try 4-4-2, just to see how...
  4. Are we the biggest underachievers in world Football.

    With the play-offs now gone (almost) and lots of unrealistic posts on which players or managers we should looking to sign. I was reminded of a conversation I had with a fellow shrimper last week. I'm not a stats man but roughly we have been around for 110 years and spent all but 7 seasons in...
  5. Our ticketing system - why is it so complicated

    A little bit of light relief . Our ticket system has one main purpose- how difficult can it be? I am a season ticket holder and last week bought tickets for last night’s match for myself and two friends , also season ticket holders. I bought them on the phone and was told they would be...
  6. RHB

    Being 65 is cool!

    I was sent this today by another oldie mate from the Colonies. I thought it worth sharing. I am over 65 and the Armed Forces thinks I'm too old to track down terrorists. You can't be older than 42 to join the military. They've got the whole thing ***-backwards. Instead of sending 18-year olds...
  7. OldBlueLady

    Privilege - and what it really means

    Have been having a bit of a row on FB with one of hubby's ex colleagues who used to be a good laugh but has become pretty much of a political activist, pre-election for the Greens, but subsequently for Labour, and in particular for Corbyn, plus organising rallies for "#Black lives matter". She...
  8. OVERSEAS AID please sign this + spread on FACEBOOK etc many Thanks

    ear david, How are you? We noticed that there hasn't been any activity on your petition for a little while now, so we wanted to see how you were going. If you need a hand, we're here to help. Have you had a look at the Tips & Guides page (http://action.38degrees.org.uk/tips)? You'll find...
  9. mps expenses please sign this + spread on FACEBOOK etc many Thanks

    Dear david, How are you? We noticed that there hasn't been any activity on your petition for a little while now, so we wanted to see how you were going. If you need a hand, we're here to help. Have you had a look at the Tips & Guides page (http://action.38degrees.org.uk/tips)? You'll find...
  10. Kevin Hogg

    How it affected the wider community..

    Went out for a meal with my beautiful lady yesterday afternoon - on cloud 10,000. As we paid the bill, the young waitress made conversation - for a tip no doubt. The weather? world news? Holidays? Rest of day? NO. "what about the football - didn't they do well?". There was no hint I had any...
  11. Firestorm

    Mervyn Cawston

    His name croppd up on a favourite XI thread a couple of weeks back amd again in conversation in the office. here is a limk to a site about his time with Chicago Sting http://www.nasljerseys.com/Players/C/Cawston.Mervyn.htm
  12. Safe standing at Fossetts a no go?

    Hi all, I've been involved in a conversation on Twitter where the Trust have informed me that the club say safe standing will not happen at Fossetts because of the design of the stadium. This is a cop out by the club as no decisions have been made over the design of possible safe standing...
  13. New Sponsors

    I work for Insure&Go and overheard a conversation regarding our sponsorship ending with Southend and they will not be renewing the deal! So looks as though we getting a new sponsor. Any heads of who it will be? Im sure we will get the usual Sainsbury remarks and spin on Ron.
  14. Shrimpergarry

    Danny Emmerton?

    Nothing to base this on at all, just wondered if we might be interested in him. He's been released today by Northampton (that normally happens at this stage of the season if someone has got somewhere to go, otherwise players sit out their contract) He was at Hull City from the age of 12, so...
  15. RHB

    You heard it here first, sort of!!

    I was at the doctors surgery today picking up a prescription and got talking to the receptionist. Not sure how the conversation got round to football but it turns out that her husband is RMs driver. The receptionist was adamant that according to her husband work on Fossetts Farm will start soon...
  16. Ayrshire Blue

    Fixture changes

    Southend United ‏@SUFCRootsHall4m Four home fixtures & one away fixture have been re-arranged for the 13/14 season. We will face Rochdale away on 18th April, kick-off 3pm... Southend United ‏@SUFCRootsHall4m The four home changes are: Scunthorpe (Sept 13), Fleetwood (Oct 18)...
  17. Alf Tupper

    I had a chat with Ron last night

    I don't normally post, but I thought you chaps might be interested. I attended a charity bash in London last night at which RM happened to be sitting on the table next to mine, so I took the opportunity to have a quick chat with him and this, in brief, is what he said... He is confident that...
  18. DTS

    Are there any genuine local Shrimpers that cannot make Wembley.

    I was just thinking that I cannot think of anyone who I know who supports us that is no going to Wembley. Dont get me wrong if you live overseas etc fully understand. I was just wondering if anyone is going to miss it as they have for example a wedding. I was within a day of having to have a...
  19. DTS

    Blues players you would most/least like to have for Xmas dinner

    who would you for for and why. Think I would most like to have Chris Barker. Strikes me as a nice sort of family chap so I think he would understand the kids can get a bit messy at the table. Can image he would be the sort of bloke that says "let me wash up, you go and put your feet up" also...
  20. Darwin awards 2012.

    Darwin Awards 2012 Eighth Place In Detroit, a 41-year-old man got stuck and drowned in two feet of water after squeezing head first through an 18-inch-wide sewer grate to retrieve his car keys. Seventh Place A 49-year-old San Francisco stockbroker, who "totally zoned when he ran"...