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  1. Ricky Otto

    Cheltenham 2018

    With under 2 weeks to go I thought I'd start up this years Cheltenham thread up. Who look like the bankers this year? Buveur D'air, Apples Jade, Altior, SAMCRO? Where is the value to be found? I don't think the standard is as high as previous years overall, so there is going to be value bets...
  2. Does Jon Venables deserve execution?

    Following on from a very brief discussion in a seperate thread a few months ago, it's been confirmed today that Jon Venables is to once again stand trial for possessing indecent images of children. I'd like to gauge people's thoughts on whether Corporal Punishment would be justified here...
  3. Blues4LifeDan

    Peterborough away, help convince me.

    I have a problem and I think some others may have the same issue too. I'm undecided on whether to go to Peterborough or not. I can think of many cons of going and sadly not enough pro's. So I call on fellow shrimpers to advise me of the pro's of going to said match, please help me.
  4. Ricky Otto

    Jack Payne in League 1

    Jack has yet to convince me he has got what it takes to make it. Agree it's a massive season for him. The midfield looks weaker with him in a 4-4-2 and in a 4-5-1, despite some great moments, he doesn't wow enough to jusify playing in the hole. League 1 should suit him more and I hope he does...
  5. Congratulations Colchester United.

    It would be churlish not to acknowledge Colchester United being awarded The Football League Family Club of the Year. An award to be proud of. Of course it should have read Small family club of the year but lets not begrudge them their one and only success this season. I suppose it must have been...
  6. Benfleet A1

    Labour Party Conference 2014

    Surprised no-one else has started this off. Looks like Ed Balls have spelled out some vote winners. http://news.sky.com/story/1339787/balls-we-have-learnt-from-our-mistakes Well? Are these polices going to convince you?
  7. manor15

    Group A - Brazil, Croatia, Mexico and Cameroon

    Group A, the group of the host nation, and possibly even the favourites. It seems that the draw has been kind to Brazil, and they will be expected to qualify from the group easily. The battle for second place and qualification to the next round will be close, with all three of the other teams...
  8. Gary Rowett on BBC Radio

    Not sure if anybody else had heard the Burton Manager this evening on the BBC website being interviewed after the match but it sounded to me that he was trying to convince himself (as well as everybody else) that it all ultimately went to plan today and that playing SUFC (vs. Fleetwood and York)...
  9. Jam_Man

    England to play 2 friendlies in Miami prior to Brasil

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/england/10560786/World-Cup-2014-England-to-play-Ecuador-and-Honduras-in-Miami-as-final-preparations-for-Brazil-showpiece.html Well as annoying as it was to realise Id booked my return tickets for Florida for when England are playing Italy its a...
  10. Fill Roots Hall (at least a bit)

    I read with interest the posts about how to increase our attendance and really applaud all the initiatives and hope we can get more people involved/interested in what is a huge catchment area. Just as a one off "experiment" if you will, why don't we choose a game (I suggest Scunny at home on...
  11. IloveShrimp

    Question Is Shrimper Zone addictive?

    So many times and for various reasons I have decided that I would not come on here anymore only to come back for more. Its it bit like my seaso really, every season I convince myself that I will not renew... but I always do! So is SZ addictive?
  12. Question Exeter away tickets

    Hi all. I have managed to convince a few mates to come see us play Exeter away and was wondering if people were more likely to be sitting or standing as don't much fancy being separated from the majority of people. How many do you think we will take? That's all, thanks and have a good day
  13. Vodafone

    Found this on another forum, had me in stitches! Dear All I thought I would share my ongoing, and unresolved, problems with Vodafone in case anyone had never used their crummy tax-avoiding service before. In summary, I have spoken to a total of 14 (forteen) different customer services...
  14. Smiffy

    8 Through The Gate v Oxford

    With our boys sitting top and currently providing us with the best start to a season for 21 years. It's now time for the people of Southend and Essex to support their local side. We are unbeaten in 10 games and have won 9 of those and next Saturday Nov 5th, we face 4th placed Oxford in what...
  15. pickledseal

    Vote of no confidence for Gove

    This would be an interesting move.... <link> I loved this quote: I do thing that general contentment amongst teachers, as with many public sector workers, must be at record low in recent times. Now before we get into "public sector workers don't know how good they've got it" debate - and...
  16. What will Moussa and O'Keefe do ?

    Im really on the edge of my seat on what Frank Moussa will do ! Last season I thought him and Grant were a good combination in midfield and though Moussa played best on the LM. With McCormack & Francis going to Charlton do you think Moussa will join them or will Sturrock convince him to stay...
  17. Simon Francis

    I have a feeling that Ron and the new manager are going to convince him to stay. I get the impression that of all the big earners he is the only one Ron is willing to keep. Think you will find that the same effort wasn't made to keep Barrett & Macca but then again can you blame him the way they...
  18. Slipperduke

    Time For Chelsea To Grow Up

    WHAT’S GONE WRONG AT CHELSEA? For six years, Chelsea have been a relentless winning machine, but that arrogant sense of superiority has faded away. In its place is hesitancy, vulnerability and a worrying inability to dictate the flow of games. Chelsea are dropping points so frequently that...
  19. Slipperduke

    Eastbourne, the worst town ever.

    Eastbourne is the worst town in England. It may even be the worst town in the world. It's a real hellhole. A grotty, stinking crap-tropolis. If Eastbourne was a person, it would be a fat racist in a ****-stained tracksuit. If it was an animal it would be a really big, really persistent wasp that...
  20. Slipperduke

    No Blind Spot, Wenger's Just Too Loyal

    Much will be written in the coming days about Arsene Wenger and his perceived ‘blind spot’ for goalkeepers. It is the death knell for thousands of trees, all doomed to slaughter just so that we can be told that one of the finest managers in the history of the Premier League cannot even recognise...