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  1. DoDTS

    How our Parents/Grandparents coped with the War.

    Here we are it’s DoDtS’s summer saga. Totally non football related, but my attempt to understand how and what our forebears had to endure through the war in a series of extracts from the Southend Standards of the times. Not everybody’s cup of tea but if your not interested then don’t read it...
  2. Suffolk Shrimper In Dorset

    Mirror mirror on the wall whose the daftest of them all?

    Listening to BBC Essex on the way back Luggy said all needed to think hard about their efforts tonight and that he himself would be taking a look in the mirror. Well, sorry Mr S, but despite my deep respect for what you have so far done for SUFC, if you take an honest look I think you will find...
  3. Moody Blues

    Past Meetings

    Thought I'd start something new and re-visit a classic match against our opponents. Starting with this weekends visit against Bristol Rovers. We re-visit 15th February 2005, LDV Vans Trophy Southern Final 1st leg Bristol Rovers 1 Southend United 2 This game would be best remembered...
  4. OldBlueLady

    Half season player review

    Ok, an idea purloined from 606, a review of our players' performances so far this season, reasons and rating out of 10, plus your player of the half season and most improved player of the half season. I have to give credit to those who have had to deal with a great deal of adversity on the...
  5. Yorkshire Blue

    SZ's Southend United Hall of Fame - Spencer Prior

    Four places (I think) left to fill and next up is Spencer Prior, albeit a day late in Ron Martin style. -------------------------------------------------- Separated by over a decade, Spencer Prior had two very different careers with Southend. Either would be sufficient to get him in the Hall of...
  6. Slipperduke

    Job Done

    Manchester United 0-0 Arsenal Sir Alex Ferguson stepped lightly across the slick Old Trafford turf, turning slowly and taking in the view as if it was his first ever visit to the stadium. With eyes full of awe and a broad grin splashed across his face, he let out a long, sigh of satisfaction...
  7. MrB

    Villa - Can they break the Top 4?

    Aston Villa's win over Blackburn took them above Chelsea into third and more importantly for them, Arsenal's draw Spurs means the gap is now 7 points with 13 games to play. Only once in the last five seasons has a team managed to break the top 4, Everton pipped Liverpool in 2005 but went...
  8. Slipperduke

    Magical Modric

    Spread the word, Luka Modric has arrived. After six months of being kicked off the ball, stamped into the mud and having his pocket money stolen by the bigger boys, the little Croatian wizard has finally put in a performance worthy of his reputation. He tore Stoke City apart at White Hart Lane...
  9. Slipperduke

    Avram Grant’s so-called press conference

    When I saw the transcript of Avram Grant’s so-called press conference I wondered what all the fuss was about. That’s what he’s always like. Not for nothing does he always dress in black. Every Chelsea game I’ve covered this season, and for my sins there have been many, he shuffles into the room...
  10. Interpol Shrimper

    And we think our "fans" can moan.....

    ...Forest 606 rant I don't know how Old Blue Lady & the other recent recruits from the 606 forum ever coped before they defected to SZ? Reasonable article and understandable why they're disappointed the wheels have come off thier automatic promotion campaign but some of the condescending...
  11. wiggy

    Wiggy's rating's!

    Flavs 8 back to his best, good kicking, excellent in the air, confidence looks back Mulgrew 7 was doing well till went off Grant 7 complete lunatic, WILL get booked/sent off every week, excellent strong tackles when he times them right, not a left back but coped ok Francis 8 class act, one for...
  12. wiggy

    Wiggy's ratings tonight!

    Collis 4 Completely refuses to come for anything, lucky his defenders get him out of it Hunt 6 got away with a couple of mistakes, done ok but prefer Francis Hammel 6 deliveries not up to the usual standard but coped ok Clarke 8 usual rock like performance kept Collis out of trouble Barrett 7...
  13. Winkle

    Who got s***f***d last night!

    I need to come in here because the "tsunami" of negativity on the main board was overwhelming me so I just wondered how everyone coped last night after yesterdays result! I started about half seven in my local club, three and a half kronenbergs, table booked for a ruby with the...
  14. Why?

    Why have colchester, and marginally barnsley, coped better than us this year?
  15. londonblue

    Adam Barrett at Left Back

    Given all the doom and gloom before Friday regarding Hammell being injured and how Tilson should work harder at getting in a loanee, i'm interested in how people think Barrett coped?
  16. fbm

    The fbm view and ratings

    BLUES SHOW PROMISE IN PRESTON PERFORMANCE This game was always going to be a case of whether the huge morale boost that Tuesdays win gave us would counter the sheer mental and physical fatigue that the players must have suffered after the Man Utd game. The Blues made 3 changes, all enforced...
  17. DTS

    People that abused Painter

    I can tolerate most things at the club but I think the abuse Billy took from some of ours fans is a f%&king joke. Do you think the bloke didnt want to win today, Do you think he didnt try......Of course not......So why do you feels its ok to have a go at him. I agree so far he has been a but...
  18. fbm

    The fbm view and ratings

    LAST GASP GOWER MAKES A POINT Mark Gower was the stoppage time hero as he lashed home the 6th and equalising goal of a pulsating thriller under the lights at Roots Hall. This is a game that will live long in the memory of the 11000-plus fans who were fortunate enough to witness the 100 mph...
  19. shrimpereeee

    Funny old game

    This time last year we beat Lincoln City in the play off final at Cardiff for promotion to the 1st division. 1 year later and we are preparing for some serious fun in the Championship after winning the league. I wonder how the Lincoln City fans must be feeling. After their play off final defeat...
  20. fbm

    The fbm review and ratings

    A TALE OF TWO ERRORS AS FREDDY EQUALS RECORD Freddy Eastwood equalled the Southend scoring in consecutive matches record by hitting the net for the 7th game running as this league 2 encounter hinged on two errors in the first half at the Hall on this Good Friday. So often form goes out of...