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  1. The Watermill Wino

    Blues on Tour Match Travel Southend Heroes at Bowers and Pitsea

    Bank Holiday Monday. Crown Avenue. Off Kenneth RD Pitsea https://twitter.com/utdforcharity
  2. Suffolk Shrimper In Dorset

    SUEPA Event on Saturday v MK: Powell's Pals.

    Right, now there are a few good reasons to be at Roots Hall on Saturday. Helping to relegate MK and seeing SCP hopefully experiment a bit with players he wants to hold on to for the future are two reasons. But the main one, in case you are not yet aware, is that we are having our first big...
  3. The Big Dady

    Official Match Thread Rochdale v Southend United

    So here we are the third away game of Chris Powell's return and time in charge at the Mighty Shrimpers. It is now time for ALL of us to get behind him and the team whether you are at Crown Oil Arena, listening on the radio, or watching on ifollow. Chris Powell's 3rd Southend United Away Team...
  4. leeblue

    Pre-Match Thread Rochdale v Southend United

    Another game coming on Tuesday....a decent pitch too. I think Powell is in a squad assessment mode at the moment. Hence Wright getting a full game, ladapo starting a few along with Harrison. My team for dale. ..............oxley Demi Turner Anton Coker Macca dru mantom kightly...
  5. Hi everyone

    New member here. Moved to Essex for a spell from 1989 through 1998-ish and started following Southend United as my "local team" shortly thereafter. Went pretty regularly through the promotion seasons, driving to away games in a C-Reg Rover 216 with Jamie from Grays and Stuart "the postman"...
  6. Yorkshire Blue


    I'm sure I've missed out a few but feel free to list them below and I'll add them in and lets see if we can get the definitive list of Southend hattricks. If you've got youtube highlights I'll add those in as well Kanu v Solihull (4 goals) (H) Sat 21 Oct 2023 National League Cox v Pompey (H)...
  7. Bill Garner is celebrating his 70th Birthday today 14 Dec

    All this reminiscing we have been doing got me thinking that Bill Garner probably doesn't get the recognition his performances in the 1971/72 promotion team deserve. Today is his 70th Birthday !! Bill joined us in November 1969 from Southern League Bedford Town for around...
  8. Ref Watch ...... Doncaster A

    In regular League games we have a slight edge over Doncaster with 13 wins to their 12 from 30 games. We haven't won there since 1989 though when a Dave Crown penalty was enough to secure the points. Man in charge is fourth year League referee, Darren Handley from Bolton who made it on to the...
  9. Rattus Norvegicus

    Team of Southend United "nice" people

    Reading the thread about Luke Prosser (injured again, poor chap) reminded me that not all our ex-players are people that you would ideally like to be sharing a seat with on a train. So how about a team of "nice" people. I've got Luke Prosser and Chris Powell in defence and David Crown up front...
  10. The season so far

    We are currently going ok with the whiff of a PO on offer...but jeez it's been fun and games so far. Captain Barratt was the man but binned in mysterious circumstances Nile Ranger was also the man but in court was revealed as a crook then further revelations saw him suspended. Ken the...
  11. Tangled up in Blue

    Prince Buster -RIP

    The crown prince of Ska has died. RIP-the real prince. https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/sep/08/prince-buster-obituary-ska-musica-jamiaca
  12. OldBlueLady

    Squatters on Royal Terrace

    As most of you will know, the Royal Terrace is considered one of the jewels in the crown of Southend-on-Sea as a resort, its guest houses have long proved popular and we've promoted one on here in the past, as a Southend supporting owner. Recently, squatters moved into a vacant property that...
  13. DoDTS

    Peterborough who went there the earliest?

    The similar thread on Swindon seemed to do well with nearly 70 replies although it did tend to degenerate into tales of violence towards the end, so here goes with Peterborough. Who went their earliest? I think I have a good shout here, Peterborough weren't elected to the League till 1960, and...
  14. Jam_Man

    PES 16 vs FIFA 16

    Back in the day Fifa was awful and Pro Evo the better game. Pro Evo then seemed to get bogged down and Fifa came on leaps and bounds to take the crown. The games were better and the polished presentation was miles better and Ive had Fifa every year for some time. However Ive not yet played FIFA...
  15. wally4pm

    David Crown

    David Crown missed the Shrewsbury game on Saturday because of an illness. (Perhaps he saw what was coming?) Get better soon David. The place is a lot duller without you about!
  16. Ref Watch ....... Doncaster A

    We have to go back more than 25 years for our last win at Doncaster in 1989/90 when a solitary David Crown penalty gave us three points to maintain our position at the top of Division Four on our way to eventual promotion. Colchester finished 24th that year and dropped out of the League...
  17. My Day in comments......

    Instead of pictures here is some of the things I said yesterday.... Make sure you hang out of the train so I know where you are Isn't this a quiet zone Bud please No David Crown I didn't bring my accounts with me Let's go This is the train we need to get on Where's the others gone What's...
  18. 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...
  19. Battle of the books - Grand final

    So here we are.....two great books, worthy of the crown of ShrimperZone top book 2014....I've hired Derek Acorah to relay the good news to the winner.... Open for two days...away you go...
  20. Pathetic Shooting Practise At Training.

    Shooting practise with the forwards needs a total change in my opinion, and there currently should be more time spent on it. They are rolled a ball and they try and beat the keeper. Dave Penney normally does shooting practise. There is no instruction from a former deadly striker about balance...