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  1. Mad Cyril

    Gym question.

    I have taken advantage of the subdidised membership benefit at my new employers to join the local gym. I am 44 years old and have not used a gym for a while although I do cycle a lot. My question to any regular gym goers is should I buy Hi Tec Squash or Silver Shadows to excercise in? If it's...
  2. Vacancy for Head Groundsman. Immediate Start

    As of this morning there is a vacancy for Head Groundsman at Roots Hall. Own push along mower would be an advantage.
  3. londonblue


    I'm hoping some of you experts out there can help me out. We've just had a holiday in the New Forest and took the boys cycling in Moors Valley (Click here - amazing place for a day out). Anyway, myself and my wife hired bikes as we don't currently own any. After that we've decided that the boys...
  4. Home Internationals

    With the resurgence of Wales and Northern Ireland should these not be resurrected on a two year cycle between euros and world cups? That is 2017, 2019 etc
  5. undercovershrimper

    Shrimperzone Men United Team

    Hi All, Having just taken part in Jeff Stelling's Men United March for Prostate Cancer UK I now have the challenge bug. I was thinking about putting together a team to do a walk of some description. I know Shrimpboy and some mates are taking part in the London-Amsterdam cycle ride in June/July...
  6. Mad Cyril

    Abuse on the streets

    I do a lot of cycling and it has occurred to me that I get a lot of abuse whilst out and about. Recent examples: Car passenger shouting the C word at me on Southend Seafront Half a can of Lager thrown from a car on Canvey. Drunken tattooed lout jumping in front of me and making dog barking...
  7. Mad Cyril

    Oikos terminal, Canvey.

    I often cycle past this and it always fascinates me. Does anyone work there? If so what is deal with the water filled lagoons all over the place? Is it for fighting fires or is there another purpose? Also, why are the sprinklers outside the (what I assume to be) main office always on?
  8. Pony & Traps causing chaos in the 'Old Town' and Westcliff today.

    Anyone else witness the traffic chaos this afternoon, as about 2 dozen Pony & Traps, (controlled by their owners) ventured into the Old Town, after travelling along Marine Parade in Leigh, and then headed off to Chalkwell/Westcliff?. Did'nt realise they could travel en masse in these numbers on...
  9. chadded

    The 'Stan

    First of all, I'm writing this from my perspective of the last six months, I'm no hero, but plenty of my collegues are. Hopefully no one will think I'm writing this is order to show off, or to earn rep. Indeed, please don't rep me for this at all. I realise I'm probably not the only serviceman...
  10. Its Quite Funny Really

    reading all the posts and watching the reactions of the boys on this board, its quite, funny, when I was about 12 or 13 I too was furious when southend sold their better players, and failed to replace them with better players, I thought as I am sure some of the 15 year olds on here did, that...
  11. BrettieAngell

    Metal Monday

    Hope Al doesn't mind me doing this today! This song kicks ***, new school grind/death metal check it out - Cephalic Carnage - Endless Cycle Of Viloence
  12. ashingdon-shrimper

    post match comments

    I have raised this issue before, and i am going to again. There are no two ways about it todays performance was woeful, uninspiring and unimotional. With no fluency, and i could certainly see no real sense of team spirit out there. I believe that the best way as fans we can help the team get...
  13. pickledseal

    Shrimpers Branch - Mekele, Ethiopia *UPDATE*

    Since I left Tigray in Northern Ethiopia it seems the Shimpers branch over there has grown. I went to Dublin this weekend to do some planning for the future of the streetchildren project and met up with some other volunteers who have been out there more recently that me. John knew all the about...
  14. Yorkshire Blue

    Cycling London to Southend

    Has anyone on here done this? Its less than 40 miles, so in theory I should be able to cycle it in about 2 hours. Any suggested routes? The A13 and A127 aren't particularly appealing as cycle routes.
  15. the triangle theory and cycles

    what we are seeing at roots hall is the otherside of the triangle, man utd at home was the top of the triangle, and on the left handside it started with the ldv final in 2004 and gradually got to the top, we are gradually slipping down the otherside, what the bottom of the triangle on the...
  16. Winkle

    Postman/postwomen bycycles!

    Please, someone tell me what the f**Ks are they all about, I mean they look like something out of the fifties. Today I saw a rather rotund postie on his bike and I clearly remember my grandmother riding a bike very similar in 1969. How comes you see these police officers on 50 gear mounting...
  17. Napster

    Help needed for charity

    One of Southend's biggest fans, Bernie Friend, I'm sure you all know, is embarking on a gruelling 6,000km cycle ride in April in the hope of completing the North Sea Cycle Route - the world's longest signposted coastal path. Starting at Harwich ferry port, he will be pedalling across northern...
  18. * ORM *

    Memories - Old Pier Trains

    As a result of reading another thread on the Pub I've suddenly turned into an Anorak Pier Article These were proper pier trains and I can still remember the way they shook as they hurtled down the track. At top  speed (I'd guess 40-50 mph) there was a definite melodic rythm to them.   The...
  19. Davros

    Monday Humour

    I think the life cycle is all backwards. You should die first, start out dead and get it out of the way. Then you wake up in an old age home feeling better every day. You get kicked out for being too healthy, go collect your pension, then, when you start work, you get a gold watch on your...
  20. Suffolk Shrimper In Dorset

    606 Footie Stories

    Learned about this from 606 last night: http://www.bbc.co.uk/fivelive/sport/footballstories.shtml Worth you putting your entry on it? Here is mine for what it's worth (posted a similar version on SZ in response to a post on SUFC memories but now is the chance for national fame!)...