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debates

  1. Tangled up in Blue

    The debt debate-The Observer

    Sport Football Business The debt debateObserver Sport asks experts from the worlds of football and finance what can and should be done The Observer, Sunday 31 January 2010 Article history GREG DYKE Chairman, Brentford Former BBC director-general, former Man United director and Glazers...
  2. Very good debate Stephen Fry debates

    Is the Catholic church a force for good ? http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid49309340001?bclid=48759416001&bctid=49381406001
  3. Loan regulations

    Right, as we're hopefully going to be back in the land of the living as far as loans are concerned I thought I'd try to find the current rules. Before the embargo there was some discussion about the numbers allowed but I don't think we ever resolved the matter, so apologies if we did I must...
  4. Interpol Shrimper

    ...of the decade

    I don't know if it's just me but over the past few days I've noticed different forms of media are gearing up for their "Votes of the decade". I'm not wanting to step on any of the owners/mods toes but I was wondering if this auspicious website was thinking of doing something similar, I know we...
  5. Question What would make you happy?

    There seems to me that there is a cloud of negativity over this Football Club. Now I'm not interested in going over the things which have made everyone unhappy. We've had enough debates about trialists and about Theo Robinson and about the accounts and about the rights or wrongs of helping two...
  6. manor15

    Michael Owen: The End of an Era

    Just found this piece on a football fans site, it isn't written by a Liverpool or Newcastle fan but it sums the downfall of his career well. Thought it was worth a read.
  7. Zone Update Deleting posts

    This seems to be a common complaint at the moment, that the Owners/Mods delete posts...After discussions amongst the Owners and Mods about various issues including bans for the swear filter, where we draw the line with posts, or what WE feel are over the top comments, we have a ZERO tolerance...
  8. Irish_Shrimper

    Interview with an Exile: Part 9 - Pubey

    This week, Jon (Pubey), from Sheffield takes part in the exile interview. Below is Jon with Stevie Hammell and Mr Alan McCormack: 1) How long have you been an exile? A) I moved to Sheffield in November 2007, and was exiled up in Leicester from 2003-2006 2) Why did you leave Essex? A) I...
  9. Rusty Shackleford

    We All Follow.....THE ESSEX BOYS IN BLUE!!!

    I love a good argument. I enjoy the banter and the heated debates we see in the Pub threads, and have been less than complimentary to some of my fellow Blues' fans. But let's make something very clear. With a few muggy Borient exceptions, we are here because we love those Boys in Blue. With...
  10. Slipperduke

    Happy Birthday Fabio!

    Happy Birthday Fabio! It's now exactly a year since Mladen Petric rifled in Croatia's third goal at a rain-soaked Wembley, mercifully bringing an end to the Steve McClaren era. A year since Fabio Capello wondered if he might be able to do a better job. The Italian manager told reporters last...
  11. Slipperduke

    England Have Turned Me Grey

    This week, I made the shocking discovery that I'm going grey. Underneath my enormous thatch of long brown hairs, two brigades of white ones have been outflanking me just above the ears in a slow, silvery advance that had gone entirely unnoticed. The sad thing is that I can pinpoint the origin of...
  12. Slipperduke

    Stalemate at Stamford Bridge

    Apologies, it was such a rush to get this out in time that I forgot to SZ it! See if you can spot the ****-ups.... So near and yet so far. Manchester United came within ten minutes of ending Chelsea's extraordinary 85 game unbeaten run at Stamford Bridge, pegged back by that most unlikely of...
  13. fbm

    Mildenhall MOM? - Absolutely - here's why.

    So we have had debates on whether Mildenhall was a good keeper or not, better than Flahavan or not and now whether he was MOM against Hereford or not. Well, I can sort of see both sides here. Often you hear someone talk about a "Man of the Match" performance and this is where a player...
  14. Irate Ian - his crusade to be welcomed in the long-term club interests or not?

    Can't help feeling that there is a personal battle going on on this site. Irate Ian has some (IMHO) valid questions to raise. Some others seem to be fed up with him - either because he's been round this route many times before or they have blind faith in Ron Martin. This seems to have become...
  15. An idea......

    Now admittedly i am not particuarly imaginative but I have actually come up with an idea (make the most of it because I wont come up with another one for ages!). Now, people have mentioned earlier that some of the best debates on this forum are to do with politics and so my idea is that like we...
  16. No Platform Policy

    My Uni union is currently debating whether or not to renew its ' No Platform Policy' and just wondered what other people's views were on the topic A quick wiki search will fill in any gaps for those who haven't heard of it before, but basically it is a piece of legislation that prevents...
  17. The Zone A Year On.

    The Zone a Year on.... Many things have changed this past season, SBH replaced Spiff on the board for one and is adding to the changes to the board day by day ....WE as the owners would like to think we have taken the Zone forward this past twelve months....We have new plans in store for next...
  18. The Zone A Year On.

    The Zone a Year on.... Many things have changed this past season, SBH replaced Spiff on the board for one and is adding to the changes to the board day by day ....WE as the owners would like to think we have taken the Zone forward this past twelve months....We have new plans in store for next...
  19. Racism at Oxford

    I'm ashamed to say I encountered my first example of racism from a southend "fan" I had the pleasure of sitting next to yesterday. I'm sure many of you remember that we had a bit of banter with a section of oxford fans closest to us in the same stand. One of them was black and appeared to be the...
  20. South Bank Hank

    Friday's "Rate Her or Slater Her" Thread

    This week, Victoria Beckham. Since it's quiet today, now might be the time to launch a new thread... I have a notion that there are many women on TV or in films who seem to attract far more than their fair share of compliments just because they are famous! While their fame makes many see...
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