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  1. * ORM *

    Random musings of a journeyman footballer

    Saturday 12th May sees me play my last competitive football game. That will have been 42 years of league football since my old teacher at Westleigh Junior School entered us in the Southend Junior league back in 1976. Since then I make it I have played for 16 different clubs in 15 different...
  2. Tangled up in Blue

    Tuition fees

    http://www.bbc.com/news/education-43106736 No question in my mind, that tuition fees should be free,as they are today in Germany etc and as they were in my youth,back in the early 70's, when I studied for a degree.Maintenance grants also need to be brought back.Thoughts?
  3. Tommy2holes

    Parking at Anglia Ruskin University

    I am doing a degree through work and have started to go into to the uni on Fridays. The parking or lack of in Chelmsford is a nightmare. Got the park and ride last week and the que was 300 deep. I'm just wondering if anyone knows of any street parking that is within a 20 odd minute walk as...
  4. Tangled up in Blue

    Getting a degree

    http://www.bbc.com/news/education-33204691 "Four in 10 students say university not good value - survey." Personally,I think getting a degree was one of the best things I've ever done in my life.How was it for you?
  5. leeblue

    Browns replacement

    So as we have another brown out thread raging along nicely I thought i would ask, if not Brown then who? I have a few names off the top of my head I would plump for 1. Alan Devonshire, last season with Braintree was simply brilliant. 2. Justin Edinburgh 3. Martin Ling I am primarily thinking...
  6. londonblue

    Want a Decent Degree? Go to a State School

    According to a study you're more likely to get a good degree if you go to a state school. BBC
  7. Tampa Blue

    Question ....You Should Never Return

    Many people say that you should never return as a Manager or indeed as a Player to a club where you were previously successful as it is unlikely (but not impossible) that you'll be able to repeat your past glories. Sadly two of my favourite players in Lee Barnard and Freddy Eastwood are proving...
  8. pickledseal

    Accessible Gaming

    Afternoon ladies and gents, A friend of mine is a very keen gamer but due to his disability is finding a number of console games hard to play. He's written a blog piece and is involved in a petition, it's all here: http://caasi-619.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/remapping.html He's quite an...
  9. Mad Cyril

    Memorable first days at work.

    Down on my luck in 1993 I ended up with a job at a sponge/J cloth factory. As I walked through the door to clock in on my first day one raconteur and bon vivant took a deep drag of his Benny Henny, exhaled and then turned to a colleague and remarked "are you still knobbing that bird from the...
  10. Survey for my university degree, please help

    If anyone has a spare couple of minutes, could they please complete my 10 question survey on criminology to help me collate some results for a module of my university degree. Thanks in advance. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MT27Y37 :thumbsup:
  11. C C Csiders

    Guinness Crisps

    Just tucking into a packet of Burts Guinness crisps. I bought them with a degree of dubiety, but have to say they are THE best.
  12. DTS

    All we are saying.....is give Straker a chance.

    I appreciate I am in a minortiy here but I really feel that the side would benefit from having a better athlete than Barker going down the left. I like Barker to a large degree but our left side is nothing short of appauling when going forward. I dont think Barker is bad when he goes forward...
  13. londonblue

    Ben Smith

    Good luck in your new role: BBC I hope it all works out well for you. Oh, and well done on getting a degree after leaving school with nothing.
  14. manor15

    On this day... 2007

    Tuesday 14th August 2007 Southend United 4-1 Cheltenham Town AET Carling Cup Round One Lee Bradbury's hat-trick put Southend in the Carling Cup second round as United scored three extra-time goals.Southend took an early lead in the 11th minute thanks to a Bradbury header but Cheltenham scored a...
  15. Shrimper_Wez

    Coaching for kids - help please!

    Shrimpers I need your help! I am currently doing my FA coaching badges and will soon be seeking football volunteering opportunities with children up to the age of ten or eleven (I have plucked this figure from the air so I am open to suggestions!). I am 24 years old and my relatively short...
  16. Behind the scenes probs? Luggy's Anger!

    Luggy's rant at the media after the Game was one of anger. To a degree understandably so but in my opinion maybe there are tough obstacles that lie ahead because there was just something about him in that interview which you don't normally see or hear from him. not in that manner. I know he's...
  17. DTS

    Question Which cup do you see as our priority.

    Before anyone speaks up I appreicate the league is the key. However I wondering whcih cup would be PS's priority? On one hand were could potentially taste glory in the LDV. Swindon at home I would think were just about favourites for and a win there will set us up with a two legged tie again...
  18. DTS

    Your 5 most loathed people in SUFC history.

    Reading MtS and Kent Shrimpers hatred for Barry Fry has got me rattled too. So I am looking for everyones top 5 most loathed people in SUFC history. They can be ex players, managers, chairmen even the St John Ambulance as long as they are or were on the SUFC books. Bit of rationale for the...
  19. Alison Moyet

    I was at the Cliffs Pavilion last night, for my graduation ceremony. Guest of honour was Alison Moyet, who was receiving an honorary degree. Good to shake her hand and get a swift "love your voice" in as I passed. She had the good grace to acknowledge that all those presented with a degree...
  20. Ryan Hall-his importance

    I would suggest that our success or otherwise this season will, to a significant degree, depend upon whether we can keep hold of Ryan. His goal and assist yesterday we classic examples of how much he means to us. Let's hope Chris Powell will not come knocking.