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  1. Why it wasn't a red

    After chatting to one of our backroom boys on Saturday (not PB) he told me the ref at Pompey said the reason he did not show a red card last Saturday......Although it was deliberate, there was players behind the guy who handled it :stunned::stunned::stunned: Utter tosh as it was going clean in...
  2. Leonard

    Just a quick one in regards to Leonard's recent contribution over the last month or so. I understand this is a player who is meant the backbone of the squad however today confirmed he really is not fit for league 1 level. he was shown up by a very average Yeovil team and to be honest I'm not...
  3. Proposed Football Rule Changes

    When I first saw this on social media yesterday, I thought it was another piece of "Fake News", but perhaps it's not. The main stream media (newspapers and Sky Sports News etc) seem to be following the story. Have Fifa & Marco Van Basten completely lost the plot? or do you welcome these...
  4. Rules idea: Injuries caused by deliberate fouls

    Had a thought on the back of the Julian Bennet situation, where he was injured by a deliberate foul and is now out for 6 months. terrible luck on the lad, and also terrible luck on Southend, given the financial constraints we're under. I used to think that it would be interesting if, when a...
  5. TrueBlue

    Disgusted!!

    Just had a phone call from the club and apparently last night in the East Black toilets sinks were blocked and taps left running about ten minutes before full time. The club estimate around 2k worth of damage has been done and this has subsequently caused a leak into the Trusts Shrimpers Bar...
  6. Penalties - Handball rant

    With recent controversy on penalties for handball, here’s my take. I agree, for once, with Arian Chiles that only two people know for certain whether handball is deliberate viz. the ‘perpetrator’ and God. I feel that refs are too quick to award penalties just because the ball has touched a...
  7. Yorkshire Blue

    Random musings on our signings so far

    It's a small sample size but all three signings are League Two players. No fringe players dropping down from higher leagues in search of regular football. No non-league stars looking to better themselves. No past-it pros hanging on for one last pay day. All sideways moves from players in their...
  8. OldBlueLady

    Post-Match Thread and Ratings Southend 1-1 Burton

    Can't see one of these started so here goes. According to Sky, that was the first goal we've conceded at home in 460 minutes of football so it was a real shame Scott Malone made it look like a walk in the park, going through our defence! Inconsistent refereeing, Corr and Blair were...
  9. canveyshrimper

    PL Fixtures Round 48 - Saturday 2nd April

    On the downhill stretch for the end of the season just a few more rounds to go, starting with this lot. Southend v Aldershot 0-0 Accrington Stanley v Northampton 3-1 Chesterfield v Port Vale 2-0 Gillingham v Hereford 0-0 Shrewsbury v Macclesfield 4-1 Stevenage v Bradford 2-1 We had a...
  10. Tommy2holes

    Pre-Match Thread Southend United vs Bristol City

    Well here we are again. Tonight is the second game of the season and for once we dont face cheltenham town, but we do face a decent team in bristol city. City for those who dont know ply there trade in the championsip and are tipped by some to be a dark horse in the race for the holy grail...
  11. SUBBlue

    The Dirty Dutch

    Seeing Bert van Marwijk criticism of Howard Webbs performance this morning makes me laugh. In the circumstances Webb was quite restrained in only sending 1 player off. The Dutch clearly set out with a kick anything that moves mentality. De Jongs karate kick on Alonso was bordering on violent...
  12. Question for the referees

    Apologies if this is in the wrong place A player puts the ball in the back of the net with a blatant deliberate hand ball. The ref sees it, doesn’t give the goal and gives a free kick against the striker Does the ref have to yellow card? If he should yellow card him then does anyone know...
  13. TrueBlue

    Ant and Dec (from Hecklerspray)

    With the exception of the time when one of them was shot on the eyes with a paintball gun and went blind, Ant and Dec have never been in so much trouble. Between ripping off viewers with rigged text-in competitions and now the news that a British Comedy Award they won was also rigged, the...
  14. ShrimperZone Swear Filter

    Over the past couple of months, there has been a growing tendency for certain posters to get around the ShrimperZone swear filter using asterisks, exclamation marks and the like to partially disguise words. The Zone swear filter is intended to asterisk the WHOLE word not just a part of it. Any...
  15. ShrimperZone Swear Filter

    Over the past couple of months, there has been a growing tendency for certain posters to get around the ShrimperZone swear filter using asterisks, exclamation marks and the like to partially disguise the words. The Zone swear filter is intended to asterisk the WHOLE word not just a part of it...
  16. Henry Resists National Urge to Surrender

    The battle-lines were drawn, the trenches were dug and, in an all too familiar scene throughout history, a frenchman was preparing a white flag. Thierry Henry was considering retiring from international football. The forward told France's L'Equipe newspaper in an exclusive, yet completely...
  17. DoDTS

    MILLWALL nothing changes.

    A little bit of history repeating itself perhaps? Div 3(S) No. 10 Saturday 6th October 1923 SOUTHEND UNITED 0-0 MILLWALL Millwall came to the Kursaal with very negative hard aggressive tactics, trying to spoil the game and they succeeded in so far as they gained a point, but in the 1920s...
  18. Slipperduke

    Cricket Book

    Ok, I'm deep into the third of the four guidebooks now and it's time for cricket to get a SZ-ing. I'm actually alright on this (much better than I was with rugby for sure), but it's these two same features that always do better with lots of brains working together. 1, The best XI of all time...
  19. Slipperduke

    Cheated Chelsea Lose The Plot

    It was a night that should have been memorable for the beauty of Michael Essien's opening goal, but it is a raging Didier Drogba who will linger in the mind's eye. Furious with the referee's failure to award any one of four possible penalties, he shouted and screamed in his face before being...
  20. Yorkshire Blue

    SZ's Southend United Hall of Fame - Ricky Otto

    Next up for election to the Hall of Fame is Ricky Otto. Ricky Otto had it all: skill, flair and funny looking hair. He was signed by B****y F*y for £100,000, a fee that seems suspiciously high for a Leyton Orient reserve. I won't make any libellous suggestions about brown envelopes...
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