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  1. chrisblore

    Mark Gower

    Signing for Swansea on a free transfer - SMS Not exactly the shock of the century is it?!
  2. Rattus Norvegicus

    Pitch photo please

    It is all very quiet at this time of the year ............ and fears of more financial problems in the air. :'( We could all do with some pepping up - does anyone have the photo of the tractor laying a new pitch from a few years ago? I remember it with fondness and how it became a reliable and...
  3. Rattus Norvegicus

    Richie Foran

    According to 4 4 2 magazine Invernesss C.T.s 'key player' for the coming season is Richie Foran. "Richie Foran has blossomed from tempermental wild-child to a clean cut, dependable captain. Now operating in a deeper midfield role, he's the heartbeat of the team." There's no mention of whether...
  4. TrueBlue


    This man is a total hero and my pick for player of the year! Always dependable and likes to get forward. Your views on Sean for player of the year?
  5. Question Bilel Mohsni - Where will he go?

    Now I’m, like many, a big fan of Mohsni, but when everyone’s fit where will he go? For me he’s not an option long-term as a striker – I feel that when Dickinson and Corr are both fit they will certainly be a better option than Bilel. Although Dickinson only came on toward the end I saw enough to...
  6. Yorkshire Blue

    England ODI side

    Predicting the England test team has become all a little too easy these days, but the ODI line-up is more interesting. Not sure when the line-up for the ODIs is due to be named, but I'm going to stick my neck out and predict the following: 1. Cook* 2. Kieswetter + 3. Trott 4. Bell 5. Morgan 6...
  7. overseas shrimper

    The ever dependable Blues Player!

    Southend commentary is silent so having to listen to Gills. Utter rubbish as usual.
  8. Xavi Takes Centre Stage in Football Spectacle

    When two teams of the highest calibre collide, it wouldn’t be beyond the realms of possibility that they negate each other and the feature becomes something of an anti-climax. Not when Arsene Wenger and Pep Guardiola are around. No. This was special. Barcelona flew out of the traps as if to...
  9. OldBlueLady

    Half season player review

    Ok, an idea purloined from 606, a review of our players' performances so far this season, reasons and rating out of 10, plus your player of the half season and most improved player of the half season. I have to give credit to those who have had to deal with a great deal of adversity on the...
  10. Arise, Sir Ryan?

    Every broadcast of a United game at the moment, mainly because of his surge in form, focuses on the same banner that pleads for The Queen to grant Ryan Giggs a knighthood. Personally, I love Giggsy. As a fellow left-footer, I grew up watching him and I don't think there's been a better British...
  11. Unsung heroes

    Just to kind of tap into the British Heroes competition, and after reading this article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/man_utd/8059180.stm Fergie "To my mind John is one of the unsung heroes" I have to agree, you watch him play for United and he is consistent, dependable...
  12. Yorkshire Blue

    SZ's Southend United Hall of Fame - 4th round of nominations

    It's time for the fourth round of nominations. Rules and guidelines are here. Basically each poster gets one nomination per round, so use your nomination wisely, and individuals need five nominations to go forward to a ballot. So far Chris Powell, Sid Broomfield, Stan Collymore, Ron Pountney...
  13. Sean 2

    the wonder that is tilly

    At the tender age of eight my father took me to the Hall.The waft of cigarrette smoke,old boys with their collars turned up,those misty,freezing winter nights warmed by tea and hot pie.Stepping away from the wall running along the front of the west stand so that i could see over it,i would...
  14. wiggy


    Flavs 8 Got super glue on his gloves, any knockers care to swap him with anyone? Juppy 8 Gets better with age, one of Wignals good signings. Che 8 Solid as usual and gets up well. Barratt 8 Mr. Dependable, didn't let us down Maher 7 got stuck in with boot and unfortunately mouth,too much...
  15. Westcliff Shrimper

    Southend United 2 - 1 AFC Bournemouth

    With the lovely Mrs Dodd making her annual visit to the Mecca of Football, a win, and playing well, was needed - and we got both.  Kinda. A win is a win is a win, but we had to work hard to get it, and the level of fitness between the Blues and the Cherries was very evident, especially in the...
  16. weststander

    Half Term Report

    Just thought as we are now half way through the season that i'd enlighten you all with a half term reprt on the team from my point of view. Flahavan - Darryl is relaible and dependable as ever, saved us several points at the start of the season, but, I still think we have got to find better if...
  17. wiggy

    Wiggy's ratings!

    Flavs 6 nothing too much to do but kicking went unusually wayward. Che 6 o.k. but looking a bit vulnerable at times. Eagle 8 put in another solid performance, good to now the 2 oldies are fit and dependable. Hunt 6 His control worries me at times but adequate most of the time, slightly prefer...
  18. Desert Shrimper

    New Contracts

    It looks to me that we have some serious financial assets on our playing staff for the first time in years. Barrett - Should hit 10 goals this year from centre back. Gower - In his second season of consistent match winning performances/assists. Eastwood - A 20 goals a season man who can score...
  19. Matt the Shrimp

    Monday chuckle

    It is refreshing to know that, in an age of perpetual change and frenetic pace, some things remain constant, steadfast, solid and dependable. One such thing is the stupidity of the great British public. If your name is Peacock, here's a first name to avoid...
  20. fbm

    the fbm view

    I think we have to bear in mind the quality of the opposition here.  We beat E Thurrock and Canvey and to be honest so we should; Millwall should beat us and did so. But IMHO it was a far cry from previous pre-season games against superior opposition.  In the past we have been outplayed...