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  1. Ricky Otto

    Your Non-football sporting hero?

    We were discussing at work our sporting heroes and it was pretty much all footballers and from the clubs we support, which was a bit boring and predictable. So then we changed it to "non-football" and it was really quite interesting. So lets hear your non-football sporting heroes and the reason...
  2. RHB

    There but not there

    There was a chunk of BBC Breakfast time about this Charity this morning. Following on from the poppy displays at the Tower a few years back a new project has been set up to remember those that fell in the first World War. Profits from sales from the web site will go towards the following...
  3. Old Shrimper

    Hi all, Thought I would join to hear news and opinions of other supporters. I like some of the historic comments and pictures of times past. I first starting watching the Blues in 1951 when the club played at Grainger Road stadium, travelling there on a saddle on my Dad's crossbar and then...
  4. Napster

    Elliot Benyon

    signs for Wealdstone http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/wealdstone-sign-former-torquay-swindon-11368364 Wealdstone have signed Elliott Benyon from Hayes & Yeading United. The experienced 28-year-old striker was United's Player of the Year last campaign as they...
  5. southchurch

    Has Bentley's value dropped

    Has Daniel made a move away less likely with his displays of late? Will Ron regret not getting a good price when he had the chance? He knows that scouts are keeping a close eye on him, has this effected his game? The mistakes are racking up now and I believe he is not as good as last season. He...
  6. Mad Cyril

    Buffet breakfast liberties

    I was in a short queue for the buffet breakfast at a hotel and the fat woman in front of me took the last six slices of bacon and last three fried eggs forcing everyone else to wait. This is on top of three croissants and a cinamon swirl so it's not as if she would have starved if she had taken...
  7. danburyshrimper

    Martin Carruthers

    Saw the film Marvellous last night - the film about Neil Baldwin who became Stoke City's kit man under Lou Macari. Brilliant film , i would very highly recommend it.... one funny scene was all about where on an away game at Tranmere , Carruthers ( who went on to score 26goals in 70 games for us...
  8. davewebbsbrain


    Is there an issue with the Shrimperzone banner at the top of the page? It's disappeared for me and just displays a photobucket image
  9. The financial cost of ceremonial displays of racism

    Dale farm protester gets £15k payout http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-28143766 while Dale farm residents continue in their legal fight http://www.theenquirer.co.uk/dale-farm-mum-wins-appeal-over-eviction/ let's not forget how much the eviction of a few people from land that they...
  10. Shrimperstrust

    Under 18's Match Report Derby Delight For U18s At Colchester - Saturday 22nd March 2014

    Southend United U18s produced one of their most impressive displays of the season to defeat table-topping Essex rivals Colchester United 4-1 at Florence Park. Rob Craven's match report can be found here.
  11. DTS

    What a difference a Plymouth at home makes.

    Last seasons visit of Plymouth was probably the worst point of the season for me (I did miss AFC Wimbledon at home to be fair) and for me was the straw that broke the camels back. The side that night put in one of the most spineless displays I have ever seen. We were literally out fought in...
  12. Breaking News You read it first here folks ...........

    Persuaded, no doubt, by another woeful and ineffectual display from Spillane on Tuesday - thankfully truncated early, I have it on the very best authority that we are soon to be boosted by a very popular signing. Given that since he returned to his parent club in early January, we have not had...
  13. chadded

    Best ever individual displays

    Following on from Yorkshire Blue's thread about inept displays, I thought I might as well start one about towering displays of immenseness. Off the top of my head, I have to nominate Freddy Eastwood's debut, on Sat 16 Oct 04. If scoring after 7 seconds of your debut isn't enough, he finishes...
  14. Yorkshire Blue

    Worst ever individual displays

    With far too much positivity on the board following the signing of Lee Sawyer, I thought it about time I lowered the mood with a depressing thread, so inspired by mention of Che Wilson's LDV final appearance I want the definitive XI of worst ever performances. They don't have to be bad players...
  15. Andy_S

    Vote for Granty as League 2 Player of the Month

    I think in honour of his recent fantastic goalscoring displays, I reckon we should try and get Grant the League 2 fans Player of the Month... Remember back in the day we managed to get 3 or 4 of our players this and I was lucky enough to be picked out of the hat twice to present the award. Now...
  16. Tommy2holes

    The worst day ive had since 1998

    Well i dont really know where to start. Yesterday was the worst day i have had since i got battered by thugs by liverpool street in 1998 and had a face like sloth (not much has changed ) and my arm was broken and resembled a piece of string. I was left wondering what was more painful...
  17. yogi bear up the cagire

    More views from the outside

    Another offering from 'Clarke one nil' http://clarkeonenil.co.uk/front-page/leeds-united-and-the-other-91-basket-cases-mixed-bag-special-including-aston-villa-cardiff-city-southampton-southend-united-england Whether or whether not people believe that this correspondent has a vendetta against...
  18. CocklesShrimps&Whiteweed

    Why I loved tonight.

    Well..., apart from the solid team performance and one or two great individual displays it was the first time in (my) living memory when West Ham fans didn't clearly outnumber Shrimpers fans at Roots Hall. They were outnumbered and outsung. Those who know me will know that I'm not an advocate of...
  19. manor15


    Australia Manager: Pim Verbeek Captain: Lucas Neill FIFA Ranking: 20 Group D Background: The Socceroos head to South Africa for their third World Cup, after failing to progress past the group stage in 1974 but returning 32 years later in Germany last time round. Thanks to a 3-1 victory over...
  20. manor15


    Argentina Manager: Diego Maradona Captain: Javier Mascherano FIFA Ranking: 7 Group B Background: One of the most historically rich teams in football, the Albacete have won the World Cup twice and alongside France are the only side which have won the three most important tournaments in...