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  1. Breaking News Allegations of a Top Departure

    Word is reaching ShrimperZone Towers that allegedly our Youth Guru and all-round top man Ricky Duncan has been offered a job at Arsenal. Normally we would hint and wait for confirmation but that "we know something but can't say" provokes dissent on the Zone so we are posting this with allegedly...
  2. Shrimpergarry

    at least discipline has improved.....

    I am surprised at how few bookings we are picking up at the moment (1 yellow in the last 3 games - compared with 9 for the opposition). At least discipline seems to have improved a bit - not even Granty is getting booked for dissent!
  3. Southampton Shrimper

    Guy Butters Fined

    The article below appeared in the Southern Daily Echo a week before Christmas: CHRISTMAS COMES WITH A FINE AND BAN FOR PAUL Christmas can be expensive at the best of times, but Paul McCarthy has got to dig a bit deeper this year. The Winchester City owner has been fined £100 and had a...
  4. I think we need to go bust to survive

    After watching the game on saturday, I have reached the very sad conclusion, that the only way out of this mess, is to actual get wound up, and go bust. then reform, aka wimbledon, chester, halifax,etc etc. for there is no getting away from it, we are very close to the end, both on and off the...
  5. Slipperduke

    Question What Makes You Proud To Be English?

    Nice and simple this one. What makes you proud to be English. Is it music? Literature? Ant and Dec? For me, it's our long and glorious history of dissent. Since the dawn of time, we've had the courage to stick it to The Man. All the way back to Chaucer and beyond, we've refused to take any ****...
  6. Slipperduke

    The FA Get It Right!

    Justice, when it finally arrived, was measured without being merciless. With a GBP20,000 fine and a four match touchline ban, two of which are suspended, The Football Association have resisted the temptation to make an example of Sir Alex Ferguson without letting him off the hook entirely. On...
  7. Slipperduke

    Referees Are Cowards

    Another year, another desperate attempt by the Football Association to regain some semblance of control over their sport. This week's announcement that managers will no longer be able to criticise referees before the game has even started is just the latest in a series of inadequate sticking...
  8. OldBlueLady

    The Apprentice - week 1

    Whoever the 16th person was who "bottled it" before the tv stage, he enjoyed more air time than the majority of those on the men's team - Howard excepted. Tonight was all about the meltdown in the girls' team. Stepping up to the plate in week 1, Mona (surely the a and n are the wrong way round?)...
  9. Slipperduke

    Long Way To Go

    There's a long way to go yet. After an almost flawless first year in charge, Fabio Capello was brought crashing down to earth in Seville by a breath-taking Spanish side who taught him a hard lesson in what it takes to win international honours. England kept pace with the European Champions for...
  10. Slipperduke

    Spurs Self-Destruct Again

    Another day, another miserable result for Tottenham Hotspur. The pressure will continue to build on the beleaguered Juande Ramos, but with performances this self-destructive and stupid, is it really any wonder? Spurs were the architects of their own downfall on a cold, windy night in Northern...
  11. Suffolk Shrimper In Dorset

    The Stiffs at Ipswich

    Well, not a patch on the 5-4 game last year and in many ways it was all a bit tame. They scored either side of the half time break, the second being from the spot after Lokando was sent off (deservedly really, though as it was only the stiffs the ref could maybe have bben lenient as it then...
  12. Crabby Shrimper

    When times were worse

    Ok, things aren't going brilliantly at the moment, but lets remember where we came from. I've been tidying some boxes this week, and stumbled across a copy of the Swansea Evening Post, dated Saturday December 13th 2003 (apologies, but this is obviously written from the perspective of a Swans...
  13. If you were Sepp Blatter for the day, which football rules would you change?

    Which bits of footie matches or rules really **** you off? What would improve things for you? Up 10 for dissent? Yellow card sin bins like rugby and hockey? Red card suspensions to match the time the injured player takes to get fit again? Interested in your ideas!
  14. Slipperduke

    Javier Mascherano

    Javier Mascherano could not have contributed more to Manchester United’s victory without latching onto a Paul Scholes through-ball and rocketing it past Pepe Reina. So far this season, the Argentine midfielder has been the perfect example of a modern, defensive midfielder, but this weekend he...
  15. fbm

    The fbm report - Swansea

    At lightning speed, due to existing committments elsewhere today. Enjoy and Happy Easter to all my readers... :) BLUES STAY IN HUNT AS SWANS SHARE SPOILS Another wind affected match at the Hall today saw Southend draw with table topping Swansea City, but both teams deserve a huge amount of...
  16. Ratings

    Collis - Faultless although didn't have to do much. Good kicking to boot as well today - 7 Hammell - Defended reasonably, passed well but poor crossing - 6 Barrett - At fault for the goal, another couple of mistakes also - 6 P. Clarke - Defended strongly, good blocks and decent distribution...
  17. Irish_Shrimper

    Stopping 'silly' yellow cards

    Me and another couple of lads were talking about this during the match today and I thought i'd put it out on its own to get a discussion going. Some of you might know a bit more about Barnet's situation than I do... The original post goes as follows: Quote: Originally Posted by ableson...
  18. Are Leeds Dirty ?

    Leeds have a history of being a dirty Team ,I'm not so sure recently tho and was wondering if anyone can tell me their Bookings and Sending offs stats this season .Only with so much at stake on Saturday ,I can see them getting a bit nasty ,(good job McCormack is not involved) ,we have not...
  19. Steve Bennett

    I'm fully expecting plenty of stick for this post but why so much abuse towards Steve Bennett today. Up until the Maher incident there was no problems with the game. He had controlled it well with an early and fully justified yellow card for McCormack. Why on earth do people think that...
  20. Xàbia Shrimper

    Wolverhampton Wanderers v Southend United

    WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS 3-1 SOUTHEND UNITED Possession: 53% - 47% Wolves: Murray, Edwards, Breen, Craddock, Clapham, Gobern (Potter 78mins), Henry, Olofinjana, Ricketts (Little 66mins), Clarke (Bothroyd 64mins), Cort. Substitutes: Johnson, Ikeme Goals: Clarke 10mins, 22mins; Craddock 12mins...