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  1. Ref Watch ...... Northampton

    After the promised decent performance from Mr Phillips on Tuesday, Saturday brings another official we should have no problems with. We have Russell Booth from Nottingham making his second visit to the Hall, although he has done 4 away matches. His only other home match was last season's...
  2. Blair Sturrock, Yes or No?

    I really hope it's not true that he is giving his son Blair a trial. He's signed him before. He's hardly going to say sorry son you failed the trial. It's basically looking after your own, but it's a waste of salary to the club. These things normally don't work out as the father always over...
  3. Ref Watch .... Southampton away

    Saturday's referee, as we finally bring the curtain down on a truly dreadful season, is Rob Shoebridge from Ripley, Derbyshire, in his 4th season as a Football League referee. His career seemed to be developing nicely until last August when he was responsible for one of the worst decisions in...
  4. Slipperduke

    West Ham. Not Good.

    WEST HAM ARE DOOMED After the excitement and drama of the weekend, here was the comedown. Manchester City against Manchester United was a tense, gritty battle of attrition. Tottenham against Chelsea was an explosive clash, packed with action. This was like watching a game of chicken between a...
  5. Can things get any worse?

    A lot of fans feel very depressed about what's been going on at our club recently, but can things get any worse? I'm afraid the answer is yes. The one great thing we still have at this club right now is Tilly & Brush. They've proved what they can do on a tight (but reasonable) budget and in...
  6. Thorpe Groyney

    Blackburn Rovers Fan Dies After Half Time Assault

    Dreadful news this morning of the poor Blackburn Rovers fan who's died after an incident involving a 'fellow supporter'. Although details are sketchy it appears a bin was thrown randomly and just happened to hit him during the half time interval. It also seems to be that his wife and brothers...
  7. Slipperduke

    Wenger Really Isn't A Paedo

    Sir Alex Ferguson has not exactly covered himself in glory in front of the press this season, but his spirited defence of Arsene Wenger's honour is to be applauded. The Manchester United boss has called on his own supporters to refrain from their sickening chants about Arsene Wenger when they...
  8. Rusty Shackleford

    X-Files Special: The Teflon Ron

    Reading through many of the posts regarding our current financial woes, one thought has struck me over and over again: How the hell does Ron Martin do it? Mr Martin has been proven to be a liar. That’s a fact that cannot be disputed. I was thinking of prefacing that with an ‘IMHO’, but I...
  9. fatshrimp

    X Factor - John & Edward

    Just watching the X Factor (against my wishes) and have just witnessed two Irish kids murdering the song they've been given to perform - Oops I Did it Again by Britney Spears. They were absolutely dreadful but very entertaining. They are going to get my vote tonight even though they can not...
  10. Ref Watch ..... The Paint Thing

    The referee for tomorrow night's early kick off at the rather nicely appointed stadium of the rather nastily created MK Dons, is Oliver Langford from Darlaston, near Walsall in the West Midlands. In just his second season as a Football League referee, he has only refereed Southend once before...
  11. Frustrated

    Tilly will always have my utmost respect for the fantastic job he has done at Southend United, I love the guy - he's a legend. I'd also love to see him stay here for many, many years to come, it would take an awful lot for my feelings to change on that score. However I'm frustrated at the...
  12. The Midfield Balance

    Last week, I posted this after the Brighton game. http://www.shrimperzone.com/vb/showpost.php?p=1027163&postcount=55 Now more than ever, after two dismal losses against run of the mill teams where we've created nothing, it's been made quite evident that the midfield we operate doesn't work...
  13. Breaking News Revelling in it! 05/08/09

    Revelling In It This week starring: ‘The Legion Of Doom’ aka Osei Sankofa and Jean-Francois Christophe Ian ‘Sideshow Bob’ Joyce Adam ‘Right Said Fred’ Barrett We’re all a little bit worried at the minute as ever since not being allowed to play in the Toomey Trophy, no-one has seen the...
  14. Slipperduke

    I Heart Peter Crouch

    I have to confess to a guilty pleasure. I love Peter Crouch. I really do. I don't want to go and choose curtains with him, you understand, or look into civil partnerships or anything like that. No, my affection towards him is more of a paternal love. When fortunes turn against him, it burns me...
  15. Magnum PI

    Scouting at Grays

    Magnum decided to head down to Grays vs Rushden for some first hand intelligence on four of our old players. Great decision ! 0-0 Here was the lowdown Tommy Black (Centre Midfield) - Subbed after 60 minutes for a kid. Played in the centre of midfield and looked a pale shadow of the player...
  16. Slipperduke

    Striker Crisis For Capello

    England 4-0 Slovakia Heskey, 7 Rooney, 70, 90+2 Lampard, 82 Forget about the result. A 4-0 victory over a substandard Slovakia might look nice on the scoreboard, but it has no place in the bigger picture. Fabio Capello will be far more concerned by a dramatic injury crisis in his frontline...
  17. Thorpe Groyney

    Does The Big C Make You A Big C?

    I'm just in from my daily walk. Despite the cold my face is burning up. Although the wander was a modest one, to Southchurch Park, the seafront and then back home, my body aches all over and I'm far too tired for a bloke of my age to be. You see, people, I have cancer - and I'm fare more...
  18. ShrimplyTheBest

    The Midfield Puzzle...

    Chelsea game aside, these last few weeks have been more and more worrying for the club... With our success over the last few years has come an ever increasing fan base with ever increasing expectations and with the team now failing to meet these expectations yesterday, for the first time, I...
  19. Slipperduke

    You Lucky *******s

    Only Tottenham could make such a simple task so ludicrously difficult. Only Tottenham could take an unloseable game and almost throw it away. Harry Redknapp has booked his place at Wembley for a second season running, but he won't kid himself that his team deserves it. Two late goals from Roman...
  20. how close should you get to the players

    as a young man, I can remember playing football with derek spences kids in his bakc garden, everytime we played up north, which was fine, or making friends, with paul roberts, at the time he was older than me. The big question for me is this, to we let our judgement of our players cloud our...
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