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  1. Ref Watch ......... Swindon

    The referee for tonight's big match is Oliver Langford from Darlaston, near Walsall in the West Midlands. In his fourth season as a Football League referee, he has only refereed Southend twice before. First was the dreadful match (until the last minute anyway) at Leyton Orient in 2008/9. He...
  2. Ref Watch ........ Cobblers

    Man in charge of tomorrow's match is Gary Sutton from Lincoln. He is in the third season of his second spell as a League referee having previously been demoted from the list and returning after a couple of seasons in the BlueSquare. It will be his second Southend away match in reasonably quick...
  3. Tangled up in Blue

    A Leatherette Chair

    "Tara Brady had said that there are not enough chairs in the Boardroom for the Trust to take up their promised seat - so this should make it easier." So now we know why that so elusive seat on the board hasn't materialised.:winking:
  4. MrB

    OD - Week 4

    ShrimperZone CC v Stansfield Superjets Superjets sit bottom but picked up an elite all rounder last week so are stronger but they only have 8 first teamers. Strange decision to bat in very much bowling conditions and we picked off the elite early which has made life much easier. One more...
  5. DTS

    Question How good was 2011 to you.

    How good was 2011 to you personally on a scale of 1-10. I am talking life here not football. I would give myself a 7. Positives - Moved into new home which we renovated from top to bottom, took and passed all four exams to get a Diploma I need to carry on trading after Dec 2012, Still self...
  6. Ref Watch .... Oldham replay

    Man in charge of tomorrow's replay when we look to end a run of four games without a win is Gary Sutton from Lincoln. He is in the third season of his second spell as a League referee having previously been demoted from the list and returning after a couple of seasons in the BlueSquare. He has...
  7. Is the standard Maths teaching in decline? You decide

    1. Teaching Maths In 1970 A logger sells a truckload of timber for £100.. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit? 2. Teaching Maths In 1980 A logger sells a truckload of timber for £100. His cost of production is 80% of the price. What is his profit? 3...
  8. Evening Echo

    Sturrock says: Tough to pick team for Morecambe clash

    IT certainly isn’t getting any easier when it comes to picking the team at the moment. More...

    Average Away Followings 2010/11

    FOOTBALL LEAGUE ATTENDANCE REPORT - SEASON 2010/11 AVERAGE NUMBER OF TRAVELLING FANS Ok so this should probably be in the General Football Forum but i thought it might start some lively debate so have put it here first up, obviously how well your club does will have a huge impact on numbers as...
  10. Roller Blinds

    Ok, need some domestic help from all you pros! Need to quickly replace a roller blind in our spare room. I'm happy to go and buy and trim a new rollerblind from Ikea but that involves a trek to Leeds and probably buying a new drill to put the new fixings up. The actual problem with the blind is...
  11. Does the Marketing leave a lot to be desired ?

    Similay to the Tara has backfired article. I believe the marketing area of the Club is not as good as it was when Brian Wheeler was at the helm. Admittedly things were easier then as we achieved back to back promotions. For me things could still improve in this capacity but as someone...
  12. Club re-invigoration needed?

    A few have posted that they are not best pleased with how the ticket office is operating and that the promoting / marketing of the Club is not as good as it was when Brian Wheeler was here. Maybe things were easier back then as we were in the Championship. I for one think the Club could be...
  13. DTS

    Would you do time to spare your Mrs

    The Mrs and I were watching TV last night night - Cant recall the show but it was basically Fred West's life story. Anyway Fred basically refused to drop Rose in it insisting that he did all the killing himself. Now that is obviously an extreme but this got me thinking.... If for example your...
  14. Pak Power

    Convert a mate to SUFC

    I am really quite pleased with myself that I have converted a mate from a 'Gooner' to a Southend fan. Now this has taken a lot of patience and guile, but it can be done. Firstly, I invited him to a game, then a drink after with the lads. Much subtle criticism of armchair premiership Sky (other...
  15. Yorkshire Blue

    World Cup Qualifiers

    ENGLAND, Montenegro, Ukraine, Poland, Moldova, San Marino Poland as 4th seeds is nasty and there are definitely easier groups out there, but it could have been worse.
  16. MrB

    Season 20 Leagues

    Up tomorrow I think but I thought I'd let Toddy know that the manager of 2nd Chance has just sent me a message telling me he's going bot. Don't know why he wanted to tell me specifically but it makes Toddy's job a bit easier in OD next season.
  17. BrettieAngell

    Cup - Season 20

    I got a home tie against Russell's Stumpers (1503 in England). Could have been an easier draw but I've got a chance, should get a good crowd aswell!
  18. canveyshrimper

    Wimbledon 2011

    Who is going to win this year? The Women's looks to be open with Clijsters withdrawing because of injury and both Williams sisters coming back after long spells out with injury. Be nice to see Maria Sharapova grunt her way to another title. I think the Men may be a bit easier to predict as...
  19. All At Sea - online shop launched

    Hi all, sorry to hijack the main board with this but I've had quite a few back issues requests from SZ'ers recently so this may be of interest. We've now launched our own online shop where you can see and buy back issues, the current issue, and subscribe to the fanzine wherever you are in the...
  20. Yorkshire Blue

    GNVQs and BTECs and other qualifications that aren't GCSEs/A-levels/Degrees

    How do these work from a grading perspective? Are they easier to pass than to fail? How do you tell a good student from these qualifications? Would be particularly interested to hear from people who have employed candidates who have these qualifications.