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  1. Jam_Man

    Premier League finances - Daily Telegraph

    Great article in the Telegraph today regarding the Premier league and how much money clubs make and lose. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/competitions/premier-league/9255617/Revealed-the-financial-health-of-the-Premier-League-laid-bare.html Its based on financial accounts 2010/11 and...
  2. Razam

    Interesting Article On New Stadiums

  3. Suffolk Shrimper In Dorset

    Complete contrasts: what's your experience?

    Tomorrow courtesy of some corporate thing I am off to the Emirates to see Arsenal v Man City. Top of the Premiershite stuff with two clubs who have everything to play for, and putting the overpaid egotistical attitudes of the players to one side, a game packed full of players with immense...

    The Sack Race

    20 managers have been appointed since the season kicked off back in August, of the 72 in situ then only half were in the position in August 2010 but is simply changing the boss whenever things go awry the answer ?? In the most case no, Plymouth are just as much in the doo now as when Carl...
  5. Who would be the Blues Henry equivalent?

    Looking at the emotional scenes at the Emirates, who would be the player most likely to get that level of reception if he returned on loan and scored within 10 minutes, winning the game in the process? Nominations for a player who could theoretically do that (ie is still playing) and for someone...
  6. Uncle Leo

    Celebrity spotting

    At the risk of being even more low-brow than usual, I'm kicking off a thread where SZers can post their celebrity spots. This must involve spotting famous(ish) people in something other than their usual milieu - seeing Robin van Persie at the Emirates Stadium would not count, seeing Robin van...
  7. Smiffy

    Pre-Match Thread Southend v Shrewsbury

    Nice and early as there is a bit of a buzz around at last! Just a quick reminder: This match is part of The Sun TWO Adult tickets for £9.50 promotion that they ran in the summer. For those of you that kept the form, just fill it in, attach the four tokens and take it down to the ticket office...
  8. Zaragoza "to be renamed Team Dubai"

    http://www.arabianbusiness.com/dubai-buys-spanish-la-liga-club--rename-team-dubai--394903.html So it'll be interesting when they come up against Qatar Foundation's own Barcelona...
  9. Scotland v Brazil

    Er, since when did The Emirates become part of Scotland?
  10. Cricko

    Leyton Orient threaten legal action

    Leyton Orient have threatened to sue the Premier League for tens of millions of pounds in damages if they do not reconsider their decision to allow West Ham to move to the Olympic Stadium in Stratford. Orient believe that if West Ham move to the stadium, which is within a mile of their Brisbane...
  11. Jay_Shrimper

    Peter Clarke

    Has just been credited with an own goal for Huddersfield according to sky sports live centre, versus Arsenal at the Emirates in the FA Cup 4th round. And now Arsenal are down to ten men. 40 minutes played. Arsenal winning, but have 1 man less now.
  12. Blackpool Must Remain Frugal While Aboard the Gravy Train

    The moment that the seasoned Brett Ormerod poked home Blackpool’s winner against Cardiff City in the 43rd minute will no doubt go down in the history of the club and town, but it stands to reason that the club now has an important decision to make in its history. Ian Holloway, the charismatic...
  13. Slipperduke

    We Few, We Happy Few...

    Come on now, let’s see those chins off the ground. This is what supporting Southend is all about, isn’t it? Agony, frustration and the feeling that the world is ganging up on you? That’s what we do. Ain’t none of us here who signed up for success, glory and blanket coverage on Sky Sports...
  14. Slipperduke

    Rubbish Arsenal Fans

    This is the uncut version of a column for tomorrow's Irish Examiner. I have to strip out 125 words before I can file, but I wanted the full version to get read before I took the knife to it. These people, they really, really grind my balls. The Arsenal fans. Not the Irish. They're lovely...
  15. 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...
  16. Ayrshire Blue

    2010/11 New Kit Mock Ups

    So, The new Nike teamwear launch was last night at the Emirates. I got the images of the new kits today and have mocked up some possibilities as what could be our home shirt for next season. Just for a bit of fun pick which one you like the most. Option 1 Option 2 Option 3 Option 4...
  17. Slipperduke

    No Blind Spot, Wenger's Just Too Loyal

    Much will be written in the coming days about Arsene Wenger and his perceived ‘blind spot’ for goalkeepers. It is the death knell for thousands of trees, all doomed to slaughter just so that we can be told that one of the finest managers in the history of the Premier League cannot even recognise...
  18. 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...
  19. Question If there was no SUFC who would you go to watch?

    I was watching Arsenal last night and thought that if SUFC didn't exist i'd possibly spend my saturday afternoons at the emirates. I simply couldn't stomach supporting the o's or u's. And i'd rather eat my own vomit than buy a west ham season ticket. Spurs fans get right on my nerves although...
  20. Crawliano

    Arsenal v Bolton

    OK, so I'm supposedly taking my Arsenal supporting Sister to the Emirates tomorrow to see the game. My question is, how likely is it that it's going to be called off? I kinda think the answer is how long is a piece of string, but with the impending surrender of the entire underground network...