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  1. Jay Emmanuel Thomas

    Reading on news now that he is available for a season long loan, casting my mind back to beginning of last season he ripped through us like butter, I thought he was quality, or was that just me? He could be a great addition to the team
  2. Ref Watch ..... Brighton U23 H

    Checkatrade - where reputation matters If it mattered that much surely they wouldn't be sponsoring this wretched competition. Well the referee that some of you will, but most of you won't, be watching is the dead-eyed Darren Deadman, from Chatteris, Cambridgeshire. He is a civil servant...
  3. Evening Echo

    Brown: Emmanuel Thomas was the difference between the two teams

    SOUTHEND United manager Phil Brown felt Gillingham striker Jay Emmanuel-Thomas was the difference between the two teams at Roots Hall last night. More...
  4. manor15

    Post-Match Thread and Ratings Southend United 1-3 Gillingham v2.0

    Well that was a woeful second half. Wasn't there Saturday so won't draw comparisons but there was some atrocious defending on display and some hopeless attacking. First half was alright, but as soon as they put Jay Emmanuel-Thomas on it was game over and our defence looked like they all ****...
  5. 2015-16 Season Preview - Gillingham FC

    Gillingham FC Full Name: Gillingham Football Club Founded: 1893 Nickname: The Gills Ground: The "MEMS" Priestfield Stadium - 11,582 Capacity Manager: Justin Edinburgh 2014-15 Season: SkyBet League One - 12th We've Met Before First Time: 25th March 1921 - Gillingham 1-1 Southend - Division...
  6. 2015-16 Season Preview - Chesterfield FC

    Chesterfield FC Full Name: Chesterfield Football Club Founded: 1867 Nickname: The Spireites Ground: The Proact Stadium - 10,504 Capacity Manager: Dean Saunders 2014-15 Season: SkyBet League One - 6th - Lost to Preston in the Play-Offs We've Met Before First Time: 11th January 1939 -...
  7. Shrimperstrust

    Under 18's Match Report Late Drama As Blues U18s Draw With Bees - Saturday 27th September 2014

    Southend United U18s came close to toppling table-topping Barnet, but two goals in the closing stages from the visitors cancelled out earlier efforts by Emmanuel Adeyeye and Norman Wabo. Rob Craven's match report can be found here.
  8. George Friend

    Middlesbrough have had a six-figure offer accepted by Doncaster Rovers for George Friend who played half a dozen games for us on loan in Tilly's last season Middlesbrough are trawling a lot lower down the football food-chain this summer - they've signed ex-Walsall striker Emmanuel Ledesma and...
  9. Slipperduke

    Pistol-Whip The Cheats

    Nothing irritates me more than diving. Seriously, it's right up there above noisy eating, people who play tinny R'n'B through their cellphones on the bus and that invisible scratch on my West Wing DVD that smashes straight through the important bit ten minutes into every episode when you're...
  10. Slipperduke

    Arsenal's Better Half

    Ask a new convert to Arsenal what the club's greatest weakness is and you'll get a variety of answers. You might hear that the players are too young, or that there's no cover in defensive midfield, or even that Nicklas Bendtner is a lumbering oaf incapable of even the simplest of motor skills...
  11. Slipperduke

    Even I Can't Back The Gunners

    As anyone who recalls my contributions to 'The Bet Shop Boys' will know, I'm not much of a gambler. Instead of always betting on the likeliest outcome, I have a reckless and self-destructive habit of only making predictions that might make me seem really clever. Sometimes, like the time I backed...
  12. Slipperduke

    Terry's Disingenuous Pledge

    If you ever wanted to capture the essence of modern football in just one page, you could do a lot worse than paying a visit to Chelsea's website. Here, behind the splash of adverts for a new kit that looks more like a women's cycling top than a football jersey, you will find John Terry's...
  13. Slipperduke

    Adebayor - No Loss

    Generally, when a club agrees to sell their top goalscorer, you can expect a certain reaction from the supporters. It tends to range from anywhere between frenzied phonecalls to the local radio station and furious protests against the chairman in the carpark. Occasionally, in really serious...
  14. Slipperduke

    Tevez - The Big Girl

    Heroes can be hard to find in modern football. It's difficult to feel any connection to a teenage millionaire when he signs a contract large enough to fund a hospital wing before he's even scored his 20th Premier League goal. It's impossible to respect a man who passionately expresses his desire...
  15. Slipperduke

    Garry Cook's Gamble

    I don't want to appear rude or patronising, but something has been bothering me for a while now and I need to get it off my chest. Does Manchester City's chief executive Garry Cook actually understand how football works? I only ask because the evidence is really starting to pile up now. He...
  16. Slipperduke

    Adebayor Needs Arsenal

    Do you think Emmanuel Adebayor realises that he may have brought all this upon himself? It always amazes me when footballers stand in front of the cameras and tell the world that their manager must start spending money on better players. They never seem to comprehend, even for a moment, that...
  17. Slipperduke

    Job Done

    Manchester United 0-0 Arsenal Sir Alex Ferguson stepped lightly across the slick Old Trafford turf, turning slowly and taking in the view as if it was his first ever visit to the stadium. With eyes full of awe and a broad grin splashed across his face, he let out a long, sigh of satisfaction...
  18. Slipperduke

    Ruthless United Stun Arsenal

    There is a reason why Manchester United are the best team in the world. They don't lift all those trophies simply because they have better players, or smarter tactics. They succeed so frequently because Sir Alex Ferguson has built himself a team of winners, professional and ruthless, indomitable...
  19. Slipperduke

    Not So Fab, Lukasz

    Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea Walcott, 18 Malouda, 33 Drogba, 84 The vultures arrived at Wembley expecting to pick the flesh from Petr Cech's reputation, but it was birthday boy Lukasz Fabianski who offered up his own carcass, blundering in the late stages and costing his side a place in the FA Cup...
  20. Slipperduke

    Troubled Times For Cech

    Chelsea's season is in the sweaty hands of one man and he doesn't look entirely happy about it. If the Londoners are to have any hope of burying their second place curse, they need Petr Cech back to his best before this evening's FA Cup semi-final clash with Arsenal kicks off. Another disastrous...