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  1. Hiya....

    I've been following Southend since 1978, and the first game I paid to get into (and didn't climb over the wall into the North bank toilets) was for the opening league game of the 78/9 season vs Chester. I've followed and dipped into the shrimper zone site , and can personally identify with the...
  2. * ORM *

    Mixed emotions and a You Tube plea

    When I say mixed I am obviously well over the moon. 750 am here and I am buzzing. I can't tell you how good today will be. I was supposed to stream this game but it just didn't happen. Shattered through work but I was awake on and off and had the zone on iPhone and BBC on IPad. When I saw that...
  3. Shrimperstrust

    Under 18's Match Report Youth Team Share Spoils With Pompey - Saturday 22nd February 2014

    Southend United U18s picked up their first point of 2014, but a 3-3 draw with Portsmouth left youth team coach Dave Huzzey with bittersweet emotions after his team had led 3-0 at half-time. Rob Craven's match report can be found here.
  4. Evening Echo

    Southend United's Cauley Woodrow left suffering mixed emotions after Dagenham & Redbr

    Southend United's Cauley Woodrow left suffering mixed emotions after Dagenham & Redbr CAULEY Woodrow was left suffering mixed emotions following Southend United’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy defeat to Dagenham & Redbridge. More...
  5. Top Five Regrets of the Dying

    As below.... What might your biggest regret be? NB superblue24 - Regret #2..........
  6. shrimperjon

    Is the criticism of Brown harsh?

    Firstly I don't want this thread to end up as a slagging off of PB. Emotions are running high after the highs and lows of today. My opinion is that he got it wrong today, both Moshni and Straker playing and out of position was clearly not right, but on another day and with a bit more help from...
  7. CC51DAS

    Breaking News Ronnie Martini wins prestigous Football League Chairman of the Month award for March

    Well this is a turn-up ! Ron must have has beaten some tough competition. He seems pleased - apparently award to be presented at Wembley. Chairman Ronnie has issued a Statement and as I can't get the link to work I have posted it on here: "Club Statement" Some decisions in Life are...
  8. danburyshrimper

    Question Opposing players you most enjoyed watching

    Is there an opposing player past or present that when they come to play at the home of football, Roots Hall , you actually have looked forward to watching ?. Please try to avoid ex Blues players as sometimes the emotions run too high!!! George Best i guess springs immediately to mind when he...
  9. Should the Zone be turned off for a couple of days?

    I feel sick to my stomach after last night, and I think emotions are rightly running high. Would it be best to have a little bit of a cool down before thinking about football and the future?
  10. CC51DAS

    Do you think Crewe will target Mohsni ?

    Have to say that I was surprised on Saturday that Crewe didn't try to wind Bilel up more than they did. Maybe they realise that he has learned to control his emotions better or maybe they were saving a few dirty tricks for the crucial second leg knowing that he can get exitable in these key...
  11. Evening Echo

    Sturrock: Top three fight is lost

    SOUTHEND United manager Paul Sturrock was left suffering mixed emotions following his side’s hard fought 0-0 draw at Torquay United on Saturday. More...
  12. Onion_Bag_Dave


    It's like we have never lost a game before. As a complete die hard SUFC fan, I hate coming on Shrimperzone, because it is full of absolute hyperbolic nonsense, but I also love it because I get to interact with Southend United fans, sometimes it helps to get things off my chest, which I am...
  13. Can a footballer learn to control anger?

    Or for that matter can any human being learn to control anger? Well the simple answer is yes we can learn to control anger. But in general anger cannot be managed simply by someone trying harder next time to avoid getting angry (as some seem to think). I have never heard of footballers...
  14. Evening Echo

    Sturrock suffers mixed emotions

    SOUTHEND United manager Paul Sturrock was left suffering mixed emotions after this afternoon's bore draw with Canvey Island. More...
  15. DoDTS

    Memory Lane Season reviews 1920 to 1955

    Now I know that this is't everyone's cup of tea but to pass the long soccerless days here's my take on Blues history season by season: SEASON 1919-20 FROM BANKRUPTCY TO SUCCESS The first season after football had closed down for the First World War, and at the start of the season the only...
  16. Rob Noxious

    World Cup Memories

    Strange as it may seem, I've been reminiscing once again. I was thinking about the England World Cup squad of 1970 and their number one hit, 'Back Home.' There they were on TOTP, all suited in black and wearing white shirts and black ties. We didn't have a colour telly then, so that's how it...
  17. Lord Football

    It could be worse. We could be Grimsby.

    Now, we thought it was bad here. This taken, complete with gratutious swearing, from a Grimsby forum think almost sums up the feeling in our little corner of Essex..... but not quite ;) Now I'm as optimistic as anyone when it comes to this **** of a football club, but after this...
  18. Colchester and proud!

    Boothroyd banter!

    Thought you lot might like a laugh, this has been taken from our OMB, at least Adrian's interviews are interesting and amusing, he is a bit like our team, you never know what is going to happen next! ***************************************************** Here's a selection of some of Aidy's...
  19. Shrimper_Wez

    Southend chant costs £21,000 - SZ could do better on a fiver...

    For a start this did come from The Sun, but I found it gave me mixed emotions. I found it both amusing (slightly) and slightly disturbing that it took £21,000 to come up with: "Underground, overground, signed on a free, he's Dougie Freedman of SUFC." (To the Wombles tune). Got me...
  20. toellandback

    Good luck

    I am writing just to send my thoughts to you the fans. No matter who wears the shirt, who owns the club or who manages it. The people that feel the ups and downs are us, the mugs who follow the clubs we love blindly. I am sure you will be fine, it won't be comfortable and there will be alot of...