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  1. Slipperduke

    Manuel Neuer

    While England’s footballers sulk in their sun-loungers, the rest of the continent will be contesting the 2008 European Championships. Iain Macintosh, who still won’t allow the word ‘McClaren’ to be uttered in his home, runs the rule over some of the potential stars of the summer. This week, it’s...
  2. Interpol Shrimper

    Official SZ Match Report - Huddersfield Town

    I think Matt & James are otherwise detained today, so I am just going to post my report as a thread on here (instead of it being uploaded to the main page - for the time being!)
  3. Slipperduke

    Securing The Future, Letting Go Of The Past

    It’s been an emotional day. Well, it’s been an emotional day for you guys anyway. I spent the morning frantically trying to make Chelsea’s routine victory over Olympiakos sound interesting and I didn’t even know that the new stadium had been approved until Cricko phoned me up and told me. For me...
  4. Napster

    TV's Top 25 put-downs

    TV's top 25 put-downs published Lord Blackadder spent most of his life devising witty 'put-downs' Insults by Captain Mainwaring and Lord Blackadder have been named among the top 25 put-downs in TV history, as chosen by the Radio Times magazine. "Stupid Boy!" uttered by Dad's Army's Captain...
  5. Smiffy

    Atmosphere Today...

    For various reasons I was unable to make the trip today, but I co-ordinated the efforts from afar.. TBV flags and drum made the trip, but unfortunately the stewards were not as helpful as hoped and denied all but one of our flags entry into the ground. The drum made it in though!.. With the...
  6. Hawkwell Blue

    Essex Enquirer - Oxford Game

    Journalists often get criticised for their inaccurate reporting so how about this about the Oxford match from the Essex Enquirer..... "The scoreline may have been goalless but the second round F.A. Cup tie between Oxford and Southend was anything but dull" "It was a tense and absorbing...
  7. Slipperduke

    Reading - Arsenal

    I covered this game last night, and if you didn't see it then congratulations. It was truly awful and a shocking example of the way the game has gone in the top flight. Here's the report, have a read and be thankful that Southend aren't in the Premier League! "What do you do with a problem...
  8. The General

    Week 7 - The FC Thread

    Well this week sees General Star's welcome the oddly named One Team....One... The oppo sit bottom in the league but have won and drawn their last 2 FC games. General Star's currently sit in 2nd, 14 points behind leaders Cricket Genuises who play 7th placed Rival Schools. The General Stars will...
  9. Davros

    Fun and games on C2C last night

    i have just fired this off to C2C customer relations... i think you'll enjoy.. Dear C2C a bemusing journey home last night... Having been kicked off the train at Basildon circa 10.30pm we were told there would be buses soon to take us further onwards. After an hour (and another couple...
  10. Spaceman Spiff

    "Southend's League position is a mystery"... Spurs speak

    Some complimentary comments from Chris Hughton: Chris Hughton takes a look at Saturday's FA Cup fourth round opponents Southend United. "IT'S DIFFICULT to say how much of a bearing the fact that we played Southend in the Carling Cup in December will have on Saturday's FA Cup game - you'll only...
  11. fancy slumming it

    with the spurs fans Southend home, FA Cup 4th round, January 27 Tickets are now on general sale for this fixture and will be available on the day of the game. It's the second time we've come up against the Shrimpers this season having beaten them in a tough encounter in the Carling Cup also...
  12. fbm

    The fbm view and ratings - Derby

    BLUES SUCCUMB TO HOWARDS WAY It was another point-less afternoon for Southend at the Hall as Derby went clear at the top of the Championship after doing the double over the bottom side. The main difference between the teams was Rams front man and ex-Luton striker Steve Howard. He did the...
  13. Southendsleeper

    The sea's on the pitch - Barnsley A Match summary

    **** ***** **** **** Just gut wrenching Rained on there, torrential rain during the match, worse rain in the second half, turned into a farce. Rightly the officials carried on, and with 20 mins left, I was hoping a fairly entertaining (for the wrong reasons) encounter wouldnt be abandoned...
  14. Bob Cratchitt

    Not a bad result from today's Battrick Friendly

    Thanks for the game although it does appear that I did better this time round than our previous encounter last year. 17/12/2006 (friendly) at Gambero C.C. ShrimperZone CC 180-10 Gambero C.C. 182-2 05/06/2005 (friendly) at ShrimperZone CC ShrimperZone CC 193-10 Gambero C.C. 194-3 Anyone else...
  15. The General

    Reserve game today!

    For anyone who dares to watch SZFC, you see sitters missed week in, week out but today's reserve encounter really took the biscuit. I have never seen a team so dominant and miss so many chances. Altho Badbuy put away 2 he must have missed about 10 and at times tried doing too much rather...
  16. fbm

    The fbm view and ratings

    HULL HUMBLE HOSTS IN HALLOWEEN HORROR Southend hit rock bottom as they yet again conceded three goals at home to gift fellow strugglers Hull the points on a chilly Halloween evening. In a poor encounter, it was obvious that both sides lacked quality and confidence as the opening exchanges saw...
  17. Uncle Leo

    Ipswich preview

    Southend have now gone over two months without a league win, but with Ipswich Town next on the fixture list, the Shrimpers have a great chance of ending their dismal run. After a good streak of four wins in five games, Ipswich have lost their last three, conceding nine goals in the process. Of...
  18. South Bank Hank

    Why we need to be EXTREMELY WORRIED…

    … YET STRANGELY OPTIMISTIC!! Sometimes when a team is promoted, the momentum from previous seasons can be enough to carry you still forward – see Wigan last season in the Premiership and just look at what we achieved last year ourselves. But then sometimes the step up in class is just too...
  19. Drug Warning

    Police are warning all men who frequent clubs, parties & local pubs to be alert and stay cautious when offered a drink from any woman. Many females use a date rape drug on the market called "Beer." The drug is found in liquid form and is available anywhere. It comes in bottles, cans, or from...
  20. C C Csiders

    Franck Moussa - youngest players rank?

    Where does Franck Moussa rank in the list of the youngest players ever to play for Southend in a first team encounter. He is surely, one of (if not the) youngest?