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  1. amsemp

    I seem to have unintentionally acquired a cat...

    Slightly random, I know. But about 3 months ago, a cat started appearing in our back garden on a pretty consistent basis. He then started noticing when we were getting home from work and waiting for the back gate to open before darting in and sitting in/rolling around in the garden wanting us to...
  2. londonblue

    European Championship Odds

    I saw in the Metro (I think it was - I was reading the paper of the guy next to me) that Ladbrokes are advertising odds of 9-2 for England to win all their group matches, and also 9-2 for England to reach the final. I'm not a betting man, but those odds don't seem all that generous to me. Given...
  3. How can we get the Wembley daytrippers into the Hall ?

    We have such a huge following for the big occasions, but they rarely seem to visit the hall for your typical home league match ? Any suggestions how we can entice them in, or have we tried and found it's pointless ?
  4. Making immunisations mandatory

    What with the rise of measles across the country after the **** stirring by the "popular" media and that shyster Andrew Wakefield, should the immunisation of all children become mandatory? Punishable by a nice big fine of the threat of a spell inside may entice those who think that they're being...
  5. Question Who are they to say we cannot DREAM the DREAM!

    I was incensed to read that a certain Roy Donaughie and Ipshite say we are punching above our weight.What right have they except freedom of speech, wasnt it just a few short years ago Swansea were gighting relegation from the 2nd division into the conference.I bet their supporters then were...
  6. TrueBlue

    Drink offer at the club

    from the club.... Its a start I guess but SUFC have a long way to go till we see offers like at Morecambe if they really want to entice people into the bars before games
  7. TrueBlue

    Do your bit - entice a friend!

    On the coach home Tuesday night I was talking to a young lad who was 16 and he was saying he would love to go Saturday but had nobody to go with, so I told him book the coach for Saturday and I will stick with him for the day and give him a lift home to his nans after the game when the coach...
  8. Sturrock to Plymouth or any Scottish club who sacks a manager

    Apparently it was Mr Brent , the man trying to buy Plymouth, who instructed Peter Ridsdale to sack Peter Reid. This I was told by a relative who lives in Devon. Now just been on the footie rumours site and there is a posting of this happening and have assurances this wasn't written by my...
  9. 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...
  10. CC51DAS

    Club to experiment with free admission ?

    With attendances starting to dwindle, I understand that the Club is to look at possible ways to entice the so called 'marginal supporters' who might otherwise be tempted by the lure of neighbouring clubs such as Canvey , Chelmsford and even Braintree Town, to visit Roots Hall. It is not thought...
  11. seany t

    Why are transfers so hard to conclude in the modern era and where does it leave us?

    As it's all doom and gloom around here (perhaps a little unsurprisingly) I thought a topic to discuss in the meantime might be in order. So I thought we could discuss WHY transfers are so hard to conclude nowadays. Here's my lot: For a start, I think it's due to escalated prices. The top teams...
  12. Yorkshire Blue

    Man City - new manager?

    From the Beeb On the bright side for City, when Sven doesn't work out they might be able to entice Orville instead.
  13. Next Seasons Budget

    Steve Tilson said on the radio yesterday that we probably had the smallest budget in the championship which obviously cost us severely. Now lets assume our average attendence next season incuding away fans is 7,000, (and if we're not in the top 10 by christmas then this figure will drop) which...
  14. Xàbia Shrimper

    Southend United - How far have we come? Part 4

    “It was only four years ago that this club was losing £2.3m a season,” Ron Martin enthused as he published the accounts for the financial year ending July 2002 which showed that Southend United has lost “just” £707,665, the fourth year in succession that the club had reduced its losses. It was a...

    next season is not going to be the bed of roses I think everyone assumes it will be. Looking first of all at the finances, the drop off for the gates will equate to around £50,000 each game which over the course of the season will be over £1.1m, then of course there is the sky money, which I...
  16. New Pope

    Anyone got any opinions on the new Pope? Is it a good appointment or bad. Having read a bit about him on the BBC I was shocked to read that he was a former member of the Hitler Youth. I was hoping that the Nigerian Cardinal was going to be elected as the new Pope. As a lapsed catholic I...
  17. Boy O Boylan

    I recently posted that out of lower league strikers I would most like to see Lee Boylan join The Blues. The reply from several was that he had crohns disease and would not pass a medical. Since then we learn that Tilly attempted to sign him last season. I can only admire Boylans loyalty to...