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  1. Sandbach Shrimper

    New Season Predictions

    With the new Premier League season starting tomorrow, what are everyone's predictions for the top 4, bottom 3 and top scorer (along with any other predictions you'd like to offer)? Here's mine: Top 4 - Man United, Man City, Chelsea, Liverpool Bottom 3 - Wigan, Swansea, QPR Top scorer - Javier...
  2. OldBlueLady

    Rioting in London over the last few night

    Surprisingly, I can't see any discussion on the rioting that's gone on in Tottenham, Enfield and now south of the river over the last few nights. Unsurprisingly, I hear the bleeding hearts have already been out in the media moaning about police brutality. As I see it, the man police originally...
  3. chris wood

    LUKE PROSSER--- Take a bow son!!!!!

    Had to write this as i and many around me were so impressed with Lukes display today. The same people who would slate him last season. So im writing to eat humble pie and give credit where its due. Last season it was all to easy to join in with the boo boys... But that was then. Ok have seen it...
  4. Uncle Leo

    Question Pre-season predictions -- YOUR Vote Required *URGENTLY*

    With the Football League season nearly upon us, it's prediction time for lots of newspapers, blogs, etc. Let's have this thread for a one-stop shop for all of the predictions of how Southend will feature this year. Here's a starter... THE TIMES Strengths - Settled squad Weaknesses - A lack of...
  5. TrueBlue


    Can somebody explain why this continent never seems to be going anywhere? why there no infrastructure being built and they seem to always be at war? Its hand out after hand out in aid, why do African nations find it so hard to lift out of this? Is this going to go on forever? Again I beg the...
  6. BrettieAngell

    Last's night Echo! West Ham fan car

    Page 2, West Ham "fan" car is vandalised. Anti West Ham slogans and "SUFC" were sprayed on the car, the plate has a West Ham badge but the owner is a Sheffield United fan and hasn't changed the plate after buying the car second hand 10 years ago (??). The police are appealing for witnesses.
  7. Smiffy

    Re: Prospects - Time to make a stand

    Re: Prospects - Time to make a stand So what with the Echo article the other week, it appears Prospects are again playing hard ball. You can in a way see their point, failed completions etc, but as a local business and not a private site for personal gain. Surely it is in their interest to go...
  8. milhouse

    The Pub

    Not this on-line pub but "the" English pub. RIP? I guess most of you guys visit the hostelry occasionally. For how long is that going to be possible other than via faceless characterless town centre mega-pubs? There was a programme on the radio last night about locals taking over their own...
  9. The problem with football...

    Hi all...these days I usually respond to threads something around 7-pages in which takes about 2 seconds thought and isn't very serious, just the usual tired crap of taking the **** out of RM, (which lets face it isn't hard, I mean every time he opens his mouth to the press it's bloody hilarous...
  10. All At Sea Issue 32 - on sale this Saturday

    I'm delighted to say the new All At Sea fanzine has just arrived in a massive box ready to be sold at the Torquay game on Saturday. We came very close to calling it a day the summer just gone but we are persevering and it will be on sale from outside the ground for £1 as it has been for the...
  11. Firestorm

    outraging public decency

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-10949569 "Police are appealing for witnesses" Christ, anyone who saw that would be severely traumatised
  12. Tommy2holes

    Ailments / illnesses and embaressing/painful injuries

    Now i have had some ailments over the 33 years since my creation but my most recent has proved painful embaressing and is taking time to get over. So i wanted to know yours. I'll go back to mine. Bout 3 weeks ago i started getting a pain in my arse after going for a bike ride . I just put it...
  13. WightShrimper

    Question Self Sufficiency

    As you will see, I am a newbie to forum posting. In the glorious past I have been happy just keeping up on games, results and news as it happened, but the only good thing ,from my point of view, about the last year is that I have felt the desire to bond with fellow fans (as well as vent my...
  14. Cricko

    An Obituary

    Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as: - Knowing when...
  15. manor15

    Group B Summary

    Group B Played Wins Draws Losses For Against GD Pts Argentina 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 9 South Korea 3 1 1 1 5 6 -1 4 Greece 3 1 0 2 2 5 -3 3 Nigeria 3 0 1 2 3 5 -2 1 Group God: Leo Messi has proved that he really is one of the best players ever to play the game of football. Sure, he lacked the...
  16. manor15


    Ghana Manager: Milovan Rajevac Captain: Stephen Appiah FIFA Ranking: 32 Group D Background: The West Africans shocked the World in Germany 2006 as they became the only African nation to reach the last 16, despite an opening game defeat to eventual victors Italy. However, a 2-0 victory over te...
  17. manor15


    Serbia Manager: Radomir Antic Captain: Dejan Stankovic FIFA Ranking: 16 Group D Background: South Africa 2010 will be Serbia's first World Cup as an independent nation after previously competing as Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro. As Yugoslavia they reached the World Cup Semi-Finals...
  18. Thrills, Spills and Unpaid Bills - The League One Review Part One

    So, another season bites the dust and it’s all over bar the fighting at the Wembley mud bath. As ever, ten months of football has served up more twists, turns and travesties than a Mail on Sunday honey trap and hopefully this should spread some light on the season just gone. Norwich Starting...
  19. manor15


    Australia Manager: Pim Verbeek Captain: Lucas Neill FIFA Ranking: 20 Group D Background: The Socceroos head to South Africa for their third World Cup, after failing to progress past the group stage in 1974 but returning 32 years later in Germany last time round. Thanks to a 3-1 victory over...
  20. manor15


    Germany Manager: Joachim Low Captain: Michael Ballack FIFA Ranking: 6 Group D Background: Third when they hosted the tournament in 2006, Germany enter the 2010 World Cup as one of the favourites in their seventeenth World Cup appearance, only having missed out in 1930 and 1950. However, in...