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  1. Chelmsford Chieftains

    Do any 'Zoners go and watch the Chieftains? Started going seriously last season and absolutely loved it. It's nice to watch a sport as yet untouched by the evils of the big time, the players are only paid expenses.
  2. Cricko

    Breaking News Today's Echo - Who owns the Blues?

    Who own's the Blues.... It seems that Sainsbury's are not far off from owning the lot with the loans they have shelled out and the controlling interest they will have if debts are not repaid. The article is far to long (4 pages) to post it all here but the main points as I see it are. Rm's...
  3. Thorpe Groyney

    Southchurch Independent Puts The Boot Into Council Road Projects

    A bit closer to home, in the council elections, amongst the usual guff in the letterbox from all candidates, was an outright allegation of one councillor deciding on a road project scheme to help herself. Southchurch Independent candidate Mike Wilson stated "At Cuckoo Corner a survey showed...
  4. pickledseal

    Labour Southend West

    As mentioned on here, I'm not a great fan of Amess (see 1 and 2 for starters!). Additionally a friend of mine is running as the Labour candidate.... Tom Flynn His Blog It's his first time as candidate and has been given a relatively tough seat to contest. Only downside is he is a West Ham...
  5. Charges over expenses claims

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8499590.stm 3 Labour MPs and Tory Peer Lord Hanningfield have been charged with false accounting which has a maximum sentence of 7 years in jail. I suppse the most relevant one is Lord Hanningfield as he is Head of Essex County Council. What do...
  6. Climb Kili 2010 : Childreach International

    In July 2010, my cousin will be travelling to Tanzania to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, the world's largest free-standing mountain. He will be climbing the mountain to raise money for the charity Childreach International, which was set up to improve the health and well being of children in India...
  7. Thorpe Groyney

    If You Think Ron Martin's A Wrong 'Un .....

    .... compare this to current Chester City director of football Morell Maison. Since being appointed by previous owner Steven Vaughan in November he has refused to pay any playing or managerial staff their wages. In fact he hasn't even bothered to meet them. He has, however, sent a letter this...
  8. Admin Fees Revealed

    Let's just say i stumbled upon these earlier and quite frankly, it's no wonder why we're in trouble. This list is taken from SOL website. Unfortunately i can't post a link or copy and paste the origional article. Make of it what you will.... DETAILED PROFIT AND LOSS ACCOUNT...
  9. Aren't we forgetting something here?

    If Ron Martin can organise the debts to be paid off, that will be terrific news but only a start. What is the position on that, by the way? Is there any more news to confirm whether HMRC are going to be paid and if so then how? What are the terms of the finance underpinning the payments? But...
  10. You've got to hand it to him

    I've never met the man, so haven't seen his skills first hand, but you've got to hand it to him. Ron Martin must have incredibly slick PR skills. He seems to be like teflon. Whenever there is something bad to face, either someone else is put forward to take the flak or he somehow wins people...
  11. Firestorm

    Accounts Pre 2003

    Just got the accounts back to 1994-1995 in 1994-95 we had Administration expenses of 1.8M (compared with 2.04 in 2007-2008) and made an operating profit of 1.4M, but we did get 2.9M in transfer fees ! The next year we lost 1.05M but revaluation of the value of RH etc (up to 8.4M) made us...
  12. United Cleared, Can Continue European Pillage

    Well, anybody could have seen that one coming. No sooner than Le Havre made idol threats to sue Manchester United for all they're worth, A Fifa judge has cleared them of any wrongdoing and allowed them to sign French starlet Paul Pogba immediately. United are usually as immaculate off the pitch...
  13. Recession? Immigration? No, Women's Football!!

    The country is in a deep recession, masses remain unemployed, the National Health Service is understaffed and immigration is spiralling out of control. Forget all of that, The FA are not doing what they're told! Sports Minister Gerry Sutcliffe took precious time out of his schedule of claiming...
  14. adwebb16

    Hole in one cover

    Currently digging around on the net for travel insurance and came across 'Hole in one Cover', reluctant to believe my initial instincts I had a quick dig around and found that in fact my first instincts were right. Most 'Business/Golf trip' insurance policies cover for a 'Hole in One' covering...
  15. OldBlueLady

    AGM 3/9/09 - Full Report

    Okay, here we go - it's 8 pages long so I'm not sure how it's going to break down on here, please bear with me and refrain from any comments until you get to what is obviously the last page! Full notes of Southend Utd’s AGM – 3rd September 2009 Meeting held at Southend Council Chamber...
  16. Aberdeen Shrimper

    Teaching Maths!!!

    1. Teaching Maths in 1970 A logger sells a truckload of timber for £100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit? 2. Teaching Maths In 1980 A logger sells a truckload of timber for £100. His cost of production is 80% of the price. What is his profit? 3. Teaching...
  17. DTS

    Question Where to take Mrs DtS for her suprise birthday treat.

    Hello, Just starting to plan ahead to Mrs DtS's birthday in November. I have decided to treat Mrs DtS to a weekend away. The grandparents have agreed to baby sit which is excellent so all I have got to do now is find somewhere to go. Being the tight ******* I am I am looking at taking her on a...
  18. Interpol Shrimper

    Teaching Maths in the UK

    1. Teaching Maths In 1970 A logger sells a truckload of timber for £100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit? 2. Teaching Maths In 1980 A logger sells a truckload of timber for £100. His cost of production is 80% of the price. What is his profit? 3. Teaching...
  19. pringlejon

    David Blunkett trampled by a cow.

    MP Blunket injured by cow attack http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/8089498.stm Former Home Secretary David Blunkett is recovering after being injured by a charging cow in Derbyshire. It seems even cows are annoyed with this expenses scandal. I feel sorry for his guide dog though. Cue the...
  20. Pale Blue Dot

    local MP does a runner after being quizzed on £19k expenses claim for food