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  1. Slipperduke

    Bye Bye Thaksin

    Everyone expects a rush of transfer activity on deadline day, but even the most seasoned of observers would have been surprised to see an entire football club change hands yesterday. Only Manchester City could provide such drama, but the joy felt by its supporters today is tinged with sadness...
  2. DoDTS

    Preview of New Book PART TWO

    Life as a Shrimper PART TWO 1976 to 1997 This is the second short review of PART Two of the newly published Book “My life as a Shrimper” The story of my personal journey supporting Southend United. So I had moved to Leicester married and had two children, and all this time in the wilderness...
  3. steveo

    Mara Yamauchi

    Yamauchi was born in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England to Dorothy and Norman Myers but lived with her family until she was 8 years old in Nairobi, Kenya.[3] She started running with Oxford club, Headington Road Runners, while still at school, but took up running seriously when she was an...
  4. Kenny

    Sir Bobby Robson

    a real shame but it seems to have been on the cards for a while. From the Sun website. ----------- BOBBY ROBSON has won countless battles during a career which has earned him a permanent place in the nation’s hearts. But his latest fight, sadly, will be his last. English football’s favourite...
  5. Ayrshire Blue


    Sunderland are building a pretty good squad for next year and could see them finishing mid table. Just signed Steed Malbranque from Spurs.
  6. Slipperduke

    This is a vital season for Arsenal

    At this time of year, particularly in the UK, it's not unusual to be struck down by the post-holiday blues. Everywhere you look you can see the sad, sun-tanned faces of those who have let their problems ebb away on a hot beach, only to return home to the sickening blow of normality. For some...
  7. Hooper interview

    Some interesting comments made by hooper here, as long as they put the ball in the box he will get on the end of it, and the most worrying thing is they pratice finishing in training EVERY day, dont we then, cos he sounds suprised they practice that every day Surely our strikers must pratice...
  8. Slipperduke

    Slipperduke's Official FM2008 Challenge

    Hello there, I'm Ernst von Slipperduke and welcome to my lair. I come with a challenge for anyone who thinks they might be a bit good at Football Manager 2008, that infamous thief of time. It's always struck me that Football Manager challenges can be a little flawed. It's all very well saying...
  9. Jay_Shrimper

    Uni Courses

    Hi Guys! Just looking for a bit of advise really. Am currently finishing my 1st year of Sixth Form but am seriously wanting to leave. My teachers are being d*cks and I'm not liking the courses I'm doing (Business, Personal Finance, Accounts and IT). For those of you who don't know - I want to...
  10. Winkle

    Chinese Restaurant!

    I love a ruby, where as the Mrs likes chinese food so we tend to alternate as much as possible between the two. However my local indian is a friendly warm place with great food and a relaxed atmosphere which is good because we often sit and chat for some time after finishing with no pressure to...
  11. Worst performance you have seen and why

    For me its Derby vs Southend in the league cup around 1992-1993. 0-0 at Roots Hall then a 7-0 thrashing at Derby. Started the day by being at work for 5am, and finishing at 1pm, then picked up my two mates in my new car (XR2) before heading off to Derby. arrived at Derby around 5ish and was...
  12. The Big Dady


    Well the alarm on my mobile phone has just gone off, after setting it some days ago, to make sure I get up really early for our big day at Wembley. Shower, brush my teeth, shave, and put on my jeans and my Southend shirt that has been hanging up all nice and pressed since our return from our...
  13. Slipperduke

    Sir Alex Ferguson

    It's not often that a manager can switch to good, old-fashioned 4-4-2 and be thought of as a tactical genius, but when Sir Alex Ferguson deployed his troops in a formation that many believed he had turned his back on forever, it was another demonstration of why he's still at the top of his game...
  14. duncan bulgaria

    A Few Thoughts On The Season Just Gone And Of Next Season

    I have now accepted the fact that we were unfortunatly not good enough to go up this season in what ended up being a very tough league with some decent sides in it i have now started to reflect on the season just gone. Last night was a kick in the nuts and i'm gutted for the players to have...
  15. Scottish_Shrimpers

    James Walker - Sign him up!

    i cant believe some people dont want to sign this man... the drivel that we have had to watch this season up front... Harrold - Useless Hooper - get over it he is not good enough at this level and has had more than enough chances MacDonald - never given much of a chance but the step up from...
  16. Southampton Shrimper

    Play-Off Omens?

    With us ending up in sixth place, I thought I'd look back through the history books to see how well teams had done in the play-offs from that position. And not too well, I'm afraid to say. In the 21 years of the play-offs up to last season, the team finishing bottom of the play-off group in our...
  17. Westcliff Shrimper

    Last Round of Fixtures

    Just had a shufti at the fixtures for next Saturday, and assuming we play to form and beat Port Vale, a Leeds win would be good as it would relagate Southend "B" and wouldn't affect us finishing fifth...
  18. Wrestling's Best Finishers

    Wrestling'd come a long way from the figure four (with respect to Naitch) and the full nelson (no respect to Chris Masters). Some of the finishing moves being perpetrated in Japan and the Independent US and European Promotions are jaw dropping. However 'fake' wrestling may be, pop along to...
  19. Tin Bath

    Lots of ifs and buts, however

    it looks unlikely (depending on appeals) that we wont finish any worse than 5th. Now in the plays offs its 3rd vs 6th and 4th vs 5th as I understand it. I am quite glad we are not playing leeds as I dont fancy having to go to Elland Road and playing in front of 40,000 and an intimidating...
  20. Slipperduke

    Chelsea v Everton

    Chelsea hauled themselves to within two points of Manchester United with a 1-0 victory over Everton that I would be tempted to call dour, if it hadn't have preceded the least informative press conference since Rafa Benitez told us nineteen times that he was concentrating on coaching the team...