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  1. RHB

    It's time for my reality check

    The season to date has been about unexpected highs and predictable lows. We got promoted by taking the last (4th) promotion place, doing so with a fairy tale ending at Wembley. That sort of finish to the season has tended to cloud our reality genes and we therefore believe we can do it again...
  2. Any Army, ex army on here? Can you tell me why?

    Just watched a programme on the Afghan war. So they are out on patrol, and have a fire fight with 4 taliban. The kill 3 of the taliban and the other escapes and they can't see him. So they call in the Apache helicopter. They fire one smoke flair to show where the taliban fighter is, and the...
  3. Youths last night.

    Watched Fulham v Reading youths last night and what a fantastic game of football,Both teams attacked without fear and it was a joy too watch. Fulham's number 9 looked very good and scored 2 may even have scored a treble if the winner was awarded to him. Once these kids have the fear factor...
  4. EURO 2012 Daily Predictions and Previews.

    Euro 2012 Predictions and Preview: Croatia vs Spain Group Elimination C: Monday, 18 June 2012 - Gdansk - PGE Arena Spain the defending champions take on Croatia in Gdansk in a pivotal Group C game. Both sides are two points clear of Italy, who face the Republic of Ireland in the other pool...
  5. Lyle Della Verde

    Kid is doing well. To date it has been another positive season for the Academy’s Under-18s, Kit Symons’ side catching the eye with their attacking philosophy and exciting brand of football. With no shortage of creative quality, Lyle Della Verde is one who has certainly attracted attention...
  6. DTS

    Flair up between steward and fan by North steps.

    Anyone see what happened after the game by the North Stand steps leading into prospects car park? I saw a few stewards from the Oxford side of the fence arguing with s bloke on our side of the fence. Then one if the stewards hobbled off.
  7. My first posting

    Hi all,This is my first ever posting so if its in the wrong section or sommat else is wrong please forgive me. My History. I was born in 1960 and spent my first 14 years in Leigh on Sea,my place of birth.I then progressed?? to Belfairs High School where I did 2 years before leaving to live in...
  8. Gary Neville

    Couldn't put it better myself Oliver Kay On Thursday 3rd February 2011, @OliverKayTimes said: A 1,000-word tweet dedicated to Gary Neville, the great overachiever ... There was, it is fair to say, a lively response last night when, in tribute to Gary Neville, I called him "one of world...
  9. Learn from Ricky, Sturrock

    Passion, flair, nice football and a team with a smile on there face Lets put the youth team out at Rotherham Saturday at least you get to see some passion and some free flowing moves not hoofing it and hoping for the best. well done ricky!!!
  10. Team selection

    First of all it's not Sturrock's fault that his squad is crap given everything that happened during the summer but, having seen almost every game this season, my observations - purely on the football side - are: We should stick to 4:4:2 for the rest of the season so that our players know what...
  11. Yorkshire Blue

    SZ's Southend United Hall of Fame - Dave Smith (2nd ballot)

    Up for election to the SZ Southend United Hall of Fame is manager Dave Smith. Smith came incredibly close last time, missing out by just 0.26%. Will he fare better at his second attempt? Here's what I wrote last time: ---------------------------------------------------- This poll is really a...
  12. Tommy2holes

    We need a talisman.....

    Im quite liking the shape of the squad at the moment , but its very clear that creativity is something that is still missing. I still think that paul and his staff have done a great job in getting a team together in a very very short time. I have yet to see a great deal of both hall and...
  13. Rob Noxious

    Sexy Football

    Today brings an encounter which Ruud Gullit would surely describe as "sexy football." It's Brazil v Holland ... this promises to be one beautiful game, though I'd wager that the Dutch would need to go a bit ugly in order to win it. This Brazilian side have combined defensive solidity to their...
  14. pickledseal

    Maradona: The Legend

    I'm quite surprised there hasn't been more about the Argentine manager, his flair and his press conferences on here... This one was a little outrageous.... http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/world_cup_2010/8744666.stm But this just made me laugh...
  15. Ron Manager

    In praise of ugly football

    You know what, I'd hate it if every team at the World Cup played Brazilian style football. The joy of a a tournament is the different styles and approaches to the game. Uruguay last night were a case in point, they are a part of the fabric of the sport. Also the performance that New Zealand put...
  16. 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...
  17. Winkle

    Why I'm Glad Barneys gone!

    To actually get some dosh for a player who would be out of contract in a few months time is good business as over the last few seasons our track record in letting players run there contracts out leaves us all speculating whats going to happen. In this case its been done and dusted quickly, which...
  18. Yorkshire Blue

    SZ team of the year

    Following on from the SZ Annual Awards, here's my team of the year: GK - Firestorm, his consistency and the fact that very little gets past him makes him a natural to go in goal. RB - Martin Carruthers, his username may suggest a role up front but given his versatility across the board...
  19. Pak Power

    Malone AND Herd

    Crossed my mind last night that the thought of playing both Malone (at left back) and johnny herd on the left side of midfield when his injury permits wouldn't be a bad idea. Moussa was woeful last night, and IMHO I thought Malone had no cover in front of him, and was exposed too often. Moussa...
  20. yogi bear up the cagire

    At last the truth about where the money came from

    After some careful research I am in a position to reveal the incredible story about where the money came from and how, only through incompetance, we failed to procure more than four times that sum which could have been used either to start the new stadium or invest in new players. It's an...