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  1. Just realized I never introduced myself

    Hi all, I'm 30 odd posts in already but I didn't introduce myself when I joined which was rude so here goes. From the age of 2 until nearly 7 my family lived in The Hague so, when we came back to live in Saarfend, I knew nothing of english football. A school friend showed me book that had...
  2. Official Match Thread Southend United V Peterborough United

    Well its match day (or night) folks..... & a Roots Hall fixture under the floodlights.... So with enough of that, here's the team to face the Posh..... Thought's and opinions on the initial line up?..
  3. Pre-Match Thread Southend United v Oxford United ( Check a Trade )

    This Tuesday evening, under the floodlights and after getting past the " picket line" we are 3 games from Wembley. In our last cup opportunity I expect PB to put out a strong team and entertain. Oxley Demetrieu, Thommo, Ferdinand, Timlin Hines, Lenny, Wordsworth, Atko Ranger, Cox MacL is not...
  4. Tommy2holes

    Roots hall...

    As excited and nervous as I am today a strange and yet sad thought crept into my head today. Today is another one of those special games where roots hall comes to life and the roots hall roar can be heard. She may be crumbling she may be old but hasn't she served us so well since being built...
  5. Rattus Norvegicus

    Post-Match Thread and Ratings Accers v Southend

    Stopped off in a pub on my way home and am making my way through a (reasonable) pint of "the guest ale" which is Adnams. Not a good game to watch I'm afraid though Accers offered very little; we were also a bit of "work in progress" (I am trying to be positive here). Other than a scare in the...
  6. BBC Article on Phil Brown

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/25866578 He might not have fixed the floodlights but Phil apparently has been fixing fuses for the physio department.
  7. Season Tickets & Friday Night Games

    So, on hearing news last month that we asked every team in the league to switch their visits to Roots Hall to friday nights, if that had happened, i'm sure i wouldn't have been the only one to send their season ticket back and ask for a refund? As good as Friday night games under the...
  8. Oh no Aldershot will have to be rearranged

    Because of some silly game we have at Wembley our game at the mecca of Football 'The Recreation Ground' against the mighty Aldershot will have to be rearranged and we all know what that means an evening game with their dodgy floodlights. Maybe the club can ask for the game to be played on a...
  9. Tommy2holes

    The next two games are vital

    Looking at the league table it would have to be said that the next 2 games are vital if we are to keep pace with the top 3 whilst fending off the chasing pack of which chesterfield are one of. We may well be unbeaten but at the same time we are picking up a lot of draws. We have to be looking...
  10. Yorkshire Blue

    2nd highest ever points tally?

    Our record this season would have been sufficient to have won the title the year we last went up from this division (when we went up via the play-offs) and we got more points than when we actually won the title the following season. In fact, I believe that's our second highest points tally...
  11. Damn those Aldersh*t floodlights damn them

    At the time we feared it might be costly but now it looks like the diference between the autos and the play offs will be the points that we would have got at the Aldersh*t abandoned game. Don't know who I hate more the Football league for having such crazy rules for abandoned games or a tin pot...
  12. Smiffy

    Breaking News Aldersh*t Ticket Update - SUFC Fans Boycott?....

    Here: http://www.southendunited.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10444~2560216,00.html :thumbdown: Are you willing to boycott the re-arranged fixture out of principle?

    Post-Match Thread and Ratings Aldersh*t v Southend United-Abandoned at HT

    An eventful day for sure, allegedly some spoon went walkabout in the fast lane on the M25 (not for long i'm sure you appreciate) and the ensuing congestion meant a lovely detour up the M40 to Wycombe, a short hop over to the M4 westbound towards Reading, through Bracknell and onto the M3 back...
  14. Yorkshire Blue

    Memory Lane Joe Sibley v Harry Threadgold 1:4 - poll now added

    Sibley v Threadgold. Post your stories and the poll will follow tomorrow. I'm sure BlueBloodUSA will be relieved that this isn't a night fixture for his man.
  15. Memory Lane Pubey's trip down memory lane

    I don’t know why, I guess I’m just getting old, but yesterday I had a real sense of nostalgia. I spent the evening thumbing through our wedding album with Mrs Pubey, a regular pastime, and my eye was drawn to a family who have been ‘family friends’ all my life. They were...
  16. Slipperduke

    Wembley's Awful Pitch

    90,000 seats, 2618 toilets, 26 lifts, 98 kitchens and 34 bars. Was it too much to ask for Wembley to provide just one decent playing surface? Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final was like watching naughty ten year olds playing football indoors on an untacked carpet. Every change of direction brought a...
  17. Slipperduke

    England Preview

    WHAT’S THE MAIN FOCUS FOR ENGLAND? Here in the UK, we’re all still stuck in the mire of what has inevitably been dubbed ‘BridgeGate’. You might think that weeks of press speculation, pages of gossip, one sacking, one resignation and one very publicly snubbed handshake would be enough to satiate...
  18. Tangled up in Blue

    From which train trip in Britain can you see the most football league grounds?

    Series: The KnowledgePrevious | Index A Knowledge special!From which train trip in Britain can you see the most league football grounds?Trainspotting meets football trivia: welcome to the Knowledge's very own perfect storm of nerdvana. Click here for our all-singing, all dancing interactive map...
  19. Layer Road

    Recently visited LR for the 1st time,Gate was unlocked so I had a nose around,The floodlights are long gone yet everything else remains ,As I walked across the pitch which now stands waisthigh it felt so surreal looking at the ground from the centre circle area.
  20. King Flintoff Ends Aussie Reign

    Australia's 75 year reign at Lords came tumbling down with a whimper, as King Flintoff gave England victory on the back of his first five wicket haul at the ground. Nothing could suppress the nerves at the Home of Cricket this morning, a terrific stand of 185 between Michael Clarke and Brad...