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  1. E for B and Billy Best

    Podge Morgan

    Anyone who runs on the pitch and shows his jacksy to Peter Shilton leaving the England keeper in shock and made Roy's penalty a formality deserves his place in the Hall of Fame.
  2. DoDTS

    Question Is reaching the play-offs a formality?

    I was talking to DtS last night and discussing just how much of a formality it is that we will reach a minimum of the plays offs? Anyone who was scarred for life by the collapse of 1968 will take nothing for granted but the stats are as follows; Looking at League 2 for the last ten years, the...
  3. OldBlueLady

    Mick McCarthy sacked by Wolves

    According to Sky Sports Twitter feed. Only a formality I'd have thought after yesterday's dismal showing against Albion.
  4. 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...
  5. chrisblore

    Today's Court appearance

    In the time honoured tradition, we are on the winding up list to be heard "Not before 11am" today. This one should be a formality of course but I can't help but feel ever so slightly nervous every time we are in court!
  6. MrB

    FC - Final Match

    Strawberry Hill v ShrimperZone CC After last week's excellent win we need just three points to secure promotion to the Championship. We travel to the bottom placed team who are already relegated so it should be a formality however, despite mass PFL issues, it's a full strength team. Friday's...
  7. Embargo. Warning, this thread may contain positive views.

    Been thinking about today's events. My take is, as long as Paul Sturrock remains in charge, I don't think the embargo is a problem - right now. We've seen today, it hasn't stopped players committing theirselves to the club, nor the club issuing 2 year deals. Sturrock seems to be able to...
  8. canveyshrimper

    Bangladesh v England - Test Series

    Bangladesh win the toss and put England in, from what I saw early this morning the pitch looks to be a real bunsen. Which to my mind makes England's selection of 6 batsmen with Prior at 7 very strange. On the basis of the 8 wickets he took at the same ground I thought Tredwell would be a shoo...
  9. Ron speaks

    Make of this what you will. Can't wait to hear his take on squad size! Good luck tonight.Will be listening in - no doubt of the MK commentary as te Southend broadcast is so hit and miss. A few - not many in truth - have commented that I have "gone quiet" over the past two or three weeks...
  10. ESB's Champions League Run Down

    It's that time of year again. The time when the Giants of European football clamour together for one big orgy of tactical football and self-congratulation. yes, it's the Champions League group stages, and here is my run down of the groups and who to look out for. Group A On the face of it...
  11. ESB's League One Preview - Part 1

    With just two weeks until the big Kick Off, here's part 1 of my League One Preview, covering the first twelve teams. Part 2 will be up tomorrow. Brentford Last Season: 1st Manager: Andy Scott Key Player: Charlie MacDonald, Striker Prediction: 18th Manager and former O's scumbag Andy Scott has...
  12. 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...
  13. Slipperduke

    Redknapp's "Mish Mash" Players

    Michael Dawson summed it up best in the post-match interview. Most players, having secured a place at Wembley would bound onto the screen with a broad grin, congratulate, "the lads," and then scamper off for a late night on the bubbles. Not this time. Instead Dawson hung his head in shame. How...
  14. Aberdeen Shrimper

    Man City agree price for Bellamy

    Manchester City have agreed a fee with West Ham to sign striker Craig Bellamy, the London club have confirmed. The Welshman was left out of the squad for Sunday's 3-1 win over Fulham after making it clear to club officials on Friday that he wanted to leave. And the Hammers thrashed out a...
  15. Slipperduke

    Pre-Match Thread Southend Seek To Add To Scolari's Woes

    Don't panic on the first line, you haven't got the day wrong. This is for tomorrow's paper! Six months ago, who could have believed that Chelsea would see tonight’s trip to Southend as anything other than a formality? For just a brief period at the start of his reign, Luiz Felipe Scolari...
  16. Winkle

    Love puffs!

    Me and the missus have a bit of a running battle when it comes to " love puffs" She simply will not admit that from time to time the healthy veggie eating that she proclaims gives her a healthy colon can sometimes result in ..... A bit of flatulence. Poor Monty usually gets blamed for this...
  17. Uncle Leo

    Martin Ling in the Racing Post

    An interesting read as usual, particularly given the weekend result I HATE to say I told you so – but I told you so. Leeds United were far too short for the League One title at the start of the season, have been too short all along, and now they look as if they are out of the race to the...
  18. SUFCEssex

    Two promotions in Wales so..

    when the fixtures come out and we have Cardiff away next April is the Premier$hite a formality.
  19. cerbera45

    No atmosphere against Walsall

    There was hardly any singing on Saturday. I don't know whether it was because we all thought the result was going to be a formality as Walsall were struggling but it was just the sort of game where the players needed the crowd to get behind them from the first whistle. The longer the game...