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  1. fbm

    Beaten by the pitch

    Yesterday when with PB i joked with him about sorting the pitch out whilst on gardening leave. He laughed but then became serious and said that the pitch had "done for him". It had stopped the players playing football and achieving the style and results he had wanted. He's probably not far wrong.
  2. Suffolk Shrimper In Dorset

    Question 2016 - How Was It For You?

    Not spotted a similar thread so thought I'd start it for a bit of quick reflection before we properly get going with 2017. Have seen something similar I think in previous years and always find it interesting - we all have a common bond in SUFC but outside of that all have different lives with...
  3. Gardening

    **** me this is going to be a boring thread. Here goes... I've dug out some beds in my garden. The garden is pretty shaded and stays reasonably damp. I'm looking for some nice plants and shrubs to plant which won't cost a fortune and are fairly idiot-proof. Any ideas? Suggestions? Already got...
  4. fbm

    NoMOWnate - in aid of Cancer Research... is it your turn?

    In aid of Cancer Research, I was nominated to have a photo taken doing some naked gardening. The result is here - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152455728470948&set=a.10150199965550948.341349.754020947&type=1&theater I in turn nominated our very own Cricko, who may need some...
  5. Ricey

    Gardening experts

    I know it may not be the best time of year to do this but my garden is looking a right mess and I just want to put some grass down. I bought rolls of turf but it didn't take well and has died but is slowly growing back. Plus I don't like the turf I would rather use seed and be able to have the...
  6. Mad Cyril

    Handing in ones notice

    Has anyone got any good stories or had a result such as being placed on gardening leave?
  7. Gardening

    Hello folks, as I've slipped into being an old fart I need some advice regarding gardening. I've got a trellis that needs a good climbing plant - can anyone recommend one that's easy to take care of? Many thanks. And no Mad Cyril, Marajuana isn't an option. :facepalm: Oh, and is it easy to...
  8. Gardening/landscaping question

    I plan to take a week of work and sort out our garden. I want to install a ground level deck/path which looks like this. http://www.echinopsgardendesign.co.uk/gardens/contemporary-garden-with-decking/ Because the joists of the decking will all rest on the ground, am I ok to just dig the soil...
  9. Kevin Hogg

    What a strange world football is...

    Totally unlike any other and particularly the "real" world. A player (employee) signs a contract. For arguments sake a three year deal. It does not matter how poorly he performs his job as a player - he gets paid and not sacked. His boss, the manager who gave him the opportunity (not...
  10. Tommy2holes

    Pre match thread: Southend vs Hereford

    Well i couldnt wait any longer to get a little closer to the start of the season . This coming saturday couldnt be in any starker contrast to the start of the previous campaign. This time last year to say that a dark cloud was forming would have been a huge understatement. We had lost...
  11. JTSB

    Latest Rumours Tilson still not seen his money?

    Thought this was worthy of being in the main forum for now, rather than in the 'Ex-Shrimpers' forum where hardly anyone will see it. A little birdie told me recently that Mr. Tilson still hasn't seen any of the monies that he is owed by the club. That includes wages for 3 months before he was...
  12. Unfulfilled promises

    So at the Q&A session that was arranged near the end of last season to deal with fans' anxieties about the state of OUR club, we were told that in the summer Tilly would get an assistant manager who would be popular with the fans and that work would also start at Fossetts Farm - also in the...
  13. CC51DAS

    Sturrock on the radio

    So once we got past his bid to present Gardeners' World, he sounded (if I could follow the accent ) pretty worried about the situation , especially as we can't compete financially with Conference sides thesedays. He pretty much accepted we were manure today and unfortunately I'm not referring...
  14. If Tilly or Brush...

    ...still haven't been paid, how does that make you feel? Would you want to do something about it? What can we as fans do? The last we heard, we'd been told that they would be properly paid. Yet, we know that Tilly alleged a few weeks ago that he hadn't been paid since April. These...
  15. chadded

    Completely untrue rumour that I will start

    The reason Paul Sturrock has not signed a contract is because when the embargo is lifted and all the players sign on the dotted line, Sturrock's contract offer will be withdrawn and Tilly will come back off Gardening leave......
  16. The Idiot's Guide to Shrimperzone and SUFC

    Welcome to the Idiot's Guide to Shrimperzone and SUFC. There is a clear need for this guide, as we have so many "newbies" (see guide) joining, and many of our regular members seem to have become confused as to the purpose of Shrimperzone. This is guide is intended to be expanded, and people are...
  17. pickledseal

    Press Statement must be different to OS statement

    Reading this: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/s/southend_utd/8786835.stm and this: http://www.echo-news.co.uk/sport/theblues/8253704.Tilson_placed_on_gardening_leave_by_Blues/ there are some extra quotes such as: "Steve and I have had a very good relationship and one of the...
  18. weststander

    Steve Tilson gone threads

    or on his way he has been placed on gardening leave !!!! http://www.southendunited.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10444~2084050,00.html
  19. CC51DAS

    Breaking News BBC to resurrect High Altitude programme next winter

    BBC Two Programme Policy 2009/2010 Television: Select television statement policy BBC One BBC One Scotland BBC One Wales BBC One NI BBC Two BBC Two Scotland BBC Two Wales BBC Two NI BBC Three BBC Four CBeebies CBBC BBC HD Service remit BBC Two's remit is to be a mixed-genre channel...
  20. MrB

    Would you go back?

    I see Pearson at Hull is considering reinstating Brown as manager for next season as he's only on gardening leave and it would be a cheaper option than terminating his contract and getting someone else in. However, if you were in Brown's postion, would you go back? To be shipped out as your...