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  1. Euro v GBP

    Can I ask those in the know - I've got to pay the balance of my holiday villa and they want the payment in Euro's...now the £ to € rate I believe is very good at the moment....but how do the money men of SZ think it's going to go, especially with the Greece thing going on. Should I cough up...
  2. Now is the time to show your appreciation

    Can I be the very first to thank Mr. Ron Martin for investing 7 million pounds (GBP 7,000,000) in Southend United Football Club....... (and may I point out that according to the statement this is since early 2010) http://www.southendunited.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10444~2598306,00.html
  3. Sturrock in today's Football League paper

    Great article on Sturrock in todays Football League Paper - which is also a great weekly read, even at GBP 1.50 ! Outlines again what a great manager we have at the moment, especially when you consider the paragraph confirming that Sturrock is "one of Europes most qualified coaches (he assessed...
  4. Smiffy

    COD MW2 Stimulus Pack - PS3

    When the friggin hell is it released on PS3? I have heard April 30th, May 30th, blah blah blah... Is there any confirmation from IW on release date or GBP Price? Also X-Boxer's. What are the new maps like? Any major glitches?
  5. Slipperduke

    English Football Not ****ed. Yet.

    For the first time since 2003, the Champions League will enter the semi-final stage without English involvement. Lyon, bane of Liverpool, will play Manchester United’s conquerors, Bayern Munich, while Barcelona will bound on from their mauling of Arsenal by taking on Inter Milan, the club who...
  6. A View from the Dark Side ......

    the situation now is exactly what Ron Martin wants and always has wanted - When he bought SUFC we were League 2 and going no-where and he had no intention of changing that - after all he appointed a youth team coach who had no previous experience to manage the club - Unfortunately for him...
  7. Slipperduke

    The Price Is Wrong

    I think it’s time to have a look at that Fit and Proper Persons test. The existing document focuses heavily on issues of past fraudulent behaviour, but that’s not good enough. Given everything that has happened at Portsmouth and the horrors that David Sullivan and David Gold have inherited at...
  8. Slipperduke

    Save Rafa....

    Out of the title race, out of the Champions League, out of the League Cup and out of the FA Cup. Under normal circumstances, it's obvious that Rafa Benitez would be out of a job this morning but, unfortunately for Liverpool, these are far from normal circumstances. They are broke, weighed down...
  9. Slipperduke

    Blow Me, Duckface. I'm Sick of Hicks

    Is it nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune or to take arms against a sea of troubles and, by opposing, end them? A question posed 500 years ago by Hamlet in Denmark was emphatically answered this weekend by club director Tom Hicks Jnr in Liverpool. It seems...
  10. Slipperduke

    Sell The Hammers Now

    Pride. It's the one thing that no man can take from you. Icelandic bank Straumar, who control CB Holdings, who in turn control West Ham, are a proud group of men. They're not going to be messed around by two cockney chancers like David Gold and David Sullivan. The word on the street is that...
  11. Slipperduke

    Crisis Time, But Don't Sack Rafa

    Forget the Champions League. Forget the Europa League. Forget the FA Cup. For Liverpool, nothing now is more important than the Premier League. The very future of the football club depends on where they finish in the table in May. The crass stupidity of the leveraged buy-out that gave control...
  12. Slipperduke

    The FA Get It Right!

    Justice, when it finally arrived, was measured without being merciless. With a GBP20,000 fine and a four match touchline ban, two of which are suspended, The Football Association have resisted the temptation to make an example of Sir Alex Ferguson without letting him off the hook entirely. On...
  13. Slipperduke

    Who Should Replace Rafa?

    It's 6pm on Sunday evening in Merseyside. The last supporter trudges out of the Anfield turnstiles, his head hung low. Red scarves are left strewn amongst the litter in the aisles of the Kop. Somewhere outside you can hear the gleeful chorus of 'Glory, Glory Man United'. Liverpool have been...
  14. Slipperduke

    Dwight Yorke - Born to Score

    BORN TO SCORE? What would you do if you were a professional footballer? How would you act? I know what you're going to say, you're going to say the same as me. You're going to say that you'd give it everything. You're going to say that you'd be tee-total, that you'd train hard, that you'd...
  15. Slipperduke

    Gillett - The Worst A Club Can Get

    There was something entirely predictable about the news that George Gillett has already begun to apportion blame for Liverpool's poor start to the season. Speaking to supporters before September's crushing 6-1 victory over Hull, their fourth league win on the bounce, the American announced, "If...
  16. Slipperduke

    No Chance For Youth At The Top

    One week on from The Great Chelsea Punishment and still the sense of shock reverberates through the global game. A steady stream of similar accusations have trickled in through the front door of FIFA HQ with some of English football's proudest names implicated in the scandal. Poaching, it is...
  17. Slipperduke

    Deadline Day Drama! (sort of)

    Transfer deadline day is one of the most exciting of the season and, with the window slamming shut right on our deadline, you're not going to miss a thing. We told Iain Macintosh to power up his Blackberry, stay tuned to the news and scour the internet for rumours. Here's how his day panned...
  18. Slipperduke

    It's A Yeung Man's Game

    Carson Yeung's imminent takeover of Birmingham City is a watershed moment for English football. For the first time in history, half of the Premier League is in the hands of overseas investors. Ten clubs, ten multi-millionaire owners, but does Yeung really have a chance of success in the...
  19. hey Ron - want to sell up ....?

    obviously a lot of worried fans at the moment - but should RM screw it up I am confident we could buy the club - the sums are easy - 5000 fans/investors putting up GBP 1k equals 5 million quid - reckon thats a good offer for a debt laden league One club - so if this "businessman" or any...
  20. Slipperduke

    Terry's Disingenuous Pledge

    If you ever wanted to capture the essence of modern football in just one page, you could do a lot worse than paying a visit to Chelsea's website. Here, behind the splash of adverts for a new kit that looks more like a women's cycling top than a football jersey, you will find John Terry's...