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  1. Yorkshire Blue


    I'm sure I've missed out a few but feel free to list them below and I'll add them in and lets see if we can get the definitive list of Southend hattricks. If you've got youtube highlights I'll add those in as well Cox v Pompey (H) Sat 16 Feb 2019 3rd division Theo v Franchise FC (H) Sa 21...
  2. Ron Manager

    Remember Julian Hails today...

    .....and his magnificent hat trick that beat Leicester at Filbert Street a number of years ago. You can do it boys, beat those Foxes and spoil their promotion party!
  3. Napster

    Julian Hails

  4. Yorkshire Blue

    SZ's Southend United Hall of Fame - Ricky Otto

    Next up for election to the Hall of Fame is Ricky Otto. Ricky Otto had it all: skill, flair and funny looking hair. He was signed by B****y F*y for £100,000, a fee that seems suspiciously high for a Leyton Orient reserve. I won't make any libellous suggestions about brown envelopes...
  5. CC51DAS

    New Bond girl hails from Colchester

    Bond girl Gemma Arterton was born with six fingers on each hand Gemma Arterton, the new Bond girl, has disclosed that she was born with six fingers on each hand. By Matthew Moore Last Updated: 6:18PM BST 07 Oct 2008 Gemma Arterton, the new Bond girl, was born with six fingers on...
  6. MrB


    Seen this before but still makes me chuckle. May have to try to use a few of these in every day life, especially No. 30. 1. She walked into my office like a centipede with 98 missing legs. 2. His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances like underpants in a tumble dryer 3...
  7. DoDTS

    Preview of New Book PART TWO

    Life as a Shrimper PART TWO 1976 to 1997 This is the second short review of PART Two of the newly published Book “My life as a Shrimper” The story of my personal journey supporting Southend United. So I had moved to Leicester married and had two children, and all this time in the wilderness...
  8. NZamba Legend

    Hails- storm!

    Last night Julian Hails popped up in one of my dreams. I can't remember exactly what the dream was about- it was pretty fuzzy and may have involved violence and general unpleasantness. However I do remember pausing for a moment mid-dream and thinking '****ing hell, it's Julian Hails'. In my...
  9. Planning For The Future

    Found this about tonight's youth game against Stoke: Stoke's youth boss Adrian Pennock hails Southend as the best team he has seen this season ahead of tonight's FA Youth Cup fourth-round tie at Roots Hall. Pennock took a sneak preview of Southend when watching them demolish Derby in the...
  10. Interpol Shrimper

    Would You Pass The Britishness Test?

    We've just been discussing at work, somebody here has recently had to take the new Britishness test (she's marrying a UK citizen, but hails from the US originally). The comments about starting interesting threads on the "Demise of SZ" thread, plus the comment about the protests at the BNP guys...
  11. SUFC_Al

    For The Benefit of True Blue, it's Metal Monday (Pt.4)

    Again a request this week, this time from my brother, BrettieAngell. This band hails from Los Angeles and were formed in 1990. Taking influences from a wide-range of metal genres, they have a very unique sound and style almost of their own. With their tight riff/bass drum rhythm's and the...
  12. Davros

    One to start the weekend (week 21)

    A very very much so change of pace, and even genre this week takes us into a rappy direction. This 1992 tune, undoubtebly a classic, hails from a group whos three members come from Latvia, New York and Ireland, and was produced by New Yorker, DJ Muggs, and is one i like to play at party's etc...
  13. JoshC


    not sure about southend but here in laindon we have torrential rain, hailstones and lots of thunder and lightning. i had to make a last minute dash to my house to avoid the weather on the way home from the gym. terrible
  14. pickledseal

    Julian Hails

    Not sure if this has been posted before, but he is currently teaching Maths at Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School in London. My friend is teaching RS there and has just messaged me in an excited state... I love the fact that friends from Uni can only remember the fact I support Southend about me...
  15. Slipperduke

    Slipperduke meets...

    When I caught up with Adrian Clarke in London's trendy Camden, it was raining. "It's raining," he said with a wry smile, as the water pounded against the windows. He glanced outside at the widening pools of water on the pavement, the reflected lights of the traffic turning them into...
  16. DTS

    First Southend Hatrick

    Mine was (I think) the ledend that was Julian "Jinky" Hails away at Leicester. Not only was it my first Southend hatrick it was also possibly the most unlikely hatrick hero ever. Who was your first hatrick hero? For some reason I think the bulk of people will have it as Tommy...
  17. Xàbia Shrimper

    100 Best ...

    Let's start our own ShrimperZone centenary celebrations by picking 100 players who have turned out for Southend United. But let's choose them on a personal level in YOUR lifetime - first come, first served (no repeats) - with your reason WHY you choose this player. We all have different...
  18. Julian Harris

    Who the hell is Julian Harris? According to the trivia slip in one of the Xmas Crackers we bought from the club shop, he was voted player of the year in the 1997/1998 season. And there's me thinking it was Julian Hails!
  19. The Emperor's new clothes

    Slight twist on DtS's excellent thread, as suggested by Firestorm. His nominations were Shane Westley and John Keeley. My nominations would be: Flahavan - I see a midget shotstopper who is dodgy at crosses; everyone else sees the best keeper in the division. (although at the moment...
  20. Front page article on the fixtures

    Napster, I think you'll find your on another planet son! There are quite afew mistakes in that article. "This is our first season in League One, or the 3rd Division as I prefer." - Dont you mean 2nd Division? "Aaah, well, the last time we were in this division, we...