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  1. South Bank Hank

    Ryce is twice as nice

    Jamal Campbell-Ryce struck twice as Southend threw the form book out of the window to secure a vital 3-1 victory against in-form West Brom. The winger had failed to score a single goal for the Championship's basement side prior to the visit of promotion-chasing Albion, but he produced two...
  2. shrimper_sam

    Goal of the year

    There are two which stick in my mind one is Eastwoods goal against swansea when goater headed it on for Eastwood to score the goal which sent us up. The other... Eastwoods Freekick against Manchester United was also a goal that shall stay in my mind for many years to come. Happy new year...
  3. Uncle Leo

    The fbm view and ratings

    PANTO SEASON IN FULL SWING AT ROOTS HALL Roll up! Roll up! Come and see the Christmas pantomime. No – not Dick Whittington at the Cliffs, or The Wizard of Oz at the Palace, but one that beats the lot – Cinderella at Roots Hall. Why Cinderella? Because no Southend players went to the ball (at...
  4. pickledseal

    Legalising Prostitution

    After more bodies keep being found, and the usual debate evolves on here about capital punishment (sorry but *yawn*), I thought I would take it in another direction... George Bernard Shaw was once quoted as saying that the original Jack the Ripper did what scores of socialists had failed to...
  5. DTS

    Most embarrsasing moment

    Mine came on Saturday.I have sat in the front row of the South Upper pretty much since the stand was built. I have never had any hint of what was about to come on Saturday vs the Saints. It was the 2nd half - We were on another dangerous attack. Freddy some how managed to square to to Bradbury...
  6. seany t

    How do we build for the future?

    We know we're a relatively small(ish) club thats over-achieved in the last few years due to hard work, but how do we go about making the transition from this reality to a club mounting a year-on-year competitive challenge? I know the new stadium will eventually bring in a lot more revenue...
  7. Southendsleeper

    Preston - An overview

    Very good game 0-0 doesnt tell the whole story Man of the match for me - Gower, tireless, sliding tackles, tracking back, great crosses. Ran from the opposition box, past a still Guttridge to get back and defend Minutes silence observed well Possible beam back of the Col U game mentioned...
  8. Slipperduke

    The view from Tufnell Park...

    My neighbours will never speak to me again. When I awoke on Wednesday morning to find my tongue stuck to the roof of my mouth and an empty bottle of white wine in my bed, I was dimly aware that something incredible might have happened. It took another 30 seconds for the memories to filter back...
  9. sufcintheprem

    My Scouting mission to Ipswich

    Due to not having a lot to do on the Friday before heading up to Leicester (or somewhere, not entirely sure though!) I headed down to Loftus Road for a second time this season with a few Ipswich supporting mates. Here's my take on their team (admittedly from that one showing and the Col...
  10. Coventry Game

    I was impressed with a much improved display this week.  The lads fought and battled hard, and had more desire than they showed in the Cardiff game.  If they pull up their socks and continue to play like that, results will come. Didn't think much of Coventry and don't expect them to be...
  11. palexander

    Grant's save from Ricketts

    Out of this world! To be fair, Ricko should have headed down for a certain goal, but still a superb save...
  12. To all Shrimperzone readers

    As an avid reader and occasional poster on Shrimperzone I feel must apologise. In common with many other fans comments, my comments such as "I can't believe we've managed to sign Peter Clarke, this is a real coup" and "Prior is f***ing useless and must be dropped for Clarke immediately" and...
  13. The Spread on Sunday

    Headed down to the Hall to pick up tickets for Sunday's game and got me wondering what time will the Spread open Sunday with an early kickoff? Heard rumours of 12 o clock opening but that leaves just an hour of drinking time... With trains like they are on sundays it could be an early...
  14. fbm

    The fbm view and ratings

    BRIGHTON ROCK AS LATE SHOW SEALS BLUES PASSAGE Southend made heavy going of their 2nd round Carling Cup tie against Brighton at Roots Hall this evening, but in the end it was a naive managerial decision by Albion caretaker boss Dean Wilkins that showed Blues the way.  Tilly had made 2 changes...
  15. fbm

    The fbm view and ratings

    LAST GASP GOWER MAKES A POINT Mark Gower was the stoppage time hero as he lashed home the 6th and equalising goal of a pulsating thriller under the lights at Roots Hall. This is a game that will live long in the memory of the 11000-plus fans who were fortunate enough to witness the 100 mph...
  16. DTS

    The Game when you questioned

    On the hole I think my Dad's decision to take me to Southend games rather than say a "big team" has enriched my life. However I am sure we can all think back to a game when you really have to questions why you bothered. A time when just in a moment of weakness you contemplated...
  17. * ORM *

    Jobseekers

    I'm down the job centre tomorrow (oops make that today in about 8-1/2 hours ) for a JSA interview (three weeks after requesting it). After a 1 hour interrogation over the phone with all sorts of irrelevant questions I'm led to understand that I'm in for another long session tomorrow. I've got...
  18. independant report

    Independent QPR 2 Southend Utd 0: QPR take control as Eastwood fires blanks By Norman Fox at Loftus Road When the season is young there is always good reason to give an inferior side a thumping in order to send out messages of intent. Queen's Park Rangers had that opportunity at Loftus...
  19. shrimptank

    The morning after QPR

    Now having slept on yesterday's performance and read through various threads i think its time to bring a little bit of level headed thinking to it all. We did play really poorly yesterday - mainly the first half - and nearly all the players have been tugged for their below par performances...
  20. South Bank Hank

    Pottery Lesson

    So how did we handle the step-up in class and what have we learned for the season ahead? The step-up ------------ Just like last season, the step up from one division to the next was instantly apparent and, while Stoke are far from being one of the better "footballing" sides we'll...
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