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  1. rootshall rambler

    About time too !

    Well, I've arrived in the zone at long last ! I am a mature gentleman of a "certain age", and thanks to big bruv and Dad, have been a Shrimpers man all my life.......though I'm ashamed to admit that I live near Gillingham !!! (yuuuggh !) Still, I can proudly claim some heritage, as my family...
  2. Shrimperstrust

    Committee Corner - Website Blog - 4th September 2014

    The next edition of our Committee Website Blogs for the 2014/15 Season is now online. Written by Richard Coxell it delves into the 'heritage' of SUFC including pieces on The Blue Boar, David Jack and Oliver Trigg. The blog can be found by clicking here.
  3. Bielzibubz

    Prodrive Factory Tour

    Now this is only going to appeal to petrol heads and car lovers really but hey ho, never mind. A couple of weeks ago a load of other speed junkies and myself got together and took ourselves off on a tour of the Prodrive Motorsport factory in Banbury. At £27.00 a pop it's not cheap but if like...
  4. Rattus Norvegicus

    Sepp Blatter asked to resign ........

    Difficult to put into words how much I dislike FIFA -and Blatter is the embodiement of all that FIA represents - the organisation bathes in shed-loads of (our) money, has officials that are openly (as far as I can see) anti-England and our heritage, their systems are open to corruption, a number...
  5. Uncle Leo

    FA Cup - keeping the heritage alive

    I meant to post this article before the weekend but, erm, forgot. Anyway, a quick piece I wrote about the FA Cup. Comments, abuse, thoughts, all welcome! http://footballpubcast.clubfans.co.uk/2011/01/07/keeping-the-cup-alive/
  6. Brian Fantana

    SUFC - Premier League in 2017

    The Council certainly seem to think so. Good to have ambition! "The city's sporting heritage has been enhanced by state of the art swimming and diving facilities at Garon Park, the Essex Cricket Centre of Excellence and the new premier-league stadium for Southend United" Click here
  7. pickledseal

    Happy 20th Birthday 'Essex Man'

    http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/essex-man-the-bonds-of-basildon-2098663.html Are there many other parts of the UK with such cultural heritage? I'm always very proud of coming from Essex :)
  8. MrB

    Transvestite has sex with dog in a castle moat

    Random story! Torygraph I notice an anagram of the castle name is Penis Denn.
  9. 36 days to the first day of the season

    So allowing for the embargo to be lifted say 8th july , 28 days to bring in 10 players, assembled from trialists youth players etc. bearing in mind that the trialists will also be looking for other clubs, that means we have to have final idea of the starting 11, probably 1 week before ie 31st...
  10. Pellegrini In A State Of Pjanic

    When Manuel Pellegrini took the reins at Real Madrid, blank cheque book in hand, I doubt very much he expected his only shot at silverware at this stage of the season would lie solely in a sprint to the finish with Barcelona... Courtesy of Miralem Pjanic, that is exactly the situation. Lyon...
  11. Appeal to Ron Martin

    Ron Your dream is clearly not working out. There are only so many times you can borrow from the future. Eventually the pot runs out and nothing's left. Our town's football club has been an integral part of the town for over a century. It can still be saved before it's too late. If the...
  12. Yorkshire Blue


    I was mentioning the other day how US sports are so much better at marketing and celebrating their heritage and here's another example of it - baseball statues. So what statues would you love to see at the new ground to celebrate our history?
  13. First Class Footballer, Second Rate Sportsman

    Alone in the 18 yard box, dejected with a painful expression on his face. He's missed the penalty, yet the Santiago Bernabeu is rocking. Yes, Cristiano Ronaldo is back to his usual, petulant self and even the Madrid faithful are growing ever-so-slightly tired of it all. If ever a moment defined...
  14. What Becomes of the Broke and Shafted

    Someone great once said that Football isn't a matter of life or death, it's much more than that. Which would explain the pain felt by those when their football club is ripped away from them. As a Southend United supporter, I've had the good grace of never witnessing non-league football and...
  15. Yorkshire Blue

    SZ's Southend United Hall of Fame - Frank Gill

    One of the reasons I was keen to get the Hall of Fame going, was to learn more about our club's heritage. I thought I had a fairly decent grasp on our club's history but this is one nomination that has caught me completely by surprise. I'm therefore welcoming the opportunity to find out more...
  16. Rusty Shackleford

    The Jocks really are a JOKE!!

    The hero's welcome awarded to Diego Maradona in Scotland this week is truly laughable. The Jocks are not interested in Maradona's status as one of the greatest players of all time - just that he punched in a goal against England. I find this quite loathsome, but ultimately pitiful. The Scots'...
  17. Rayleigh Weir

    Basildon Heritage Trail?...

    I missed this first time round, but having the dubious pleasure of working in Basildon this article tickled me... Basildon's Best... Of particular note: - The brutal honesty of the nations fork lift drivers. - The public 'shopping' of a murderess by her mate. - 'Old-fashioned drug...
  18. Ron Manager

    Life In The A-League

    Before I headed off to Oz I said I'd write a regular blog about what it's like supporting a team on the other side of the world. Here is my first effort by way of an introduction to the Queensland Roar - Queensland Roar vs Adelaide United – 24th August 2008 Come On! Imagine this scenario...
  19. Charity Event. Please Support

    Yeap! Wino's at it again, in organising the Festival of Football at Basildon United's ground at Gardiners Close on SUNDAY 3rd August 2008. 10-00 kick off The day starts off when TOTTENHAM HOTSPURS Pan disability team plays Basildon United's Pan Disability team. 25 mins each half and a...
  20. Charity Event. Please Support

    Yeap! Wino's at it again, in organising the Festival of Football at Basildon United's ground at Gardiners Close on SUNDAY 3rd August 2008. 10-00 kick off The day starts off when TOTTENHAM HOTSPURS Pan disability team plays Basildon United's Pan Disability team. 25 mins each half and a...