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  1. Any Sexual Abuse at SUFC ?

    On BBC news tonight it was mentioned that 55 football clubs have reported historic sex abuse, including Matt Le Tiss commenting on his time as a youngster. Has there been anything reported at Southend ?
  2. Old Shrimper

    Hi all, Thought I would join to hear news and opinions of other supporters. I like some of the historic comments and pictures of times past. I first starting watching the Blues in 1951 when the club played at Grainger Road stadium, travelling there on a saddle on my Dad's crossbar and then...
  3. Statto is back, statto is back..................

    Apologies if anybody has already pointed this out, but just a quickie for those who missed the most comprehensive database of historic results and tables during the summer while it was down, www.statto.com has reappeared. :happy: It might have been back a while but I only checked tonight out...
  4. Shrimperstrust

    Once Upon A Time In Malta

    In 1955 Harry Warren Southend United's manager at the time together with a passionate supporter Peter Coombes (stationed in Malta) arranged for our club to play in a Pre-Season Tournament at the historic Empire Stadium against the top three Maltese teams (from 1954/55 season), namely Floriana...
  5. Jam_Man

    First people on mars

    http://news.sky.com/story/1428794/britons-shortlisted-for-one-way-trip-to-mars So we are sending people to mars. Or its a scam to do with reality TV shows ? Cant see this being genuine as the finances must be astronomical, and if they are charging applicants to apply that hardly says they are...
  6. Damp issue

    In the top room of our victorian terrace, we have a mouldy-damp patch at the top of the chimney stack in the room. There's a photo link below here: http://i43.tinypic.com/2h822jn.jpg When we moved into the house over 2 years ago we thought it was a historic issue and had the room re...
  7. How far would you go to watch Southend??

    Great story about Exeter going to Brazil next year to play a friendly in the Maracana against Fluminese as part of a 100th year celebration of a historic match in 1914. Can you imagine the Blues playing there? More importantly, would you go? What is the furthest afield you have travelled to...
  8. South Bank Hank

    British Lions series win

    So the news and Sports channels are going into meltdown as they always do after any kind of tub-thumping victory. As an only occasional fan of egg running, I'm all over the kudos and looking around me for any Australians to rub it in with, but it does all seem a little over-the-top. To any of...
  9. Uncle Leo

    Biggest load of drivel I've ever heard

    Not sure how they got my details, but some loons have sent me an email suggesting I sign a petition to protest about there being no women (other than HM The Queen) on British bank notes. Whoever wrote this needs to get out more. "Mervyn King, the Governor of the Bank of England, has announced...
  10. Historic photo of the old Kursaal ground

    There's an aerial view from 1928 of the old Kursaal ground on the new Britain from Above website. Follow this link if you want to have a look. http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/image/epw024877?search=Southend&ref=7
  11. Ref Watch ...... Rotherham

    Weather and pitch permitting, the man in charge tomorrow evening is Iain Williamson from Berkshire who is in his 8th season as a League referee. Played non-league for Walton & Hersham until injury forced him into refereeing. He did absolutely no games at all the season before last which would...
  12. RBS Bonus - Should We Insist They Pay?

    Just a small point on Hester's waiver: the original plan was for the CEO to receive a performance share bonus of just under £1m. This means that he will receive shares in 3 years time (providing he meets certain conditions); there was no cash element. He has sinced waived the right to this. As...
  13. Kevin Hogg

    Grey at The Millenium, White & Black to win the title??????????? WHY????????

    Oh why oh why..did we not wear blue on two historic days? We go to our first ever major Cup Final, take 20,000 supporters and wear and awful grey thing. Now I realise that was to make money on shirt sales but why not a Cup Final Souvenir Shirt in errr..blue? Blackpool in tangerine against...
  14. Ricey

    25 years ago today........

    The Avro Vulcan XL426 landed at Southend Airport to retire and has been kept going by the excellent efforts of the Vulcan Restoration Trust and all its members with donations. Not that exciting a post but for those interested in aviation and war history will know that the Avro Vulcan was a...
  15. yogi bear up the cagire

    The greatest cup games we have never played

    The dramatic consequences of not having been able kill Oldham off on Saturday are now laid bare, for everyone to see. This has set me wondering just how many other times this teasing scenario of knowing we have a 'big club' draw, if only we can get through to the next round, has occured. From...
  16. Blue_Wes

    How many grounds have you seen Southend play at?

    Knowing how footy fans like to tally up their grounds, I thought I'd share a decent site I stumbled across. It's by the same people who run the Facebook's (ask your kids Cricko) footballground app. I also thought it would be nice to do something that wasn't related to Ron, or finance, or the...
  17. Ref Watch ..... Burton away

    Can't see it happening myself (buying those very cheap advance rail tickets doesn't seem quite so smart now!) but if it does, the man in charge is Iain Williamson from Berkshire who is in his 7th season as a League referee. Played non-league for Walton & Hersham until injury forced him into...
  18. Cricko

    New Football PC game

    I am only putting this in "chit chat" to give it maximum exposure for our members to join up if they wish. I will move it to the Games forum after a few days.It is free so this is no real advertisement. Email received today. Hi Shrimperzone Administrator(s) As the leading forum for Southend...
  19. Yorkshire Blue

    Memory Lane SZ's Southend United Hall of Fame - Ian Benjamin

    It's the answer to the most famous question in Southend United history: who put the ball in the Bury net? And as every Southend fan will gleefully tell you: Ian Benjamin, Ian Benjamin. Now this poll's been a long time coming*, but in some ways that's apt. *He received the required nominations...
  20. Ref Watch ... Stockport

    The referee on Saturday will have been to Roots Hall more often than most of our players. The man in charge is Iain Williamson from Berkshire who is in his 7th season as a League referee. Played non-league for Walton & Hersham until injury forced him into refereeing. He did absolutely no games...
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