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  1. Southend Homeless

    :cry: Not sure if I'm in the right place, but do you think Shrimpers would be prepared to highlight the plight of the rough sleepers of Southend by, maybe, inviting the occasional one to be their mascot for the day.
  2. Tangled up in Blue

    Homelessness in Britain

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-38386088 As someone who used to work with the homeless in the UK, (for The Cyrenians and Harrow Probation Service),this sort of article makes me ashamed to be British.
  3. Rob Noxious

    Memory Lane FM247: Radios In Motion

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrZyqo-kiZE&nohtml5=False This might resonate a little for anyone who's come back to Southend after a little while away. I was staying in town over the w/e and was at a bit of a loose end between an afternoon curry and seeing a gig at The Railway. I had a...
  4. Tangled up in Blue

    Homelessness set to rise

    http://gu.com/p/3xhbf Can't say I'm suprised.The same sort of thing happened back in the 80's when the economy took a nosedive.
  5. Question Southend the new Brighton?

    Odd title but here me out.... I have done alot of work with Brighton and Hove Albion and it has dawned on me that Southend find themselves very much in the same dangerous position that Brighton did back in 1997. At the time Brighton had a Chairman called Mr Bellotti (Ron with less lushious...
  6. Supershrimper

    Articles in Todays Echo - Dated 2/07/2010

    This has been copied word for word from todays echo. The two page spread on pages 8-9. A Lot of it is what we knew already, we up a creak without a paddle, and most probably a raft as well. Taxman Targets Blues…Again (Taken from the Echo, pages 8-9) This time the club owes £200,000...
  7. Cricko

    Southend Council speak out.

    The leader of Southend Council fears for the future of Southend United following fresh revelations about the state of the club's finances. Tory Nigel Holdcroft warned if Fossetts farm doesn't go ahead soon the club could find itself homeless.And he said the Council was powerless to intervene...
  8. Tommy2holes

    If southend ceased to exist

    If southend ceased to exist : Where would that leave roots hall? Would sainsburys and Ron just be able to build the new superstore or are there clauses in place when they applied that this cant happen? How would we go around re-grouping and reforming and what sort of level could we...
  9. Unbelievable.

    Tories in power for less than half an hour and already a Scottish family is unemployed and homeless.
  10. SamuraiBlue

    First post....for a year!

    Just checked out my stats and realised that I haven't made a post for a whole year! I guess this partly comes from the fact that I live in Japan and haven't seen Southend play for what seems like forever. Think I last watched a game over Christmas/New Year 2006/7. Can't have been very good as I...
  11. Irish_Shrimper


    Played this through at work tonight, and it is brilliant. Laughs all the way through, and more cringe-worthy moments than Borat. Nice and short too, at 86 ish minutes in duration, so it doesn't drag at all. One prize moment was Bruno telling a terrorist leader in the Middle East that his 'King...
  12. Aberdeen Shrimper

    Famous, Rich and Homeless BBC1

    Not sure if anyone saw this first part of this 2 part series. Basiclay 5 celebs agree to undertake 5 days in London on the streets with no money and just a sleeping bag and some warm cloths. The Marquis of Blandford............what a ****ing ****** that **** is, if there has ever been an...
  13. Moridin

    Another victim of Economic woes.....

    Morning all! I arrived at work this morning to find I no longer have a job!! I was working for a Local Authority as a Tenancy Support and Resettlement Worker, helping Social Tenants who were having difficulties, me being the their chance before eviction. The other part was to meet and...
  14. Snails and slugs

    Question: If a slug is basically a homeless snail, can they be eaten in the same way with some butter and garlic?
  15. Man charged with having sex with a bike

    A MAN has been charged with having sex with his bike. Robert Stewart was allegedly caught in the act by two terrified cleaners who walked into his bedroom in a hostel. Stewart has denied the accusation, claiming it was caused by a misunderstanding after he had too much to drink. The...
  16. Xàbia Shrimper

    Southend United - How far have we come? Part 4

    “It was only four years ago that this club was losing £2.3m a season,” Ron Martin enthused as he published the accounts for the financial year ending July 2002 which showed that Southend United has lost “just” £707,665, the fourth year in succession that the club had reduced its losses. It was a...
  17. Xàbia Shrimper

    Southend United - How far have we come? Part 3

    "There will be no stadium at Fossetts Farm and the future of the football club remains at Roots Hall." A year after being ousted from position of chairman at Southend United, John Main returned to warn fans that a new stadium was merely a pipe-dream. His words, posted on a Southend United...
  18. Xàbia Shrimper

    Southend United - How far have we come? Part 2

    "This football club has lacked direction for a long time," Ron Martin told the Evening Echo's Bernie Friend in mid-September 2000. On the pitch Southend United were struggling at wrong end of the Third Division table, having notched up just one win from their opening seven games of the season...
  19. Xàbia Shrimper

    Southend United - How far have we come? Part 1

    Cast your mind back almost ten years; could you honestly see us reaching this pivotal moment in the history of Southend United? Back in 1998 the football club was skint; it couldn't pay its players, it couldn't pay its creditors, it couldn't pay the Inland Revenue; the future was so bleak that...
  20. DTS

    Is getting it on with a tramp acceptable

    I rushed back from the Derby game to Brighton to go to my mates Charlies engagment party. His Mrs to be hasn't really got any nice mate friends which was a total disapointment. My mate Charlie is a big Brighton fan and brought along a kid we all knew from college called Martin who is also a...