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  1. Thorpe Groyney

    Broncos Buck Losing Trend With Record Breaking Comeback

    An unbelievable 80 minutes at the Stoop this afternoon. Broncos ahead after 5 minutes then fall to bits. Opponents Salford City Reds hammer in six tries before half time, albeit with only two converted, one of them comically way wide from in front of the posts. Half time, Broncos 6, City Reds...
  2. canveyshrimper

    Commentator Speak.

    I'm channel hopping between Stoke's ritual humiliation of Bolton and the Arsenal v Liverpool bore fest. One thing the games have in common are the cretinous co commentators in Ray Wilkins & Chris Waddle. Waddle is incomprehensible at best, and I'm not sure what Wilkins is on of late. The thing...
  3. BGT Reject wants to sue Simon Cowell for £2.5m!

  4. Yorkshire Blue

    BOGMISH Rd 1:4 - LDV v Championship

    Not the most inspiring round today following yesterday's nail-biter (voting still open), but we've got Donkey Broughton's goal up against some optimism in the sun. First up is Silencer's choice, which surprisingly appears to be the only nomination involving Col Ewe (presumably as people were...
  5. Eggheads

    Right, first of all no spoilers. We all agreed (and we're actually legally bound!) not to reveal the result of how we did but safe to say nobody let themselves down. We were the second show of the day (they film 5!) and we had the pleasure of wishing Daphne a very happy birthday - I will reveal...
  6. Bobby Moore & Vic Jobson

    Random find from the Observer about our one time manager and England legend Bobby Moore. Apologies if this has been posted before but it's interesting IMO. History will always consider Moore a managerial failure, and his record at Southend was unimpressive: relegated to the Fourth Division in...
  7. DTS

    Question Is paying in bags of coppers pikey?

    My last weeks in this god forsaken bank that I work for are really dragging. I am basically not allowed to see customers in case I try and poach them yet the still expect the normal hours of work. Every other financial insitute would give you gardening leave but not my money grabbing lot...
  8. Slipperduke

    Lippi Should Have Stayed On The Beach

    Brazil 3-0 Italy Fabiano 37,43 Dossena 45 (og) There are certain times in life when it's actually ok to quit. Howard Wilkinson discovered this in 1992 after winning the title with Leeds United. In an uncharacteristically honest interview, the man who turned a struggling second flight side into...
  9. Slipperduke

    United Crushed By Rampant Reds

    Manchester United 1-4 Liverpool (Ronaldo 23) (Torres 28) (Gerrard 44, pen) (Aurelio 77th) (Dossena, 90+1) Old Trafford has never emptied so quickly. Even before Manchester United were put out of their misery by referee Alan Wiley, there were more empty seats than supporters. Those...
  10. Slipperduke

    Brave Arsenal Squeeze Through

    Roma 1-0 Arsenal (6-7 on pens) (Juan, 9) We've always known that Arsenal's kids are talented. Now we know that they're brave as well. After an energy-sapping 120 minutes in the Stadio Olimpico, 111 of them played without their single goal safety net, they picked themselves up off the floor and...
  11. yogi bear up the cagire

    Motivation for this afternoon?

    I have a little problem, in that I'm finding it a little difficult, unlike everyone else on here, getting myself really worked up for this afternoon. I suppose that it doesn't help not going to the game and being 1000kms from the action.........but it's not just that. There has always been a...
  12. Slipperduke

    Does Bilic Hold The Key for Capello?

    "Wake up! Wake up. You did not lose a game tonight because you had one up front... We are simply a better team." - Slaven Bilic, 21st November 2007 Almost one year on from the debacle at Wembley, from the wally and his brolly and the humiliation of a very public failure, have England woken up...
  13. Slipperduke

    Fear The Andorrans!

    The time for talking is over. Platitudes have no place on the pitch, especially when the going gets as tough as it will on Saturday night. Fabio Capello's England will be right up against it when they travel to Spain to face the butchers, bakers and candlestick-makers of Andorra's national...
  14. Humiliation

    i read somewhere on this board our recent results were papering over the cracks,how right they were.A team supposedly contending for promotion does not lose by this much.Losing by a couple of goals is football but being humiliated is dreadfull.
  15. DTS

    My best mans speech.

    Help............. Never done one before and dont want to let my mate down. If you can be arsed to read it below can you give me some feedback. Have I cained him too much? Anything traditional I have missed? Anything that you have heard hundereds of times before? I have tried to avoid...
  16. DoDTS

    Preview of my New Book

    MY Life as a Shrimper PART ONE 1952 to 1976 I have been asked to give a Preview and the following is a short review of PART One of the newly published Book “My life as a Shrimper” The story of my personal journey supporting Southend United. The story starts with my birth in 1952. I was born...
  17. Slipperduke


    Here in the UK, the TV companies who fought bitterly for the rights to screen the European Championships are now desperately trying to find a way of making them appeal to a sulking nation. One station leads its advertising campaign with footage of people in the street being asked who they'll...
  18. The Shrimper Truth - Ouch, a total humiliation

    5-1 ...... no Wembley, no Leeds united at Wembley. Got to admit it hurts.... Dodgy penalty and we lost our heads, shape - class. The dust has to settle and the inquest might get interesting ....... Suddenly a dodgy long ball game emerged towards the end of the season and Bailey began to...
  19. Slipperduke

    The Championship

    After the scenes of celebration that greeted their dramatic play-off victory last May, even the most cynical of Derby County's fans couldn't have imagined the humiliation that was to come. Ironically, if they'd lost that Wembley final, Billy Davies would still be in charge, picking up the...
  20. Slipperduke

    Ribery Set To Shine

    With Euro 2008 now less than 100 days away and UEFA showing no signs of inexplicably kicking anyone out of the tournament to make room for England, it’s time for acceptance. Naturally, this acceptance will come easier to you than it will to me, which is why I decided to get the heads-up on a few...