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  1. Thatchers Children

    To save hi-jacking the Brexit thread I thought people might like to explain who they first voted for and why. Lets keep it to your personal reasons so no need to repeat to many grand and well covered anti Thatcher rants etc. I had left school in 1981 so my first vote was for Labour in 1983. If...
  2. RHB

    NHS Junior Doctors Industrial Action

    It's probably time to open up this particular issue. NHS Junior Doctors are taking industrial action for the first time in 40 years. So, is it ever right for medical staff to take this sort of action? The BBC took a poll very recently to see what patients' views towards this action were. Two...
  3. Southminster_Shrimper

    Parking For ColEwe

    Not been to Colewe before (well apart from the Zoo) so having read that no parking restrictions are put out quite late for side roads, is there plenty of industrial estate parking usually available for a fee?
  4. RHB

    Junior doctors row: 98% vote in favour of strikes

    The title says it all. For a 98% vote to have occurred here the junior doctors must be pretty upset. Lets hope there is a bit of sense here from both sides and arbitration can sort it out. At the moment that looks pretty unlikely. I'm not certain, but I believe this is the first time in the...
  5. Wycombe warning

    So, you play the mighty Wycombe Whingers synchronized diving team, eh? Some of you will know this but, for those who have not had the "pleasure" of watching Wycombe, you are in for a dreadful shock. Their stock-in-trade is to dive and feign injury on a truly industrial scale. Astonishingly, they...
  6. C C Csiders

    Southend United Political XI's

    With the General Election just three montsh away I was thinking which former/current Southend players would line-up in a Southend United Labour Xi and a Southend United Tory XI. An obvious looking Tory-boy, to me, would be Danny O'Shea (archetypal 80's yuppie Thatcher's child looks). Adam...
  7. Shrimperstrust

    Trust AGM - Thursday 29th January 2015

    The Shrimpers Trust AGM will be held on Thursday 29th January 2015 in the Shrimpers Bar, Roots Hall starting at 7.30pm. The Agenda for can be downloaded from the Members Area of the website as can the Directors Report for 2014 and the Minutes from our last AGM by clicking here. Included in...
  8. Ref Watch ....... Oxford away

    By co-incidence, this is the third match running, after Northampton and Plymouth that our matches with the opposing team in all competitions are tied, in this case at 19 wins apiece, from 45 games. The other two were still that way after the game; not what we want on Saturday. Our last four...
  9. Cricko

    Day 5. Christmas Quiz . Cryptic 2

    CRYPTIC DRINKS: 1. Yeoman of the guard? - Beefeater 2. M D C L X 1 V? - 1664 3. Left on board ship? - Port 4. Newborns pork? - Babycham 5. 23rd letter phonetically? - Whiskey 6. Stringed instrument? - Harp 7. Deceased Labour party leaders tipple? - John Smiths 8. Sounds like my mates smart -...
  10. DTS

    A bit of perspective.

    Had to wait until today to post as was in a foul mood after yesterday's performance. On reflection I think most of us would have taken nine points from the first six games. It is a blow that the last three have been defeats but having had our best start since caveman times the only way was...
  11. Southampton Shrimper

    The Squad of 1989-90

    Three weeks ago, The Football League Paper featured our 4th Division promotion-winning squad of 1989-90 in their Where Are They Now? feature. The article was based on Bernie Friend's book Red Card Roy, with quotes from the book from Roy, and then the article went on to report where all the...
  12. Aberdeen Shrimper

    Anyone Remember

    I am looking for some guys i uesd to work with at a printers in Basildon. During my time there It had various names including Nuffield Web Offset and Capricorn print. The Printers was situated in Hovefields Court near Burnt Mills Industrial Estate if I remember correctly. The names i remember...
  13. blues_r_best

    Even Bigger News than the Ipad 3

    SimCity V!
  14. Roller City

    @jamesharrod: BREAKING: Roller City to return to Southend area - councillors say yes to rink at vacant warehouse on Purdeys Industrial Estate, Rochford
  15. Lord Football

    Food For Thought.

    I've been a bit quiet on here for a while, frankly the whole political arena is depressing. Even so, I've busy doing what I do. I thought I'd share some thoughts.... The Recession The recession was caused, in essence, by the collapse of the banking industry that took a gung-ho approach to...
  16. Thorpe Groyney

    Just Another Afternoon At The Match

    Today was a rare opportunity for me. With local non-league football and my lad's training wiped out by waterlogged conditions, resulting in the radio show I would have been doing to cover it all also biting the dust, popping along to the Hall became an unexpectedly pleasant compensation...
  17. Parking at Lego Stadium -- Go by TZ Coaches.

    Just been on the Col Ewe forum and amongst the threads about their great non-victory today there is concern that traffic wardens booked 300 cars as the industrial estate car park was closed. Watch where you park next month when we visit. You have been warned, the traffic Gestapo are after...
  18. DTS

    Question Pubs for Gillingham?

    Got to say I hate Gillingham. It always reminds me of a grim industrial northern town that someone had picked up and dropped off in the so called "garden of england". Anyway just wondering if anyone has found a decent boozer yet? I ayways end up in a **** hole that is on a corner. The pub is...
  19. DoDTS

    Memory Lane Episode No 1 Season 1931-32

    As I have posted previously I have an article printed in every official programme this season telling the story of Season 1931-32 in 23 episides. It has been pointed out to me that not everybody attendes every match and not everyone buys a programme, so I thought I would post them here again if...
  20. Interpol Shrimper

    Current "right wing" protests against the spread of Islam

    I see the Government are totally out of which with what the majority of the country think yet again... BBC News I was just watching an extended piece on the latest London protest on Sky News and although the undertone of the story was "oh look, it's the same knuckle dragging skinhead element...