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  1. Just realized I never introduced myself

    Hi all, I'm 30 odd posts in already but I didn't introduce myself when I joined which was rude so here goes. From the age of 2 until nearly 7 my family lived in The Hague so, when we came back to live in Saarfend, I knew nothing of english football. A school friend showed me book that had...
  2. The Big Dady

    Summer Transfer Window to close 9th August

    Also note the changes to full strength teams. https://www.southendunited.co.uk/news/2018/february/earlier-closure-for-the-transfer-window/
  3. Ref Watch ...... Peterborough A

    We hold a narrow lead in head to head League matches against Peterborough - 20 wins against 19 defeats with 10 draws. We haven't lost in the League at Peterborough this century; our last League defeat coming in 1999 when we lost 1-0 home and away in the space of 4 weeks. Saturday's referee is...
  4. Good article -

    in present circumstances its easy to just see the political spin on this piece but fair play to the young professionals featured - Elvis, Harry K and Dru have all been introduced to league 1 football and all could probably go and earn a living from the game for the next ten years - and of...
  5. Saturday Night Games.

    Just read that from the 2019/2020 season, the Premier league will begin a new fixture of a 19:45 kick off time on a Saturday night. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42278119 My question is, if the EFL introduced this fixture also, would you be for or against it? I would imagine it would...
  6. Suffolk Shrimper In Dorset

    Your Help Required Please On Sunday To Create A Real Retro Moment

    I have mentioned before that our 1980-82 striking duo Derek Spence and Keith Mercer are coming along to Roots Hall on Sunday. They should be introduced to the crowd about 10 mins or so before kick-off, and yep I've asked if they can walk right out to the centre circle to wave hello to all...
  7. Love-in

    I've only been on here for a few years , so relatively new in that respect. Now I'm sure this has been done before , so forgive me if I'm talking about re-hashing something. Just thinking it would be good if we had a general 'meet up' to put faces to names. I was introduced to this site by the...
  8. Suffolk Shrimper In Dorset

    Breaking News Derek Spence and Keith Mercer to visit Roots Hall

    Hopefully the mods will let this thread run here for a bit rather than batting it to 'ex-players' as I know from a post I ran back in April last year on Derek that this will be of interest to a lot of you. After meeting Derek last April in Blackpool at the time of reaching my '92' we discussed...
  9. legend timetable ?

    It wasn't until I got home on saturday that i noticed that Billy Best was introduced to the crowd on saturday . I saw this on twitter as normally, like hundreds of others I suspect, I'm either in the Spread/Railway before and tend to arrive at 2.59 . But would love to know if the club lets...
  10. Guest Shrimpers From Europe.

    I was at the game last night in the East Stand and was privalaged to meet three people in the bar from Rotterdam Holland. They flew into Southend airport from Amsterdam. It was an older gentleman aged about 60, his daughter and her husband. They came to watch Southend for the second time this...
  11. Late(st) Supporters Forum update

    A couple of weeks back I promised a report back from the latest Supporters Group Forum meeting, apologies for it taking so long but things have been a bit hectic and time has been at premium, anyway I’ve now managed to find a couple of hours spare, so here goes. Hope you've got a couple...
  12. Rootshallbloke

    So, could you manage without Facebook and/or Twitter?

    I’m not a big user of either, more of a lurker in the background when certain stuff is pointed out to me to look at. So how integral are they to your everyday life? Could you exist without them if they got turned off for security reasons, or something similar, as part of measures introduced...
  13. fbm

    A little less deep depression, a little more perspective please

    I've been away on my annual hols and can't believe some of the stuff on here. So I thought I'd do a little research as to how we have done whenever we have been promoted to this league. 1971-72 - Promoted to Div 3 for 1st time. 1972-73 - First 6 league results - H v Wrexham, Lost 1-0, A v...
  14. Napster

    New quiz - assorted

    When Roots Hall was planned in 1955, what was the original intended capacity? The black seats in the main stand, introduced in the early 1990s, came from which club? Which former manager achieved the distinction of playing for three clubs in one season who were all promoted? Who cost more? Mark...
  15. Heading the ball

    With the latest studies suggesting constant heading of the ball can be dangerous I would like to see all under 16 games having headers outlawed. I introduced sponge balls to training sessions 4 year's ago as I did not want the under 11s attacking the ball which had normally been pumped to...
  16. DoDTS

    The Last 12 months of the Prediction League

    In the brief pause between the World Cup and the start of the new season I thought it me worth a quick review of the last eventful twelve months and gave praise again to the winners. It was a year ago that the Prediction League was split into four sessions each one of about 13 matches. First...
  17. Jam_Man

    International Driving Permit - Florida

    Off to Florida soon and had an email from the villa owner saying I had to get an International Driving Permit as its a new law introduced on the 1st Jan 2013 but hardly publicised. Never heard of it and checked RAC and Post Office but both say recommended only. However the AA site shows : R –...
  18. superblue24

    The Ashes 2013

    Sooooo, anyone care to speculate on the biggest sporting event of the year? England massive favorites on Betfair. I wonder if it will play that way.....Maybe I (along with others) am being paranoid what with it being Australia. You never know what they'll produce. Michael Clarkes form has...
  19. TrueBlue

    Rotherham Council

    words fail me they really do! UKIP who I strongly support are a legitimate political party with no racists or fascist views!! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20474120 I agree with what they stand for... UKIP immigration policy An immediate five-year freeze on immigration for permanent...
  20. Notes from Stambridge

    I went to the game last night (not that you'd know there was a game, with all this Mohsni nonsense overshadowing things) and happened to spend the first half stood next to The Wee Birdie and his assistant/mate (not sure of the guy's name unfortunately). Did as much ear-wigging as possible and...
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