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  1. Tangled up in Blue

    Season preview-where will we finish?

    https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/aug/02/league-one-2017-18-season-preview See The Guardian just about fancy us to be in the play off mix.Could be worse though.IIRC, they reckoned we'd go down last season.. See MK is one of their men to watch:- Michael Kightly (Southend) Kightly’s...
  2. Uncle Leo

    Ireland and Afghanistan now full ICC members

    Which means they have both been granted Test status. Good news. Best of luck to both of them, apart from when they are playing England! I assume Ireland's Test matches will be part of a 'British Isles Tour' whenever teams are coming over to play us. Would Afghanistan play at home, or in the...
  3. England

    What a cracking game against the Argies this evening. It had more twists and turns than a roller-coaster! Eddie Jones has been a revelation since taking over our national side. We're looking much stronger than the British Lions at the moment.
  4. Shrimpers are Magic

    Do we arm all police officers?

    In light of yesterdays murders by Islamist terrorists, are we as a society ready to see police officers firearm trained as standard? I appreciate the speed that armed officers got to scene but you have to put that down to location - if an attack had happened in say Ealing or Barnet then I don't...
  5. DoDTS

    Jassyfa1, Amwell Blue and Darren_Webb PROMOTED

    Who is going to be promoted via the play-offs will be decided by the scores gained in No. 1 Fixtures of the Pay-off Prediction League which starts Wednesday 3rd May 2017 at the following link: http://www.shrimperzone.com/vb/showthread.php?93170-No-1-play-off-prediction-league The twelve...
  6. manor15

    Was this season a success?

    It's been a real rollercoaster of a season and certainly been entertaining enough. A shame that it came to an end in this way, but could certainly have been worse after the first month/6 weeks of the season. Back in July, 18% said we'd make the play-offs, 32% were correct with top half and 21%...
  7. Kevin Hogg


    We were not quite good enough. Congratulations to the club's good enough to finish above us. We can and WILL win this division next season. The title surge starts NOW!! Southend United until I die!
  8. Bolton winding up order

    If Bolton are wound up would that mean no promotion for them? If so would we get promotion/ playoffs even if we finish 7th
  9. Floval Flyer

    Injuries and Suspensions

    From my count we currently have the following players out injured or suspended; Mark Oxley - Elbow Ted Smith - Hand Anton Ferdinand - Calf Ben Coker - Knee Ryan Innis - Shoulder Ryan Leonard - 2 more game suspension Phil Brown - ? touchline ban Anyone know when we will see this lot back or...
  10. RHB

    So, where will we end up this season?

    We have seven games of the FL1 season left and we appear to be in very reasonable form, so maybe its time to test the optimism/cynicism barometer on here. simple really, just vote for where you think we will finish pre play-off games. I've left the poll open for 10 days to take account of the...
  11. Tommy2holes

    By Saturday the 16th

    Huge week coming up. My gut feeling is that we are not strong enough to finish top 6. We were always chasing after a poor start to the season. Having got into that top 6 we have put in two poor performances against mediocre teams have seen us drop away. We then face 3 tricky games. This...
  12. DoDTS

    Prediction League Play-Offs- RESULTS

    Who is going to be promoted via the play-offs will be decided by the scores gained in No. 1 Fixtures for the New Session which starts Tuesday (21st February Peterborough v Southend etc). The twelve involved are as shown below, if any finish level on points at the end of the six fixtures whoever...
  13. Scottish league game promo video

  14. Proposed Football Rule Changes

    When I first saw this on social media yesterday, I thought it was another piece of "Fake News", but perhaps it's not. The main stream media (newspapers and Sky Sports News etc) seem to be following the story. Have Fifa & Marco Van Basten completely lost the plot? or do you welcome these...
  15. Tangled up in Blue


    The Spanish media are reporting that Messi is refusing to sign a new contract for Barça and is offering his services to Pep Guardiola's Man Cty. Interesting.
  16. steveo

    F1 2017

    British GP under threat as usual, new cars new wings and a retired World Champ. This was interesting re Williams driver line up: "They needed a driver over 25 years of age to replace Bottas because their title sponsor, the drinks giant Martini, cannot use two drivers under that age for its...
  17. Another Surrey Shrimper

    Conservative National Heath Service

    The British Red Cross have been deployed to 100+ hospitals to assist with day to day tasks that the NHS can't cope with. They have called this a 'humanitarian crisis' and have said 'we call on the UK government to allocate immediate funding to stabilise the current system and set out plans...
  18. 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.
  19. Tangled up in Blue

    British values

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-38355373 Perhaps someone can explain to me what "British values" are?
  20. DoDTS

    Play-Off RESULTS

    Who is going to be promoted via the play-offs will be decided by the scores gained in No. 1 Fixtures for the New Session which starts Saturday (10th December Southend v Coventry etc). The twelve involved are as shown below, if any finish level on points at the end of the six fixtures whoever...