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  1. * ORM *

    One performance wonders

    Fuelled by the striker thread. Largely less than average or worse players with one memorable game. I give you: Che Wilson v Colchester Barrington Belgrave v Rushden And Diamonds Boxing Day second half I’m sure there is plenty more
  2. Making the most of throw-ins

    In common with many other teams we do seem to have difficulty in getting full advantage from the humble throw-in. My case against the long throw is rather weakened by the clumsiness of Charlton's CBs a couple of weeks ago, and I do seem to recall that we scored from one in an away game ?last...
  3. manor15

    Bentley to be offered another new deal

    Was last offered one 4 months ago apparently. Suppose his reaction will largely depend upon what interest there is as it seems to have been relatively quiet for him this month, better safe and with a contract here than end up without a club in the summer? Have to wonder if going public with...
  4. DTS


    Seems to have gone largely unnoticed but Hursty got three assists at Oldham. I do feel that his quality of delivery could make a real difference for us over the coming months if we can keep him fit.
  5. DTS

    I think defence is the biggest problem.

    I know we don't score enough but I think if PB can sort the defence out we have a chance. I am sorry but the defenders we have at the moment are not good enough with the exception of Coker. Virtually all the goals we have conceded are due to woeful defending. PB does not seem to know his best...
  6. Asda

    I was just wondering if anybody picked up on the news yesterday with regards to the announcement by Asda that they will be expanding their presence in the UK by opening circa 300+ new stores (largely in the South of England)? Apparently this is at odd with the current strategy of the rest of...
  7. Yorkshire Blue

    Anyone go to the ticket office after the game?

    If so, was Ron in there furiously hammering away at the print key for season ticket applications? After 13 largely abject performances, I'm now fully expecting a letter to drop through my letterbox in the next couple of days.
  8. DoDTS

    PL Weekly Points No.2 TABLE NOW UP for 29th December

    With one game postponed and the other fixtures going largely against the formbook points were hard to come by, in fact nine predictors failed to score. In these circumstances enfieldblue scored a massive 13 points, with Ricey and kitch scoring very creditable scores of 10 and 8. 13...
  9. Benefits of the EU?

    Here's something to cheer you up on a Friday. Our benefit system largely uses a principle known as "right to reside" to determine eligibility to certain benefits. UK citizens have an automatic right to reside, but for foreign nationals it is harder to meet the eligibility criteria. The...
  10. DoDTS

    The 1953 Floods

    I hope the following is of some interest, on a Saturday afternoon in 1953 Southend United played a poor game of football, the crowd had a good old moan and then went home totally unaware of the disaster that would hit locally in a few hours time. Saturday 31st January 1953 Southend United 1-0...
  11. Cricko

    We'll make it to Fossetts

    *Typed up for the Exiles* As expected RM makes a statement to the Echo a week before the AGM, he is becoming more predictable by the day. Southend United chairman Ron Martin expects the football club to be playing at the new FF stadium next year. He spoke out as Blues' latest accounts were...
  12. Ref Watch ...... Wycombe (short ref alert!)

    Tomorrow night the officials are largely as per the original appointments which means we have Andy Woolmer from Northampton. He is a very short referee with even shorter hair and, as shorter officials sometimes do, he has the capacity to be slightly officious. Okay, not slightly but very...
  13. Ref Watch .... Gillingham away

    Man in charge on Tuesday is Danny McDermid, ex Army Captain based at Aldershot, but now listed as a Civil Servant. He will be remembered for an abject performance at Leyton Orient three years ago (yes, the one when Ibehre got a late, late equaliser). His first two seasons as a League referee...
  14. MrB

    FC - Final Match

    Strawberry Hill v ShrimperZone CC After last week's excellent win we need just three points to secure promotion to the Championship. We travel to the bottom placed team who are already relegated so it should be a formality however, despite mass PFL issues, it's a full strength team. Friday's...
  15. DoDTS

    Southend United under the Shadow of War

    “Southend United Under the Shadow of War” is my next book which should be published this coming November. For those that have seen my previous effort the “Forgotten Years of the Kursaal” the format is much the same, match reports intermingled with snippets from the local paper, and is my attempt...
  16. Another Mitchell Murdered in the East End

    The spate of murdered Mitchells in the East End of London was added to once more, as Kevin Mitchell was blown away by a rampant Michael Katsidis at an Upton Park which is growing accustomed to home losses. Much was made of Mitchell’s recent form and his credentials as another English...
  17. manor15


    Uruguay Manager: Oscar Tabarez Captain: Diego Lugano FIFA Ranking: 18 Group A Background: Uruguay, or La Celeste are one of the most successful national teams in football, having won two World Cups, two Olympics football Gold medals, and fourteen Copa America trophies but are now nowhere near...
  18. Soccer AM/MW thoughts on Tilly

    Tuesday, 27 April 2010 What goes up must come down After their relegation to League Two was confirmed at the weekend, Nobes analyses the future for Southend United. Southend fans are facing up to the prospect of League Two next season There's a thought that football, like life...
  19. Cricko

    Overpaid, out of touch and irresponsible

    In today's Mail on Sunday by Chris Powell. Overpaid, out of touch and irresponsible: PFA chairman Chris Powell gives his damning verdict on the worst of today's millionaire footballers. After almost a quarter of a century as a professional footballer, Chris Powell will this afternoon say...
  20. Yorkshire Blue

    BOGMISH Rd 1:2 - Stockport v Freddy's debut

    Aptly enough on the day after relegation back to the fourth division, our second first round tie throws up two 4th division promotion seasons. The first one, was the 1986/87 season and ORM's nomination of Stockport away. Football was having a bad time with the Bradford Fire disaster and Hysel...