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  1. Uncle Leo

    2015 election TV debates

    Conservatives - all three shows. Fair enough, Cameron is the PM Labour - all three shows. Fair enough, Miliband is the Leader of the Opposition Liberal Democrats - two shows. Fair enough, Clegg is the leader of the third largest party in the Commons. UKIP - one show. Well, they do have an MP...
  2. Funny Guardian link alert!

    http://www.theguardian.com/law/shortcuts/2014/may/19/worlds-largest-lawsuit-suing-city-new-york Man sues NYC for $2,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 for being bitten by a dog and other stupidly optimistic people. Made me laugh! :smile:
  3. Kevin Hogg

    Most successfull and most disliked?

    Isn't it amazing that our esteemed Chairman has upset so many Shrimpers? At wembley I did not hear one positive comment about - and there can be few arguments - the most successfull chairman in 107 years of Southend United. Under Ron Martin the following: Only second Chairman to take the club...
  4. shrimptank

    Largest SUFC attendance?

    Not sure if this has already been covered, but will Wembley see the most SUFC fans at a game? How many Liverpool fans were there in the 31033 in '79? If this has already been covered, let me know and feel free to delete my inane witterings after pointing me in the right direction!
  5. southend4ever

    The New Face of Sky

    I have been holding on to some very confidential news since Saturday. I am told that Sky will make an announcement tomorrow that they have signed a deal with a very high profile name to be the new face of their advertising campaigns for the next 5 years. It's due to be one of the largest in...
  6. Cricko

    SZ Facebook account

    For those of you not on the SZ Faceache account ( And if not, why aren't you?) this is the best post we have ever received out of the Blue. :hilarious: Agro Exporter Bd Dear Sir/Madam, We are one of the largest exporter of all varieties of SHRIMP from Bangladesh working for long time in this...
  7. * ORM *

    HK Ferry Crash

    Woke this morning to hear this 36 dead so far. Yesterday was a national holiday culminating in a firework display that was breathtaking. 25 minutes and just when you thought it can't get any better they kept coming bigger and better. Some of these people were on their way to it. The ferries...
  8. Razam

    Anyone good at writing Business Proposals *cough-begging letter-cough*??

    I know the likelyhood of anyof these taking over is very remote, but....
  9. yogi bear up the cagire

    Strange times

    They say that the one thing financial markets don't like is uncertainty.....................we can only pray that this truism doesn't apply to football clubs. It looked so different at the start of the Summer, even allowing for the disappointment of missing out in the play-offs. The backbone...
  10. blues_r_best

    Even Bigger News than the Ipad 3

    SimCity V!
  11. Norway Tragedy - interesting (lack of a) story

    http://talkaboutequality.wordpress.com/2011/08/01/if-a-married-lesbian-couple-saves-40-teens-from-the-norway-massacre-and-no-one-writes-about-it-did-it-really-happen/ Seems really strange that this hasn't made the news.
  12. £95m... would you let your boss do this to you?

    http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/06/10/us-sexharassment-suit-idUKTRE7596IS20110610 A federal jury in Illinois has awarded $95 million to a woman who said she was the victim of a sexual harassment campaign that culminated when her boss allegedly threw her down on a couch and masturbated on her...
  13. Kenny

    Brizzle Rovers - new stadium plans

    Bristol Rovers proposes move from Memorial Stadium the bit that caught my eye the most - "The Memorial Stadium would then be sold to supermarket chain Sainsbury's. Money from the sale would finance the move to the new ground. The supermarket group recently won planning permission to build its...
  14. yogi bear up the cagire

    Is this another project that ron is involved in????

    Away last weekend, just south of Pau. Went over the border through the Somport Tunnel to see this incredible structure of an International station at Canfranc Estacion. It was lauded as a great trans-Pyrénéean project to link Pau in France and Saragossa in Spain and took 24 years to build. There...
  15. DoDTS

    Memory Lane Bristol Rovers Cup match

    Some time ago someone posted the link to pathe news which had newsreel of Southend v Bristol Rovers Cup match in 1952, I've now reached this point in my research so I thought you might like to read the story to go with the film. Hopefully the following link for pathe news works...
  16. Smiffy

    Latest Rumours Sturrock & Widdrington/Players...

    Latest from the transfer rumours site. Obviously to be taken with a pinch of salt... 15 Jul 2010 13:22:50 New Southend United management duo, Paul Sturrock and Tommy Widdrington, are to seek urgent talks with Chairman, Ron Martin, on his return from his Cypriot holiday to seek immediate...
  17. Razam

    Another twist in the story....possible Sainsbury's takeover!!

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/epic/sbry/7878028/Sainsburys-shares-rise-5pc-on-Qatari-bid-speculation.html If the takeover does go ahead this summer, what will this mean for the new stadium development? Could we be the second non-premiership club to have rich arab backers...
  18. The next 8 weeks are vital.

    I'm sure that Ron Martin has a calendar on his office wall and is crossing off the days to Friday 23rd.April. "Just 8 weeks to go",he sighs,"Can we hang on?" It's the third week in April that has become the deadline for existing season ticket holders to renew at discounted prices and probably...
  19. Climb Kili 2010 : Childreach International

    In July 2010, my cousin will be travelling to Tanzania to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, the world's largest free-standing mountain. He will be climbing the mountain to raise money for the charity Childreach International, which was set up to improve the health and well being of children in India...
  20. 50 games which defined a decade - Part 2 (2005-2009)

    1st April 2005: Southend United 2 – 0 Bristol Rovers (League Two) The second half of the decade began with our beloved Shrimpers surging up the league on the back of a series of virtuoso performances from new signing Freddy Eastwood. From the second week of January we went on a long unbeaten run...
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