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  1. Cricko

    Strange things that happen on holidays

    Prompted by Kaymacs post in the where would you like to live thread. It was I think about 1983 when I went to Vancover for a few months, I have relatives there and always wanted to visit the place. I met up with a guy and his wife, I forget their names now, but he asked me, "Would I help him...
  2. Ricky Otto

    Your Non-football sporting hero?

    We were discussing at work our sporting heroes and it was pretty much all footballers and from the clubs we support, which was a bit boring and predictable. So then we changed it to "non-football" and it was really quite interesting. So lets hear your non-football sporting heroes and the reason...
  3. Memory Lane 120 years ago today .....

    David Jack was born. Probably nearly as famous for scoring the first FA Cup Final goal at Wembley (dribbling round Billie, the white horse and slotting home) as he was for managing us for 6 years! He'd lived in the town and went to school at Hamlet Court whilst his father was the first Southend...
  4. DoDTS

    David Woodcock

    Don't know how many new David Woodcock but he died recently aged 67 and the funeral is 9.40 at Sutton Road. He used to work in the Civic Centre Southend, lived in Royston Avenue all hislife and I used to drink with him and Big Richard (Fugl)in the Spread in the early 1970s. His father was John...
  5. 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...
  6. Cricko

    Zone Update We keep on rocking

    We have lived for 17 years now as one collective ShrimperZone....We have seen many sites (God bless them) trying to support SUFC as we do on The Zone, We have faced them all off, or rather you have, to make this site one of the best outside the Prem.. Most of those Prem sites are either owned...
  7. DoDTS

    Andy Thomson

    I came across an article in a Queen of the South programme about Andy Thomson the following is an extract: Dalglish was one of many scouts attracted to Thomson during his five year spell at Palmerston (Queen of the South), A lot ofclubs including Chelsea, Rangers, Spurs, Leicester, Aberdeen...
  8. Hi all, new supporter here

    I'd like to say I'm in my teens, but unfortunately not. I have lived in Northern Ireland all my life and supported a London club until 2003, including being a season ticket holder for several seasons. Totally disenchanted with foreign owners, cheating, diving, sky-high wages, etc. Having had a...
  9. OldBlueLady

    Clement Freud - another to add to the paedophile list?

    Stories this morning that Clement Freud abused two girls, one of whom lived with his family from the age of 14. His widow has "apologised", which suggests she accepts this as fact. Links also apparently being suggested to the McCanns as he owned a villa in the town where Madeleine went...
  10. * ORM *

    Husband needed

    I apologise for the length of the post but I'm curious to see if anyone fits the bill. ​** This marriage advert is clear, legit & real. ** When the true fate brings someone special related to your soul, distance is not an issue with cars & airplanes. I am looking for a true nice...
  11. Greetings from Bratfud

    Hi there. I'm an Essex native - born at Orsett Hospital and lived in Grays - who went to Bradford University, aged 24, in 1980 and never came back. I actively followed West Ham through the 70s and I'm still an armchair Hammer, so I guess I'm due some stick on this board from more than one...
  12. southchurch

    Shrimperama bad mouthing Southend

    I am not a great fan of shrimperzoners going onto other Forums and winding up that board. We don't like it when people do it on here and so feel we should not be hypocrites. But what has really got my goat up is Shrimperama going on Colchester board and slagging off Southend area and calling it...
  13. B.B.The Legend Lives On.

    Memory Lane Tony Bentley

    For all fans of a certain age it was great to see our former player Tony Bentley at Roots Hall yesterday. Now 76 Tony was playing when I first stated going to Roots Hall in the early sixties. He signed for Blues in May 1961 from Stoke City and went on to play over 400 league & cup matches before...
  14. RHB

    Being 65 is cool!

    I was sent this today by another oldie mate from the Colonies. I thought it worth sharing. I am over 65 and the Armed Forces thinks I'm too old to track down terrorists. You can't be older than 42 to join the military. They've got the whole thing ***-backwards. Instead of sending 18-year olds...
  15. Minka Kokos

    Hi everyone. Following on from a chat in this forum back in 2014, wondered if anyone had contact details for Minka Kokos, daughter of Yvonne Stag who rode the Wall of Death at the Kursaal. I'm writing an article for the Daily Mail and trying to get in touch with Minka urgently. In the previous...
  16. TrueBlue

    Classic scam emails

    My honorable friend, Sorry for intruding your privacy, I am Barrister Coetzee Viljoen from S.C.P.M.A law firm in Lome, Republic of Togo and an Attorney at Law and acted as a personal advocate to (late) Engr. Daubert, a citizen of your country who lived and worked here in Togo, for many years...
  17. Ricey

    Debt Collectors

    When I got back from the Falklands I received a letter from a company called Buchanan Clark and Wells (Debt Collectors) on behalf of Scottish Power saying I owed money for a property I lived in when I wasn't living there. I spoke to them and then spoke with the relevant party to email them...
  18. Medi Abalimba

    A promising career that now seems ruined........ http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/former-liverpool-fc-reserve-lived-7906131
  19. Local finalist in walkers crisps do us a flavour comp needs your help

    Hi, I am desperately asking for the help of fellow blues fans in getting votes for my flavour in the walkers crisps do us a flavour competition. I've lived in thundersley/rochford/westcliff all my life and always followed SUFC and I now have a one in six chance of winning £1m by 17th October if...
  20. Mad Cyril

    Where is best place you have lived?

    For me it has to be Great Malvern in Worcestershire where I spent 1999 to 2001 as a contractor. Amazing scenery, great pubs, cheap rents and a very relaxed pace of life.