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  1. Cricko

    Zone Update Thank you all

    Well this has been a season of ups and downs, but we are still in League 1 which after the fiasco of PB.........SCP saved us. As always we would not be here without so much help. I cannot thank enough our sponsors, BTMK, First for Mortages, Trade Price Cars, Outstanding Branding and of course...
  2. manor15

    Contract talk

    It’s that time. There’s been a lot of talk about a clear out under CP and with rumours about Wright and Wordsworth it’s clear that he’s going to be ruthless. Here’s my take, though it’s a bit of a mix of what I predict CP might do and what I would do, though of course finances, etc., come into...
  3. Ref Watch ..... Oldham A

    We haven't lost a League match at Oldham for 20 years, our last such defeat coming in 1998 when Bruce Grobbelaar was in goal for them and the match was refereed by a promising young official, Mike Dean. A man with a good football name takes charge of tomorrow's match. It is David Webb, a 40...
  4. Cricko

    Post-Match Thread and Ratings Blackburn Rovers 1-0 Southend United

    It sounded like we deserved a point at least today and all the players gave 100%. SCP seemed to set the team up well throughout the game. We had them on the rack for most of the second half, but a 1-0 loss is no bad thing against the league leaders. A few months back we would of got stuffed.
  5. Ref Watch ...... Oldham A

    We haven't lost a League match at Oldham for 20 years, our last such defeat coming in 1998 when Bruce Grobbelaar was in goal for them and the match was refereed by a promising young official, Mike Dean. A man with a good football name takes charge of tomorrow's match. It is David Webb, a 40...
  6. DoDTS

    Goal scoring Full Back

    As there has been comparison between Jason Demitriou and Jimmy Evans I thought it might be worth explaining a bit about Jimmy Evans. Monday 13th October 1919 Mid Rhonda 0-0 Southend United A guarantee match was played in Wales against Mid Rhonda at Tonypandy in front of a large crowd...
  7. Supershrimper


    Noticed on Saturday he headed straight down the tunnel at the final whistle, and I noticed it again last night at Bury. Is he starting to get irritated by fans that criticise him when he is going round after the final whistle thanking them for their support. At Bury yesterday there was one...
  8. Scunthorpe are on a Different Planet:

    Following Saturday’s 3-2 loss to Southend United, Funso Ojo has said the Iron must be more “relentless”. Ojo discussed the game, the desire to bounce back and the travelling supporters in an interview with iFollow Iron. ON THE WAY THE GAME PLAYED OUT… FO: I think we were the better team for most...
  9. Cricko

    The Star DoDTS is.

    I was lucky to catch up with Pete on Saturday and have a quick chat about the PL. He truly is one special man for putting in so many hours each week to make this such a success for members of The Zone. The PL has gone from strength to strength since Pete took it over after the very sad loss of...
  10. Pre-Match Thread Northampton Town v Southend United - Kick Off 2PM

    Enough of all this conjecture about our manager, another game approaches quickly. For some reason this game is kicking off at 2PM so unless you want to miss the first half get there or tune in early. The second of our three consecutive away games against teams in the bottom 6 that we can ill...
  11. manor15

    The absence of Will Atkinson

    An interesting topic which came up today. There's virtually no doubt that had he stayed he would have played almost every game this season, whereas he's only made 2 starts since October for League 2 Mansfield. I wouldn't mind betting he would be cheaper than Josh Wright too. Primarily though...
  12. SUFC Podcast Live

    Mods, Please feel free to move this thread to another forum, if it's posted in the wrong place. Anyway, I stumbled across this earlier on Twitter..... and thought it might be of interest for any Shrimpers that are at a loss for things to do on a Sunday evening in London. Apparently, there's...
  13. League One form - the red boxes

    https://www.southendunited.co.uk/matches/league-table/ I am not much of a statto but noticed we only have one red box on the above table - scunthorpe are all green - no red - and Blackburn rovers have no red Wigan, charlton, and Southend have one loss - i.e. a red box .... everyone else...
  14. Tommy2holes

    Approaching the halfway point of the season

    With the half way point of the season approaching, I thought it would be good to gauge some opinion on the season so far. We currently lie in 14th spot on 25 points. Having played 19 games we have scored just 22 goals and conceding 29. People may say we have been unlucky with injuries...
  15. Firestorm

    Breaking News Harry has a grade 2 muscle tear

    Brown will not speculate on how long (CP Tweet) From https://www.hss.edu/conditions_muscle-injuries-overview.asp Grade 2: More extensive damage with more muscle fibres involved. However, the muscle is not completely ruptured. These injuries present with significant loss of strength and motion...
  16. manor15

    Pre-Match Thread Southend United vs AFC Wimbledon

    Big win for us today and a big loss for the Wombles on Friday against MK. That extra day could give them a big boost given that we've got the likes of Ranger, McLaughlin, Wright and Wordsworth all still building up fitness. Could be a big ask for those four to play two games in four days. I...
  17. Rattus Norvegicus

    Web site down - 2 suspects identified

    The loss of the Shrimperzone site has been put down to 2 main suspects. Either a group of disgruntled Blackburn Rovers computer hackers or North Korean special agents looking to gain revenge for the United Kingdom's support of increased sanctions. My money's on The Glorious Leader ...
  18. RHB

    It's now Sunday morning, how do you feel?

    When the final whistle went yesterday my mood was oh so disappointed and angry. Oxford had done us a huge favour and yet again we still didn't take the opportunity to capitalise on Millwall's **** up. My mood didn't really lighten all Saturday evening and reading on SZ about 'bottled it' and...
  19. Ricey

    RIP John Surtees

    A true champion and the only man to have won a championship at top level on two and four wheels. Something that I can never see being repeated. Horrible what happened to his son a few years back. A generally nice bloke and such a loss. RIP John Surtees.
  20. southend_aussies

    Is our season on the line in the next six games

    Simple question. Do we need to make a big run now with the games we have before Bolton? We play sides outside of the top ten and three in the bottom five. To me we need at least 13 points - 4 wins, one draw, and a loss - to help in our battle for the top six. What do you think?