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  1. Remarkable occurence

    Just wondered if anyone can think of anything to compare with last night’s line-ups ? For Southend United,our 2 strikers had previously played 25 mins in total. Also for us,the 2 central defenders marking them had played a total of 236 games.
  2. People moaning

    What really ****es me off is people complaining about the the present situation in the UK / world today. When you ask them who you voted for in the Gen Election, they reply they did not vote. I know it's hard to find a party for some of us but if you don't vote (people died for this right)...
  3. DoDTS

    The Wrexham match this Saturday

    The Zone thrives on personalities and the alternative viewpoint, Ian_the_Girth is marking the Prediction League with his own personality and his own bizarre predictions. This Saturday he has predicated that the Wrexham v Maidstone match will be postponed and backed it with his wildcard (he must...
  4. Zonal marking ...

    Zonal marking backfires so often I really can't see why anyone entertains the idea. With zonal marking, rather than stick to a player, you guard a certain zone. The six-yard box, when defending a corner, comprises of three or four zones in which defenders will position themselves. If the ball...
  5. Silencer

    Tonight, I have finally given up on the gaffer.

    Ok here goes, it will be based purely on emotion and how I feel right now - I often try and wait '24 hours' for the dust to settle and allow myself to calm down but tonight I am ashamed to see me team conceed 5 goals at home to Dagenham and Redbridge who effectively are a non league club. We...
  6. Tangled up in Blue

    Why can't we defend set pieces?

    We've now conceeded four goals this season -two each in our last two away matches-all from set pieces and not one goal from open play. So why can't we defend from set plays? According to PB on the OS:- “It’s very disappointing because we’ve given them all the instructions...
  7. leeblue

    Why my day at wembley was magical

    Ok here goes, in reply to the quite frankly OTT reaction to losing a cup final we had done amazingly well to get to let alone win the thing and some seemingly deflated people who had ridiculous expectations of the day. Awoken at 7:30 by my Dad banging on the front door singing wembleeeee...
  8. Dickinson's Role

    CP said something on the radio yesterday, he said that Dickinson is one of our most inconsistent players, on his day he can be brilliant, but on the other days he won't win anything all game, there is no middle ground with him. I agree with this 100%, I also think the people defending him when...
  9. Gary Neville

    Couldn't put it better myself Oliver Kay On Thursday 3rd February 2011, @OliverKayTimes said: A 1,000-word tweet dedicated to Gary Neville, the great overachiever ... There was, it is fair to say, a lively response last night when, in tribute to Gary Neville, I called him "one of world...
  10. canveyshrimper

    PL Fixtures Round 31 - 15th January

    Sorry for the delay in marking folks, had a bit of a hectic week ... Rotherham v Southend 1-2 :stunned: :happy: Bury v Aldershot 1-1 Cheltenham v Accrington Stanley 1-2 Chesterfield v Stevenage 1-0 Crewe v Port Vale 2-1 Gillingham v Northampton 1-0
  11. manor15

    Group B Summary

    Group B Played Wins Draws Losses For Against GD Pts Argentina 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 9 South Korea 3 1 1 1 5 6 -1 4 Greece 3 1 0 2 2 5 -3 3 Nigeria 3 0 1 2 3 5 -2 1 Group God: Leo Messi has proved that he really is one of the best players ever to play the game of football. Sure, he lacked the...
  12. DTS

    Question If you scored at Roots Hall......

    how would you celebrate? I had a dream last night that I scored at Roots Hall. We had Wycombe and Kevin Betsy was marking me. The ball came over and went over everyone. James Walker who seemed to have joined us back on loan played in a poor cross and I outjumped a packed Wycombe defence to...
  13. Slipperduke

    Damn You, Bullard!

    Rest assured, Jimmy Bullard's goalscoring celebrations will be the water-cooler topic of conversation this morning. Bright, funny and naughty. It was physical comedy at its best. But did the tousled ****ney give a moment's thought to the floodgates that his finger-pointing may have poked open? I...
  14. Hayemaker Fires His Warning Shots

    With his majority decision victory over Nikolai Valuev, David Haye duly delivered what he had promised, a shock to the system of the heavy weight division and a special warning shot to the Brothers Klitschko. He's cleaning this division of the rubbish that has populated it of late, and the...
  15. BLUEBLOOD

    PL Weekly Points Round 14

    With no fewer than 6 goals being scored beyond the 90 minute mark in our featured ties tonight it means that the points were being shifted left right and centre till the end, hopefully by the time i submit this post the last of the penalties would've been taken and i can get on with the marking...
  16. Slipperduke

    Wenger's Bar

    I'm afraid I won't be writing a column this week, or indeed ever again. Yep, I'm hanging up my presspass and shutting my laptop for the final time. I'm off to France, you see. Arsene Wenger's assertion that he learned everything he needed to know about football in a pub gave me food for thought...
  17. SUFC Forever

    Johnny French

    A Nottingham Forest supporting friend of mine (who is also a collector of sports memorabilia, autographs etc.) recently sent me a handwritten letter of former Forest and SUFC player Johnny French. Think it must have been written many years ago (it is un-dated) and is in response to questions...
  18. Shrimper

    Official Match Thread Southend vs Huddersfield

    Well, after 3 long months of no league football, the drought comes to an end today with the visit of Northerner's Huddersfield Town who are marking their centenary. Lavish spenders their purchases include ex-Shrimpers stalwart Peter Clarke and Watford Striker Theo Robinson. Along with a young...
  19. Slipperduke

    Beautiful Brazil Spank The Yanks

    Brazil 3-0 USA Melo 7 Robinho 18 Maicon 62 As any Arsenal fan will tell you, it can be frustrating to support a team who are as capable of excellence as they are of ineptitude. Defeats are all the more frustrating when you know what your players are capable of producing at their peak. Imagine...
  20. Yorkshire Blue

    SZ's Southend United Hall of Fame - Spencer Prior

    Four places (I think) left to fill and next up is Spencer Prior, albeit a day late in Ron Martin style. -------------------------------------------------- Separated by over a decade, Spencer Prior had two very different careers with Southend. Either would be sufficient to get him in the Hall of...
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