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  1. Meaningless Stat

    What is it with this obsession by the media of a manager's "win percentage"? Don't they realise that this figure only shows part of the story. An example (if indeed we should need one):- Manager A. 20 games as manager, Won 10 Lost 10. Win % 50%. Manager B. 20 games as manager, Won 8 Drawn 8...
  2. Suffolk Shrimper In Dorset

    Pre-Match Thread Blackpool v Southend

    Dear All A little early given still have Sheffield to come but not that far away so I'll start this one which is a bit of an event for me as I will be completing my 92 at Bloomfield Road. There are 14 of us going up for a weekender for this one Fri to Sun, only 3 are Shrimpers the rest...
  3. canveyshrimper

    England v South Africa

    The Saffers are here for a ludicrously short 3 test series, was it really not beyond the wit of he ECB to make this a 5 test series and also not schedule a test slap dab in the middle of the Olympics. But prior to that playing a pretty meaningless 5 ODI's against the convicts. I'm happy we've...
  4. GNH

    My view on the season as a whole and those 83 points gained

    There's lot of talk on here that we got 83 points which should/would have been enough for promotion in other years. A points tally in itself is meaningless, if you have a lot of strong teams consistently winning and picking up points you will need more than average to gain automatic promotion...
  5. Southend United's 2011

    So, we've played our last game of the year, a thoroughly pleasing 4-1 away win at 10-man Wimbledon. This means that we have finished the year in 3rd place in League 2 (although we should be in second place, Aldershot), up 14 places from the end of 2010. As a result of the snow in December 2010...
  6. Harshest Musician on Musician insults

    Some of these made me properly LOL! 30. Wayne Coyne on Arcade Fire “I get really tired of their pompousness [sic]… We’ve played some shows with them and they really treat people like ****. People treat Arcade Fire like they’re the greatest thing ever and they get away with it… They have good...
  7. Yorkshire Blue

    6 clean sheets out of 9

    I don't normally pay much attention to pre-season results - the chopping and changing and use of triallists render the results pretty meaningless - but 6 clean sheets out of 9 has caught my eye. An impressed with the consistency there despite all the personnel changes.
  8. Rusty Shackleford

    Young Love in Yemen

    Another tale to warm the heart from the Religion of Peace. No doubt the fact that it appears in the Mail will be enough for the Islamic Apologist Society to dismiss it as meaningless and to claim that all Christian marriages are just as bad, if not worse. Check it out here, check it outers.
  9. 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...
  10. Isn't it about time Scudamore just left?

    Because he's continually making an arse of himself. Doing the usual run through Saturday's columns, this piece caught my eye if not for the incendiary headline: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/football/premier_league/article7119988.ece Choice pull-put quotes include: It might not...
  11. Would A 'Bracket' Style Tournament Work?

    Inspired by March Madness and the almost traditional mundane nature of the Carling Cup, Do you think that a bracket tournament would work in English football? Simply draw up the bracket, similar to this one: Have an initial draw for the 64 teams (44 from the top two tiers, 20 qualifiers from...
  12. light hearted potential good news-don't get excited!

    With Southampton losing last night the chances of them hitting the play offs is now (IMO) very remote ---16 points off sixth place, 11 games to go. So hopefully from their perspective our match will be meaningless , and Barnnard will spend all match deliberately missing sitters which results...
  13. England's Second String Made to Swelter.

    A second string England team fell to a single moment of brilliance in Doha, in an otherwise completely forgettable international friendly. As has become a familiar case for the meaningless friendlies outside of qualification matters, the England side consisted of Wayne Rooney, Gareth Barry...
  14. The Man from Uefa. He say Okay.

    Strikers around the world rejoice! You can indeed feign a collision with a goalkeeper, be awarded a penalty, and even escape punishment when replays show you for the cheat you are. UEFA bowed to Arsenal's appeal and today retracted Eduardo's two-game ban levied at him in the wake of his antics...
  15. Slipperduke

    Why Bother?

    Why are England playing Holland tonight? Does anyone actually know? International friendlies are pointless and pre-season friendlies are tedious, so why are we combining the two to create one giant 90 minute period of mind-altering boredom? Who stands to gain from this unique conjunction of the...
  16. Rusty Shackleford

    X-Files Special: Prince of Wales really is a Charlie

    From Mark Steyn writing on NRO: According to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, we only have 96 months left to save the planet. I’m impressed. 96 months. Not 95. Not 97. July 2017. Put it in your diary. Usually the warm-mongers stick to the same old drone that we only have ten years left...
  17. Ref Watch .... Oldham away

    For the penultimate refwatch of the season, the man in charge of this meaningless fixture is first year referee, Craig Pawson from Sheffield. It would be fair to say he hasn't set the world alight in his first year with a repution for incessant whistling amongst many other criticisms. Refereed...
  18. Question Shall we just give up now?

    Yes this another pointless meaningless thread about how small are squad is at the moment and how we are going to struggle when imjuries and suspension accure, but this is also a thread to moan about YOU lot who slag the squad of day in day out. Its boring, dont you think we all know the squad is...
  19. ozzy-shrimper

    John Agard

    Hes a poet. I find poetry incredibly boring and meaningless but this one poem half caste is brilliant. I was at the place where he was filmed in the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRrYhpiYzaU The way he says it is brilliant! Anyone else seen him live? Got my last GCSE exam which is...
  20. Slipperduke

    League one play-off's

    It would have been impossible for the ticket office staff to recognise them when they arrived. Clad in red and white scarves and speaking in broad Yorkshire accents, the Leeds United supporters who had failed to secure Wembley tickets in their half of the stadium surreptiously crept down the...