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  1. Robin Michel

    Is anyone in touch with Robin ? I would like to make contact with him as soon as possible.
  2. Napster

    Shirt numbers confirmed

    he full list of Southend United Squad Numbers for 2016/17 can be found below: 1 Mark Oxley 2 John White 3 Ben Coker 4 Anthony Wordsworth 5 Adam Thompson 6 Adam Barrett 7 Luke O’Neill 8 Michel Timlin 9 David Mooney 10 Simon Cox 11 Stephen McLaughlin 12 Will Atkinson 15 Jakub Sokolik...
  3. Sin Bins

    I, like many of you probably, have seen an article on BBC Sport stating that Michel Platini and his cronies will discuss the posibility of sin-bins in football, replacing cautions. "I would make it like rugby, punishing the offender with 10 or 15 minutes out of the game,"...Platini. So, yes or...
  4. The Storm on Stamford Bridge

    When John Terry was jeered off the White Hart Lane turf by the Tottenham faithful, it marked what could become a tense and altogether uncomfortable climax to the season. As they pray for a similar fate to befall their title rivals next weekend, however, a far greater storm awaits on the horizon...
  5. Slipperduke

    Crisis Time, But Don't Sack Rafa

    Forget the Champions League. Forget the Europa League. Forget the FA Cup. For Liverpool, nothing now is more important than the Premier League. The very future of the football club depends on where they finish in the table in May. The crass stupidity of the leveraged buy-out that gave control...
  6. Slipperduke

    Shakhtar Uk-reign Supreme

    Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 Werder Bremen (aet) Adriano, 25 Naldo, 35 Jadson, 97 We've been told for some time that a new footballing power is rising in the east and Shakhtar Dontesk's capture of the UEFA Cup is compelling evidence indeed . The Ukrainian giants, funded by a wealth of gas revenue and...
  7. Slipperduke

    Cheated Chelsea Lose The Plot

    It was a night that should have been memorable for the beauty of Michael Essien's opening goal, but it is a raging Didier Drogba who will linger in the mind's eye. Furious with the referee's failure to award any one of four possible penalties, he shouted and screamed in his face before being...
  8. toellandback

    The Gentle Giant

    There is a footballer some of you may not be aware of who is a huge hero of mine. Sadly he is no longer with us, this man is regarded by many as the best all rounder the British Isles have ever produced. A player world class at both centre back and centre forward and mentioned in the same breath...
  9. canveyshrimper

    Harry's Nostalgia - York (Dec 92)

    Please forgive this old git a bit of self indulgence, but as this is my 10,000th post, and before I get back to working for a living, I decided I would do another away day article. For the purpose of this article I have chosen an away trip to York in December 1972. As ever my memory played...
  10. Aberdeen Shrimper

    Instead of Goal line Technology

    As another possible option to Goal line Technology, during the Scotland v San Marino U19 game yesterday they added another 2 refs and positioned them on the goal line just hovering around the 18 yard box line. The players commented after the game about it and seemed in favour, especially the...
  11. Slipperduke

    Platini Has Sold Us Out

    The arrival of Michel Platini as the head of UEFA was supposed to herald a new dawn for European football. It was the ascent of a footballing legend, a lover of the game, into a position of great power. What a shame that he's turned out to be just like the faceless bureaucrats he replaced...
  12. Numphgirl

    Marriage Proposals

    Hi folks, I was thinking yesterday about Marriage proposals and it got me wondering, how did other's on the Zone go about proposing to their wife/husband/partner or how do you plan to propose to your "to be" Mr AS had always wanted to propose to me at Southend Football Ground, half time on...
  13. Medway Blue

    Question for the stattos

    For Football Manager 2009 research purposes, does anybody know what these records are for SUFC? I've checked on the official site and the Robin Michel sufcdb site, but I can't find them. Oldest player (not debutant) Longest run without a win (includes cup) Most games without conceding a goal...
  14. Slipperduke

    Manchester United v Chelsea Euro final

    They went into the last day of the league separated only by goal difference and when it came to the final of the biggest cup competition in the world, the margin between Manchester United and Chelsea was somehow even thinner. After 120 minutes of gruelling football that ebbed and flowed between...
  15. Slipperduke

    Worst FA Cup? I think not

    Monday morning was like a scene from one of those post-apocalyptic movies that usually star Mel Gibson. The old order has been shattered, the new dawn has arrived and the scattered survivors crawl from their bolt-holes to blink in confusion at the much reduced skyline and wonder if things will...
  16. Matt the Shrimp

    Interview with Adrian Clarke

    Following my abortive attempts to set up an interview with Efe Sodje (although I'll have another crack shortly), I thought I would delegate the task of conducting the next SZ interview to someone who is far funnier and better at writing than I am - namely the Zone's very own slipperduke. For...
  17. Xàbia Shrimper

    100 First Games

    Continuing on the theme of 100, I was thinking about the differences of opinions between older and younger members and started wondering about my first ever game watching Southend United. I know we did this some time ago but the SZ community has continued to grow so I'm hoping we can get 100...
  18. 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

    Just heard about this book that was published late last year - some strange choices and (IMHO) some glaring ommisions. That said, I own 293 of these and have heard a further 108 giving me a respectable total of 401. To be honest, dying would be a favourable option to hearing most of the others...
  19. Separated at birth...

  20. Mad Cyril

    SUFC top of the league

    As discussed in another thread..... (Photo taken from Robin Michels website)