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  1. Mad Cyril

    Minority sports

    I am thinking of taking the family to watch the Chelmsford Chieftains ice hockey team. £20 for a family of four seems like a bargain. Has anyone here been to a match or is into other minority sports?
  2. OldBlueLady

    Question for the women in your lives

    Here's one to tickle your fancy.....having lunch yesterday with my baby group friends (the kids are now all 23!), I was greeted with a question....it wasn't "how was your holiday?", after not having seen them for three weeks, no, it was "how do you put your bra on?" Now, the upshot of this was...
  3. RHB

    England fans abroad

    The current crowd disturbances in France always seem to involve England supporters in some way or the other. Either as victims or aggressors our fans are never out of the headlines. Once you give a dog a bad name it never goes away and that, again, seems to be the case in France. What annoys me...
  4. londonblue


    In the light of this: BBC going on in Aylesbury, which has a political composition of this: Aylesbury Political Composition Does anyone want to retract, or amend their views?
  5. Luton Town and potential problems.

    Hello to all, To reassure any doubters, we at Luton regularly take over 2000 away, and have done all through our conference years, I have attended most of these games, and I can assure you that there is never any trouble from our fans. Isolated incidents of a minority of idiots/kids stirring...
  6. Pony & Traps causing chaos in the 'Old Town' and Westcliff today.

    Anyone else witness the traffic chaos this afternoon, as about 2 dozen Pony & Traps, (controlled by their owners) ventured into the Old Town, after travelling along Marine Parade in Leigh, and then headed off to Chalkwell/Westcliff?. Did'nt realise they could travel en masse in these numbers on...
  7. Why I didn't enjoy my day at Wembley

    The Echo want me to write 1,000 words on why I enjoyed my day at Wembley. I agreed to do it in advance, but it's going to be tough. I was so disappointed by yesterday and I think the reason for that was it confirmed to me a lot of things that have been in the back of my mind for a while but I...
  8. TrueBlue

    Have non-playing staff salaries been paid ?

    More to the point have you been paid because I hear you ain't
  9. The Everlasting Debate

    I have pestered the wee birdie to allow me to answer the minority who still insist on tarring our manager as a hoofball purist.After watching Northampton who are undefeated having adopted a more direct approach and knowing Fleetwood, Oxford, Bradford, Torquay Rotherham and many more have...
  10. fredheim_holm

    Chanting on Monday

    Haven't seen this mentioned and just wanted to bring it up. Not sure many probably realised it happened. I was disgusted with some of the chanting coming from Block W (I was in the middle so could hear it loud and clear). There was a guy in their end who was about 3/4 foot tall, and so a large...
  11. Dagenham's a s****ole I wanna go home

    Why oh why do we sing this moronic song? Hate it when away fans sing it to us and hate it even more when we show a complete lack of respect by singing it at other grounds. I expect Daggers fans realise they don't live in a particularly picturesque area but then parts of Southend are n't great...
  12. Is the standard Maths teaching in decline? You decide

    1. Teaching Maths In 1970 A logger sells a truckload of timber for £100.. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit? 2. Teaching Maths In 1980 A logger sells a truckload of timber for £100. His cost of production is 80% of the price. What is his profit? 3...
  13. Evening Echo

    Why are there only two black football managers?

    HE is a football man making waves in the professional game, but ex-Southend United player Chris Powell is in the minority. More...
  14. DTS

    Friday night games.

    Just noticed our next three homes are Friday night games. I may be in a minority but I find Friday games a right pain. It basically means a half days work and I can't go to far a field on that day itself. I can't really see any reason for these games to be moved to Fridays. It's also pretty...
  15. Phone Hacking - Do W Care?

    Now maybe it is just me, but I really don't care about the phone hacking story. Yes, it seems as though the law may have been broken, and anyone found guilty should receive the punishment they deserve, but should it really be dominating the news agenda to the extent it is though? To me it is...
  16. The Big Shrimp

    Message to the idiots at the back of the east stand

    If you think by calling everybody, mainly your own players, C U Next Tuesdays, booing or just generally acting like Neanderthals, I have a message for you from the people at the front. FRO & ruin what little atmosphere there is in the East Blacks, elsewhere You might think its funny, clever to...
  17. sounds like players have noticed it

    a passage from craig eastons blog I also felt for Rhys Evans as he was gutted about the way he conceded the first goal, especially after not putting a foot wrong and making a couple of decent saves against Oxford. He also made a couple of important stops later in the game which is testament to...
  18. Onion_Bag_Dave

    A rant.

    1. Chanting '****ing Useless to our own player who puts his ****ing heart into his performances, doing what nobody else wants to do, the ****ing dirty work. 2. Cheering when Rhys Evans catches the ball. Brilliant. 3. Constant moaning. 4. Chanting the Seagull louder than anything else. 5...
  19. jarriss

    2010/11 Squad Numbers

    I know I'm in a minority, but I find the allocation of squad numbers in pre-season quite interesting... Whether it's the tradition of a number associated with a position, or player superstition... etc etc What do we reckon? Based on last year, with the couple of new additions: 01...
  20. DTS

    Question Would you want Southend to become a football super power.

    I was watching TV in bed last night with the Mrs when the BBC did a news article on Fulhams pending cup final tonight. Now I personally seem to be in a minority of one and its no doubt because I am jealous but I dont like Fulham. As a kid they were a total nothing side and we seemed to beat...