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  1. Slipperduke

    Domenech's Dunces Doomed

    Uruguay 0-0 France FRANCE ARE NOT GOING TO WIN THE WORLD CUP Blessed with one of the finest squads in the tournament and capable of the most scintillating football, France are still a law unto themselves. Never mind winning the World Cup. On the evidence of this abject performance, they’ll...
  2. jamesmut2000

    It'll fit through!!!

    It'll fit through!!!
  3. Andy_S

    Post-Match Thread and Ratings Southend United 0-0 Yeovil Town

    Southend United 0 Yeovil Town 0 Well, what a waste of an afternoon that was. Nathan Jones gave us more entertainment than anything that actually happened on the pitch. The players have given up the fight it seems on that showing, so League Two will surely follow. Some questionable tactics again...
  4. Slipperduke

    Time For Chelsea To Grow Up

    WHAT’S GONE WRONG AT CHELSEA? For six years, Chelsea have been a relentless winning machine, but that arrogant sense of superiority has faded away. In its place is hesitancy, vulnerability and a worrying inability to dictate the flow of games. Chelsea are dropping points so frequently that...
  5. Tangled up in Blue

    Tories are losing the battle over class

    News Politics Conservatives Guardian/ICM poll: Conservatives show vulnerability in class battleTories seen increasingly as upper class, but lead over Labour widens to 11 points thanks to a rise in the Lib Dem vote Julian Glover guardian.co.uk, Monday 25 January 2010 18.36 GMT Article history...
  6. Slipperduke

    Save Rafa....

    Out of the title race, out of the Champions League, out of the League Cup and out of the FA Cup. Under normal circumstances, it's obvious that Rafa Benitez would be out of a job this morning but, unfortunately for Liverpool, these are far from normal circumstances. They are broke, weighed down...
  7. 50 games which defined a decade - Part 1 (2000-2004)

    As we've had our last game of the decade, I had planned to do something about the top twenty matches of the ten years just gone but I found it very difficult to leave some matches out, plus in truth it's some of the defeats which have stuck with me the most. And rather than doing a countdown I...
  8. DoDTS

    Memory Lane Episode No 8 Season 1931-32

    This Episode was printed in the Southend v Gillingham programme. Extracts from "The Forgotten Years of the Kursaal" by Peter William Baker No. 8 THE UNBEATEN RUN JUST KEEPS ON GOING Southend the only unbeaten club in the Football League having won eight and drawn five of their thirteen...
  9. Jonny_Stokes

    Pre-Match Thread Southend-Orient: a sensible dicussion

    Right, let's have a proper chinwag about Friday. A couple of disappointing (but all too predictable) starts to the season for our two teams. Defensive frailty and a lack of natural width seem to pervade both sides, and each of us will be looking for Friday to kickstart our seasons. From an...
  10. canveyshrimper

    Teddy Kennedy

    The BBC are reportting the IRA supporting old rogue who couldn't drive over narrow bridges when ****ed has gone to meet his maker.
  11. Ron Manager

    Say we are top of the league

    A narrow 2 point win away to Wests Tigers takes Brisbane Broncos to the top of the NRL (although Bulldogs have a couple of games in hand). I'm getting more and more into this League business. Bring on Origin I say!
  12. Slipperduke

    Liverpool Get Their Soul Back

    Never mind about the title, relish the fact that Liverpool have got their soul back. Competitions can come and go, but the spiritual identity of a football club is a rather more permanent prize. On Tuesday night at Anfield, Liverpool probably lost their grip on the title race, dropping two...
  13. Slipperduke

    SZ Novella - Chapter Five

    Chapter Five - Red Sky At Night, Stokes' Delight Ricey sprinted down the back-alley, feet slipping and sliding on the wet concrete as he went. The sound of a gunshot echoed off the walls and he instinctively ducked, almost falling to the ground. Reaching the end of the passageway, he turned...
  14. Slipperduke

    SZ Novella - Chapter Two

    Chapter One here http://www.shrimperzone.com/vb/showthread.php?t=49964 Chapter Two - Making Your Way In This World Today, Takes Everything You've Got. Shackleford glanced back down the alleyway and patted Ricey on the back. "It's too dangerous to talk here. Come on, I'll take you somewhere...
  15. Slipperduke

    Hiddink's Hairdryer

    Juventus 2-2 Chelsea (2-3 agg) (Iaquinta 19) (Essien 45+1) (Del Piero 74) (Drogba 83) Guus Hiddink was hired to bring some tactical sophistication to an underwhelming team, but according to Ray Wilkins, it was an old-fashioned half-time hairdryer that carried Chelsea to the last eight of the...
  16. Magnum PI

    Zone Update Ex-Shrimpers League Goalscorers Table: # Week 26

    Sorry for the delay in the table for february. Should be more regular from now on. Here are the updates for the month 7 Feb Efe Sodje grabs two goals for Bury in 2-2 draw against Dagenham and Redbridge Charlie Macdonald grabs a hat-trick for Brentford in 3-0 home win over Chester 10 Feb...
  17. Slipperduke

    Riley Wrecks Chelsea

    What is it about Liverpool - Chelsea? For the second year running the game was decided by the mistakes of a referee. Last year it was Rob Styles who gave Chelsea a penalty so soft that it was bullied at kindergarten, this year it was Riley who sent Frank Lampard off for the kind of routine 50-50...
  18. sosman

    Do we actually want to beat Chelsea?

    This may sound a controversial, or even heretical suggestion, but with recent history in mind, is it really better for us to beat Chelsea next month? Consider the hangover, or one might say, long-term illness, that we caught following knocking Man U out of the Carling Cup. If we were to repeat...
  19. Slipperduke

    Football Manager 2009 Review

    I have a confession to make. My name is Iain Macintosh and I'm a Football Manager-aholic. It started with the original Championship Manager, way back in 1993. It took 45 minutes to load and there were no real player names, but it changed my life. The first football management game that didn't...
  20. The Big Dady

    Brighton's New Stadium

    Brighton's New Stadium starts on 17th Dec Dream will become a reality when work starts on Falmer Some dates are imprinted in the minds of Albion fans. May 21, 1983, and April 26, 1997, are two obvious examples. Now December 17, 2008, can be added to the list. A quarter of a century after...