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  1. Clinton Baptiste

    Zone Update Rons blog

    Delayed again but should be an interesting read "Due to the first of three newly committed blogs being late, Ron proposes to issue his thoughts on “likes and dislikes of the Football Industry” tomorrow. As a result the third one, due to be sent before the season starts, will equally be...
  2. Napster

    lawrie Dudfield

    Mark Duckett and Dean Brennan have both left Blue Square North newcomers Corby Town, but the Steelmen have brought in experienced striker Lawrie Dudfield. Defender Duckett has reversed his original decision to stay with the Steelmen for the forthcoming Blue Square North campaign and instead...
  3. OldBlueLady

    Memory Lane Special Report on SUFC's previous homes

    Nice piece from the Echo's site today (I know there's no paper today), could have gone in the other forum I guess, but thought it kind of went alongside the Hall of Fame stuff we've been doing. Sing the Blues for stadiums past 12:10am Saturday 30th May 2009 Comments (0) Have your say » By...
  4. Crawliano

    Not necessarily Southend related but...

    It fills me with optimism / envy to see a club not necessarily that much bigger than Southend go to Wembley and go up. I'm still clinging onto the hope that in time we'll have everything in place with a great team spirit and go on to become the undoubted biggest team in Essex. Who knows, one...
  5. Napster

    Daggers Pre-season

    Alex McLeish's newly-promoted Blues will take on the Daggers with a full-strength side on Wednesday, July 29 and Steve Tilson's League One side Southend will visit the previous Saturday (July 25).
  6. Ayrshire Blue

    My end of season review.

    I was asked to write a review for college about a subject that inspired me, I didn't necessarily have to talk about how it inspired me but I just had to compile a 2000 word essay. So I chose to do a season review. Well here we are at the end of another season, although in the end we can feel...
  7. Slipperduke

    This Article Took 3 Hours Of My Life...

    ....90 minutes to watch it, 90 minutes to write it. I'll never get that time back. Never. West Ham 0-0 West Bromwich Albion So West Bromwich Albion are just a pretty team are they? Tell that to Rob Green, the West Ham goalkeeper who felt the full wrath of the struggler's newly found nasty...
  8. CC51DAS

    Its time Lionel Sharples Penrose got more recognition

    Here is a sample of his work : The Colchester Survey, 1931–38TOP Penrose, the man The Colchester Survey, 1931–38 Down syndrome, other aneuploidy,... Paternal age effects Mental illness, 1939–45 The Galton Chair, 1945–65 The Kennedy-Galton Centre,... LITERATURE CITED...
  9. Ref Watch ..... Tranmere

    Or perhaps this should be a refblog ? Anyway, referee Dean Whitestone from Northampton, in his third season as a Football League referee, makes his fourth visit to Roots Hall. His most recent visit kicked off the season with our win over Peterborough when three visitors were cautioned. Prior to...
  10. Yorkshire Blue

    SZ's Southend United Hall of Fame - Oliver Trigg

    Oliver Trigg was the man who kicked it all off. Literally. The time was six pm on 25 August 1906. Southend 'A' versus Southend 'B' at Roots Hall, the first practice match, in aid of the Victoria Hospital. Trigg was given the honour of 'kicking off' in his capacity as chairman of The Southend...
  11. Aberdeen Shrimper

    A Robinho - Drogba swap?

    Events at Eastlands and Stamford Bridge appear to be accelerating, with a strange swap deal between Robinho and Drogba being hammered out with Chelsea Yesterday`s decision by Kaka to reject a record-breaking move to Manchester City has left the newly-minted Eastlands outfit with money to burn...
  12. Aberdeen Shrimper

    Portugal and Spain reveal joint 2018 World Cup bid

    A joint bid was issued by Spain and Portugal in the race for 2018 World Cup host. Although Portugal had allegedly been more excited about the venture than Spain, Spanish FA President Angel Maria Villar Llona has since indicated that he supports a joint endeavour. The bid is also being backed by...
  13. Irish_Shrimper

    Interview with an Exile: Part 8 - Libertine

    This week, recently exiled Andy (Libertine), out in Australia, answers the questions. Below is a picture of Andy and his kids at Surfers Paradise. 1) How long have you been an exile? A) Since August this year. My last game was Millwall away and I flew out the following Monday. 2) Why did...
  14. Ron Manager

    My Roar blog - part 2

    At the start of the A-League season I posted a blog about my experiences as a newly emigrated ‘Pom’ supporting the Queensland Roar. General commitments relating to settling into the country (getting a new job, buying a car, finding somewhere to live) has meant I haven’t made it a regular thing...
  15. DoDTS

    My Life as a Shrimper PREVIEW PART THREE

    MY LIFE AS A SHRIMPER PREVIEW PART THREE This is the third short review of the newly published Book “My life as a Shrimper” The story of my personal journey supporting Southend United. We had been relegated after six years in the second tier but if we thought life would be easy we were...
  16. DoDTS

    Preview of New Book PART TWO

    Life as a Shrimper PART TWO 1976 to 1997 This is the second short review of PART Two of the newly published Book “My life as a Shrimper” The story of my personal journey supporting Southend United. So I had moved to Leicester married and had two children, and all this time in the wilderness...
  17. Ref Watch Walsall away

    After the disappointment of Jurnail Singh's performance (albeit not helped by the players), we can look forward to a quick return of one of the referees of the future - the fast-tracked Anthony Taylor from Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester. He is an up and coming referee who is in the newly...
  18. DoDTS

    Preview of my New Book

    MY Life as a Shrimper PART ONE 1952 to 1976 I have been asked to give a Preview and the following is a short review of PART One of the newly published Book “My life as a Shrimper” The story of my personal journey supporting Southend United. The story starts with my birth in 1952. I was born...
  19. Ref Watch Millwall away

    On Saturday we have Select Group referee, Keith Stroud from Gillingham in Dorset (not sure why they list him as Hampshire). In his fifth season as a League referee he has risen through the ranks and did 7 Premiership games last season. He has done Southend 5 times before (2 w 2 l 1 d) the most...
  20. Ref Watch Peterborough

    Referee Dean Whitestone from Northampton starts his third season as a Football League referee with his third visit to Roots Hall. His most recent visit was the 1-0 defeat against Carlisle in which his performance was probably better than the 8 cautions might imply. His other visit was in the...
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