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  1. RHB

    Being 65 is cool!

    I was sent this today by another oldie mate from the Colonies. I thought it worth sharing. I am over 65 and the Armed Forces thinks I'm too old to track down terrorists. You can't be older than 42 to join the military. They've got the whole thing ***-backwards. Instead of sending 18-year olds...
  2. BoyWonder2

    Army Assault/Obstacle Courses in Essex

    I'm looking for some army assault/obstacle courses based in Essex that can cater for a football team. We begin pre-season next Sunday, and looking to try something different to mix it up. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
  3. The Reasons Why?

    A wee birdie told me to explain why certain players not signed up yet. Our new chief exec and the gaffer have been on holiday and the physio is also sunning himself. Plus some of his targets are holidaying and negotiating over the phone. Which means one or two of the main ingredients for players...
  4. DoDTS

    Southend Stadium

    I wrote the following article which appeared in the Crewe programme on Wednesday, and knowing that many don't buy a programme thought I would post it here. May be of intrerest to some of you, but despite being historical in content its still very relevent to now. DoDtS SOUTHEND STADIUM The...
  5. DoDTS

    Memory Lane Season reviews 1920 to 1955

    Now I know that this is't everyone's cup of tea but to pass the long soccerless days here's my take on Blues history season by season: SEASON 1919-20 FROM BANKRUPTCY TO SUCCESS The first season after football had closed down for the First World War, and at the start of the season the only...
  6. Tangled up in Blue

    Blair: Gaza's great betrayer

    It's more than a year since Israel launched its immoral attack on Gaza and Palestinians are still living on the verge of a humanitarian disaster. So what has Tony Blair done to further peace in the region? Virtually nothing, argues the historian Avi Shlaim Comments (98) Buzz up! Digg it Avi...
  7. 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...
  8. manor15

    Michael Owen: The End of an Era

    Just found this piece on a football fans site, it isn't written by a Liverpool or Newcastle fan but it sums the downfall of his career well. Thought it was worth a read.
  9. Judgement Night: Manny Pacquaio Vs Oscar De La Hoya

    Good night of boxing lined up tonight... Khan destroyed Fagan in 2 rounds, although Khan is back to fighting absolute no-marks again. Key event of the night is probably the fight of the year, with Pacman coming up against arguably one of the greatest fighters of the decade. Pacquiao is a...
  10. Southend United AGM 2008

    Part 1 of Notes from the AGM of Southend United Football Club held 12th November 2008 at the Council Chambers, Civic Centre, Southend on Sea The meeting began with Ron Martin making welcome the 120 or so shareholders in attendance, explaining that with the recent share issue there had been an...
  11. Mad Cyril

    Limehouse DLR stairs of death.

    It would appear that the temporary steps at Limehouse DLR station have been erected by the same company who erect concert seating at Pink Floyd concerts. I genuinely feared for my life last night. The whole thing looks like it is made from Meccano and each step flexes when you step on it. Every...
  12. Slipperduke

    Derby v Arsenal

    There was a point in the proceedings at Pride Park when this odd football match crossed an invisible line between disaster and farce. An Arsenal cross looped into the home penalty area, but drifted a little too far and looked to be heading out of play. Derby's wardrobe-shaped Darren Moore...
  13. South Bank Hank

    Your five-a-side team from our current squad

    Kind of picks itself doesn't it? Darryl McCormack Bailey Maher Leon Darryl beats Collis at shot stopping, and his Draculaic aversion to crosses won't be an obstacle here. With Macca, Bailey and Maher we have a creative midfield that also knows how to tackle. Leon then provides...