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  1. How important is the first goal.

    You may well be surprised how much the first goal has influenced our results this season. We have now ended the bizarre run of not scoring in the second half but did you know but we have not gained single point away from home if the opposition has scored first.....11 games, 9 of which we didn't...
  2. Rootshallbloke

    Dash Cams

    I saw some horrendous examples of bad driving on BBC this morning courtesy of footage from dash cams. I must admit I hadn't given the need for one too much thought, but then again there have been occasions recently when a dash cam may have been very useful in the RHB car. I now know that some...
  3. Surely we have filed later than 3 months.....on many occasions ? ;

    News has gone from bad to worse for Leyton Orient after Companies House issued a First Gazette notice for a compulsory strike-off. The club, owned by Italian Francesco Becchetti, have yet to file their accounts, which were due on March 31. They are now nearly three months late. The document...
  4. wally4pm

    Longest suffering fans

    Sky Sports have an article on which fans are the longest suffering over the last 50 years. It is an article relating to the Wembley Naff Daf, **** Poor Paint Pot, Chuck It Out or whatever it is now called match Coventry v Oxford on Sunday and refers to the long suffering Coventry fans. However...
  5. Breaking News Southend United Chairman Ron Martin fires himself.

    Southend United chairman Ron Martin has fired himself to continue the bizarre events surrounding the Essex club. A club spokesman said: “People generally lose their position as a result of not doing their job." "The necessary decision surrounding Mr Martin was a disappointment and of course...
  6. Talent is not enough.

    Over the years of supporting the Blues I have seen such potential in certain players and am dismayed at how often it is lost or even thrown away. You can have the silky skills of a Gascoigne/Brooking or the 100% commitment and dedication of a Keegan or Batty. Often though, however you play, your...
  7. Ref Watch ..... Wimbledon H Boxing Day

    The man in charge of festive cards on Boxing Day is Lee Collins from Surrey. He was fast tracked through the system and rose to the level of League referee remarkably quickly, this being his sixth season. However his progress has been hampered by losing half of last season to injury and doing...
  8. Mitchell Cole

    Respect paid to his family and friends today, 4 years on. Tragic loss to the world. Met him on a few occasions and came across a really genuine guy.
  9. Ref Watch ..... Bradford City H

    The referee for Saturday's match is the very experienced Andy Woolmer from Northampton. This short referee with even shorter hair had the capacity to be slightly officious but he is usually reasonably steady - a safe pair of hands. Aged 50, he was a postman by profession until he became a...
  10. Ref Watch ..... Stevenage A Checkatrade

    I'm not going to waste a lot of time on this because: a) it's the Checkatrade b) the referee could well change as he pulled out of his Cup game Saturday. So just an updated version of what I wrote a few weeks back. Tomorrow's referee is the rapidly balding Graham Horwood from Luton, in his...
  11. Ref Watch ..... Leyton Orient H

    Checkatrade - where reputation matters If it mattered that much surely they wouldn't be sponsoring this wretched competition. The referee for tomorrow's match is the very experienced Andy Woolmer from Northampton. This short referee with even shorter hair had the capacity to be slightly...
  12. Ref Watch ..... Oxford H

    We have a slight edge over Oxford in League games with 17 wins to their 16 and we haven't lost to them at home since Drewe Broughton was sent off and Mark Rawle scored their winner in 2003. Tomorrow's referee is the rapidly balding Graham Horwood from Luton, in his 8th year as a League referee...
  13. TrueBlue

    Simpson status

    Just seen this about Simpson and orient... Leyton Orient boss Andy Hessenthaler called for the summer transfer window to shut before the start of the season following O’s 3-0 win over Stevenage. Gavin Massey’s brace sandwiched a stunning header from Dean Cox as the east Londoners earned their...
  14. danburyshrimper

    Question Who's going to be better - jack or jack ?

    3 Years ago i watched a few games in which both Jack Payne and Jack Bridge were playing. I said to mates at the time the better player was Bridge. I likened him to Adam Lallana and bet them that in 5 years time Bridge would be playing at a higher standard of football than Payne. Now my...
  15. manor15

    SZ Player of the Season 2015-16

    As mentioned elsewhere, it seems there will be no player of the season presentation at our final home game on Saturday, and it will instead be at the end of season gala dinner. So who gets your vote? For me, it's got to be Jack Payne. The most entertaining player by a mile this season, and has...
  16. yogi bear up the cagire

    Dream on?............

    Sadly.................or rather happily, there is no graph this year, to see how we were doing in comparison to last season. So, as I'm still in the recovery room from my weekend, working in Toulouse, I thought I'd amuse myself by checking back on what has been required, in previous seasons, to...
  17. Ref Watch .... Doncaster H

    With matches against Doncaster tied at 13 wins apiece, tomorrow brings a referee who we hope will do much better than in his last Southend game. The man in charge tomorrow is Lee Collins from Surrey. He was fast tracked through the system and rose to the level of League referee remarkably...
  18. Ref Watch ....... Blackpool H

    League matches against Blackpool are nicely balanced at seven wins each (with two draws) but we have won four out of our last five home matches against them. Saturday's referee is Graham Horwood from Luton, in his 7th year as a League referee and refereeing his 10th Southend game. It will be...
  19. Ref Watch ..... Bristol Rovers H JPT

    Our last five home matches against Bristol Rovers have seen two wins and three draws, a good record to keep going! The referee for tomorrow's match is the very experienced Andy Woolmer from Northampton. This short referee with even shorter hair had the capacity to be slightly officious but he...
  20. South Bank Hank

    So how good IS Daniel Bentley anyway...?

    There are already a number of threads on bids, contracts, tribunals, etc so we won't cover those here. Instead I want to focus a bit on the talent. Last week I had the opportunity to watch England at Wembley (from a very similar viewpoint/seating position to the one I have at Roots Hall) and...
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