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  1. Social media gossip..

    Mr Ranger seems to have been breathalysed ... maybe it's an old joke or something? It seems to have taken 4 officers to do this ... instagram And Mr Cox seems to be selecting the team for Saturday when he congratulates MAF and asks for "more of the same on Saturday" Also see Mr Maclaughlin...
  2. Shrimpers are Magic

    Do we arm all police officers?

    In light of yesterdays murders by Islamist terrorists, are we as a society ready to see police officers firearm trained as standard? I appreciate the speed that armed officers got to scene but you have to put that down to location - if an attack had happened in say Ealing or Barnet then I don't...
  3. RHB

    Fancy a change of career?

    If you are looking for a change Essex Police are now recruiting. http://www.essex.police.uk/recruitment/police_officers.aspx
  4. gpd

    Trouble in Leigh......football "fans"?

    There was a HUGE Police presence in Leigh, at The Broadway PH earlier on. Around 25 officers 5 Police cars, special vans etc. Just spotted on fb that it could be CUFC crowd. Anyone able to confirm?
  5. Razam

    Football stadium to become homes?

  6. Shrimpers are Magic

    Some Happy News

    One of the murderers of Lee Rigby lost two teeth whilst being "restrained" by prison officers. Hopefully someone will cut off his thumbs next. Who's says prisons are too soft? Lets hope the murdering scum is in lots of pain and in constant fear for his safety.
  7. Some really good news on Cambridge fan Simon Dobbin

    Report on the BBC website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-33658558
  8. 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?
  9. DoDTS

    WEMBLEY - AN UGLY SITUATION yes yet another short story

    Love them or hate them it's another one of my yarns from years gone by. All the facts are true, many did travel to Wembley for the first Cup -Final. Only the names have been changed etc, WEMBLEY – AN UGLY SITATION There was no television in 1923, and therefore there was not an abundance of...
  10. Ref Watch ..... Bury A

    Matches against Bury in recent years have been close. Our last five matches at Gigg Lane have seen three 1-1 draws and a 1-0 apiece. Our last four home matches have been draws. The referee in charge tomorrow is Tony Harrington from Cleveland a third year League referee. His first couple of...
  11. The 6.4 million quid police bill.

    How much do current officers earn? 9 police on duty 24/7 which appears to cost £11,000 per day so over a grand each nice work.
  12. Rattus Norvegicus

    Summer Time Musings

    Not a lot happening at the moment. Just as expected really given that so many players, agents, managers, chief executives, chairmen, public relations officers etcetera are having a break. I look back with fondness on the time when the Southend United website featured a tractor on the pitch for...
  13. Napster

    Grays - Andrew Swallow

    In court today: SWALLOW: GRAYS BOSS 'ORGANISED FOOTBALL VIOLENCE' A football club boss who glorified his links to a notorious hooligan group tried to set up a clash between Millwall and West Ham fans, the Old Bailey heard today (TUES). Andrew Swallow, then chief executive of non-league Grays...
  14. OldBlueLady

    Ron's address on "Developments with the Council" from programme v Bristol Rovers

    Ron's address on "Developments with the Council" from programme v Bristol Rovers As this had been requested by others on the match report thread, I thought I would post this so it's a bit more easily found for those interested... Includes Capital Letters where originally written! :winking:
  15. TrueBlue

    Pete Townsend

    Bit of a dirty scum bag old pete!!! Townshend Speaks Out On Child Porn Arrest Last Updated 11:52 28/09/2012 The Who's Pete Townshend has spoken out about his attempt to expose the spread of child abuse images on the internet, which resulted in his arrest and extensive damage to his...
  16. Tangled up in Blue


    "Can't remember where I read it, but: "Not one German bomb dropped on Stoke-on-Trent in World War Two. This, apparently, was because a group of high-ranking Luftwaffe officers, grouped around a table and studying aerial reconnaissance photographs of the area, concluded it had already been...
  17. The Craziest Parking Ticket you got or heard of.

    Lorry driver Michael Collins was on his way to collect a skip in London's Belsize Park when the road beneath him collapsed. A burst water main had created a deep hole where the front wheels of his 17-tonne lorry were stuck. While he was waiting for roadside assistance, a traffic warden appeared...
  18. pickledseal

    Dale Farm vs Stray Dog Home

    And so Basildon Council decide to spend millions reclaiming Dale Farm and now decide just a few hundred metres away to give away green belt land to allow a dogs home for strays to be built. Seriously Tony Ball, what are you doing?! Even the usual right of centre readers of the Echo are...
  19. White officer sue Met police for racism

    This seems like a non-controversial topic to stimulate a measured thoughtful debate http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-15341661 "Six white police officers have accused Scotland Yard of racial discrimination, saying they are the victims of political correctness. The officers are taking the...
  20. OldBlueLady

    Death Penalty vote back in the forefront

    According to Sky News, MPs may be about to debate the reintroduction of the death penalty: With the vast improvements in DNA and forensic findings, is it time for a more up to date viewpoint from the cross section of SZ posters at large? For myself, I believe that if the evidence is 100%...