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  1. Shrimperstrust

    Under 18's Match Report Youth Team Overcome Posh To Continue Winning Start - Saturday 19th September 2015

    Southend United U18s continued their remarkable start to the 2015/16 season with an eighth consecutive victory as Peterborough United were defeated 3-1 at the Mick George Training Academy. Rob Craven's match report can be found here.
  2. * ORM *

    The Day before the Day !!!!

    I can do this as it is Friday for me. Slight disappointment that I won't be there is overcome massively by building excitement and nervousness. The beauty of being here is a 10pm ko for me and in the current warm weather around 24-25 degrees that time of night. I will be in a bar. I suspect the...
  3. Evening Echo

    Steve Tilson recalls Southend United's snow-swept win against Shrewsbury Town: "I tol

    Steve Tilson recalls Southend United's snow-swept win against Shrewsbury Town: "I tol SOUTHEND United may have to overcome many difficulties when they take on Capital One Cup giant-killers Shrewsbury Town at Roots Hall tomorrow. But the weather is not likely to be one of them. However...
  4. Online ticketing

    Just noticed that tickets for all of the first four home league matches this season are now available for sale online. I thought I remembered that last season the club could only sell in advance this way two league matches at a time. If that ever really was a problem then it seems it's been...
  5. Shrimperstrust

    Under 18's Match Report Blues Youths Rue Late Leveller - Saturday 1st December 2012

    Southend United’s Youth Alliance League fixture with AFC Bournemouth beat the weekend freeze, but Blues were unable to overcome their opponents as Brandon Goodship cancelled out Seedy Njie’s early goal in a 1-1 draw. Rob Craven's match report can be found here.
  6. Pak Power

    Adam Barrett V Britt Assombalonga gagagag

    So, Tuesday night pairs together one of our (favourite ?) old boys, against our latest loanee goal getter. Adam, has had good reviews for Gills, and they have had a great start to the season, curently unbeaten at home and top of the league. Britt has 4 goals in 5 starts for us, and I...
  7. Todays first half keeper- Taylor

    Presume this is the man: Rhys Taylor- Looked and certainly sounds interesting... Born in Neath, West Glamorgan, Taylor played mainly in the Chelsea Reserves and the Youth Team but occasionally got called to sit on the bench when another goalkeeper got injured. He joined Queens Park Rangers on...
  8. Benfleet A1

    Sole Trader or Limited Company

    A question for the business and legal minded chaps and ladies on here who I know are plentiful. My previous setbacks have been overcome but what is better, Sole Trader or Limited Company.
  9. DoDTS

    How our Parents/Grandparents coped with the War.

    Here we are it’s DoDtS’s summer saga. Totally non football related, but my attempt to understand how and what our forebears had to endure through the war in a series of extracts from the Southend Standards of the times. Not everybody’s cup of tea but if your not interested then don’t read it...
  10. 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...
  11. Kevin Hogg

    We need to buck the trend...

    So far, all the teams with an advantage going into the 2nd Leg (WHU 2-0, Blackpool 1-0, Sheff Utd 0-0 but with home advantage and Hudds Town 2-0) have all completed the job. So, now we need to prove ourselves, overcome the 0-1 deficit and show what Southend United is made of!!
  12. Are there still obstacles to the new stadium ?

    Apparently the Club got the green light yesterday to start building work on the new stadium soon. But is it as plain sailing as that? With Tara going, are their really more obstacles to overcome?
  13. Aston Villa to bring back terracing?

    Aston Villa set to bring back terrace standing area at Villa Park Aston Villa are exploring the possibility of introducing a safe-standing area at Villa Park. Club officials have held preliminary talks about becoming Premier League pioneers by creating a new style of terracing at the ground...
  14. Smiffy

    Crawley v AFC Wombles

    How strange. Crawley will have to overcome AFC Wimbledon in a preliminary round to reach the first round of the Carling Cup for the first time in the club's history. It is the first time the competition has featured a preliminary round since 2002 and is required due to Birmingham's relegation...
  15. 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...
  16. Hello Essex chaps (and ladies), Wycombe fan here

    Looking forward to our clash on Saturday. The "acceptable face of Essex" are always welcome at Adams Park. Pleased to see you have overcome your off-field problems and are still fighting. There for the grace of God and all that... Any news on the fitness of Anthony Grant? He is well thought...
  17. Napster

    Stobart news

    Trucking group Stobart, whose Eddie Stobart lorries are a common site on Britain's motorways, said its business had made a strong start to the year thanks to new multi-million pound contracts with Irn Bru maker AG Barr and Tesco. The haulier, which is recasting itself as a transport group by...
  18. Ron Manager

    In praise of ugly football

    You know what, I'd hate it if every team at the World Cup played Brazilian style football. The joy of a a tournament is the different styles and approaches to the game. Uruguay last night were a case in point, they are a part of the fabric of the sport. Also the performance that New Zealand put...
  19. Slipperduke

    Rubbish Arsenal Fans

    This is the uncut version of a column for tomorrow's Irish Examiner. I have to strip out 125 words before I can file, but I wanted the full version to get read before I took the knife to it. These people, they really, really grind my balls. The Arsenal fans. Not the Irish. They're lovely...
  20. TrueBlue

    Damian Scannell out for the season

    Season Over