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  1. Who in the squad has played their last game for us

    Partly to demonstrate intent, and partly to clear the books... John White? Stephen Hendrie? Theo Robinson?
  2. Does Uncle Ron know?

    Rumour has it that PB has thrown tantrums that have seen the back of several key players over 2 or 3 seasons, and that critical decisions about starting line-up and substitutions have sometimes not been dispassionate but rather a reflection on PB's relationship at the time with individual squad...
  3. londonblue

    Things You've Broken at Home and Got Away With

    Years ago, when I was still at school I had an 18th birthday party in my parents' house. My parents were very sensible and booked into a hotel for the night. That was partly to do with noise, and partly to do with the fact that about 20-30 people stayed over because they had travelled long...
  4. Helllooo, Yellloowwws, Yelllowwwsss!

    HeyShrimpers, Nervous,very nervous! No, not at the very easy process of joiningShrimperzone, but the longing hope filled gazes at my phone. Waiting,waiting... will the ticket office call back with Morecambe tickets?! Is'ntit great that an essentially simple sport and supporting SUFC (I'msure we...
  5. RobM

    John Hartson

    Just listening to the Radio 5 broadcast about excessive gambling with John Hartson, What compels people to lose everything to gambling? He says he'd spend days just gambling ignoring the wife and children; he would gamble on anything - even American football even though he admitted to knowing...
  6. Shrimpers are Magic

    If we don't become involved now then when do we?

    American Journalist murdered by British citizens in Iraq and still not our problem? Personally, I can't see how we can not commit to air strikes and possibly ground troops. This after all is partly our doing is it not?
  7. Uncle Leo

    European Athletics Championships

    I've always enjoyed this event. Partly as it is usually a rich source of medals for Great Britain, but also as it provided some of my earliest sporting memories back in 1986 - Roger Black winning the 400m as a 20 year old, Coe leading a British 1-2-3 in the 800m and Brian Whittle's shoe coming...
  8. pickledseal

    Car Thieving Scum

    And so where do we always return...? Having had a period of lurking (partly due to the busy-ness of getting hitched on 15th Feb), I haven't been as active of late. I'm still here. And my reasons for posting? I woke up this morning to find my car stolen, from the drive. No signs of entry (broken...
  9. Prittlewell Chase - Vs Yeovil - Road partly closed from 7pm Monday- Friday.

    I realise that we probably won't be overwhelmed by Shrimpers & Yeoviltinies on Tuesday but Prittlewell Chase is going to be closed between 7pm & 6am all next week roughly between just before the Hospital up to the lights at Hobleythick - according to the signs anyway. I believe this applies to...
  10. Our Injury problems

    It seems this season may be hitting a brick wall partly due to an awful record of injuries! I have no doubts our first team on a regular basis would be a force to be reckoned with in this division. Well my question is why/how we have such a poor record of injuries this season? Is something...
  11. Silencer

    "You don't win anything with Kids"

    I will probably get shot down for this, but hey it's a football forum for debates after all. So back to the topic of my thread, as a famous football pundit infamously once said "You don't win anything with kids" and to a certain extent, this is sadly very true. In fairness, Paul Sturrock is...
  12. * ORM *

    Season 23 - Wages, Players and Predictions

    Wages up to 457 from 400 - partly due to squad strengthening but I'll be expanding my ground and should be able to cover costs OK - though hoping a cup run helps fund that. Possibly another 25-30K to go on wages though I might downgrade an extra batsmen to quality or remarkable as a squad...
  13. Sandbach Shrimper

    England 3-2 Sweden

    So England put us through the motions as usual. 1st half was a bit scrappy, very congested in midfield but I thought we were pretty solid and Sweden didn't look very threatening. Brilliant cross from Gerrard (again) and header from Carroll. But then we go to sleep at two set-pieces early in the...
  14. C C Csiders

    We Didn't Start the Fire

    Partly inspired by Kevin Hogg's Despite... thread he is my Southend United version of Billy Joel's We Didn't Start the Fire: Arthur Rowley, Gary Moore, Billy Best sure to score Trevor Roberts RIP, Albeson and Moody Peter Taylor, Chris Guthrie, Ken Foggo, Bellotti Terry Nicholl, Andy Ford, Bill...
  15. DTS

    Are you starting to think about watching the Blues more?

    Last season I did all the homes bar one but I only did I think four aways. Partly due to the fact I have two really young kids and they and the wife needed me around a lot more but mostly due to the apathy of watching us. This year I have already done two away and I have booked up for...
  16. yogi bear up the cagire

    Renewing blues player subscription

    Can anyone give me advice on a problem with renewing BP subscription? I have tried to pay a couple of times from France with a Visa card. On both occasions the transaction has frozen on a blank screen from netbanx stating that they were "Proceeding to authorise your...
  17. pickledseal

    6th Form RE Lessons: Fundamentalism

    For my new school I've got to come up with 3 lessons to present to Year 12 (aged 16-17, all girls) on any topic I wish. Even before Fridays events I had planned to do something on Fundamentalism and Extremism as it is a topic that fascinates me... What drives people to it? It was partly inspired...
  18. * ORM *

    Long time no post

    Hi all. Not been on here for ages. Partly disillushionment with things SUFC but more importantly sorting out my future. As some of you know it has been my ambition to work in Asia for many years. After months of haggling we are finally there and all terms are agreed. Now for an internal...
  19. TrueBlue

    Back in Love!

    For a while now (and this might have happened to others) I have been out of love for the game and partly Southend for various reasons drink, arguments and this and that - the point I am trying to make is today I fell back in love with football.... Woke up at 4:30 this morning feeling excited...
  20. Pointless rants

    I don't come on SZ half as often as I used to. Partly because I'm a conscientious worker, but mainly because we keep having the same tired debates week in week out. So, my rant is this. Which 'rant' topics would you like to see banned from the board? I'll start off with: - We've got no money...