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  1. Shrimperstrust

    Shrimpers Trust News Response to questions regarding Contingency Plan

    Contingency Planning Having created a business contingency plan many years ago, I knew how complex potentially this could be. The key was in deciding what constituted a disaster and agreeing on a level of detail that was manageable but effective. Over several committee meetings, various...
  2. Jam_Man

    Welcome back Freddy !

    I've always been behind Freddy and his return and today I think we saw the return of Eastwood as a good player for us, as opposed to a shadow of his older self. He wont ever get back to the player he was in 2004/2005 but then to be good in this league he doesnt have to. There has been a...
  3. why i believe that an untargeted slashing of the welfare budget is a false economy.

    I'm going to argue the unpopular. I'm going to argue that the current plans to reform the welfare budget should be scrapped because the problems they cause will cost more to resolve than they will save. I'm not going to argue for no reform. I hate the current system and agree with much of the...
  4. 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...
  5. Vange Shrimper

    Hazard Perception Test

    Right, so i've gone and booked my theory test tonight. I can practise the theory test on a CD i've got at home, but does anyone know of any good websites where I can practise my Hazard Perception test? I've taken one of these before online (cant remember what site it was now) and I passed first...
  6. Cricko

    Overpaid, out of touch and irresponsible

    In today's Mail on Sunday by Chris Powell. Overpaid, out of touch and irresponsible: PFA chairman Chris Powell gives his damning verdict on the worst of today's millionaire footballers. After almost a quarter of a century as a professional footballer, Chris Powell will this afternoon say...
  7. Bob Cratchitt

    Local Council Election Poll

    I guess it maybe moved but this is regarding the Council election and not the General. Whenever i read an contraversial point in the Echo it always seems to mention this Cabinet that makes supposedly the majority of the decisions in the Southend borough. It is appearing more in the articles...
  8. Slipperduke

    Blow Me, Duckface. I'm Sick of Hicks

    Is it nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune or to take arms against a sea of troubles and, by opposing, end them? A question posed 500 years ago by Hamlet in Denmark was emphatically answered this weekend by club director Tom Hicks Jnr in Liverpool. It seems...
  9. Slipperduke

    Wenger's Vengeance

    Try and imagine, if you will, Arsene Wenger throwing a tantrum. It doesn't really fit in with his professorial demeanour, does it? I can imagine him taking me to one side, putting a hand on my shoulder and telling me that he wasn't angry with me, that he was just disappointed. I can imagine that...
  10. Slipperduke

    Black Cats Deserve Credit

    What's the saddest thing about 'Ballon-Gate'? Nope, it's not the nagging suspicion that only a handful of referees ever read their ruleback all the way to the end, nor is it the damage caused to Liverpool's title hopes by one of their own fans. It's the complete absence of credit given to...
  11. Slipperduke

    Tyne Is Running Out

    Newcastle United are going down. Whatever you read in the press, whatever club sources say on the website, they are circling the drain ready to be sucked down into the Championship. There is no hope on Tyneside anymore. Their supporters, more than anyone else at the club, realise that this is...
  12. Slipperduke

    Call Sam!

    It must be hard being Sam Allardyce. Whenever I imagine him, I see him in a big country house in the north of England, in a well-furnished front room where the only noise is the metronomic ticking of a towering grandfather clock in the corner. He sits alone in his armchair, surrounded by...
  13. Slipperduke

    Gallas Must Go

    There is a saying in England that it is better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt. Apparently no-one told William Gallas. The Arsenal captain, in an interview that will do for his career what Little Bighorn did to General Custer's, accused his...
  14. Slipperduke

    Was That Really England?

    As the hangovers ebb away and the clean-up begins, a nation struggles to reconcile their fuzzy memories of the game with what they believe they know about their team. Was that really England crashing home four goals against Croatia? Were those white shirts actually passing the ball around the...
  15. Zone Update The £80 million question

    Has been moved to Fossetts thread. Consider to review. The initial subject is a general forum subject [financial issue about raising by finance £80 million ], and I do not feel the mods should be moving it from General Chit Chat Forum. "slicing up of the cake" is not yet disclosed. SUFC are...
  16. Slipperduke

    Joey Barton

    There is little in this world as infuriating as the sight of a young man, guilty of vicious assault, walking away from a courtroom with just a suspended sentence. There is anger at the clemency, fury at the perception that justice has failed. In the case of Joey Barton, however, there is just an...
  17. Is Tilly losing his marbles ?

    Tilly said after the Hartlepool game on the O.S. ''I actually thought we played better in the first half than in the second'' . Now I know I'm getting on a bit and my memory and perception may not be what it was ,and I am a big Tilly fan and was sticking up for him when things have gone bad...
  18. Southend_Lady

    Pants or Boxers

    With the unnecesary mention of pants just now on the xmas present thread I wondered how many of you actually wear these horrid restricting excuses for underwear. My perception of underwear - for men at least, is that it is a garment to keep you slightly warmer and to prevent your "under...
  19. J

    week in week out

    This place is full of rumours.. collymore eastwood sheringham tilly.. this is what brings this site into it's own.. and as we are such a big community, you get everyone's take on things.. i think it's fantastic.. i am beginning to enjoy reading and posting on here now.. so much...
  20. sufcintheprem

    A possible twist on the fantasy league idea

    Related to the other thread but relevant to SUFC because it concerns our division. I reckon a large number of people on this board would be interested in doing some sort of Coca-Cola championship football league. I've posted on the All LEagues thread on this how we could do it if we have...