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  1. 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...
  2. Shrimpergarry

    Peter Butler

    Sacked as manager by Thai Premier League side BEC Tero Sasana. http://lesrosbifs.net/2011/06/former-west-ham-united-and-southend-united-man-sacked-in-thailand/
  3. chadded

    Question Who is the naughty Premier League Footballer...

    That's been going 20 toes / heels to Jebus with Imogen Thomas? Naturally, you won't be able to post it on here, but feel free to PM me. I've heard a couple of names mentioned, but I wonder if anyone on here is actually ITK...
  4. Seems we are/were not alone

    Interesting little article in the Sunday Telegraph Business Section today. According to HMRC, in April 2010 they were owed a total of £21.7 million by football clubs, £14.3 million by Premier League clubs alone. It also goes on to say that they are now being far more robust in chasing the debts...
  5. Safe Standing - Please read!

    There's an article in the Guardian today about the Tories re-considering the future of safe standing at football grounds all over the country. The premier league have obviously come out and opposed it, but there could be hope for the rest of us...
  6. MrB

    Best relegation fight ever?

    My interest in the Premier League is never much more than as a casual observer other than following Wolves' results due to my dad being a fan. However this season is gearing up to be a cracker as the season turns for home. Not at the top, Man Utd will almost certainly win it and the top 4 look...
  7. BLUEBLOOD

    Premier League - 17th March

    http://www.pdc.tv/page/NewsdeskDetail/0,,10180~2318457,00.html Well that little piece from Planet Darts doesn't really tell the tale of the night, what an amazing cup out !!! Firstly Lewis was showered with beer and had objects hurled at him during the walk on, every shot was booed...
  8. Big Match Striker - football quiz game

    Do you know when Southend last won away? Or which Shrimpers players have played every game this season? Or who is their leading scorer this season? You do? Then check out football quiz game Big Match Striker. It's got questions on all the latest match action from the Premier and Football...
  9. Cricko

    Leyton Orient threaten legal action

    Leyton Orient have threatened to sue the Premier League for tens of millions of pounds in damages if they do not reconsider their decision to allow West Ham to move to the Olympic Stadium in Stratford. Orient believe that if West Ham move to the stadium, which is within a mile of their Brisbane...
  10. so this is where we are

    without so much as a whimper or discord, martins plans have come to frution a ****** 14,000 seater stadium in the middle of knowhere, with no income for southend utd, rather the other way round as clearly he is going to rent it to us(or rather one of his many insolvent companies may) when the...
  11. Elite Player Performance Plan

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/competitions/premier-league/8324495/Henry-Winter-Premier-Leagues-elite-plan-radical-overhaul-of-academy-system-to-help-top-schoolboy-talent.html So, this is the EPL's new scheme to restructure youth development. Effectively, it's a plan to increase the...
  12. English Football Reform

    https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0B2k6HQD5WemzNzk3Y2JlZTYtZTEyZS00ODhlLThmODEtNTNiMzRlODkwOWI0&hl=en&pli=1 The above is a document give to @andersred, detailing proposals given to the FA in 2009 that would help reform and stabilise the game. They were rubbished...
  13. chadded

    Premier League sex scandals

    If you look at the Sun website http://www.thesun.co.uk, you'll notice a story involving Premiership footballers, hotel room, and women, however the players are un-named. Clearly, i'm not expecting the name to be posted below, but if anyone has heard anything, feel free to PM me. Cheers. Edit...
  14. Shrimperstrust

    Under 18's Match Report Youths beat Coventry 3-1 in the 3rd Round of the FA Youth Cup

    Southend United added Coventry City to their list of FA Premier Academy League scalps under the management of Ricky Duncan as they claimed a 3-1 success over the Sky Blues in the Third Round of the FA Youth Cup sponsored by E.ON. Rob Craven's Match Report can be found here. Picture Courtesy...
  15. shrimpboy

    Blame the Manager?

    Just read this article - http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/9346616.stm - and with all the speculation about the jobs of Grant, Hodgson and Ancelotti and the number of managers who have been sacked in the last couple of weeks, it's got me thinking. Why is always the managers who get the...
  16. Mario Balotelli: Mental

    Balotelli is quickly becoming my favourite ever Premier League player... Quickly exceeding Chris Samba in the Bat**** Mental stakes. When he's not busy wearing rival shirts for television interviews, singing rival songs in hospital or taking on Italian Ultras, he's turning up for games wearing...
  17. Premiership to Launch Next English Domination Scheme?

    Whilst SZ was down, this nugget came out in the Evening Standard during an interview with Palace Co-Chairman Steve Parish: http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/markets/article-23903557-all-hands-to-the-parish-pump-as-palace-starts-to-rally.do Basically, the gist of it is that the Premier League want...
  18. number11

    Victoria Avenue

    I had the 'pleasure' of travelling along here yesterday and, although maybe I was just feeling melancholy at it being the end of the weekend, I was struck by how thoroughly sad and depressing the section nearest town looks. I've known people who have at various times worked at the Heath's...
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