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  1. fbm

    A "Past their Prime" XI

    So, players who were once pretty good and who have played for us either at the tail end of their careers or at any rate, past their prime... What's the best side we can put out? Improvements to the below squad welcomed. Neville Southall Chris Ramsey Frank Lampard Christian Dailly Michael...
  2. Northern Soul

    Anyone like Northern Soul on here? I bet no one went to Wigan and Manchester back in the day when it was at it's prime. I didn't go by the way, but watched the film Northern Soul this week and really enjoyed it. I wish I had gone. I like this video as well...
  3. Tangled up in Blue

    Frank Lampard

    https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/feb/02/frank-lampard-retirement-football Has announced his retirement.Great player in his prime.I wish him well.
  4. Southend's Sexy Football.

    Well that's how Nile Ranger describes it. It's the little flick-ons, the triangle passing down the line. It now has a forward momentum, rather than too much sideways and backwards like the start of the season. Only sensible hoofs(Even Thompson has cut most of that out from his game). Many...
  5. Tommy2holes

    Nomads,cast offs, crocks and bad boys.

    Is it just me. We are signing players that have been kicked out of other clubs are have had long term injuries. We have 35 year old so called journeyman has been, yet these players are giving us some really top notch performances. Ferdinand. Former big name top flight player. Has had a...
  6. Hellbride

    My niece's husband Pat Higgins is an award winning film maker - for those of you who have Amazon Prime, his excellent Hellbride is now available to watch. Shot on a tiny budget, and loaded with Southend locations.
  7. steveo

    Prime minister

    Just got on Boris with Paddys at 4/5 which was their January price. Would expect that to shorten very quickly.
  8. callan

    Thorne vs Corbyn

    In the Labour New Leader thread, Uncle Leo has claimed that Corbyn has as much chance as Willie Thorne has in becoming Prime minister. My own take is that if Thorne can over come illness, and adversity he could take Corbyn on... and beat him. So zoners who's it to be, in a straight choice for...
  9. RHB

    Dave has the hump with his local council!

    This made me smile on the BBC news this morning. PM leaning on local Tories?, naughty boy! David Cameron is involved in a row with the Conservative leader of his local county council over cuts to services. The PM has written to Oxfordshire council leader Ian Hudspeth saying he is "disappointed"...
  10. Joe Cole signs on loan to Coventry

    Do you think thats a good signing for Coventry, or a waste of money? he clearly cant cut it in the Premiership any longer. But will he set league one on fire or will is he just way past his prime now?
  11. Slight concern.......

    Given the form we have been on , I was quietly confident we would be the team to go up via the play offs. I know anything can happen in these games , but felt our form and team spirit would see us through. Not many of us expected to be third going into the final game , certainly not after Burton...
  12. Razam

    Southend to become a City??

    From the BBC's Prime Minister's Questions feed...
  13. Cricko

    Day 5. Christmas Quiz . Cryptic 2

    CRYPTIC DRINKS: 1. Yeoman of the guard? - Beefeater 2. M D C L X 1 V? - 1664 3. Left on board ship? - Port 4. Newborns pork? - Babycham 5. 23rd letter phonetically? - Whiskey 6. Stringed instrument? - Harp 7. Deceased Labour party leaders tipple? - John Smiths 8. Sounds like my mates smart -...
  14. Ron strikes gold again ......

    As you know it was in the public domain that Sainsburys put 5 MILLION POUNDS into SUFC - the money arriving shortly after the club had "let go" a team who had not been paid for months. Now we have an expensive ex prem manager - an enormous squad ..... Deegan even ! - we are buying players and...
  15. Blueronron

    England Ladies Football

    In the media when it is more interested in stating England may have their lowest home gate on Sept 3rd for the mens International, little has been reported on the Womens team going to Canada in the World cup finals Buried away on BBC4 the game v Wales which we won 4.0, I hope more coverage is...
  16. RHB

    Prime Ministers again

    I tend to remember Prime Ministers by stuff that happens/happened on their shift. I also think that they are defined as successful if not too much bad stuff happens. Although not everything that has occurred news-wise whilst Cameron has been captain has been his fault directly, he has...
  17. RHB

    The best Prime Ministers we never had

    Looking round at the various leaders of the political parties today, all of them leave me cold in terms of charisma, believability and leadership skills. I've never been a rabid political animal since I reached voting age but I do admit to having socialist tendencies in preference. It got me...
  18. callan

    Is Ed Miliband weird ?

    According to the washington post, some Labour supporters clearly think that Ed is a 'weirdo'. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/05/23/is-ed-miliband-too-weird-to-be-british-prime-minister/ Personally I'm not sure...albeit he always looks like he's about to burst into...
  19. Australia - still stuck in the 70s

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/13/julia-gillard-howard-sattler-interview Pretty shocking stuff from the otherside of the world. Firstly the Australian Prime Minster's is insulted physically at a fund raiser, and then a "shock jock" questions her about her partner's sexuality...
  20. Cricko

    The Nakid Truth

    Taken from: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Naked-Truth-CameronIs-he-the-worst-prime-minister-in-British-history/349274725156523 How close was David Cameron to having a week that was not a total disaster for himself or the government. I really thought he was going to make it by Thursday,But...