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  1. RobM

    Fixed Odds machines

    I have never used one and have no intention either but it's a hot topic in the media at the moment. Some geezer on 5Live said words to the effect that if the maximum stake was lowered from £100 to £2 it would cost 12,000 jobs. Doesn't he mean "Profits would drop and it will affect my bonus"...
  2. RobM

    What happens to corporate profits?

    If I have money in a bank, it's protected up to £85,000. What protection do big companies have when they make £billions in profit?
  3. steveo

    Break the silence; Lloyds boss gets £11m

    Lloyds chief executive, Antonio Horta-Osorio, is set to receive a total remuneration package of £11m, consisting of basic pay of £1m, an £800,000 bonus and the payout of a three-year long-term incentive plan, which gives him 535,083 shares Not heard much whining about this yet? Anyone got a...
  4. MaccyDs, right or wrong

    I read the MacDonalds' sales and profits have slumped for the 4th quarter in a row. Is this because people are more choosy? Their products have lost their quality. There is more, and better competition? I recall the queues when the first High Street one opened, incredible! And the burgers and...
  5. Portuguese Shrimper

    Tribute to Phillip Hughes

    As the sports world comes to terms with the tragic accident that took the life of Phil Hughes, what does the Zone think about suggesting to our club that they change the squad number of Captain John White to 63. Different sport I know, and not even sure it can be done at this stage of the...
  6. Tangled up in Blue

    Major calls for windfall tax on energy profits

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-24621391 Not often you hear a former Tory PM talking sense.
  7. Mad Cyril

    Best processed cheese

    For me it has to be primula Cheese and Ham flavour. The space age packaging is great but the fact that all profits go to charity is the icing on the cake. I am also a big fan of German smaoked cheeses. Any other afficionados out there?
  8. Tangled up in Blue

    Apple.The Holy grail of tax avoidance

    Fascinating video about Apple's AOI operation in Ireland.Apple's dirty little secret. http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/may/29/apple-tax-profits-ireland-cork I= invisible.LOL.
  9. C C Csiders

    Who are these 639,000 people

    Now't as queer as folk: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/comedy/news/21m-youre-havin-a-laugh-michael-mcintyre-profits-from-latest-comedy-tour-8443357.html Only Sarah Millican, in the whole world, is less funny than this man.
  10. Hotman

    Co-op bank pays "effective" tax rate of 1.9% on profits

    Using the Guardian's method of calculation, the ethical Co-Op only pays 1.9% http://www.fcablog.org.uk/2011/02/exclusive-your-caring-sharing-tax-avoiding-co-op-bank/ Wonder if this will be publicised by them?
  11. Oil Company Profits

    So, in the interests of informed debate, the oil majors published their year end results this week. With the exception of BP (for obvious reasons), they all posted significant profit increases. Is this a good thing or a bad thing?
  12. steveo

    Sky to Announce Record Profits

    Sky TV will soon announce record profits. I say good luck to them. Plenty will starting moaning about their charges, presumably the same people who laughed when they were running up massive losses in the early 90's. Well done Sky.
  13. Napster

    Martin Dawn take over SUFC

    Nice bit of history. Martin Dawn plc take over 13th - 28th May Southend have been taken over by Martin Dawn plc after talks with Vic Jobson according to BBC Essex. John Main is our new chairman. Adams is the new Director of Football Development. Mr. Main grew up in the East End of London and...
  14. Cricko

    How to create a Million

    Now you are going to have to take political license with me here but I am going to show how to create a million on paper.. I own 2 companies that occupy the same warehouses...for a long period of time company A loses money but company B makes profits.....one year company B makes to much profit...
  15. Tangled up in Blue

    Swallowed up-The Observer

    Previous Blog home Debt mountains tower over clubs but football's rulers turn a blind eyeThe Game That Ate Itself. That was the title of Observer Sport's 2004 campaign about English football. So where are we now? Debt is football's issue of the moment, propelled into prominence by the...
  16. Slipperduke

    Crisis Time, But Don't Sack Rafa

    Forget the Champions League. Forget the Europa League. Forget the FA Cup. For Liverpool, nothing now is more important than the Premier League. The very future of the football club depends on where they finish in the table in May. The crass stupidity of the leveraged buy-out that gave control...
  17. What Becomes of the Broke and Shafted

    Someone great once said that Football isn't a matter of life or death, it's much more than that. Which would explain the pain felt by those when their football club is ripped away from them. As a Southend United supporter, I've had the good grace of never witnessing non-league football and...
  18. Bielzibubz

    Too much at stake to go bust......

    Folks, I've kept myself deliberately quiet this past week or so and been quite content to let everyone else post their thoughts and opinions about everything that's been going on around the club of late. That's not because I don't have opinions myself, far from it, I just didn't see the point of...
  19. Legalise drugs article.

    Taken from the New Scientist, fascinating article that I totally agree with. I know it's an age old topic on here but it's a slow day. Far from protecting us and our children, the war on drugs is making the world a much more dangerous place. SO FAR this year, about 4000 people have died in...
  20. Tangled up in Blue

    Football as a business

    Bear with me but the following are some quotes from the above chapter in Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski's excellent "Why England lose (and other curious football phenomena explained)" which I think has a lot of relevance for SUFC's current situation. "Football is neither big business nor good...