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  1. Uncle Leo

    100 ball cricket

    I assume most cricket fans on here have seen these latest proposals from the ECB. Thoughts? https://www.ecb.co.uk/news/668162/ecb-presents-100-ball-domestic-game-for-men-and-women I'm all for thinking of new ways to get people in to cricket, but can't see that shaving 20 balls off an innings...
  2. Whole Game Solution torpedoed by FA

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37998768 Would appear that the FA have totally trashed any chance of the EFL's proposed Whole Game Solution happening any time soon. Apparently the FA have done a new international FA Cup TV rights deal worth £820million part of which means they will not be...
  3. New stadium or Dome Discussion

    is there any new news anyone anywhere ??????????????????????????
  4. Tangled up in Blue

    Miliband's 10p tax rate proposals

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-21453444 This is an interesting one. Presumably Ed. was anticipating it might figure in Boy George's March budget. In any case it makes quite a nice Valentine's day gift to the voters of Eastleigh, rather undercuts the Lib/Dem's own mansion tax proposals...
  5. Social Care Proposals

    I'm really hoping someone can explain this to me because I don't understand it. Social care (excluding accommodation costs) will be capped at £75k per person and additional help will be provided for those with assets worth less than £123k. Any additional cost will be picked up by the taxpayer...
  6. callan

    Lets save Spain

    Being deeply concerned by other posters comments regarding the current economic state of Spain as the Euro implodes on itself, I do not intend to stand idly by and watch things get worse. What is needed is a 'robust plan', put together by Zoners to save this once mediocre country from poverty...
  7. Cricko

    Roots Hall Proposals

    Plans to bulldoze flats to allow a new supermarket to be built on Southend United's ground are being pushed through. Sainsbury's, which will bankroll the Blue's new stadium at Fossetts Farm in return for developing Roots Hall has submitted proposals for the relocation of St Mary's Court. A...
  8. pickledseal

    Question Anyone else on strike next Thursday in Southend?

    I'll prob join the rally in Southend High Street at 12.30pm: http://www.j30strike.org/location/southend/ ------------ Defending our pensions to protect education For every teacher, lecturer and leader, educating our students is the most important aspect of our working life. And it’s for this...
  9. 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...
  10. CC51DAS

    Question What are 'the consortium' waiting for ?

    Twenty something days left to save the club yet we still await full details of the so called consortium's identity and proposals. What is stopping them from revealing these to the fans ?
  11. Tangled up in Blue

    Tories are losing the battle over class

    News Politics Conservatives Guardian/ICM poll: Conservatives show vulnerability in class battleTories seen increasingly as upper class, but lead over Labour widens to 11 points thanks to a rise in the Lib Dem vote Julian Glover guardian.co.uk, Monday 25 January 2010 18.36 GMT Article history...
  12. TJC

    Question Questions for the consortium

    Thought we could gather some questions that would be useful to ask the consortium about their intentions. Not that they will get asked or answered, but just a gathering of thoughts/concerns etc. To start the ball rolling: If you are just buying the club for £1 with no assets, what are you...
  13. chrisblore

    Breaking News Board Statement

    From the OS The board of Southend United Football Club has released the following statement this evening: On Monday morning the Board received an offer through a local solicitor on behalf of a number of unnamed investors. The Board is always prepared to consider proposals that are in the best...
  14. fredheim_holm

    Southend Borough Council Letter - 28/07/09

    Just received a letter regarding FF, thought I'd post it up as it's open to all. NOTICE UNDER ARTICLE 8 Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) Order 1995 (as ammended) App No: SOS/09/01203/FULM Site Location: Part of Fossetts Farm and SUFC Training Ground nor Eastern Avenue...
  15. Pale Blue Dot

    Chairmen’s Conference Portugal June 2009 – Two Important Issues

    As part of the Club’s policy of supporter communication I thought it may be helpful to advise of a couple of changes affecting football finances which were discussed last week between the whole of the Football League Clubs. Four times a year Football League Clubs meet to discuss matters...
  16. OldBlueLady

    Blues stadium bid wins approval

    Piece in the Echo today, a bit different to the one on 22nd April concerning the casino and Morrisons, which seems to me to be the final piece of the jigsaw required: Football chief Ron Martin has been praised by councillors for defying the recession and pressing ahead with plans for Southend...
  17. The Big Dady

    Bristol Rovers New Stadium

    Bristol Rovers have scrapped plans to play home games at Cheltenham while they build a new £35 million stadium (Subject To Funding). Memorial Stadium Link to Story --------------- It is interesting that their amended proposed new stadium regeneration development programme has not yet been...
  18. Numphgirl

    Marriage Proposals

    Hi folks, I was thinking yesterday about Marriage proposals and it got me wondering, how did other's on the Zone go about proposing to their wife/husband/partner or how do you plan to propose to your "to be" Mr AS had always wanted to propose to me at Southend Football Ground, half time on...
  19. 12345/10/15/20 - life & perpetual season cards ?

    Here is a follow up message sent to Christina Ongley, News Editor of Evening Echo Re: posting "A Seat for Life" - refer to thread last week & Questions raised last week. Ms Ongley, has confirmed having now appointed a reporter to look into the issue[s] and to seek comment from the club...
  20. The Flying Scotsman

    Seat for life at new stadium?

    This is a letter that my father-in-law has sent to the club, the echo and has asked me to put it on here to see what your thoughts are - In a nutshell, he is suggesting that instead of getting everyone buying shares which are effectively worthless with such a large controlling stake, the club...