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  1. Question Starting XI of Players We Didn't Sign?

    It seems there's been so many 'in talks with' headlines and more publicly named players than I can ever remember as a Southend fan. It may be too soon but I thought I'd do it anyway for a bit of fun. Can we make a starting XI of players we didn't sign? We're good for ST's, not so good for LB's...
  2. * ORM *

    Can any woman please explain?

    Woman at work 42, in a reasonably strong position career wise and is strong at work, divorced. 'Boyfriend' of 14 years, also divorced. I say bf under advice. Publicly he treats her like dog poo to the extent that people have told him publicly. Privately he has hit her in the past, she has been...
  3. manor15

    Brown: Players will have to leave

    Not particularly subtle, Prosser, Hurst? Could be an interesting week and a half...
  4. steveo


    Blimey is this bloke for real: In his previous autobiography, published in 2007, Gerrard described Diouf as a lazy and self-interested character. "His attitude was all wrong," Gerrard wrote at the time. "I felt he wasn't really a***d about putting his body on the line to get Liverpool back at...
  5. bluesbloke

    a public thank you :-)

    as i'm sure there must've been some zoners involved, i just wanted to publicly thank all those that helped out with regard to the incident at the front of the west stand block s at the end of today's game. my old man is perfectly fine after his tumble and, because of certain individuals, i...
  6. Cricko

    You have Two Cows.

    TWO COWS ~{Matthias Varga} SOCIALISM You have 2 cows. You give one to your neighbour COMMUNISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and gives you some milk FASCISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and sells you some milk NAZISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and shoots you...
  7. fbm

    Can we show what we are made of? Please read.

    Guys, several threads on here relate to finances, umbongo's etc and there are various comments from people to those who they think are close to the club or in the know, asking what the situation is. Look, it's not rocket science and we don't need someone close to the club to tell us. We have...
  8. Smiffy

    Should the club be put up for sale?

    A lot of the current discussion on here surrounds whether or not RM should publicly put the club "up for sale" And I am not talking about him inviting a few mates "from the city" down for a chat. I am talking about it clearly being stated in the media, that our club is available for purchase...
  9. londonblue

    How Many Points Should Swindon Have Deducted?

    How many points should Swindon have deducted from last season for denying publicly that their manager is racist, whilst privately appologising for it? BBC
  10. GNH

    Has Luggy lost the dressing room?

    After reading several threads about what may or may not be the cause of our recent run of poor results i'll throw this one out there for discussion. PS has in the last few weeks or so been publicly very critical of the players effort/ability in his post match interviews & media releases and...
  11. Cricko

    A Cow based Economics Lesson.

    SOCIALISM You have 2 cows. You give one to your neighbor. COMMUNISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and gives you some milk. FASCISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and sells you some milk. NAZISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and shoots you. BUREAUCRATISM You have 2...
  12. Thorpe Groyney

    'Big Society' Aide Turns On Cameron Over Children's 'Appalling Experience'

    Blimey. Phillip Blond, who David Cameron described as an 'intellectual soulmate' has said that government policy of 'Big Society' has actually made children's lives worse. Blond set up the ResPublica research group and thinktank for Cameron, and they issued their findings in "Children And The...
  13. Question Blame ?

    So will RM ever accept any responsibility for the demise of our club over recent years ? So far he's publicly blamed the following people; The Banks HMRC Paul Brush Steve Tilson Adam Barrett In addition GK made negative remarks about Alex Revell Can anyone point me in the direction of an...
  14. Players, Managers, Mollycoddled? Do they need the Iron Fist?

    Are we being too nice to our players and managers? Are we over pampering them? Maybe this is why we failed so miserably at the World Cup. North Korea may have the answer as to how to deal with our England flops. They punished, and publicly humiliated some of their players, and Coach Kim...
  15. Jay_Shrimper

    Articles Typed Up (For those who don't have access to them)

    For those of you that do not have access to the Echo, I have typed up some of the sections in the paper. I hope these are of interest to someone, and also hope it's OK to post them here. If there not - remove them.. I have posted them in the Echo thread, but people might not see them in there...
  16. Tangled up in Blue

    The 60k loan

    <Introduction - Good News Anyone ? A colleague of mine is helping a friend collate some information on our club&#8217;s season and asked me for input - I had to look at his request 3 times before I could think of anything positive. Our football club&#8217;s chairman of course is always positive...
  17. The Big Shrimp

    Questions For Q & A With Ron Martin

    A thought/suggestion for the forthcoming Q & BS session with RM. As there is a fair chance that RM won't make this easy for us to attend or even make numbers limited, would it not be a good idea to collate questions (serious ones) from SZ'ers for a rep of SZ to ask him. This way we will get...
  18. Slipperduke

    England Preview

    WHAT’S THE MAIN FOCUS FOR ENGLAND? Here in the UK, we’re all still stuck in the mire of what has inevitably been dubbed ‘BridgeGate’. You might think that weeks of press speculation, pages of gossip, one sacking, one resignation and one very publicly snubbed handshake would be enough to satiate...
  19. Tangled up in Blue

    Blair: Gaza's great betrayer

    It's more than a year since Israel launched its immoral attack on Gaza and Palestinians are still living on the verge of a humanitarian disaster. So what has Tony Blair done to further peace in the region? Virtually nothing, argues the historian Avi Shlaim Comments (98) Buzz up! Digg it Avi...
  20. 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...