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  1. Yorkshire Blue

    Set Pieces

    Interesting piece from Tim Wigmore on how set piece training is undervalued. It also included a link to this brilliant piece on Sheffield Utd's set pieces With Turner our only real target from set pieces, I'd love us to try and work on some of these moves - both the short free-kicks - that...
  2. RHB

    FarSide - Gary Larson

    One of the few pleasures of working was that each year some kind soul would buy me the Far Side desk calendar for Xmas. Sadly Larson ran out of steam and decided enough was enough and the desk calendar was no more. For those of you that haven't a clue who I'm on about I've added a couple of my...
  3. Mugged in Southend

    Someone tried to mug me last night. After living in the town for over 30 years this is the first time this has happened to me. I was walking back from Herbies near Southchurch Park when I sensed two youths were following me on the other side of the park railings. They had hoodies on and I felt...
  4. Apprentice 2017

    Anyone for the usual yearly sweepstake (that I never win). Half to the zone, half to the winner. Probably 16 entrants....name below please. MK
  5. GregStarz

    East/North Bank Gate

    Slightly off topic I know but I just wondered what everyone's view is regarding the East/North Bank gate being open after each game? Those in the West probably aren't aware but after pretty much every game it's open and by the time you leave the East stand you have no option but to join and...
  6. Venus Williams

    Involved in a car crash where she ran a red light that ended up in the death of an elderly woman. I think that's the end of her glittering career, and possibly a spell inside waiting for her?
  7. South Bank Hank

    The "Yes Please!" Thread

    ...for the cool stuff, tech etc that you need to have in your life. Today's entrant: The Quadski https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VABWTX_Vdl4 Saw this knocking around on Social Media this morning. Yes please!
  8. Will Lack of CEO Affect the Club ?

    Steve Kavanagh went into the Lions Den last year leaving us with no CEO which means, I believe, Ronald must be running the show again. We were told that Steve ran the football side of the club whilst Ron spent all his time organising the proposed move to FF. Does that mean that the football...
  9. Floval Flyer

    Any Toyota or Diesel Specialist Mechanics on here?

    Not sure if this is the right area, so mods please move if needed... I need help with my wife's Toyota, it is a MY2008 Verso T180 D4D About a year ago we started experiencing problems with v.poor MPG, and poor performance with the car eventually going into 'limp' mode. I booked it into a...
  10. Jessica Ennis-Hill

    Retires from athletics. So that's the first entrant of Strictly 2017 wrapped up then. :smile:
  11. RobM

    Oh deary me! £50,000 as well

    "A lottery-winning couple who blew all of their prize money in the space of a year say they are now facing eviction from their home for a second time after being refused benefits. Jobless Jamie and Abbie Hort won £50,000 in the Christmas 2014 Channel Islands Lottery but the Guernsey couple...
  12. John White

    This is not a moan or a rant about John White, I just want to know what are people views on him leading the team? I feel that the recent result have shown again that white is not a good enough leader and when the going get tough he seems to go missing. I have never once seen him trying to get...
  13. Rob Noxious

    Monday Night Noxious Club

    At the risk of upsetting Berrichonne Shrimper with my unfettered ego, I'd like to tell you about a radio show that I'm kicking off tomorrow night on The Source 96.1FM. As TravelZoners will know, I like to get a bit of Shrimpers-related stuff into my public service broadcasting and I hope to find...
  14. IloveShrimp

    Half Time Snack Shop South Stand

    What a joke at the snack shop at the South Stand today. Queue a mile long, ran out of hot chocolate, ran out of hot water and I saw one of the women chuck a bowl of what I can only assume was Luke warm tap water into the water heater and then continue to make drinks with it! Would not be...
  15. Streaky

    Colchester Chairman Rant

    Interesting reading from up the A12 http://www.cu-fc.com/news/article/colchester-united-robbie-cowling-2678367.aspx I still think Tony Humes will be gone before Christmas :COL U:
  16. Relative form ?

    Anyone seen the match stats for Walsalls win at Rochdale last night ? Not totally disimilar from ours against Walsall... and Rochdale had won their previous two games ! Yes the nature of our performance wasnt great but we probably ran into a decent team and with an improved team selection im...
  17. The Chimp

    Probably shouldn't start criticising a work colleague, but is there much evidence to really support Steve Peters and his Chimp theory/methods? The concept is persuasive and I can imagine it having short term benefits to help you regain focus. But then in many publicised cases where he's been...
  18. Liverpool

    Hello all, sure that this has been spoken about on here before, but as a newbie thought I'd see how many remember that night, we ran home from Fairfax that afternoon so we could get in early
  19. Another mathematical prediction...

    For stats nerds. I decided to do a simulation of the remaining games. My simulation is simple and limited, for now. I use the season form of each team (probability of a win, draw or loss) to simulate the outcome of all remaining fixtures. I then ran the simulation 10,000 times to work out a...
  20. Cricko


    Why do we have it shoved in our face every minute of the day on all media platforms. The news etc keep on pushing it as page one news everyday, or is it just mostly propaganda to keep the masses under control. The words always used about people who do not conform are separatist, radical, A...