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  1. RHB

    What do we get after Thursday?

    I have absolutely no idea what the outcome of Thursday's election results will be, apart from whoever gets in, they will not meet the needs of the majority of voters in this country. I've always been a lifelong Labour voter but I'm really struggling to bond this time round and the rest of the...
  2. yogi bear up the cagire

    A SUDDEN REALISATION and one or two other facts....

    Am I the only one who feels rather depressed this morning. It's nothing to do with the performance last night, more to do with the dawning realisation that IF we could achieve the unthinkable, of victories in our last four games.........87 points would quite possibly not be enough to get us...
  3. Napster

    Truly great albums

    I've come to a realisation that on every great album there is one duff song. On Hotter than July by Stevie Wonder, a superb album, it's spoiled by Happy Birthday On Hotel California by the Eagles, it's Pretty Maids all in a Row, sung by Joe Walsh. Can anyone come up with a truly great album...
  4. Davros

    Question What do you look forward to most about travelling to a new country?

    I ask this question, because we all do it for different reasons. Over the past few years, i have noticed myself more and more trying to find the best restaurants on Trip Advisor before going to new places, and making lists of restaurants that are either a little bit different or are good value...
  5. CC51DAS

    Breaking News "colchester and southend to merge"

    Overheard at Roots Hall on Friday night a guy who had met Ron Martin on the tube last week who said that Colchester Chairman Robbie Cowling has had enough and wants to merge Colchester United and Southend United. Cowling is apparently fed up with having more empty plastic seats than you could...
  6. yogi bear up the cagire

    Disenfranchised in england and in france

    It's at times like this, just before a General Election that I regret my inaction during my years in France in keeping my right to vote in UK elections. In my defense I could say that there were other things occupying my mind and with the widening gap of house prices between Britain and France...
  7. The NBA Thread...

    The Knick's talk in the New York thread reminded me there are a fair few Basketball fans here and the old thread looks like it died a death in the last off-season... Big game tonight as the 'Tics take on the Lakers with Kobe looking like missing out, not that his absence has been felt as...
  8. Slipperduke

    Wenger's Vengeance

    Try and imagine, if you will, Arsene Wenger throwing a tantrum. It doesn't really fit in with his professorial demeanour, does it? I can imagine him taking me to one side, putting a hand on my shoulder and telling me that he wasn't angry with me, that he was just disappointed. I can imagine that...
  9. Yorkshire Blue

    The second greatest single moment in your Blues lifetime?

    Obviously the first has to be Brett Angell's goal to beat the scum 1-0, but what is the second greatest? I think mine would have to be beating Gillingham 1-0 in the league cup with the best crafted goal I've ever seen. I think it was Adrian Clarke who swung in a carefully measured corner...
  10. Slipperduke

    Rafa At Boiling Point

    I love this time of the year. It's always mid-July when you first start to feel those tingles of anticipation.. It only ever takes something small to set you off on a glorious meander around the inside of your head, fantasising about the new campaign. The realisation that the first pre-season...
  11. Slipperduke

    Toon Need Three Years

    Here on Tyneside, the hangovers are just beginning to clear. Sunday night may have been spent at the bar, defiantly pledging allegiance to the cause, but Monday morning saw the fuzzy-headed realisation that there will be no more trips to Liverpool or Arsenal for a while. Instead of Premier...
  12. Aberdeen Shrimper

    Flat Battery!!!!

    Great, just what you need on a cold wet morning.......a flat car battery. It started with me clicking on the key fob and no tell tale "click" "click" from the car accompanied by flashing of the indicators....strange I thought, maybe the automatic locking system has packed up. Then the...
  13. SUFC Forever

    Newcastle's Loss at Spurs Today

    By their 1-0 loss at Spurs today, I think that the writing really has to be on the wall for Newcastle's relegation now. What a shambolic season they have had and now the realisation they are probably not going to stay up is almost upon them as the Shearer (last throw of the dice to find Geordie...
  14. Ron Manager

    Life In The A-League

    Before I headed off to Oz I said I'd write a regular blog about what it's like supporting a team on the other side of the world. Here is my first effort by way of an introduction to the Queensland Roar - Queensland Roar vs Adelaide United – 24th August 2008 Come On! Imagine this scenario...
  15. yogi bear up the cagire

    It's all my fault

    I'd like to present my sincere apologies to the team, the club and its wonderful supporters. Making tea at half-time, in the FA Cup Final I have come to the horrible realisation that last night's debacle was all my fault. On match days I ALWAYS use my Blues mug and yesterday for some...
  16. Slipperduke

    Securing The Future, Letting Go Of The Past

    It’s been an emotional day. Well, it’s been an emotional day for you guys anyway. I spent the morning frantically trying to make Chelsea’s routine victory over Olympiakos sound interesting and I didn’t even know that the new stadium had been approved until Cricko phoned me up and told me. For me...
  17. sufcintheprem

    Organisation and a centre back

    It's great that we've replaced existing striking options with new ones but we shouldn't be getting too carried away here. For a start, these new guys don't come with any sort of track record to judge them on and the only personal endorsement I remember seeing were from the old ****erney mucker...
  18. The Way it is in the West Stand.

    usual half hearted, disorganised warm up - everything looking a bit slack and careless e.g. Darryls kicking and distribution but its League One and the opposition can't really play. Loads of good old hoofs and a bit of head tennis - Matt Harrold looked fit, trying to put himself about and...
  19. Southendsleeper

    The New Stadium - A non match report

    Just fantastic... Got to Roots Hall at one, so many people milling around, flags, placards, more than I thought would go because of the weather. Following the Trust coach down vic ave to the civic centre Outside the civic centre it was freezing. Feedback from the Civic centre speakers. Not...
  20. Southampton Shrimper

    Southend v Southampton

    The Southern Daily Echo today has six pages of coverage of Saturday's game, and I'm pleased to say that their view of the game is a little more balanced and considered than other Saints views aired on this board since yesterday.... The back page headline is: ROOTS HALL OF SHAME Saints...
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