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  1. British Land - New Stadium

    Very rare for me to post something, but hopefully the start of some positive news... ahead... sometimes! Last night I attended a networking event in central London for building contractors, developers etc. The regional development Director from British Land, confirmed directly to me, they are...
  2. manor15

    EFL Trophy new set up

    Bolton have accidentally published ahead of schedule and removed it but can still be seen here: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:iNCGQmNS1NAJ:www.bwfc.co.uk/news/article/2016-17/efl-trophy-fixture-dates-and-details-confirmed-3167696.aspx+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk In summary...
  3. Bexley Blue

    Football Manager 2014 - Phoenix Club Scenario

    Had a mess around with the data editor. Imagine Ronald's dream failed and the club's mounting debts and inability to meet monetary obligations led to liquidation. A new fan-owned phoenix club, AFC Southend United, have been entered into Ryman League Division 1 North. No debts of any kind...
  4. New league structures?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/27289819 Not sure about this. A regional league? Didn't we have this 50 years ago, on the other hand it'll mean more local derbies. However the B team bit bugs me? Don't the FA realise there is a whole 40+ clubs outside of the top 2 leagues with their own...
  5. Bobby dazzler

    BBC1 late kick off regional team of the year

    Daniel Bentley and Ben Coker both made the team. As did Britt Assombolonga and Ben Reeves Not bad at all
  6. Mad Cyril

    If Southend United cease to exist.....

    What would you do? I reckon I might watch speedway, a low quality regional Ice Hockey/Basketball team or perhaps just hang around the bus stops at the top of Hamlet Court road with a can. Anyone else?
  7. Tangled up in Blue

    The Late Kick-off

    Anyone else stay up for TLKO last night? What a joke "regional" programme this is.Of course there was no Wembley special featuring our first ever visit there, though tbf they did discuss and approve of the "decision" for Phil Brown to lead the team out on Sunday, along with showing the Bradford...
  8. Shale Gas/Fracking

    Finally the government has done something that might actually encourage growth. There is an abundance of shale gas in the North of England. It has the potential to dramtically reduce energy prices and also reduce carbon emissions since gas power generation emits a lot less carbon than coal. In...
  9. Why Shouldn't the Education System be Privatised?

    I'm looking for some help here. I was discussing the topic of education with some friends and colleagues when someone made a point that the entire system should be privatised. We all agreed that the universal provision of education was a good thing. My colleague said that didn't necessarily...
  10. Capital One Cup - 1st Round - Peterborough (Away)

    So the draw for the newly named league cup is announced this Thursday morning, the cup draw and fixture list is always something to look forward to in the summer. Firstly, who does everyone want in the next round? (any league 2 side at home for me to get a little cup run going). Secondly, The...
  11. BedfordShrimper

    Hi All !

    Hi Everyone ! Im a new member on the board. Been a supporter for about 16years. I live in Bedfordshire so only make the occasional game. Last match i made it to was Bristol Rovers 1-1 draw back in November. I have no connection to Southend except they are fairly regional living in East Anglia. I...
  12. yogi bear up the cagire

    The french presidential election............and beyond

    From my Facebook Page A worrying night in the French Presidential Election............and my worry is not for 2012 but for 2017. Nearly a third of French voters chose to vote for the extreme left or extreme right, with a far larger majority opting for the latter. Between 18% and 20% appear...
  13. Regional growth fund

    After months of the coalition doing their best to eliminate any chance of economic growth they have finally announced a policy that suggests that they haven't entirely forgotten the meaning of the term 'econmic growth'...
  14. Ref Watch ........ Oxford

    Man in charge on Tuesday night is Keith Hill from Hertfordshire. He was the FA's Regional Referees Manager for the East of England. Does that mean he is a top official? I'm afraid not. He has been refereeing since he was fourteen. Promoted to the National List of Assistant referees in 1994 and...
  15. Firestorm

    Richie Foran

    Would you want him judging a Miss Britain regional heat ? Miss Inverness (8th Paragraph Halfway down the article) I am surprised he was interested, i mean they're not married for starters
  16. Mad Cyril

    Strange regional dishes.

    I have just returned from a lunchtime pub session whilst working in Leeds and the locals were going crazy for the local delicacy: Warm pork pie served with mushy peas topped with mint sauce. Has anyone encountered a stanger regional dish on thier tavels around the UK?
  17. CC51DAS

    Breaking News NASA in a flap over Nicky Bailey's penalty

    Just spotted this on the web. Its from NASA's website. Looks like Nicky could be in deep **** now :clap: News NASA Aids Forecasters Tracking Iceland Volcano Ash Plume 05.05.10 Click to enlarge The visible ash plume from Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano was captured by NASA's...
  18. Tangled up in Blue


    Anyone else see it? Not suprisingly we didn't get any of our players in the regional team although if Barney had stayed the consensus was that he would have made the mix. Feeling was that Tilly might well be off to a new job soon. Amusing to see the Chairman in his "see you later" rebuke to...
  19. pickledseal

    Being patriotic doesn't make you a fascist

    An interesting read, especially considering some of our recent discussion and debates on here. I'm a firm believer in this idea, and thank you Mr Billy Bragg for writing about it in this morning's Telegraph. ----------- A poll published this week suggested that the English were the least...
  20. Southampton Shrimper

    BBC Extend Their Coverage

    The BBC are adding another programme to their Football League coverage from next week until the end of the season, to complement their Saturday night Football League Show, therefore giving us a second chance to catch Southend's goals. They are broadcasting a regional football show every Monday...