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  1. Ayrshire Blue

    Pre-Match Thread Ayrshire Blue's Swindon Preview.

    Swindon Town vs Southend United 
7/2/2009 This weekend sees Southend travel to the County Ground to face Swindon Town, With the adverse weather conditions causing havoc there is still a slight doubt as to whether the game will be on or not. Both teams are in need of the points with Southend in...
  2. Slipperduke

    Score It, O'Hara!

    Someone really needs to find out what Harry Redknapp is saying at half-time, because if we can patent and market it, we'll make a fortune. After an abject first half at White Hart Lane, Tottenham burst into life in the second, scoring four goals in twenty minutes, helped in no small way by the...
  3. Aberdeen Shrimper

    Jockey wins race after 28 years

    A Dorset dairy farmer has ended his 28-year losing streak as an amateur jockey by finally winning a race. Even Anthony Knott's children poked fun at his efforts but the 44-year-old proved them wrong by romping to victory in the 2.30 at Wincanton in Somerset. After achieving his lifelong...
  4. Slipperduke

    Why England Bother

    If you happen to be in possession of a British passport and you're in Berlin tonight, it might be worth taking your football boots with you. Given the speed at which England's stars are dropping out of contention, you'll probably get a game. Frank Lampard, Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand, Ashley...
  5. Robbie Savage

    Saw yesterday that Robbie Savage was being linked with a possible move back to Crewe. Fair enough he might not be Championship standard any more but I have just read that they're reportedly not interested. Port Vale might be interested but they are now a League Two side. I know he's never really...
  6. Slipperduke

    West Sham

    Sometimes in life, when faced with inexplicable stupidity, there is a temptation to assume that perhaps it is you who is being stupid. When Steve McClaren decided to play long-ball to Michael Owen and Wayne Rooney in Russia last year, I briefly toyed with the theory that maybe, with his years of...
  7. Slipperduke

    Bye Bye Thaksin

    Everyone expects a rush of transfer activity on deadline day, but even the most seasoned of observers would have been surprised to see an entire football club change hands yesterday. Only Manchester City could provide such drama, but the joy felt by its supporters today is tinged with sadness...
  8. Slipperduke

    Sir Alex Ferguson's relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo.

    Likening your guidance, as an employer, to the counsel of a father is a tactic that very few football managers could get away with, but what might sound melodramatic and over-familiar in some cases is perfectly suitable for Sir Alex Ferguson's relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo. "If you are...
  9. Slipperduke

    Dimitar Berbatov

    Tottenham fans won't be able to draw much comfort from the news that Manchester United have made an official bid for Dimitar Berbatov, but there is at least one bonus; it might shut Emil Danchev up for a while. Berbatov's dastardly agent has been agitating for a move away from White Hart Lane...
  10. sussex by the sea

    Darryl at Crystal Palace

    Went to see Crawley play Crystal Palace last night. Palace were reportedly bringing their first team squad so I didn't expect to see much of Daryl :) but in fact he played the full 90 minutes in a 1-1 draw. He looked pretty solid and seemed to get a good reception from the Palace fans...
  11. The Big Dady

    Spurs moving to MK Dons

    Spurs moving to MK Dons? Spurs are reportedly going to ground share with MK Dons. :stunned: Link
  12. Reasons to be cheerful?

    Not sure if anyone else has figured this one out, but if you've got Bailey wanted by QPR Wolves etc - Francis wanted by Palarse - Clarke reportedly wanted by his old club yet again, then there is a pretty legitamite reason to bung them on the transfer list to get more dosh for em by alerting...
  13. Irish_Shrimper

    Alan McCormack appreciation thread

    Macca has reportedly rejected a contract extension I hear. IMO he is absolutely integral to any future success we may have, and would be devestated to see him sold on. With so many going out the door, we can now rebuild the midfield around Macca, and move onwards and upwards with that passion he...
  14. Slipperduke

    Cristiano Ronaldo

    Cristiano Ronaldo must be the luckiest man in football. Had it not been for that slippery patch next to the penalty spot, or for Nicolas Anelka's almost total absence of professionalism, his spot-kick miss at the Luzhniki Stadium would have cost Manchester United the European Cup. In this...
  15. ldnfatso

    this is classic

    We all know about famous modern managers refusing to speak to television stations because of perceived wrongs in their coverage - but what about Stockport boss Jim Gannon? He, reportedly, is not cooperating with Sky before the club's play-off League Two play-off final against Rochdale because of...
  16. Slipperduke

    Manuel Neuer

    While England’s footballers sulk in their sun-loungers, the rest of the continent will be contesting the 2008 European Championships. Iain Macintosh, who still won’t allow the word ‘McClaren’ to be uttered in his home, runs the rule over some of the potential stars of the summer. This week, it’s...
  17. shooter mcgavin

    Metal Monday 19 - Featuring Kurt Cobain's fave band

    Just about to get this on board in time to still be Monday!! Apologies to SUFC Al or Brettie Angell if they had something else lined up, but thought I'd get some stoner out to the masses. The Melvins were formed in the early 1980s by Buzz Osborne (guitar/vocals), Matt Lukin (bass) and Mike...
  18. Slipperduke

    Klass-Jan Huntelaar

    While England’s footballers sulk in their sun-loungers, the rest of the continent will be contesting the 2008 European Championships. Iain Macintosh, who still won’t allow the word ‘McClaren’ to be uttered in his home, runs the rule over some of the potential stars of the summer. This week, it’s...
  19. Shrimper2thecore

    Hammell - Thanks

    I am very sad to see Stevie go. I thought he was a superb player, and certainly one of my favourite in my time as a Southend fan. He has been terrific for us in the last 18 months, scoring a couple in the process. It worries me who is going to take set pieces now, because Gower just cant...
  20. Interpol Shrimper

    Excellent News

    Here's hoping 2008 becomes the year of the celebrity comeuppance! Although it will have to go some if it carries on in this vein, an excellent start to the New Year, IMHO! :p