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  1. EEEP from a players perspective!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41839083 I found this an interesting. I initially clicked on it because I thought 'It really is, Finley Burns cost £175k' but it wasn't what I thought at all. If a player needs to move to a lower category academy for whatever reason, the new club could be...
  2. RHB

    And they're off to Spain

    Complete with hairdryers, skin conditioners and all the other stuff that modern footballers need for a few days away, our glorious warriors are off to sunny Espana complete with Lenny. So he's not gone to Sheffield yet then.
  3. Floval Flyer

    Syria - Football on the Front Line

    Well worth a read if you have time.. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/syria_football_on_the_frontline
  4. Rattus Norvegicus

    Relegation and Promotion Issues

    So any current thoughts on relegation and promotion candidates? "What? Too early to revisit that topic - the season's only just got started" I hear you say. But we are 1/5th (or 20%) of the way through already. For me the table is already beginning to take on a resemblance of the final...
  5. Next manager of England

    iread some threads on the England v Russia match and how many people think that RH is a dinosaur a manger past his time, i agree ,but some said there are no managers out there to replace him , I for one think there has to be, i can think of two that should be given serious considertion due to...
  6. Rattus Norvegicus

    Trip to Accrington anyone?

    I've just noticed that in amongst all the Southern teams in the top 7 in Division 4 is ........... Accrington Stanley in 3rd place! Well done to them. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: They are managing to be above teams like Portsmouth or Luton or Plymouth who have many times the resources...
  7. Football Agents/Resources

    Hey all, just wanted to ask a couple of questions regarding Player Agents and players out of contract. I am involved with a semi - professional club in Australia and we are keen to sign a player that is interested to come down to Adelaide and play. Just wanted to know how to go about it? Does...
  8. steveo

    Break the silence2; Three UK schoolgirls 'travelling to Syria'

    Who cares? They obviously got the money for the flights, why the fuss. Let them get on with it and lets not waste Police resources trying to stop them. Good riddance to bad rubbish.
  9. Martin right to keep with Brown

    Some fans on here were calling for Brown to go only a few weeks ago but here we are in 5th place and a very good chance of going up. yes things are not perfect and three 0-0 draws at home on the trot are not ideal and the defeat to Chester was very disappointing but for the resources we have we...
  10. amsemp

    Phil Brown Friday Caption Competition...

    It's been a while! "Not again, where are the rest of the Village People?!"
  11. yogi bear up the cagire

    The year's biggest waste of police resources?

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/metropolitan-police-rule-out-sas-role-in-princess-diana-and-dodi-al-fayed-deaths-9009715.html Look, I don't know whether the SAS were involved in the death of Princess Diana, I certainly wouldn't discount the possibility. However what I do know...
  12. Teaching method research

    Hi all, In preparation for a coursework project which I hope to develop into an online business, I'm looking to conduct research into teachers' use of online resources in preparing lessons. If anybody who works in a school would be willing to distribute a questionnaire to some teachers for me...
  13. Education Outcomes - A New Study

    There is a fascinating new report investigating education outcomes as a function of a number of variables. You can find the full report here. I haven't read the full thing but I have looked at the section on per pupil funding. The report finds that there is no correlation between pupil funding...
  14. Shrimpers are Magic

    too many resources perhaps?

    Would some agree with me that 55 players (perm and loan) is too many over three seasons? This doesn't include the few players we had when Sturrock came to the club or the youth players which came through either. For a club with no money I feel that is a incredible amount of bodies with sadly...
  15. Winkle

    Sturrock In!

    Why not? I cannot see for the life of me who could have done any better over the last three seasons? If there is a manager change at the end of the season then so be it but changing managers now will just be worse than ever. I am not his biggest fan but he has spent no money, and has got us to a...
  16. Winkle

    worse case senario?

    I am a tilsonite and have never hid that fact but talk of removing luggy from his job is just crazy. He is exactly what we need at the moment to try and get us up the league, an experienced manager who has been there seen it and done it. Sure I question somethings he does and don't particulary...
  17. southchurch

    Happy Birthday Ron Martin

    Happy 60th Birthday Ron. Thank you for all the hard work you have done for the blues and may you go on for many years to come.
  18. Ref Watch ..... Cup replay Brentford

    As we look to improve on a poor recent record at Griffin Park (no win for over 22 years) the man in charge of tomorrow's replay, weather permitting, is the shaven-headed 41 year old, Darren Drysdale from Lincolnshire. A sergeant in the RAF, on the human resources side, he began refereeing in...
  19. Benfleet A1

    Could Being a Sports Club Be The Way Forward

    It seems a popular concept in many parts of Europe and it seems to work very well for the likes of Red Star, Partizan and Dynamo Zegrab. I only found out today that Barcelona and Bayern Munich were sports clubs rather than just football clubs so I was wondering, could it work here. As an...
  20. 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...