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  1. Benfleet A1

    The UK Towns & Cities With The Highest And Lowest Wages

    It's on the BBC News website ( could someone kindly chuck a link up please) And sitting pretty rock bottom is......... Southend. What needs to be done to improve the fortunes of the 'old girl'.
  2. Pub bands

    Anyone who likes bands, there is an excellent rock cover band who are playing up The Half Moon Rayleigh, this Saturday night, they are called The Rising, a Muse clip here https://youtu.be/zg8mmNYq5rs they kick off around 9, it's normally a good night, a decent pub and is the only one in Rayleigh...
  3. The Eternal Optimist

    Question Centre Back Solution, knee jerk reaction or the ramblings of a madman?

    If Bilel Mohsni was available to fill in at centre back would you welcome him back? 1) Yes, welcome back Bilel all is forgiven :Worthy: 2) Yes, but only on a short term deal to get us out of a hole :thumbsup: 3) No, we are not at rock bottom just yet :stunned: 4) No, no, no, keep that maniac...
  4. RHB

    Michael Gove

    As time moves on from Michael's dishonourable discharge from the Tory front ranks, he is just now slithering out from under the political rock he has been sheltering under. A few newspaper interviews, some sort of non job to do with Brexit and David Davis's team and now a Sunday morning...
  5. shrimperjon

    Spare a thought!

    So my son has signed for a new team, his first participation is to play in a tournament at the ground of Colshite Utd, actually on the pitch. Even at ten years old he understands the rivalry to the extent that he said maybe he shouldn't play! My question is should I go in my colours? If we go...
  6. chants

    can someone enlighten me as to the ,er "lyrics" to a couple of the chants that rock around roots hall....firstly the one that was chanted for a good few minutes at the beginning and end of the game with the drummer going a bit nuts!!! ..secondly the one that goes woah woah woaaaah....i feel im...
  7. Uncle Leo

    Best cover versions

    This tweet from a fellow Southend fan yesterday got me thinking... 582938081956929537 My answer was Lonnie Donegan's version of 'Rock Island Line' and also Blur's 'M.O.R.' which isn't officially a cover of Bowie's 'Boys Keep Swinging' but comes very close to the mark. Countless others though...
  8. Rob Noxious

    Memory Lane Southend Rock

    With thanks to The Seventies North Bank, I've just had a look an' listen to this great short film about some fine bands and musicians from Southend and Canvey from the early 1960s up to the '80s >https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPjhnhk7iaE < including The Paramounts, Procol Harum, Mickey Jupp...
  9. Kent Shrimper

    We Will Rock You Parody

    Our industry (promotional merchandise) has a "week" each year to promote all that is great about branded giveaways. Everyone does there bit and this year the theme was Promotional Merchandise ROCKS. Here is my company's effort, what do you think? http://youtu.be/aWi7SHVtB0w
  10. leeblue

    Pre-Match Thread Burton albion

    Cant see an official one so here goes. Will there be a surprise from mr brown.....im thinking a bit of straker in place of murphy.....only as I see straker being better in the defensive area. Apart from that the team is no secret. We need a big game from hurst and Lenny, if those two play well...
  11. RobM

    Drummer needed for rock-ish band

    OK I need a drummer to complete a rock band. We do Blondie, Ramones, Greenday , The Who. It's a new venture, we have maybe a dozen songs and are looking to do open mic' nights very soon. PM for more please.
  12. Ref Watch ....... Chesterfield A

    Tomorrow's tricky looking fixture will be refereed by one of the League's newest officials with the man-in-black (or purple, grey or yellow) being Sebastian Stockbridge from Penshaw in Sunderland. This will be his third ever League match. The previous two were Fleetwood 3 v 1 Dagenham (2...
  13. South Bank Hank

    Breaking News Sneak Peak at Preparations for Sunday - PICS from Wembley

    Did the Wembley Stadium tour today (which is fantastic by the way if you get the chance!) but the timing today was perfect. Just as we stepped out into the seating area, they started the dress rehearsals... The pitch looks amazing and, even empty, the buzz inside Wembley is awe-inspiring...
  14. Darwin awards 2012.

    Darwin Awards 2012 Eighth Place In Detroit, a 41-year-old man got stuck and drowned in two feet of water after squeezing head first through an 18-inch-wide sewer grate to retrieve his car keys. Seventh Place A 49-year-old San Francisco stockbroker, who "totally zoned when he ran"...
  15. OldBlueLady

    I'm a Celebrity get me out of here

    Starts tomorrow night, 10 contestants, plus a couple of spaces for wild card additions. What say the wider SZ public, shall we undertake our usual sweepstake....£10 entry, half of which to the Zone for running costs and half to the winner? Contestants as follows: Helen Flanagan - our Rawsie...
  16. Uncle Leo

    Southend in song

    A colleague recently alerted me to the Half Man Half Biscuit song 'Rock And Roll Is Full Of Bad Wools', which features the lines: But then, disastrously They ask him casually &#8220;You come from Leigh-On-Sea, Do you ever get to Roots Hall?&#8221; Which to him means **** all (Full lyrics here)...
  17. Evening Echo

    Post-Match Thread and Ratings Rotherham United 0-3 Southend United

    A SECOND half brace from Britt Assombalonga helped Southend United record a fantastic 3-0 win at Rotherham this afternoon. More...
  18. Ben Folds Five

    I know there are some big BF5 fans lurking on here. They've reformed and planning a big UK tour this year. Exciting or what! If you've not hear of them or seen them, then give them a go - they're great! O2 Academy Bournemouth (November 23) Nottingham Rock City (24) Dublin Vicar Street (26) O2...
  19. GrumpyBlue

    RIP Jim Marshall

    The man who put the volume into rock - well he made me sound loud anyway :Worthy:
  20. Napster

    Kursaal Flyers

    Just been on BBC3- Top of the Pops 1976, with Jimmy Saville - special mention for Southend and pieces of rock.