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  1. Tarquin Fauntleroy

    Guilty Pleasures

    Hey Chaps! What are your guilty pleasures? Any TV programmes, music, films, games, hobbies, food etc that may be considered 'uncool' or 'naff' that you actually like. It doesn't have to be sexual and preferably nothing weird or offensive. I'll start the ball rolling: - The Carpenters...
  2. wally4pm

    Pre-Match Thread Southend United v Charlton Athletic

    Lets set the ball rolling. Line up same as against Wimbledon , injuries permitting, and another fine 2-0 win for the Blues.
  3. South Bank Hank

    All New Southend United Christmas XI

    Five years ago we came up with the following team: Despite the sheer GENIUS of Brussel Williamson (well played Cricko!), I think it's beatable and I'll start the ball rolling with Flahavan and Hunt... GK: (Christmas) Carol Flahavan RB: White Christmas CB: CB: LB: RM: CM: CM: LM...
  4. Floval Flyer

    SUFC 'sponsored' XI

    To get things rolling; Southend players that sound like brand names... 1. 2. 3. Ben Coca (Cola) 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Simon Crocs 11. Subs:
  5. amsemp

    I seem to have unintentionally acquired a cat...

    Slightly random, I know. But about 3 months ago, a cat started appearing in our back garden on a pretty consistent basis. He then started noticing when we were getting home from work and waiting for the back gate to open before darting in and sitting in/rolling around in the garden wanting us to...
  6. Jam_Man

    The World is Flat

    Watched The Martian today and loved it, read the book which was a bit meh but the film far more entertaining. That led me to have a look at NASA's facebook page and all fascinating stuff about what they are doing to get to Mars. What I also found was bewildering though. There are a lot of...
  7. rlb999

    Likes, Fatso Points

    A couple of gripes here. Since 'likes' have come in, which are quick and easy, do fatso points get used any more? I'm sure the mods must have some figures on this. I actually preferred it when it was just fatso points - it meant if you liked or disliked something you had to comment on why -...
  8. Thailand

    Anyone else feel uneasy about this terrible event. The bomber decided to dress in stand out clothing a bright yellow top,but for me the camera operator was either eagle eyed or something slightly sinister. How on earth did the operator pick the bomber out from the crowd?He/she then captured...
  9. Ron Manager

    Home Loan questions

    Been 8 years since I had any involvement in the UK mortgage industry and I know the whole industry has changed quite a bit since then, so wonder if anyone working in it (maybe as a broker) could answer my questions? We still own our home in Westcliff which is rented out, I figure about 50-60%...
  10. Fred

    Travel arrangements

    Just thought I'd get the ball rolling by starting this thread. It appears that there are no engineering works planned for next Saturday on both train services into London. C2c have said they are laying on extra carriages only, and I await a response from Greater Anglia.
  11. Who's travelling the furthest for Wembley?

    Right, lets start the ball rolling. My eldest son & Daughter in Law, live in Upper Manhattan, New York, and are flying over for the game. 3,000 + miles each way. Anyone coming from further afield?.
  12. Silencer

    Whilst we are in a moaning mood - Steve Kavanagh, is he a success?

    Chatting with fellow fans last night, Steve Kavanagh was mentioned as we questioned what he actually has contributed to the playing success of the club. What is his actual role, I seem to recall he was responsible for the success on and off the pitch the pitch and in building...
  13. Tangled up in Blue

    Trolling

    http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/aug/25/web-trolls-anonymity-huffington-post?CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2&et_cid=46604&et_rid=1099902&Linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.theguardian.com%2ftechnology%2f2013%2faug%2f25%2fweb-trolls-anonymity-huffington-post 1.Is a troll just anyone you disagree with online...
  14. Firestorm

    Garden Services

    As I am laid up at the moment I (well Mrs FS to be fair) need some assistance . Does anyone know of a decent , reasonable gardener, in the east of the Town (shoebury etc) who would mow a couple of lawns and also do a tip run to clear a load of garden waste ? Thought I'd have a quick ask before...
  15. It's All Over Now

    Enjoy Wembley and/or The Rolling Stones at Glastonbury. 2-2 aint good enough by far :-(
  16. danburyshrimper

    Question How much money is Southend Utd losing each week?

    Its great that we've got a cluster of big home matches coming up , some tv money rolling in , greater all round interest in the club, Wembley within touching distance .....but does anyone know how much we are losing each week now? Despite often hearing the old "we've only got a small squad"...
  17. Poetry Corner

    I am a new poster who has spent a wee while observing some of the comings & goings on this site & it appears that we are a diverse bunch who are receptive to many topics & discussions. In order to address my own previous misdeamenours as the evil nanny in The Omen I have turned my hand to poetry...
  18. TrueBlue

    GTA V details....

    The first of many GTAV previews to come starts today with Game Informer's article hitting the digital newsstand. Continue reading below for our bullet pointed summary of all the important and interesting facts, and discuss further on GTA Forums: General Information: There are 3 playable...
  19. Suffolk Shrimper In Dorset

    Rolling Stones Tickets

    In the forlorn hope that someone out there might have a couple of tickets (or three or more .....) for the O2 gigs next month going spare or know someone who could help do please please let me know. Never got thro' on the website and was all sold out in a blink. Never seen them live but it's...
  20. Razam

    Anyone good at writing Business Proposals *cough-begging letter-cough*??

    I know the likelyhood of anyof these taking over is very remote, but....
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