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  1. Uncle Leo

    Davis Cup Final

    Elements of GB's run have been covered in the Wimbledon thread but now Andy Murray is on the verge of almost single handedly winning the competition, I guess it deserves its own one. Apologies for those who won't read The Daily Mail, but Martin Samuel does a good job here of summing up why...
  2. manor15

    Group A - Brazil, Croatia, Mexico and Cameroon

    Group A, the group of the host nation, and possibly even the favourites. It seems that the draw has been kind to Brazil, and they will be expected to qualify from the group easily. The battle for second place and qualification to the next round will be close, with all three of the other teams...
  3. Joey Barton should come out?!

    Oh dear: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2243241/Joey-Barton-footballs-gay-hero--Martin-Samuel.html And yes I know the Daily Mail write these things to get clicks and web traffic but jesus wept, this is dire.
  4. TrueBlue

    The Mario story so far.....

    £10,000 in parking fines. Car has been impounded 27 times. £300,000 fine for throwing darts at the youth team. Won £25,000 in a casino, gave £1,000 to a tramp outside the casino. Threw tomatoes at a Serie A manager. Threw Water Balloons at a Serie A disciplinary hearing. Started a fight with 4...
  5. Cricko

    The Hand of Hope

    This was sent to me on facebook today and it is truly amazing and worth sharing.I guess it isn't for the squeamish though. The story first so you don't have to look at the picture. A picture began circulating in November. It should be "The Picture of the Year," or perhaps, "Picture of the...
  6. pickledseal

    Samuel Eto'o - 60p/second deal

    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,,11860_7120109,00.html This is crazy... £1.45m a month £52,083 a day £2,170 an hour 60p a second They're also paying £22m to Inter on top of all this!! Makes me feel a little sick.
  7. Napster

    Sports Journalist awards

    Henry Winter picks up top sport journalist honour 26 August 2010 By Press Gazette Telegraph football correspondent Henry Winter, voted number one sports journalist in the UK by Press Gazette readers, was presented with a mounted set of the Sport Top 50 pages at our offices last night. Other...
  8. canveyshrimper

    Franchise FC

    There's a lovely piece in today's Mail by Martin Samuel laying into Franchise FC and Winkleman, while congratulating AFC Wimbledon their rise up the BSP. Samuel is I think the only writer working for a National daily that actually knows and cares what happened to Wimbledon FC and the way the...
  9. Chelsea Recieve Nul Points, Again

    Apparently, Carlo Ancelotti’s mother never warned him that if he pulled a funny face and the wind blew, it would stay that way. Ancelotti pulled the same expression of futile, emotionless pondering for 94 miserable minutes as Chelsea, yet again, faultered in Europe. Much had been made of...
  10. Samuel L Jackson Remakes a Classic...

  11. ESB's Champions League Run Down

    It's that time of year again. The time when the Giants of European football clamour together for one big orgy of tactical football and self-congratulation. yes, it's the Champions League group stages, and here is my run down of the groups and who to look out for. Group A On the face of it...
  12. OldBlueLady

    SZBB week 8 Eviction Night

    Oh the irony of it! Being as young Samuel is obviously engaged in something far more important, I'm re-starting the thread to avoid any confusion. Your candidates for eviction tonight are Shrimper2theCore and myself, OldBlueLady. You are voting for the person you want to EVICT Good luck to...
  13. Benji91

    player profiles brought to you by shrimperzone

    this shouldn't take too long with our massive squad, but we should create our own player profiles so when those weird northerners appear asking for help for their fanzines we have something ready. Something along the lines of: 9 lee barnard signed by Southend after his previous club spurs...
  14. Slipperduke

    Summer Madness

    Was football just waiting for me to go on holiday before it got interesting? I left for the sun-bleached Spanish countryside on the morning after the Confederations Cup Final and, no sooner had my budget airliner wobbled onto Alicante's dusty runway than the transfer market exploded. Every trip...
  15. Slipperduke

    United Blow Their Chance

    Barcelona 2-0 Manchester United Eto'o 10 Messi 70 He may have mellowed with age, enough at least to allow the dignitaries to slip a runners-up medal over his head while still smiling warmly, but Sir Alex Ferguson must be furious with the way that this Champions League final was allowed to...
  16. Slipperduke

    Cheated Chelsea Lose The Plot

    It was a night that should have been memorable for the beauty of Michael Essien's opening goal, but it is a raging Didier Drogba who will linger in the mind's eye. Furious with the referee's failure to award any one of four possible penalties, he shouted and screamed in his face before being...
  17. Slipperduke

    I wish I'd Gone To Hayes

    Barcelona 0-0 Chelsea So was it Guus Hiddink's tactics or Petr Cech's saves? Was it the referee and his failure to spot a late tug on Theirry Henry or was it Barcelona's inability to take their chances? Chelsea fans won't give two hoots. The net result of this rather grim affair was a scoreless...
  18. Hawkwell Blue

    Franchise FC

    I know I am not alone in having a real problem with what MK Dons did. Every team has to work their way up but for some reason Winkleman though that he was above all that, stole Wimbledon's identity, under the guise of saving them. Now, and when he got where he wanted to be he has admitted what...
  19. Slipperduke

    Furious Phil Unleashes Hell

    Arsenal 2-1 Hull City (Van Persie, 74) (Barmby, 12) (Gallas, 84) Phil Brown's phone will be red hot by now. In one exhilarating ten minute press conference, the furious Hull City manager unleashed a string of attacks aimed at everyone he deemed responsible for his team's exit. He accused Cesc...
  20. canveyshrimper

    Roberto di Matteo

    Apparently he and his assistant Eddie Newton have failed their UEFA A licence coaching badges and are pretty ****ed off about it. Great line by Martin Samuel in today's Mail. "Never mind you can always follow the example of their employers and nick somebody else's qualification instead."