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  1. EnglandShrimper

    San Diego/Las Vegas/San Francisco/LA

    Evening Guys and Girls, Off on a trip and taking in all these places looking for recommendations on what to see/do etc. What should I definitely not miss? Where should we stay between Las Vegas and SF? Yosemite? 2 Adults, no children. Thanks in advance. ES
  2. Traditions on Christmas Eve

    Morning all, I was just having a chat with one of my colleagues and we were talking about what traditions we do on Christmas eve. We normally accumulate a lot of chocolate, nuts, biscuits etc. for a table which we cannot touch before Christmas eve. I also watch the following films without...
  3. Woofers wanted.

    A woofer is a person thats works for feck all for five hours a day but gets three meals a day and accommodation free and gets the chance to try out another country whilst helping the host make a fortune from slave labour. Would be good for a ny youngster studying FRench or for any youngster...
  4. Napster

    Dominic Iorfa jnr

    Nice article today in the Sun about him and his career.
  5. Tangled up in Blue

    Real Madrid v San Lorenzo

    Enjoyed watching the final of the Club World Cup between Real Madrid 2 and San Lorenzo 0 yesterday. According to the commentators, SL ("The Pope's team") are one of the strongest teams to have won the Copa de Libertadores in recent years, (as it happens I saw them play twice in Argentina last...
  6. Ref Watch ........ Burton H

    Tomorrow night's referee, Charles Breakspear from Walton-on-Thames, has refereed two Southend matches before and in both of them he sent off an opposing player. Sadly we only got a defeat and a draw (and subsequent penalty shoot-out defeat) to show for our numerical advantage. So, third time...
  7. Barry.C

    Santa zones out on Shrimps

    From the 13th December to the 3rd of January we play 5 games. In this critical Xmas 3 week period the following are our opponents: 13th. Wycombe. Away. 19th. Burton. Home. 26th. Cambridge. Away. 28th. Dagenham. Home and. 3rd. Jan. Northampton. Away A total...
  8. Ref Watch Walsall (H) League Cup 1

    Tomorrow's referee needs little introduction; he is the youthful looking Gavin Ward from Oxted in Surrey who will be doing his first competitive match of the season. His four most recent Southend matches were definitely some of his better ones, taking charge of the entertaining home 0-0 with...
  9. 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...
  10. Tangled up in Blue

    Argentinian/South American football

    Enjoyed seeing three games in our fortnight's visit to Buenos Aires over Easter. River Plate v Rafaela,Bocca V San Lorenzo and San Lorenzo v Gremio (Copa de Libertadores). Had no idea SL were a BA team (apparently the Pope's team no less).Great atmosphere there too- easily comparable with that...
  11. Ref Watch ........ Wycombe H

    Tomorrow sees our 6th ever home League match against Wycombe. From the previous 5, we have 2 wins, 2 defeats and a draw with 7 goals apiece. Man in charge will be Mark Heywood from Northwich (not to be confused with the more experienced Mark Haywood from Wakefield). He is in his third season as...
  12. Away at Northampton from a Cobblers perspective!

    Morning all! Not on here to cause any drama, hopefully just give a little insight into our team to make sure your a little more clued up for tomorrows game:thumbsup: First and foremost well done on your season so far, you (Phil Brown more so) has surprised me by making you a solid playoff...
  13. Ref Watch ......... Millwall CUP

    Our last six home matches with Millwall have produced just a miserly 5 goals (two 0-0s, three 1-0s and a 2-0) and the last Southend player to score against Millwall at home was Nicky Bailey, some three "dream moves" ago. Anyway, the referee in charge of tomorrow's match is third year official...
  14. Uncle Leo

    Southend United in the media

    Thought I'd start a new thread as a place for people to post random bits and bobs about the club that appear in the national media. First up, we got a mention on BBC Five Live's "Fighting Talk" last Saturday when the panel were asked to name the most 'fantastically grotty' stadium in the world...
  15. Ref Watch ....... Fleetwood H

    There are two Friday night matches and the two referees allocated are Deadman and Woolmer. We've drawn the long straw and the short ref. The referee for tomorrow's match against a team we have never lost to (we've never beaten them either but let's be positive!) is therefore Andy Woolmer from...
  16. Cricko

    The Nakid Truth

    Taken from: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Naked-Truth-CameronIs-he-the-worst-prime-minister-in-British-history/349274725156523 How close was David Cameron to having a week that was not a total disaster for himself or the government. I really thought he was going to make it by Thursday,But...
  17. Ref Watch ...... Rotherham another late change

    For the second match running the original appointee has been changed. Chris Sarginson is off the match and instead we have the return of Keith Hill from Hertfordshire. He was the FA's Regional Referees Manager for the East of England but has spent the best part of the last two years in Japan on...
  18. Ref Watch ........ Gillingham home

    Our first referee of 2013 will be Andy Woolmer from Northampton. He is a very short referee with even shorter hair and, as shorter officials sometimes do, he has the capacity to be slightly officious or worse. He is in his 9th year as a League referee and has refereed Southend on very many...
  19. 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"...
  20. Ref Watch ....... Rochdale

    Our last eleven home matches against Rochale have produced 8 wins and 3 draws. The last home defeat was in 1985. These matches included a 4 goal haul, two 5s and an incredible recovery from 3-0 down at half time for a point. Anyway, the man in charge tomorrow is second year referee Carl Berry...