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  1. Tangled up in Blue

    US's missile attacks on Syria

    Yes I know Trump has his own dedicated thread but I thought this particular issue was worthy of attention. Were the missile attacks justified? Simple question. FWIW, i voted yes, although I'm fully aware that the Leader of the PLP and the Shadow Foreign Secretary thought the US should have...
  2. South Bank Hank

    The Fate Of Our Local Rivals

    'Interesting' to see our local 'rivals' Orient and Col U floundering at the foot of the League 2 table with the trapdoor of relegation from the Football League a potential reality. Wondered how we felt about that? For me, I only "hate" them on the day then get on with my life. I certainly...
  3. Barry.C

    Question How much should? could? we strengthen

    I've just noticed that since the Ist October and the closed period only 4 clubs have not added to their squad, us being one of them. During this period, following the transfer deadline, clubs of course can only bring in loan or unattached players. Not exactly quiet, 43 players have been signed...
  4. Benfleet A1

    James Blunt and the Jealous Shadow Minister

    Anyone else see this? Chris Bryant,the shadow Culture Minister took a direct swipe at James Blunt by name dropping him while bitching about too many people from boarding school backgrounds being in music, films and TV, etc. Blunt rightly took offence and below is his reply...
  5. Bury FC - nice to know we're all in the same boat

    A nice little article on the guardian website http://www.theguardian.com/football/david-conn-inside-sport-blog/2014/nov/12/bury-high-interest-loans-shadow-recovery So in other words Bury are living above their means which will of course have dire consequences somewhere down the line (as I read it).
  6. Uncle Leo

    Politics in 2014

    Just seen this press release from our PR team with some special bets for 2014. Interesting (but not surprising) to see UKIP favourites for most seats at the Europeans. Who'd have thought that a few years ago? Ladbrokes latest betting 2014 Political predictions Scottish Independence referendum...
  7. How is it possible?

    Dagenham spend lumps of money on their ground, Dagenham have a squad of 24 with 2 on loan, Dagenham (as far as I know)don't have massive debts, Dagenham average 2000 home crowds, Southend in comparison are a pale shadow even though we almost treble their crowd,It's bloody annoying.
  8. Eastwood...

    According to CP last night Freddy seemed a mere shadow of his former glory, i kind of feel we're at a loss with what to do with him... he's obviously going to be on a bigger wage than most of playing staff yet is not even getting sub appearances with Luggy rather bringing on Lavery in front of...
  9. Beginning of the end for how many clubs?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21238173 Just how many clubs must be in fear of legislation making their existence impossible? Nice bit; Greater representation for supporters and tackling issues that concern them such as ownership and effective financial regulation is an issue critics...
  10. Custard Splat

    Memory Lane Greatest Zone post/thread ever!

    Inspired by Pubey's thread about greatest posts of 2012, just spent some time hunting out some of my favourites from years gone by. Some cracking stuff out there... I'll kick off with a couple of gems... Cockles adventures in Leyton (couldn't qoute so follow link!)...
  11. steveo

    Is this woman a racist?

    Should be forced to resign.
  12. Me and my son

    Hi First match I can remember going to is Southend vs Chelsea at the hall sometime in the mid 70's - Went in a Chelsea supporter and came out a Southend United fan The decades since then I've been going very sporadically until the last two seasons where I have been taking our football mad son...
  13. Winkle

    The price of Missiles!

    As quoted in todays paper "Defence expert Francis Tusa said yesterday Britain pays around £1.5million for a pair of air-launched Storm Shadow bombs. Each sea-launched Tomahawk sets us back about £900,000 a throw. And Mr Tusa, editor of Defence Analysis, said Tornado jets cost £40,000 to be in...
  14. Tangled up in Blue

    Johnson resigns as Shadow Chancellor

    http://gu.com/p/2mh7z Interesting.My money's on Ed Balls to take over.He'll make it a lot hotter for Osborne.
  15. DoDTS

    Chesterfield another penalty ridden game 1939

    Well history doesn't exactly repeat itself but there are distinct similarities: Monday 16th January 1939 SOUTHEND UNITED 4-3 CHESTERFIELD (after extra time) F.A. Cup Round 3 Replay Sensation followed sensation in a series of breathtaking thrills in Southend United’s replayed third round tie...
  16. palexander

    Typical night at the Community Stadium

    Saw this on Football 365. Always nice to have a chuckle at the neighbours...
  17. DoDTS

    Southend United under the Shadow of War

    “Southend United Under the Shadow of War” is my next book which should be published this coming November. For those that have seen my previous effort the “Forgotten Years of the Kursaal” the format is much the same, match reports intermingled with snippets from the local paper, and is my attempt...
  18. Thorpe Groyney

    The Budget - It Didn't Take Them Long, Did It?

    So VAT is up to 20%. Which is very much at odds with what they said here on 9 August 2009 on the Andrew Marr Show: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/8192095.stm ("The Tories have "absolutely no plans" to increase VAT to 20% if they win the next general election, shadow health secretary Andrew...
  19. pickledseal

    Conservative Romford MP

    If Rosindell is Shadow Home Affairs Minister with special responsibility for Animal Welfare, why is he about to 'enter' a poor dog....? http://www.facebook.com/andrew.rosindell
  20. Xavi Takes Centre Stage in Football Spectacle

    When two teams of the highest calibre collide, it wouldn’t be beyond the realms of possibility that they negate each other and the feature becomes something of an anti-climax. Not when Arsene Wenger and Pep Guardiola are around. No. This was special. Barcelona flew out of the traps as if to...