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  1. Slipperduke

    Nothing To Love At City Either

    I was delighted to see Manchester City lose this weekend. How appalling is that? It made me feel dirty. It is a truly sad man who takes pleasure in the misfortune of others, but it's becoming increasingly difficult to feel anything other than contempt for Roberto Mancini's men. They were well...
  2. Tangled up in Blue

    Tory cuts-warning

    News Politics George Osborne George Osborne identifies cuts for first weeks of Tory governmentShadow chancellor says £178bn fiscal deficit means he cannot wait for initial post-election budget before cutting expenditure Comments (16) Buzz up! Digg it Nicholas Watt, chief political...
  3. OldBlueLady

    Post-Match Thread and Ratings Tranmere Rovers 2-0 Southend United

    No-one bothered? Thought I'd start it as I'm likely first one up this morning - after just an hour and a half's sleep and getting in at 2.40! Huge disappointment, the team that played Friday was just completely absent for the first half, and some of them for the second too. It was like...
  4. Ron Manager

    Shrimperzone Top 50 Albums

    Of the 00's My Choices... Theses are not in any order, and pretty much rattled off by looking through my CD's and iTunes - Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am PJ Harvey - Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea The Strokes - Is This It Blur - Think Tank The Boxer Rebellion - Exits...
  5. Five Star Pac Man Reigns Supreme.

    If ever there was any doubt regarding Manny Pacquiao's claim to the pound-for-pound crown, it was swept away with a simply stunning performance last night. The Phillipino, dubbed Pac Man, stormed to a win over the supremely talented Miguel Cotto and, in doing so, claimed his fifth world title...
  6. Slipperduke

    The Ballad of Balloon Boy

    No matter how lethargic and fuzzy-headed you feel this Monday morning, no matter how unenthusiastic you were about the idea of leaving your bed, console yourself with the knowledge that at least one person out there is having it worse than you. Somewhere, presumably on Merseyside, one little boy...
  7. Ron Manager

    Southend High Street

    Went for a walk down Southend High Street yesterday for the first time in over a year. This is where you can really see how the recession has hit our town. It was quite depressing, closed down shops and those that were open had very few people in them or were slashing prices. Don't know if it...
  8. Post-Match Thread and Ratings Hull City 3-1 Southend United

    My first game of the season and I was really impressed with our performance and the confidence our players displayed when in possession, despite the fact that Hull fielding a weakened side. Mildy - 5 - I'm afraid he was the one player who didn't earn his money tonight. He had pretty much...
  9. Slipperduke

    They Miss Him

    He may not have been there in person, but His presence hung around Wembley Stadium on Sunday like an over-tanned spectre. It lurked in every corridor, loomed over every conversation and sometimes, if you listened very, very carefully to a frequency only just on the cusp of human hearing, you...
  10. 5th annual SOL family day

    From our Fellow Shrimpers on the SOL site... if you are bored tomorrow pop down.... Information on Shrimpers-on-line site I have copied and pasted the below :-) WE ALL MARCH TOGETHER This July will see the arrival of our 5th annual SOL family day and for those already familiar with...
  11. duncan bulgaria

    favourite Oasis Track

    Went to wembly saturday night to watch these boys and in the boozer beforehand we was chatting about our fav tune , out of ten of us pals we each had a different favourite track . Now i'm guessing thats the sign of a decent band if so many of your songs are good enough to be a favourite ...
  12. OldBlueLady

    Henry Allingham - 113 years old

    Happy Birthday sir, the country salutes you on this special and very appropriate day. http://uk.news.yahoo.com/4/20090606/tuk-henry-allingham-celebrates-113th-bir-dba1618.html This chap should have been nominated in the Battle of the Heroes, without any shadow of a doubt, representative of...
  13. Slipperduke

    Ancelotti Needs Time

    Roman Abramovich has made his decision. Now let's see if he'll stick with it. The appointment of Carlo Ancelotti as his fifth manager in under two years may have been met with a mixed response from the fans, but the identity of the man is less important than the duration of his tenure. Chelsea...
  14. Slipperduke

    Shakhtar Uk-reign Supreme

    Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 Werder Bremen (aet) Adriano, 25 Naldo, 35 Jadson, 97 We've been told for some time that a new footballing power is rising in the east and Shakhtar Dontesk's capture of the UEFA Cup is compelling evidence indeed . The Ukrainian giants, funded by a wealth of gas revenue and...
  15. The Youth of Today, Part II.

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  16. The Youth of Today, Part I.

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  17. Magnum PI

    Scouting at Grays

    Magnum decided to head down to Grays vs Rushden for some first hand intelligence on four of our old players. Great decision ! 0-0 Here was the lowdown Tommy Black (Centre Midfield) - Subbed after 60 minutes for a kid. Played in the centre of midfield and looked a pale shadow of the player...
  18. steveo

    Neil Warnock

    Idiot. Should have avoided defeat on the last day of the season then.
  19. Slipperduke

    Scolari's Not To Blame

    Luis Felipe Scolari may have paid the price for Chelsea's bleak midwinter, but who was really to blame for the club's decline in form? The Brazilian boss may have made mistakes in his short reign at Stamford Bridge, but he was never given the tools he needed to rebuild an ageing squad. It was...
  20. Ron Manager

    The new Minder

    Any good? Is it worth downloading or just a sad shadow of the genius that was the original?