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  1. Impact of new airport on SUFC

    I'm going to try again with this post as the first one got deleted by mods... I'm reposting as genuinely believe amonst the numerous rumour/battle of ect ect threads there's room for a bit of intelligent discussion!! Yesterdays London Evening Standard ran a front page article on the...
  2. Ref Watch ..... Gillingham (make or break)

    The referee for tomorrow evening's match was to have been the quite highly rated James Linington from the Isle of Wight, but it will now be a first year referee Brendan Malone from Salisbury making his Roots Hall debut. This will be his second Southend match, having previously refereed the...
  3. Question Can we afford promotion ?

    We can't afford promotion in my opinion. Where is the money going to come from to pay higher wages in Lge 1 ? This squad of players won't hold their own without some significant additions. It's a viscious circle now that RM has ****ed the club up. So we go up and don't add any decent...
  4. Hawkwell Blue

    Football League Response re Accrington Game

    Ever felt you were the victim of a standard reply...gee thanks FL! I have heard nothing from Accrington while SUFC did acknowledge my e-mail but had nothing to answer, I just copied them in. Here it the FL reply to my e-mail that is below... Nick, Thank you for your email regarding the...
  5. Ref Watch .... Barnet

    The original appointee was Simon Hooper, but that has now been changed. Man in charge tonight is Dave Phillips from Sussex, refereeing his fifth Southend match. First was Huddersfield at home two years ago (lost 1-0), second was away ay Yeovil last year (lost again, sent off Morrison) and then...
  6. Oil Company Profits

    So, in the interests of informed debate, the oil majors published their year end results this week. With the exception of BP (for obvious reasons), they all posted significant profit increases. Is this a good thing or a bad thing?
  7. Ref Watch ..... Lincoln

    For tomorrow's match against a Lincoln side, which will be managed by the son of the late ex-Shrimper Keith Lindsey, the man in the middle is second year Football League referee, Darren Sheldrake from Kingston in Surrey. His refereeing career has progressed quickly making the National List just...
  8. Thoughts of a first time poster

    The club has been in freefall, but now seems to have stabilised somewhat, albelt with a fairly mediocre side in a fairly mediocre league. As a first time poster I thought you might like my thoughts. On the pitch we have seen a significant change in the system we play. I am still struggling to...
  9. Post-Match Thread and Ratings Southend United 1-1 Stockport County

    What a game!!! This is my first post... Listening to 'Player,' for my first live game after 15 years of being a Southend supporter... I am sitting in Newman a mining town in Western Australia... Despite the controversy, loving every bit of it... including that I am now receiving of air BBC Essex...
  10. Cricko

    Question Shoot Magazine.

    Any of our members fancy doing a regular write up on SUFC for Shoot Magazine..Pm me and I will pass on the email address for you to contact them. Hi there, I write for Shoot magazine and we are looking to start a new feature this season which covers all 92 league clubs! Therefore, we require a...
  11. Supershrimper

    Articles in Todays Echo - Dated 2/07/2010

    This has been copied word for word from todays echo. The two page spread on pages 8-9. A Lot of it is what we knew already, we up a creak without a paddle, and most probably a raft as well. Taxman Targets Blues…Again (Taken from the Echo, pages 8-9) This time the club owes £200,000...
  12. MrB

    FC - Final Match

    ShrimperZone CC v AFC Wimbledon How we could have done with this game mid season. Mostly reserve line up looking to bat out 3 days for gate receipts. We're already promoted so fairly insignificant other than for morale. Anyone got something more relevant?
  13. South Bank Hank

    ShrimperZone Board Upgrade

    As many of you are aware, we've been planning a major upgrade to ShrimperZone for some time. Rather than a minor tweak here and there, the upgrade will see a significant number of new features, widgets, gizmos, bells and whistles for all of our users and a whole host of stuff for us owners to...
  14. Tangled up in Blue

    The debt debate-The Observer

    Sport Football Business The debt debateObserver Sport asks experts from the worlds of football and finance what can and should be done The Observer, Sunday 31 January 2010 Article history GREG DYKE Chairman, Brentford Former BBC director-general, former Man United director and Glazers...
  15. southend4ever

    Cheap Gifts to Keep the Doris Happy

    Dear all, I was thinking when I received 2 PMs in the space of a week and had to turn down a beer before a Southend game due to prior commitments with the bird that I should start sorting my priorities. She is a good lass. However, not comparable to football. I hate that she does not like...
  16. Tangled up in Blue

    Rise in hate crime follows BNP council election victoriesBuzz

    <Robert Booth guardian.co.uk, Friday 15 January 2010 19.20 GMT Article historyReports of racial and religiously motivated crime rose following the election of British National party councillors in several far- right strongholds, police statistics have revealed. Complaints of hate crime...
  17. Whats your fine?

    Ok, here it is, the quiz that has swept through Facebook. If you've done any of the following you add it to your tally. (note- not the AMOUNT of times you have done any of them, just if you have then add once.) Then at the end you state what your fine is... (the maximum fine is £1665) Smoked...
  18. southend4ever

    Paris or Nikki Hilton?

    I wish to take this one to vote. Both have been in the papers a significant amount recently so I would like the opinion of SZ. Who would you rather sink your nuts into? Please search further images if unsure. I think that is a good shot of Paris but am limited to what I would select due to bans...
  19. ldnfatso

    Only a man would attempt this!

    Pocket Tazer Stun Gun, a great gift for the wife... A guy who purchased his lovely wife a pocket Tazer for their anniversary submitted this to a forum: Last weekend I saw something at Larry's Pistol & Pawn Shop that sparked my interest... The occasion was our 15th anniversary and I was...
  20. Ref Watch ..... Norwich

    Our last three home games have produced no less than 24 yellow cards. Who is the man charged with keeping this impressive run going? Well, tomorrow night's match against Norwich will be refereed by the experienced official, Phil Crossley, from Bromley in Kent. This would be his eighth season...