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  1. * ORM *

    Any state pension specialists?

    I don't understand. According to one part of gov't website I only need 30 years fully paid NI to qualify for full basic state pension. Then elsewhere I check my NI contributions and I'm paid up 30 years in full but it also tells me I have made no contributions in the last 4 tax years and need to...
  2. southend_aussies

    Southend United V Accrington Stanley

    I guess as no one has started this up i'll do it with my preview into this weekend's match. Southend v Accrington Stanley: FORM: Southend: LAST 5 Peterborough 0-4 (LEAGUE CUP) FRIENDLIES: Tottenham Hotspur XI 0-6 Charlton 2-3 Millwall 1-2 Ipswich 2-1 Accrington: Bolton Wanderers 2-2...
  3. Smiffy

    Pre-Match Thread Southend United v Crewe Alexandra

    Thought I would start this one early, as there is not much else to talk about at the moment! What is your starting XI? What will the score be? Will the Blue Monday deal, boost the attendance? Will Corr & Sturrock be fit? Is this Timlin's last game before going back to Swindon? Here...
  4. pickledseal

    Crisis Open Christmas Voluneteers Needed

    This is something I do every year, only for the first two days, but something I am proud to be involved in and see first hand the amazing work that is being done, VERY CLOSE TO HOME. Urgent appeal for volunteers Dear friend, We have over 7000 volunteers signed up for Crisis Christmas. This...
  5. chadded

    The 'Stan

    First of all, I'm writing this from my perspective of the last six months, I'm no hero, but plenty of my collegues are. Hopefully no one will think I'm writing this is order to show off, or to earn rep. Indeed, please don't rep me for this at all. I realise I'm probably not the only serviceman...
  6. Kenny

    Sir Bobby Robson

    a real shame but it seems to have been on the cards for a while. From the Sun website. ----------- BOBBY ROBSON has won countless battles during a career which has earned him a permanent place in the nation’s hearts. But his latest fight, sadly, will be his last. English football’s favourite...
  7. seany t

    New music festival where you choose the bands

    Have you guys all seen this? Now Triptych is finishing, Tennents have launched a new music venture in Scotland. I've been heavily involved along the way with the branding of it, but I think its an absolutely superb idea (provided loads of ****ty Kooks fans don't get on there). This is the...
  8. Slipperduke

    Trouble In Merseyside

    They say that lightning doesn’t strike twice, but with momentum growing at both ends of Stanley Park, it looks like now might be a good time to run for cover. Everton are more than capable of finishing fourth and, at the same time, no-one would be surprised if Liverpool snaffled a sixth European...
  9. Luton in administration

    Ahead of game on Sat: Latest from PA: HATTERS IN ADMINISTRATION Struggling League One outfit Luton have been placed into administration. Insolvency specialists, The P&A Partnership, confirmed the news on Thursday evening after the club's directors were advised the Hatters could not continue...
  10. Shrimp_Stu

    You want a big TV.....

    Ok, you have the money for a 103-inch plasma screen, but unfortunately, you live in an apartment on the sixth floor in London. What do you do? Close off the road and get a crane in obviously. That was the case for one buyer of the Panasonic TH-103PZ600 screen this week. In the end, a joint...
  11. sufcintheprem


    Good enough for Interpol to write a song about one of them (presumably the best one) but are they suitable for my intermediately developed team? I've only recently considered them as I am starting to turn massive percentage profits and I reckon I could comfortably accomodate a few of them...
  12. just got back

    just got back from the game, was pretty frustrating cos we really werent direct pros: gower looked excellent, even though he was at fault for their second freddy scored, looked much more confident after it spinner was solid at centre back, perhaps more so than eagle has looked sometimes cons...
  13. C C Csiders

    Business Merger

    Sensational breaking news from the world of business. A major force in the world of travel has been unveiled today with the surprise merger of the Worldwide travel specialists Kuoni and the Irish Charter Airline Aer Lingus. From today the merged company will be known as: KuoniLingus Sorry...