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  1. danburyshrimper

    I wonder if .........

    I wonder if our new manager loses his Wembley Scissors/Paper/Stone best of 3 with Paul Sturrock , whether he will soon feature on this list .... ? http://www.sport.co.uk/features/top-ten-shortest-spells-in-management/324 :facepalm:
  2. Southampton Shrimper

    The Squad of 1989-90

    Three weeks ago, The Football League Paper featured our 4th Division promotion-winning squad of 1989-90 in their Where Are They Now? feature. The article was based on Bernie Friend's book Red Card Roy, with quotes from the book from Roy, and then the article went on to report where all the...
  3. Napster

    ORM/Buddhism/Southend players

    Just seen the relevation that ORM is considering buddhism. With this in mind: what Southend player would you like to be reincarnated as: given their career, their earnings, respect etc? I'd go for Spencer Prior - played in Europe, played in the top division, won promotions for us in two...
  4. Southend United Football Club

    A Night with Roy McDonough (+ David Crown & John Motson)

    Southend United will be holding a Pie and a Pint night with Blues legend Roy McDonough in September. The former Roots Hall favourite will be in the Shrimpers Bar on Friday, 7th September at 8:00pm for a night hosted by David Crown to take questions from Southend fans and recall some of his...
  5. Looks like the play-offs

    If you break our season down into quarters (4 lots of 9 games), we have taken 16, 25, 11 and 12 points in these spells. If you take out the "freaky" spell of 25 points, it still means that we are averaging 13 points per 9 games. If we get a further 13 points in the next 9 plus a win in match 46...
  6. Bexley Blue

    Question Youngsters loans and work experience

    In my role as SUFC researcher for the Football Manager games, it's my job to keep the playing history of SUFC players up-to-date. I have found out in my four years of doing this job that Southend United are awful at keeping fans informed of the loan spells of youth or young players. A lot of...
  7. canveyshrimper

    Wimbledon 2011

    Who is going to win this year? The Women's looks to be open with Clijsters withdrawing because of injury and both Williams sisters coming back after long spells out with injury. Be nice to see Maria Sharapova grunt her way to another title. I think the Men may be a bit easier to predict as...
  8. Smiffy

    Morris or Evans?

    With Danny Bentley being offered a Pro deal. I think that spells the end for one of our GK's at least. So, we haven't had one of these for a while! Who would you show the door to this summer? Morris or Evans? or would you like to keep both on the books?..
  9. Rusty Shackleford

    Iran threaten to boycott games in the name of anti-Semitism

    So the 2012 looks like Zion. And the Jews are running the whole show as normal. Very good analysis in Robin Shepherd's blog: In an anti-Semitic slur that would not have looked out of place in Germany in 1935, Iran has launched an official complaint over the logo for the London Olympics in 2012...
  10. Les Stubbs

    With regret I bring the news of the passing today of former Southend United player Les Stubbs. Les had two spells with the club as well as playing for Chelsea where he won the first division championship in 1955. He also played locally with Great Wakering Rovers who he turned out for until he...
  11. There may be trouble ahead...

    Oh dear, oh dear.... On that showing, relegation is a real possibility. Totally clueless, ineffective and downright sh*t. The problems, well, where to start? Firstly - Long ball football; Reality hit home today. Hard. Under Tilly we constantly tried to get the ball down and play football...
  12. Our League Two Record

    I heard a "This time next year we'll be Champions" chant at both Stockport and Southampton games so I thought I would provide some food for thought for anyone expecting an immediate return to League One... We have spent 20 seasons in fourth tier in 6 separate spells including 7 finishes in...
  13. TrueBlue

    Yemi Abiodun

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yemi_Abiodun#Career Oh dear Yemi has been a naughty boy! Born in London, Abiodun played youth football with Millwall and Norwich City.[1] He signed a professional contract with Southend United in June 1999, making his first team debut in August 1999. Abiodun left...
  14. DTS

    Question SZ first ever French POTY awards.

    As sadly for them it seems highly unlikely that any of the lads from across the channel with feature in the actual POTY awards this season I thought it only fair to give them there own awards. Its a tough call so here to help you out is our Gael with a quick reminder. "Ladies and Gentlemen...
  15. maninasuitcase

    James Lindie

    James Lindie has joined Blue Square South club St Albans City after training with the club and impressing in a trial. After being released by us last year Lindie has had spells at Bishop`s Stortford and Ebbsfleet United.
  16. southend4ever

    Adrian Clarke - SMS

    I was not aware that Adrian set up the SMS service!! Good luck to the fellow: http://soccerlens.com/interview-with-former-arsenal-and-southend-player-adrian-clarke/3768/ Although, this interview seems to disapper 5 seconds after loading so I will copy and paste for those interested. Soccerlens...
  17. 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...
  18. DoDTS

    Memory Lane Episode No 1 Season 1931-32

    As I have posted previously I have an article printed in every official programme this season telling the story of Season 1931-32 in 23 episides. It has been pointed out to me that not everybody attendes every match and not everyone buys a programme, so I thought I would post them here again if...
  19. maninasuitcase

    Danny Webb

    As he has never really made it as a striker, he's now playing centre half for Salisbury City. DANIEL WEBB (Defender) – Joined Salisbury in November 2008 after a short spell with Havant & Waterlooville. Danny began his career at Southampton before transferring to Southend United in 2000. He...
  20. Ayrshire Blue

    Pre-Match Thread AB's Huddersfield Preview

    Southend United vs Huddersfield Town 8/8/2009 Southend kick off the 2009-10 season with a tough fixture against big spending Huddersfield Town. The game marks the return of former on loan striker Theo Robinson and reigning Player of the Season Peter Clarke. Huddersfield have been the League...