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  1. wildheart

    My friendly invasion - Its was all big Bill Garners fault!

    My friendly invasion Many years ago, in fact it was 23rd July 1985 I was lounging in the sunshine in Southchurch Park in Southend it was a Sunday. The reason for me being prostrate on this beautiful Sunday was I was watching a one day match between Essex and it could have been Warwickshire or...
  2. leeblue

    Play offs / doing a Barnsley

    I'm a little loved up at the moment...my all time favourite Southend player is now gaffer and has thus far had an amazing start. Three wins on the spin and all against very good teams in our division...well 1st 4th and 8th in our division. Now only 9 points off the play offs...i know it's all...
  3. Good article -

    in present circumstances its easy to just see the political spin on this piece but fair play to the young professionals featured - Elvis, Harry K and Dru have all been introduced to league 1 football and all could probably go and earn a living from the game for the next ten years - and of...
  4. RHB

    We've lost two on the trot - What to do?

    First Bolton and now Charlton, two defeats and the wheels have fallen off, what the **** is going on? What can I do to advertise my total state of upset and disappointment. I know, I'll start a thread about Striker options on the bench that way I can really get posters...
  5. Meaningless Stat

    What is it with this obsession by the media of a manager's "win percentage"? Don't they realise that this figure only shows part of the story. An example (if indeed we should need one):- Manager A. 20 games as manager, Won 10 Lost 10. Win % 50%. Manager B. 20 games as manager, Won 8 Drawn 8...
  6. Medway Blue

    STAR WARS thread - for those who have seen it and want an outlet to talk about it!

    SPOILER ALERT!! Not in this post per se, but definitely in the thread. I've seen it, I loved it. I knew I was a SW geek but didn't realise the film would have this effect on me. I've been grinning like the Cheshire Cat ever since 2.45am yesterday when I finished watching it. My head is...
  7. Good Stats / Bad Stats

    It is raining and I'm still hacked off at our unlucky defeat yesterday. Now we all know that putting a different spin on things can sometimes distort the reality ever so slightly , so in the spirit of equality , I will do a bit of both. Bad 1. Bottom 4 2. Equal fewest League 1 goals ( with...
  8. ColinMorrisWalksOnWater

    Our Spine

    Many people say that the strength of a team can be gauged by the spine that it contains. (keeper, CB, CM, CF). After today's news our Spine could* aleady consist of: (* subject to further additions). Bentley, Barrett, Timlin, Mooney Now we know about the first three, but if you haven't...
  9. Blueronron

    A question for our Accountants on here re VAT

    Help from any of our accountants on here I have a UK VAT registered company,which has provided secretarial fees to a German company who has supplied their DE number Do I charge them VAT on my services or as EU company do I disregard the VAT Looked at VAT help page and my head is spinning...
  10. Cricko

    Todays "English" Media.

    Why is the public media mostly controlled by the rich tax exiles.. I posted this elsewhere so have copied it in here. ..Today's popular media and unfortunately 2 of the top selling papers are run by The Tories...The Sun and Sky- Rupert Murdoch, nothing to do with the country apart from wanting...
  11. Firestorm

    Chris Ramsey

    Is one of the Staff taking charge of QPR this weekend. Harry would be spinning......
  12. New Sponsors

    I work for Insure&Go and overheard a conversation regarding our sponsorship ending with Southend and they will not be renewing the deal! So looks as though we getting a new sponsor. Any heads of who it will be? Im sure we will get the usual Sainsbury remarks and spin on Ron.
  13. Game of Zones - spin-off thread

    For GOT fans, which zoners are which characters? MK Shrimper... :smile:
  14. sillyshrimper

    What went wrong?

    We are of course now over the 12 (or 13?) match winless run we had and have since won three on the spin. But what can we put this sudden change down to? Was it something we were doing wrong before or something we are doing right now? Can we put this down to the arrival of Loza and Murphy? It all...
  15. danburyshrimper

    A positive spin on things.....

    Reasons to be cheerful + feel POSITIVE for tonights big match: We are unbeaten in 3 matches Bentley is looking unbeatable and has kept clean sheets in last 2 games We have a new Big , speedy , prolific striker from a Premiership club making his home debut We also have 2 young impressive...
  16. Barren winter = barren future ?

    Some experts are predicting that we are due to experience the worst winter for 60 years ("100 days of heavy snow" etc). Bearing in mind that the awful winter of 1963 decimated the Football League programme, with some teams not playing for fully two months, I really fear for our cash flow. Say we...
  17. Benfleet A1

    Did I Spot Our Man In Penzance

    For the last two weeks I have been lurking in Cornwall with the wife and kids. Now for someone who has been going down that neck of the woods for 30+ years you might have thought I would have pretty much covered the lot but nope, I doubt I have even scratched the surface. One of the places I...
  18. Massimo Giovanni

    Where are today's heroes?

    In the "good old days" we had the likes of Peter Butler, Paul Clark, Dave Martin, Super Roy, Andy Ansah, Ricki Otto, Spinner, Chris Powell etc etc. These players had different styles and skills BUT what they had in common was entertainment and commitment with a noticeable presence where/when it...
  19. Poker Player Ron shows his hand!!!!!!!!

    Once again card playing Ron gives out the same old signals! So, Poker Player Ron is getting boring! :finger: Same old line of years back. In his programme notes apparently he states :- couple of issues to iron out then full steam ahead. ----- he can tie up loose ends. States he will keep...
  20. Help Please

    I have had a team going since Dec 07. I've ignored it for a couple of years and have finally broken through to England League IV. Not doing too badly and looks like i'll stay up. However, My key players are getting old and i'm not sure what to do. Any thoughts what I should do from here...