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  1. Yorkshire Blue

    SZ's Southend United Hall of Fame - Chris Powell

    Fighting Talk on Radio 5 Live has a segment called Defending the Indefensible where pundits or comedians (note Mark Lawrensen the two are separate) are given an outrageous statement that they have to somehow justify for 30 seconds of airtime. Now I've always fancied my chances of playing devil's...
  2. Irish_Shrimper

    A SZ Squad to play SoL for Charity

    Right, I've mentioned on here a few times about the weird dreams I've been having recently, and during my hospital stint I had another one. We decided to organise a charity footie match between ShrimerZone and Shrimpers on Line, with certain conditions to prevent us putting SZ I out on the...
  3. Jonny_Stokes

    They Haunted the Os:

    #2 - Richard Cadette When we take an Orient retrospective from the early to late 1980s you can't help but be overcome with a sense of complete and utter misery. While the nation was tearing itself apart over the miner'sstrike the dear old Os were busy getting themselves relegated to Division...
  4. Slipperduke

    Question Interactive Novel Writing

    Ok, bit of a weird one this. I have here the first 1,500 words of a story, battered out in an afternoon to no distinct end or conclusion. It's a first draft, it hasn't been polished or checked and, critically, it doesn't have a direction. I was thinking of a British version of Lost/Journey To...
  5. BaileytheQuitter

    Question Best left back in recent years?

    So we've gone from Che, through to Harding, with a stint with Hammell and Mulgrew. So who out of the 4 is the best right back we have had playing for us? For me it has to be Hammell, defensively reasonably strong and a wicked set piece.
  6. Stats

    Football Players Tosh In Real Life But The Dogs Swingers On Football/Champ Manager

    For the FM/CM players out there, lets have your offerings for players who have performed miracles for you in cyberspace but in real life have flattered to deceive. I'll offer; Ibrahima Bakayoko - This boy was the Pele of the modern era back in the day, 20's galore in his attributes, guaranteed...
  7. Alex

    Where is Ademeno?

    Where is he. He is a 1st team Pro and has returned from his loan stint and played in the Essex Senior Cup and in our last reserve game. With only Hooper in the squad surely Ademeno being a recognised striker should be if not starting along side him at least be on the bench. He has even come off...
  8. Inspired by the legend that is Keith Dublin

    With our current lack of striking resources, I am reminded of the season when Dubbers had a stint up front and bagged the odd goal. Couldn't Barrett fill in as an emergency striker with Richards deputising at the back? He has a nose for goal, would win his share of headers and wouldn't put us in...
  9. southend_utd_fan

    Rosenior loses job in 10 minutes

    Leroy Rosenior has broken the record for English football's shortest managerial reign. BBC Five Live understands Rosenior lost his job at Torquay only 10 minutes after being introduced as the Devon club's new manager on Thursday. Chairman Mike Bateson called him to say he had just sold the...
  10. We Want Our Trophy Back!!

    After the misery today, and the season in general, has bought, i have a strange feeling and optimism surrounding next season. Despite the prospect of some real big teams in League One next year i really do think we'll do well next year. If you look at the football we played last season compared...
  11. KrustyTheKray

    My summing up of the Barnsley game

    Absolute shambles. The players just didn't look interested and were not up for it. Why didn't Tilson take a chance and go 3 up front when we went 2 nil down, or even at 3-0 down? Why does Tilson keep bringing everyone back to defend a corner? For f**k sake Tilly take some risks!!! We're...
  12. fredheim_holm

    Number 10

    There was a shock appearance for a slick, black haired, white centre mid for the second half against Chelmsford today. No name on his shirt, as we used the 3rd kit from last year, but i think its the morrocan that was talked about on a website a few days ago. He looked to have the potential to...
  13. Kent Shrimper

    Gombeys to fly up for Goater’s big farewell

    Latest news from the Shrimperzone official paper of choice, The Royal Gazette. A Gombey troupe is flying to England early next month to help celebrate the final game of soccer player Shaun Goater’s illustrious career. Mr. Goater, who is hanging up his boots after a 17-year stint as a...
  14. Napster

    The 1980-1 championship team

    John Walker A defender, Walker made 51 league appearances in 6Å years at Southend. In 1983 he joined the police; at 47, he is a chief inspector in Rayleigh, Essex. 2 David Cusack Signed from Sheffield Wednesday in 1978, Cusack played more than 200 times in defence for the Shrimpers and was...
  15. shrimper loz


    Saw on the BBC site the other night that Bruce Dyer has just returned to Stoke City after a 2 month loan stint at Millwall. He isn't firs't choice at the moment which is why he was shipped out on loan. He Scored a few goals at Millwall but can only presume they werent in the market for...
  16. Napster

    Ricky Otto

    Now working for the probation service in Coventry... 'Jermaine Pennant can be a role model for youngsters - just like me' says reformed bad boy Ricky Otto! By Ian Clarkson 06-July-05 Former Birmingham midfielder Ricky Otto, who knows a thing or two about transgressing the law, has told...
  17. Kenny


    Actor Tom Baker is to take over BBC One on Thursday evening - giving viewers spoof continuity announcements written by the duo behind Little Britain. Baker's script has been written by Matt Lucas and David Walliams to coincide with the show's new series. The former Doctor Who will...
  18. tomorrow

    i hope its a draw. i support us and swindon. been following swindon since our short premiers%&t stint in 1993. i was supporting southend as well in div 1 from the same season. i have 2 teams
  19. Wake up Tilly

    Tilly has said that he is going to use the full squad available to him as we have two games in three days and suggests he has learnt from the Mansfield game. About time too!. Firstly it is saying he has been inflexible in his selection for more than half a season and secondly he has his...
  20. Napster

    Last night/Cottee

    Some of us went to a sportsman's do last night at Trinity and Tony Cottee was guest speaker. He actually wasn't bad for a Hammer, but some of the people who asked for a photo/autograph, jeez. Anyhoo- he almost came to Southend or Orient after his stint in Malaysia, before Leicester...