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  1. Yorkshire Blue

    The Southampton blueprint

    This is an excellent article on Southampton's success. As recently as 2010 we were playing them in the league. Since then our paths have diverged as they have established themselves as a top half Premiership side. Whilst I think it unlikely that we'd have had quite the same success had we...
  2. callan

    Bet Fair challange

    I have recently entered a competition among a few mates where the challenge is turn an account containing only 20 pounds, into a 200 pound bank by the end of November. The rules are very simple you can either purely trade on price, or decide to wait on the out come, but you cannot invest on top...
  3. Uncle Leo

    Clegg and Alexander in danger?

    Front page story in The Times today suggests Labour are looking at a 'decapitation strategy' of trying to get Nick Clegg and Danny Alexander beaten in their respective constituencies. Idea being that they are the two Lib Dems most closely associated with the coalition, so with them out of the...
  4. What is going on?

    Probably not the best time to post immediately after another frustrating match but here goes. After threatening to change the team and doing nothing Phil finally shakes things up and brings Jack Payne in to the team. He has a threatening shot after a few minutes and gets our goal. Any threat on...
  5. football rumours site

    22 Jun 2014 12:09:56 Two new signings to be revealed next week according to an inside source. One is from Conference North and one from the Conference. No names but one is a wide player and the other an attacking midfielder. It also appears that the new stadium plans are almost certainly now...
  6. Asda

    I was just wondering if anybody picked up on the news yesterday with regards to the announcement by Asda that they will be expanding their presence in the UK by opening circa 300+ new stores (largely in the South of England)? Apparently this is at odd with the current strategy of the rest of...
  7. TJC

    Latest deadline - late Spring 2014

    Football league show 15/16 Feb 2014 has Ron stating on camera, it will start late spring this year. Late stages of appointing contractor (haven't we always been in late stages?) I'll be stunned in we are digging on fossetts by end of May, but you have to admire Rons' persistence. If he thought...
  8. blues_r_best

    Even Bigger News than the Ipad 3

    SimCity V!
  9. Strategy

    I have 12.9m in the bank and 2 masterful bowlers, 2 masterful bats, 1 exquisite bat with exceptional keeping...and that's it, trainees aside. I cannot decide whether to spend the money, or sell the rest of the high-wage players and relegate in everything for the season. I wanted to buy young on...
  10. Smiffy

    Re: Prospects - Time to make a stand

    Re: Prospects - Time to make a stand So what with the Echo article the other week, it appears Prospects are again playing hard ball. You can in a way see their point, failed completions etc, but as a local business and not a private site for personal gain. Surely it is in their interest to go...
  11. Business is business - Why pay the players or management any more money ?

    Having been learning about business by following RM's business style I cannot see any reason to pay out anymore money to this lot ...... just tell PS to get down to training and tell them all the outstanding cash will be paid in full by the end of April - and get him to tell them the same thing...
  12. * ORM *

    FC - Match 9

    Into last chance saloon territory. Me 5th away to 6th while 4th is away to top followed by me at home to 4th next week. Simple enough. I need to win both to survive or dominate a draw next week. On cracked so gone with 3 seamers and 2 spinners. 2 all rounders in that set up. If I fail to win...
  13. jamesmut2000

    Tara Brady

    I don't know whether anyone else saw this article so thought i'd post it up here now the Zone is (finally :smile:) back online. linky As I've highlighted above -how much is his significant investement??
  14. * ORM *

    OD - Match 3

    Today sees 1st against me 5th in my OD. I could give my opps a run for their money but they are also in my FC division and we have agreed that I will field a weaker team today while he does the same in our FC. We've also agreed not to blame each other should the strategy backfire. I will find...
  15. Cricko

    New Football PC game

    I am only putting this in "chit chat" to give it maximum exposure for our members to join up if they wish. I will move it to the Games forum after a few days.It is free so this is no real advertisement. Email received today. Hi Shrimperzone Administrator(s) As the leading forum for Southend...
  16. The Idiot's Guide to Shrimperzone and SUFC

    Welcome to the Idiot's Guide to Shrimperzone and SUFC. There is a clear need for this guide, as we have so many "newbies" (see guide) joining, and many of our regular members seem to have become confused as to the purpose of Shrimperzone. This is guide is intended to be expanded, and people are...
  17. Slipperduke

    Domenech's Dunces Doomed

    Uruguay 0-0 France FRANCE ARE NOT GOING TO WIN THE WORLD CUP Blessed with one of the finest squads in the tournament and capable of the most scintillating football, France are still a law unto themselves. Never mind winning the World Cup. On the evidence of this abject performance, they’ll...
  18. southend4ever


    Has anyone else got an addiction to roulette? I have no doubt lost lots of money on the poxy wheel over the years! Yet the buzz you get from hitting your number still attracts me back. I don't have a particular strategy and my favourite numbers have changed over the years. Yet I persist in...
  19. Tangled up in Blue

    Tories are losing the battle over class

    News Politics Conservatives Guardian/ICM poll: Conservatives show vulnerability in class battleTories seen increasingly as upper class, but lead over Labour widens to 11 points thanks to a rise in the Lib Dem vote Julian Glover guardian.co.uk, Monday 25 January 2010 18.36 GMT Article history...
  20. Tangled up in Blue

    "Eastern European immigration 'has hit low-paid Britons'

    Influx of 1.5m eastern Europeans means UK's lowest-paid workers are earning less now, report says Jamie Doward, Home Affairs Editor The Observer, Sunday 17 January 2010 Article history An "unprecedented" influx of some 1.5 million eastern European workers into the UK over the past six years is...