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  1. Vange Shrimper

    Would you do this cos you wanted the day off work?

    Silly git.... Man hurt himself to 'avoid work' An Aberdeen hotel cleaner who attacked himself with a boulder and a razor to avoid going to work has been fined £100 for wasting police time. Steven Reid, 23, claimed he had been assaulted, but later admitted faking the attack because he wanted a...
  2. Slipperduke

    White Hart Lane

    I always enjoy a trip to White Hart Lane. Sure, it's in the middle of the north-east London badlands, a destination made even more remote by London Transport's fascination with shutting down the tube on match day, but there are consolations. For starters, there's the stadium itself, a hulking...
  3. Slipperduke

    Rafa At Boiling Point

    I love this time of the year. It's always mid-July when you first start to feel those tingles of anticipation.. It only ever takes something small to set you off on a glorious meander around the inside of your head, fantasising about the new campaign. The realisation that the first pre-season...
  4. TrueBlue

    A Director Of Football

    What you you guys think to SUFC having a director of football who ONLY was used by Tilson to get the targets he wanted in. Somebody who is a wheeler dealer who does not get involved with the team in anyway and just used a a negotiator and somebody who can charm players to us? Though I must...
  5. Bluesmanager

    Corny Christmas Pick-Up Lines

    OK, it's Christmas Party time (well, for those of you who work at any rate), what's the cheesiest line you've ever heard? Mone (and I'll stress I've never used this): "How's about pulling a cracker?" "By the looks of you darling I think I already have."
  6. Interpol Shrimper

    Facebook Dilemma

    Just got a new friend request on Facebook. I put it to the good people of ShrimperZone, do I add him or not? Basically, the request is from a bloke I went to school with but lost touch at 16. Five or so years later, we bump into each other and go for a beer, he tells me how he's been engaged...
  7. Slipperduke

    England Have Turned Me Grey

    This week, I made the shocking discovery that I'm going grey. Underneath my enormous thatch of long brown hairs, two brigades of white ones have been outflanking me just above the ears in a slow, silvery advance that had gone entirely unnoticed. The sad thing is that I can pinpoint the origin of...
  8. Breaking News Rev's Daily Diary

    From the Blues Insider e-mail REVELLING IN IT Welcome to this weeks column of ‘Revelling In It’. Whilst I could talk about Saturday’s performance in detail again, sometimes words aren’t enough and it becomes time to let our feet do the talking, of which we are confident of doing so against...
  9. DoDTS

    Ldnfatso in rail rage horror

    An exclusive to Shrimperzone. This morning it seemed like a normal day as the 7.40 train from Southend Victoria arrived on time at Liverpool Street, but as the commuters shuffled on the platform, an unpleasant situation developed. There was a mass of ticket collectors and police carefully...
  10. RobM

    Jobs and stress

    I'm not going into details but are teachers and heads really stressed this time of year? Keep it serious please. Thanks.
  11. yogi bear up the cagire

    The Silly Season

    When I lived in England, IIRC the silly season was in August. Have to say that it's started early on here. Personally.....I LOVE IT!!!.....every item of transfer news and every rumour, from the plausible to the totally implausible ......I lap it up with more enthusiasm than our cat does with...
  12. Slipperduke

    Derby v Arsenal

    There was a point in the proceedings at Pride Park when this odd football match crossed an invisible line between disaster and farce. An Arsenal cross looped into the home penalty area, but drifted a little too far and looked to be heading out of play. Derby's wardrobe-shaped Darren Moore...
  13. SUFC Forever

    Marcus Trescothick

    Sad to hear of Marcus Trescothick's retirement from Test cricket, especially when without a doubt he still has the ability to play at that level, however his much documented problems with stress have finally made him call time on international cricket. I feel that Trescothick was without a...
  14. Slipperduke

    Slipperduke's Glamorous Assignment

    Liverpool’s senior side may not be performing as well as we all suspect they could, but Reds supporters can rest easy in the knowledge that the next generation are doing just fine. Liverpool’s reserve side dished out an emphatic 2-0 beating to Manchester United’s second string on Wednesday...
  15. Ron Martin - Questions

    FAO: Shrimperzone Forum Members I am "poking around" as you put it is for various reasons, but principally that RM has declined to disclose following my prior requests across the club official site circa 3 weeks ago, information which I feel should be in the public domain and is of concern to...
  16. lee_sufc

    Red Bush Tea

    Has anyone tried this yet? Tried some today, thought it smelt wierd but tasted pretty good. It's also supposed to be good for you too: Additional Benefits Japanese scientific research has shown intriguing beneficial effects in constipation, liver function, blood sugar levels, skin diseases...
  17. Slipperduke

    If You Can't Beat Them...

    The appointment of Fabio Capello as the new England boss is good news for the long suffering fans, but a sad indictment of the present standard of English football managers. At least when Sven Goran Eriksson was appointed, Roy Hodgson was in contention. This time round there wasn't a single...
  18. Phil Collins

    "Do you like Phil Collins? I've been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn't understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual. It was on Duke where Phil Collins' presence became more apparent. I think Invisible Touch was the...
  19. Yorkshire Blue

    Bad news for Essex

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/6676739.stm Both Mervyn Westfield and Maurice Chambers are suffering stress fractures of their backs and are pretty much out for the season. I was hoping for big things from these two England under-19 bowlers. Westfield in particular had impressed me...
  20. Here we go.....its started already

    I have heard unconfirmed reports that Southend town centre has been cordoned off this evening following some sort of disturbance involving Leeds United fans. I must stress that this is unconfirmed but if true, we could well be in for a sorry weekend. Has anybody else heard or seen anything?