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  1. manor15

    Contract talk

    It’s that time. There’s been a lot of talk about a clear out under CP and with rumours about Wright and Wordsworth it’s clear that he’s going to be ruthless. Here’s my take, though it’s a bit of a mix of what I predict CP might do and what I would do, though of course finances, etc., come into...
  2. why

    Why is the word. Why is Knightly not performing, like we thought, why is Wright not the player he was with Gills, why is Ranger not the Prem player we thought we were getting, why is Wordsworth injured for half a season, why do we sign players that we know are injured, and have not played many...
  3. Uncle Leo

    Conservative Boris Johnson interview

    Not sure which thread this should belong in, but it needs to be on here somewhere. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-40358825/boris-johnson-struggles-in-interview
  4. Yorkshire Blue

    Hi-ho, hi-ho it's off to set piece practice we go

    Can anyone think of a reason for our struggles at set pieces? GK ?? (no profile on club website, but soccerbase says 5ft 9in (1.75m) and wiki 6 ft 3 (1.91m) RB 5ft 11in (1.8m) LB 5ft 11in (1.8m) CB 5ft 10in (1.78m) CB 6ft 1in (1.85m) CM 5ft 9in (1.75m) CM 5ft 10in (1.78m) RM...
  5. Funny

    I'm a huge fan of Phil Cornwall the comedian and as most of you know he's a big Spurs fan. He hosts a podcast called 'The Spurs Show'. I listen to it as its funny and he takes the **** out of everybody, even Spurs. Well over the years, at the beginning of the show, he takes the rise out of...
  6. RHB

    Grass Roots Football in decline

    I've been reading the report in the attached link and felt it was worth sharing for all of you who, like me, have played or play weekend amateur football. quite a damning read...
  7. Advice - Travel Sickness Pills

    What is the experience of the good people of Shrimperzone with Travel Sickness (prevention!) Pills? Taking my good Lady to Israel while she can still travel, and my daughter is coming too. Will be flying there, and the 10 days of coach travel and neither Helen nor Kim are great on coaches...
  8. pickledseal

    New PC

    Looking at getting a new PC. Need to control and store all my media plus a bit of work every now and again... I have a decent enough laptop and my old PC is now 7 years old. It's doing okay, but struggles when I want to do a couple of things at once! Was thinking of something like this...
  9. Is the standard Maths teaching in decline? You decide

    1. Teaching Maths In 1970 A logger sells a truckload of timber for £100.. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit? 2. Teaching Maths In 1980 A logger sells a truckload of timber for £100. His cost of production is 80% of the price. What is his profit? 3...
  10. Crabby Shrimper

    Footballer struggles to get dressed!

    I knew footballers weren't renowned for their intellect, but seriously? Mario Balotelli unable to dress himself
  11. Cricko

    Australian Prime Minister does it again!!

    The Lady Australian Prime Minister decided to open up a hornets nest.I actually think she makes some fair points. "It took a lot of courage for this woman to speak what she had to say for the world to hear. The retribution could be phenomenal, but at least she was willing to take a stand...
  12. manor15


    England Manager: Fabio Capello Captain: Rio Ferdinand FIFA Ranking: 8 Group C Background: Refused to compete in the World Cup before WW2 but since then have been a key player in the tournament, hosting and winning the tournament with a famous 4-2 win in the 1996 World Cup Final against West...
  13. manor15


    France Manager: Raymond Domenech Captain: Patrick Vieira (Thierry Henry is currently acting as captain) FIFA Ranking: 10 Group A Background: Currently hold the record for scoring the most goals in the finals stage of the World Cup, scoring thirteen goals as they finished third in 1958. They...
  14. Onion_Bag_Dave

    Ron Martin's reaction to relegation

    http://www.echo-news.co.uk/sport/theblues/8122047.Ron_reacts_to_relegation/ SOUTHEND United chairman Ron Martin insists the future is still bright for Blues, despite their relegation. Steve Tilson’s side will be back in League Two next season for the first time in five years. But Martin...
  15. DTS

    Gregg Abbott - What a nice chap.

    http://www.echo-news.co.uk/sport/5074375.Carlisle_boss_Abbott_shocked_by_Southend_s_struggles/?ref=mr Not sure if this has been on here but had some nice words to say about us.
  16. toellandback

    Good luck

    I am writing just to send my thoughts to you the fans. No matter who wears the shirt, who owns the club or who manages it. The people that feel the ups and downs are us, the mugs who follow the clubs we love blindly. I am sure you will be fine, it won't be comfortable and there will be alot of...
  17. Aberdeen Shrimper

    Teaching Maths!!!

    1. Teaching Maths in 1970 A logger sells a truckload of timber for £100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit? 2. Teaching Maths In 1980 A logger sells a truckload of timber for £100. His cost of production is 80% of the price. What is his profit? 3. Teaching...
  18. Slipperduke

    It's A Yeung Man's Game

    Carson Yeung's imminent takeover of Birmingham City is a watershed moment for English football. For the first time in history, half of the Premier League is in the hands of overseas investors. Ten clubs, ten multi-millionaire owners, but does Yeung really have a chance of success in the...
  19. Mohave Shrimper

    Rnd1 Heat 15: Weeds v NYPD Blue

    Weeds (westander) v NYPD Blue (South Bucks Shrimper) Weeds is an American comedy-drama television series created by Jenji Kohan, produced by Lionsgate Television for the Showtime network. The plot revolves around a widowed housewife (Mary-Louise Parker) from an affluent California suburb...