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  1. Interpol Shrimper

    Teaching Maths in the UK

    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...
  2. Slipperduke

    Who Would You Be? Bill or Roman?

    Who would you rather be this summer? Multi-billionaire owner of Chelsea, Roman Abramovich or reasonably wealthy owner of Everton, Bill Kenwright. Think carefully before you choose, there's more to this than meets the eye. Kenwright may have left Wembley empty-handed on Saturday night, but at...
  3. Slipperduke

    Brazil Are Crap

    Ecuador 1-1 Brazil Noboa, 89 Baptista, 73 One of the eternal joys of watching South American football is the sight of those famous yellow shirts buzzing around the pitch, flicking the ball to one another as if 30 yard first time passes were the easiest thing in the world. They play as...
  4. Slipperduke

    Magical Modric

    Spread the word, Luka Modric has arrived. After six months of being kicked off the ball, stamped into the mud and having his pocket money stolen by the bigger boys, the little Croatian wizard has finally put in a performance worthy of his reputation. He tore Stoke City apart at White Hart Lane...
  5. Slipperduke

    Arsenal Still Not Very Good

    Arsenal are the architects of their own problems sometimes. Their failure to secure top spot in Group G can be attributed directly to their inability to beat a woeful Fenerbahce side at The Emirates earlier in the campaign. That traditional tale of misplaced opportunities and wasted dominance...
  6. Slipperduke

    Kinnear Kickstarts Shola Show

    Could it be that Mike Ashley has actually made a sensible decision? The man whose baffling policies have crippled Newcastle United in little over a year doesn't get much right, but in the recruitment of Joe Kinnear, of all people, he might allow himself a smile. The forgotten man of English...
  7. Slipperduke

    Was That Really England?

    As the hangovers ebb away and the clean-up begins, a nation struggles to reconcile their fuzzy memories of the game with what they believe they know about their team. Was that really England crashing home four goals against Croatia? Were those white shirts actually passing the ball around the...
  8. Time to back the kids from the stands

    With Bailey on his way today and not wanting to play because of his bruised ego it seems we are going to have a midfield partnership of a couple of kids (Moussa and Grant) this weekend and possibly a few games after until Macca comes back or we get fresh blood in. Moose is 19, Grant is 21...
  9. Slipperduke

    The Title Race.

    If you had any plans for this Saturday evening, I'd start cancelling them now because this title race is going all the way to the wire. Manchester United's struggles against Brad Friedel Rovers, sorry, Blackburn Rovers brought back memories of their 1995 visit to Upton Park when Ludek Miklosko's...
  10. Slipperduke

    Fergie Should Have Stayed Quiet

    You would think that Sir Alex Ferguson would know better, wouldn’t you? The last time he announced retirement plans, before the start of the 2001/02 season, Manchester United completely lost their focus and slumped like a Tottenham player at closing time. Between October and December of that...
  11. 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...
  12. My Views on the ins/outs needed part 1

    After a season of many ups and many downs (more downs than ups!) it has been proved that we're simply not good enough to be at this level. There are some players that are good enough but there are also players that arnt good enough. These Are my views on the players from this season...
  13. Xàbia Shrimper

    Southend United - How far have we come? Part 1

    Cast your mind back almost ten years; could you honestly see us reaching this pivotal moment in the history of Southend United? Back in 1998 the football club was skint; it couldn't pay its players, it couldn't pay its creditors, it couldn't pay the Inland Revenue; the future was so bleak that...
  14. Stats

    This Seasons Signings

    This post is not made as a knee jerk reaction to the Hull game, Its made 17 games into the season, long enough IMO to assess players on how they have performed. I love Steve Tilson to bits but must say I think the majority of signings he's made over the summer have been poor. He's bought in...
  15. CS J

    Match Report on CS J: Who honestly can stand up and say he is a born Southend Supporter... come on? Unless we drop him for the next game the players will stuggle big time... and I mean big time. He seems to offer something on the Right Wing, including considerable width, but he clearly...
  16. Xàbia Shrimper

    Letter in the National Press

    Published in a national newspaper. I wonder if Blair's Hate Crime Police are working on the case? IMMIGRANTS, NOT BRITS MUST ADAPT. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on the 7th of the 7th we have...
  17. Please read!

    This is an editorial written by an British citizen, published in a National newspaper He did quite a job; didn't he? Read on, please! IMMIGRANTS, NOT BRITS MUST ADAPT. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the...
  18. my view ( and rant as ive woke up in a bad mood )

    Firstly a big WELL DONE to everyone yesterday was brilliant ! the fans all 667 ( with some classic songs ) the team eagle , adam , gutts , capt,bart (i only need one hip ) and freddy were outstanding there was no way we were going to let them score yesterday ! the friendliest stewards...
  19. Welcome back Bramble

    I for one have always rated Tes, I feel that he should come straight into the team on the bench to replace Dudfield. I'm sorry but Dudfeild just doesn't do it for me, he comes on off the bench, and runs less than the people that have been playing the whole game, when i see him coming on...
  20. Smiffy

    Yeovil Game

    As this is a bonanza day, have any act/s been confirmed as yet?... What happened to the Ally Moyet approach?. As the end block of the South Lower is the only stand that has at least two seats left that are grouped together, is it not possible for the club to make blocks W, X and Y in the West...
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