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  1. wildheart

    My friendly invasion - Its was all big Bill Garners fault!

    My friendly invasion Many years ago, in fact it was 23rd July 1985 I was lounging in the sunshine in Southchurch Park in Southend it was a Sunday. The reason for me being prostrate on this beautiful Sunday was I was watching a one day match between Essex and it could have been Warwickshire or...
  2. South Bank Hank

    John Terry and the 'unacceptability of racism'

    Interesting updates from the trial. It's alleged that John Terry "used words based on Anton Ferdinand's membership of a racial group, allegedly said in response to a physical gesture from Ferdinand relating to his well publicised alleged affair with a teammate's wife". It's been claimed that...
  3. Napster

    Stupidity of football and agents

    Just had an email from Barnet FC informing me about a young winger currently available. Firstly: the agent just emailed info@barnetfc and emailed it for the Attention of Giuliano Grazioli, so I assume there has been no contact beforehand? Second: AFC Wimbledon for a trial? He's just emailed...
  4. Suffolk Shrimper In Dorset

    Mirror mirror on the wall whose the daftest of them all?

    Listening to BBC Essex on the way back Luggy said all needed to think hard about their efforts tonight and that he himself would be taking a look in the mirror. Well, sorry Mr S, but despite my deep respect for what you have so far done for SUFC, if you take an honest look I think you will find...
  5. bradys interview part 2 in the echo

    the man shows again more and more stupidity and towing martins line. trying to blame a recession for falling attendances is quite simply moronic. his new bosom buddy martin, is to blame full stop for not giving tilson the tools of his trade, and sweeping the carpet under his feet, by selling...
  6. Round 6 : 18th September

    Southend vs Morecambe Southend - Evens Draw - 5/2 Morecambe - 13/5 Stoke vs West Ham Stoke - Evens Draw - 12/5 West Ham - 3/1 Tottenham vs Wolves Tottenham - 2/5 Draw - 7/2 Wolves - 8/1 Sunderland vs Arsenal Sunderland - 4/1 Draw - 5/2 Arsenal - 4/5 Man United vs Liverpool Man United - 5/6...
  7. Slipperduke

    Plodding Snore-fest Is No Reason For Complacency

    Algeria 0-1 Slovenia ENGLAND SHOULDN’T TAKE THESE TWO TEAMS FOR GRANTED An awful game, bereft of class and style, but if England fans think that they can relax, they should think again. There was just enough in this strangely compelling display of mutual ineptitude to concern Fabio...
  8. Barrett

    Lucky to stay on the pitch in the first half yet still moaning at the ref and making silly challenges afterwards. Was rightly sent off and a huge amount of stupidity especially as he is meant to lead by example. Worse thing is both challenges were in completely unnecessary areas of the pitch...
  9. Thorpe Groyney

    And The Winner Of The World's Thickest Supporter Is ...

    ... from one of our Den brethren. http://www.hof.org.uk/showthread.php?t=2403&page=1 Well worth clicking on. The depth of stupidity shown will leave you :stunned:
  10. Slipperduke

    Crisis Time, But Don't Sack Rafa

    Forget the Champions League. Forget the Europa League. Forget the FA Cup. For Liverpool, nothing now is more important than the Premier League. The very future of the football club depends on where they finish in the table in May. The crass stupidity of the leveraged buy-out that gave control...
  11. Slipperduke

    Slithering To The Brink

    The swelling band of English football clubs in crisis has a new member and it's my own team, Southend United. Late on Monday night, Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs (HRMC) cancelled a planned Winding Up Petition and elected to pursue an Administration instead. Put simply, the club were flicked...
  12. Slipperduke

    No Chance For Youth At The Top

    One week on from The Great Chelsea Punishment and still the sense of shock reverberates through the global game. A steady stream of similar accusations have trickled in through the front door of FIFA HQ with some of English football's proudest names implicated in the scandal. Poaching, it is...
  13. Tangled up in Blue

    Football as a business

    Bear with me but the following are some quotes from the above chapter in Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski's excellent "Why England lose (and other curious football phenomena explained)" which I think has a lot of relevance for SUFC's current situation. "Football is neither big business nor good...
  14. Slipperduke

    Crazy Rooney Needed Telling

    Thank goodness that someone has finally said it. Fabio Capello's denunciation of Wayne Rooney as, "a crazy man," might be the best thing that has ever happened to him. A humiliating public dressing down for the lack of discipline that still prevents him from being a truly 'world class' player...
  15. Slipperduke

    Listen To The Lessons Of Clough

    On the weekend that saw the UK release of the Brian Clough movie 'The Damned United', it was alarming to see Manchester United's discipline crumbling in a way that 'Old Big 'Ed' would never have tolerated. The legendary Nottingham Forest and Derby manager was rarely short of a quote and I can...
  16. Slipperduke

    Titus Astonished Us

    Every now and then, in a pressbox crammed with bitter, cynical old journalists, there is a frisson of excitement. Something wonderful ripples up and down the rows of greying, over-weight hacks, a buzz to make them believe in magic again. Usually its source is a young starlet like Jack Wilshere...
  17. seany t

    Surely selling off Royal Mail right now is sheer stupidity?

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7906418.stm Apparently, the Government is thinking about selling off Royal Mail. Now I find this baffling. Throughout this entire financial crisis a lot of the blame has been put at the doors of online companies for robbing the high street of passing...

    Funny email

    Yes, it's that magical time of year again when the Darwin Awards are bestowed, honouring the least evolved among us. Here is the glorious winner: 1. When his 38-calibre revolver failed to fire at his intended victim during a hold-up in Long Beach , California , would-be robber James Elliot did...
  19. Slipperduke

    You Lucky *******s

    Only Tottenham could make such a simple task so ludicrously difficult. Only Tottenham could take an unloseable game and almost throw it away. Harry Redknapp has booked his place at Wembley for a second season running, but he won't kid himself that his team deserves it. Two late goals from Roman...
  20. More American Stupidity

    http://www.break.com/usercontent/2009/1/Cop-mistakes-penis-for-gun-640084.html :D