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  1. Benfleet A1

    Business Plan for a Start up Business

    People, your help is required. After some seriously tinpot ideas over the years I have finally come up with a business venture that after extensive research has legs and the potental to suceed. The market potental is huge and I have alot of knowledge about the chosen industry. The start up costs...
  2. duncan bulgaria

    My First Game over the Hall this Season - Thoughts .

    Since Tilly departed I stood firm that I would not pay to watch a SUFC game this Season ( rightly or wrongly but it was my choice ) . My Brother got the cheap tickets from the Sun so off I went to watch the game and to see for myself how good or bad our current crop of players are . Firstly was...
  3. Ref Watch ...... JPT Barnet away

    On Tuesday evening we have ex-Select Group referee, Keith Stroud from Gillingham in Dorset (not sure why they list him as Hampshire). In his seventh season as a League referee he has risen through the ranks and was employed as a PGMO official for 2 years, although he was given no Premiership...
  4. Napster

    Martin Dawn take over SUFC

    Nice bit of history. Martin Dawn plc take over 13th - 28th May Southend have been taken over by Martin Dawn plc after talks with Vic Jobson according to BBC Essex. John Main is our new chairman. Adams is the new Director of Football Development. Mr. Main grew up in the East End of London and...
  5. C C Csiders

    Park and Ride

    Got the second of one of these opening in Chelmsford soon. To me Park and Ride always sounds like having sex with Tanni Grey-Thompson.
  6. Ref Watch ... Oldham away

    Referee for tomorrow is Premiership Select Group reject, Steve Tanner from Somerset. Never really made it at the highest level but should be good enough four our "playing for pride" match. In his 7th season, he has refereed Southend 7 times before with mixed results: 3/4 Bury H won 1-0...
  7. Tommy2holes

    I am hurting.....

    I am hurting. Its not just sadness at this seasons demise and that the club i support and love is getting relegated its the distinct lack if effort and extreme uncertaintanty surounding the club manager players finance and the future in general. I dont remember in the last 17 years feeling...
  8. MrB

    Reina signs new contract

    Nothing especially exciting there however this bit made me wince: Isn't that tantamount to child abuse?
  9. Xavi Takes Centre Stage in Football Spectacle

    When two teams of the highest calibre collide, it wouldn’t be beyond the realms of possibility that they negate each other and the feature becomes something of an anti-climax. Not when Arsene Wenger and Pep Guardiola are around. No. This was special. Barcelona flew out of the traps as if to...
  10. How many more times will Gerrard escape a charge?

    So, fresh from being let off swearing (albeit pretty nonchalantly) last week, Gerrard "appears" to have elbowed Michael Brown in the head last night during the Liverpool Pompey game. Having seen the footage now, Gerrard doesn't "appear" to do it, he does. He purposefully rams his elbow into the...
  11. Slipperduke

    Perma-Tanned Wally

    The sacking of a manager is usually a euphoric release for a struggling club’s fan base, but the only people who seem to be pleased about yesterday’s cruel dismissal of Phil Brown are Arsenal supporters. Still miffed about Brown’s involvement in ‘SpitGate’, they’re delighted to see the back of...
  12. Slipperduke

    Cheryl Cole. Grrrr.

    There are a million and one reasons to dislike Cheryl Cole. There’s her colour, for starters, a curious orangey glow that smacks of either too much Sunny Delight or too many quid-a-minute South Shields tanning salons. There’s her husband, the odious little skraeling who earns more money in the...
  13. Slipperduke


    The clue is in the name. They called it Mono-poly. Mono. One. Not Bi-opoly, not Tri-opoly, and certainly not Commi-opoly where you all work together and the renting revenue gets ******* on the space programme. It’s a game and it’s there to be won, so what’s the point in trying to play nice? Did...
  14. Slipperduke

    Nothing To Love At City Either

    I was delighted to see Manchester City lose this weekend. How appalling is that? It made me feel dirty. It is a truly sad man who takes pleasure in the misfortune of others, but it's becoming increasingly difficult to feel anything other than contempt for Roberto Mancini's men. They were well...
  15. Slipperduke

    Nothing To Love At Team England

    So farewell, John Terry. Stripped of the captaincy for stripping his mate's girlfriend, and several other people's girlfriends by the sounds of it, we shall not see his like again. It's all so thoroughly grubby and pointless and it's a massive blow for England's chances of summer glory. Terry...
  16. Tangled up in Blue

    Swallowed up-The Observer

    Previous Blog home Debt mountains tower over clubs but football's rulers turn a blind eyeThe Game That Ate Itself. That was the title of Observer Sport's 2004 campaign about English football. So where are we now? Debt is football's issue of the moment, propelled into prominence by the...
  17. DTS

    Question For the clever accountant types.

    Right, Can someone help me - Its tax return time and as usual I have left it to the last minutes despite me doing the wives in November last year. 1) In the 2008-2009 tax year I was employed so am I right in thinking that my employer would have paid all my tax due on my behalf (They were a big...
  18. Bobby Moore & Vic Jobson

    Random find from the Observer about our one time manager and England legend Bobby Moore. Apologies if this has been posted before but it's interesting IMO. History will always consider Moore a managerial failure, and his record at Southend was unimpressive: relegated to the Fourth Division in...
  19. Accountant help needed for dimwitted wife.

    Alas my wife has fluffed up yet again and being fond of fresh air i would rather not go to prison for non payment of tax so are there any brilliant or even rubbish accountants on the zone that could help her fill in a CT600 form,this is very urgent so any help would be great. Thanks.
  20. Slipperduke

    Wenger's Vengeance

    Try and imagine, if you will, Arsene Wenger throwing a tantrum. It doesn't really fit in with his professorial demeanour, does it? I can imagine him taking me to one side, putting a hand on my shoulder and telling me that he wasn't angry with me, that he was just disappointed. I can imagine that...