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  1. Suffolk Shrimper In Dorset

    Zone Fundraising Pompey tickets and book combo offer!!

    Righty ho, I've two spare tickets for the Pompey game in East Black (Block E). Looks like the game could be a near sell out if Pompey bring their usual healthy contingent (and the bell ringer:thumbdown:) As a fund raiser for SZ I'll sell off both tickets at the match day price of £25 each and...
  2. Suffolk Shrimper In Dorset

    Zone Fundraising Pompey tickets and book combo offer!!

    Righty ho, I've two spare tickets for the Pompey game in East Black (Block E). Looks like the game could be a near sell out if Pompey bring their usual healthy contingent (and the bell ringer:thumbdown:) As a fund raiser for SZ I'll sell off both tickets at the match day price of £25 each and...
  3. * ORM *

    OK - Morecambe Saturday. Time for the 'Wise' cracks !

    I realise this may rule out the younger contingent (or smoke bomb sillies) but here's one to get us started. We got all the right points, but not necessarily in the right order!! One that we don't want to hear. What do you think of it so far ? (Rubbish)
  4. Yorkshire Blue

    If you had a wage budget of £25k per week

    How would you split it between GKs, defence, midfield and attack? How much would you leave spare in case of injuries, to strengthen the squad, to be able to renegotiate contracts mid-season? How many players would you have in each position? How much would you spend on your stars? I think I'd...
  5. Silencer

    Charlton v M'boro and the ex-Blues contingent

    We went to Charlton v Middlesbrough on Saturday and was amazed at the number of Blues on show. Middlesbrough had ex loanee George Friend playing at left back, he is a classy full back as he was on his brief stint here. Charlton was like a mini Southend's finest XI They had Dorian Dervitte...
  6. Pre-Match Thread Aldershot v Southend Utd. Tue 16th apr. Recreation Ground.

    A fixture that will fire up many of the Blues contingent over what happened on that infamous boxing day. A game I feel we need to be on our guard as this isn't a match where there's a good chance it could peeter out early because of both teams having next to nothing to play for. Aldershot...
  7. Bernie Friend and Bad News

    Don't know how much truth or why it has been raised now but could someone from the Trust give us an idea of any contingency plans the Trust have for any really bad scenarios ?
  8. Rattus Norvegicus

    How many players does it take to make a squad?

    With 16 players under contract and 2 on non-contract terms, SUFC currently has 18 players guaranteed for next season. 2 more players have options or are in discussions with regard to extensions (Gilbert and Kalala) Sturrock is rumoured to be looking at another 5 signings ........... plus he...
  9. DoDTS

    Memory Lane Bristol Rovers Cup match

    Some time ago someone posted the link to pathe news which had newsreel of Southend v Bristol Rovers Cup match in 1952, I've now reached this point in my research so I thought you might like to read the story to go with the film. Hopefully the following link for pathe news works...
  10. palexander

    Question If tilson goes to Lincoln...

    As much as I had my issues with tilly, I do hope he gets the Lincoln job and I'd keep a very keen eye on their progress. If he does get the job, do you see him making any 'tilly' signings for Lincoln? Maher perhaps? Okeefe? Herd? Also, what about the Lincoln away game? Surely would mean we...
  11. Winkle

    Thoughts before next season!

    Its not often that I dont sleep at night but last night instead of slipping into a coma I found myself thinking about the start of next season. Normally I am filled with a tinge of optimism and excitement with regards to how we will do and are our new signings going to mirror "Ronaldo" or...
  12. yogi bear up the cagire

    Question Is relegation a fair price to pay for having a new stadium?

    As I'm usually not very quick off the mark and plus the fact that I will be away for a week, from the evening of the Brentford game........I thought that I would get in first! I believe that in the next couple of weeks we are going to have a bitter- sweet pill to swallow. There will be much...
  13. canveyshrimper

    England Squad for T20 World Cup

    The England squad is confirmed here, it's good to see Ravi Bopara come back. However there's a couple of baffling selections IMO, that of Sideshow, who after coming home early from Bangladesh with an injury, I thought he would be put out to grass. And also that of Michael Yardy. With Trott...
  14. DoDTS

    Southend United Under 10s in Germany this weekend

    Southend United under 10s are competing in the "Stumm Cup" Tournament in Germany this weekend with other clubs such as: Hertha BSC Berlin, Borussia Dortmund, VFB Stuttgart, SK Rapid Wien, Borussia Mönchengladbach, SSV Ulm 1846, Karlsruher SC, Sturm Graz, Bayern München, Sparta Rotterdam, 1860...
  15. Rob Noxious

    J.D. Salinger

    He'd been a recluse for many years and so hadn't been part of the 'public' world for a long time, if ever he had been. I still felt a tinge of sadness hearing the news that he'd died last night at the age of 91, of 'natural causes.' I guess for many people 'The Catcher In The Rye' is one of...
  16. Surviving Scudamore

    When Richard Scudamore announced the new home-grown quota system that will come into place for the start of the 2010/11 campaign, you could almost hear the penny drop in boardrooms across the country. From August 2010, a Premier League club will have it's squad capped at 25 players, containing...
  17. Lacking Balls

    I just don't get it. Perhaps its a generation thing - after all, though I know that I am still only 15 inside, my son never misses an opportunity to remind me that on the outside I am well into Old Git territory. But even allowing for my wrinkly status, I still don't get it. I know that...
  18. ESB's Champions League Run Down

    It's that time of year again. The time when the Giants of European football clamour together for one big orgy of tactical football and self-congratulation. yes, it's the Champions League group stages, and here is my run down of the groups and who to look out for. Group A On the face of it...
  19. ldnfatso

    Trains on strike again - Whole week this time!

    What a bunch of ****s! From National Express East Anglia website Information to customers - proposed strike action by ASLE&F train drivers from Monday 21 September 09 September 2009 The ASLE&F union has announced 6 consecutive strike days commencing from Monday 21 September on National...
  20. Streaky

    Grays.. more weird goings on

    From the BBC site, that is one weird club. Grays look to appoint new manager Grays Athletic are holding interviews for a new manager even though current boss Gary Phillips has not been sacked. Phillips and his assistants Alan Lewer and John Yems are among those to have applied for the...