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  1. Getting My Football Fix today.

    Now settled oop North, I am off to Guiseley vs Torquay Utd today. Just to taste the pies and to see if Kevan Hurst gets off the bench for Guiseley. Don't worry -- there won't be a post match report.
  2. Ref Watch ....... Newport H League Cup

    Older supporters will remember the last time we played Newport in the League Cup, a mere 52 years ago. As with this season we were drawn away but the tie was ultimately settled at Roots Hall. We drew that away match 2-2 with both our goals scored by a young Welshman, Chris Barnard. He was on...
  3. Memory Lane even BHA go up (to play Watford-Palace!!)

    Sadly today Brighton&Hove Albion go up to play the likes of Watford!! Swansea Town(never a city..have you been there) Bournemouth&Boscombe afc Cry.Palace Even Hudders have a chance to go up. They are now in the top league in England(div 1) For us "older fans"w ho remember being just as good ,as...
  4. Ref Watch ..... Charlton H

    Man in charge of the last game of 2016 will be Mark Heywood from Northwich (not to be confused with the more experienced Mark Haywood from Wakefield). He is in his sixth season as a League referee and has refereed Southend five times before. Firstly the home 2-1 win over Oxford in 2011/12 with...
  5. Napster

    Elliot Benyon

    signs for Wealdstone http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/wealdstone-sign-former-torquay-swindon-11368364 Wealdstone have signed Elliott Benyon from Hayes & Yeading United. The experienced 28-year-old striker was United's Player of the Year last campaign as they...
  6. Suffolk Shrimper In Dorset

    Derek Spence: A Top Man

    The great turn out of Shrimpers on Saturday aside, a little positive story from Blackpool for you. Somehow, over the last 45 years of footie watching, Bloomfield Road had never appeared on my radar. That was corrected this weekend when I made it for my 92nd current league ground. To mark the...
  7. Ref Watch .... Scunthorpe A

    Our record at Glanford Park is not good. It reads DDDLLDLLDDL. Looking for positives, we have lost less than half the matches played there. As we seek our first win there, the man in charge is David Coote from Winthorpe near Newark. He is a sixth year referee and he has been fast-tracked...
  8. Ref Watch .... Rochdale H

    We have played Rochdale many times since the disbanding of Divisions Three, North and South. Our record against them is excellent and it's over 30 years and 13 matches since we lost to them at Roots Hall. Even when we found ourselves 3-0 down, we managed to salvage a point. Tomorrow's referee...
  9. Rattus Norvegicus

    F.A. Cup 2015 - 1st Round - Scunthorpe (A)

    It's the last of the qualifying rounds on Saturday - the BBC have highlighted Lee Bradbury's Waterlooville who travel up to Cheltenham. Other ex-league clubs still in the competition include Tranmere, Grimsby, Rushden and Torquay. Of a more local nature Braintree host Harlow Town. Anyway, I...
  10. Ref Watch ...... Walsall H

    Southend have a tremendous home record against Walsall in the League, having lost only 3 times in 37 matches (25 wins and 9 draws). The man in charge on Saturday is Andy Davies from Hampshire, who has just started his fourth season as a Football League referee. He is a former professional with...
  11. Dog poo

    Down my road it's gone crazy this last year. It seems that only about half of dog walkers pick it up. The young guys are the worst that walk their dogs to the shops. They don't even carry a poo bag for when I pull them up on it.
  12. Clubs always return to their natural level

    After seeing talk on here about 'tinpot' clubs and with our new stadium hovering somewhere over a very large hill, I was looking back at the football league tables for the first season I followed the results week-in, week-out - the 1970/71 season. What struck me was although most clubs like us...
  13. Ref Watch ..... Mansfield H

    This will be our fourth game against Mansfield since they returned from 5 years exile in non-league football. Last year's home match against them saw that unlikeliest of combinations - 3 red cards and 3 home goals! Mansfield were far from convincing on their last visit to the area when they...
  14. What is your oldest -favourite southend memorabilia??

    I have loads of Blues stuff hanging on my room here.From old autographs,70s-80s,badges,progs from my first home & away games,2013 final prog,signed,thanks to Biff, even a old prog, Torquay-sufc.1956,the day i was born...but my 2 favourite things are 1-my old ,first game blue-white scarf,with the...
  15. cerbera45

    Duane Ofori-Acheampong

    just scored for Torquay
  16. Real Results League - Fixtures, Results & Tables

    This thread will consist of the weekly fixtures, results (concerning our teams) and the weekly table. So after the games have been played, check this thread! Week 1 - 30/08/14 Premier League: Everton v Chelsea - wally4pm Aston Villa v Hull City - OBL - SUNDAY Swansea v West Brom - manor15...
  17. Big Bad Barry Corr

    Martin Ling

    Having not been able to travel to Accrington yesterday, I thought I would go to watch my local team East Thurrock in action against AFC Hornchurch. Whilst walking round the ground later I noticed a familiar face in the Hornchurch dug out, Martin Ling. Never saw anything about him being back in...
  18. Blue_Wes

    Breaking News Shaquile Coulthirst signs

    Not seen this anywhere else, but we should be signing this kid today, season long long. Not sure what type of striker he is, but a couple of loan stints at Orient and Torquay have yielded a couple of goals. http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/professionals-profiles/shaquile-coulthirst/...
  19. Talk about tight!

    Who here at the beginning of the season could have predicted Northampton , Bristol Rovers and Exeter would be fighting to avoid relegation to the Conference. Torquay need a major miracle to avoid it.Wycombe also in the fight against relegation i think Harltpool are safe as is Accrington...
  20. DoDTS

    IMPORTANT Easter Mondays fixtures

    For Mondays Predictions there was "Typo" when I posted York v Bury and I put "Tork" v Bury, as a result there has been some confusion if it was York or Torquay. If you have already predicted please check and feel free to amend if you wish. Sorry for the confusion DoDtS