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  1. MrB

    Gray's goal

    From my angle in the East Greens it was not going in until the keeper touched it. Marvellous!
  2. Ratings

    Flahavan 5 - poor positioning for goal, beaten by a header which hit the bar as well. Didn't make a save. No doubt some people will still somehow make him man of the match. Hunt 5 - struggled with Huckerby Wilson 7 - steady enough, but I still think he tries to avoid responsibility Barrett 6...
  3. Managers making their transfer targets public

    Just a few thoughts on all of the latest 'Players refusing to sign their new contract' news. I think we should wait and see what Flavs, Dudfield, Che, Nicky and Jay do re their contracts, before we get too worked up about whether they will or won't sign. It would be somewhat ironic if a player...
  4. My return to Southend, a few thoughts

    Just thought i'd jot down a few points after my journey back to the U.K, i spent 3 weeks with friends and family and am now back in Australia. After 2 1/2 years of sun, ocean, surfing, barbies etc it was with some trepidation that my feet touched the ground at Heathrow in the ****ing rain 3...
  5. fbm

    The fbm view and ratings

    Now call me Mr Pessimistic, but in some ways I am slightly nervous about the 2nd leg.  Don't get me wrong, it's a great result, but Bristol need to score 2 at the Hall to stand any chance at all.  Even if we go 1-0 up, they still only need to score 2, so we would need to be 2-0 up to give us any...
  6. fbm

    The fbm view and ratings

    There is something about a fixture against Swindon that conjures up special memories for me.  Two of the finest games I have ever seen at the Hall have been against the Robins, a 5-3 victory in the early 80’s and a 3-2  victory in our first season in the old division 2, with Ian Benjamin laying...
  7. fbm

    The fbm view and ratings

    ...is the main SZ report.  But I've posted it here anyway in case there are problems or delays in getting it up. A shape of things to come as Blues tied in Notts All of a sudden, people have begun to notice Southend and there have been some very decent and complimentary comments made about...
  8. Jeroen Boere

    For years we have read that Jeroen told a Blues supporters to f**k off after they sent well wishes to him in Japan following a stabbing in his eye that left him blind. However, talking to Helen Giles last night about the Dutchman (apparently he's been rated Southend's worst ever play in...
  9. Swearing, is it acceptable at Roots Hall

    This has been touched on in the 'Racism' thread and is something I feel strongly about. I get 99.9% of my swearing out of the way whilst at football and swear very rarely the rest of the time (anyone who's sat near me at games may find this hard to believe, but it is true). I feel...
  10. Andy_S

    Ratings for today

    The worst home display this season bar Cheltenham, yet we still beat a very good side. Football truly is a 'funny old game' as they say! We didn't pass it well, the defence, especially the full backs were all over the place at times and Pettefer and Hunt (2nd half mainly for...
  11. Milestone

    Think this could be the first day since....God only knows where there has not been a negative post. Wether it be the hardly touched topic of Bart or Flavs, the "Tilly not Experianced enough" or the hot potato that is "are we liteweight up front" Good to see that the...
  12. fbm

    The fbm view and ratings

    The home match against Boston last season was the match when I made my “debut” as an official SZ reporter.  We lost that game 2-0 and the atmosphere afterwards resembled that of a funeral. Stark contrast tonight – the game had everything and for once the Blues did NOT let a large crowd – 5688 –...
  13. fbm

    the fbm view and ratings

    West Ham kicked off and set a fantastic pace.  In the first minute Harewood was set loose in the box and bought a fine save from Bartman.  It was about 3 minutes before we touched the ball and to be fair the movement from the opposition pulled us all over the pitch.  We were however to have a...
  14. Hawkwell Blue

    Water Breaks/Ball Boy

    Not sure if this has been brought up yet but did anyone else notice how the Cheltenham players seemed to take more advantage of water breaks than we did. A small point but it may have helped. Also what do we think of Spencer's outburst towards the non moving ball boy in the second half...
  15. A Yeovil Persepctive

    Hi from Yeovil. I won't say much about the game as I am not one to 'rub it in' so to speak. All I will say is that in Dani Rodrigues, we have founf an absolute diamond for us. Today was third game and only his fifth half for us. And he has four goals. Brilliant. Your best player...
  16. Napster

    Star Wars news

    The original three "Star Wars" films — among the most anticipated on DVD — will be released in the digital format Sept. 21 in North America, LucasFilm Ltd. and 20th Century Fox announced Tuesday. A price for the package and international release dates were to be revealed later. The original...
  17. Napster

    Groundhog Day

    My favourite film... Sunday February 1, 2004 The Observer (Today) is Groundhog Day. Perhaps your diary does not remind you of this celebration; mine lists nothing between Epiphany and St Valentine's. Maybe because the 117-year-old Groundhog festival takes place in Punxsutawney, western...
  18. Fat Bastid's Friday Laugh!

    A man worked in a post office. His job was to process all mail that had illegible/undeliverable addresses. One day a letter came to his desk, addressed in a shaky handwriting to God. He thought, "I better open this one and see what it's all about." So he opened it and it read...