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  1. Benfleet A1

    The UK Towns & Cities With The Highest And Lowest Wages

    It's on the BBC News website ( could someone kindly chuck a link up please) And sitting pretty rock bottom is......... Southend. What needs to be done to improve the fortunes of the 'old girl'.
  2. Russia Bombings

    I can't believe so many people in this country got their knickers in a twist about our bombing of ISIS, in case of innocents getting killed or displaced. And yet Russia are actually targeting anyone against Assad, which are normally based amongst the normal civilians. They are bombing and...
  3. southchurch

    Shrimperama bad mouthing Southend

    I am not a great fan of shrimperzoners going onto other Forums and winding up that board. We don't like it when people do it on here and so feel we should not be hypocrites. But what has really got my goat up is Shrimperama going on Colchester board and slagging off Southend area and calling it...
  4. Southend: Real ale desert

    Just wondering why Southend seems to be completely devoid of decent ale pubs or the new style of brewhouse/craft beer establishment that is cropping up in other towns and improving their night-time economy? Chelmsford has the Ale House as a speciality venue and countless real ale pubs like the...
  5. Tangled up in Blue

    One million missing voters

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-30842676 One way to make sure that you don't lose votes in University towns is to ensure students aren't on the electoral rolls. Clever that.
  6. Cricko

    Day 5. Christmas Quiz . Cryptic 2

    CRYPTIC DRINKS: 1. Yeoman of the guard? - Beefeater 2. M D C L X 1 V? - 1664 3. Left on board ship? - Port 4. Newborns pork? - Babycham 5. 23rd letter phonetically? - Whiskey 6. Stringed instrument? - Harp 7. Deceased Labour party leaders tipple? - John Smiths 8. Sounds like my mates smart -...
  7. Would It Be That Bad Staying In League 2?

    Whilst climbing the ladder is fantastic and of course the football is a lot better, but for next season only, would it be that bad staying in this division? I am coming purely a proximity point of view. With Stevenage looking certain for the drop from League 1 and Col Ewe being in the mix for...
  8. Who Wants Our Club Dead?

    There is a concerted campaign going on to drive Ron Martin out of business and deny him the chance to build Martin's Mall at Fosset's Farm. So what? Martin has a reputation for making enemies and saying what people want to hear while doing things they'd rather he didn't. Not many people would...
  9. Southend's mooted move to Milton Keynes

    Morning good people of SZ, A trip down memory lane to the dark days of the early to mid-1980s, if you will. I'm trying to do some digging for an article for next month's All At Sea. In light of the stealing of Wimbledon's league place in 2003, I gather Southend's chairmen in the early 80s threw...
  10. Uncle Leo

    Southend in song

    A colleague recently alerted me to the Half Man Half Biscuit song 'Rock And Roll Is Full Of Bad Wools', which features the lines: But then, disastrously They ask him casually “You come from Leigh-On-Sea, Do you ever get to Roots Hall?” Which to him means **** all (Full lyrics here)...

    Pre-Match Thread Shrewsbury Town (away)

    Towns 2-0 home win over that lot from over the Thames today extends their unbeaten home run to 20 matches ... Have we got it in our locker to go there and do what so many have failed to do ???
  12. chadded

    Question What is making you happy today?

    Instead of what is hacking you off, what is bringing a smile to your face, or pleasing you today? For me, I'm chuffed for the people of Wootton Bassett, for the Prime Minister has confirmed today that the Queen has for the first time in 100 years granted the use of the Royal title, and Wootton...
  13. Real Outclassed in El Clasico to Forget

    Lionel Messi and Pedro Rodriguez sealed a dominant win for Barcelona in El Clasico, seemingly deciding the La Liga title race as Real were left out thought, out fought and out classed. This will, by no means, go down in history as an El Clasico to remember. Barcelona entered the contest coming...
  14. TV Shows You Loved, But Apparently Nobody Else Did...

    Following on from my mention of Jericho on the "If it all ended" thread, What TV shows did you enjoy but were inevitable cancelled? For those who haven't seen it, Jericho first aired on CBS in the states and was pretty much excellent. It was set in the town of Jericho in Denver and followed the...
  15. Benfleet A1

    Question If it came to an end, could we really cope?

    I have just finished reading The Day of the Triffids for the umptenth time and it got me wondering. If civilisation as we know it came to an end how would those left survive and due to the technical world we have been brought up in, would that leave us even more worse off. Let me explain. That...
  16. Tangled up in Blue

    Blair: Gaza's great betrayer

    It's more than a year since Israel launched its immoral attack on Gaza and Palestinians are still living on the verge of a humanitarian disaster. So what has Tony Blair done to further peace in the region? Virtually nothing, argues the historian Avi Shlaim Comments (98) Buzz up! Digg it Avi...
  17. Tangled up in Blue

    New Stadiums-Guardian article

    Which stadiums have a capacity greater than their location's populations?We track down the world's most disproportionately large grounds; plus Leeds players wearing different strips for a final Buzz up! Digg it Paolo Bandini guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 13 January 2010 00.10 GMT Article history...
  18. Queens Speech

    THE Queen's speech will today outline plans for a minimum guaranteed penis size for everyone over the age of 21 and universal access to free chocolate custard. The guaranteed minimum is expected to be around seven and a half inches In her last parliamentary outing before the general election...
  19. Worst Towns/Cities in the UK

    What would you say is the worst? I'd say it has to be Bradford. What a ****ing **** tip. I'd love to simply carpet bomb the entire place back the stoneage. What is your worst?
  20. OldBlueLady

    There's a joker about on 606!

    SOUTHEND EARTHQUAKE APPEAL League One Colchester United by qbmonarchsfc (U13916250) 20 July 2009 A major earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale hit Southend in the early hours of this morning. It's epicentre was in the Roots Hall area of the town. Victims were seen wandering around...