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  1. trauma

    I have had a traumatic few months and seek advice. After nearly 13 years in a senior role it became clear that my number was up. I took a voluntary severance deal which leaves me ok sort of financially but my confidence and self esteem have taken a pounding. I have had anxiety attacks and feel...
  2. Custard Splat

    Memory Lane Greatest Zone post/thread ever!

    Inspired by Pubey's thread about greatest posts of 2012, just spent some time hunting out some of my favourites from years gone by. Some cracking stuff out there... I'll kick off with a couple of gems... ****les adventures in Leyton (couldn't qoute so follow link!)...
  3. Free Coach and Match Tickets on offer

    The Zone are offering, in conjunction with SZTravelZone, 2 coach tickets and 2 match tickets for the Rotherham away game on the 15th Jan 2011 as a thank you for your understanding during our abortive attempts at running the site from America. To win the prize guess the crowd for Monday's game...
  4. Player: Sturrock after Bradford

    * Bonding is very important for the players, wins bond players * Players had a traumatic month, with the whole pre-contract thing and all the off field stuff, then a tough start. * Near a settled team now, everyone getting to grips with their roles and subs working well * Doesnt know why Grant...
  5. Firestorm

    outraging public decency

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-10949569 "Police are appealing for witnesses" Christ, anyone who saw that would be severely traumatised
  6. Bielzibubz

    If you were born in the 50's, 60's or 70's

    Doesn't this just some up what it was like growing up and exactly what the kids of today are missing out on? First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us and lived in houses made of asbestos. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese, raw egg products, loads...
  7. 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...
  8. Slipperduke

    SZ Novella - Chapter 8

    Chapter Eight - The Reduced Hypertherpia of the Closed Mancharia Osymandus pulled on a pair of heavy trousers and sucked the fetid air in through his teeth. Behind him, Rick Astley's body congealed silently on the floor, but of all the contributory factors to the awful smell in the room, he was...
  9. Slipperduke

    Sven Will It Go Wrong?

    In 2001, in the wake of the dotcom crash, I lost my job. For 18 months, I had been the deputy shift leader of a surly band of financial journalists, charged with staying up all night and reviewing the first editions of the newspapers for a raft of corporate clients. It wasn't much, but it was a...
  10. Interpol Shrimper

    Facebook Dilemma

    Just got a new friend request on Facebook. I put it to the good people of ShrimperZone, do I add him or not? Basically, the request is from a bloke I went to school with but lost touch at 16. Five or so years later, we bump into each other and go for a beer, he tells me how he's been engaged...
  11. derek duvall


    I've just bought a new laptop and was wondering if there is a way of exporting my iTunes onto it. Its about 7500 songs and I cant be bothered to go through the trauma of putting them all on from scratch. Please help!
  12. bluesbloke

    evening echo/graffiti teen story

    now we all know that the evening echo can often be labelled as a pretty shocking publication at times. in the past, this has led me to think about stopping my daily delivery. if it wasn't for news on the mighty blues (i say that very loosely!), i would have cancelled it years ago. but then...
  13. Slipperduke

    England v United States

    And so the recovery continues. Fabio Capello's patient, paternal treatment of the blundering failures who shamed the nation last year is, little by little, beginning to pay off. He hasn't asked them to play in strange formations, he hasn't made sweeping changes, he hasn't even announced a...
  14. Harold Bishop Killer

    The Pain

    At 23 I should still be somewhere near the prime of my life. Still have all my hair, wrinkles do not concern me and a beer gut has not quite formed into its glory yet (although 7 months of travelling is helping it along its way). Friends, colleagues and people I just generally know older than me...
  15. Bluetonic


    Woke up this morning after a traumatic nightmare which involved me losing my hair. Was relieved to find the glossy locks still intact after a moment of panic. My question to the more follicle challenged members of the board, are you happy with your lack of hair? Is it something you learn to deal...
  16. Shannon Matthews found alive!

    Good news for once :) Let's hope she didn't suffer any trauma... http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_yorkshire/7296756.stm
  17. Born in the 1940's, 50's, 60's and 70's???

    CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL MY FRIENDS WHO WERE BORN IN THE 1940's, 50's, 60's and 70's ! First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us and lived in houses made of asbestos. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese, raw egg products, loads of bacon and...
  18. Xàbia Shrimper

    Red Riding Hood - The PC Version

    There once was a young person named Little Red Riding Hood who lived on the edge of a large forest full of endangered owls and rare plants that would probably provide a cure for cancer if only someone took the time to study them. Red Riding Hood lived with a nurture giver whom she sometimes...
  19. Smudger

    The Squirrel and The Grasshopper

    >>REST OF THE WORLD VERSION: >> >>The squirrel works hard in the withering heat all summer long, >>building and improving his house and laying up supplies for the >>winter. The grasshopper thinks he's a fool, and laughs and dances and >>plays the summer away. Come winter, the squirrel is warm...
  20. Emails at work

    Chaps, Bit of a serious post here. Basically my work are threatening me with formal warnings of emails sent at work. Background is that I am 4 weeks into my 3 month notice period and my company dont take to kindly to people leaving the company (threatening legal action against employees and...