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  1. Ricky Otto

    Your Non-football sporting hero?

    We were discussing at work our sporting heroes and it was pretty much all footballers and from the clubs we support, which was a bit boring and predictable. So then we changed it to "non-football" and it was really quite interesting. So lets hear your non-football sporting heroes and the reason...
  2. Yorkshire Blue

    London 2017 World Athletics Championships

    What did people get in the ballot? I've got 110m hurdles final, hopefully Laura Muir in the 1500m final, men's triple jump qualifying and women's final and the women's hammer on the Monday. Particularly looking forward to the Tuesday though - first round of the 200m then van Niekerk, James and...
  3. Tangled up in Blue

    Tory election spending

    http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/jan/02/labour-general-election-campaign-douglas-alexander The Tories are set to spend triple the amount that Labour will in May.It was double last time round. Surely it's about time that spending at G/E's was capped?
  4. danburyshrimper

    Celebrity top trumps

    I 've just come back from holiday in Turkey & 2 (sort of) semi famous people were staying at the same place for the same week. I got beaten in the table tennis final by Burnley + Welsh Int'l Brian Stock ...( although he did admit he has his own table tennis table in his triple garage at...
  5. France goes into triple dip recession.

    As France announced today they have gone into a recession once more along with the news that the eurozone has now entered it's sixth quarter of economic contraction, has the time truly come for a full cross party open debate about the options going forward in regards to the EU? Personally i am...
  6. Tangled up in Blue

    UK avoids triple dip recession.....

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22290407 ...by the skin of its teeth.
  7. Tangled up in Blue

    Triple dip recession on its way?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21193525 Looks like the much vaunted triple dip recession is on course.Well done Boy George. "They should not have cut the deficit so quickly and before the recovery was sustained". Over to you.
  8. Harold Bishop Killer

    Yorkshire 3 Peak Challenge - Shameless Sponsorship Plug

    Hello one and all, This is a shameless plug to help myself and some follow work colleagues in our challenge to tackle 24 miles across the highest peaks on the Yorkshire Dales on the 16th July 2011. Doesn't sound too bad does it? Well, to us very unprepared and unfit trekkers we might as...
  9. John Cena

    Extreme Rules - WWE

    Think this must be the first event thats hasn't been a PPV this year. Anyone interested and if so who do you want to win? John Cena vs Batista (Last Man Standing) - WWE Championship. - Well lets face it, we all know who I want to win this one. Jack Swagger vs Randy Orton (Extreme Rules Match)...
  10. Yorkshire Blue

    2010 season

    Ah, spring training. The sound of rubber or cork wrapped in yarn and covered with leather thumping into leather mitts or the rifle crack of corked ash. Ahhh. There is something magical about the phrase "pitchers and catchers report". It sounds so innocent but at the same time so alluring. I'm...
  11. Aberdeen Shrimper


    I was having the age old debate yesterday with a couple of work colleagues ….to wet shave, dry shave of not bother. I am a white collar worker and have regular meetings with clients and vendors so have to be clean shaved pretty much every day and for me there is nothing that compares...
  12. South Bank Hank

    Question "...and Macca takes a tumble"

    Given that UEFA have now charged Eduardo with diving to win a penalty in the Champions League against Celtic, I wondered what everyone's personal barometer was for what's acceptable and what isn't with respect to conning the referee WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR OWN TEAM. I'll be honest and say it's...
  13. Rusty Shackleford

    Slipper of the Yard

    Wonderful article here by one of my favourite journalists/commentators, Mark Steyn: “He was always affable and very much a gentle giant,” said Bruce Reynolds. “He was one of the old school,” agreed one of Mr Reynolds’ colleagues. Gentlemen publishers? Art dealers? Yes, Mr Reynolds has a...
  14. Yorkshire Blue

    SZ's Southend United Hall of Fame - Billy Best

    I never saw Billy Best play. What I have seen was the reverence that those who had, hold Billy Best. The mere mention of his name and fans of a certain age go all misty-eyed. I first noticed this phenomenon in 1993. I knew Stan was good, but I wasn't at that stage sure quite how good he was...
  15. Napster

    Expected pops

    Just been working out my expected pops. Hope some come earlier than others... Jeffers (wonderful/superb batsman to pop to remarkable concs) Allan (superb/quality and superb/quality to pop to remarkable cons and concs) Prag (superb/superb batsman to pop to quality concs) Perry (prof/prof batsman...
  16. Tilly and Brush the master tacticians

    Yes, we rode our luck today at Chelsea, but of course we would always have to, as we did against Man Utd. But can anyone who says Tilly (and Brush) are rubbish at tactics, please give your views on today's game and give credit where it's clearly due. No one will agree with every tactical...
  17. Hatton Vs Malignaggi

    Hatton's first fight under Mayweather Snr and a return to his natural weight. He's looked sluggish and nowhere near as sharp as he can be lately, but hopefully a return to this weight should see him put in a good performance. Malignaggi is quick and talks a good a game, but I just can't see him...
  18. Uncle Leo

    US Sports - The Bill Simmons manifesto

    ESPN's Bill Simmons outlines what he'd do if he was made Obama's "Sports Tsar". Some crackers in here... Creations: A college football playoff system; a uniform boxing organization; a better trophy for the World Series; championship belts for the defending NBA champs that they must bring to...
  19. Irish_Shrimper

    Interview with an Exile: Part 3 - Canada Shrimper

    This week, John from Canada takes part in the interview with an exile chat. The following picture is from his latest trip over to Southend for the Swindon game: 1) How long have you been an exile? A) Been out of the country for 10 years less 8 months in the middle 2) Why did you...
  20. SUFC_Al


    http://www.wm3.org/splash.php I was so angry when I read about this. In 1994, three young guys from Arkansas were convicted of a triple-murder with absolutely no physical evidence, motive or connection to the deceased. The prosecution "presented" evidence such as long hair, black clothing...