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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. MisterStubbs

    Promotion trophies?

    This weekend saw the end of yet another exciting football league season and although whilst we already knew who were getting promoted from championship, league one and two it was the weekend that saw those successful teams celebrate their seasons achievements.. with a token trophy! Now, call me...
  3. * ORM *

    Random musings of a journeyman footballer

    Saturday 12th May sees me play my last competitive football game. That will have been 42 years of league football since my old teacher at Westleigh Junior School entered us in the Southend Junior league back in 1976. Since then I make it I have played for 16 different clubs in 15 different...
  4. B.B.The Legend Lives On.

    Memory Lane John "Joe" Kurila

    I had a phone call earlier today from Billy Best who informed me that our former defender Big John Kurila had passed away aged 76. Fans of a certain age will remember John who was a tough no nonsense Scottish defender, who joined us in the summer of 1968 and played in every match of that...
  5. leeblue

    Phil Brown's signings

    Now that Mr Brown has gone may as well reflect on some of the players he got in...good, bad, indifferent....moneys made from said signings etc etc I'll start with 2 good signings Coker....imo easily his best signing I think he was easily the best left back in league two and definitely a...
  6. Peterborough (A) on iFollow

    The away match at Peterborough in the Checkatrade Trophy on 6th December will be available to watch on iFollow. It will be at no extra cost for annual and monthly subscribers, and available for £5 to non-subscribers.
  7. Uncle Leo

    Plans for Saturday?

    So, we were all expecting a home game on Saturday but that has changed thanks to the international brigade at Oldham Athletic. What are people getting up to instead? With my wife and children away for the weekend, I'm heading down to Silver Jubilee Park to watch Hendon in the FA Trophy. Another...
  8. Southend United - EFL Trophy

    Rather than continuing all the future opinions on the Col Ewe post match thread, I thought it's about right that I start a thread about the Paint Pot Tophy, or the Chekatrade Trophy or the EFL Trophy. (pick your own guys). So the draw starts tomorrow night (around 6:30pm) before the England V...
  9. The Big Dady

    Official Match Thread Southend Utd vs Colchester Utd - CheckaTrade Trophy

    Southend Utd vs Colchester Utd - CheckaTrade Trophy Tonight's Southend United team. Oxley, Bwomono, White, Turner, Timlin, McGlashan, Wright, Leonard, McLaughlin, Robinson, Ranger.
  10. RHB

    Pre-Match Thread Southend Utd vs Colchester Utd - CheckaTrade Trophy

    There's a bit of contention as to whether this is a 'real' first team game or not. After yesterday's fiasco I reckon there could be a few more 1st teamers on show than there would have been if we had beaten or drawn with Yeovil. This game also has a bit of an edge as it's against our odd...
  11. Highlands Blue

    Reading 3rd Oct

    I see we are playing them in the Wreckatrade Trophy, is the West Stand going to be open or this Match?
  12. Slow starters

    There's been a lot of criticism over our start to the season but it's really nothing unusual for us to struggle in August. Here's our record under Brown in the first month of the season (EFL Trophy matches not included). YEAR P W D L F A 2013 6 3 0 3 6 5 2014 6 2 1 3 5 6 2015 6 0 3 3 3 7 2016 6...
  13. Another Surrey Shrimper

    Post-Match Thread and Ratings Gillingham Fc 2 - 1 Southend United - Checkatrade trophy

    Early difference - Gillingham were looking to shoot and willing to shoot. We stood off in an attempt to contain them - it didn't work. Parker's goal brought that home - not in a particular dangerous area but given bags of space and with a well hit shot from distance we were losing. We were...
  14. RHB

    Official Match Thread Gillingham Fc vs Southend United - Checkatrade trophy

    Oxley, Bwomono, Ferdinand (C), White, Timlin, McGlashan, Yearwood, Leonard, McLaughlin, Ba, Robinson
  15. RHB

    The Checkatrade Trophy A Poll on opinions

    As we start off again on Tuesday on the road to Wembley, this Cup more than anything other generates widely opposing opinions. So just to gauge the temperature of SZ this year, a poll for you to display what you think. Multiple choice allowed.
  16. RHB

    Pre-Match Thread Gillingham FC vs Southend United Checkatrade Trophy

    As the match thread from Saturday has now ambled towards this game we might as well have a pre-match thread for it. Gillingham twice in close succession two seasons running at the start of the season, it's just not fair somehow. Is this the match to blood youngsters, or will PB field the same...
  17. DoDTS

    No, 6 fixtures for Tuesday 29th August 2017

    6 of 13 PREDICTIONS OF THE FIRST SESSION 2017-18. CHECKATRADE TROPHY - oh what joy? All 7.45 pm kick-offs (except Col Ewe 730 pm) Tuesday 29th August 2017 Colchester v Reading U21....................................2-2 Crawley v Charlton....................................0-2...
  18. Shrimpergonzo

    Checkatrade Trophy Draw

    Col Ewe and Gills in our group, under-21 team drawn next week - will be one of: Brighton Chelsea Fulham Reading Southampton Swansea Spurs West Ham
  19. Napster

    Tilson, Emberson and Greaves

    http://www.barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk/sport/football/school-sport-barking-abbey-crowned-county-champions-1-5019991 Barking Abbey School under 19’s were crowned the Essex County Schools FA Chairman’s Trophy with an impressive 2-0 victory over SEEVIC College. There were experienced faces in...
  20. Uncle Leo

    Champions Trophy 2017

    Just saw a post by Ricky Otto in the England thread, but figured this tournament deserved its own one. Can England finally win a major 50 over tournament? Hearts says yes, head refuses to shake off all those years of hurt. And I'm still resentful about my Mum making me to go to school half way...