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  1. Play at Roots Hall for Charity- Football Aid

    Bid to Play at Roots Hall Southend United have once again joined forces with Football Aid, allowing football fans the opportunity to play on the hallowed turf of Roots Hall in2011, while raising vital funds for charity at the same time. Football Aid offers Blues’ fans the opportunity...
  2. Ref Watch ..... Rotherham away

    No lack of experience with Saturday's referee. It is Scott Mathieson from Stockport who I believe is the longest serving Football League referee, this being his 16th season. His early seasons pre-date readily available records but I don't recall him ever appearing at Roots Hall. He has...
  3. Razam

    Field of Dreams

    Has anyone been played in previous years?
  4. DTS

    Eastbourne Views

    Got my first pre-season for a few years under my belt today. Eastbourne is only 45 mins or so from home so I made the trip along with my daughter. My first thoughts were I was amazed by big the squad were in terms of height. There are some decent sized players out there which I am guessing must...
  5. fbm

    Are we that surprised really?

    My first post for a while, have been lurking and reading with interest. Is this the worst state the club has ever been in? Well, I remember the dark days of the 1980's when we were hours from extinction. It was different. I can't remember if it was worse, but it was different. The only...
  6. Slipperduke

    Bafana Bafana Stand Proud

    South Africa 1-1 Mexico SOUTH AFRICA STAND TALL IN FRONT OF THE WORLD They called them the weakest hosts in the history of the World Cup. They said that they would be outclassed, that they would never progress from the group stage. They were wrong. After months of training camps and practice...
  7. Favourite World Cup Advert?

    So, everyone will be getting behind England for the World Cup and hyping up our chances of winning it, but what is your favourite advert? These are the ones I've seen so far. Carlsberg - The one going down the tunnel with England greats in it and the Lion at the end. The Sun(?) - Terry...
  8. Monster Raving Loony Party

    Points to consider... Iraq. Polcy on Iraq: Since Iraq needs to have a proper infrastructure before they can run their own country, I propose we send our traffic wardens out to Iraq to give tickets to American Jeeps and Tanks illegally parked thereby raising much needed revenue for the Iraq...
  9. Smudger

    Full details from the High Court - For all Q&A attendees

    With thanks to Shrimpacus on the "Stadium" forum..... Fw: HIGH COURT COPY FROM UK LAW NEWS League One side Southend United were today given one final chance to pay debts of more than £400,000 to the taxman - all thanks to supermarket giants Sainsbury's. Mrs Registrar Derrett adjourned the...
  10. Aaron Ramsey

    In the Stoke Arsenal game today, Ramsey suffered an horrific injury after a tackle from Shawcross who was sent off but left the field in tears. The TV station I was watching the game online on didn't replay the incident, but a lot of players on both sides seemed shocked by the injury. Really...
  11. Win a training day experience at Southend United with Coca-Cola

    ** Posted with the kind permission of the site admin ** To celebrate their sixth season as title sponsors of the Football League, Coca-Cola is offering fans once in a lifetime opportunities to get exclusive behind the scenes access, at your club. One lucky fan of every single Coca-Cola...
  12. manor15

    Support Tonight

    Tonight is one of the biggest nights in the clubs history. Chelsea and Man Utd will get more attention when you flick back through the history books in 50 years time but Gillingham at Roots Hall is far more important to the future of our club. Think of all the wonderful memories you have of...
  13. Ref Watch Millwall

    Friday night's referee is Dean Whitestone from Northampton, in his fourth season as a Football League referee, making his fifth visit to Roots Hall. His most recent visits were last season for the opening game win over Peterborough (when three visitors were cautioned) and later last season...
  14. Col U boys

    Although some comments have been made in other threads - I just wanted to comment on how well both players aquitted themselves today. I thought Heath was the better of the two centre backs in the match - he kept a very good player quiet all match. White also put in in a very competent...
  15. Slipperduke

    Cheated Chelsea Lose The Plot

    It was a night that should have been memorable for the beauty of Michael Essien's opening goal, but it is a raging Didier Drogba who will linger in the mind's eye. Furious with the referee's failure to award any one of four possible penalties, he shouted and screamed in his face before being...
  16. ablegrandson

    Question McCormack escapes

    At the final whistle yesterday noticed that Al shot straight off down the tunnel. Anyone notice if he came back out, or did he miss the lap of honor completely. Maybe he was caught short :unsure:
  17. Slipperduke

    Champions League Reports

    Apologies, I've been rushed off my feet this week. Here's both games for you. Is it so inconceivable that Arsenal could end this strangest of seasons as Champions of Europe? Arsene Wenger described his side as 'super-outsiders' before the first leg of their clash with Villarreal, but even after...
  18. seany t

    Wembley: A Nation(al Stadium) divided?

    As a stadium, I still feel entirely undecided about Wembley. It's most impressive outside, lit up at night - a glowing beacon calling sports fans to its central hub. And it's a very slick operation, delivering colossal volumes of food and drink at breakneck speed, being very sensibly laid out...
  19. Slipperduke

    Listen To The Lessons Of Clough

    On the weekend that saw the UK release of the Brian Clough movie 'The Damned United', it was alarming to see Manchester United's discipline crumbling in a way that 'Old Big 'Ed' would never have tolerated. The legendary Nottingham Forest and Derby manager was rarely short of a quote and I can...
  20. Slipperduke

    SZ Novella - Chapter Five

    Chapter Five - Red Sky At Night, Stokes' Delight Ricey sprinted down the back-alley, feet slipping and sliding on the wet concrete as he went. The sound of a gunshot echoed off the walls and he instinctively ducked, almost falling to the ground. Reaching the end of the passageway, he turned...