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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. ARE THINGS HAPPENING? Men checking buildings.

    This afternoon I went to book Wet Sham tickets. As I made my way back to my car, three men walked nearby, one holding paperwork. They were looking at the old buildings beside the car park, behind the rear of our ticket office and to its right as you look at it. One said "These buildings are...
  3. Mad Cyril

    Recent DIY wins

    I recently noticed the pressure gauge reading low on my combi boiler. I re-pressurized the system only to notice the pressure drop off again over the next few days. This pointed to a leak in the central heating system which could have involved ripping up newly laid floors at worst and at best...
  4. Helllooo, Yellloowwws, Yelllowwwsss!

    HeyShrimpers, Nervous,very nervous! No, not at the very easy process of joiningShrimperzone, but the longing hope filled gazes at my phone. Waiting,waiting... will the ticket office call back with Morecambe tickets?! Is'ntit great that an essentially simple sport and supporting SUFC (I'msure we...
  5. Uncle Leo

    Favourite 'secondary' characters in TV shows

    Favourite main characters in TV shows get all the praise - Homer Simpson, Basil Fawlty, Edmund Blackadder, Omar Little, Tony Soprano, Ken Barlow, the list goes on. But what about your favourite 'secondary' characters, those who may only appear in occasional episodes, or who don't always get...
  6. IronMike

    Greetings Southend United

    Hello all, How not to create the best impression - well here goes :facepalm:... I'm a West Ham United die hard, (fourth generation), season ticket holder for twenty years, plus countless away games. :omg: Currently going through a typically stressful and unnecessarily, long drawn out house...
  7. Spare Twenty20 tickets for sale

    Hello there. i have some spare T20 tickets for sale. Essex v Hampshire Fri 28th June & Essex v Middlesex Fri 12th July @ Chelmsford. They are sold out. Front row seats. When I bought them they were £30 each so that is all I want for them. hope it is ok to post this here, I'm not making any...
  8. Social Care Proposals

    I'm really hoping someone can explain this to me because I don't understand it. Social care (excluding accommodation costs) will be capped at £75k per person and additional help will be provided for those with assets worth less than £123k. Any additional cost will be picked up by the taxpayer...
  9. Feedback on an article

    Not sure where this should go - thought that seeing as it's Southend-related, I'd put it here. I'm looking towards a career in football journalism and wrote an article for the latest issue of All At Sea, which I'm sure some of you will have read. Obviously I'm always looking for ways to improve...
  10. DTS

    DtS's Last Man Standing competition.

    For no real reason I have decided to run a last man standing contest. Purely for the fun of it. Idea is as follows Each week you have to select one club from the 20 premier football league clubs that you think will win their weekend fixture. If they win you are through to the next round. If...
  11. Barry Corr

    Your wish was granted! He might get us to Anfield/Old Trafford etc... Good enough for a top league 1 team? Not any more Corr's headers are four dimensional because they break the time-space continuum Maybe before, but not now. No, Barry Corr scores goals. #barnabluegetsitwrongagain
  12. Rob Noxious

    The Original Rude Boy

    "It's a bit like what Charlie Watts said about the Stones ... five years playing, twenty years waiting around." Sir Buttz Yoddles spoke wearily as he was in discomfort from a horrific abscess for which he had just started taking analgesic medication. His weariness was not helped by the...
  13. Leeboy

    Stan Collymore

  14. The Truth ( (Hillsborough)

    When the headline of ‘The Truth’ was printed twenty three years ago Kelvin Mackenzie the then editor of the Sun probably never thought this day would really ever happen !. A day when the real truth of this disaster was published and hopefully those responsible will be named and shamed. The...
  15. Ayrshire Blue

    Southend Utd vs Colchester Utd Fan's Charity Match

    On 23rd September 2012 a group of Southend United supporters will take on a group of Essex rivals, Colchester United supporters in order to raise funds for the Forget me not suite. We invite anyone and everyone who is able to attend this event in support of such a great cause. Admission is...
  16. Firestorm

    Play off income

    From the FL site http://www.football-league.co.uk/regulations/20110629/npower-football-league-play-off-rules_2293633_2358924 5.2 Income from television broadcasting of any match shall not form part of the proceeds of the match. Facility fees payable to Clubs shall be determined by the Board...
  17. Cricko

    A Cow based Economics Lesson.

    SOCIALISM You have 2 cows. You give one to your neighbor. COMMUNISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and gives you some milk. FASCISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and sells you some milk. NAZISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and shoots you. BUREAUCRATISM You have 2...
  18. CC51DAS

    Club to experiment with free admission ?

    With attendances starting to dwindle, I understand that the Club is to look at possible ways to entice the so called 'marginal supporters' who might otherwise be tempted by the lure of neighbouring clubs such as Canvey , Chelmsford and even Braintree Town, to visit Roots Hall. It is not thought...
  19. DoDTS

    Memory Lane Season reviews 1920 to 1955

    Now I know that this is't everyone's cup of tea but to pass the long soccerless days here's my take on Blues history season by season: SEASON 1919-20 FROM BANKRUPTCY TO SUCCESS The first season after football had closed down for the First World War, and at the start of the season the only...
  20. South Bank Hank

    Mohsni: Our best worst player ever...

    ...or our worst best player, I can't decide. In switching Mohsni up-front for the last twenty minutes today, was Sturrock mixing it up a bit, giving the fans something to get behind or dodging having to substitute the danger man in our defense? Like everyone else, I love a bit of Mohsni...