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  1. Ricky Otto

    Cheltenham 2018

    With under 2 weeks to go I thought I'd start up this years Cheltenham thread up. Who look like the bankers this year? Buveur D'air, Apples Jade, Altior, SAMCRO? Where is the value to be found? I don't think the standard is as high as previous years overall, so there is going to be value bets...
  2. Does Jon Venables deserve execution?

    Following on from a very brief discussion in a seperate thread a few months ago, it's been confirmed today that Jon Venables is to once again stand trial for possessing indecent images of children. I'd like to gauge people's thoughts on whether Corporal Punishment would be justified here...
  3. Blues4LifeDan

    Peterborough away, help convince me.

    I have a problem and I think some others may have the same issue too. I'm undecided on whether to go to Peterborough or not. I can think of many cons of going and sadly not enough pro's. So I call on fellow shrimpers to advise me of the pro's of going to said match, please help me.
  4. Congratulations Colchester United.

    It would be churlish not to acknowledge Colchester United being awarded The Football League Family Club of the Year. An award to be proud of. Of course it should have read Small family club of the year but lets not begrudge them their one and only success this season. I suppose it must have been...
  5. Uncle Leo

    Cardiff City - The Bluebirds are back

    Cardiff have announced that they will be changing back to blue kits with immediate effect. Newly re-designed badge, with the bluebird returning, to follow shortly thereafter. Good news for Cardiff - wonder what mental stuff Vincent Tan will come up with next though....
  6. Benfleet A1

    Labour Party Conference 2014

    Surprised no-one else has started this off. Looks like Ed Balls have spelled out some vote winners. http://news.sky.com/story/1339787/balls-we-have-learnt-from-our-mistakes Well? Are these polices going to convince you?
  7. manor15

    Group A - Brazil, Croatia, Mexico and Cameroon

    Group A, the group of the host nation, and possibly even the favourites. It seems that the draw has been kind to Brazil, and they will be expected to qualify from the group easily. The battle for second place and qualification to the next round will be close, with all three of the other teams...
  8. Gary Rowett on BBC Radio

    Not sure if anybody else had heard the Burton Manager this evening on the BBC website being interviewed after the match but it sounded to me that he was trying to convince himself (as well as everybody else) that it all ultimately went to plan today and that playing SUFC (vs. Fleetwood and York)...
  9. Jam_Man

    England to play 2 friendlies in Miami prior to Brasil

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/england/10560786/World-Cup-2014-England-to-play-Ecuador-and-Honduras-in-Miami-as-final-preparations-for-Brazil-showpiece.html Well as annoying as it was to realise Id booked my return tickets for Florida for when England are playing Italy its a...
  10. Razam

    Only You

    Building on the feel-good factor of the last few games, how about trying to get a SUFC 'anthem' going? In the TBV sub-forum, I suggessted this song from Yazoo, and it was met with a positive response, so I thought we could put it to the vote :unsure: Yazoo, were a band from the 80's, formed of...
  11. IloveShrimp

    Question Is Shrimper Zone addictive?

    So many times and for various reasons I have decided that I would not come on here anymore only to come back for more. Its it bit like my seaso really, every season I convince myself that I will not renew... but I always do! So is SZ addictive?
  12. Question Exeter away tickets

    Hi all. I have managed to convince a few mates to come see us play Exeter away and was wondering if people were more likely to be sitting or standing as don't much fancy being separated from the majority of people. How many do you think we will take? That's all, thanks and have a good day
  13. TrueBlue

    Your top 3 tearjerkers

    Going through my music collection today I was thinking of my all time top 3 tearjerking songs! You know the kind when your down and the only thing that can help strangely is more bad music! Cant help but cry when I here the 3 below! :'( Top 3....(in no order) Sting - Shape of my heart...
  14. shrimperjon

    Vale struggling for players

    Just seen this on a vale forum, looks like they are struggling. And for probably the first time this season we have practically a full strength squad available and also competition for places etc. I actually feel like we have a geniune chance of a good run coming up. Valiants short of numbers...
  15. Vodafone

    Found this on another forum, had me in stitches! Dear All I thought I would share my ongoing, and unresolved, problems with Vodafone in case anyone had never used their crummy tax-avoiding service before. In summary, I have spoken to a total of 14 (forteen) different customer services...
  16. Smiffy

    8 Through The Gate v Oxford

    With our boys sitting top and currently providing us with the best start to a season for 21 years. It's now time for the people of Southend and Essex to support their local side. We are unbeaten in 10 games and have won 9 of those and next Saturday Nov 5th, we face 4th placed Oxford in what...
  17. palexander

    Official Match Thread (Full-Time) Needham Market 0-5 Southend XI

    Anyone popping down the A12 tonight? Blues rumoured too be lining up again with mostly youth players ala Great Wakering. All the recent trialists have apparently gone and maybe some others will get a chance tonight. Rumoured to be appearing is former Stoke forward Vincent Pericard who was most...
  18. palexander

    Latest Rumours Vincent Pericard

    Possibly playing tonight! Would be a very good signing methinks... :thumbsup:
  19. pickledseal

    Vote of no confidence for Gove

    This would be an interesting move.... <link> I loved this quote: I do thing that general contentment amongst teachers, as with many public sector workers, must be at record low in recent times. Now before we get into "public sector workers don't know how good they've got it" debate - and...
  20. Cricko

    The Apprentice Zone Sweepstake draw.

    The Apprentice candidates... The Draw. 1.........Hong Kong Fooieeeeee..............Alex Britez Cabral 2.........Pubey....................................Edward Hunter Fired. 3.........Fasto....................................Tom Pellereau 4.........MK...