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  1. Cricko

    Strange things that happen on holidays

    Prompted by Kaymacs post in the where would you like to live thread. It was I think about 1983 when I went to Vancover for a few months, I have relatives there and always wanted to visit the place. I met up with a guy and his wife, I forget their names now, but he asked me, "Would I help him...
  2. Office-worker conference call

    So I think that's everyone on the line. Let me share my screen with the agenda "Chris Powell has joined the meeting" Oh hi Chris, wasn't sure if you were joining. Just in time, we're getting the meeting started "Chris Powell has left the meeting"
  3. New Zealand vs England (Test series)

    Well that wasn't really the start we were after.
  4. RHB

    How old is your match day attire?

    On match day it's not uncommon to see baseball caps that are older than the invention of baseball caps worn by the more mature Southend supporter. I must be honest and say that I now don't have or wear anything of vintage status, but the reason for my ramblings is that yesterday I saw a guy...
  5. Hi everyone

    New member here. Moved to Essex for a spell from 1989 through 1998-ish and started following Southend United as my "local team" shortly thereafter. Went pretty regularly through the promotion seasons, driving to away games in a C-Reg Rover 216 with Jamie from Grays and Stuart "the postman"...
  6. manor15

    Latest Rumours Robinson rejects move away

    Chris Phillips says he turned down a move to a League 2 club and it wasn't just Lincoln in for him. Given he's got 2 years left on his deal here, who can blame him? One of the worst pieces of business we've done in years giving him a new deal in the summer after being not very good for 6 months...
  7. 'Behind closed doors'

    Just got back from B&L. Training being led by Ricky Duncan and Kevin Maher. Was initially told that i could stay if i remained in my car. Then someone came over and told me Ricky wasn't happy with me being there and i was told to leave. A white van was and two other cars, that were there...
  8. Why it wasn't a red

    After chatting to one of our backroom boys on Saturday (not PB) he told me the ref at Pompey said the reason he did not show a red card last Saturday......Although it was deliberate, there was players behind the guy who handled it :stunned::stunned::stunned: Utter tosh as it was going clean in...
  9. EEEP from a players perspective!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41839083 I found this an interesting. I initially clicked on it because I thought 'It really is, Finley Burns cost £175k' but it wasn't what I thought at all. If a player needs to move to a lower category academy for whatever reason, the new club could be...
  10. Proms 2017

    anyone else here into the proms? I went to the Saturday night one, pretty decent but I wasn't mad keen on the first piece. Going again on Monday for Shostakovich 10
  11. OldBlueLady

    Question for the women in your lives

    Here's one to tickle your fancy.....having lunch yesterday with my baby group friends (the kids are now all 23!), I was greeted with a question....it wasn't "how was your holiday?", after not having seen them for three weeks, no, it was "how do you put your bra on?" Now, the upshot of this was...
  12. * ORM *

    S Korea Impeachment

    Had a great week in Korea, at 11am yesterday I was leaving a meeting no more than a couple of hundred yards away from the Blue House, where the President lives. The South Koreans are the friendliest people in the world and the food is fantastic but the impeachment ruling yesterday meant it was a...
  13. legend timetable ?

    It wasn't until I got home on saturday that i noticed that Billy Best was introduced to the crowd on saturday . I saw this on twitter as normally, like hundreds of others I suspect, I'm either in the Spread/Railway before and tend to arrive at 2.59 . But would love to know if the club lets...
  14. davewebbsbrain

    Essex FA

    The U14 football team my son plays for had a game abandoned by the ref in late November 8 minutes before the end of the game because the opposition manger threatened the ref and the ref wasn't going to accept being threatened. We all heard the manager threaten the ref so we know it happened...
  15. Making the most of throw-ins

    In common with many other teams we do seem to have difficulty in getting full advantage from the humble throw-in. My case against the long throw is rather weakened by the clumsiness of Charlton's CBs a couple of weeks ago, and I do seem to recall that we scored from one in an away game ?last...
  16. Zavon Hines

    I've just listened to Phil Brown's post-match interview and when asked about Stephen McLaughlin's injury he started listing off people that could come in to the squad to replace him. Zavon Hines wasn't mentioned and to my knowledge hasn't yet made the bench for us. Is he just not match fit yet...
  17. RobM

    You never hear managers say...

    "The referee was awful. The two penalties he gave us never were fouls!" "The red card was fair. Our player deserved it" or "Their red card wasn't. I wouldn't have given it!" "It was well over the line and we should have lost 1-0!" "Their winning goal came after 97 minutes. Just in time, I say!"
  18. Lord Football

    Guest of Honour Today

    Today Southend have Alf Smith as guest of honour. I know Alf because he is the grandfather of my best mate. He is also one of the few people on the planet who when he speaks, I shut up. His story is incredible and he tells it an understated way. He spent his 21st birthday on a beach in Northern...
  19. Poor management

    Let's be honest, Last night the result had little meaning,win lose or draw we were through ! My beef is the rules state 5 first team players must play,Brown started with Fortune and Cox who both have clearly demonstrated they cannot score regularly ,then Cox is hooked in peculiar circumstances...
  20. Who actually signs the players ?

    Ron or Phil or another?? In fairness to Phil he must have better contacts surely?? We know Ron went over previous managers and signed "veterans/injured/one last pay day types/....has he been involved with the current crop who fit the criteria? Anton and Nile have hardly kicked a ball,it seems...