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  1. steveo

    Places you have visited

    Was in Jersey last week, and although I've swerved it on previous visits, I thought I would take a trip to the Nigel Mansell museum. Tenner to get in, wasn't expecting too much really, but spent a couple of hours there and was very impressed. I always had this bloke down as just another race...
  2. Ricky Otto

    Gagging order when you collect your season ticket

    This might have to go in the general football forum but I thought it was relevant to Southend United as we do like a moan on here and social media. Stan Collymore has brought attention to Charlton and their stance on fans bad mouthing the club on social media. It is alleged that CAFC are asking...
  3. manor15

    Post-Match Thread and Ratings Southend United 1-3 Gillingham v2.0

    Well that was a woeful second half. Wasn't there Saturday so won't draw comparisons but there was some atrocious defending on display and some hopeless attacking. First half was alright, but as soon as they put Jay Emmanuel-Thomas on it was game over and our defence looked like they all ****...
  4. steveo

    Long story, power cuts and a water dowser.

    If I had posted this when it started, it may have had the legs to match MK's fridge post. So i'll keep it short but you may get bored. Earlier this year, probably February time, I saw some damp patches on the left side outside wall of my house. Thought they would dry up but they didn't. We...
  5. Tangled up in Blue

    Does GB need nuclear weapons?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07knlf4www.bbc.com/news/uk-36822460 I don't think so but then I'm a unilateralist. Even if I wasn't,I'd still think they were a waste of money. Over to you.
  6. yogi bear up the cagire

    Midi blog

    I see the blog section appears just to deal with football, so I've stuck mine here. Don't know whether it will interest anyone but it was good therapy, unwinding after an exhausting weekend. MIDI BLOG Today is one of the few days I can sit in front of the computer with absolutely no guilt...
  7. Phil Brown and his systems

    Has anyone else noticed that when we lose, Brown comes out with "it wasn't about systems".....but yet when we win he's very quick to highlight the new system he's implemented having worked on it in training all week?! Utter nonsense. I've never known a manager over complicate a game of football...
  8. Ricey

    Johan Cruyff RIP

    Has died aged 68. Didn't know he was ill, wasnt he a heavy smoker? A great footballer in his day I've read so much about how great he was.
  9. londonblue

    Davis Cup 2016

    Off to a good start this weekend. Well done the team. I couldn't watch the last two sets of the match yesterday because I took my son to his tennis lesson, and then had one myself straight after, but from what I could see (the match was on in the club house) Murray looked out of it in the fourth...
  10. I Love My Team

    Before the doom mongers take over tonight , I could not be more proud of where my team sit this season in L1. Did not think we would be promoted last season - we were. Thought we would be fighting relegation this season - we haven't been close. Today wasn't great , but well done Brown and well...
  11. John McDonnell

    On Tuesday evening John McDonnell came to my work and did a speech on Labour's economic policy. The oddest thing was that it was basically a social democrat speech. It could have been given by Ed Miliband, Gordon Brown or Tony Blair. There wasn't a lot that he said that I or any other centre...
  12. Phil Brown on 5 Live

    He said earlier that the costs of policing a game is included in the tickets and Saturday wasn't policed properly. Most interesting was when he said he's in favour of standing and used to love standing under the lights at Sunderland
  13. londonblue

    Things You've Broken at Home and Got Away With

    Years ago, when I was still at school I had an 18th birthday party in my parents' house. My parents were very sensible and booked into a hotel for the night. That was partly to do with noise, and partly to do with the fact that about 20-30 people stayed over because they had travelled long...
  14. DoDTS

    Journey home

    After the game last night I got a bus home from Fairfax Drive and unfortunately their was a well known fan who shall we saw is not the whole ticket. He was shouting out that Tilson and Brown were the worst Southend managers ever, while he thought Fry and Whelen were very sociable. He had...
  15. Shrimpers are Magic

    Players everyone else seems to think are brilliant but you think are rubbish

    Southend players of course. Mine was Keith Jones, totally over hyped IMO. I remember going to Wolves away midweek where he did next to nothing but the fans were wetting themselves everytime he went near the ball - I just couldn't understand why. I wasn't a big fan of Benji either but he wrote...
  16. OldBlueLady

    RIP Jimmy Hill

    Wasn't sure whether to put this in the General Football Forum or not, but obits tend to go in the pub. RIP Jimmy, 87 years old, forever the face of football, player, manager, commentator, pundit. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35141430
  17. Yorkshire Blue


    I see he wasn't involved again last night. What's happened to him - is he injured? If so, when is he back? Such a key player.
  18. superblue24


    Wasn't sure whether to post this in the general or in politics, but this is an incredibly interesting watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPjzfGChGlE It's more geared towards the US obviously, but there are several relevant points he makes about immigration that apply to the UK not to...
  19. * ORM *

    Russian Plane crash now suspected bomb. What next?

    Wasn't sure whether to put here or in Politics forum. I'm starting to lose faith. The war on terror is 14 years old and I would argue that terrorism on a global scale is worse now than it was in 2001 Wiki is trying to tell me otherwise but I don't feel the world to be a safer place...
  20. Latest Rumours Ron and the mystery green folder

    Just had the pleasure of sharing a train platform at Rayleigh (London-bound) with our glorious leader as he joined the rest of us plebs on public transport. He had with him a tatty green �� that had seen better days, yet was not bulging. His hair wasn't looking its best given the...