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  1. Mrs Baylock's Poetry Corner - Generally Speaking

    Hello Shrimpers new & old - after the lamentable defeat yesterday it seemed to me that we were lacking that most sturdy & combatable elements of a successful team - Ie a midfield general (& a left back/winger & all action CB). Here is my poetry plea to the all-mighty Ron to sort this out. We...
  2. Shrimpergarry

    Tommy Widdrington

    Tommy was apparently one of 4 candidates considered for the Braintree job, which went to Alan Devonshire, according to this article: http://www.thisistotalessex.co.uk/sport/Wily-Devonshire-knows-hard-job-ahead-Iron/article-3595065-detail/article.html
  3. OldBlueLady

    Half season player review

    Ok, an idea purloined from 606, a review of our players' performances so far this season, reasons and rating out of 10, plus your player of the half season and most improved player of the half season. I have to give credit to those who have had to deal with a great deal of adversity on the...
  4. Aberdeen Shrimper

    If there was a Civil War??

    One of Glasgow’s comments on another thread prompted me to start this one. Imagine that Civil War broke out in the UK and you were put in charge of a unit of 10 men/women. These 10 men/women would be the elite of the elite and all hand chosen by yourself from fellow Zone members. You...
  5. Rusty Shackleford

    X-Files Special: Prince of Wales really is a Charlie

    From Mark Steyn writing on NRO: According to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, we only have 96 months left to save the planet. I’m impressed. 96 months. Not 95. Not 97. July 2017. Put it in your diary. Usually the warm-mongers stick to the same old drone that we only have ten years left...
  6. Slipperduke

    Spain Pacify Iraqi Resistance

    Spain 1-0 Iraq Villa 55 The trouble with winning well is that it never goes unnoticed. For every barnstorming 5-0 victory, resplendent with glorious passing and breathtaking goals, there's always a coach out there somewhere who watches it and thinks, 'that's not going to happen to me.' More...
  7. sufcintheprem

    Before we all get too excited (more stats)

    Our record against top half opposition goes... P4 W0 D0 L4 F5 A11 (eleven!) I've still not quite worked out whether this is against teams currently in the top half or top half at the time but top half now would mean Orient, Leeds, Tranmere and Brighton (just). Rather re-enforces the point...
  8. Chelsea 2 Col U 3

    Davison v Cudicini: Experience and games (AD) vs. talent on the bench (CC). Will lack of games count against Cudicini? Can AD overcome (and atone for?) his FA Cup howler against Blackburn? Verdict: draw Duguid v Robben: Will Col******r's erstwhile club captain ever face a sterner test...