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  1. Huddersfield 1st Fixture.

    I saw Huddersfield's friendly against a full strength Newcastle the other evening, as a friend lives up north. People wondered why Clarke left to join them, well the evidence was in their play. Good fast flowing football, excellent link up play and very very unlucky not to win. They had by far...
  2. BaileytheQuitter

    Remaining positive

    Even before I start writing this article I get a feeling it is hard to keep/get everyone feeling positive with the current situation of the squad/lack of signings. But we do need to remember, we do still have some good players, who can do a decent job. Okay. Steve Mildenhall- Massive...
  3. DTS

    Why have we no fixture on Nov 28th.

    Help, Thinking of taking Mrs DtS away for her birthday. I have decided we cant possibly go the weekend of her birthday - that just wouldnt be fair as she will want to see family and friends (Plus were at home to Franchise Scum). Week before is Yeovil which I cant see myself doing but week...
  4. steveo


    Tired of constantly being broke and stuck in an unhappy marriage, a young husband decided to solve both problems by taking out a large insurance policy on his wife, with himself as the beneficiary, and then arranging to have her killed. A 'friend of a friend' put him in touch with a nefarious...
  5. BoyWonder2

    Joint Facebook accounts

    This is part two of the Facebook discussions at work. Basically, two of my friends recently have set up joint Facebook accounts with their birds, but the only one on it is the bird. We was talking about this in the office today, and one of the guys is thinking of having a joint account so they...
  6. Slipperduke

    Tevez - The Big Girl

    Heroes can be hard to find in modern football. It's difficult to feel any connection to a teenage millionaire when he signs a contract large enough to fund a hospital wing before he's even scored his 20th Premier League goal. It's impossible to respect a man who passionately expresses his desire...
  7. This season

    I have read with interest all the fuss about no money and my heart swells with pride it makes me proud of what we can achieve with nothing look at sir andy sugar local man made good he had nothing now look at him We all know the club is in a hole probably to the tune of 5m and possibly going...
  8. Slipperduke

    Rafa At Boiling Point

    I love this time of the year. It's always mid-July when you first start to feel those tingles of anticipation.. It only ever takes something small to set you off on a glorious meander around the inside of your head, fantasising about the new campaign. The realisation that the first pre-season...
  9. Shrimper

    Possible marketing scheme

    Hey all, me again, i was recently reading an old version of my FourFourTwo magazine and in it there was an article on a new racing sport which was a cross between Formula 1 and Football with the racing cars sporting the badges of the teams in question. In the article it said that clubs don't...
  10. Shrimper

    My two cents

    I'm getting very irritated with the lack of news regarding new faces or even links to new faces that could potentially join Southend United. As soon as we beat Cheltenham we lost two of our key players in the season with the end of Dervite and Robinson's loans from Tottenham and Watford...
  11. The Big Shrimp

    Paul Benson

    Our reserve team on the other side of the Thames have put in a bid of £150K in an attempt to tempt The Daggers to part with Paul Benson. This is according to the Sun, but I wouldn't be surprised!
  12. chadded

    Confed Cup

    Following on from the USAs impressive victory over Spain last night, tuned into South Africa V Brazil just now with about 75 minutes gone and the score nil nil. Managed to get 13/8 on Brazil to win. Cheers Danny Alves. Fiver on that became £13 something. Easy money. Anyway, seeing as theres...
  13. fbm

    Loans v Permanents

    Interesting question this... yes, I know we suffered last year due to the lack of loan players availability at certain times. But, just for interest, consider this... Obviously Tilson wants to bring in players permanently who are better than what we have. Every signing he has made (with the...
  14. sufc_tom


    Today at work a guy come in to buy a couple of trousers and started to tell me he had no money. I immediately thought as he must be in his 70's - 80's it might be because of his age. But no. He said that his wife is in a care home (bearing in mind he WEEK, for her to be in this home. And as...
  15. MrB

    What a name!

    Gabon I bet Gordon Brown wouldn't be having all his current problems if he had a name like that.
  16. Slipperduke

    Money Can't Buy Honour

    Footballers are a funny lot. Sometimes, it's like they have their own language. In their world an 'egg' or a 'nugget' means a foolish person, 'beans-on-toast' means the goalpost and 'I want to play Champions League football,' actually means, 'To hell with that, I want to earn more money in a...
  17. DTS

    Question Players you would most/ least like to holiday with and why

    If you won a Blues Lottery competion and had to go on holiday with one of the players who would you most / least like to go with and why? I think Adam Barrett would be a good laugh to go away I as you could have a bit of banter with him. As were both recent Dads we could swap tales of...
  18. yogi bear up the cagire

    Meanwhile...........across the channel......

    ...................................football lives on. Results from last nights final round of second division matches brought plenty of excitement and some interest for this board. For those still dreaming of a 'French Jolly'.......................it's now really a boat trip away! Many...
  19. Ayrshire Blue

    Play off final

    Hooper straight back in to the starting line up. Whitbread & Harris passed fit for Millwall. Have mixed feelings on who I want to win this one. I hate Millwall but if they go up we would get rid of them and we wouldn't have a trip to their horrible place next season. If Hooper is in L1 next...
  20. Slipperduke

    Shakhtar Uk-reign Supreme

    Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 Werder Bremen (aet) Adriano, 25 Naldo, 35 Jadson, 97 We've been told for some time that a new footballing power is rising in the east and Shakhtar Dontesk's capture of the UEFA Cup is compelling evidence indeed . The Ukrainian giants, funded by a wealth of gas revenue and...