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THE SEVENTIES NORTH BANK

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Everything is fine and you have nothing to worry about.

The latest late payments was caused by one of those blasted Bank Holidays that appeared out of knowhere.

Our scout has been monitoring the best players from Three different well known clubs, Concord, Canvey and Billericay. We also have many youngsters sort of ready to fill in all the gaps left by those greedy deserters.

The Digger has a few mechanical problems at the moment, but should be ready any month now. In fact, to prove I am a hands on Chairman, I have been spending many hours of my valuable time trying to fix it myself.

I was told by Brian Wheeler that there is a large number of West Ham fans in Essex. So as a masterstroke to bring in much needed revenue, we now have a Claret away kit. Who says I am out of touch with Southend fans?
Remember, the more you invest in the club, the more fun I get in making it disappear.

People keep asking me why don't I try and get the transfer embargo lifted. I say 'Hey, if we sign players then they go on the wage bill', that's very bad, so the embargo is a handy thing to have at the moment, long may I let it continue.

I have also been heavily criticized for letting our only goalscoring striker Lee Barnard go for a paltry £150,000 when we could have got a lot more much needed money for him. The way I look at it is this. In 1972 Southend sold Bill Garner to Chelsea for £100,000. They have a similar scoring record, and yet I managed to get 50% more (Pie Chart to follow), without bartering with Southampton or the players agent, leaving me free to concentrate on things that matter to us Southend fans.

Our fans seem to be concerned that because of the player exodus, we may basically be playing last seasons reserve side in Div 2 next season, and that they kept getting thrashed 4,5 or 6 nil as they were full of our youth players. Although I haven't been in football that long, my view is that surely the Division 1 reserves is a lot stronger league than Division 2, and we will start winning 4,5 or 6 nil instead with these same players. After all, we need to be in the Championship to make the club viable.

In my eyes we are still in this upward spiral.
So keep buying the season tickets and new kits and just 'Believe'.
 
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Csboy

Manager
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Yes and Ron has also reportly said that Southend will only be in League two for one season and by letting go our few decent players he is well on the way to us getting out of League two very quickly and into the Conference.
 

Rob1920

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Regardless of whether anyone believes what he says any more, we could certainly do with a blog update from Ron. Maybe I just want to hear him say everythings ok & going to plan, in the way you may draw some desperate comfort from hearing your boss say you're not going to lose your job even though deep down inside you know the company's going bust.

If anyone on here has serious connections to the club please let Ron know the levels of concern we all have. We need to know when the embargo will be lifted. We need to know what the plans are for new players, and how many we intend to sign either permenantly or on loan. We need to know if work is going to start on the stadium this summer or not. Has the position of assistant manager been retired for now. And so on. And if he doesn't know the answers, ok (or not), but tell us the truth.

These are not knee jerk questions but ones all fans want genuine answers to. I think most of us can accept it won't all be good news but at least we'd know the score. Its the being kept in the dark that pi55es everyone off.
 

Cricko

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Leigh-On-Sea
Regardless of whether anyone believes what he says any more, we could certainly do with a blog update from Ron. Maybe I just want to hear him say everythings ok & going to plan, in the way you may draw some desperate comfort from hearing your boss say you're not going to lose your job even though deep down inside you know the company's going bust.

If anyone on here has serious connections to the club please let Ron know the levels of concern we all have. We need to know when the embargo will be lifted. We need to know what the plans are for new players, and how many we intend to sign either permenantly or on loan. We need to know if work is going to start on the stadium this summer or not. Has the position of assistant manager been retired for now. And so on. And if he doesn't know the answers, ok (or not), but tell us the truth.

These are not knee jerk questions but ones all fans want genuine answers to. I think most of us can accept it won't all be good news but at least we'd know the score. Its the being kept in the dark that pi55es everyone off.

We (The Zone Owners) have been in contact but the last we heard from his secretary was that he was recovering from an operation.
 

class

SZ's Official Accountant⭐
Joined
Sep 25, 2005
Messages
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Location
Basildon, Essex
We (The Zone Owners) have been in contact but the last we heard from his secretary was that he was recovering from an operation.

Has he had some lips sewn to his bum cheeks so that he can talk out of his arse better?
 

Crawliano

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Benfleet
We (The Zone Owners) have been in contact but the last we heard from his secretary was that he was recovering from an operation.

And that's all you're gonna do?

I demand you go and smash the place up at least.
Or make something up.
 

BluesMike61

Youth Team
Joined
Sep 12, 2008
Messages
206
Location
Benfleet
Regardless of whether anyone believes what he says any more, we could certainly do with a blog update from Ron. Maybe I just want to hear him say everythings ok & going to plan, in the way you may draw some desperate comfort from hearing your boss say you're not going to lose your job even though deep down inside you know the company's going bust.

If anyone on here has serious connections to the club please let Ron know the levels of concern we all have. We need to know when the embargo will be lifted. We need to know what the plans are for new players, and how many we intend to sign either permenantly or on loan. We need to know if work is going to start on the stadium this summer or not. Has the position of assistant manager been retired for now. And so on. And if he doesn't know the answers, ok (or not), but tell us the truth.

These are not knee jerk questions but ones all fans want genuine answers to. I think most of us can accept it won't all be good news but at least we'd know the score. Its the being kept in the dark that pi55es everyone off.

Funny you should mention knee jerk,as I understand Ron is recovering from a knee operation,probably caused by his long jumping antics during his Southend Athletics Club days! He has been in considerable pain,by all accounts.
 

Badboyshrimp

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Oct 27, 2009
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I've had a really **** day at work today and can't see it getting any better in the near future could Ron lend me a pair of rose tinted please, please, please.
 

Fish

Manager
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May 14, 2005
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Location
Witham
Funny you should mention knee jerk,as I understand Ron is recovering from a knee operation,probably caused by his long jumping antics during his Southend Athletics Club days! He has been in considerable pain,by all accounts.

So he does know how to take a runnning jump then?
 

THE SEVENTIES NORTH BANK

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Funny you should mention knee jerk,as I understand Ron is recovering from a knee operation,probably caused by his long jumping antics during his Southend Athletics Club days! He has been in considerable pain,by all accounts.



He has been in all accounts and caused considerable pain.

Edited for accuracy.
 
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