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General Discussion / Re: Football Injuries
« on: August 25, 2021, 11:58:47 AM »
Great news!

General Discussion / Re: Clunan
« on: August 24, 2021, 10:26:54 AM »
Mallard has shown that he doesn’t get the essence of nipsterism, or nipsters.  And others, imho, are too stuck on “beef” in positions where we need “players” !  A nipster can be any size, not merely “slight”, although good nipsters tend to be smaller ( or what the macho analysts call “ a low centre of gravity” , because saying “small” messes up their “Big and Strong” fixation.  The essence is the ability to trick their way past an opponent, and nip away over a short distance.  “Beef” or “ Strength” is often a cliche, usually spouted by those who buy the macho nonsense spoken by pundits, to make out there is something extra in the “English game”.  Players are often said to have “used their strength” , when a playback shows there was no contact whatsoever !  Salah, Mane, even Grealish are all nipsters.  Players nearly always murder beefcake !!  Glad to be of service !!

Messi, Xavi and Iniesta were / are all decent nipsters with low centres of gravity?

General Discussion / Re: Stadium Manager
« on: August 23, 2021, 07:09:02 PM »
A47 linnet will you be there on the 7th come up and induced yourself  to me then I’ll know use behind the silly name ,apart from me and Gordon Chivers who use their real name and then being accused of being in infant school is a bit of a joke

I'm fairly sure that i know his identity and if correct, A47 linnet has made a very considerable contribution to the club going back over many years, in various capacities. By the way you can add me to your list of those who use their real name!

General Discussion / Re: Stadium Manager
« on: August 23, 2021, 10:16:45 AM »
Easy to get confused with who is doing what at the club etc. Seems to be a very fluid situation these days.

Fluid = confused?

General Discussion / Re: Future games
« on: August 22, 2021, 12:28:14 PM »
If price is not an issue the sky's the limit?

General Discussion / Re: Southend (21st August)
« on: August 22, 2021, 10:51:04 AM »
So the simple question is ...Why are we the most expensive and what is the justifying logic.......

I think it’s because it was decided we needed a bigger budget to compete in this league, and so prices went up to increase the budget. Basing decisions on what SC wants the club to be,  rather than what it can afford.

It is worth remembering the pricing structure last year was never really put to the test.

Increasing the price of something does not always result in the desired outcome of higher revenue?

General Discussion / Re: Today.
« on: August 21, 2021, 11:56:03 AM »
I am trying to put a positive spin on today, but I'm having my worries. In the last 24 hours I have seen the club ask for turnstile men/woman, and Extra stewards needed. This is our biggest league game since York City, (with crowds). Its saying that 1500 Southend fans are coming, are we ready? I don't think so, as for the game itself, I'm going for 2-2, and 3500 att.

Has Joe Biden been hired to organise things?

General Discussion / Re: New Striker signed
« on: August 20, 2021, 10:47:43 PM »
Always looking for a negative response B&G. A goal is a goal whether it be a penalty or some other way.
You’ve only just noticed ??  If we signed messi they’d  say he’s to old or  don’t score enough headers

If we had signed Messi i wonder if his commercial potential would have been fully exploited? I very much doubt it.

General Discussion / Re: Seat numbers
« on: August 19, 2021, 10:32:59 PM »
Exactly Kes I read lots are arriving on the10.30 train and then on the lash ...interesting day ahead

 Will the team be running out to the Kaiser Chiefs.....I predict a riot??

General Discussion / Re: F OT L open evening
« on: August 19, 2021, 03:13:42 PM »
Has a new commercial manager yet been appointed?

General Discussion / Re: Activity at Ground
« on: August 17, 2021, 04:29:36 PM »
Could be a pair of Hollywood actors. You never know, Wrexham one day, Kings Lynn the next. 😃

Wallace and Gromit?

General Discussion / Re: 2000 sold
« on: August 17, 2021, 11:36:40 AM »
There are businessmen....and businessmen?

General Discussion / Re: A week to go
« on: August 16, 2021, 10:34:06 PM »

General Discussion / Re: Food
« on: August 13, 2021, 10:50:00 AM »
With a seat at £25 and a programme at 3.50 surely SC won’t begrudge the fans finding less expensive food and drink outlets away from the Ground?   Think the fans are doing enough for him by paying admission prices.

He can’t have it every way.

He seems to think he can?

General Discussion / Re: Southend Tickets.
« on: August 11, 2021, 12:08:07 PM »
Kes, there is a wealth of experience out there which could have been used for the benefit of the Club and Community.

Sadly too many bridges have been burnt for that to happen now and that is a huge shame.

Kenny, you are so right about that. It is ludicrous that people like Gordon and there are others, have been alienated.

By the way i have never met Gordon but am very aware of his all round contribution to the club over many years.

A true supporter!!

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