Author Topic: Southend Football  (Read 46074 times)

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Re: Southend Football
« Reply #450 on: 29 October, 2021, 04:49:56 pm »
Indeed, it's not about football so it should probably be in P&OBI. But much of what is happening to Southend, in the name of football, indicates how many very powerful tails wag our political dog. I'm sure this is by no means unique to Southend.

In the bowels of P&OBI are threads about Southend Airport and its expansion. A vast amount of public money has been ploughed into this, to the extent that a road has been diverted, a station built, and a runway extended so that Stobart, EasyJet and Ryanair can fly planes out of the airport to new, exciting destinations. And - guess what? Ryanair and Easyjet have both fucked off, leaving the airport with very few passenger flights.

The very strong link between the airport project and the football project is that the driving forces are very dodgy geezers who are no strangers to the inside of courtrooms for the wrong reasons. Yet our council is prepared to humour them and support them in projects which do nothing to enhance the experience of the people who live here - quite the opposite. The significant part of the town's population who are unfortunate to live under the flight path have had their lives blighted by noise, and if the football club gets its way, the two roads I mentioned in my piece to the council will become even more snarled up than they already are, leaving about half the town - the eastern half - having to negotiate ceaseless traffic jams before they can access the rest of the world. 20 years ago I played a reasonably major role in trying to stop the council from widening Priory Crescent to dual carriageway. We were successful, but I'm realistic enough understand that that probably wasn't our doing so much as the council massively underestimating how much the road was going to cost. I shall forever be grateful to Tom Brake, Lib Dem transport spokesman at the time, who stood up in parliament and told the then Sec of State for Transport, Alistair Darling, that it would be the most expensive 800 metres of non-motorway road in the world, and it would be "cheaper to pave it with gold".

That issue was the major talking point in Southend Council for about 10 years, because of the congestion. I have yet to watch the rest of the proceedings of that meeting, but I will be surprised if any of the current councillors give it a mention.
Bach without a doubt.

Re: Southend Football
« Reply #451 on: 03 November, 2021, 01:07:17 pm »
Southend won a game.

In fact it was a convincing score line 4-1


however, they were playing Dover who are on course to end season still on a negative points total

Re: Southend Football
« Reply #452 on: 07 November, 2021, 11:41:28 am »
See Southend have decided to concentrate on the league and foregone a cup run

Re: Southend Football
« Reply #453 on: 07 November, 2021, 12:04:32 pm »
 ;D

I think Halifax was the place to be for cup football yesterday:-

FC Halifax 7  Maidenhead 4  !

Re: Southend Football
« Reply #454 on: 16 November, 2021, 10:20:08 am »
Another defeat for Southend at the weekend.


Re: Southend Football
« Reply #455 on: 16 November, 2021, 11:30:17 am »
HTGT - it's not going well, is it, though probably according to plan!

Maybe you are going to have to bite the bullet and draw a line under Southend.  I found it surprisingly easy to do when the Arab murderers bought Newcastle.  I ditched decades of supporting my childhood team and now throw my almost non-existent weight behind Rochdale, where I've lived for 40 years and more.  I thought it would be hard, but it wasn't!

All the best

Peter

Maybe Woking might be a better bet?  They seem to be doing ok!

Re: Southend Football
« Reply #456 on: 16 November, 2021, 05:09:41 pm »
HTGT - it's not going well, is it, though probably according to plan!

Maybe you are going to have to bite the bullet and draw a line under Southend.  I found it surprisingly easy to do when the Arab murderers bought Newcastle.  I ditched decades of supporting my childhood team and now throw my almost non-existent weight behind Rochdale, where I've lived for 40 years and more.  I thought it would be hard, but it wasn't!

All the best

Peter

Maybe Woking might be a better bet?  They seem to be doing ok!


 


I don't follow Southend and never have done.

i'm just a football fan who takes an interest in what's going on across the football fixture

Re: Southend Football
« Reply #457 on: 16 November, 2021, 06:40:47 pm »
OK!

Wowbagger

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Re: Southend Football
« Reply #458 on: 20 November, 2021, 02:54:04 pm »


I had this drawn to my attention recently, demonstrating the dedication of some SUFC supporters. I'm told that the match is San Marino v England.
Bach without a doubt.

Re: Southend Football
« Reply #459 on: 25 November, 2021, 10:01:35 am »
Best result on the pitch in a while for Southend on Tuesday night.

Their home game was postponed as visitors had Covid outbreak.

Southend fans seen wandering about dazed & confused as not used to Southend not losing on a matchday

Re: Southend Football
« Reply #460 on: 25 November, 2021, 08:15:24 pm »
 ;D

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Re: Southend Football
« Reply #461 on: 26 November, 2021, 10:06:10 am »
I read that SUFC chairman Ron “Honest” Martin’s court case in respect of allegations that he and another defrauded HMRC of a sum in excess of £5m has been adjourned, with talk of a trial date of May 2023. His co-allegee (is that a word?) is 75. Something tells me this one will run and run…
Bach without a doubt.

Re: Southend Football
« Reply #462 on: 29 November, 2021, 03:48:54 pm »
I read that SUFC chairman Ron “Honest” Martin’s court case in respect of allegations that he and another defrauded HMRC of a sum in excess of £5m has been adjourned, with talk of a trial date of May 2023. His co-allegee (is that a word?) is 75. Something tells me this one will run and run…

I think you mean "co-accused"


Case 1st appears at Mags Court and is sent to Crown Court, where a timetable is set - basically when has Crown Court got sufficient time to hear a trial with that time estimate. January 2023 is when the trial date has been set for. That  is not unusual given the current backlogs in court listing

https://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/19735530.southend-united-chairman-ron-martin-court-unpaid-tax-claim/