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First XI
Feb 14, 2010
Noticed on Saturday he headed straight down the tunnel at the final whistle, and I noticed it again last night at Bury.

Is he starting to get irritated by fans that criticise him when he is going round after the final whistle thanking them for their support. At Bury yesterday there was one guy that was literally on his back all night. Anton could have gone in goal and saved a couple of penalties and this “fan” still would have thought he wasn’t pulling his weight. I know he tweets a lot about West Ham which would probably annoy a few fans, but he supports that club. I wouldn’t expect him to start supporting Southend just because he’s playing for us.

I personally think he has improved in the last couple of games, and he clearly had his issues in the lead up to the start of the season with the loss of his mother. When your grieving for your loved one and you’ve got one of your own fans giving you a hard time because you a pass went slightly off, or you didn’t get the ball that this armchair supporter felt you should have got I don’t blame him for his loss of form. Age is always going to be a factor, and he hardly played that much since leaving QRR in 2013 so he’s always going to be starting to slow down, but you don’t lose your footballing brain, which is why Adam Thompson came on quite a bit last year playing alongside Anton.