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Mick

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In our last five league matches against Cambridge Utd, not only have they not beaten us, they haven't even scored.

The miserly 5 goals these matches produced were all scored by us and enabled us to get 13 points from those games. Those goals were scored by Constantine, Dudfield, Prior, Barrett and, of course, Corr.

Man in charge tomorrow will be fifth year referee Brendan Malone from Salisbury refereeing his eighth Southend match.

His most recent match was this year's 2-0 defeat at Plymouth when he upset Phil Brown in a match which produced 6 yellows for the home team and a yellow and red for Bolger and a yellow for Thompson who replaced Bolger at the back after his very early dismissal.

Before that it was the 2-2 home draw with Barnet in 2012/3. Yellow for Timlin and 4 of theirs.

A year before it was our inevitable win at Hereford. Prior to that it was 2011/12's home match against an inept Port Vale side when a 3-0 victory gave us our first home League win for a couple of months. They had one sent off and a couple of yellows with just Benyon cautioned for us.

He was in charge of the "dead" match, our fourth game against Macclesfield in 2010/11. Previously he was a late replacement for the Gillingham home game also that season (2-2, 5 yellows, 4 theirs, 1 ours) and, more memorably, before that he refereed the abandoned match at Cheltenham and the rather more successful re-arranged fixture. He cautioned Barry Corr for time wasting right at the end.

He has shown just 49 yellows from 25 games (remarkably low, especially as 8 of them were in that Plymouth match!) and 5 reds. They'd just started to give him a few Championship matches but his recent fiasco at Wolves probably means he wont get too many more for a while.

The Assistants are Chris O'Donnell from Leighton Buzzard and Dan Robothan, ex driving instructor and now CEO of Bedfordshire FA. Simon Beck, previously from Shoebury, must have upset someone as, instead of taking up his normal position on the line of a Premiership match, he is Fourth Official.
 
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Mick

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Simon Beck, previously from Shoebury, must have upset someone as, instead of taking up his normal position on the line of a Premiership match, he is Fourth Official.

Perhaps he's being allowed a quiet wind-down after running the line in Wolfsburg against Inter Milan midweek.
 
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