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First XI
Feb 14, 2010
Constant Brown Criticism

Phil seems to taking a lot of criticism from a small few in the East for his tactics etc. I noticed this even more yesterday.

Tyrone Barnett had just had his penalty saved and it started. Shouts of "this is your fault Brown", "Your useless Brown" etc. Now I might have been watching a different games, but Brown neither took the penalty or saved the penalty, yet he seemed to get heckled and criticised.

He was constantly on his touchline shouting to the players last night to hold onto possession and push further up the pitch. This seemed to have been lost on some in the East who must thing that Brown picks his squad at random and then chucks on the odd random sub during the game.

When the Crewe freekick (from which they scored) was being set out by the ref he was screaming blue murder at the forth official that the wall was a lot more than 10 yards away, and after Crewe scored he was running up the touch line to have a got at the Ref also. To this he was treated to a few more shouts of "rubbish Brown", along with a couple of "Clear off to Bolton", and "keep walking Brown, f*** off"

Just before the re-start he stared at a couple of the culprits in the east and the look in his eyes was a case of "I don't need to take this s*** from you" and quite frankly I don't blame him.

If someone said to me we would have been promoted under Brown, and in our 1st season back in League one we would be safe with 12 games to go, and we did the double over Colchester I would have bitten their arm off. It would be nice to sneak into the playoffs, and would be absolutely incredible if we managed to go up.

I guess some people in the East think Phil should have Southend sitting at the top of League 1, unbeaten and scoring goals for fun.