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Lord Football

Blues on Tour
Joined
Dec 18, 2004
Messages
3,505
Location
Sunny Southend on Sea
It was evident from the set up that

a. we have very limited resources
b. "clean sheet" mentality
c. it wouldn't be pretty.

We all knew Lenny was likely to go in the Window. But, no movement on a replacement. We should have someone lined up and playing today. It's ok trying to stem the tide with a defensive anti football set up if you are .....

the wife has just said "why don't you write your match report but just putting gash in big letters". So

GASH
 

Bluegoose

Coach
Joined
Jul 5, 2010
Messages
934
Location
Central Portugal
Poor first 1/2 and it did not get better in the 2nd the only saving thing was IFollow was poor as well so missed most of the 2nd 1/2
 

RayleighShrimp

Schoolboy
Joined
Jan 6, 2018
Messages
69
Poor, Ferdinand even worse... not good enough. Everyone 5... wabo, looked a 7.

team are not fired up, Brown Out (3 weeks ago)
 

rayleigh dan

Coach⭐
Joined
Aug 4, 2010
Messages
1,467
They say mistakes are okay if you learn from them. Last season we played Cox up front on his own at home v Fleetwood. We were terrible and lost 2-0.

Fast forward 18 months and Brown starts with Cox up front on his own v Fleetwood, we are terrible and lose 2-1.

Only bright spark was Wabo, give him a chance from the start next week please.

I'll be back with a proper match report later when I'm home and have access to a keyboard!
 

SUFCStu

President
Joined
Aug 10, 2008
Messages
3,793
Brown: “We’re getting punished by mistakes from experienced pros. We’ve got to knuckle down and roll our sleeves up.”

Brown: “Nothing magical is going to get us out of this situation other than hard work.”

Brown: “We’ve identified four or five players. Those will be pursued ahead of next Saturday.”
:dizzy:
 

southendkid

Director⭐
Joined
Aug 8, 2010
Messages
4,742
I think I can count the number of long balls we won in the first 60 minutes on one hand today, Fleetwood had multiple players taller than our whole squad. I know that tactic got us promoted but that was when we had Barry Corr up front, and he could actually win aerial duels. Simon Cox is far too short for the tactic to work. If we're going to play long ball Fortune has to play since he actually holds the ball up.

Bringing Hendrie on instead of Kyprianou was madness, Coker clearly wasn't comfortable as a CB, although saying that he looked far better than Ferdinand and White. Given how Brown ripped into Kyprianou last week he should be ripping into Ferdinand for being at fault for the goals today, although to be fair to Anton he clearly wasn't fit, at one point he had to sprint 20m and then bent over wheezing for about 2 minutes afterwards. (Edit: Brown to be fair has highlighted the 'senior pros' were awful for both goals in his interview.) One positive is that Wabo looked positive when in possession, although he got little time on the ball since he clearly isn't a player suited to winning long balls. If Brown isn't getting sacked then he needs to accept the squad isn't suited to his favoured direct tactic and new ideas need to be thought up.
 
Joined
Nov 13, 2011
Messages
7,996
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SW1A 0PW
We did well for the first 9 minutes. And the last 10 minutes or so. :sad:

Think some credit for Fortune is due.

And Rosler as well - he signalled changes and made subs to nullify any threat from us.
 

MisterStubbs

Ask’s Opposition fans questions⭐
Joined
Jan 23, 2009
Messages
3,409
Location
Shoeburyness
Typical PB press conference afterwards.. plenty of blame for everyone else other than himself. Talks about 4 or 5 players we’ve made enquiries for and he hopes to have a couple in before next Saturday.. he is doing a lot of talking as if he expects to be in the job for some time yet.
 
Joined
Nov 1, 2003
Messages
821
Walked out when they got their second! I would say we are both favourites for relegation. Phil say we are looking to bring in 4 players but why would you come here?
Really not looking good!?
 

southendkid

Director⭐
Joined
Aug 8, 2010
Messages
4,742
We did well for the first 9 minutes. And the last 10 minutes or so. :sad:

Think some credit for Fortune is due.

And Rosler as well - he signalled changes and made subs to nullify any threat from us.

Agree with the Fortune praise, him and Wabo looked a decent partnership up front. Fortune can hold the ball up and bring Wabo (who is unlikely to win a long ball) into play.
 

davewebbsbrain

Webby⭐
Joined
Aug 17, 2005
Messages
22,136
Location
Eastwood
Is Ferdinand making mistakes to get Brown the sack?

Wabo was the stand out player though Timlin did well until he started passing to the Fleetwood players.

Ref made a lot of dodgy decisions and didn't apply the letter of the law. Red card all day for that woeful 2 footed tackle in the centre circle. Let the keeper take the free kick for offside about 30 yards further forward than where there lino was flagging for offside.
Terrible formation and tactics from Brown. If we are to avoid relegation, he needs to go now
 
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