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W4 Shrimper

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Good write-up in today's Thunderer:

Gray's day for Southend
By Alex Griffiths
Rotherham United 2 Southend United 4



MICK HARFORD FINALLY unlocked the dressing-room door and strode out to pronounce that not one of his Rotherham United team had played well. Had they stayed any longer the Southend United contingent might have uttered a collective “bothered”, having seen Steve Tilson’s side gain a fifth consecutive victory that moved them into second place in the table.
Until the late introduction of Wayne Gray all three points were in the balance and these sides could have been neck and neck in League One, having played in different grades last season.



Where James Lawson was lively for Southend, so was Michael Keane for the home side; where the touch of Mitchell Cole demanded specialist attention, so did that of Lee Williamson, his Rotherham counterpart. Likewise, for much of the game Paul McLaren kept Rotherham’s engine ticking over in similar fashion to Maher 8, of Southend.

There it is: Harford was wrong. Where he was spot on, however, was in reminding his players how lucky they were to be level after a first half that had seen them hand over two goals on a plate.

Southend drew first blood when Cole’s dribble was followed by a well-timed pass to Mark Bentley, who converted with a minimum of fuss. Cole’s next contribution was equally valuable in its own way. Lee Probert, the referee, missed his push on Williamson that prevented a shot on goal as Rotherham responded to this early setback, only to be caught napping again as a free kick by Maher was met by Adam Barrett ’s head. It all looked too easy for Southend.

Colin Murdock, the home captain, nodded in a corner from McLaren and he followed that with a shuddering tackle on Cole before Probert awarded a debatable penalty at the very end of the half. Deon Burton equalised to help the Rotherham faithful to rediscover lost voices.

Shaun Goater’s return to the club he served for what he called “the biggest part of my education” should have been sealed with a goal. He had three chances in the first five minutes of the second period but missed them all.

Rotherham appealed for a penalty when Burton’s shot hit a defender and until the entrance of Gray after 83 minutes it really was anyone’s game. He promptly got on the end of yet another accurate, if predictable, free kick by Maher and four minutes later benefited from a penalty decision as dubious as the one that had levelled the score. The substitute duly obliged from the spot to delight the travelling fans.
 

* ORM *

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[b said:
Quote[/b] (W4 Shrimper @ Sep. 26 2005,09:23)]He promptly got on the end of yet another accurate, if predictable, free kick by Maher
Well if they are that predictable why do we keep scoring goals from them ?

Kev Maher - now more than just a LEGEND
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londonblue

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[b said:
Quote[/b] (* ORM * @ Sep. 26 2005,09:27)]
[b said:
Quote[/b] (W4 Shrimper @ Sep. 26 2005,09:23)]He promptly got on the end of yet another accurate, if predictable, free kick by Maher
Well if they are that predictable why do we keep scoring goals from them ?

Kev Maher - now more than just a LEGEND  
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Because they're so accurate.....
 

jumbo shrimp

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He must be top of the assists chart as well... he's created two at Rotherham and two at Swindon, to take just recent games.
 

fbm

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[b said:
Quote[/b] (* ORM * @ Sep. 26 2005,09:27)]
[b said:
Quote[/b] (W4 Shrimper @ Sep. 26 2005,09:23)]He promptly got on the end of yet another accurate, if predictable, free kick by Maher
Well if they are that predictable why do we keep scoring goals from them ?

Kev Maher - now more than just a LEGEND  
smile.gif
Because league one defences haven't got wise to them yet.

We are very much an unknown quantity in this league at the moment. I expect the second half of the season to be much tougher.
 

J

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[b said:
Quote[/b] (* ORM * @ Sep. 26 2005,09:27)]
[b said:
Quote[/b] (W4 Shrimper @ Sep. 26 2005,09:23)]He promptly got on the end of yet another accurate, if predictable, free kick by Maher
Well if they are that predictable why do we keep scoring goals from them ?

Kev Maher - now more than just a LEGEND  
smile.gif
yeah your right,
a bloody awful legend.. his' performance was well below par, he would of either been sent off or got his' legs broken saturday..
 
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[b said:
Quote[/b] (fbm @ Sep. 26 2005,10:33)]
[b said:
Quote[/b] (* ORM * @ Sep. 26 2005,09:27)]
[b said:
Quote[/b] (W4 Shrimper @ Sep. 26 2005,09:23)]He promptly got on the end of yet another accurate, if predictable, free kick by Maher
Well if they are that predictable why do we keep scoring goals from them ?

Kev Maher - now more than just a LEGEND  
smile.gif
Because league one defences haven't got wise to them yet.

We are very much an unknown quantity in this league at the moment.  I expect the second half of the season to be much tougher.
There is enough footage around now a days, that i cant believe managers would think "we havnt played Southend before, so we wont bother tryin g to find out how the play, so we will just see what happens"
 
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[b said:
Quote[/b] (CS J @ Sep. 26 2005,10:37)]
[b said:
Quote[/b] (* ORM * @ Sep. 26 2005,09:27)]
[b said:
Quote[/b] (W4 Shrimper @ Sep. 26 2005,09:23)]He promptly got on the end of yet another accurate, if predictable, free kick by Maher
Well if they are that predictable why do we keep scoring goals from them ?

Kev Maher - now more than just a LEGEND  
smile.gif
yeah your right,
a bloody awful legend.. his' performance was well below par, he would of either been sent off or got his' legs broken saturday..
But he wasn't, and didn't.
 
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[b said:
Quote[/b] (CS J @ Sep. 26 2005,10:37)]
[b said:
Quote[/b] (* ORM * @ Sep. 26 2005,09:27)]
[b said:
Quote[/b] (W4 Shrimper @ Sep. 26 2005,09:23)]He promptly got on the end of yet another accurate, if predictable, free kick by Maher
Well if they are that predictable why do we keep scoring goals from them ?

Kev Maher - now more than just a LEGEND  
smile.gif
yeah your right,
a bloody awful legend.. his' performance was well below par, he would of either been sent off or got his' legs broken saturday..
why are your posts so very dull?
 

Shrimpersarmy

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Maher was terrible on Saturday, he only put in 2 decent set piece deliveries all afternoon and we scored from both of them. He has been superb so far this season, and Saturday was his first bad display this season.
 

J

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[b said:
Quote[/b] (dave cusaks nose @ Sep. 26 2005,11:16)]
[b said:
Quote[/b] (CS J @ Sep. 26 2005,10:37)]
[b said:
Quote[/b] (* ORM * @ Sep. 26 2005,09:27)]
[b said:
Quote[/b] (W4 Shrimper @ Sep. 26 2005,09:23)]He promptly got on the end of yet another accurate, if predictable, free kick by Maher
Well if they are that predictable why do we keep scoring goals from them ?

Kev Maher - now more than just a LEGEND  
smile.gif
yeah your right,
a bloody awful legend.. his' performance was well below par, he would of either been sent off or got his' legs broken saturday..
why are your posts so very dull?
They're not.. just truthful
 

AmericanShrimper

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[b said:
Quote[/b] (jumbo shrimp @ Sep. 26 2005,10:31)]He must be top of the assists chart as well
Shouldn't Cole be up there as well? He assisted Bentley's this weekend and set up both against Oldham I believe. I'm sure there were more than that (Col Ewe possibly?) to put him up there as well...
 

Hambone

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[b said:
Quote[/b] ]Shouldn't Cole be up there as well? He assisted Bentley's this weekend and set up both against Oldham I believe. I'm sure there were more than that (Col Ewe possibly?) to put him up there as well...

I was gonna say that Mitchell Cole has surely given most assists to the Southend forwards this season. Him and Maher have supplied the forwards well, which is why we have scored so many goals.
 
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