Southend United 0, Bury 0

Freddy Eastwood - missed Blues' best chance to score

Freddy Eastwood - missed Blues' best chance to score

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SOUTHEND United’s winless streak was extended to 12 matches following an uneventful 0-0 draw against Bury at Roots Hall this afternoon.

John Egan’s late header was the only effort either side managed on target all afternoon.

And the Shrimpers were forced to play the final eight minutes of the match with 10 men after Barry Corr was sent off for a tangle with Shakers defender Frederic Veseli.

After a slow start to the game, Blues momentarily came to life when Ryan Leonard charged forward and shotover the crossbar from 25 yards.

Moments later, an inviting left wing cross from Anthony Straker flew across the six yard box before Kevan Hurst sent a low, 20 yard shot just past the right post with his left foot.

The start of the second half was equally as uneventful before Blues should have taken the lead in the 56th minute when Straker teed up Freddy Eastwood only for the striker to fire over the crossbar from eight yards.

Eastwood was immediately replaced in attack by Barry Corr as part of a double change which also Will Atkinson coming on for Conor Clifford in the midfield.

Blues made their final substitution of the game in the 76th minute with Lee Barnard replacing Straker but, six minutes later, they were reduced to 10 men when Corr was dismissed.

After that, the Shrimpers rarely threatened and Phil Brown’s side have still not won since mid January.

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5:00pm Sat 15 Mar 14

southend loser says...

Dear,dear what a hapless hopeless team travelled 550 miles to watch this DIRE trash.
Southend do NOT deserve to be in the play offs as they are hopeless.
I will not waste my money on this garbage again .
What has happened???.
So sorry for you loyal fans that turn up most weeks.
Remember these turkeys are probably earning three times more a week than the average fan... DISGUSTED
Dear,dear what a hapless hopeless team travelled 550 miles to watch this DIRE trash. Southend do NOT deserve to be in the play offs as they are hopeless. I will not waste my money on this garbage again . What has happened???. So sorry for you loyal fans that turn up most weeks. Remember these turkeys are probably earning three times more a week than the average fan... DISGUSTED southend loser
  • Score: 2

6:11pm Sat 15 Mar 14

Felix Billy says...

What a sorry state of affairs again today. It is ridiculous playing Freddy Eastwood up on his own then taking him off just as he was starting to get into the game and with a free kick on the edge of the box! Cue Barry Corr to come on in his place and blaze it high over the bar! We need to play two up front at home and now Barry Corr is suspended again. Please take a look at your team selections Mr Brown as you seem to be losing it......and we are fast losing any hope of getting into the play offs now. Another season in this sh*t division beckons...
What a sorry state of affairs again today. It is ridiculous playing Freddy Eastwood up on his own then taking him off just as he was starting to get into the game and with a free kick on the edge of the box! Cue Barry Corr to come on in his place and blaze it high over the bar! We need to play two up front at home and now Barry Corr is suspended again. Please take a look at your team selections Mr Brown as you seem to be losing it......and we are fast losing any hope of getting into the play offs now. Another season in this sh*t division beckons... Felix Billy
  • Score: 2

6:47pm Sat 15 Mar 14

gary 51 says...

Awful, the whole 90 minutes
Phil Brown must be on another planet when he says that there are signs that the team is getting back to how it was!!! example Mark Laird looked good the other night Phil Brown said, what in a dinner suit, because this afternoon he was half a yard too slow. Connor Clifford does he know we play in blue? We have no creative midfield and a powder puff forward line and to bring on 'sick note' must have been a kick in the teeth for Freddy
The only sign for Phil Brown is a P45 his whole game plan recently is floored from the start and the opposition know this, I know things are tough financially but there are at least half a dozen players that should be shown the door at the end of the season, I bet Kevan Hurst was grateful someone gave him a two year contract, two years for a mediocre footballer who cannot cross a ball to save his life.
2 center backs played well but alas we will not be able to keep them.
Booking hotel again for York next season when the League Two fixtures come out at least it is a great week-end
Awful, the whole 90 minutes Phil Brown must be on another planet when he says that there are signs that the team is getting back to how it was!!! example Mark Laird looked good the other night Phil Brown said, what in a dinner suit, because this afternoon he was half a yard too slow. Connor Clifford does he know we play in blue? We have no creative midfield and a powder puff forward line and to bring on 'sick note' must have been a kick in the teeth for Freddy The only sign for Phil Brown is a P45 his whole game plan recently is floored from the start and the opposition know this, I know things are tough financially but there are at least half a dozen players that should be shown the door at the end of the season, I bet Kevan Hurst was grateful someone gave him a two year contract, two years for a mediocre footballer who cannot cross a ball to save his life. 2 center backs played well but alas we will not be able to keep them. Booking hotel again for York next season when the League Two fixtures come out at least it is a great week-end gary 51
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10:58pm Sat 15 Mar 14

TheEssexWay says...

Another gutless pathetic performance from a team of has beens! The only positive thing I can say is that the two guys on loan in central defence played better than most. I don't know how much longer I can go on wasting my hard earned money on that load of rubbish! Since Hurst and Leonard have signed new contracts they appear to be playing worse than ever? Shocking!
Another gutless pathetic performance from a team of has beens! The only positive thing I can say is that the two guys on loan in central defence played better than most. I don't know how much longer I can go on wasting my hard earned money on that load of rubbish! Since Hurst and Leonard have signed new contracts they appear to be playing worse than ever? Shocking! TheEssexWay
  • Score: 2

11:02pm Sat 15 Mar 14

TheEssexWay says...

Forgot to mention, playing Short Fat Huff'n'Puff Freddie Eastwood upfront on his own? What a joke! Then Corr comes on in his place and gets himself sent off! You should be ashamed of yourself! Oh, that leaves Short Fat Huff'n'Puff Freddie Eastwood upfront on his own again for the next three games? Hilarious!
Forgot to mention, playing Short Fat Huff'n'Puff Freddie Eastwood upfront on his own? What a joke! Then Corr comes on in his place and gets himself sent off! You should be ashamed of yourself! Oh, that leaves Short Fat Huff'n'Puff Freddie Eastwood upfront on his own again for the next three games? Hilarious! TheEssexWay
  • Score: 2

10:16am Sun 16 Mar 14

gary 51 says...

I know Freddie has had his day but don't heap the blame on him, blame the manager for the negative tactics and the rest of the team for hoofing high hopeful balls up front and then watch it come back again, putting the defence under pressure.
Time perhaps for Brown to check out of the hotel and move on.
I know Freddie has had his day but don't heap the blame on him, blame the manager for the negative tactics and the rest of the team for hoofing high hopeful balls up front and then watch it come back again, putting the defence under pressure. Time perhaps for Brown to check out of the hotel and move on. gary 51
  • Score: 2

10:44am Sun 16 Mar 14

TheEssexWay says...

Personally I don't agree with "Hoofing high balls! As they did try to pass the ball around. Only problem is, they seem to think that is the answer and don't seem to realise that they have to put the ball in the net? Just passing the ball around is not going to win a game. And someone please remind Mark Laird to screw his studs into his boots before he comes onto the pitch? He must have spent more time on his backside then he did standing up? (Whoops!). I think the answer to all our problems is to put Jack Payne in goal?
Personally I don't agree with "Hoofing high balls! As they did try to pass the ball around. Only problem is, they seem to think that is the answer and don't seem to realise that they have to put the ball in the net? Just passing the ball around is not going to win a game. And someone please remind Mark Laird to screw his studs into his boots before he comes onto the pitch? He must have spent more time on his backside then he did standing up? (Whoops!). I think the answer to all our problems is to put Jack Payne in goal? TheEssexWay
  • Score: 2

10:46am Sun 16 Mar 14

southend loser says...

So sorry to read other comments,I thought it was maybe just me that watched a heap of garbage.
Also a big thanks to Corr for another excellent show.
My brother came with me to watch the game,I told him we were going to a circus to watch clowns perform ....did not let him down then.
So sorry to read other comments,I thought it was maybe just me that watched a heap of garbage. Also a big thanks to Corr for another excellent show. My brother came with me to watch the game,I told him we were going to a circus to watch clowns perform ....did not let him down then. southend loser
  • Score: 1
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