Southend United manager Phil Brown: We were excellent against AFC Wimbledon

Myles Weston reacts to missing an early chance for Blues

Myles Weston reacts to missing an early chance for Blues

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SOUTHEND United manager Phil Brown heaped praise on his side, despite them suffering a 1-0 defeat against AFC Wimbledon at Roots Hall on Tuesday night.

George Francomb bagged the only goal of the game on the hour mark at Roots Hall.

But Brown refused to criticise his team’s display.

“I thought we were excellent and the players were fantastic with their application and how they tried to play,” said the Shrimpers chief.

“We played some good stuff and must have created at least 10 chances. Four of them were clear cut in the first half alone and how we can back in 0-0 at the break I have no idea.

“We threw the kitchen sink at them but their goalkeeper had one of those nights.

“Being honest, I also thought our finishing wasn’t clever enough and we’ve paid the price for that.”

The defeat was Blues’ first in League Two this season and Brown is now desperate to ensure his side get back to winning ways when they make the long trip to Carlisle United on Saturday.

“I’m sure our fans will have walked away from the game against AFC Wimbledon wondering how we’ve lost and it’s my job to work that out,” said Brown.

“We then need to take that in to the game at Carlisle on Saturday and make sure we get a better result there.”

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4:25pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Barnet Shrimper says...

So over optimistic Phil Brown says the Blues were "excellent" yesterday. Rubbish, same old Brown, as recently ......not enough goals again, and that is what has been mainly missing in recent times. As for keeping Barnard, a awful joke, nice bloke but one of yesterday. As for not offering at least a few (trial )games to Barrett after last night, makes one query again player selection.
The attendances so far bear this comment out.
So over optimistic Phil Brown says the Blues were "excellent" yesterday. Rubbish, same old Brown, as recently ......not enough goals again, and that is what has been mainly missing in recent times. As for keeping Barnard, a awful joke, nice bloke but one of yesterday. As for not offering at least a few (trial )games to Barrett after last night, makes one query again player selection. The attendances so far bear this comment out. Barnet Shrimper
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6:32pm Wed 20 Aug 14

gary 51 says...

We were under the cosh for the first 25 minutes and the latter stages, unfortunately Messrs Hurst, Leonard and Corr didn't show up, as for Barnard he could play all week and still not score.
Coulthirst not sure about him, needs some lead in his boots tends to bottle challenges.
Mr Brown still an ingredient missing and it was the same last season, no one to score goals was that not on your shopping list?
Worrying is that Wimbledon will not be the best team we play, two tough away games coming up!!
We were under the cosh for the first 25 minutes and the latter stages, unfortunately Messrs Hurst, Leonard and Corr didn't show up, as for Barnard he could play all week and still not score. Coulthirst not sure about him, needs some lead in his boots tends to bottle challenges. Mr Brown still an ingredient missing and it was the same last season, no one to score goals was that not on your shopping list? Worrying is that Wimbledon will not be the best team we play, two tough away games coming up!! gary 51
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