Southend United became the strongest side in the football league on the very first day of the new season as they straight away found themselves propping the whole league up. Striker, Brandon Goodship sank without trace as the Southend forward line, on this performance, would have found it hard going against Accrington Stanley’s under 12 non sighted girls para Olympics hopefuls. And this supine shambles was against league new comers Harrogate. In other words the sickly, sad, shrimpers lost to a small posh suburb of Leeds. Yes, there are posh bits of Leeds…I was shocked as well to find that one out.
United manager Mark Molesley refused to blame controversial refereeing decisions for the Shrimpers’ defeat to Harrogate Town.
Molesley was cautioned by referee Anthony Coggins for his protests following Harrogate’s third goal at Roots Hall.
But the 39-year-old admitted Blues only had themselves to blame, despite not agreeing the officials’ decisions.
“The referee has apologised to me really,” said Molesley.
“The fourth one is about how you interpret the rules as the striker is in the box and he’s tackled our defender.”
So, there you have it. You lose 4 nothing at home and refuse to blame the ref. What a magnanimous new manager Southend now has.
Molesley then went on to say, “It was almost an under 21 team we had out there and we have plenty of work to do.” Yes, you have plenty of work to do…for a start stop making daft quotes like… “tackled our defender.” Tackling is allowed. Secondly…playing like a team of 12 year old’s is not” an under 21 team.” Southend have a long way to go to get that good.
Just a small thank you must be given to Covid 19 for sparing us watching this disaster.
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