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Sturrock: Football is a cruel game

Southend were, by Burton manager Gary Rowett's own admission, unfortunate to be beaten on Tuesday night.

Paul Sturrock, as he told BBC Essex, knows "football is a cruel game" with his 10-men, having been reduced to 10-men early on, battling before finally being denied at least a point: 'Football is a cruel game. We looked a very competent side with 10 men. The players rolled their sleeves up and gave everything they had.

'It's a huge kick in the teeth at the end of the game, heads are down, they didn't deserve what they actually got in the end.'

10 v 11 The Shrimpers boss through his side deserved something, had it been 11 v 11 it would have been even more interesting: 'We definitely deserved something out of the game, I'd have like to seen the game 11 v 11, because of the way we played with 10.

'We can't see how high he's (John Spicer) raised his leg, but you can't do these things in the modern game now, he should have stayed on his feet.'

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Date:Thursday October 4 2012

Time: 11:53AM

 

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