Vital Football

Latest Southend United News

Brown Disappointed With Composure

Brown Disappointed With Composure

Manager Phil Brown has bemoaned our lack of composure in the final third of the pitch following tonight's game against Newport County.

The game finished goal less despite Newport missing a penalty, and Brown was left to muse what might have been when talking about the game to the Official Site following the full time whistle.

'We just lacked that bit of composure when we got into good areas, and it has been the case for a few games now where it has let us down.'

Brown goes on to say going 442 and bringing in Lee Barnard alongside Barry Corr, he thought we'd have enough composure in front of goal, especially with the goal scoring form of Kevan Hurst, but ultimately we did everything in the build up perfectly, but too many players snatched at their chances when they came along in the gaffers' mind and that was his disappointment.

'We need to get some of the other midfielders showing that composure, and helping to add goals. Lee was a bit isolated in the second half after we had to take Barry off with double vision, and he managed an hour which we knew would be about it.'

The introduction of Eastwood then did please Brown because he very bright and could've won us the game, but unfortunately it wasn't to be.

Overall Brown admits that with how the game played out, the mistakes we made, plus the penalty, the fact we could've lost the match, means he has to be pleased with the point ultimately, especially given the weather conditions on the night and the pitch given the rainfall of late.

Of course another positive is that it looks like John White has come through the game unscathed so with Luke Prosser said to be back in training - albeit in a protective mask - on Monday, the team is improved again.

Join The Vital Debate



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Shrimper79
Date:Saturday February 1 2014
Time: 12:32AM

Comments

0
Time to start turning draws into wins. This one could've been nothing though.
seasider
04/02/2014 22:06:00
0
Agree too many of late, have to wonder if the Cup exploits and emotions have taken a bit of a toll. Still in the mix though, it's where we need to stay.
Shrimper79
06/02/2014 05:05:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Southend United Articles

Storm Caroline To Disrupt Weekend Action?

Fans are being urged to pay attention to the weather reports this weekend with parts of the United Kingdom set for snow.

2017/18 EFL Trophy 3rd Round Draw On Friday

The third round draw for this season's EFL Trophy will take place on Friday afternoon.

League 1 PFA Player Of The Month Vote (Nov)

It's that time of the month again where Vital Football readers can help decide last month's PFA Player of the Month Award for League One.

Oxley In Team Of The Week (5/12/17)

Southend United are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.

Southend United Social Media

Southend United Archived Articles

Vital Southend articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Southend
Write For Vital Southend
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

EFLT - Brighton MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Smith4%
White9%
Thompson3%
Ferdinand9%
Sokolik6%
Kyprianou15%
Atkinson3%
King6%
Leonard6%
Mooney12%
Cox3%
Sub - Alawode-Williams18%
Sub - Matsuzaka6%
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Southend United Results (view all)

Southend United Fixtures (view all)

The Vital Football Members League