Shrimpers face striker shortage: 'Ref might have shown common sense'

30 August 2011 10:56
Northampton Town, Crawley Town. After Southend United had knocked Crawley Town out of the JPT it dawned on the faithful that with scorer Dickinson seeing red and fellow striker Neil Harris limping off we may be short of the odd forward! Dickinson: 'The referee will see he's made a mistake'   Bring on the Bilel against the Cobblers!   That should put plenty of fear in to the hearts of the Shrimeprs next opponents Northampton Town who visit Roots Hall next Saturday afternoon for a League Two clash that will see Blues boss Paul Sturrock short of a striker or two.   Match winning hero against Crawley Town Tuesday evening Liam Dickinson will certainly not play, his red card for violent conduct sees him receiving an automatic three match ban.   Though he believes he was hard done by, telling Echoman Chris Phillips after the game: 'It was not a red card. It was a strong challenge but I won the ball and the referee will see he's made a mistake.'   Not sure about that mate, but Luggy himself saying: 'Liam did lunge for the ball but in this competition I thought the ref might have shown common sense and booked him.'   A two-footed lunge Luggs, and I don't think the club will appeal.   Still, gives Liam a chance to rest that ankle problem!   And before we saw a card of the red variety new signing Neil Harris limp off where we now know he tweaked his groin, ohh er missus, and 'and Sturrock fears it's a bad one.'    Blimey along with Lee Sawyer going off clutching his thigh this win did not come without a cost!   So could it be Bilel and Mark Phillips, oh yes, the man himself is upset he didn't add a third goal in three games tweeting: 'Gutted not to have made it 3 in 3 but a good solid team performance and good defending from our 2 banks of 4 when we went down to 10 men'   That's more like it, leave the talk to defending, it's what you really do best, while Luggy already had a plan for the weekend.   The mad French Tunisian joining the Jedi warrior.   Yes, it's time for Billel and Blair, now that should add a thousand to the gate!