All posts tagged with: Daniel Bentley

League One Preview: Vital Essex Derby

Here are The Football Lab’s predictions for the weekends games in League One. Two of the divisions best defences go head-to-head when Bradford host Burton, while goal-shy Rochdale play an improving Crewe Alexandra. Kevin Keen has his first game in charge of Colchester in an Essex Derby against in-form Southend. Bradford v Burton Burton Albion… Read more →

Southend United Season Preview

The Football Lab interviewed Southend United fan Callum Connolly. You can follow Callum on Twitter @CFConnolly97 and read his articles for football website Pundit Arena. Firstly, a mention for David Worrall, who scored the winner in an important match against Bury last season, very shortly after the tragic death of his baby son. You must feel… Read more →

Drama at Wembley as Southend win promotion

Football is a cruel game. Wycombe Wanderers were seconds away from securing promotion to England’s third tier, after Joe Jacobson’s free-kick went in off the keeper during extra time, but a 122nd minute equalizer from Joe Pigott meant the match was to be decided on penalties. Southend won the shoot-out in sudden death, as the two managers, Phil Brown… Read more →

League Two Play-off Final Preview: Southend v Wycombe

Throughout the season, Wycombe Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth has underplayed his team’s prospects with perplexing modesty. His public comments have always been highly praising of his players and what they have achieved previously, but reserved in terms of what they can achieve in future. Indeed, when Wycombe were top of the league in November, Ainsworth talked about… Read more →

League Two Preview: Gameweek 40

In League Two, Hartlepool look to continue their incredible revival when they travel to Rodney Parade, facing a Newport side that tend to struggle at home to the lower teams. Southend can consolidate their place in the top 7 with a win over Mansfield, who must bounce back from last week’s dismal 4-1 defeat. The team who inflicted that loss,… Read more →

League Two Predictions: Gameweek 32

In League Two, Luton look to bounce back from defeat at Mansfield when they make the short journey to Kingsmeadow, as AFC Wimbledon retain hope of grabbing a play-off place. Northampton can continue their recent form with a win over York, who picked up a vital 2-0 win last week, against relegation rivals Tranmere. Stevenage… Read more →

Southend United mid-season review

The Football Lab interviewed Southend United fan Callum Connolly. You can follow Callum on Twitter @IcardiAndKoke Southend are 5th in the table, though many fans are unhappy with the football on show, and only 4 teams have scored fewer goals. How would you sum up the first half of the season? Following the play off… Read more →

Weekend Predictions: 27th September

Here are this blog’s previews for Saturday’s round of games in the Premier League, Championship, League One and League Two. To see all match predictions, go to the table at the bottom. Premier League Liverpool v Everton Not many people would have predicted both Liverpool and Everton to be in the bottom half of the… Read more →