Exeter City vs Rochdale match day thread

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They definitely should have had 10 men. Mcnulty clearly front OZ out of play and elbowed him on the face. The fact he came off shortly after further proved this.
Added to the 'kick out' when he tackled Oz in the penalty box. He was lucky the ref and lino missed the stamp/kick after Oz had been brought to the ground.
 

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It looked like Pierce shoved Odoh in the box first half. I thought it was a nailed on pen, but judging by Sweens' reaction it looked like he felt Odoh dived. Is that how others saw it? Never seen Pierce so riled at a player before.
 

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It looked like Pierce shoved Odoh in the box first half. I thought it was a nailed on pen, but judging by Sweens' reaction it looked like he felt Odoh dived. Is that how others saw it? Never seen Pierce so riled at a player before.
It was one of those you've seen given. Had it been given some would say it would have been soft but Sweenz certainly leaned into Odoh and I thought Sweenz got away with one.
 
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I’ve just seen the highlights of the match, I didn’t realise how good MJ goal was. To make that run from where he was and anticipate that, for me why he’s technically the best “second striker” at this level when he’s on his game.
 

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Once we weathered that opening 15 minutes when Rochdale should probably have scored twice we settled down and created numerous goal scoring chances, credit to the dale keeper for keeping the scores level for a while …once we took the lead we pretty much controlled most of the match, Rochdale had enough about their attacking play to ensure we couldn’t fully relax even at 2:0…..to me Key and Collins have really stepped up in the last four or five games and were once again excellent today…Dawson also superb.
Key stepped up?? Really?? Of all the players this season, he has been the most inconsistant and disappointing. He had his head turned at the start of the season with all the Sunderland talk and his performances never really recovered. He has shown flashes of what he is capable of at times but not enough to see what all the fuss was about from last season and defensively there have been times when he doesn't know whether he is on his arse or his elbow. If anybody needed taking out of the firing line and resting for a couple of weeks it should have been Key but it's too late for that now. One thing is for certain, he won't be getting the attention that he did last summer.
 

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Jevanl went down in a similar place, got booked for it. Was right in front of me but I have no comment on either decision.

BTW I thought Brown was excellent again today and who knew he had a long throw?
I can give you a comment on Jevani's dive........ it was exactly that. A dive. You could even see the marks in the pitch where he dug his boots into the ground to try himself look like he had been tripped. He got exactly what he deserved, a booking.
 
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