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Pardew Leaps to Iwelumo's Defence

A lot has been made of Chris Iwelumo's part played in Colchester's Matt Connolly being sent off in the weekend encounter.

Most Addicks, myself included, feel that although it might not have been that bad of a challenge, Addicks striker Chris Iwelumo was fouled by U's defender Matt Connolly, that is why he went down as he raced clear.

This is a view shared by Addicks boss Alan Pardew: 'I thought he clipped him,' Pardew told the club's official website.

'Chris is not the type of player to go down, especially when one-on-one, he wanted to score.

'It was a bit unfortunate as I think he clipped his heels.'

I would have to agree with Pardew as given the chance to score against his former side Chris Iwelumo would have wanted to take it, he is a striker, and he loves scoring goals so when he has a chance he will want to take it. You have to feel for Matt Connolly but the assistant made the call so the referee was left with little choice.

This would not have been the way Chris Iwelumo would have wanted his return to Layer Road to go, as it has seen him heavily criticised by fans that used to idolise him.

Former Addicks favourite Kevin Lisbie however, as we know, did come back to haunt us with a goal, the goal which put the U's 2-0 up before our comeback to earn a 2-2 draw.

What is the thought among the Addicks followers, and the U's fans to be fair, although I think we know your opinion, on this site on the Chris Iwelumo issue? Did he make the most of the situation to con the officials into sending off Matt Connolly, or not? Share these feeling below so we can discuss them.

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Writer: Charlton Addickt  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday September 17 2007

Time: 10:04PM

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I just find it hard to believe that Iwelumo would go down with a chance of scoring, so still do not believe that this was a case of trying to get Connolly sent off.
Charlton Addickt
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17/09/2007 22:16:00

And so he should!!!!!!
Pardew is Sexy
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17/09/2007 23:29:00

Good call that Pardew is Sexy, I concur.
Charlton Addickt
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18/09/2007 11:11:00

Come guys he was 40 yards out he wasnt exactley in on goal, who mwould have probaly fluffed it like the tap in he had at the other end.
Deeno
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18/09/2007 17:19:00

Yeah he had a right old howler in the first-half, completley missed kicked it, and managed to fire one right at Duguid with an open goal, I really feel for him, NOT!
StevieG Col U
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18/09/2007 18:45:00

We will never know, but I wouldn't have bet against him missing!
Charlton Addickt
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19/09/2007 23:34:00

 

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