Rose is happy to silence the boo boys

Michael Rose has admitted hitting Colchester United’s winner at Swindon Town was the perfect way to silence the boo boys.

Rose, who was part of the Robins side that was relegated from League One in 2011, came in for abuse both before and during his return to the County Ground.

The attacking full-back was targeted on social networking site Twitter prior to the U’s 1-0 win, on Tuesday night.

And he was also booed and received personal abuse throughout the League One encounter.

Rose had the last laugh though after scoring Colchester’s winning goal with a finely-struck free-kick, with 20 minutes to go.

He celebrated by cupping his ear to the Swindon supporters, who had levelled abuse at him from the stands.

The 30-year-old said helping the U’s see off his former club was the ideal way to respond to his critics.

Rose said: “I was really happy.

“During my time at Swindon, I got a bit of abuse from some of their fans because we were relegated.

“People used to send me messages on Twitter, commenting on my performances.

“I even had comments on Twitter before Tuesday night’s game but I didn’t respond.

“I was targeted by a few of them during the game, too.

“I had to have my say in some way though and I let my football do the talking.

“The hand gesture I made towards their fans after I scored was a bit of frustration and maybe I went too far with that.

“But some of them had said things about me and about my wife and my goal was my way of showing them my response.”

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9:04am Thu 4 Oct 12

Mr Honest says...

Well Michael thats the way to answer your critics. I think you have had plenty of criticsm from the Colchester crowd too. With a new Manager, everyone has a new lease of life and is having to prove themselves all over again. Of course there will be a setback sooner or later but theres a freshness around the place. You have improved and Wordsworth is starting to look like that Champonship player we once thought he was. Im just baffled with the contrasting syles of play under Ward and Dunne when they were supposed;y orking close together previously. I can only assume Ward was his own man and had no interest in what Dunne said. Bournemouth have just sacked Manager and Assistant yet Cowling only sacked the Manager. He must have seen Dunne had more to give. Keep up the hard work lads, forget worrying about the top 6, just keep climbing the table and see where results and performances take us.
Well Michael thats the way to answer your critics. I think you have had plenty of criticsm from the Colchester crowd too. With a new Manager, everyone has a new lease of life and is having to prove themselves all over again. Of course there will be a setback sooner or later but theres a freshness around the place. You have improved and Wordsworth is starting to look like that Champonship player we once thought he was. Im just baffled with the contrasting syles of play under Ward and Dunne when they were supposed;y orking close together previously. I can only assume Ward was his own man and had no interest in what Dunne said. Bournemouth have just sacked Manager and Assistant yet Cowling only sacked the Manager. He must have seen Dunne had more to give. Keep up the hard work lads, forget worrying about the top 6, just keep climbing the table and see where results and performances take us. Mr Honest

10:14am Thu 4 Oct 12

RB, Lexden says...

A blooming lovely team :

1.Michael Rose(U's)
2.Danny Rose (Spurs)
3.Paul Flowers (ex U's)
4.Robert Primrose Wilson
(Bob Wilson,ex Arsenal)
5.Derek Lilley (ex Leeds,Oxford Utd)
6.Bill Tulip (ex Darlington,1950s)
7.Arthur Poppy
(ex Northampton Town,1970s)
8.Jimmy Elder (ex U's)
9.Barry Rowan (ex U's)
10.Tony Flower(ex Notts County)
11.Greg Tansey (Stevenage)

Subs : Anthony Gardner (Sheff W)
Stuart Garden(ex Notts Co)

Manager : Andy Thorn(ex Coventry)
Goalkeeping coach :
Tim Flowers (Northampton)
Chairman : Tony Bloom (Brighton)
Life President : Ron Flowers
(ex Wolves)
Ground : Moss Rose,Macclesfield
Sponsor : DAF
A blooming lovely team : 1.Michael Rose(U's) 2.Danny Rose (Spurs) 3.Paul Flowers (ex U's) 4.Robert Primrose Wilson (Bob Wilson,ex Arsenal) 5.Derek Lilley (ex Leeds,Oxford Utd) 6.Bill Tulip (ex Darlington,1950s) 7.Arthur Poppy (ex Northampton Town,1970s) 8.Jimmy Elder (ex U's) 9.Barry Rowan (ex U's) 10.Tony Flower(ex Notts County) 11.Greg Tansey (Stevenage) Subs : Anthony Gardner (Sheff W) Stuart Garden(ex Notts Co) Manager : Andy Thorn(ex Coventry) Goalkeeping coach : Tim Flowers (Northampton) Chairman : Tony Bloom (Brighton) Life President : Ron Flowers (ex Wolves) Ground : Moss Rose,Macclesfield Sponsor : DAF RB, Lexden

11:43am Thu 4 Oct 12

RB, Lexden says...

Swindon Town have now issued a statement distancing itself from the vile on-line abuse aimed at Michael Rose after he scored for the U's against
his former club,Swindon,on Tuesday.
One disgruntled fan tweeted :
"Michael Rose I hope you get cancer and die."
Another wrote :
"I think your(sic)a disgrace for the
way you celebrated tonight.And in all honesty I hope that your bus crashes
on the way home tonight ***t."

Swindon Town now say :
"STFC does not condone the personal abuse of players,officials or fans via social media or any form."

Please see Swindon Advertiser
story.
Swindon Town have now issued a statement distancing itself from the vile on-line abuse aimed at Michael Rose after he scored for the U's against his former club,Swindon,on Tuesday. One disgruntled fan tweeted : "Michael Rose I hope you get cancer and die." Another wrote : "I think your(sic)a disgrace for the way you celebrated tonight.And in all honesty I hope that your bus crashes on the way home tonight ***t." Swindon Town now say : "STFC does not condone the personal abuse of players,officials or fans via social media or any form." Please see Swindon Advertiser story. RB, Lexden

3:47pm Thu 4 Oct 12

wellnow says...

you have had a fair bit of abuse at col u.so lets see you make the net bulge a few more times over the coming weeks.
you have had a fair bit of abuse at col u.so lets see you make the net bulge a few more times over the coming weeks. wellnow

4:13pm Thu 4 Oct 12

crazy comments says...

Michael loves to push forward and attack, hence the change in tactics by new management will suit him ideally. It's obvious were going to get caught out now and again but the way we got back to defend in numbers was impresive on Tuesday. This is where that extra bit if fitness is of paramount importance and its showing through already.
Michael loves to push forward and attack, hence the change in tactics by new management will suit him ideally. It's obvious were going to get caught out now and again but the way we got back to defend in numbers was impresive on Tuesday. This is where that extra bit if fitness is of paramount importance and its showing through already. crazy comments

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