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Manager Says-Clarets 1-2 Coventry

Manager Says-Clarets 1-2 Coventry

Steve Cotterill was not a happy bunny as a dire 'nothing-to-play-for' end of season match conspired to spoil the party atmosphere at Turf Moor. The season also ended on a low note with a defeat 2-1 to Coventry. We therefore finished the season marginally better than 2005/6 on 57 points in 15th place.

The gaffer had this to say about the disappointing match and result.

'I can't step out of it at the moment. We didn't give it a go from the kick-off and that's why we didn't win the game.

'If we don't play with a high tempo, and play with the same passion, enthusiasm and drive that we have done that's made us a decent team in April we won't win.

'So there's a fair bit that has been learnt today because the things that we have been good at over the last month and the first few months of the season, if we take stock of that, that's what's made us a decent team at this level.

'However, if we don't and we think we can be sloppy with our passing, not do the distance with our running, not win our headers at important times - all the basics of the game - we won't win. And we didn't do that today.

'There are paying people in here and I didn't want it to be an end-of-season game.

'I'm really disappointed with the last day of the season because we will be left with that taste now, and I don't like it.

'I don't like losing, and that's the bottom line. For some reason or other we dipped today and that wasn't what I wanted.'

Oh well, Steve lets forget this one and regroup in the close season hopefully with the 'High Five' added to the squad. Its been a topsy-turvy season with not a great deal to cheer about. We did have our moments though, Norwich away, Preston home, Birmingham away, WBA home and even Sunderland away! Lets just consolidate and break the mould for 2007/8. I just want one season where we can finish in Top 10 if not play-offs. Somehow we have to break away from being midtable mediocrity kings and the half-a-season whizz kids!

I sense we are nearly there too, if only we could get that consistency and maybe some extra cover in the squad. A squad which lets face it,is still one of the smallest in the league. If the Board however continue to walk the talk and we see those additional new players at the club, this augers well for the future and 2007/8 could just be our season.



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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Monday May 7 2007
Time: 4:39PM

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