Vital Football

Latest Burnley FC News

Manager Says-Burnley 2-2 Blackpool

Manager Says-Burnley 2-2 Blackpool

The Clarets gaffer, Steve Cotterill felt a draw was a fair result in the Lancashire derby against Blackpool at Turf Moor which ended 2-2.

He said: 'I think that a draw was a fair result. We didn't do enough to win and I felt that we weren't good enough. We looked like we were a couple of gears down and the players that played midweek, like Graham Alexander and Michael Duff looked a peg or two down certainly in the first half.'

'Two individual mistakes cost us but it's a team game and we let the ball come into our penalty area far too easily. What happens sometimes leaves a bitter taste.

'We weren't good enough today and that's why we didn't win. We need to do better collectively, generally our defending was pretty good but we haven't defended well as a team.'

Steve continued:

'Sometimes you make a couple of substitutes and they work but next week I may put two on that people say were the wrong choices so I won't be taking the plaudits.

'I thought in patches we played some good football. But I think at times we have to defend as a team and we didn't do that today. But I have no problem with the point because it was the fair result.'

These are fair points from Steve, we must however start to learn how to finish teams off when we are one goal to the good (or even 2 up which happened twice against Colchester before being pegged back in each case). We seem to relax and let them start coming at us.

Still we are now 10th with a game in hand and only five points off top spot



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Monday September 17 2007
Time: 6:00PM

Comments

0
A good point with a few players missing.
Dicksy
18/09/2007 09:21:00
0
not doing to badly i think a point was good for both teams
muffdaddy1983
18/09/2007 18:50:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Burnley Articles

Wood Set For Return, No Rush On Heaton

Burnley manager Sean Dyche has said that Chris Wood could be set for a return this weekend when we face Southampton, but he's not rushing Tom Heaton back.

Red & Yellow & Oh I'm Off - Burnley v Saints (24/2/18)

The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Burnley and Southampton this Saturday.

Injury Boosts For Burnley

A behind closed doors friendly between Burnley and Blackpool yesterday saw goalkeeper Tom Heaton return to the pitch and he was joined by Chris Wood and Dean Marney.

Warm Break Will Do Burnley The World Of Good

Striker Sam Vokes has said he hoping the warm weather training camp out in the Algarve will do Burnley the world of good as we look to get back to winning ways...

Burnley Archived Articles

Vital Burnley articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Burnley
Write For Vital Burnley
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Swansea MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Pope9%
Lowton6%
Long15%
Mee11%
Taylor37%
Lennon4%
Cork4%
Hendrick0%
Berg Gudmundsson8%
Vokes2%
Barnes2%
Sub - Arfield2%
Sub - Wells0%
Sub - Nkoudou0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Burnley Results (view all)

Burnley Fixtures

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Grimsby Claret11
2.cornwallclaret11
3.Portsrewart claret5
4.DavidT441
5.turfmanphil1
Vital Football Comment