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More Delusions?

More Delusions?

If anything convinced me that the clown of a manager had to leave our club it was two aspects from today's non event.

First up was the negative, defensive tactics that have plagued the Pearce reign. We were safe before the game, we were playing a side that were down after losing a Euro semi and it was a local derby in our last home game of the season.

So master-tactician Pearce opts for a safety first, one up front for the majority of the game and hands all the time, space and initiative to a below par rag side.

If that wasn't enough he then followed it up with this drivel courtesy of the Manchester Evening News:

'We had every opportunity to equalise and push on but we missed it.


'Sometimes in the game things contrive against you if you don't take the opportunities in front of you.


'We've not achieved where we'd like to achieve and our Achilles heel has been putting the ball in the net.


'We've not hurt teams up front and that's something we'll need to address in the summer.'




But he rejected claims that his side played too defensively against their city rivals.


He told Sky Sports 1: 'Quite often this season when we've come out and chased games we've conceded more chances.


'When we've come out to chase the game we've looked more likely to lose it than win it.


'(But today) we've stayed in it for most of the game against - after this result - probably the champions of England.'


The last paragraph sums it up, 'we stayed in it'. That is the sum of our manager's ambition; staying in it in a local derby.

The sooner he goes the better.

On the plus side I got a nice suntan and two new City scarves.

Report to follow tomorrow.



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Writer:Andy Leggott
Date:Saturday May 5 2007
Time: 8:58PM

Comments

0
sorry lads but I thought you were *****-poor today!
merlin
05/05/2007 21:15:00
0
You'll have to rely on your cockney neighbours now Merlin ..... Agreed we were crap today .... they were there for the taking if we'd shown any ambition at all
31 years
05/05/2007 21:26:00
0
ha ha you could never of taken anything we always had another gear to step up
rooneyisgod
05/05/2007 21:38:00
0
they'll win it 6 times
31 years
05/05/2007 21:41:00
0
michael is a disgrace and should be kicked out of football for his kick on ronaldo, what a disgrace !
PUREGOLD
05/05/2007 23:05:00
0
utter ********* ...... the ladyboy had it coming ..... if he wants to dive and cheat for a season it stands to reason some *****er will get him eventually. After all his team mate (Rooney) did it to him in Germany and it was acceptable then to the extent that the ladyboy was blamed for winking
31 years
05/05/2007 23:09:00
0
whats it like not being able to score at home ha ha
rooneyisgod
06/05/2007 13:10:00
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rooneyisgodless: shut up and ***** off you prat
Craig Cain
06/05/2007 13:49:00
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absolute ****e again, embarrasing. should have just rolled over and let them tickle our bellies. can the sherwood forest boys club kindly p1ss off now so we can start building a team worth watching next season
No 28... Uwe Rosler!
07/05/2007 19:32:00
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