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Boro Defeat Shocked Laursen

Boro Defeat Shocked Laursen

Martin Laursen has revealed his shock at being on the losing end against Boro on Sunday.

Speaking on the official site, Laursen agreed with O'Neill's comments that when you cannot win a match, you don't go and lose it. In Laursen's case he actually thought we would go on and secure the win after our goal and he didn't believe we were in any real danger.

'It wasn't our best performance - but I never saw us losing the game. It was a massive disappointment.

'We were all aware, as the manager said, that if we didn't have enough on the day to beat them, we shouldn't be getting beat. It was a major disappointment.

'When we went in at half-time, we believed we could go on to win the game. Our first goal was poor defensively but then Steve scored a great goal and everything was fine again.

'The equaliser gave us that boost of confidence and we fancied our chances of scoring again because we are so good going forward.

'But it never really happened for us overall. We had a few chances but not much.

'But I never saw us losing the game. That was a shock.'

With two easy games coming up against Arsenal and Manchester United, the potentially previously lost 6 points against Newcastle and Boro could well come back to haunt us.



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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Monday November 10 2008
Time: 3:35PM

Comments

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yup, got to be winning these games, still the league is totally topsy turvey so who knows, we might get another chance along the way!
The Fear
10/11/2008 18:35:00
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Shock was the least of my emotions on Sunday! There was also anger, disbelief, and frustration, particularly at MON's bizzare tinkering with the full backs. Carew's absence left a gaping hole that desperately needs to be filled in January. Credit to Boro, though - they look a useful outfit.
pongogidman
10/11/2008 19:44:00
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Maybe thats the difference between Villa and a top four slot....
col8
10/11/2008 22:11:00
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Well play your part in geeing up the dressing room Martin. You're the captain, give em all a kick up the rear. That was unacceptable, not good enough.
glensider
13/11/2008 18:54:00
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Our home form throughout the campaign to date, has been unconvincing. Its a surprise we've come this far without getting turned over.
glensider
13/11/2008 18:55:00
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