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We Should've Won It, O'Neill's Verdict

Martin O'Neill was bitterly disappointed that we couldn't nick the goal needed to take all 3 points today, but he is pleased we have kept 3 clean sheets in a row however.

Speaking on the official site after the match, O'Neill said it was the type of game where only a single goal would win it and he bemoaned our failure to turn the majority of possession into a win.

'One goal would have won it.

'We had three great opportunities and they were very, very close to breaking the deadlock.

'One goal would have been sufficient - it was that type of game.

'Brad made a good save near the end - but that was about the only real time he was called upon during the course of the game.

'It was disappointing because - on the back of the past two games - we went into this with a lot of confidence.

'I was hoping that we would be able to take that on and play strongly for 90 minutes. We were unable to do that and it was a bit frustrating.

'Saying all that, it was the third clean sheet in a row and I suppose we should take something from that.

'But overall, it was frustrating. If we had been able to take just one of those chances, I think it would have been enough.

'I thought both of Gareth's headers - the one in the first half and the one that hit the bar - were in. But it wasn't to be.'

It is grating that we couldn't capitalise on all 3 points again, but so many times last season this was the sort of game we would've lost in the final minutes, so I suppose some comfort should be taken from the fact we didn't let the concentration slip and we at least secured a point.




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Date:Saturday November 29 2008

Time: 7:40PM

Your Comments

We could have won had someone gambled with a substitution. Gutless, certain players remain untouchable. Can't even be subsituted for the good of the team.
HolteEnder43
Goals have dried up and we have lost our edge upfront which is a shame as the defence are now playing well. Once we get both of these running at the same time we will be awesome.
iomvilla
Would've could've should've but didn't. I think O'Neill badly underestimated how Hodgson would set his side up for this game. The Cottagers are starting to look good value now...
Sindbad
We should have attacked them more. But, we should have won 3-0 with what we did today. I could have scored those headers!
gwyllum18
totally agree Sinbad......Fulham are playing very well at the moment....( typical...we play them next week )
lincolnblue
Yes, it is pleasing to keep three clean sheets in a row, but we never really looked like taking the game by the scruff of the neck. What we had up front wasn't working, so why MON decided against throwing on another striker to work alongside Gabby I cant quite understand.
glensider
Having said that, we had chances, with GB and SS failing to bury opportunities that fell into their lap.
glensider
Should of could of would of... good title for a song.
col8
 

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