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Derby Draw Disappointment Shows Improvement

Derby Draw Disappointment Shows Improvement

Stiliyan Petrov believes the disappointment surrounding our recent 1-1 draw with Wolves, shows how far the club have progressed under Monny.

I must admit I kind of see his point, but it doesn't factor in that we barely turned up for the match at all.

Speaking on the official site Petrov said it was probably the kind of game a few seasons ago we would've snatched defeat from the jaws of victory having conceded so soon after scoring ourselves.

But he was pleased with the fact that we held on for the point and doesn't believe it was a disaster that we only drew.

'We were frustrated to concede so soon after scoring. We know it's important to keep hold of the ball straight after we score to settle our nerves but these things can happen in football.

'We held on and got the point. It is a good point. At the end of the season, these points make a difference.'

The important thing as we all knew was the result and not to lose in this match. We achieved that. Yes the performance was crap, but as said before the match, this was one game where the performance can be ignored.

We were on a high after Chelsea, and we had to ensure we didn't lose. Being a derby clash it was going to be scrappy and ugly to boot, and overall I don't think I've seen that many grumbles.

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Monday October 26 2009
Time: 2:17PM

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Nice to see a somewhat positive spin on things. Derbies are all about results - you rarely see classic matches. I echo Stan's sentiments.... at least we didn't lose. On another note, I think people are being a bit harsh on Sidwell. Without the penalty giveaway I think he'd be getting praised for a hard-running display and almost winning it for us.... the boy covers alot of ground.
gmvillan
26/10/2009 16:03:00
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Nice to see a somewhat positive spin on things. Derbies are all about results - you rarely see classic matches. I echo Stan's sentiments.... at least we didn't lose. On another note, I think people are being a bit harsh on Sidwell. Without the penalty giveaway I think he'd be getting praised for a hard-running display and almost winning it for us.... the boy covers alot of ground.
gmvillan
26/10/2009 16:03:00
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Sidwell also had a shot which was destined for the back of the net if only Dunne hadn't forgot who's box he was in. I was reasonably happy with the point. A lot happier than my Man U supporting mate was yesterday. I had to laugh as he was asked to be quiet by the bar man in the Lord Clifdon!!!
Adam Deuce
26/10/2009 17:02:00
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Sidwell also had a shot which was destined for the back of the net if only Dunne hadn't forgot who's box he was in. I was reasonably happy with the point. A lot happier than my Man U supporting mate was yesterday. I had to laugh as he was asked to be quiet by the bar man in the Lord Clifdon!!!
Adam Deuce
26/10/2009 17:02:00
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seems to me we are always ignoring the performance
one match ban
26/10/2009 18:10:00
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seems to me we are always ignoring the performance
one match ban
26/10/2009 18:10:00
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