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We Let Ourselves Down

We let ourselves down, we shot ourselves in the foot - good cliches aren't they.

Speaking to the Official Site after that total embarrassment McLeish said.

'It was unbelievable, frightening. After such a good performance the confidence and morale was really high and we went and shot ourselves in the foot. It was so disappointing to see us take three positive steps forward and then to take steps back.'

So we can expect changes for the next game then, picking a team based on merit, and not sticking with players who continually let us down...not likely is it?

Afterall, following the talk of possibly resting players, he rotated sensibly for this one didn't he. Given the effort and the application shown today shall we go with the theory the players were tired as opposed to celebrated the Chelsea win too much?

'I did contemplate changes, but we don't have too many options to change the team. I really did feel the morale and feel good factor would be enough to get through. I don't think it was a mistake. Making the errors we did was the problem for us.'

All that said, even Jack Grealish is defending McLeish, saying it's time the players took some responsibility. Been waiting for that all season so far, McLeish surely can't be still waiting for that to happen from the serial disappointments in the first team.

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Monday January 2 2012
Time: 7:14PM


It is ******** stupid playing so soon after New Years Eve. We were outmanouvered and outplayed though. Individual mistakes, yes again Mike and very true, they have been going on all season unpunished by the bench. The Buck must stop with Eck though. He's very quick to lap up the fans support after a win, especially at Chelsea but he never takes responsibility when we lose. Randy and Faulkner won't take any responsibility for their appointments either. THE BLAME GAME at Aston Villa is a pandemic and they don't care as they're all on ridiculous money. A simple, we got it wrong would suffice but I'm not sure if they actually believe their own BS or they're just worried that they'd be apologising that they got it wrong every ******** week that they try to shift the blame hoping that enough will believe them to scrape though to another game in their overpriveleged, overpaid jobs. Not fit to manage a team.
02/01/2012 19:33:00
We ALL played two games in two days----that's Christmas and the New Year in England----it's nothing new. You were out-played that's all--get over it! Your manager seemed ungracious and disrespectful to a brilliant Swansea performance-- I'd ditch him like radio-active waste.
02/01/2012 19:50:00
No Mcleish YOU let us down once again with your tactical inability
02/01/2012 19:53:00
You prat eck,don`t drop albrighton,we have been better ever since he came into the side. First name on the team sheet in future mr mcleish.
02/01/2012 20:01:00
Never tired after a win, but always a problem when you lose, typical poor excuse for me...Swansea have played the same as us and have no bigger/better squad, but are well set up and play some very good football from what I witnessed today...Us on the other hand did shoot ourselves in the foot and rightly so it does set you back, but that is all...Surely thats no excuse for poor tactics, motivation and substitutions and just to confirm is that not a managers job to inspire, tactically beat the opposition and change things accordingly as it requires...Something McLeish himself was talking about when he was surmising the Chelsea game, the same interview when he said tiredness is no problem especially when you play well and win...?!
02/01/2012 20:03:00
The likes of Manure have got a 4 day break Philto. We get exscuses from McLeish all the time though. He isn't ungracious, he's just an idiot and his lack of confidence eminates through the team. They are all too scared to lose to try to play to win. Well played by the way, do you fancy swapping managers?? Well said marco
02/01/2012 20:08:00
At least you are gracious in defeat, Villan--I don't normally comment on other sites but your manager annoyed me today. We'll keep our manager--sorry! Good luck for the rest of the season.
02/01/2012 20:13:00
Strange. Every game has two teams. Afterwards though the focus is always on just one of them. In a win the team was great. After a defeat the team was poor with people to blame. Fact is Swansea, who cost relatively little, played very well and won. We played poorly and lost. Some of the credit should go to them. Then we should ask why a team that cost so little can play such good football with real desire, and play us off the park. Against a team of footballers we were shown to be second best, both as individuals and as a team. Dyer gave Warnock a torrid afternoon and was just one example. £60k a week some of this lot? That is the rub. Yes Eck is not blameless but players of this so called caibre need to take a long hard look at themselves.
02/01/2012 20:13:00
You DID NOT let YOURSELVES down...
The Fear
02/01/2012 20:16:00
He annoys us Philto, so don't let that reflect on us the fans please mate. He has no grace, he has little football knowledge it seems. Thought you guys made a GREAT account of yourselves and the fans were excellent as well. We were played off the park in my humble opinion.
The Fear
02/01/2012 20:17:00
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