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Grayson: Disappointed And Angry

Manager Pulls No Punches In Post-Match Assessment

14 September 2019

An angry Simon Grayson pulled no punches in his assessment of Blackpool’s performance at home to MK Dons, as the Seasiders fell to a 3-0 defeat.

The manager felt his players were second best all over the pitch and didn’t do things right in either box.  

“I’m hugely disappointed and angry,” he said. “To win any football match you’ve got to do a lot of factors – you’ve got to make sure that you defend properly as individuals and as a team, you keep retention of the ball in the midfield areas and win your individual battles, then when you get to the top end of the pitch, you’ve got to be ruthless, inventive and do whatever you can to try and score goals. We had none of those factors today.

“We were a soft touch right the way through the team. We started the game alright and the first goal again was another one that was avoidable. That allowed them to sit back and soak pressure up. First-half, we didn’t have any inventiveness about us and we put balls in the box but were too predictable. We then make stupid mistakes second-half that kill the game for us.”

A much-improved display is now required away to Doncaster Rovers on Tuesday night and a number of changes to the team could be inevitable.

“Players are not going to be happy because they’ve not played well enough. If I mix it up on Tuesday night and make 11 changes, nobody will have any complaints.

“We’ll get back to work in the morning and prepare a team that goes to Doncaster and puts in a more professional performance, a more spirited performance and a more ruthless performance,” the manager insisted.

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