Jenks: We need a result against Stoke

I’ve spoken to too many players after games to be very surprised by what they say!

It usually amounts to “we showed spirit, character and set our stall out” in the case of a draw or win or in the case of a defeat: “It was disappointing but we move on.”

jenkinson1It’s hard not to become cynical at the the responses after – some might say – spending too many years  waiting outside dressing rooms on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon..

I have a lot of time for Carl Jenkinson because win, lose or draw he always has something to say although he may have been better off saying nothing after yesterday’s massively disappointing result at Leicester City.

However, he was the first one to speak to the official website at www.whufc.com and here for the record is what he had to say:

“We did well to get back in the game, so to not go on and get the goal to win the game was frustrating.

“Even then we couldn’t keep the ball out of our net and they’ve gone and nicked one at the death.

“We wanted to build some momentum after beating Sunderland in the last game, but that’s football. It’s only one game and we’ve got a big one against Stoke next. They’re near us in the table and we need to get a result.

“We had quite a lot of chances against Leicester. I had a header not long before they scored and I can think of quite a few across the team. Cheik hit the post and the ball’s rolled across the line too.

“We had the chances but the ball just didn’t want to go in for us in the second half. It’s very frustrating but that’s football sometimes.

“It seems the case at the moment that we can’t quite get the results we deserve at times. Hopefully that’ll change because we want to finish as high up the league as we can.

“There’s enough games for us, it’s not going to be easy because some of the teams we’re playing are fighting against relegation. Everyone’s got something to play for, so it’s going to be tough but we’ve got to be prepared for that.”


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7 comments on “Jenks: We need a result against Stoke

  1. Why were we in the position of having to get back in the game,Nolan said yesterday the first 30 mins were so important,then why were we so bad,why did BFS NOT LEARN by last week and put another up front with Sakho ie Cole or Nene ?
    Why was Nolan on the pitch and not Poyet or Alfitano,
    Why was Poyet,Oxford or Boothe not on the Bench.
    These are the questions the 2 Daves should be asking,
    What is the point of paying Teddy to coach the forwards if you are not going to play them.

    • Completely agree bubs and then Sam has the cheek to say we’ll keep playing attacking football the mans deluded or blind BFS out !!!!!!

  2. Bad decision in the first place,to leave Sakho on his own with four defenders at his heels.Why didn’t Sam start Nene up top with him,good player as he is Sakho cannot play that single striker role.Then Sam bought on Cole and took Saks off ,unbelievable.Then to top it all off he bought Nene on with five mins to go.Enough chances no-one to put them in.C.O.Y.I.

  3. Jenk a always speaks well infront of the cameras doesn’t he. I see a future in sky sports for him after his playing days are over.

  4. I see a future for BFS NEXT YEAR in get me out of here,in the jungle where he will be able to survive without food or friends for the whole programe,
    Why is a player on loan speaking for the club ?
    Where is our captain today with his words of wisdom ?
    Let’s hope lifeissobeautif when he is on sky its in 10 years time after a good career with WHU and not a nother club,

  5. Wouldn’t it be a nice change if Sam and the whole team stopped ‘talking the talk’ and starting ‘walking the walk’.
    And wouldn’t it be wonderful if the bosses did the same and these last seven games are not completely an excercise in futility

  6. Yes Jenks you will get a result against Stoke but it won’t be the one you want.

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