Macca’s mixed emotions

FNeil McDonald emerged with mixed about yesterday’s point at Swansea.

Like the rest of us he was happy to get a point whilst sorry that we had failed to bring home all three after Andy Carroll’s fabulous strike.

He told www.whufc.com “We limited them to long-distance shots and I think they only really had one good chance in the box when Bafetimbi Gomis puts it over the bar.

“We put our bodies on the line, defended smartly and tried to not to not give them any space in behind and when they tried to play through us, we marshalled that quite well.

“We created a few chances ourselves and we are disappointed that we didn’t get the second and kill them off.”

Having taken responsibility for the team in Sam Allardyce’s absence with a chest infection he explained: “He was watching the game on the live stream. So he had a few tips on the phone for us to pass on the players. He’s taken time off to recover and I’m sure he’ll be fine for Tuesday.

Macca added: “”I think the formation worked well. It was always going to be that Swansea got lots of the ball and we had to deny them the space they needed and I thought we did that very well.

“We said to the players at half time that we had to get the first and the second pass off better and if we did that then we would find space to counter attack. We saw lots of the ball and we did that better in the second half and that’s why we got the chances

“You always have to respect the point and that’s four points we’ve taken off Swansea from the two games this season.”


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5 comments on “Macca’s mixed emotions

  1. All in all you have to be pleased with a point,Swansea aren’t mugs as a team.But why was Ginge off the pitch,why wasn’t he allowed back on,he was marking Gomis,and doing it superbly well,and knowing that why did no-one take it on themselves to mark him.Perhaps one of the other centrebacks,seeing he was the biggest threat aerialy.On the plus side,we responded with flair and courage and should have scored at least one more,but it was a hugely entertaining performance. C.O.Y.I.

  2. Nolan was supposed to be marking and was no where near him.Nolan cost us two points and you can try and mask it all you like.
    And how exactly did Mac take responsibility when he only did what Allardyce told him? Come on!

  3. Hahaha,you plonker Rugby.So it was Nolans job to mark Gomis was it.Their striker & probably their tallest player.You dont think that was the responsibility of one of the central defenders do you?.I aint a Nolan fan but cant see how you can lay this at his door.You really do blow it outta your ass sometimes 😉

    • I thought it was a Mark Noble own goal?I hate to think what the result would have been if Bony and Shelvy was available?

  4. It was an own goal,but through gomis.I guess rugby thinks it is Nolans job to be marking their striker not one of the central defenders.Yeah sure Rugby,if you say so 🙂

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