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Tis - We Just Got It All Wrong

Manager Paul Tisdale has admitted that Exeter just got it wrong on the day when we faced Hartlepool last weekend.

Exeter went into the game high on confidence following back to back wins against Fleetwood and Plymouth but were undone by three goals over the course of 90 minutes.

Speaking to the Official Site Paul Tisdale didn't really hide his thoughts following the performance.

'I can't remember the last time I've seen us outclassed so much in a game of football. I've seen teams beat us, but I've not seen teams beat us that well.'

For Tisdale it was almost a taste of our own medicine, as he admits turning up to teams and doing that to them is something we usually do, it's not something that usually happens to us.

He's clearly not best pleased and sore over it, but he admits that if he had seen that coming he'd be more worried, but as it stands it's a wake up call yes, but not something to get carried away with as it should just be a really bad day at the office - even though acknowledging that doesn't actually temper his mood.

'We weren't that far away from a good performance, but we got it spectacularly wrong.'

Adding that the line between playing well and poorly is a small margin and it's more than just one thing such as players being up for it more than others, and what he felt cost us was we just weren't together enough at key points to make things happen. He uses the word synergy to describe what he means, but simply put he doesn't feel the players were on the same page often enough during games for us to make things count.

He finishes by saying that whilst he can't take anything away from the performance of Hartlepool, he admits we more than contributed to our own downfall in the game and he will be going through the match again with the players in training, so we don't have a repeat of it, but given it was more about being on the same page, it won't be a forensic revisiting of the game like is sometimes called for - if anything it'll be a bit more relaxed than normal as our problem was the performance overall, not specific details or mistakes in the match.

By the end of the interview, maybe Tisdale's emotions have subsided somewhat, as he ends by saying.

'Sometimes you just have to say that we were very poor. I'm not angry about it, and I don't think the players were that bad either. they were just bad together, so it would be wrong of me to criticise them too heavily. They made mistakes, but no more than a normal game.'

We were just overly punished for them on the day, and didn't have enough about us to get back into it.




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Date:Monday October 14 2013

Time: 7:15PM

 

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