Exeter City - Tis - We Just Got It All Wrong
UK time is: 17:40:25
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Site Staff Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday October 14 2013

Time: 7:15PM


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Exeter City Articles

L2 - Exeter 1-1 Bristol Rovers (Sunday November 29 2015)

Stats: Exeter v Bristol Rovers (Saturday November 28 2015)

Harley On Initial PFA Fans' November List (Saturday November 28 2015)

L2 - Exeter v Bristol Rovers (Friday November 27 2015)

Match Day Officials v Bristol Rovers (Thursday November 26 2015)

Plymouth & Mansfield Thoughts (Wednesday November 25 2015)

Jay Heads To Hayes & Yeading (Wednesday November 25 2015)

L2 - Mansfield 0-2 Exeter (Wednesday November 25 2015)

Stats: Mansfield Town v Exeter (Tuesday November 24 2015)

Harley In Team Of The Week (Tuesday November 24 2015)

Archived Exeter City Articles

List All Vital Grecians Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Exeter 1 - 1 Bristol Rovers
Mansfield 0 - 2 Exeter
Plymouth 1 - 2 Exeter
Exeter 2 - 2 Crawley
Barnet 2 - 0 Exeter
Exeter 1 - 1 Notts County

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
7. Mansfield 20 9 5 6 10 32
8. Leyton Orient 20 8 7 5 5 31
9. Wycombe 18 8 6 4 8 30
10. Exeter 20 8 6 6 1 30
11. Wimbledon 20 7 7 6 0 28
12. Bristol Rovers 19 8 3 8 1 27
13. Cambridge 20 7 5 8 -1 26

Exeter City Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

L2 - Stevenage 4-3 Morecambe
Stevenage : 29/11/2015 16:28:00
L2 - Cambridge 3-1 Notts County
Notts County : 29/11/2015 16:20:00
L2 - Exeter 1-1 Bristol Rovers
Exeter : 29/11/2015 16:14:01
Who Was Your star Man In Exeter Draw
Bristol Rovers : 29/11/2015 16:00:00
League Two - Northampton 2-0 Yeovil
Yeovil : 29/11/2015 15:39:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Bristol Rovers MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Olejnik 0%
Davies 0%
Brown 0%
Moore-Taylor 0%
Woodman 0%
Wheeler 0%
Noble 0%
Harley 0%
Nicholls 0%
Morrison 0%
Reid 0%
Sub - Holmes 0%
Sub - Tillson 0%
Sub - Nichols 0%