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Hughes: I'm Desperately Disappointed

Hughes: I'm Desperately Disappointed

Blackburn Rovers manager Mark Hughes has said that he and the players are "desperately disappointed" following their final day defeat at St Andrews.

If Rovers were disappointed Birmingham City must have been heartbroken as even their 4-1 win wasn't enough to keep them in the Premier League following Fulham's draw. Rovers knew that a victory was a must to gain sixth place, and a route into the UEFA Cup via the Intertoto Cup next season, seventh wasn't enough.

Hughes told Sky Sports: "I'm desperately disappointed.

"We're seventh in the Premier League but we're sat in the dressing room beating ourselves up.

"We'd worked exceptionally hard for that Intertoto place but we can't do anything about it now.

"We needed to win the game and needed to get all three points. We got ragged and lost focus and let Birmingham take the game.
"

However, Hughes is remaining upbeat about the future and is still VERY pleased with how the 2007-2008 season went as a whole.

He added: "It's a bit raw at the moment,' he added. 'I don't like getting beaten at the best of times and not under those circumstances.

"But we'll get over it in a few weeks and look forward to next season. We've been delighted with the season.

"We'll pat ourselves on the back for the season but not for today
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Writer:Walker
Date:Monday May 12 2008
Time: 10:23AM

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We HAD to win but we couldn't manage it, I think it was just a bridge too far in the end really wasn't it but I still think we deserve credit (and should be happy with the season) for taking it to the final day of the season. If the players are as committed as they claim then this wont be that much of a set-back and we WILL come back bigger, better and stronger next season.
Hughes Da Man
12/05/2008 10:25:00
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I myself have a concerns - we have not played great football this season - more grounded out results. The defeat yesterday was poor and our pairing of Nelsen and Samba has not been great of late. I just hope we keep Roque and Bents and can move forward next season with a few new signings. Anyhow, 7th is a great position to finish in - look at how many clubs are below us and how much they have spent.
Wellsy
12/05/2008 10:59:00
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Yes Wellsy I agree - looking at the spending of the other clubs we have achieved above all expectations - higher position than last season, fewer losses than last season - I though the team had a 'never-say-die attitude' in games especially when we were behind. Well time for a well earned holiday after a long season which started back in July. Lets come back better than ever!
FreidelNo.1
12/05/2008 11:10:00
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7TH is very good considering a team tht does not spend any or little money on players..over 40 million to spend for next season and we WONT hold onto our best players..in Souness terms our job was to survive we have done that gallantly..but the sadly part will come in the transfer market..spending may not be vital but holding onto quality we have is..
oztheman
12/05/2008 11:11:00
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do you think they were just going through the motions
mick66owl
12/05/2008 18:04:00
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We werent the best on the day but there were times when we bossed things and made a real fist of winning. Overall we can be pleased with the progress made... a 3 place leap is good in anyones book.
MikeyGamst
13/05/2008 16:54:00
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