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Mathias: Sloppy Play Cost Us

Mathias: Sloppy Play Cost Us

Blackburn Rovers Assistant manager Ray Mathias was disappointed with the sloppy football shown from Rovers on Wednesday evening that allowed Aston Villa to come out victorious.

Rovers took the lead at Villa Park before falling 2-1 behind, and a late third secured the win before an injury-time strike from Brett Emerton saw the match end 3-2 in Villa's favour, but it was disappointing defending that annoyed Mathias to deny us at least a share of the points.

Mathias said: "Not many teams will come to Villa and play as well as we did. We started off a little bit sloppy but, once we got going, we deserved to be ahead.

"The disappointing thing for us is the way we conceded the first and second goals. For the first goal, we were in command of the situation and paid for some sloppy defending.

"Then the second goal killed us.

"We were still in the game though and could have got back into it at 2-1 but another sloppy pass in the middle of the park cost us the third goal.
"

Paul Ince on the other hand was taking the positives from another performances that he was pleased with, he added:

"We were comfortable in the first 45 minutes. We got the goal and never looked in any danger. Then we conceded a fortuitous goal from Villa's point of view.

"We had chance after chance in the first half and the second. We are playing some good stuff and the lads have shown they can come to places like Villa and control the game.

"I am encouraged, but try telling that to my players when they've lost the game. We feel we've dropped points against Bolton, Middlesbrough and Villa, and we can't keep doing that.
"

Personally I'm still happy with how Ince is doing, and think there are more positives than negatives and things are pulling in the right direction, even if results aren't always showing this.


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Writer:Walker
Date:Thursday October 30 2008
Time: 11:34PM

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You can't afford to make silly mistakes at any level, but especially in the Premier League (and against the better sides) you will be punished as we were.
Walker
30/10/2008 23:36:00
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Its not good enough to dominate anymore we have to punish teams for allowing us to dominate, simple as. Villa didnt need any second invitation to put it in our net and its high time we put teams to the sword
durks de rover
31/10/2008 02:07:00
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Be positive. Results will come if you continue to play like that. Isn't it good though to hear a manager as honest as Martin O'Neill. We were very poor and looked a yard too slow all over the pitch (expect perhaps Gabby). MON didn't try to flower it over. He was honest. Blackburn were much the better side on the night, but for us it was a great result, getting 3 poins when we played so badly. Good luck, you deserve a bit, but how nice to hear a manager seeing the same game as the fans (unlike Wenger et al)
krfeskivilla
31/10/2008 08:30:00
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We are def in credit as far as luck goes. We played very well and did all the right things but silly defensive slips did for us in the end. Well done Villa but if we play like that against WBA on Saturday then we will win.
Mikey D
31/10/2008 13:38:00
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sloppy defending, but what a free kick by emo aye lads lol
sasman
01/11/2008 06:41:00
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