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Burnley-Watford: Reaction

Another turnaround and another point, possibly three dropped for the Hornet's who were defeated 3-2 at Burnley having taken the lead against the Lancashire outfit.

Manager Malky Mackay was understandably frustrated with his side and having seen similar scenarios against Portsmouth and Crystal Palace recently something has to give soon:

'I'm very disappointed. I've spoken to the players and told them that with the effort they put in and the courage they showed against an experienced side for them to go and lose the game is hard to swallow.

'We are disappointed that we didn't finish the chances we created. At 2-1 against Crystal Palace midweek we had great chances to kill the game off and it was the same.

'They've played really well and created a lot of chances.'

The Hornet's have now slipped to 13th ahead of their visit from Reading next weekend.

Claret's gaffer Brian Laws was a happy man after his side showed the determination to overcome the defecit, former Luton Town man Graham Alexander clinching all three with a penalty:

I think we deserved it for the sheer mentality side of things because it was a real test for us in terms of character and mental strength.'

'I thought we dug in deep even though their equaliser was poor from our point of view and that rocked us a bit. We didn't seem to be at the races after that.

'When their second went in it was almost like 'Groundhog Day' but we made changes and it worked. Sometimes managers make changes and they don't work but it worked.

'Credit to the players who came on because they changed the game. The match wasn't flowing very well and it was almost like head tennis at times.'

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Writer: Tom Bodell Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday November 14 2010

Time: 6:42PM

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Malky change the record, you are bleating on too much about the ref's making mistakes! Take stock of yourself, you are a defender and also Dyche and yet we are leaking goals at an alarming rate. Was at the game and it was enjoyable, Laws made the changes and won the game, MM refuses to change when it was so apparent the team needed to be. With Graham and Deeney running around chasing, no one is holding the ball up front, so as soon as they lose the ball, it straight on the attack at us. Good to have cowie back and made amends for the miss but as for mginn, Buckly on the bench!! something is not right.
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15/11/2010 10:10:00

Andy - dont know what your on about really? We we outdone saturday by a better team that could bring Premiership experience and quality off the bench. Even if Malky had brought people on it would have been youngsters with 20 games at this level under their belt not matter how well they did in those games.
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15/11/2010 15:10:00

Also, McGinn is one our most creative players on the pitch. Lightweight yes and also being played out of position but has had some assists recently and always picks a pass on the ball. Buckley's last two performances that i have both seen live have been abysmal although i think he is still a good player. McGinn is in our midfield ahead of him and rightly so at the moment
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15/11/2010 15:15:00

Just because they had one season in the premiership, they have got class! bollox.. I am saying that the manager is always finding fault with the refs decisions, when really he and dyche should hold their hands up and admit that our defending is really poor.. Think if you check the stats you will see our defense has more premiership experience, not disputing that we have a team of youngsters but your telling me that Buckley is not better than Mginn? were we outclassed on saturday and at Palace?No, both games were well within our grasp, outclassed on saturday? bad defending and missed chances.
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15/11/2010 22:14:00

If youre blaming our defeats on bad defending how can you say our team was outclassed. Contradiction me thinks
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17/11/2010 13:45:00


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