Interview : Russell Slade : 17/03/2007
Russell Slade talks to BBC Radio Bristol after the 1-0 defeat against Blackpool
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Yeovil Town manager Russell Slade talked to BBC Radio Bristol's Richard Hoskin after his side had lost 1-0 to Blackpool at Huish Park on March 17th 2007.

RH: So Russell, another frustrating home performance. What are your thoughts on that?

RS: I'm very disappointed with the result obviously, especially after having dominated the first period without really working their goalkeeper. We had tremendous possession, some great moves and some lovely football on what was a very very difficult surface. It was very firm and very bouncy and it wasn't easy to get it down but we showed that we could do that. It was tricky conditions during the first period. We had the one that went onto the bar and a couple of near misses and a couple of great moves.

In the second half, I think what disappointed me was that first 15 minutes we were not at the races. In that 15 minute period they got themselves a goal and from there they have hung onto that. We showed a lack of maturity and a little bit of naivety in trying to get back into the game and that has not been our strongest point this season.

RH: Did you think the tide would turn just after they had a player sent off straight after the goal?

RS: You'd hope that it might, but it didn't.

RH: What about the response of the players? You threw everyone forward and you did you bit putting on as many attacking players as possible.

RS: Yes, but that is where I am saying the naivety comes in, where you just felt that Blackpool had to just sit there and get the ball out wide. The ball goes out there, the ball comes back into the box, your midfield get the ball, they get it out wide again, it goes back into the box. It is as simple and as basic as that and unfortunately we didn't do that. That is what I am saying about the naivety. You even saw in the 93rd minute of the game, instead of getting the ball into the box, we went for a short corner. You can't get more naive than that.

RH: It is not that often that you accuse them of that this season. Do you hope that it is just a blip going into the run-in?

RS: I just think it is a situation we have to learn from and learn from very quickly, because we keep shooting ourselves in the foot. We do remarkably well after a defeat to come back and try and win the next football match. That is what we'll have to do again but we are having to do it with regularity at the moment and that is the problem. That is the hurt and I am disappointed that we are having to put ourselves in that situation again.

RH: That leaves you going into your next game against Chesterfield meaning that it is a very important game because results haven't gone your way today.

RS: It's not important - it is an absolute must win. If ever there was an absolutely vital game then Saturday is it. If we want to be in the shake-up for the playoffs it is an absolute must win.

RH: You were talking about automatic promotion a couple of weeks ago but now you're suggesting that even the playoffs are in ...

RS: Woah! I have never talked about automatic promotion.

RH: The fans, then.

RS: Yes, you've qualified that now. I have not talked about automatic promotion ever. All I have talked about is putting two back to back victories together and that is all I have talked about. That is with my players and that is what we tried to achieve today but we failed. We have to start again by trying to win again against Chesterfield next Saturday and from there we have to try and win the very next game after that. And it is as simple as that.

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