Interview : Russell Slade : 13/12/2008
Russell Slade talks to BBC Radio Bristol after the 2-4 home defeat against Stockport
Russell Slade
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Yeovil Town manager Russell Slade spoke to BBC Somerset reporter Pete Simson after his side had lost 2-4 at home to Stockport County on December 13th 2008.

RS: What can I tell you fellows? The result is the most important thing at the minute and that has gone against us, so we're bitterly disappointed. I thought you saw the best of us today, but some of the defending in that two minutes worth of madness you saw the worst of us - all in two minutes really. I thought we were magnificent after we'd gone a goal behind - which was a great strike and sometimes you've got to take that - to go 2-1 up with some really really good play. We deserved to be going in at half time with a lead. But then with two minutes of madness it changes your team talk. All of a sudden you're 3-2 down and that blows your brain really. All I can say is that we've got to show more professionalism and we need to look at that tape and see what we did in those two minutes because the first one was a calamity. There was two of my players trying to clear the first one and then there were two trying to clear it for the second one, and nobody has kicked it away from the goal. There's a minute and a half to go. It's all about doing it right and that's what has disappointed me. Those two minutes of madness. In the second half we've huffed and we've puffed and we've created a few chances, although we've left ourselves a little bit open. But we were trying to win a football match. That was just adding insult to an already wounded soldier when they scored their fourth goal in the dying seconds really.

PS: I guess it changes the way that you think as well as the players when you think that you've deservedly gone in at 2-1 in front, but then you have to regain the confidence of everyone when you've gone in at 3-2 down. That was the killer blow in the game wasn't it?

RS: Yes, it was, but my attitude at half time was to forget about that - we're a goal behind. That's all it is, and there's 45 minutes and we can get it back. We can create chances and we can score goals. So we tried. I don't think the cutting up of the pitch helped us too much in the second period, although it probably didn't help both teams there, so I'm not looking for any reasons or excuses there. All I'm saying is that it didn't help the quick interplay football that we were able to play particularly in the earlier stages of the game. But the chances were there and we are creating the chances. That's a positive that comes out of the performance today. But we've got to be more resilient than that. The bottom line is that you can't concede four goals at home and expect to win a football match.

PS: Presumably the players will have been made fully aware of their responsibilities, especially at the back.

RS: They are as flat as a pancake in there. They are absolutely flat, and so they should be. There's no talking going on. There's nothing. They are going to need picking up for next week, that's for sure.

PS: A view on Aaron Brown up front. Have you seen him play there before? He's a big lad and a target man.

RS: Well he has done it before, and I just felt that if we could get the ball into the box a little bit more frequently then maybe it would cause them a different problem. We didn't have Gifton today and so we threw him on and to be honest he had two little chances. There was one where he's tracked across and got a cross-shot that might have gone in or been stabbed home and then he's fluffed a little volley in there from 12 yards. He's got real power in his feet and a bit of presence so it was just a change to see if he could snatch a goal. Some days it works and some days it doesn't.

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