Malcolm Dawson writes…..we would all have been happier with 3-0. Dick too by the sound of it in his post match e-mail to M Salut and the rest. A three goal margin sounds comfortable and in the end it was – but not before the defensive collywobbles took hold. The rest of the Premier League must be looking at our back line and rubbing their hands in glee. O.K. so JD got to keep the match ball and JR might be finally going some way to showing what it was that got the big spenders of Man City excited and him into the England side, but 3-0 would have been a much more satisfactory result. Watmore and Gooch got a run out too and have maybe given the coach something to think about.The Exeter support was a much bigger proportion of the total attendance than that of Swansea and they will probably be enjoying their long trip back, thinking of what might have been. One crumb of comfort from this evening is that our next opponents needed extra time to finally overcome their lower league opposition 5-3. Saturday’s game looks like it could be 7-6 so what odds on a goalless draw?
We scored six goals but gave some easy goals away.
With all respect I’m happy with 6-3 but I can’t be happy with the performance.
Jack [Rodwell] is getting better and I was also very pleased with the young guys who came on.
They did well and Duncan scored a good goal.
Jermain scored some excellent goals, as well. The goals we scored were good, but the ones we gave away can’t happen at this level. Jermain could have had five goals and when he is in front of goal you can see he is a goalscorer. I was very pleased with the six goals we scored.
I’m not sure on the injuries at the moment – maybe tomorrow we will have an update.
Thanks for your support,