I got back from Goodison about half an hour ago. Pete Sixsmith and I were in agreement with most things during the game and in the post-game discussion on the way to the station, where we went in different directions. I won’t spoil Pete’s report by saying what we discussed but I will give you a clue:
David, I don’t agree with all of what you’re saying below and I don’t think Pete will either.
We had done well to make sure it was only 1-0 going into the latter stages.
It was late in the game and we were always hoping that we could nick something but we weren’t good enough in the first half.
I thought we got better in the second half and we had the one chance.
We had grown into it and played better but ultimately we didn’t get the goal we wanted and we gave away a poor second one.
The players are giving it everything they’ve got and [the result] is certainly not for the lack of effort or running or working.