The city of Dylan Thomas’s birth seemed as good a place from which to start the new series. Poyetry in Motion follows Bruce’s Banter, Martin’s Musings, Le Parole di Paolo and Bally’s Backchat as the generic title of the incumbent boss’s post-match e-mail. ‘Dear Colin’ is a nice touch but thousands get it, of course, with their own salutations.
Something that we were trying to put right from what we have seen thus far in the season is how we can look like a different team in each half of a game.
We need time to address that and time to convince the players that things need to be done a certain way to be able to perform for 90 minutes, at the moment, it’s not there.
The aim was to make sure we gave no chances to Swansea and from there, it was a question about what would happen if we conceded a goal.
As a manager you learn a lot from watching your players on the pitch – you can see which ones turn it up a gear and which ones put their heads down [after conceding a goal.]
The biggest thing for me today is that I have learned a lot from my players.
It’s not an excuse, but five or six of the players in the team today have not been with me for the last two weeks. They were able to play their part today but not for the full game.
At this level, if you’re losing a game 1-0 or 2-0, you are still in the game, it’s very important we stay in the game until the last minute and that’s something we need to make sure we do.
It’s early, I don’t want to talk too much, but I do want to make sure that we learn from the game today.
We didn’t do what we needed to do and we paid the price
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