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    Jim Goodwin after derby defeat 

    Saturday, February 09, 2019 3:14:01 PM

    Jim Goodwin after derby defeat against Falkirk

    I don’t want to sound like a broken record but recently I have been saying how we are gifting teams goals which is completely out of character for us as a team. We now just have to pick ourselves up again, in the first half I thought we played really well, conceded a poor goal then came back to score a decent goal ourselves which took us in level at half-time. Then it was a carbon copy of last week, where we get it back to 1-1 at half-time and we were looking to take the game to Falkirk and then concede a goal within the opening two minutes. A really poor defensive goal with a catalogue of errors, we should have put the ball out of play in the far side, we then had two miss timed headers, its just unfortunate but that is the way it is and Falkirk are the kind of team once they get their noses in front they are a very hard team to break down, and they managed the game very well in the second half in fairness to them but they did get ten men back behind the ball and made life very difficult for us and unfortunately we just couldn’t find that key pass to break them down.

    I have no concerns on how we are playing in terms of possession wise, that’s the way we play, I said that to the players on Tuesday evening as it is coming into the time in the season when it is all about results, but I still want us to try and play good football and gain results that way, I’m not going to ask them to play a style of football that is not how we train and put ten men behind the ball and just hang on, that’s not the way we have done it up until now and it is certainly not how we are going to be playing in the next twelve games. We will continue to play the way we play and hopefully luck will change and we will stop making the individual errors which we are making just now and one result can make a big difference and we will have another massive game next Saturday against Partick Thistle and hopefully get back to winning ways.

    I have just said to the players there is no point dwelling on today’s result , we will work hard in training, and we will look back at the video analysis and try and cut out the mistakes because at this moment in time we are needing to score three goals to win a game and that is not realistic.

    Jim Goodwin

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