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Geraint: We Played Magnificently

Geraint: We Played Magnificently

Colchester United manager Geraint Williams believed his side 'played magnificently', despite losing to Stoke in the last ever game at Layer Road.

Richard Cresswell forced home the only goal of the game in first-half stoppage time, as the U's saw Clive Platt's last minute header ruled out.

Williams said, post match: 'We wanted to say goodbye to the old ground and all we could do it put in a performance to give people some happy memories.

'I think we played magnificently and we dealt with all but one of their long throws into the box, and that has cost us and won the game for Stoke.'

Stoke boss Tony Pulis explained: 'The best thing to come out of today is that is in our hands. It could have swung towards Hull but it has stayed with us and that is the most important thing.

'Someone came over and said it was 1-1 at Hull - but I didn't realise the full story until the end of the game.

'This is a difficult place to come to at the best of times - but it was made more so. There were fireworks and bands on the pitch but we told the players the main event was at three o'clock. They were fantastic.'

Writer:StevieG Col U
Date:Monday April 28 2008
Time: 11:57AM

Comments

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That may be so, GW. But next season, if you are still saying the same things about a loss in League One, people will not be so forgiving...!
Matt_Us
28/04/2008 12:28:00
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Yeah agree, we need to get points when we play poor and good! Is he the man to take us forward? Up the U's!
StevieG Col U
28/04/2008 12:30:00
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... yes, GW is the man. He has admitted that he needs to experment with being more tactical other than just gung-ho, so maybe we will see this next season!
Matt_Us
28/04/2008 13:33:00
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Yeah will be easier for him in League One, you don't get punished for mistakes as much!
StevieG Col U
28/04/2008 15:03:00
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Think I must have gone to the wrong game?
Deeno
28/04/2008 15:12:00
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Yeah think he does describe things a bit wrong, we were ok but not magnificent! lol
StevieG Col U
28/04/2008 15:28:00
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