Manager Quotes Archive

Elite FA Cup Qualifiers 1st Leg
McNamara (Chelsea): Bad loss for our first game back, Played completely the wrong tactic I don't think A will be being used hugely this season after that performance. Our young player on loan from Villa in Midfield was the bright spark in this game, his passing made things happen and with a better tactic I don't believe the los would have been as heavy. Against a team similar quality to ours we should not be losing by that heavy margin and the players know if they want to keep there places there going to have to make an effort to turn up more ready to do there best in future games.

League Week 1
Lear (AC Milan): Glad that game's over! Not the best way to start the season.
Grant (Rangers FC): Off to a great start, hopefully we can build some momentum
Hill (Juventus): The Gunners had the best defensive record in the league last season. Wasn't hard to see why today.
McKay (Aberdeen): Delighted with the result and the performances of Baggio & Shaddix
McNamara (Chelsea): bad start to the season, however there were positives to take from the game. We had a decent amount of the ball however did not make any chances count.
Neilson (Celtic FC): Always good to start the season with a win and even more when you're away to a rival.

League Week 2
Lear (AC Milan): Great result after 10th minute sending off.
Hill (Juventus): Adey did the business. Everton next up, always a tough match.

Elite FA Cup Qualifiers 2nd Leg
McNamara (Chelsea): Had the best of the game however just could not finish enough chances. Loudrup on loan from Villa yet again put in a fantastic performance as did our whole midfield four. Skiba with two goals is really knocking on the door for a start in the next league game with Markus Rashford being off form currently. Although we had the best of the stats it's the chances that count and Sunderland were more clinical in this regard. If Skiba had put one more of his many chances away then there is every chance this result could have been different. So now we're out of this competition and it's time to re focus on the league and make sure we try and add to our first point in last weeks game.

League Week 3
Lear (AC Milan): Great away win in France and former player Stanfield didn't find the net!
McNamara (Chelsea): Great result for the team, first win on the board and it's one we needed. We had a very good plan and although they went one up we never gave up and carried on till the end. There are also some eye catching performers in the reserves currently Especially Haynes up front, our main strikers will have to watch out as his performances in the reserve side are being noticed. Also our three young lads on loan at Celtic reserves are doing amazingly well and if they continue this season to play like they are that loan is going to turn out very successfully with three very good players hopefully coming back. It is a relationship I may conceder keeping going if the results turn out as promising as started by the end of the season.
Hill (Juventus): Another solid performance against a quality Everton set up. Moving nicely into second gear.

Elite League Cup Match 1
McNamara (Chelsea): Although this was a loss, have to give credit to the players in this one, although we were against a very strong elite league side the players more than held there own, there strikers just happened to be to strong for us in the end and managed to take there chances. However this is very positive for the future of our season in devision two if we can find the write tactics in matches we should be able to gain some good abs and make sure players develop really well. Loudrup our young player on loan played very well again and there is every chance we may approach Aston Villa to see what the chances are of making this lads deal into a permanent one. He's really hit the ground running since arriving on loan and although today moved to the left wing it did not faze him. The defence were strong and really performed well against a very good strike force and midfield. A lot of positives to take from this one despite the loss although in our next league game some of our fringe players specially in midfield may have to play due to trying to keep players fit.
Hill (Juventus): Milan were unlucky tonight, it took a bit of class from Zidane to separate the teams.

League Week 4
Hill (Juventus): A player said to me afterwards 'a couple of them were wearing clogs, and the goalie was eating cheese throughout'. I'll check the footage. Have to say I'm glad to come away unscathed - the 343 took us by surprise - effective.
McNamara (Chelsea): Another positive win on the board so that's two out of four for the upcoming season. A positive performance and if we can keep this up we could end up back in devision one next season. The whole squad when used have contributed to the start of the season and there have been some very positive performances through out the team both from the main 11 and the fringe players also. All players have played a part this season and that's what is needed.

Elite League Cup Match 2
McNamara (Chelsea): Did not do enough in this one, we had the most of the game, more shots and more of the ball but just could not make it count. Rashford however looked dangerous and loudrup again had another very good match. The whole team played well but Newcastle took there chances which is what counts in football. The players are working hard but we need to convert more of the chances we get.