Welcome Gaffer, The Gers scraped through to the next round of the Evolution Cup courtesy of a penalty shoot-out success. Pundits called the game a "snoozer". Some of the comments in the papers called our performance "dreadful". Surely we should have expected better from the team?
"I think everybody is being very harsh on the players. They generated possession percentages of 8.1% and 8.3% in the second half. That should have been more than enough."
But Gaffer, the team only managed to generate one shot and that fell to Goughie who nearly hit the corner flag!
"I've got to defend my players here. The players can only generate percentage possession. It's then down to the MRP to determine how many shots come from that possession percentage. To put our 1 shot from 8% possession into context, there were 32 teams on cup duty on Tuesday. Our possession percentage ranked 6th out of 32, but our shot tally ranked a mere 28th. Only four teams managed fewer shots, two of those 'stalled' with 0% possession and one was our opponents on 1% possession."
It's also been reported that you made derisory comments about Chris Woods' Man of the Match award.
"I wasn't being disrespectful to Woodsy. I just laughed when I read that a GK who literally had nothing to do throughout the 90 minutes was named man of the match."
I see what you mean, Gaffer. Well let's hope The Gers get some shots in this weekend.
Till next time.........................please MRP, no more 'snoozers'!