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    Paul Hartley after Arbroath game 

    Saturday, August 25, 2012 4:12:41 PM

    It was as good as I have seen us play in the first half – it was excellent we were good all over the park, we played some good football we pressed them well and I couldn’t see that result coming but that is what happens in football it is cruel a times but we need to learn from that it is not just about 45 minutes but we need to play well for the full 90 minutes. We know that we are good as anybody on our day – we switched off at certain times – they got a bit fortunate with their goal just on half time and that gave them a bit of encouragement. In the second half they came out for about 10/15 minutes and created the openings which was our own doing with a slack pass in the middle of the park and then we gave away a cheap free kick and they punished us but that is football – we need to learn from that and bounce back and that is the reaction I am looking for now. There were some decisions which didn’t go our way but I don’t want to blame that – we should be good enough to win the game on the day – we need to crack on again. I am delighted with the way we played especially in the first half , not so happy the way we conceded the goals that is something we need to address and work on but I am confident in the players I have but it is a hard one to take. This game is finished now and we need to forget about it and the players have got to go again next week against Brechin City which will be equally challenging.

    Paul Hartley

    Managers Corner