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Grimsby Town Reaction - Cherries II
Published : 22 Mar 2010 12:47:19
Manager Eddie Howe speaks of the disappointing defeat at Blundell Park and of Goulding's sending off. Manager Eddie Howe was naturally disappointed with the performance and sending off at Blundell Park, Being quoted in the Bournemouth Evening Echo as saying: "I thought it was a sending off. It was a strange one because it’s not like Jeff. You don’t know what goes through players’ minds but it happened and we had to deal with it. I saw it and thought he was going to get a red card as soon as he had done it. I would always accept tackles. Football is a contact game and tackles are there to be made. But you can’t condone off-the-ball incidents at any stage of the game. I was disappointed because it left us with an uphill battle. Bar our goalkeeper and two centre-halves, I thought we were poor. It’s a difficult place to come, they are fighting for their lives, they put us under a lot of pressure and I didn’t think we dealt with it very well. It looked like we might be able to cling on for a point but I don’t think it would have been deserved. We were on the back foot and didn’t really show much quality. That was disappointing because we have played well recently but dipped below our standards".