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Men against boys - Reid

06 Nov 2010 20:00:22

Men against boys - Reid

Manager Peter Reid slammed his players in the wake of Plymouth's 4-0 defeat to Swindon, claiming it was "men against boys".Sean Morrison and Charlie Austin netted to give the Robins a 2-0 lead at half-time and, after Pilgrims midfielder Dean Parrett was sent off, Vincent Pericard and Matt Ritchie rounded things off after the interval, much to Reid's dismay."First and foremost, I thought Swindon deserved it. They bossed us all over the pitch," said Reid. "We didn't get hold of the middle of the park and their front men bossed our defenders, so I've got no complaints about the result. We were poor."We weren't at the races and it was like men against boys out there in terms of the physical contest. They were stronger and a yard quicker, and we didn't really hurt them."The icing on the cake was conceding from dead-balls. People should be marking and that makes it even more disappointing."All in all, from a football point of view, a marking point of view and competing, we were way off the pace. The disappointing thing for me was how easy it was for Swindon and that's taking nothing away from Swindon, because they played well."


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