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AFC Bournemouth: Doncaster boss Dickov admits Cherries were far superior

Bournemouth Echo: DONCASTER BOSS: Paul Dickov DONCASTER BOSS: Paul Dickov

DONCASTER manager Paul Dickov delivered a withering assessment of his team’s showing and admitted Cherries had deserved their emphatic victory at Dean Court.

Dickov, who held a 30-minute post-match inquest with his players before addressing the media, said: “The performance was unacceptable, the players know that. We have just had them in the changing room for a lengthy time and a few home truths were said.

“As a group and over the course of the season, they have been fantastic for me but they know I won’t accept days like today. I would like to apologise to our fans because they travelled a long way and it was an inept performance.

“They started on the front foot and pegged us back. Rather than doing what we had worked on during the week, we sat back and invited a lot of pressure on ourselves. If you do that against good players, you are going to get punished and we did.

“The most disappointing aspect was that we felt we had a real chance here and, for whatever reason, it didn’t happen. In some games, you can afford two, three or maybe four players who are not completely at it. But when 10 have an off-day, you are going to get punished, especially in this division. We weren’t good enough and they were a hell of a lot better than us.

“We were all over the place defensively as a unit. Their front two are a handful, we knew that, but we didn’t deal with them enough. As well as being outplayed, we were outfought at times, which was uncharacteristic of us. It could have been a lot more if it hadn’t been for Sam (Johnstone, Rovers’ goalkeeper).”

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7:49am Mon 3 Mar 14

Solentcherry says...

Division one champs ? You're havin a laugh,!
Division one champs ? You're havin a laugh !
Division one champs ? You're havin a laugh,! Division one champs ? You're havin a laugh ! Solentcherry
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9:02am Mon 3 Mar 14

bobsworthforever says...

Don't want to rub it in but Donny were the worst team ive seen in the Championship this season still thanks for a great afternoon.Never mind you don't have to play us every week
Don't want to rub it in but Donny were the worst team ive seen in the Championship this season still thanks for a great afternoon.Never mind you don't have to play us every week bobsworthforever
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9:19am Mon 3 Mar 14

coops1965cherry says...

That my friends is as good as an acceptance as you will get from old misery guts and an admission of the fact we were better than them.

That is as good a compliment as you will get from Mr Dickov as well !

So thank you Mr Dickov and good luck.

U T C I A D.
That my friends is as good as an acceptance as you will get from old misery guts and an admission of the fact we were better than them. That is as good a compliment as you will get from Mr Dickov as well ! So thank you Mr Dickov and good luck. U T C I A D. coops1965cherry
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12:16pm Mon 3 Mar 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Someone made a comment on Saturday about Paul Dickov shaking Kermies hand when he was sub'd. I didn't see it at the time but have done since on the Cherries Player. So well done Mr Dickov for acting like a gentleman. Good job Alan Pardew wasnt the Donny manager on Saturday ;-}
Someone made a comment on Saturday about Paul Dickov shaking Kermies hand when he was sub'd. I didn't see it at the time but have done since on the Cherries Player. So well done Mr Dickov for acting like a gentleman. Good job Alan Pardew wasnt the Donny manager on Saturday ;-} TedMacsCherryPants
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2:40pm Mon 3 Mar 14

pedro3187 says...

Make that 11 players not on their game. Although their keeper made a couple of saves at the beginning of the game, after that he was terrible. His kicking was woeful. Everytime he cleared his lines the ball went out for a throw in and we were on the attack again. As the game went on it got embarrassing to watch
Make that 11 players not on their game. Although their keeper made a couple of saves at the beginning of the game, after that he was terrible. His kicking was woeful. Everytime he cleared his lines the ball went out for a throw in and we were on the attack again. As the game went on it got embarrassing to watch pedro3187
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2:54pm Mon 3 Mar 14

matt68 says...

TedMacsCherryPants wrote:
Someone made a comment on Saturday about Paul Dickov shaking Kermies hand when he was sub'd. I didn't see it at the time but have done since on the Cherries Player. So well done Mr Dickov for acting like a gentleman. Good job Alan Pardew wasnt the Donny manager on Saturday ;-}
he used to play with him at leicester
[quote][p][bold]TedMacsCherryPants[/bold] wrote: Someone made a comment on Saturday about Paul Dickov shaking Kermies hand when he was sub'd. I didn't see it at the time but have done since on the Cherries Player. So well done Mr Dickov for acting like a gentleman. Good job Alan Pardew wasnt the Donny manager on Saturday ;-}[/p][/quote]he used to play with him at leicester matt68
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