Date:Friday May 9 2008
Rotherham United captain, Graham Coughlan has always tried to lead by example but he must have found it very difficult this season.
From flying high in January to administration, points deduction, wage deferrals - not an easy first season with the Millers and, on reflection, Coughlan has told The Advertiser that he feels he should have done better when the bad times were there.
'I have to say that the last three or four months have been the worst of my career. I would have liked to have helped keep more clean sheets and get a few more goals and I wasn't happy with one or two of my performances.
'I think I got sucked into the situation and I should have been bigger and better than that. Saying that, if anyone went to work on a Monday morning and got told they aren't getting paid I don't think anyone in their right mind wouldn't be affected. It affects your whole mentality. It's things like treats for your kids and you worry about your bills - the tax man and mortgage people won't take deferrals from us. Contrary to what you may hear, we aren't high wage earners - it's a nice wage but not as big as what people think.
'Irrespective of how big and broad your shoulders are it's a worrying time.
'The manager, (Mark Robins),has been different class and kept everyone together during the bad times. He's done a good job, perhaps even better than the Inces and Fergusons of this division, to come away with seventy four points, before the deduction, after what we've been through is an achievement in itself and most seasons would have got you into the play offs. I would have loved to have got to the play offs and Wembley and that was well within our reach with the players we have here but there's no point sitting and sulking about it.
'We're now looking forward to next season - we will bounce back and without a shadow of doubt we will be there or there abouts next season.
'The fans haven't seen the best of Graham Coughlan yet - and I aim to put that right.'
Date:Friday May 9 2008
RUFC - New Man Signs In (Friday November 21 2014)
RUFC - Chairman Delighted With Sponsors (Friday November 21 2014)
RUFC - Stadium Sponsor Announced (Friday November 21 2014)
RUFC - Latest on Luciano Becchio (Friday November 21 2014)
RUFC - Club Apologises Over Tickets (Friday November 21 2014)
RUFC - Collin 'I've Fought Hard For My Place' (Friday November 21 2014)
RUFC - Gaffer Feels He's A Scout For Owls! (Friday November 21 2014)
RUFC - Boss 'It's Good To Be Back' (Friday November 21 2014)
RUFC - Broadfoot Loan Deal Off (Thursday November 20 2014)
RUFC - 'Keeper Signs Extension (Thursday November 20 2014)
|Cardiff 2 - 1 Reading
» Reading : 22/11/2014 01:56:00
|Wolves v Forest Match Preview
» Forest : 21/11/2014 23:35:00
» Cardiff : 21/11/2014 22:10:00
|Boro look to maintain progress
» Middlesbrough : 21/11/2014 21:55:00
|LUFC Hockaday returns to football with Swindon
» Leeds Utd : 21/11/2014 19:32:00