UK time is: 21:04:58
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

RUFC - Moore 'pathetic defending'

Rotherham United Manager, Ronnie Moore called his back four 'pathetic` after the three-one loss to Gillingham at the Priestfield Stadium last night.

Speaking to Radio Sheffield, Moore said, 'If you defend like we did in the first half you aren`t going to win games. We couldn`t handle their number ten, the big lad has used all his weight but we knew what was coming and we gifted them two goals. It was rank bad defending.

'We got ourselves back in the game with a free kick and we changed the shape and side in the second half and I was just waiting for another equaliser. We were looking for Alf (Adam Le Fondre) and one`s fell straight for him and they swear blind their lad has hand-balled it on the line but nobody`s seen it. And that was frustrating because it was a great opportunity for us and they went down the other end and whereas it could have been two-two it was three-one. I didn`t see the handball incident but when everyone has appealed then you know something`s wrong. The referee is stood closer than the linesman and he`s looking at the linesman for the decision when it was his decision to make.`

The Millers went three-up front in the second half and Moore said, 'They played with the diamond shape and we were being over run in midfield. We asked the two wide men to tuck in but they didn`t tuck in enough so we took one winger off, went with three up, put Randall in there and you could see the quality he has on the ball. His passing ability is second to none, though he still makes the odd little mistake round the box. But, it doesn`t really matter about the six up front it`s the back four that were found wanting. At this present time we are finding it difficult to keep clean sheets and I`ve told them I`ve had enough and I`ll try and do a bit of business this week. Ryan Cresswell has no chance of being fit for the weekend

'And, I didn`t take Johnny Mullins off because he was injured, I took him off because he was having as stinker. He couldn`t handle the number ten today, he`s battered us. John Mullins has been our most consistent player over the last few weeks but, unfortunately, it just didn`t work out for him on the night and hopefully he can put that right. But, there are other areas of the back four that worry me. If we concede goals like we`ve conceded today then we aren`t going to get a top three spot.`

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Herringthorpe  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday February 9 2011

Time: 9:33AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Rotherham United Articles

Millers v Addicks Preview (Friday January 30 2015)

RUFC - Hunt Signs In (Friday January 30 2015)

RUFC - Evans Not Getting Carried Away (Friday January 30 2015)

RUFC - Evans Explains Brindley Loan (Friday January 30 2015)

RUFC - Evans 'Sammon Great For Us' (Friday January 30 2015)

RUFC - Ref Watch v Charlton (Thursday January 29 2015)

Archived Rotherham United Articles

List All Vital Rotherham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. rybel_b 1433
2. herringthorpe 1233
3. sixpence 574
4. mos60 59
5. miller4life 30
6. mvmiller 29
7. Millie Miller 28
8. axholme 23
9. nogginthenog 16
10. sthelensmiller 11

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
16. Huddersfield 28 9 7 12 -11 34
17. Bolton 27 9 6 12 -6 33
18. Charlton 28 6 15 7 -10 33
19. Rotherham 28 6 12 10 -10 30
20. Brighton 28 6 11 11 -6 29
21. Leeds Utd 27 7 8 12 -10 29
22. Millwall 28 6 9 13 -18 27

Breaking League News

Boro sting Bees
Middlesbrough : 31/01/2015 20:53:00
Birmingham 0 - 0 Norwich
Norwich : 31/01/2015 20:14:00
Fulham : 31/01/2015 19:55:00
Another City GroundHOG Day!
Forest : 31/01/2015 18:34:00
Reading 2 - 0 Sheffield Wednesday
Reading : 31/01/2015 18:28:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Should FA Cup Replays Be Scrapped?
Suggested By:  
Yes 40%
No 34%
Not Sure 26%