UK time is: 12:22:36
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

RUFC - Raynor not impressed with defending

Rotherham United's Assistant Manager Paul Raynor was disappointed with the defending this evening against Rochdale at the New York Stadium.

Speaking after the loss to MillersPlayer Raynor said, 'We weren't at the races in the first half. We lacked energy, well we lacked everything if I'm being honest, and we didn't take the game to Rochdale who were happy to play at their tempo.

'We got back in the game after half time but then it was suicidal defending. You can't give free-kick's away at the edge of the box like that and we can't dive in in the penalty area. We don't have to help these teams with bad defending they're good enough to take the chances themselves without us giving them any encouragement. It was disappointing. The third goal he's come in from the left-hand side and had time to bend it in the far corner. You can't be conceding three goals at home - that's just not good enough

'You can't play for forty minutes in a League Two game you have to play at a tempo for the whole ninety minutes and, if we can do that, then we'll do a lot better. It's frustrating and I've told the boys that you can't turn it off and on like a tap. Teams aren't going to come here and lie down. They are going to come here and be well organised and solid as Rochdale were. We had the game by the scruff of the neck and let it go and that's criminal.

Asked about the penalty, Raynes wouldn't be drawn on it saying he was a long way from the incident though he did mention the time wasting by Rochdale saying, 'He (the referee) went to their goalkeeper three times to tell him to hurry up but done nothing about it. But that's not the reason we lost, we just weren't good enough over the ninety minutes.'

Asked what Steve Evans had to say, Raynes said, 'He certainly wasn't happy with the first half performance.

'We will make changes, turn it round and get it right. We need to start to put a run of results together where we're unbeaten. We are stop-start at the minute and that's really got to stop.'

Join The Vital Debate

Don`t forget, you can also catch Vital Rotherham on Facebook and Twitter!

Vital Rotherham on: facebook

VitalRotherhamon:twitter




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:Tuesday September 18 2012

Time: 11:38PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

RUFC - Ref Watch v Wolves (Wednesday April 16 2014)

RUFC - Webb 'Fantastic Honour' For NYS (Wednesday April 16 2014)

RUFC - Ticket Update (Tuesday April 15 2014)

RUFC - Gaffer May Rest A Couple (Tuesday April 15 2014)

RUFC - Evans Pleased With Changes (Sunday April 13 2014)

Archived 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 570
2. herringthorpe 442
3. sixpence 236
4. mos60 87
5. MILLER NEZ 31
6. nearlyataff 26
7. Millie Miller 23
8. nogginthenog 14
9. axholme 14
10. mvmiller 13

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Wolves 42 28 9 5 51 93
2. Brentford 42 26 9 7 29 87
3. Leyton Orient 42 23 11 8 39 80
4. Rotherham 42 22 13 7 28 79
5. Preston 42 21 16 5 23 79
6. Peterborough 42 21 4 17 10 67
7. Swindon 42 17 9 16 5 60

Breaking League News

Leicester lead chase for Sako?
Wolves : 16/04/2014 09:56:00
RUFC - Ref Watch v Wolves
Rotherham : 16/04/2014 09:08:00
RUFC - Webb 'Fantastic Honour' For NYS
Rotherham : 16/04/2014 08:59:00
Ticket Information: Shrewsbury Town v Posh
Peterborough : 16/04/2014 08:38:00
Stephens Would Love a To Return To Swindon.
Swindon : 16/04/2014 06:25:00
Kasim Done For The Season
Swindon : 16/04/2014 06:20:00
Tranmere : 15/04/2014 21:52:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Which of these loanees would you like to see back next season
Suggested By:  
James Tavernier 52%
Haris Vuckic 12%
Miles Addison 12%
Richie Smallwood 12%
Tom Hitchcock 12%
None 0%