Date: 6th April 2008 at 1:17pm
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Caretaker Huddersfield Town Manager Gerry Murphy spoke to after the 2-2 draw with Doncaster Rovers at the Galpharm Stadium

‘I think we’ve played well today. We asked them to go out and play with a bit of passion and commitment and they did. We told them that the next manager would probably be in the stands watching today and they all realised that you only get once chance to make a first impression.

‘We got a point, but I’m a little disappointed that we didn’t get all three. When they went down to ten men we went a little bit direct and had we looked after the ball a little bit better we could have opened them up. It played into their hands a little bit.

‘I’ve always said that you pick a system to suit your players and we had players that I couldn’t leave out of the team today; players like David Mirfin and James Berrett. Andy Booth also deserved to be in the team but I felt that we needed someone to play off him who has a bit of pace – Chris Brandon was the man to do that. I thought that the way we played today justified our selections.

‘Overall, I’m very happy. We were done for the equaliser, although they showed good movement and it was a great strike. We kept our shape and our discipline well, but I would have liked to see us hang on for all three points; however, that’s football and Doncaster are a good side.’

Sean O’Driscoll Doncaster Rovers manager,
said in contrast

‘It was a poor performance. It looked like it was a game too far for alot of the team.’

‘It looked as if we were still carrying a lot of the baggage from a terrific performance at Leeds but a disappointing result.’

‘We shown a lot of character in the game and that was important in us picking up a point. We really have to improve for the remainder of the season starting on Friday.’

Vital view – How pleasing it is to actually see and read comments from a Huddersfield Town manager talking common sense, everything Murphy says is sensible and difficult to disagree with.
Unlike his predecessor Ritchie.

What a refreshing change !


4 Replies to “Manager speak, Huddersfield V Donny”

  • Murphy, long may he reign, just keep postponing the interviews Ken, after a few months Gerry will get the message, you and us will get a great manager, and the chance of some success. Think about it Mr Chairman, you know it makes sense.
    Gerry just needs a little persaution thats all !

  • Up the town, we could n probably should have been 4 up at half time !! Brando is our new striker with pace now why didnt the ol bald eagle see that one oh thats it Kamara the barn door player was his favourite LOL UP THE TOWN!! ALLEN FOR MANAGER!!!

  • Not a bad result against high flyers Donny. Could he be the new man in charge soon?

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