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Holloway: We Capitulated Again

28 September 2013

Ian Holloway was back in the dugout following his recent ban but had to watch the same result as he did from the sidelines with his team going down to a 2-0 defeat. 

"I didn't like the way we capitulated again really, we had just let a goal in and it hadn't been a problem until then. We looked much more like a unit and were winning it back much easier than we were last week.

"The lads stuck to what they were doing and unfortunately on a couple of counter-attacks we had chances to maybe even get in front.

"This division is so harsh and so hard. Getting used to it and believing you can play in it can be difficult. We haven't improved quick enough or early enough and we look like we need a goal."

A major talking point from the game was a caution for Marouane Chamakh as he picked up a yellow card for diving in the first half. He was booked by referee Martin Atkinson when he went to ground as he looked to round the home goalkeeper Artur Boruc with the ball at his feet. 

The gaffer was disappointed with his forward after having a chance to watch the incident back post match.

"When I was stood on the line I thought the referee had got it wrong, but obviously watching it now he didn't. He went down far too easily for my liking. I can't understand why he didn't chip it or shoot.

"He felt he could take it past the goalie and he felt there was some contact on him but as an away team you are never going to get that are you. He had a great chance to score but he probably didn't make the right choice."

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