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Baraclough: Possibly Our Best Win of the Season

Baraclough: Possibly Our Best Win of the Season

Ian Baraclough said today's 1-0 win at home to Swansea City was possibly their best victory of the season.

Swansea City dominated - having 60% of the possession and creating the better chances, and whilst it looked like we were going to get a point from the game, we lost it in the second half when Alan Tate conceded a penalty that Garner converted.

Baraclough said his team stuck to a game plan which made it difficult for Brendan Rodgers' team, he told Scunthorpe's official site:

'It was possibly our best victory of the season,'

'I admit it wasn't our best performance but we'd set out a game plan before the game and stuck to it.

'I know it might have been frustrating for our supporters, but Swansea have a lot of possession against everybody and tend to cut everybody to ribbons.

'I remember one chance where Josh Lillis had to pull us out in the first half during a one on one.

'The ball bobbled around the box at times, they had long range strikes and maybe could have been better with their finishing but they didn't cut us open like they did other teams.

'It was achieved because the lads carried off their game plan to a tee.

'We were rigid and, yes, we did allow them possession at times but then in the critical areas we closed them down.

'If we'd have gone gung-ho, or gone with two wingers, they would have had so much space in midfield and that was the thinking behind going with four central midfielders across the park.

'Our passing could have been better and the quality could have also been a lot better when we were in possession in the first half.

'In the second half I felt we could have been a little bit better in using our front men and giving them something to work from, as in playing it to their feet and chest.

'As a result we had more possession and punished them.'


"I think the lot of them, including the manager, have been basking too much in the plaudits after the Leeds match, now they've embarassed themselves today and are back down to earth with a massive bump.We've had too many away defeats now, to go up automatically, let's hope this is not the start of the annual slump."
keith margam



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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Saturday March 5 2011
Time: 8:00PM

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Out -thought Rodgers today---4 against 3 in central midfield--- we should have split their middle by playing Dobbie behind the striker. Luck was on our side as other results went our way. A fortunate break........... use it!!!!!!
Philto
05/03/2011 20:31:00
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A big win for them as they look to get out of the bottom 3.
KevinE
06/03/2011 21:50:00
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