12:00am, Mon 14th Apr 2008
I spoke to Colin Lippiatt to get his reactions to Saturday?s game at York.
Colin was delighted with the attitude shown by the players after such a turbulent week: ?I thought that they were brilliant. You have to remember what a difficult week it had been for everybody. They were shell-shocked on Tuesday and didn?t come together again till Thursday, which was also Justin Edinburgh?s first day with us. Their attitude during training was first-rate and I thought that their response on Saturday was excellent. Although we benefited from the sendings-off, you have to remember that we shot ourselves in the foot twice and had to come back on two occasions from being a goal down. That showed a lot of character.?
Colin was pleased with our overall standard of play. He thought that there were signs that we were trying to get the ball down more and play. He emphasised again that he won?t ?come down? on players if they do this and make mistakes: ?Everyone makes mistakes, even at Champions? League level, ? he said, ?the important thing is to deal with them constructively and try to learn from them.?
I asked for clarification on Marvin Morgan?s position. ?Marvin?s comments were made in the heat of the moment?, said Colin. ?We?ve all done that and, of course, if it?s then in the newspapers it?s all made to sound much worse. Marvin came and apologised to me and to David Taylor and regrets what he said. He showed to me in training on Thursday and in his performance on Saturday that he wants to play for the Club. Obviously, the issue will get raised at the fans? forum on Tuesday night but, as far as we are concerned, the whole thing is done and dusted. I hope that everyone concerned will now move on and concentrate on the future. Marvin wants to play for Woking and we rate him highly.?
Colin believes that the referee got the first two sendings-off right on Saturday. He didn?t have a good view of the incident involving Gez and Stuart Elliott but understands that the latter raised his hands and was therefore bound to receive at least a yellow card.
14 April 2008