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We Looked Flat Admits Cooper

7 September 2013

Colin Cooper was left frustrated as a slow start to the second half cost his side dear against Wycombe Wanderers at Victoria Park.

The Pools boss was reasonably pleased with his side’s opening forty-five minutes but felt they didn’t really kick-on the way he would have liked after the break.

“There was only one team in it during the first half,” Cooper told Pools Player

“The instruction at half time for the second half was to start quickly and force them on to the back foot but I don’t think that happened unfortunately.

“It just felt slow and flat; I was trying to get the officials to speed up, the players to speed up but it never quite happened; the goals they scored weren’t great goals but they’ve got them the three points.

“There was plenty of huffing and puffing, knockdowns, blocks and stuff like that but everything fell for us on Tuesday night and it hasn’t quite fallen for us today so we have to look at the reasons.”

Pools had strong appeals for a goal turned down in the first half when it looked as though Christian Burgess’ effort had crossed the line – and Cooper revealed his players, and even some of Wycombe’s thought it was in.

“I’m told the ball was well crossed the line but the ref hasn’t given it,” he explained.

“If it turns out we’ve been cost the first goal then it’s harsh because we’re a different side once we get our noses in front, once were behind I thought we were anxious.”

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