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We Played Good Football - Boss

26 April 2014

Colin Cooper praised the players and the fans following the 1-1 draw with Plymouth Argyle at Home Park on Saturday afternoon.

The Pools boss saw Jack Barmby level the scores with another composed finish to cancel out Jason Banton’s first half opener and secure a share of the spoils in the south west.

And while he admitted his side could even have gone on and taken all three points he was pleased to take some return on the long journey back home.

“We’ve played some lovely football at times; we tried to play through and play beyond,” Cooper told Pools Player.

“At half time the message was to be more positive, to do things with a bit more purpose if you like and Jack Barmby got his reward by gambling on a situation.

“He could have scored again and obviously Compo (Jack Compton) has hit the post too but to come all the way down here and get a point to take home means I can’t be too unhappy.

“I think we had the better of the second half and created some stuff, but I have to say that Scott Flinders has made a few saves, we’ve blocked a few shots and they’ve hit the post too.”

Almost 250 fans – many of which were dressed as Thunderbirds – were in fine voice behind the goal in which Barmby scored and Cooper was full of credit for the travelling support.

“Our fans were amazing,” he told us.

“They were a sight to behold and I’m just glad that having done what they’ve done that they can go home fairly satisfied with what the team have done as well.”

Watch the full interview with Colin Cooper right now only on Pools Player.

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