It's not disappointing, its embarassing - Ronnie

Last updated : 07 February 2010 By Bigrich.....

Speaking after the game, Moore was not happy with his players, when asked how disappointed he was Moore said bluntly; "How disappointing? it was embarassing, thats not disappointing when what is? I'm embarassed to lose 6 points to the bottom of the league and if the players arent embarassed then they want locking up."

"We've tried a new system today, to get it on the floor and pass it and move it, yet how many long ball's did we play? they kept pumping balls long and its just incredible. You give the instructions to the players to what you want and if the back four don't do it then your in trouble." he added.

Ronnie also seemed to get annoyed when the interviewer asked if he felt if salt had been rubbed into the wounds by losing to bottom club Darlington again.; "Twice, you've already said that! your repeating yourself. We didn't play well, we were awful and we are embarressed, I'm embarressed, as embarressed as I've ever been as a manager to be honest."

"I keep saying it about working hard, they closed us down but we've got players who supposidly can play. Can pass it, can move, can shoot, can cross? did you see it today? cos I didnt see it. It doesnt seem to matter who you put in the side, I changed three today and theres no improvement, in fact its probably worse than its been."

"It's difficult, we're miles better than that and we're off the pace at this moment. It's a matter of getting them working hard, starting tomorrow."

Moore looked back at the game itself, and the Millers failing to really test Darlingtons shaky keeper; "We didnt test him, I don't think our keepers made too many saves either to be fair. But the goals were comical. We couldn't deal with the long ball into the box for the first and the lad scored, we had four or five chances to clear the second goal, When we have had little half chances Alfie has put a couple past the post when on another day he scores them."

"We're not happy, you can't be happy after a performance like that but we know whats wrong and were the faults are, its getting the plug right and putting it in there."

"It's the first time we've lost two on the trot, we've got to put it right, we've got a game on Tuesday - I wish it was tomorrow to be honest but it's Tuesday and we've got to go out and perform and play its as simple as that. They've got to go out and roll thier sleeves up and knuckle down because the performances of the last two games we will not be tolerating."

After the lock-in from the Bournemouth game where Ronnie said there were clear the air talks, Moore was asked what the mood in the dressing room was like today; "It's a quiet dressing room, they know that they've let everybody down. I'm dissapointed, the crowd thats come will be dissapointed in what they've seen because the away support has been terrific this season for us and they've got behind us and had a go, but if they see a performance like that then they're going to have a moan theres no doubt about that."

Moore was asked about the boos at the end of the game; "Keep the faith is the big thing but we've got give them something, someone to light that blue touchpaper for them, we can't keep hitting the ball so high and so long when its on to pass it. The players we've got in the side, they're all capable of passing the ball, but like I've said to the back four, once they're put under pressure the panic sets in, we've got to be brave on the ball."

"Today we've had Pablo just in front of the back and Lawsy a free role to go and do what he wants so we've got 2 spare men, so get it down pass it and play but it didnt happen. We had to change it in the second half and go 4-3-3 and put a stright 3 in there, but even then too many crosses hit the first man in the first half and the strikers were offside 6 times in the first five minutes, just simple easy things, we were playing as individuals today and not a team."

Looking ahead to Tuesday nights game against Dagenham & Redbridge; "They're all huge games and we look forward to the challenge, we've got to get in tomorrow and get training and back to basics, get the solid units where we can defend starting up front."

Ronnie also gave the latest situation on any players coming in when the loan market re-opens this week; "We're not close at the moment, I've got to get them out before I can get them in." he added.

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