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Oh Dear

Ian Holloway said before the game that he wanted his defence to play better than they have in recent weeks... within two minutes they'd conceded.

Alan Irvine said before (and indeed after) the game that he reckons the 'Pool will finish around the playoffs come May and are one of the best sides in the division. Not at the moment, Alan.

Three defeats in a row now (for the first time under Ollie?) - not the kind of form you want to be heading into a derby game with, but they do say that form goes out of the window in such matches and I suppose the players selected last night might have had one eye on Saturday's game... let's hope that they have both eyes on it come the weekend!

I'll save the editorial waffle for another time though and just concentrate on last night's match which has been labelled as 'our worst performance since Hendry'. Apparently Wednesday weren't even that good, not that it matters.

As I said, after less than two minutes the Owls were ahead. Rob Edwards was beaten at right back and Tommy Spurr crossed for James O'Connor to head into the top corner. Immediately after, Alex Baptiste switched to right back with Rob Edwards moving to centre half. Quite why Edwards was at right back ahead of Baptiste to start with is staggering, but Ollie clearly fancies himself as a tinkerman after results earlier in the season.

'Pool were having a decent amount of possession but doing sod all with it. It wasn't until half an hour had gone that they really threatened: DJ Campbell heading just wide after a good move.

Ten minutes before the break, Luke Varney should have doubled the host's lead, but fired over.

Paul Rachubka made a great save from Darren Potter in the opening exchanges of the second half, but Potter got the better of him minutes later when he fired home from the edge of the area.

With twenty minutes to go, Rabs saved well again, this time tipping a Varney shot over the bar.

With fifteen minutes left, 'Pool made their first change - Ben Burgess replacing Stephen Dobbie. Quite why no subs were made before then I don't know. One for Ollie that.

Husband then replaced Southern whilst Bangura replaced Vaughan.

And that, as they say, was that.

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Writer:Eamonn Moore
Date:Wednesday February 10 2010
Time: 3:46PM

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