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"We've played very, very well tonight. It was a great performance and it has been rewarded." Said Grayson with regards to the team coming from behind against one of the front-runners for the League One title this season.

Keith Southern made the mistake that led to Forest's goal - scored by Junior Agogo - but he wasn't down heartened and neither were the rest of the team; "The players were fantastic and never let the mistake for the first goal get to them, especially Keith Southern." That is certainly the sort of attitude we want from our squad of players. Never let a mistake get to you and carry on harrying the opposition - which is certainly what we need from such an influential player as Keith Southern.

Manager, Grayson opted for a slightly different approach to the game tactically, with Keith Southern playing a deeper role in a central midfield diamond, with Gillet and Hoolahan manning each wing and David Fox being the overall playmaker pushing forward whenever the chance arose to help out the attack force of Keigan Parker and Scott Vernon.

"I've changed it around a little bit tonight, Keith has played in a deeper role. They kept their shape and kept their discipline very well." Could this mean that 'Pool will go into Saturday's game with the same tactic in mind, to protect the defence from the Millwall attack and maybe, just maybe end a game at Bloomfield Road without conceding a goal? Only time will tell.

'Pool were given a controversial penalty in the dying seconds when Wes Hoolahan was brought down in the area, however a stone-wall penalty was waved away in the first half by referee Gary Sutton - a decision that one way or the other, left both sides incensed.

"When the first penalty was ruled out we wondered if someone else was going to take it, but Wes held his nerve and tucked it away for us. I was adamant that the first half incident should have been a penalty. Their lad has put his leg out and said to Wes afterwards 'I've got away with that one'."

Fans were speculating before the game that Blackpool would favour the flat, un-divoted pitch at the City Ground and Larry agreed with that following the game;

"The lads were asking after the game if we could take the pitch back up the M6 with us - it's a lot easier to play on a pitch like that."




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Writer: Jerry Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday February 22 2007

Time: 5:23PM

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Sorry Larry! The mistake DID get to Keith and he should have been taken off sooner!
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