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Roberts: We Had Chances Against Meppen
Sunday, 14th Jul 2019 17:37

Forward Jordan Roberts felt the Blues would have deserved to win their second 45-minute game at the Interwetten Cup, which ended in a 3-1 on-penalties defeat following a 0-0 draw.

“Yeah, we had a few chances,” the striker or wideman said. “We were sat in the dressing room after the game and were a bit disappointed in the result.

“But we don’t try and concentrate much on the result as it’s pre-season, but it’s always nice to win games of football, that’s what it’s about.

“For us at the moment, we’ve come back, we’ve played two games as a group, there have been new faces in the building, so we’re trying to bond even more and the 10 days up here has been good for us.

“When we go back we’ll play more pre-season games and look to get more fitness in the tank and hopefully win pre-season games.”

Roberts says playing 45-minute long games is something he’s not done before.

“No, it’s something you do on FIFA or something online but it was the same for everyone,” he added.

“When you go out there you give it your all no matter how long you’re playing, whether you’ve coming on as a substitute or you’re starting a game and I thought everyone did that today.”

Roberts was one of those to miss his penalty in the shoot-out, which he says still rankles even if the competition means little.

“Of course, because when you’ve got an opportunity to score whether that’s a penalty, a freekick or a chance in front of goal, you have to take it,” he reflected.

“I’m sure the lads, me and Kayden especially, the strikers will work on things like penalties and freekicks when we go back to training. We work on everything and we hopefully take it into the games on Saturdays.”

Regarding the injuries to Toto Nsiala and Teddy Bishop, he added: “Obviously it’s the physios’ department to speak about but I’m sure the boys will do all they can to recover and come back for the first game of the season.”

While Town finished fourth, FC Utrecht defeated Fortuna 1-0 in the final game to win the Interwetten Cup

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midastouch added 20:44 - Jul 14
Meppenalty shoot out!

brian_a_mul added 21:40 - Jul 14
Surprised Fortuna lost the final, well done Utrect

leftie1972 added 08:33 - Jul 15
Rankles Phil?

SamWhiteUK added 09:09 - Jul 15

PortmanTerrorist added 10:01 - Jul 15
More injuries but even worse, we still cannot buy a win. Winning is a mentality and the reality is we have a losing mentality at present. England's Cricketers have changed their mentality to a team that knew they had to find a way to win games, as they showed yesterday. Took them 4 years, we have 4 years of MM not trying to win games, but rather trying not to lose. How long does it take to reverse that?!

PL must now appreciate this is a bigger problem than he realised and we need to get the boys into games they can and do win before the start of the season when we might crumble at the off once more. To that end we really cannot afford to lose Judge and unless we sign an experienced defender, see us starting with Skuse as CB. Not ideal preparation, but there is still time. Come on PL work your magic.

BryanPlug added 11:01 - Jul 15
"Roberts: We Had Chances Against Meppen"

And therein lies the problem. We are not good enough to take our chances. Pretty pathetic really.

BlueArrow added 11:03 - Jul 15
My old dad would say "should never miss a penalty"

ITFCsince73 added 12:37 - Jul 15
Not changing the club captain is and will continue to be our downfall.

SamWhiteUK added 13:07 - Jul 15
ITFCsince73 You spelled owner wrong

ITFCsince73 added 13:17 - Jul 15
One of a list Samwhite

jong75 added 13:32 - Jul 15
Sounds like a post match press conference from last season. I really fear for our club and have little or no optimism for next season. I so hope i am wrong? The fans who think we are going straight back up, what is that based on, blind optimism??

ITFCsince73 added 13:52 - Jul 15
And so it keeps going...we had chances....we played really well.
It matters not really, friendly or not friendly.
When you add up all games played in last 18 months, and how many won.
Not winning is definitely the norm.
Do we start to change this now or when the season starts.
As things stand with current team and set up, this can’t be changed overnight, if ever.

ITFCsince73 added 13:58 - Jul 15
So to sum up. The Germany trip has showed nothing of change. We still can’t win games of football. Even against 3rd tier German teams. Who by the way are National league standard at best.

leftie1972 added 16:10 - Jul 15
@SamWhiteUK, thanks very much. Everyday is a learning day! I’m not sure Roberts would’ve used that word but I’ll go with it🤔✋😄

runningout added 17:25 - Jul 15
Slightly concerning Roberts played very few games and Bit parts at Lincoln. Maybe less admiring tatts and hair and he may have a season he can relish

Skip73 added 18:03 - Jul 15
We heard this BS 41 times last season. We had enough chances to win but failed to score and lost on penalties, we can't convert our chances or even score penalties. Absolutely pathetic! Sorry to be so negative but its so demoralising hearing how we're playing 'so well' but never having anything to back it up.

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