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Boss Comments After Owls End Bluebirds Dream

Boss Comments After Owls End Bluebirds Dream

Cardiff City manager Dave Jones chose to remain magnanimous in defeat and blamed a lack of psychological toughness for our collapse and subsequent failure to achieve a play-off place. He told BBC Sport:

'Ability-wise, running, strength, pace, it's all there, but maybe we just lacked that mental strength to see it through."

'I thought the team was good enough. It proved it wasn't. We'll all look at ourselves, but I thought this squad was good enough to go up, not in the play-offs but automatically. "

'But the table doesn't lie. We had a fantastic record until four games ago and we'll all take responsibility. "




Sheffield Wednesday manager Brian Laws was pleased with his side`s performance:


'You've got to give credit to my players. Their attitude has been first class and even though we've been secure for a few weeks, they've never switched off.'


'They've given everything they can and all you can ask is for them is to be honest, give your all and be honest to the other teams in the league. '



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Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Tuesday May 5 2009
Time: 9:35AM

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