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FOOTBALL: Ford - It's not acceptable
10:30am Monday 24th September 2012 in Sport
Oxford City manager Mike Ford told his players that their display was “not acceptable” in their shock FA Cup defeat by Yate Town, writes Matthew Bruce.
“I think maybe we’ve been spoiled a little bit recently with our success and this is just one day where you’ve got to keep your feet on the floor and say they deserve it,” he said.
“As I’ve said to them in the dressing room, it’s not acceptable. I will forgive them for it, because none of us get it right all the time, but they’re not going to do it again.
“When you are the supposed superior team, there comes an amount of pressure and I just don’t think we handled it very well today.
“There were periods when we just hoiked it clear and didn’t show any composure.”