Date: 6th November 2011 at 7:33am
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Steve Cotterill was left stunned that Forest were not only beaten at Portsmouth on Saturday but beaten 3-0.

He was lost for words that after dominating the game at Fratton Park his former side were able to not only win but win by such a margin: ‘I don’t know how on earth we lost, we dominated the game, I am lost for words.

‘We were the better side and the score masks this, to play really well and end up losing by three goals.’

The performance was one that he was happy with but a lack of concentration at times, for the goals, is what he felt cost Forest: ‘but we went to sleep on a couple of things and for one of the goals we weren’t alive to the second ball.

‘When you are so dominant you have to make sure your concentration stays on the button, you have to keep the back door closed.

‘I am disappointed with the goals but not the performance, which was good enough to win the game.

‘I don’t want to be too hard on the boys, I am really pleased with their effort and application, they have been first class.’

Even his Pompey counterpart, and current caretaker manager, Guy Whittingham admitted in his press conference that the scoreline was not entirely reflective of the game so a 3-0 defeat was hard on Forest.

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8 Replies to “Cotterill: How did we lose that?”

  • Its a shame, that kept happening when he was at pompey, i understand that before the 1st goal it shouldnt have been a free kick and another goal he was saying something else about a corner. I dont understand this dominance tho as we had slightly more posession, same amount of shots but we had more on target……Steve, Steve, Steve

  • Deja Vu!!!! Predictable SC!!! Cotterill doesn’t admit defeat and carries on he stubborn delusions that his team dominated!!! Look at the stats, possession/attempts there 50/50. Anyone at the game, including myself, will tell you Forest didn’t dominate even Forest fans would admit! Plus Steve we scored 3 goals! How many goals did Forest score? …..

  • Welcome to Cotterillitis Forest fans…. The same old boring excuse: “How on earth we lost that!” He is a moaner! He doesn’t realise that winning football games, means scoring goals, but his teams usually concedes! PuP

  • Same way you did at Pomoey Steve , a refusal to accept you got it wrong descending into dirty play and vindictive touch line antics. “Dominating the game we did” “didn’t deserve to lose” ” should’ve won that” .

  • Sorry Forest fans, as you can see we heard that for 22 of the no win games Potty Cotte-y had in 26; we’ll try to leave you alone now.

  • How on earth a great club such as Forest, have gone for a bore manager who doesn’t really have an idea of tactics!? You’ll soon end up bringing in unwanted Stoke players as that is as far SC can go in the market!

  • As a Pompey fan I know what a bad season is too well!
    Forest playoffs last year, respectable championship threat!
    Now your 20th with Potty Cott I feel sorry for the fans as it not there fault!

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