- 4 Feb 2012
Not the result that we all wanted but how refreshing to see a Tranmere team play football again with passion and verve in the opposition half, everything thats been missing from our game literally for months. Yes, we made mistakes defensively, particularly in not killing off second balls, and they were costly but playoff games are notorious for the need for an element of luck and today that was missing for us. Morecombe came to frustrate and hit us on the break but in reality their goals were not created from brilliant counterattacks but from deadball situations caused by defensive errors which could and should have been avoided but both of which contained that element of luck. On another day we would have got away with those errors but it was not to be today. The post-match interview from Dawes, despite it being after his first defeat as Manager/Care-Taker Manager, was also a breath of fresh air delivered in a quiet dignified manner by a man who most definitely understands the sructural "nuts and bolts" of the game, can accept failings, both personal and teamwise, looks to deliver a brand of football that both the players and supporters of Tranmere Rovers want and clearly has a passion for the club we all love. How pleasant not to have to listen to self-centred ramblings of the previous incumbent. Wharever the outcome of the "second half" of this tie, and the ultimate League we find ourselves in next season, I personally would welcome Dawes, and Parky, being given a meaningful opportunity to move our club forward.