UK time is: 04:43:47
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Rams boss left fuming after loss

Rams boss left fuming after loss

Rams boss Paul Jewell has defended his comments after the 2-0 defeat at Wigan, and believes the players will be in for a hard week on the training track at Moor Farm.

Jewell was left fuming after a poor performance from the Rams on Saturday, and to make matters worse it was against his former club, who he had coached for six-years. When asked about it at the press conference he let fly at the players.

'Of course I take some responsibility. I'm the manager,' snapped Jewell. 'But we're all in this together, yet at the end of the day it's the managers and the coaches that get the sack, not the players.

'So for anybody to say we don't take responsibility is a nonsense statement. I take whole responsibility for it. But next week won't be a nice place for the players to work. It's going to be uncomfortable for them because they certainly made my life uncomfortable on the touchline.

'I can't defend what I saw. I'm not going to name players, but I'm not saying anything to you guys that I've not said to them. There's no desire, no effort, a lack of determination, and that is totally unacceptable. Not all of them, but a lot of the players don't deserve to be here.'

He continued with his barrage and he pointed out, these players either shape up in the closing 11 games of the season or they will be shipped out in the summer.

'What I have found here at Derby is a similar scenario to when I first arrived at Wigan,' added Jewell. 'It was a team that was over-rated, with players who thought they were better than they were.

'It took me a year to sort that out, and I'm sure it will be the same here. It's embarrassing because Derby County deserves better than this. It's a great football club. But we won't win any game at any level playing like that, be it in the Third Division or the Premier League.'

When asked whether the players would thank him for his hammering, Jewell retorted: 'I don't care. Do you think it's fair the players hammer me like that while I'm stood on the touchline?

'I normally never slag players off, but the way they've gone out there, I can't defend it.

'People say you have to get the best out of players, that you have to do this and do that, well, that's fine, but I'm sick of walking on eggshells. The team, individually and collectively, was disgraceful.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Peter Simcox Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday February 25 2008

Time: 8:56AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
my gf loves paul jewell she thinks his interviews on MOTD are hilarious cos he just comes out and slates the players every week!
durks de rover
Report Abuse
25/02/2008 12:13:00

wouldnt like to be in players shoes this week
mick66owl
Report Abuse
27/02/2008 02:55:00

As the guys of BBC fighting talk said, Jewell was basically saying: 'Look, i'm managed this lot and know how bad they are. And if you can't beat them then you must be rubbish!'
Matt_Us
Report Abuse
04/03/2008 01:03:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Derby County Articles

Keogh In PFA Team Of The Year (Monday April 27 2015)

McClaren On Millwall Rollercoaster (Monday April 27 2015)

Rams Fight Back Again (Monday April 27 2015)

Stats: Millwall v Derby County (Monday April 27 2015)

Team Sheets - Millwall v Derby (Saturday April 25 2015)

Derby Management & Injury News (Wednesday April 22 2015)

McClaren Talks Huddersfield Draw (Sunday April 19 2015)

Rams Take Point In Goalfest (Sunday April 19 2015)

Archived Derby County Articles

List All Vital Derby Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Rammie 3
2. michaelkelly94 1
3. jimp1956 1

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
3. Middlesbrough 45 25 9 11 31 84
4. Norwich 45 24 11 10 38 83
5. Ipswich 45 22 12 11 19 78
6. Derby County 45 21 14 10 32 77
7. Brentford 45 22 9 14 16 75
8. Wolves 45 21 12 12 12 75
9. Blackburn 45 16 16 13 6 64

Breaking League News

Art of Football: Unique Football Designs
Watford : 27/04/2015 23:41:00
Bolton : 27/04/2015 21:36:00
RUFC - Head-to-Head v Reading
Rotherham : 27/04/2015 19:44:00
RUFC - Gaffer Plea To Fans
Rotherham : 27/04/2015 19:36:01
RUFC - Evans 'We Note Comments And Dismiss Them'
Rotherham : 27/04/2015 19:32:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Wigan v Derby
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Derby win 100%
Wigan win 0%
Draw 0%