Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Roeder Refusing to Make Excuses

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Roeder Refusing to Make Excuses

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Byline: By Alan Oliver

A shell-shocked Newcastle United boss Glenn Roeder was in no mood to make excuses today after last night's FA Cup humiliation against Birmingham City at St James' Park.

Unlike his players, Roeder (pictured) still faced the media after the embarrassing 5-1 drubbing.

He said: "It is unbelievable a team which can fight as hard as it did on Sunday, and at times also play very well and score three goals away from home at a place like Tottenham, can come out a few days later and not put on a performance.

"However, I will not let this one game detract from the fact I know the players who have been involved over the last few weeks and months have done incredibly well.

"I am not going to come out and make excuses for the performance.

"I will apologise for the performance, that is the least I can do as the manager to our supporters. …

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