Sheffield Wednesday Reaction

Last updated : 17 January 2005 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator
From the Bournemouth camp, a frustrated Sean O'Driscoll is quoted on BBCi as saying: "The talking point - which it shouldn't be - is where the referee got three minutes from. There was more time-wasting when Wednesday had the ball in the first half, when he only put one minute up. There was no time-wasting in the second half, just two subs which were quick as they wanted the strikers on."

Sean went on to add: "Credit to Wednesday, it was a great ball in from Chris Brunt for the corner, and they threw someone in the box [Paul Heckingbottom] who hasn't come up for corners so there was no designated marker, and their keeper's come up as well. Paul Sturrock's got them really organised, but we were as organised as them, scored a great goal and we thought it was enough, although we thought it was going to be a tight game anyway".

For Sheffield Wednesday, their manager, Paul Sturrock is quoted on BBCi as saying: "In Monopoly terms, we used up one of our 'get out of jail free' cards today .... I was very disappointed with our first-half performance - you can't expect to play a side like Bournemouth for only 45 minutes and expect to win. In the end I don't think we merited it, but we'll take the draw .... This was a difficult place to come as everybody over the years has known that Bournemouth are a footballing team, and that you might be able to bully them at times .... But you don't bully Bournemouth now - they've added a steel to their performance, and that's why they're sitting where they are in the league as there's a competitive edge about them".