Howay Sam ... Bolton As Good As Toon?

Last updated : 05 March 2006 By Footy Mad - Editor

Allardyce: "I'm very disappointed in our performance today, that's from up to going 3-0 down. We never performed to anything like the level we can do. Then when we decided to try to play like we can, it was too late. That was after we had gone 3-0 down.

"Clearly from a defensive point of view, we have conceded two goals on set plays that we really shouldn't have done. We gifted the game to Newcastle, really, with not much between the two sides in the first half.

"They capitalised on what we should have done better with. Both the free-kick and the cross on Alan's header which normally our goalkeeper would have dealt with comfortably, sadly he hasn't. That really is the overall reason why we lost the game today."