Dunfermline Athletic

Managers Post Inverness

Saturday, 22nd Oct 2011

22/10/11: JM - "They deserved their point today but in my mind they deserved more."

Inverness Caley Thistle v Dunfermline

MATCH PICTURES
Jim McIntyre
was disappointed to take just one point from a match in which his team dominated for long spells and certainly created the better chances:-

"I think we deserved the three points on the balance of goal scoring opportunities but we never took them and found ourselves going in at the break a goal down. That was extremely disappointing but the character that the players showed was immense because when you have been on a run of results like we have it would be so easy just to get the heads down and feel sorry for yourselves.

"We have a really honest bunch of players here who grafted for everything, they deserved their point today but in my mind they deserved more."

After watching great first half chances - a John Potter header, a Paul Burns shot that hit the upright and ran along the line and a good opportunity sent wide by Andy Kirk - Dunfermline picked themselves up after the break but were running out of time when they eventually found the net from a 86th minute Liam Buchanan penalty. Jim McIntyre acknowledged that the point that stopped Caley Thistle leapfrogging the Pars was extremely significant.

"No team wants to wake up in the morning to see yourselves at the bottom of the table in the newspapers. It was just important to get a result. There's a long, long way to go so we will not read too much into the result here today. We are only a quarter of the way into the campaign but it was more important from our point of view to stem our recent bad results.

"I am really pleased for the players because the work that they put in was superb."

Jim McIntyre

The battling spirit that saw Dunfermline win games in the final ten minutes last season returned at Inverness but the Manager said that he sees that every day from them in training:-

"We have had two performances this season that I have already pointed out that were unacceptable - we weren't at the races at all. In all the other games they have given everything that they have got. That's all we can ask as a management team. Yes, we want better quality at times, want better decision making at times.

"The back three defended far better albeit the goal was disappointing but in general terms they have been doing far better."

Macca's three second half substitutes all contributed well to the cause:

"Ryan Thomson did well when he came on and Liam Buchanan obviously did very well, Steven McDougall came on and started to get into space The game was quite stretched with both teams going for the winner but unfortunately we couldn't get it."

Caley Thistle Manager Terry Butcher was angry that his side conceded a late penalty and lost the opportunity to win the game:-.

"I've got to question my players temperament and ask do they want to be off the bottom of the league?  How much do they want to win a game? How much do they want to keep a clean sheet?  Today. Not enough. We did 75% of the work to try and get a win but the other 25% we didn't put in.

"We just didn't get going for some reason,  We had control of the game when we scored and at the beginning of the second half I thought lets go on and get the second goal.  But the more the game went on the more Dunfermline grew in belief. I think a neutral would say a draw was the fair result but when you go 1-0 up and you concede in the manner that we did it's extremely disappointing."

Terry Butcher agreed that the penalty decision had been inevitable:-

"It was a bad challenge," he admitted. "David Proctor has put his hand up straight away and apologised.

"It gives me an option now because I played the same team three times now and I've got the good, the bad and the ugly. We're conceding almost two goals a game and that's not good enough."

MATCH PICTURES

SCORE SELECTOR logo




Views : 2,957


Archived website
This website served as the official Dunfermline Athletic website from season 2006-2007 until season 2022-2023.

Stories, match reports and interviews for these seasons can still be accessed here.

The current DAFC website with up to date information is on this link https://DAFC.co.uk
DAFC Archives
Dunfermline Athletic Heritage Trust. Information on past players, fixtures, league tables and archives can be found at www.daht.org.uk
ParsTV
For Season 2023/2024 SPFL regulations mean that on a Saturday afternoon we have to offer a Subscription service for overseas viewers. This will either be a monthly or a yearly subscription (on a Saturday it is FOR OVERSEAS viewers only - some dates are exempt.) https://ParsTV.co.uk
  • files/Newsletter_advert_9112.jpg
  • files/CB_Dunfermline_Programme_Ad_300px_v2_9109.jpg
  • /files/KiltCompany_280_2285.jpg
  • /files/business_clubadvert_3633.jpg
Archives
2024
2023
2022
2021
2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996
1995
1991
1986
1979
1968
1965
1962
1961
1960
1957
1949

To top