Post Match Interviews and Cup Final PreviewsAuthor: Stuart Meldrum Date: Monday, 13th Mar 2006
Highlights from interviews given by Jim Leishman, Jimmy Calderwood, Noel Hunt and Scott Wilson after the game against Aberdeen at EEP.
Jim realises that it wasn’t the best match in the world but that his side deserved the win having dealt well with the pressure that Aberdeen gave them towards the end of the game. Talking on results else where, Jim stresses that its not about the other teams its about what Dunfermline do themselves and that the season is not over yet and nobody is safe. Mark Burchill receives a lot of praise from Leishman because of his sterling performances in recent matches, also for his commitment to play in the match although he spent the week struggling with conjunctivitis. The cup final week is one that Jim intends to cherish every moment of and he will make sure that the players do the same.
Jimmy is very unhappy with his team and the inconsistency they show when pushing for a top 6 place. He fully expected his side to be able to take the points at East End but knows now that they blew their chance, with an attitude that meant they thought they could just turn up and win.
Scott feels that Dunfermline deserved the win an admits that with the news of Livingston winning at half-time they probably did try that bit harder to win. He tells us that the squad will spend Monday in St.Andrews to help team bonding and he feels it will be a great help with the cup final coming up. On his own performance Scott thought he was a little shaky in the first half and puts this down to having missed a few games. In jovial spirits Wilson has a little dig at Leishmans poetry, which he jokes would ruin a good day at St.Andrews.
Noel is relieved to get the points against Aberdeen. He also takes the mickey on Marck Burchill on the problems with his eyes as to how he missed the second goal. Noel also goes onto to discuss the reasons why he missed the last cup final and is looking forward to next Sunday and the CIS Cup Final