Hull spirit upsets boss Bruce

Hull boss Steve Bruce was upset over his team's efforts after they suffered a shock 1-0 defeat at home by Burnley.

Last Updated: 25/11/12 at 12:42 Post Comment

Steve Bruce: A frustrating day at the office

Steve Bruce: A frustrating day at the office

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Tigers began the day in buoyant mood having bagged four wins in their previous five games.

But Dean Marney's first half strike was enough to secure the spoils and Bruce said: "We had too many of our good players not playing as well as they should have been.

"That caused us a problem. We've got to rid ourselves of that Achilles heel and start taking something out of games in which we don't play well.

"The Championship has wrecked a few coupons today. It's a really difficult league because of the inconsistency of it.

"We didn't do enough in the first half and Burnley were comfortably the better side. If it had not been for our goalkeeper it could have been worse at half time.

"We did not pass the ball as well as we do usually and gave the ball away too much in the first half, and we didn't get the momentum going.

"We changed things for the second half because we had to do something, and we did get better and showed a bit of urgency, but we huffed and puffed a bit.

"When you analyse things, we haven't had a proper shot on target, even in the second half, so we deserved what we got. You have to give credit to Burnley because they defended very well."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

ypical Bodgers, in desperate need of a defensive midfielder and go for a floaty number 10 type midfielder. BODGERS OUT.

uncle monty
The Home Gossip

B

enteke is an absolute steal for £32.5m, he would get into any team in the world (except Barcelona) at the moment. I've seen many very good strikers in my 30+ years as a Villa fan. This guy is the best without question.

sparkigol
Benteke's £32.5m release clause

A

ll he wants are sharks with frickin lazers on their heads. Is that too much to ask?

mufc phil
Bomb threat on FIFA D-day

Footer 365

John Hughes concedes Inverness Caley rode their luck as they beat Falkirk

John Hughes conceded Inverness rode their luck after they beat Falkirk 2-1 to lift the Scottish Cup for the first time.

Prince William demands FIFA reform after week of scandal

Prince William has called for FIFA to reform, claiming it must show that it "can represent the interests of fair play and put the sport first".

Inverness 2-1 Falkirk: James Vincent the matchwinner Caley leave it late to clinch Scottish Cup

Inverness Caley won the Scottish Cup for the first time with a dramatic 2-1 victory over spirited Falkirk at Hampden.

Mail Box

Players Must Stand Up For Qatar Boycott

Players, not bureaucrats, hold the key to boycotting Qatar. Also in the afternoon mailbox: Wenger is right to rotate, Zlatan can dribble, and it's Barca v Ajax in the budget final...

What Would You Do If You Were Blatter?

Step into Sepp's shoes, is the invitation from one mailboxer. Also: United already have their new number one, Rodgers deserves time, and the best Budget XI so far...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company