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Whittingham: We deserved more

Guy Whittingham had no doubts that Portsmouth were denied the win their performance deserved against Leyton Orient.

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Guy Whittingham: Defeat hard to take

Guy Whittingham: Defeat hard to take

The Pompey boss felt his side were unfortunate to leave London without anything to show for their endeavours after a goal from on-loan Millwall striker Shaun Batt gave the O's a 1-0 victory.

"Without doubt the best team lost for sure," said Whittingham. "Three or four of their players told me that as they were coming off the pitch so I think that tells the whole story, and a mistake by us has cost us the game.

"We knew that we needed high energy, we know that Russell Slade organises his team well. They are good on the attack and have good movement, so we needed that high-energy and we got it all the way.

"I'm just so, so disappointed for all the players because they put so much effort in.

"It was a mistake that led to their goal but these things happen. The players are dejected in our dressing room having come here and done so well and I don't think that anybody could deny that we were the better team. That defeat is hard to take.

"The players are all working hard, they know there's a challenge for Portsmouth and they want to be a part of it and that's fantastic for us."

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terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

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he game changed in our favour when Carrick came on. We were able to play further up the pitch due to having a player who can give and go with the ball and keep possession. Yet barkley made some runs and Townsend scored a good goal but carrick's inclusion and chiellini's withdrawal made the biggest difference to the flow of the game

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o, you've not silenced anyone Andros, i'm afraid. We know you can score a great goal, and it's really handy to have your direct running and willingness to shoot on the bench. But until you can do the other things expected of a winger (beat the man, put a decent cross in, stay wide etc) then you can't expect more than a regular cameo. Wonderful goal though, what a hit! No wonder Buffon wanted the shirt.

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