Dunfermline Athletic

Jim McIntyre Post Clyde

Saturday, 8th Dec 2007

"I am not looking any further ahead than taking training on Monday, the club has just asked me to look after things in the short term and that is all that

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Jim McIntyre talked after the match:-

"I was delighted because, to coin a phrase 'we knocked our pan in'.  They gave it everything in really miserable conditions that made it difficult for both teams to judge the flight of the ball and the bounce."

When asked if he had been disappointed by some of the booing by the home support at the end of the match the caretaker manager replied:-

"To be honest I never really heard the fans reaction, I wasn't aware that there was a negative or otherwise reaction.  All I can speak about is how well I thought they did.  We created more chances today than we have for a number of weeks.If we got the break and one or two of those went in then everybody would have gone home happy.

"We hit the woodwork three times and had a couple of other good chances but on another day they go in, it's just the way it is falling at the minute.

"It was a terrible start with a kind of freak goal. I think the conditions played a big part in that also and maybe a wee bit lack of communication as well.It was a terrible start but it is how you come back from these things.  They came back right away and that showed great character."

It has been an emotional week for all concerned at the club but what had Jim McIntyre done to alter things since taking over on Tuesday?

"I have gone back to stuff that I liked as a player in the training and the boys have responded to that.  We have kept everything pretty sharp and high tempo - basically stuck to what I know.I am very inexperienced at this but in terms of taking a training session then that is not a problem.I thoroughly enjoyed it and it has been a privilege to be asked."

Jim avoided a question that would have compared his with his predecessors training:_

"I do not want to speak about Stephen Kenny because that is unfair on Stephen Kenny.He is a nice man.2

The caretaker gaffer has not applied for the permanent vacant position at East End Park:-

"I am not looking any further ahead than taking training on Monday, the club has just asked me to look after things in the short term and that is all that I am looking at.

"It does give you a taste for it.I have already taken a couple o coaching badges but I could be going back to being a player next week so I will enjoy it while I have got it and doing it."

Commenting on the Chairman's comments that there were between 30 and 40 candidates for the manager's job Macca said:-

"I am not surprised, we are a big club.  To be honest I have not even thought about it.  Two days I have been concentrating on trying to get three points today.It is vital that we start picking up points - OK it never happened today but if we can play like that every other week and make these chances then more will go in that not.

"I am just taking it day by day and game by game and we shall see what happens."

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Clyde Manager, Colin Hendry felt that if they had kept eleven men on the park his team might have taken more from the match:-

"They hit the bar in the first half and had a couple of close shaves but unfortunately the decisions in the game all hinged on one man's decision."

Did he feel that they should have had a penalty in the first half?

"All I can go by is the reaction in the Dunfermline dug out, their reaction was the same as mine - astonishment. You have to live and learn and get on with it. There was no consistency in the officiating at times. I could name four or five different instances.  If you want to go over the game on a DVD you could pick them out.

"Listen, we got a point and I am delighted with the spirit we have got.  I delight sometimes at some of the quality that we have got as well.  A lot of teams turn up and play against us and expect to beat us but it works in our favour as well.

"I thought today we might have won the game.  Even at ten men we were excellent;  we defended well, did everything right as a team - we did hit them on the break at times.  That's as much as you can do when you are down to ten men - it is extremely difficult to play with ten men.

"It has been a difficult week I presume for everyone here at the football club - it is a difficult time for us because we walk in on the back of the manager leaving.  You look for a response, expect a response but I am more concerned about how we did today.

"Before the game you would take a point away from home against Dunfermline, it is a decent point." 

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