The general public have this perception of him now. For me, it's the worst thing about football. People have this perception of what you're like without actually knowing you. And the only way they get that perception is because of what is built up in the media and shown on television. If people actually knew the manager they would know what a nice man he really is. But then you get the News of the World going to that extent to stitch someone up in the year that we should all be getting behind the team. I don't like it. The fact is that all the players would have liked him to stay until 2008. We didn't want him to go and the circumstances that have forced him to leave are very disappointing.
That's what we've been doing since I've been here. It's always close, but not close enough. Until all of us as a whole come together and realize that we can indeed win and start taking the necessary steps and measures to do that, then that'll be what we are The team that plays hard, and you're going to have to play your tails off to beat them, but some way, somehow, we'll win the game against them. And I think that's kind of like our rep right now, and we have to do everything we can to change that perception of us. And more importantly, we have to change it amongst ourselves.