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Paul Tisdale: Exeter City's worst showing in 'a long time' after Crawley defeat


Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale says his side’s performance in their 3-1 loss at Crawley Town was the worst he has seen for many years.The Grecians are now four points off the automatic promotion places in League Two after back-to-back losses.”I haven’t seen us play that poorly for a long time,” Tisdale told BBC Devon.

“We didn’t play well enough, it’s not one thing, the whole performance was lacking on our part and it’s something you have to draw a line under.”Tisdale, who is the longest-serving manager in the EFL, says he cannot remember the last time he was so disappointed with his side.”I’ve not had a loss of temper with the players, there was something wrong tonight, we’ll have to work it out and move forward,” the 44-year-old said.”I’ve been here before, lost games before, I’ve lost disappointing matches before, it’s not the losing, it’s the fact we didn’t play well enough.”It’s a year or two, certainly not last year, maybe the year before, maybe the year before that, that I’ve been as disappointed with my team as I was tonight.”But they’ll react I’m sure, they’ll do something about it, I’ve not lost faith in them at all, I just don’t want a repeat of that performance too often.”
Source: Devon BBC