Tisdale favours measured approach

Last updated : 28 January 2010 By BBC Sport

Exeter City boss Paul Tisdale says he tries to remain as calm as possible when things go against the Grecians on the pitch.On Tuesday City were undone by an injury time winner from Carlisle's Richard Offiong which saw the Cumbrian side win 3-2 at St James Park.

Tisdale said: "In those moments when you're most cross, the best advice is to do as little as possible.

"The biggest mistake is to rip into the players," he told BBC Radio Devon.

Exeter had fought their way back from 2-0 down against Carlisle, with Ryan Harley grabbing a 90th-minute equaliser from close range.

But any hopes of salvaging a point went out the window when substitute Offiong found the right-hand corner of the net with just seconds left on the clock, condemning the Grecians to their second successive defeat.

After beating Leeds 2-0 at St James Park on 16 January, Exeter lost 2-1 at Yeovil last Saturday, before Carlisle heaped further misery on Tisdale's men.

He said: "If you berate the players or you're too critical then I'll feel great again 10 minutes later because I've vented my fury, but it takes me two weeks to gain their trust again.

"The players feel just as disappointed as I do, they're not coming off the pitch ready to go home, they're devastated as well."

Tisdale pointed out that adopting this phlegmatic approach reaps rewards in the aftermath of disappointing results.

Tisdale is doing an excellent job


He said: "By the time we arrived for training today [Thursday] the atmosphere was fantastic.

"Everyone's positive and energetic and ready to go again on the next game."

Exeter travel to MK Dons in League One on Saturday.

Source: BBC Sport

Source: BBC Sport