Date: 28th January 2009 at 10:18am
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Watford might have the worst defensive record in the whole Championship – if not the whole country – but it was Owen Coyle who ripped into his side`s defenders at Vicarage Road last night.

The Burnley boss was fuming after seeing his claret and blue backline concede ‘3 soft goals` and insisted “I could probably go in myself at 42 and defend better than that – it`s not on!”.

Coyle, who also let rip at half time at a lack of effort, slammed “We defended abysmally…I am not going to stand by and watch that defending week in and week out.’

He added “I wouldn`t expect to see that on a playground.”

Sadly there was no acknowledgement that both Rasiak and Hoskins were a right ol` handful all night long for Clarke Carlisle and co nor that Priskin`s brace was notched up with 2 splendid finishes on the end of two excellent moves.

And of Jobi McAnaff`s 2nd minute opener, Coyle added “?you could have driven a double decker bus through the defence and even then their lad [Jobi] needed two attempts to put it in”.

But the Braveheart Burnley boss also bleated “I can accept getting beat with a bit of quality but when it is self inflicted it leaves a bad taste in the mouth?.”

Bad taste? That will be the ‘sour grapes` then Owen!