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Sunday, May 20, 2012
Schellas Hyndman: We Want to be Fighters, Not Victims

By Todd Date

Sometimes after a tough result in any sport, the manager or coach is well within his right to keep his postgame remarks to the leering press brief in nature. So, if FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman decided to do so after Saturday’s disappointing 1-1 draw to Philadelphia, it would have been understandable.

However, the affable and loquacious gaffer instead chose to take questions for well over six minutes. But it was late in his remarks to the press that he delivered what had to be considered the latest in a long line of gems he has given the media during his time with FC Dallas.

The question was about whether or not the locker room was getting frustrated with the current seven-game winless streak, a question where the answer was an obvious yes who can see it on the faces of the players, but Hyndman took it a different direction. So without further adieu, here’s that bit of greatness from the ex-SMU coach.

“The thing we have to do is we have to continue to keep our heads up and continue to compete. We talk about the ball not bouncing our way. We talk about the calls not going our way. We talk about we got more suspensions than anybody in the league. We talk about the cards that aren’t going on our way. When we do have a referee that’s willing to give out the cards, it seems they go against us. So when you talk about all those things, you talk about a victim because that’s what victims do, they make excuses and they point fingers at someone else,” Hyndman said. “We want to be fighters. We want to come out and compete and compete and compete.”