Lennie: Judge me after 12 games

Last updated : 14 September 2004 By Michael Morris
"I won't walk away from Cardiff. I'm capable of doing this job. I'm as well-equipped as anyone to do it. It's just a question of how long it takes to get the show back on the road. Lawrence told the Western mail.

"A lot of opinions have been voiced after three, four, five or six games. That's not how it used to be but I have to cope with that. People should look at the table after 12 matches. It won't lie then. You won't be in an artificial situation after 12 matches."

"Whether the next two games will decide my destiny or not I don't know. If I get mixed up with those sort of emotions it will just make my job harder. I can't stop the press writing about my position but I don't want to be drawn into a situation where it's all about me. I try not to think about being under pressure. I don't think, 'Oh, we've had a good result so the pressure is off.' Or, 'We've lost so I'm still under pressure.'

"I try to take pressure away from the players. I try to focus on what I'm doing. I know that doesn't make an interesting story for the media but there we are.

"I want to get the whole thing going again. I want the team to start getting results which make Sam and the fans happy."