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Sharks captain Paul Gallen attracted headlines today over comments made on radio station 2MMM yesterday following his teams’ 11th loss in 13 games.

In response to the headlines and the hysteria they have caused, Gallen chose to front the media on Monday afternoon and explain exactly the points he intended to make regarding coach Peter Sharp and the Sharks recent performances. 

“I don’t think I needed to apologise, we’re both adults, we talked about it and we’ve got a plan going forward,” Gallen said of his comments regarding Sharp. “Neither of us like to lose and football is all about results.”

Gallen went on to answer a range of questions regarding the Sharks struggles in 2014, emphasizing that while the semi finals appeared out of reach, everybody concerned would be working as hard as possible towards winning as many matches as possible over the closing 11 rounds.

“I’ve never won a wooden spoon and don’t want one this year,” he said.

Sharks management would back Gallen’s comments, admitting 2014 has been difficult but expressing a determination to finish the year on a positive note. 

The full unedited version of the Gallen press conference, conducted from in front of Sharkies Leagues Club, is now playing on Sharks TV.

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