THERE are some places where Accrington seem destined never to win.
Hereford is one of them with no victories at Edgar Street over the recent Conference and League Two days; Stevenage Borough is another where Stanley have been three times in Non-League times and got nothing - and now Rochdale’s Spotland Stadium can be added to the list.
Last season, Stanley lost 4-2 in one of their worst shows of the campaign, especially in a local derby where numerous fans had made the short trip.
Coleman slammed: "It was shambolic. We looked like we had no idea about defending."
And it could have been deja vu a season on as again the manager admitted he was "annoyed and frustrated" as his side failed to turn on the style.
This was despite a first half show which promised much after Shaun Whalley had scored a superb solo goal to put the Reds ahead and the visitors had come within inches of adding more.
But Keith Hill’s side - who had created hardly anything and barely looked like a team chasing a play-off spot - got a lifeline in injury time in the first half.
Their record breaker Gary Jones - who chalked up his 346th appearance for Dale on Sunday - was about to shoot when Jay Harris was judged to have clipped him on the edge of the area.
Referee Paul Taylor pointed to the spot and Adam Le Fondre outwitted Kenny Arthur who had saved the last spot kick given against the Reds.
That fired up Rochdale, they switched it around going to a straight 4-4-2 after the break and Stanley couldn’t handle them.
The defence switched off while the front men got little service and the Spotland outfit ran out comfortable winners.
And it was even harder to accept as Rochdale were there for the taking after five home defeats on the trot and the Reds had hoped they had turned a corner against Morecambe on Wednesday, twice coming from behind to see off the Shrimps.
Coleman wasn’t having any excuses as his Jekyll and Hyde side once again left him frustrated.
"We could have been 3-0 up at half-time but we go in level and then we give people specific jobs to do and they don’t do them. We have capitulated," slammed Coleman.
"It was a debatable penalty. Jay thought he got some of the ball but some of the players say it was and others say it wasn’t.
"The whole game has turned on that decision as, if it is not given, I think we would go on to win three or four nil.
"But I am not going to blame the referee. It is not his fault we can’t defend and we have got to put our own house in order."
And Coleman admitted that is starting with his defence which have leaked a League Two high 70 goals this season despite a number of different combinations at the back.
Robbie Williams, Peter Cavanagh, Mark Roberts, Sean Webb, Leam Richardson, Aswad Thomas, Phil Edwards, Mark King, Graham Branch, Darran Kempson - to name most of them - have started in defence.
And even more forward players Rommy Boco and Lee McEvilly have been involved in the backline as Coleman has looked for a shut-out.
But he has been unable to find the right mix and admitted that, once again, there will be changes in the summer.
He made switches last July after the Reds conceded too many goals last season and he is now prepared to change his squad again in the bid to get it right.