CURLE ON HEARING, CUP DRAW AND INJURY LATEST
Stags Hearing Date Granted
Keith Curle has received a date for his personal hearing to answer allegations of failing to control his players, following the game at Swansea.
Keith Curle and Stags chairman Keith Haslam called for a personal hearing which will be held at Notts County ground on Wednesday 19th November 2003.
Curle told mansfieldtown.net “I have watched the video over and over with the chairman and studied the '21 man brawl' as claimed by the referee frame by frame and we both feel we have a good strong case to put forward. It just seems strange that we have to be heard by the English FA and Swansea have to be heard by the Welch FA. But hopefully we will be able to show that incident wasn't one sided and question why it was that the Swansea players were not brought to book for their part in the situation”
Curle happy with Round 2 Draw
Stags Boss Keith Curle is delighted with the cup draw against Tony Adams' Wycombe: “I have been beaten twice by Tony in the FA Cup” he told the official site today. “…When we were both players, Tony was at Arsenal and I was at Wolves. We met once in the quarter finals and again in a semi finals battle and both time Arsenal won.” He explained.
“ I swapped shirts with him on both occasions so now it could be pay back time and this time Tony will be going home with a Mansfield shirt” Curled quipped as he went onto explain how he now knows Tony Adam on a personal level as well as a footballing one.
“We attend the same managerial course so I know Tony quite well and know that he is a good professional who has a genuine passion for football so I am not expecting the game on the 5th December to be an easy one. But I think now that everybody has accepted when a club takes on a new manager that the club gets a sudden uplift and results start to fall their way. Hopefully this cup game at the Causeway is far enough away that all the 'hoohar' about the new manager is over and we can concentrate on the football and who knows after what I have read in the newspapers this weekend, there could be another England International on the park, Paul Gascoigne has had an invitation to join the chairmen.”
On injuries, Curle told mansfieldtown.net: “I had to make a couple of changes to the squad on Saturday because I noticed that Lee Williamson was carrying a knee injury but he was trying to play through it so he wouldn't lose his place in the squad which shows the way the team is shaping up. I spoke to Lee and explained I would prefer him to rest his knee up so he can concentrate on getting fit during training for this coming Saturday at Brunton park.”
Other injury niggles are that Dave Artell is troubling with a hamstring problem he has been carrying for some time but should be in contention for Saturday and Colin Larkin who has a deadleg following the 6-0 drubbing of Non-league side Bishop's Stortford, but again he should be in contention at the weekend.
Long suffering Adam Eaton is making superb progress even managing to get some football under his belt with a thirty minute outing last week against Derby county in a friendly arranged by assistant boss John Gannon. Eaton is still hurting in parts but another injection that is being arranged this afternoon (Monday 10 Nov)could hopefully be the last in a long line of exploration and remedial operations and can concentrate on getting beck to full match fitness. He could even get another thirty minutes tomorrow afternoon in yet another friendly against Lincoln City which is to be played at Rainworth FC with a 2:00pm kickoff time.
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Latest | November 2003