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PALMER AND JACKETT REACTION
9th February 2005 10:47


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Audio interview with Carlton Palmer from Radio Nottingham (RealPlayer needed)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nottingham/realmedia/football/2005/stags_swansea_home_palmer.ram
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CARLTON DELIGHTED WITH WIN
Evening Post website

Caretaker manager Carlton Palmer was delighted with injury-hit Mansfield's display in the 1-0 win against Swansea.

Palmer said: "I thought we thoroughly deserved to win. Sometimes you have to win ugly but if we'd played too much football against Swansea we would just have been playing into their hands.

"I thought the back four were superb, Kevin Pilkington had another quiet game in goal and Richie Barker is proving to be our talisman.

"I was very disappointed in Simon Brown as I told them to keep their discipline before the game. I said Swansea are a physical side and if we got a goal up then they would get niggly and horrible and told them not to get involved.

"But the referee told me Simon had head-butted their lad in front of the linesman which was stupid.

"But he's apologised so I will fine him and that's the end of it. He's a young lad and I know he was getting whacked, but that's what he's out there for and he's got the learn to take the kicks.

"I had asked them for a point and three against Cheltenham on Saturday. That's a massive game for us now and we can have a really good go at them."

Swansea boss Kenny Jackett was disappointed his side failed to go top of the table and felt they deserved something out of the game.

He said: "It is very frustrating as we could have gone top. But it now makes our trip to Leyton Orient a very big game at the weekend.

"I didn't think we were the worst team but we've come out of it with no points and Mansfield defended very well.

"We didn't get to play at the tempo we wanted as the game was stop-start with the referee blowing his whistle every 30 seconds.

"I don't think it was a dirty or physical game and there didn't seem to be any need for that many stoppages.

"I think if we had got the game flowing it would have suited us. And I think we were on the wrong end of a refereeing decision or two.

"But you win some you lose some. I also thought Kevin Austin's header was a good one and shouldn't have been disallowed.

"As soon as Garry Monk made the trip just after being booked I thought he would be sent off.

"That's three times this season but he has otherwise had an excellent debut season for us and the red cards are a blip which I put down to his passion."
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CHAD website:
Happy Palmer slams Brown for red card
STAGS caretaker-manager Carlton Palmer was delighted with his side's 1-0 victory over title-chasing Swansea tonight, but furious with young winger Simon Brown for his red card.
Swansea also had Garry Monk sent off in a match won for the second game on the trot by a Richie Barker strike.
"I though we thoroughly deserved to win tonight," said Palmer. "Sometimes you have to win ugly but if we'd played too much football against Swansea tonight we would have just been playing into their hands.
"I thought the back four were superb, Kevin Pilkington had another quiet game in goal and Richie Barker is proving to be our talisman.
"I was very disappointed in Simon Brown as I told them to keep their discipline before the game.
"I said Swansea are a physical side and if we got a goal up then they would get niggly and horrible and not to get involved.
"But the referee told me Simon headbutted their lad in front of the linesmen which was stupid.
"But he's apologised so I will fine him and that's the end of it. He's a young lad and I know he was getting whacked. But that's what he's out there for and he has to learn to take the kicks.
"I had asked them for a point tonight and three against Cheltenham on Saturday. That's a massive game for us now and we can have a really good go at them."
Disappointed Swansea boss Kenny Jackett said: "It is very frustrating as we could have gone top but it now makes our trip to Leyton Orient a very big game at the weekend.
"I didn't think we were the worse team tonight but we've come out of it with no points and Mansfield defended very well.
"We didn't get to play at the tempo we wanted as the game was stop-start with the referee blowing his whistle every 30 seconds.
"I don't think it was a dirty or physical game and there didn't seem to be any need for that many stoppages.
"I think if we had got the game flowing it would have suited us and I think we were on the wrong end of a refereeing decision or two. But you win some you lose some. I also though Kevin Austin's header was a good one and shouldn't have been disallowed.
"As soon as Garry Monk made the trip just after being booked I though he would be sent off. That's three times this season but he has otherwise had an excellent debut season for us and the red cards are a blip which I put down to his passion."

 

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