PALMER AND EVANS REACTION
Audio interview with Carlton Palmer from BBC Radio Nottingham (RealPlayer needed)
CHAD WEBSITE, 27 August 2005
"This was a very good point and in the end of season shake-up it will be a big, big point," said delighted player-manage Palmer.
"I am delighted with them. This was a difficult game, especially after playing extra-time in midweek.
"It is a difficult place to come and last season we were one of very few sides to get a point at Boston.
"I thought we thoroughly deserved our point. I hear their manager feels they should have had a penalty near the end. But I think we could have had two or three, particularly for challenges on Rhys Day.
"Boston are a physical side and we out-fought them."
Tipton leaves with best wishes
CHAD WEBSITE, 27 August 2005
MATTHEW Tipton marked his Bury debut with a goal on Saturday – but Carlton Palmer insisted Tipton has left Field Mill with his best wishes.
The Stags striker made a shock switch to Bury on Friday after heart-to-heart talks with Palmer about his future.
There had been no huge rift as some had suggested. Tipton had simply made an error of judgement about his ability to commute from the Bury area daily to train at Field Mill.
"Matthew spoke to a lot of clubs when we spoke to him, including Bury," said Palmer.
"He signed for us but didn't want to move his family down as they are very settled up there. The simple truth is the travelling had been getting him down.
"He was unhappy and to play well you need to be happy.
"I invited him in for chat and asked him what would make him happy. The upshot is he has left with our best wishes. We hugged and shook hands and that was the end of it.
"I had been speaking to Graham Barrow at Bury almost continually about the situation. Matthew is a lovely kid. He could have just sat on his wages and carried on, not being honest.
"Though football is a lovely life, there is more to life at times and he has a lovely wife and a lovely kid to think about. He just wanted to be nearer home to play his football."
Palmer now has until Wednesday to decide if he wants to bring in a replacement striker before transfer deadline.
CARLTON SAYS STAGS SHOULD HAVE GOT MORE
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Boston Utd 2 v 2 Mansfield
Neither manager was fully satisfied with the outcome as Boston and Mansfield shared the points from a 2-2 draw.
The Stags twice came from behind to force as stalemate as Richie Barker and Simon Brown cancelled out goals from Danny Thomas and Alan White.
But there was little comfort for either boss, with Boston's Steve Evans insisting: "I thought we had three good claims for a penalty near the end but for reasons only known to him, the referee decided not to award any.
"And that was disappointing because overall I think we did enough to have won. We turned in a solid performance and I think we are going in the right direction, even though we are still desperately seeking our first win.
"We will certainly play worse than that and win. But we have a good belief in what we are doing and in my opinion the table has a false look to it at the moment."
Mansfield boss Carlton Palmer said: "It was a good away point but we should have had more. We battered them for longs spells but our Achilles heel is defending restarts and set pieces and it's something we are still working on.
"However, we have got a good young team and for a lot of the match I think we outplayed a strong and physical side.
"Not many people will come to Boston and get points. So we have to be pleased with our afternoon's work at a place where teams never find it easy.
"Overall, I have only praise for the character and never-say-die attitude of our team."
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