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SHIRTLIFF, DAWSON AND THOMPSON REACTION
7/October/2006 20:30:17

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Audio interview with Peter Shirtliff from BBC Radio Nottingham (RealPlayer needed)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nottingham/realmedia/football/2007/stags_notts_home_manager.ram
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Audio interview with Stephen Dawson from BBC Radio Nottingham (RealPlayer needed)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nottingham/realmedia/football/2007/stags_notts_home_player.ram
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CHAD website:Stags boss Peter Shirtliff said: "When we had that third goal disallowed I wondered to myself if that was a defining moment and that's how it turned out.
"I thought it was a perfectly good goal and so did the Notts County people. So they got away with that one and it was a bad decision in my opinion.
"I was very disappointed with the sending off too as Matt Hamshaw couldn't tackle my missus.
"The first booking I will accept as he obstructed him but the second Matt says he didn't even touch the lad and I agree with him.
"That gave Notts a lift and they started to load the ball into our box.
"We have to be a bit calmer in defence and their first goal should have been dealt with while the second was just bobbling about in the air.
"It is a shame as I thought my players were all excellent today. We just have to stick with it and maybe our luck will change and we will start getting a few dubious things going our way."

Notts boss Steve Thompson, who used to play alongside Stags manager Shirtliff at Charlton, said: "I always said I would be honest with the supporters, well for the first 10 minutes we were abysmal, shocking.
"Mansfield were up for it and we were second to everything. Quite frankly we weren't at the races in the first half so we had to make one or two changes at half time and they proved crucial.
"We had a right go in the second half and on the balance of play deserved our draw.
"We finished by far the stronger of the two teams.
"I suppose everyone will talk about the sending off and how that changed the game.
"Would we have got back to 2-2 if it had been 11 versus 11? I don't know. Also I don't know if it should have been a sending-off, but Peter (Shirtliff) is definitely not happy about it."
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