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COX, MARRIOTT, MARCUS LAW REACTION
7th September 2012 14:24




Cox hails fantastic support
video interview --->
http://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/article/cox-hails-fantastic-support-354970.aspx?pageView=full#anchored

Manager Paul Cox has praised our supporters for the backing they gave to the team in last night's victory over Tamworth at One Call Stadium.

Speaking moments after the final whistle, Cox said: “I thought the supporters were fantastic tonight and a massive credit has to go to them.”

“The drum came back and it brought a real energy to the stadium. It's no coincidence whatsoever, that we put in a good performance and gained the three points.

“Positive vibes from fans encourage the players out on the pitch and help to push them on.

“The lads came in tonight, banged the music on and they all had really big smiles on their faces. The team spirit has come back and we all feel very positive right now.”

A penalty from Matt Green in stoppage time at the end of the first period and a header from Luke Jones earned us a comfortable victory over the Lambs, and our manager was pleased with the way his side performed.

He continued: “The main thing for us was that we improved on Saturday's performance against Woking, and I thought we did that tonight.”

“We looked instructed, organised and deserved to win the game. It is pleasing that we put our chances away and kept a clean sheet too.”

Our next game is on Saturday afternoon when we make the long journey to Kent to face Ebbsfleet United

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post match audio with Paul Cox and Alan Marriott --->
http://soundcloud.com/mansfield-103-2-sport/sets/04-09-2012-mansfield-town-2

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VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham (audio interview):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19394749

"Over the 90 minutes we were resolute and organised. It is probably one of our better performances this season.

"There's still plenty more we can get better at and things we can improve on, but it's a foundation to build on and hopefully we can build from there.

"I thought that when we needed to we defended as a team and that was really important."

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Stags boss Paul Cox thanks supporters for their part in win over Tamworth
chad.co.uk

PAUL Cox thanked Mansfield Town's supporters for playing their part in last night's 2-0 home win over Tamworth.

http://www.chad.co.uk/sport/football/mansfield-town-fc/stags-boss-paul-cox-thanks-supporters-for-their-part-in-win-over-tamworth-1-4896912

The victory made it six points from two home games in four days and was achieved amid a notable increase in atmosphere at the One Call Stadium with the return of the drum behind the Quarry Lane End.

“Massive credit to our supporters tonight, I can't thank them enough, especially those behind the goal. They got behind us from the first minute to the last,” said the Stags boss.

“The drum was back and there seems to be a real buzz about the place again.

“So it was no coincidence we put in a decent performance. Sometimes the players get a bit anxious, but they just want to please. The crowd really rubbed off on the players tonight.

“It can make it intimidating for opponents so I hope our supporters keep doing that this season

Cox added: “I thought that was our most solid performance of the season. We defended well and were quite fluid going forward with our front two a real handful. We looked structured and organised.

“What pleased me was we didn't look anxious. We settled down and passed the ball which makes the game more simplistic.

“Tamworth came out and kept the ball well. But we kept our shape, stuck to our game and put away our chances which is so important.

“The team spirit seems to be coming now. Players have got smiles on their faces again and the music was banging out in the dressing room.

“But I know we can still improve on this and we need to find some consistency, starting at Ebbsfleet on Saturday.”

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https://twitter.com/MLgaffer (Marcus Law)
Rather play football like that and lose,,,the longevity of this style we will win more than we lose

@MansfieldFan - I have the advantage to see a dvd, your very fortunate for both goals. let's leave it there

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Defiant Law insists squad can still make big impact
Friday, September 07, 2012 Tamworth Herald

LAMBS boss Marcus Law remains confident his squad will deliver fans their 'best ever Conference season' despite a difficult ten days for the club.

http://www.thisistamworth.co.uk/Defiant-Law-insists-squad-make-big-impact/story-16848584-detail/story.html

Tamworth's fine start to the Conference Premier campaign has hit the buffers with three successive defeats.

Injuries and suspensions, however, have played a key part in recent results with Law missing as many as eight first team regulars.

And he is confident that once the walking wounded return, Tamworth will replicate their opening four games, when they picked up 10 points from 12.

"Uncontrollables are really hurting us at the moment," said Law. "The injuries that we have had are incredible and it's been hard to cope with that scenario. There's nothing we can do about them.

"Okay, Tommy Wright's suspension was something that could have been controlled but the injury setbacks have just been down to pure bad luck.

"Someone in the squad has obviously run over a black cat.

"It's just so frustrating because we have shown what we can do when we have players fit and available.

"Things have not gone our way. Even some of the refereeing decisions we have had go against us lately, including the two penalties (against Braintree and Mansfield), have been harsh.

"We just have to ride the storm a little bit at the moment until the injuries start to clear.

"I have no doubt that once everyone is fit and available we will have a squad that will deliver Tamworth fans their best-ever squad.

"That's something I believe strongly and it's the message that I'm driving forward."



"I thought we played some fantastic football against Mansfield but just lacked a bit of a cutting edge at times.

"We just petered out as the game wore on but the belief is there. They are a tremendous group, working extremely hard and performing in the manner I want them to play."

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Skipper tells fans: 'We will get back on track quickly'
Friday, September 07, 2012 Tamworth Herald

RICHARD Tait has apologised to the Tamworth fans after a frustrating eight days saw them lose three games on the bounce.

http://www.thisistamworth.co.uk/Skipper-tells-fans-track-quickly/story-16848572-detail/story.html

And the long serving club captain vowed: 'We will improve and will do soon."

Tamworth slipped to a 2-0 defeat away at Mansfield on Tuesday night, following on from Saturday's reversal at Braintree and Bank Holiday's Monday's loss to Wrexham.

Tait admitted things on the pitch have not been as bad as the results have suggested.

But he was still keen to apologise to the supporters following the setbacks which have seen the side slip from third into mid-table.

He said: "I think we have been trying to do all the right things but it has just not been happening of late.

"Against Mansfield, for instance, I can honestly say I enjoyed the way we played at the start, it was nice to play like that on such a nice pitch.

"We were trying to do all the things but they were playing a totally different style to us.

"How they play a style like that on a pitch like that I will never know.

"That said, I have to apologise to the Tamworth fans for Saturday and the result and performance against Braintree, we were just not at the races and I have to say sorry for that.



"We are doing a lot of things right – excluding Braintree of course –but just not having the results go our way.

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