Cox: Time for talking has stopped
mansfieldtown.net 15th April 2013
Paul Cox has called on his players to finish the job with two games left of the season to play.
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Paul Cox is speaking to our Head of Media & Communications Mark Stevenson
In the league table, we sit a point behind leaders Kidderminster Harriers, but with a game in hand over the Aggborough outfit, away at Hereford United tomorrow night.
Speaking at this morning’s press meeting the message from the manager was clear: to win at all costs, as he brushed away questions about different possibilities.
“I am getting tired of people asking me about permutations and points. That can sometimes affect mindset and focus. It’s getting boring for me now. We can sit here and play with calculators and all that," he said.
“The lads just need to go and win - it’s as simple as that. Win two games and we’ll be champions, if we don’t, we won’t.
“We can play around with minds, try and cajole people, use kidology. [But] the time for talking has stopped now, it’s time to get our heads down and try and win a football match.
“I said there’d be some twists and turns; there was [at Braintree]. We have to pick ourselves up and get on with it now. We need to get our heads down and get back to do what we’re good at.
“It’s not about entertaining, it’s about getting between four to six points over these next two games. These boys are capable of it. They’re such an honest bunch but sometimes you can try too hard. We were a bit erratic with the ball in the second half [on Saturday] and lost our shape - all the things that have made us a good team we didn’t apply. But they’re only human.
“We have a week left of the season. We will dust ourselves down and I want us to give it a real good go.”
Cox has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the trip to Edgar Street tomorrow night (7.45pm)
Mansfield Town know they have to win in Hereford
Mansfield Town head to Hereford United tomorrow night knowing that anything other than a win will leave the destination of the BSBP title out of their hands on the final day of the season.
Stags’ 2-1 defeat Braintree on Saturday, coupled with Kidderminster’s win in Wrexham, saw the Harriers jump back into top spot by one point.
Stags play their game in hand at Edgar Street tomorrow with a home clash with Wrexham ahead on Saturday while Kidderminster take on relegation-haunted Stockport.
Cash-strapped Hereford have had their problems in recent weeks with players not being paid, but on the field they have won four and drawn two of their last six.
Manager manager Paul Cox said today: “I said there would be twists and turns and there was. But now we have to pick ourselves up and get on with it.
“It looked like we just felt we had to turn up to win a football match which is very unlike us. We got what we deserved which was nothing.
“We are dealing with human beings and it’s natural they will become nervous and anxious. But we are trying to win a championship and we need to relax and enjoy it.
“We have to make good out of bad now. We have to get our heads down and get back to doing what we do best.
“It’s not about entertaining, it’s about winning two football matches which the boys are very capable of doing. They are very honest boys, but sometimes honesty gets in the way a bit and you can try too hard. We lost our shape at Braintree and were a bit erratic with the ball.”
He added: “We must dust ourselves down and give it a really good go. Let’s not forget that, realistically, we are one of only two teams in with a chance of the title, though that means nothing if we don’t finish it off.
“If Stockport are still in the hunt in their last game of the season against Kidderminster, anything can happen.
“I am getting a bit tired of people asking me about permutations and points. Sometimes that can affect mindset and focus.
“I am bored of calculations and maths. Let’s just go out there and win the matches. Let’s see what we are made of. If not we will have to take our chances in the play-offs.
“I don’t want to hear anyone talking about Wrexham or they won’t be involved, We have to stay focused on our next game It is important we go to Hereford and try to pick up a result.”
Bulls Welcome Kiddy Fans
Mon 15 Apr 2013 Author: Jamie Griffiths
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Hereford United are welcoming Kidderminster Harriers fans to Edgar Street for Tuesday's game against Mansfield Town.
Kidderminster are sat one point ahead of Mansfield in the Blue Square Bet Premier and, with no game for Harriers, the Bulls are welcoming any well behaved Kidderminster fans into the home sections for Tuesday's game.
In addition, Kidderminster and Hereford season ticket holders will be able to claim a FREE curry and rice from Addison's Bar prior to kick-off on production of their season ticket.
Hereford season ticket holders will also be able to pick up a complimentary curry from Radford's ahead of kick-off.
The offer includes 12-game and six-game ticket holders
Fans can now pay on night at Hereford
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15th April 2013
Our fans can now pay on the turnstiles before tomorrow night's match at Hereford United, the Edgar Street club have informed us this afternoon.
Over 400 tickets have been sold to our supporters following The Bulls' original decision to make the game all ticket.
Monday last chance for Hereford tickets
Hereford United have informed us that our Blue Square Bet Premier clash at Edgar Street on Tuesday 16 April has been made all ticket for visiting supporters.
We have received an allocation of 1,559 tickets for the match, which consists of 1,120 terracing tickets and 439 seating tickets in the Cargill Stand.
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