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MURRAY AND RICHARD MONEY REACTION
23rd April 2015 0:13


Murray: We lack certain ingredients
mansfieldtown.net, 18th April 2015

Gaffer speaks to press following disappointing defeat to Cambridge.

Read more at http://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/article/murray-we-lack-certain-ingredients-2409822.aspx#YpyBhSt41QRFrpIQ.99

Manager Adam Murray has re-iterated his intention to change certain ingredients in the playing camp, following today’s bitterly disappointing 3-1 defeat to Cambridge United at the R Costings Abbey Stadium.

The Stags struggled to generate any rhythm on a miserable afternoon and fell behind after just three minutes when Sulley Kaikai’s swerving 35-yard free-kick was too much for ‘keeper Sascha Studer.

Kaikai struck again just before half-time to make it 2-0, but substitute Rakish Bingham gave our team hope when he slotted into an empty net after Jack Thomas pounced upon a defensive error.

But Cambridge, who always looked threatening, wrapped things up two minutes from time when Tom Elliott was left unmarked inside the area to head home from an inch-perfect cross by Harrison Dunk.

“I didn’t learn anything new today and it hammered a few coffins home,” said our manager. “I said [to the players] before the game at the team meeting that they could get their trousers pulled down today, because I know the group inside out.

“I’ve know what’s been missing for a few months and I actually warned them what could happen if they weren’t on their mettle. I told them that the first 20 minutes would be huge, to play their way into the game, [to make] good decisions because they (Cambridge) were going to start bright and the crowd would be behind them.

“And it was the story of the season. The group isn’t good enough in a lot of areas.”

He added: “I’ve got to bite my tongue with certain things, because it’s not fair and right to come out and criticise individuals in public. That will be done behind closed doors, but I’ve known what’s needed for a long while and it will be changed.”

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Angry Murray ready to make big changes after Cambridge defeat
chad.co.uk, by John Lomas

Mansfield Town manager Adam Murray admitted today that the poor showing of some of his players in the 3-1 defeat at Cambridge United had made up his mind to show them the door this summer.

http://www.hucknalldispatch.co.uk/sport/local-sport/angry-murray-ready-to-make-big-changes-after-cambridge-defeat-1-7217120

He was clearly disappointed by his side’s lacklustre display on a day when results elsewhere confirmed Stags’ League status for another year and labelled some of his players ‘selfish’.

He also promised Stags fans he would put together a side this summer that would show 100 per cent commitment and wear the shirt with pride, even in defeat.

Mansfield fell behind after only two minutes to a 35 yard free kick, keeper Sasha Studer to blame, and Studer might also have done better with Sullay Kaikai’s second before the break.

Rakish Bingham pulled one back before Tom Elliott wrapped up a miserable afternoon for Mansfield with a late free header and Murray said: “It just proved all the thoughts that I have had about certain things were right.

“I didn’t learn anything new. It just hammered a few coffins home.

“I could have been ruthless with some of them, but it’s not worth the effort.

“I warned them before the game that they could get their trousers pulled down today. I know that group inside-out. I told them what could happen if they were not on their mettle. I told them the first 20 minutes would be massive.

“But it’s the story of our season. This group is not good enough in a lot of areas. Even when they were warned, they went through the motions.

“I’ve got to bite my tongue on certain things. It’s not right to criticise individuals in public and that will be done behind closed doors.

“But I will make changes this summer. I love this club and I promise I will put out a team next year that shows 100 per cent commitment.

“I promise everyone I will fix this. I will give a team to these people that, even when we lose, they will see a willingness to be the best and players being selfless. You can’t achieve anything with selfish people - and that’s not tarnishing everyone with the same brush in that dressing room.

“I have won a lot of promotions and I know you need to be selfless.

“Some individuals today should be hurting, not just as footballers, but as people.”

He continued: “People think the grass is greener somewhere else and expect to walk into a new changing room next season. But some managers wouldn’t have even given them the time and patience I have here.

“Win, lose or draw I want to see balls. I want people that care. I want people that run through brick walls.

“We should line-up like a brick wall and says come and break me down. But we just crumble. My team won’t represent that.”

On Studer’s errors, he said; “He has held his hand up for the first goal, but he’d got no choice in that. It is easy to blame Sash, but we had a throw in their half and it’s ended up us conceding the free kick and the goal.”

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Adam Murray 'not wasting energy' on certain Mansfield Town players
By Sarah Clapson, Nottingham Post

Adam Murray admitted he needed to 'bite his tongue' after a limp display saw Mansfield Town beaten 3-1 at Cambridge United.

Read more: http://www.nottinghampost.com/Adam-Murray-wasting-energy-certain-Mansfield-Town/story-26356265-detail/story.html#ixzz3Y4vaTXKE

But he vowed similar performances will not happen in the future as he looks to put together a team whose commitment cannot be in doubt.

"I could have been ruthless with a few of them but it's just not worth the energy. I've wasted enough energy on certain individuals," said the manager.

The Stags went into the game on the back of a win over Tranmere Rovers which put them on the verge of mathematically ensuring safety. In the event, results elsewhere did that for them.

And it was very much a case of 'after the Lord Mayor's show' on the pitch as a Sullay Kaikai brace left them 2-0 down before the half-time whistle.

"I've got to bite my tongue with certain things because it's not fair; it's not right to come out and criticise individuals in public - that will be done behind closed doors," said Murray (pictured).

"But I've known what's needed for a long while. It will be changed.

"This is a club I love dearly and I make a promise now, with the whole of my heart, to the fans and to the football club, I will never put a team out that doesn't have 100 per cent commitment and care towards the job in hand.

"If I was some individuals, I'd hurt, not as footballers but as people because I just don't get it.

"I can put my finger on a lot of things, and they're things which will be changed. They're not things that you lot (the media) need to know; they're things which will take place in my environment and you don't need to know it."

Murray did though, accuse some of his squad of being selfish.

"At the minute, there's too much selfishness going on," he said.

"People think that the grass could be greener elsewhere. They think they can roll into a new changing room next season.

"I've told them, some managers wouldn't even give them the patience. Some managers wouldn't give them the time I have."

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Mansfield Town manager Adam Murray told BBC Radio Nottingham:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/32262256

"Today I think we have seen the reasons why we have been in a relegation battle this year.
"A large part of this group has gone through the trenches with each other for the cause. But in major areas we've been too weak.
"Be that tactically, mentally, physically we've been weak in too many areas and in vital areas. But I haven't learnt anything new from today's game; nothing has shocked or surprised me."

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Adam Murray 'not wasting energy' on certain Mansfield Town players
Nottingham Post, by Sarah Clapson

Adam Murray admitted he needed to 'bite his tongue' after a limp display saw Mansfield Town beaten 3-1 at Cambridge United.

Read more: http://www.nottinghampost.com/Adam-Murray-wasting-energy-certain-Mansfield-Town/story-26356265-detail/story.html?#ixzz3XmxS5c00

But he vowed similar performances will not happen in the future as he looks to put together a team whose commitment cannot be in doubt.

"I could have been ruthless with a few of them but it's just not worth the energy. I've wasted enough energy on certain individuals," said the manager.

The Stags went into the game on the back of a win over Tranmere Rovers which put them on the verge of mathematically ensuring safety. In the event, results elsewhere did that for them.

And it was very much a case of 'after the Lord Mayor's show' on the pitch as a Sullay Kaikai brace left them 2-0 down before the half-time whistle.

"I've got to bite my tongue with certain things because it's not fair; it's not right to come out and criticise individuals in public - that will be done behind closed doors," said Murray (pictured).

"But I've known what's needed for a long while. It will be changed.

"This is a club I love dearly and I make a promise now, with the whole of my heart, to the fans and to the football club, I will never put a team out that doesn't have 100 per cent commitment and care towards the job in hand.

"If I was some individuals, I'd hurt, not as footballers but as people because I just don't get it.

"I can put my finger on a lot of things, and they're things which will be changed. They're not things that you lot (the media) need to know; they're things which will take place in my environment and you don't need to know it."

Murray did though, accuse some of his squad of being selfish.

"At the minute, there's too much selfishness going on," he said.

"People think that the grass could be greener elsewhere. They think they can roll into a new changing room next season.

"I've told them, some managers wouldn't even give them the patience. Some managers wouldn't give them the time I have."

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http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/29025/9812518?
Cambridge boss Richard Money was relieved to see his side finally secure their League Two safety.

The result was only their third win in 20 league outings and their first at home since January 17.

"It was important that we got the number of points required through what we did, not what other people couldn't do," said Money.

"I thought the focus in the group in the first half was very good, we played with a good tempo but we gave a poor goal away and suddenly it becomes nervous.

"Unless you've played under those types of nerves it's difficult to explain to people what it actually does. But we got the third one and it obviously eased the tension a little bit and it was important that we did it ourselves today. I'm really pleased that we have.

"We went for an attacking line-up and I thought we were very good, very strong defensively and very dangerous and creative in the important areas of the pitch.

"The first half was pleasing, the second half was a little bit like what we've watched here for a number of weeks.

"There's a lot that I need to ponder on over the next couple of weeks. I don't want to say too much right now but there's quite a bit that I want to say."

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