DoomMerchant wrote:Anyone who gives Curle a good reception never witnessed him fail and dismantle the best side we'd had in a generation. Bizarre and telling that some warm to him.
While I always want any visiting manager to go home miserable from Field Mill, I think Curle's time here is judged a little harshly.
The team was consistantly inconsistant all season, so a play off finish was probably where we deserved to finish, despite flirting with the top 3 at times. When that side was on song it played some fantastic football and as we all know, we were robbed in the playoff final by a one eyed lino.
What happened after the final was inevitable given who was running the club at the time. Even had we got promoted I think Haslam would have wanted to sell the family silver. Curle obviously wasn't happy with the situation which lead to the farce surrounding his eventual dismissal and to instalation of Haslam stooge Cartoon Palmer.
MANSFIELD TOWN FC - SPOILING YOUR WEEKENDS SINCE 1910.