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21st November 2004 0:18

Audio interview with Carlton Palmer from BBC Radio Nottingham (RealPlayer needed)


Quotes from Carlton Palmer:

"The players are disappointed. We played ever so well even before the numerical advantage. We pulled them apart. We pulled them all over the place. We got down the sides of them, we got crosses in, we got bodies in the box, we got shots away..."

"The keeper got the man of the match award - and that says it all."

Evening Post website
Neither manager was satisfied after Boston and Mansfield fought out a goalless draw at York Street.
Boston boss Steve Evans praised his team's work-rate but still felt disappointed with the outcome.

He said: "I couldn't fault the effort of our players, particularly as we had to play so long with 10 men.

"Mansfield played the ball around well and missed a couple of chances, but not like the ones we failed to take in the last few minutes. I just hope we don't regret missing those opportunities when May comes around.

"I still fancied our chances of getting a win despite the numerical disadvantage. And I think it shows what positive thoughts we had when we feel disappointed by a result like this."

Mansfield's caretaker manager Carlton Palmer felt his side dominated the game and should have left York Street with a victory.

He said: "The fact that Boston were down to 10 men wasn't an issue with us.

"We played some great football but I was disappointed we didn't get the three points our performance deserved. The fact that their keeper was voted man of the match showed the sort of pressure we enjoyed.

"It has been a difficult time for everyone at the club but this performance showed what a great professional attitude the players have and now we will look to build on this."

Evening Post, MARK ROACH, 20 November 2004
Mansfield chairman Keith Haslam today insisted Carlton Palmer has not been given the manager's job at Field Mill.

The Stags have yet to complete an internal inquiry since boss Keith Curle was suspended last week.

But, despite the fact Palmer took charge of last week's FA Cup clash with Colchester and has already brought in two players on loan, the chairman insists no appointment has been made.

Haslam said: "Keith is still on suspension and Carlton Palmer is still in charge of first-team affairs. I've got to bring players in. We've been looking for strikers and we needed a left back."

Palmer brought in Fraser McLachlan from Stockport for last week's match and now has Jason Talbot from Bolton. Craig Woodman's loan has been cut short and he has returned to Bristol City.

Curle was suspended last Thursday, with his assistant John Gannon also told to stay away.

Paul Holland took on the role of assistant to Palmer, who watched the first-half from the directors' box before joining him on the bench.

The situation should be resolved at the beginning of next week, according to the chairman.

"I have spoken with Keith and I am looking to have another meeting with him on Monday," said Haslam.

"It's the first time I've spoken to Keith since the alleged incident."

Haslam says the delay in making a decision about Curle's future has been out of his hands.

"I've had to go through the process of getting the report in and Keith has had to speak to his advisers.

"I can't make any decision yet."


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