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28th March 2005 23:07


Express & Star

HARRIERS striker Iyseden Christie has revealed how he fell out with sacked Mansfield boss Keith Curle as he prepares to face his old club.

Christie could make his first Harriers start as boss Stuart Watkiss thinks of rotating his strikers for the Easter Monday clash against the Stags.

The 27-year-old considered retirement following a year of injury hell after breaking his foot playing for Curle's Mansfield last March.

Christie was bitter about Curle releasing him from Field Mill and said he stood up to the former Wolves defender, who was dismissed over allegations he bullied young players.

"Everyone I've spoken to in football couldn't understand how Mansfield released me," said Christie.

"Sometimes your face doesn't fit and I was too strong-minded for Keith Curle.

"There were things I wasn't happy with and he was always getting at me. There were a few players treated the same and they never said anything.

"Because I was quite prepared to ask why I wasn't playing and voiced my opinions, sometimes he didn't like that.

"When he came in, I told him I felt uncomfortable about the way I was being treated and that I wasn't really keen on him as a person. Towards the end of my second season it got better, but by then the decision had been made for me."


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