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21st October 2007 11:05

Click here to listen to interviews from Mansfield 103.2 with Jake Buxton, Billy Dearden and Michael Boulding.
Audio interview with Billy Dearden from BBC Radio Nottingham (RealPlayer needed) http://www.bbc.co.uk/nottingham/realmedia/football/2008/stags_notts_home_manager.ram
Audio interview with Jake Buxton from BBC Radio Nottingham (RealPlayer needed) http://www.bbc.co.uk/nottingham/realmedia/football/2008/stags_notts_home_player.ram
Audio interview with Michael Boulding from BBC Radio Nottingham (RealPlayer needed) http://www.bbc.co.uk/nottingham/realmedia/football/2008/stags_notts_home_player2.ram
Audio interview with Notts manager Ian McParland from BBC Radio Nottingham (RealPlayer needed) http://www.bbc.co.uk/nottingham/realmedia/football/2008/notts_stags_away_manager.ram
CHAD AUDIO: Boulding : click here

CHAD AUDIO: Buxton : click here

CHAD AUDIO: Dearden: click here

CHAD AUDIO: Dan Martin: click here

The crowd can really help us - goal hero Boulding
TWO-GOAL derby day hero Micky Boulding gave a revealing interview to Chad.co.uk after his seventh and eighth goals of the season clinched only Mansfield Town FC's second win of the season
The striker, top of Division II's goalscoring charts with eight goals despite the Stags languishing at the bottom of the Football League, spoke about the pain footballers feel at losing matches and the fact that the fans can make a difference at Field Mill.

Boulding said: "When you lose games the fans are devastated, but the players are devastated, too. You can't sleep . . . it really does hurt them. Winning means everything to us, it is a hard pill to swallow when you lose.

"The fans here are great, I don't think they realise the role they can play, that when they get behind the team it really gives you a lift."

Boulding struck two goals in four second half minutes to defeat neighbours Notts County - click here for match report.

On the penalty, he said: "I practise most days in a training, I have a routine and I knew what to do. For the second goal it was defence-splitting ball from 'Browny'."

Derby day delight for Captain Bucko'
CHAD.co.uk, By Tim Morriss
STAGS captain Jake Buxton has spoken of his delight at Mansfield Town's derby day 2-0 victory over neighbours Notts County.
"If we play like that anyone who comes here will know they are in for a tough game.
"It was great to get a clean sheet. Everybody in the team worked hard, the front men and the midfield too, they gave us defenders time for a breather."

The Stags won thanks to two second half goals inside four minutes from Micky Boulding. - Click here for full match report.

Buxton added: "Nathan (Arnold) was a great outlet today with his pace, while Micky Boulding has been outstanding all season and it was great for him to score. He has been criticised for missing chances, but when he does he is out there on a Monday morning working harder than ever to improve.

"At least he gets in the position to score goals.

"County started well and we were all over the shop for the first 10 minutes. But then we battered them for half an hour, before taking our foot off the gas a little.

"We got a roasting for that at half-time and it worked.

"I hope that all the extra people who came to the game today will come back at the next home game, too.

"We need more people to come flooding back and then the gaffer will get more money for better players."

Dearden delighted with derby day win
CHAD.co.uk, By John Lomas
STAGS boss Billy Dearden got exactly what he ordered - and more - today as his side beat Notts County 2-0, chalking up a rare clean sheet in the bargain.
Dearden challenged his men to produce their first clean sheet for 20 games today and take it from there.
But a brace of goals from Michael Boulding at the other end were the icing on the cake.

Dearden said: "That was a very good result for us.
"We have played a lot better than that and not won this season.

"We didn't play particularly well today, though we had good spells. But our distribution sometimes let us down, particularly in the first half.

"Notts played some good football but didn't really hurt us. They didn't cause our keeper too many problems and I can't remember him having any fantastic saves to make.
"Notts had good situations but didn't capitalise.

"I was pleased for Mickey Boulding to score twice. I have always said his pace down the centre will cause problems."

Dearden joked: "If he keeps scoring like this, I will have to sell him!"

The manager added: "And I was pleased for the lads to get a clean sheet at last too. I love clean sheets and it's been a long time since we had one.

"That's not just the keeper and back four. We all attack together and we all defend together and they are chuffed to bits.

"We are on a big run now of a win and a draw! Hopefully now we can get cracking and got off the bottom as soon as possible."

New Notts boss Ian McParland said: "I have learned lots today, though it will stay in the dressing room.

"But they do have to work on their confidence. You could se it drain from them when the first goal went in.

"I was really disappointed to lose. We were well in the game until the penalty. Then the lads seemed to panic a bit.

"It was evenly matched until then. It was one of those games that I thought whichever team scores the first goal will go on to win the game.

"I can't remember Mansfield troubling our keeper apart from the two goals. Mistakes lose you games and that's what happened."

'The Stags win I dreamed of'
THE Stags' derby day win was extra special for one player - summer signing Dan Martin.
For Martin joined Mansfield from local rivals Notts County - and was delighted to put one over his old teammates in the 2-0 victory.

He said: "I was well up for it before the game and that is what I dreamed of last night.

"I will be sending a couple of text messages on the way home to my old teasmmates just to rub it in!

"It was massive to get the clean sheet. We are full of confidence now."


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