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4th October 2015 18:14

Adam Murray reckons he geed up his players by blasting out DJ Khaled's hip-hop anthem All I Do is Win in the changing room.
He said: "It's a subconscious message for the lads."


Murray pleased with 'perfect away performance'
mansfieldtown.net, 29th September 2015

Adam Murray described Mansfield Town's 2-0 victory over Stevenage as the 'perfect away performance' at the Lamex Stadium.

Ryan Tafazolli and Jack Thomas notched the goals to hand the Stags all three points and subsequently catapult them into the play-off places.

Speaking post-match, the Stags’ manager said: "We came here with a gameplan and executed [it]. We wanted to overload the midfield area. I thought first half we deserved more but I knew we'd wear them down, we knew we had enough and the chances would come.

"We scored goals at the right time, we worked very hard on our set plays. It was a great performance and a great victory.”

Read more at http://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/article/murray-pleased-with-perfect-away-performance-2718092.aspx#zIjq4j6zI3woAJpw.99

The game went into the half-time break goalless, but Murray was keen to point out that it didn't faze him and his players were carrying out his tactics perfectly.

"We had a gameplan and we were completing it to about 90%, the other ten percent was to get the victory and the boys did that.

"For the first 20-25 minutes of the second half we carried out the plan to a tee, got the goals and really shut up shop.

"Two-nil is a horrible scoreline but I thought we were thoroughly professional when we got to 2-0, we kept working hard, we kept our shape and we kept doing the things getting us success.

"We had a lot of chances, we opened them up in the first half and showed good combinations and I enjoyed watching it. I enjoyed watching us more first half [than the second] as we moved the ball around well."

Murray was full of praise for one of his goalscorers, Ryan Tafazolli, who bagged his third header from a corner this season.

"Tafazolli has looked a man-mountain all season and he's a threat in both boxes. We work on it, it's not a fluke.”

Matt Green saw an effort ruled out for offside but Murray knows the frontman will be back amongst the goals imminently.

"It's quite funny - I can see Greeny with 20 minutes left of the game having his usual battle with himself as he's got that hunger to score.

"We all know Greeny is going to score at least 10-15 goals this season, that's just what he does. He sacrificed himself for the team and we said from day one that it’s a selfless environment we're trying to create."

Despite seeing his side score two goals in a professional performance, the manager retains that a clean sheet gives him great satisfaction towards what he's trying to create at the club.

"We said before the game that the one requirement from an away game is a clean sheet. We pride ourselves on that. You only win if you work hard and we continue to work hard."


Win at Stevenage was ‘the perfect away performance’, says Mansfield Town manager Adam Murray
chad.co.uk, by John Lomas, Tuesday 29 September 2015

Mansfield Town boss Adam Murray described tonight’s 2-0 victory at Stevenage as ‘the perfect away performance’.

But he also warned against complacency as Stags moved back into the play-off spots with a third clean sheet in four games.

“I am really happy. That was the perfect away performance,” he smiled.

“We came here with a game plan. We obviously did our homework on them.


“We wanted to overload the midfield area with our wide men coming into pockets and cause them problems.

“I thought first half we deserved more from our play as we were superb. We knew we’d wear them down and the chances would come.

“We scored goals at the right time, but it was a great performance and a great victory.

“We scored the goals, locked up the back door and shut up shop.”

He added: “I have learned in my short time as a manager that 2-0 is a horrible scoreline as , even though you want your players to stay professional, they may take that risk at 2-0 that they wouldn’t at 0-0. But I thought we were thoroughly professional at 2-0.

“I felt this would be a big opportunity tonight, the form we were in, to put three points on the board. It was a big block to step on and go forward and that was a big part of the team talk this afternoon.

“The work rate was unbelievable. We did a professional job and we want to put wins together now.”

On the latest clean sheet, Murray said: “It is just down to hard work. It is something the boys work hard on, we make sure everyone knows their jobs.

“We pride ourselves on clean sheets. But they will only keep happening if we stay level headed and stay focused.

“The biggest thing now is we don’t become complacent.

“Congratulations are the seeds for complacency. So we must move on now.”

Jamie McGuire made his first start of the season and gave a typical battling display in midfield.

“He was one of my biggest summer signings as I know what he brings to the table,” said Murray. “He makes me proud.”

Despite the win, striker Matt Green cut a forlorn figure at the end after missing a one-on-one chance near the end.

“He is obviously beating himself up as scoring goals is what he loves,” said Murray.

“But look at his team performance tonight - that was worth five goals as he sacrificed himself for the team.

“I have just said to him, everyone knows Matt Green will score 15 goals this season - that’s what he does.”


Pearce hails complete team performance

Stags' defender Krystian Pearce says tonight’s 2-0 win over Stevenage was the most complete team performance this season.

Goals just after half-time from Ryan Tafazolli and Jack Thomas saw the Stags jump into the play-off positions after a dominant display at the Lamex Stadium.

Read more at http://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/article/pearce-hails-complete-team-performance-2718258.aspx#E83O2pTQbCy3dY8u.99

Pearce says as long as the Stags continue to build on performances like tonight’s, they will keep climbing the Sky Bet League Two table.

“I think that is probably the most complete team performance we’ve had so far this season. If we can build on that and get more back to back wins then we should get up the league.”

“[We concentrated on] being organised, being disciplined, sticking to our gameplan and working for each other,” Pearce said.

Boasting the third best defence in the entire Football League at this stage of the season, Pearce believes he and Ryan Tafazolli are continuing to progress as a centre-back pairing.

“I think each game we play, we understand each other a bit better and just get more solid with each game.

“I think our games just compliment each other really. Things I’m not so good at, he’s good at and things he’s not so good at, I’m good at.”

After joining the Stags in the summer from Torquay, Pearce is pleased to be playing regular football and says he wants to keep improving.

“I feel like I’m playing at a consistent level and I want to keep building and building so hopefully I can continue [to do that].”

Young midfielder Jack Thomas scored the Stags’ second goal of the game this evening and Pearce says it’s imperative that he keeps his place in the side after getting his chance in the last couple of games.

“He played well again tonight so hopefully he can keep hold of it and keep performing like that.”


Mansfield Town defender Krystian Pearce optimistic that Stags could go all the way
chad.co.uk, by John Lomas

Summer signing Krystian Pearce believes Mansfield Town could win the League Two title and that manager Adam Murray is one of the best he has ever worked with.

Pearce has forged a superb central defensive partnership with Ryan Tafazolli as part of a settled back four that has only conceded six goals in 10 games - only Wycombe and Middlesbrough have conceded fewer in the entire Football League.


He also felt a developing friendship with Tafazolli is a big reason they have gelled so well.

“We just understand each other’s game and complement each other well,” he said. “Hopefully we can get us more clean sheets.

“I think it helps that we are close off the pitch as well as on it, hopefully that helps us throughout the season.”

Tafazolli headed home his third goal of the season in last night’s 2-0 win at Stevenage and Pearce smiled: “At the moment I am just helping him score goals - I am doing his dirty work if you like.”

Pearce has no doubt what the target is this season.?“Promotion - that’s the game,” he said. “We are trying to win the league. The goal is promotion, whether it’s through the play-offs or automatic. That’s the aim for the squad. Me personally I want to win the league.

“I think we have got the firepower up front and we’ve got a solid back four and a good midfield so what else do you need?”

Manager Murray has certainly impressed him in the three months they have worked together, Pearce saying: “I think he is definitely going to end up managing a lot higher. He is one of the best managers I have worked with and a good coach as well.

“At the moment I am taking it game by game. Hopefully I can continue to impress with my performances.”


Good solid away performance from the team well done to the boys @RyanTafazolli @JackThomas06 on there goals! @mansfieldtownfc

Adam Murray @admuz (the following day)
34 today , perfect present last night 3pts ! My team , staff and fans were super ...we go again now . Foot down ! #focus @mansfieldtownfc


stevenagefc.com, 29th September 2015
by Dave Toyn

Stevenage manager Teddy Sheringham said his side needs to ‘dig deep and be strong together’ after a 2-0 home defeat to Mansfield Town tonight.

Tom Conlon saw a glorious diving header kept out in the opening minutes of the game and the manager rued not taking that early opportunity against the Stags.

Read more at http://www.stevenagefc.com/news/article/teddy-we-have-to-dig-deep-and-be-strong-together-2718389.aspx#2sKeBYAkgglrAWD2.99

“We keep getting these really good chances early on in games. That’s what we set out to do, be on the front foot. We had one Saturday and another tonight, where if you capitalise things settle down and people calm down a little bit, but it wasn’t to be and it’s tough.”

After four games unbeaten towards the start of the month, this defeat makes it three without a win and Teddy admitted things haven’t gone to plan in recent weeks, telling us, “At this moment it’s not good and I know it’s not good. It’s understandable the little grumblings we are hearing but I know it can be a lot worse - I’ve been at clubs where it’s been a lot worse. We have to stick together as players and staff.

"I have no doubt if the performances turn around they’ll (the fans) be right behind us, but I’ve said since the start of the season that it works hand-in-hand. They have to see something first before they actually get excited, for us to respond to their excitement and for them to respond to that again. We have to dig deep and be strong together.”

For the full post-match interview with Teddy, sign up or sign in to Boro Player now.


I'll apologise
By Deano (deanos13)Tue Sep 29 23:55:12 2015
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For anyone that had to listen to us tonight. I've never had to analyse such a poor performance in 5 years of doing the gig. I pulled the headphones off after an hour, and wanted to return to row F.

We had a bad night and I'm sorry that there wasn't the usual standard..... Whatever that is. We can only call it as we see it. Barnet away, me and Steve didn't speak all the way home. Tonight was car crash. I did the majority of away games in the relegation season and didn't see a performance like that. I said to Steve, maybe Colchester Away. He said no.

I was pretty scathing of some players there tonight. And would have no problem repeating it. Some big boys out there tonight were either pathetic or anonymous. Actually I wouldn't mind if two or three never pulled a shirt on again. That wasn't a Stevenage side. Nowhere near. We've signed some right plums.

At 10.15 I was stood behind the away dugout with all the players and management whilst the manager was being interviewed. It was eerily silent.

Listen to Steve's interview. He asks Sheringham some very difficult questions. One after the other. I've said now and then he let GW off the hook. Tonight he asked some difficult questions. He didn't really get any answers.

As I type this, I've watched the 2 goals. They're embarrassing, how it wasn't 4 I'm not sure. Nobody doing they're job on the post and 3 chasing shadows for the second

Sheringham said he's very loyal. Not too sure what that meant.

You know what Mansfield didn't even break sweat.

By Deano (deanos13)Yesterday at 15:07:13 In response to Re: I'll apologise
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Yes but on 95.5fm or you can subscribe to the player service which you pay for.



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