Mansfield Town fans have been defending boss Paul Cox following reaction to him during yesterday’s 3-2 win against Carlisle.
Boos were heard from small sections of the crowd during the second half as Mansfield, who led 3-0 at the break, held on an against a fierce second half fightback from the visitiors.
After the game fans took to www.chad.co.uk to have their say
StagInFrance wrote: “One minute we complain because nothing happens in these boring “hoofball” matches that we win 1-0 or 2-1 or lose 0-1 or 1-2 (not my opinion by the way). Then, when we can enjoy a football festival with 5 goals against a big team, we’re still not happy!!!!! It’s so absurd, it’s almost funny!!
For goodness sake what do the myopic boo-boys want? A return to mediocre mid-table non-league oblivion where we change our manager every 8 months? Or delighting in league football with the likes of Pompey, Luton, Carlisle, Tranmere and other clubs with a strong sense of history descending on the Mill each year???? Would you all rather go to Braintree, Forest Green & Barrow? Or Fratton Park, Bramall Lane & Meadow Lane??
Can someone explain it to me please, because I just don’t get it?”
RobStag said: “Good 3 points great position in the table - just see the boo boys for what they are stags - complete morons..... UTS”
Armchair Stag added: “Credit to Carlisle United for coming out and having a good go at us! You boo boys have got yo realise that a wounded animal will not lie down and always fight to the end. For gods sake. What do you want? We have three more valuable points on the way yo success! Don’t you realise that you are pulling down the player’s who you choose to pay to see play at their best for everyone! ! Chill out! ! Like pc said. We are not EFFIN MAN.UTD!!!”
But Stagzz wrote: “great game today, substitutions puzzling Rhead looked shattered, triggered the boos. I read these comments every week, seems anything negative to PC is shot down in flames.
“Everyone has an opinion, they / we aren’t morons, they just have a different opinion. PCs reign spilts us, to me this is PC s squad, he s brought most if not all to MTFC, work with what we have its not a bad squad.”
Stagshead said: “Good result today feared the worst when a x player/ manager returns.We need to realize what a good job Paul Cox is doing,don’t forget Stags got relegated out of the football league trying to play easy on the eye football fact.”
McVane wrote: It wasn’t just the first 15 minutes of the second half that were important, it was all 45! We’re not used to being 3-0 up at half time and I don’t think PC knew how to approach the second half.
“Rhead should have been taken off earlier, he gave the ball away far too often and looked shattered after an hour. Liked the look of RL, though. 3 points is all that matters, but I can’t take many more matches like that!
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