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MANAGER: You turn jeers into cheers by doing your job

More match reaction from the manager

18 September 2017

Manager Keith Curle spoke more about the Barnet game as he reflected on a share of the spoils from the weekend’s fixture.

“Football dominance wise and possession wise I think we must have come out on top,” he said. “We had plenty of shots and crosses as well as good balls into their box.

“I think Shamal [George] had one regular save to make on top of a couple of skirmishes when we were trying to get something out of the game. Apart from that I thought we showed good dominance.

“We lacked a little bit of quality at times which came from frustration and anxiety. Ultimately the players showed good bravery and they stuck at their jobs.”

Ultimately the players showed good bravery and they stuck at their jobs ...

Keith Curle

Speaking more about the need for cool heads in a tense atmosphere, he told us: “Players like winning and scoring goals. They like to be in an environment where they can express themselves.

“I’m no different to every manager. I think the ideal weekend would be if everybody drew because every manager could go home and enjoy their Sunday roast and some time with their family.

“Some managers are going to lose games but that doesn’t make them a bad manager or their team a bad team. It doesn’t make them a bad club or their supporters bad supporters.

“There was some criticism for Hallam [Hope] when he was being substituted and it’s bound to hurt him because he’s a human being. Nobody likes to get the stick and I certainly don’t like any of our players to get any criticism.

“We’re in a situation now where we’re all open for criticism and we know that it will come as soon as something is done wrong. All we can do is take it, deal with it and move on. The only way you turn jeers into cheers is by doing your job.

“Hallam will have it again in his career, as will I. It’s a part of football because the fans come in, pay their money and they are entitled to their opinion. I have no problem with that.”

With goalmouth scrambles, goal line clearances and some unbelievable saves denying United their three points we asked if he felt it was about time that our luck changed for the better.

“If Jamie Devitt had taken their shot it would have hit the post and gone out!” he commented. “As it went today it landed at their lad’s boot and he was able to put it in.

“We can’t talk about the games based on luck. Things will start going our way but we need to be prepared to be brave and make sure we stick to our beliefs. That’s when things start going your way.”

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