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No Knee-Jerk Reaction For Magpies

12 October 2012

Manager wants Notts to bounce back in the right way...

The Magpies will not change their style because of two negative results, says Keith Curle.

Last week, the division’s top two teams, Stevenage and Tranmere Rovers, defeated Notts to push them out of the top six for the first time this term. 

County have a chance to bounce back this weekend when they travel to Brunton Park to take on Carlisle United. 

“The easiest job in the football club when you’re winning football matches is the manager,” Curle told Magpie Player. 

“This is where I earn my money by turning negative results into positives.

“The pleasing thing is that no matter what the results are, the coaching staff and my mentality doesn’t change.

“We still want to play football, we still want to get the ball down and play in the right areas of the pitch, and hurt teams as and when we can with the football.

“We’re not reactive, there’s no knee-jerk reaction because we’ve lost two games.

“We’re not saying ‘let’s change the way we’re playing, let’s change our philosophy’ by banging the ball forward and playing negative football.

“We’re playing some really good football and we’ve reaped the rewards.”

He continued: “We’ve had two negative defeats now but we haven’t been outplayed, there’s been individual errors against both Stevenage and Tranmere.

“We had an opportunity to take a look at Tranmere, top of the league and flying, and I don’t think, personally, there was a lot of difference between the two teams, and up until the goal I thought we were the better team.”

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