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Evans trials revolutionary new media team-talk
Evans instructs players: ‘You all checked the newspaper? Right?’
United’s pointless trip to Field Mill
Boston United’s highly-rated gaffer Steve Evans’ new team-talk system ended in catastrophe yesterday after a 5-0 mauling at the hands of promotion-chasing Mansfield Town.
The Pilgrims were torn apart in the second-half, with little sign of the free-flowing, attacking football the Scot had promised in the local press prior to the fixture. Indeed, the majority of fans who had travelled the Field Mill sat cringing with embarrassment, with several donning fluorescent jackets and pretending to be home stewards to avoid the shame.
featured in the Boston Standard, ‘Away-day United in Attack Mode’
was supposed to have been required reading by all the players. “We
have to take chances and we'd rather lose late …. It's all or
nothing,” Evans told the paper. But, much like the average university
student, none of the United players ever got around to reading the paper
and were found wanting, choosing instead to go for the ‘nothing’
approach and lose the game much earlier on.
Evans said he would take full responsibility for the disgraceful performance.
“I’ve tried talking to them, shouting at them, I’ve
thrown tea-cups, sandwiches, I’ve kicked boots at them, flung
water-bottles – nothing works,” he said on BBC Radio Lincolnshire
after the game. “So this time I thought they could just read the
newspaper and see for themselves exactly what I wanted them to do. It
didn’t work, and I take my share of the blame for that. Although
it’s mainly Jon Sotnick’s fault.”
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