Richardson not happy with early red mist

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Accrington Stanley manager Leam Richardson believes the tackle that saw his side reduced to 10 men was not even worth a free-kick.

Midfielder Charlie Barnett was sent off for a challenge on Vale left-back Dan Jones in just the third minute.

But Stanley, who have won just one of their last 14 games, were the better team until home debutants Lee Hughes and Darren Purse scored early in the second-half.

Hughes completed the scoring with a third but Richardson was focusing on the controversial red.

“From my angle it looked like Charlie had made a tackle and I didn’t think it was a free-kick, never mind a sending off,” he said.

“But I’ll have to take another look at the DVD before giving a final verdict.

“It was very frustrating because to go down to 10 men so soon at a place like this makes it extremely difficult and changes everything.

“Everything we’ve worked on during the week goes out of the window and to be a man down against a very good team was always going to be tough.

“If we had kept 11 men on the pitch I would have really fancied us to get something.

“We put in a very solid performance to draw at Plymouth last week and I was confident we could build on that.

“We coped very well in the first-half and I can’t fault the players for the effort they put in.

“All of them worked very hard and kept going right to the end.

“But after Vale got their first goal it changed the game and we were really up against it.”

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12:12pm Mon 4 Feb 13

A Rover 45 years and over says...

Very concerned about Stanley at the moment would not like to see them drop into none League again after all the effort it took them to get back up. If they don't start putting a run together in the next few games they will be doomed. Richardson has to be given his chance but all the progress they have made financially and to the club infra structure as well their future plans will go down the tube with relegation. Come on Stanley and stay in the League. Where are the comments from their supporters.
Very concerned about Stanley at the moment would not like to see them drop into none League again after all the effort it took them to get back up. If they don't start putting a run together in the next few games they will be doomed. Richardson has to be given his chance but all the progress they have made financially and to the club infra structure as well their future plans will go down the tube with relegation. Come on Stanley and stay in the League. Where are the comments from their supporters. A Rover 45 years and over
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7:09pm Tue 5 Feb 13

outbackozzy says...

To A Rover 45 years and over. Accy supporters comments are usually on Accy Web. However, there is a mixed opinion of supporters, possibly a 50 - 50 split who want a new manager and the others saying let Leam manage now he has his own players and let him turn the team around. Plus as Leam says, doesn't help when you are playing a top of league team with 10 men for at least 86 minutes excluding added on time!
To A Rover 45 years and over. Accy supporters comments are usually on Accy Web. However, there is a mixed opinion of supporters, possibly a 50 - 50 split who want a new manager and the others saying let Leam manage now he has his own players and let him turn the team around. Plus as Leam says, doesn't help when you are playing a top of league team with 10 men for at least 86 minutes excluding added on time! outbackozzy
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7:12pm Tue 5 Feb 13

outbackozzy says...

A Rover 45 years and over wrote:
Very concerned about Stanley at the moment would not like to see them drop into none League again after all the effort it took them to get back up. If they don't start putting a run together in the next few games they will be doomed. Richardson has to be given his chance but all the progress they have made financially and to the club infra structure as well their future plans will go down the tube with relegation. Come on Stanley and stay in the League. Where are the comments from their supporters.
Stanley supporters will not comment on here, just on Accy Web. As a supporter of the Reds I can say it is probably a 50/50split for those that want a new manager and those that want to give Leam extra time. I am one of those who want Leam to have longer as he has now brought in his own players and not those inherited from the Paul Cook era. Lets just wait and see.
[quote][p][bold]A Rover 45 years and over[/bold] wrote: Very concerned about Stanley at the moment would not like to see them drop into none League again after all the effort it took them to get back up. If they don't start putting a run together in the next few games they will be doomed. Richardson has to be given his chance but all the progress they have made financially and to the club infra structure as well their future plans will go down the tube with relegation. Come on Stanley and stay in the League. Where are the comments from their supporters.[/p][/quote]Stanley supporters will not comment on here, just on Accy Web. As a supporter of the Reds I can say it is probably a 50/50split for those that want a new manager and those that want to give Leam extra time. I am one of those who want Leam to have longer as he has now brought in his own players and not those inherited from the Paul Cook era. Lets just wait and see. outbackozzy
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