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Graham Taylor on relegation

Graham Taylor on relegation

'It may seem strange to say it bearing in mind Watford's position, but West Ham's Alan Curbishley has the biggest problem of the three managers.

'He is at a club that expects to be in the top six and he is the one that has spent the money.

'West Ham have really gone for it in spending on fees and salaries and, after 16 years of over-achieving at Charlton, the accusation now is that Alan doesn't know how to spend. Until his team start winning there will be criticism of him.

'The main thing for a manager, especially in the modern game with all the cameras on you, is your body language, and not just in matches.

'If you're seen to have the whole world on your shoulders, you're snapping and you don't look positive, players will pick up on it and read your mood in training.

'You have to make sure you're mentally strong and in control all the time. It's not easy, but you have to be in control of yourself before you can expect to be in control of your players.

'Every day someone will want an interview, a quote, they will focus on the position you're in, the next game, the relegation battle as a whole. There's only so much you can say and you can get cheesed off.

'All three men have to try to rise above that.

'Watford's Aidy Boothroyd is by nature a positive person, but he's only in his second season, this is his first experience of a relegation battle and he needs to learn to find the balance.

'Alan Pardew at Charlton is bright, confident and handles himself very well and has started to pick out the crucial games, of which these ones coming are vital.

'And then there is Curbishley.

'He has tremendous experience, but he also has the hardest job in maintaining confidence, belief and body language after that spending spree.'


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Date:Friday February 9 2007
Time: 2:47PM

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Watford have the biggest problem as they are as good as down, don't spend don't stay up
cyjax
09/02/2007 15:21:00
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Not as simple as that, hard to spend the money we have cos not many Premiership players would come to us. Its almost as if you want to spend it but you cant.
WFG
09/02/2007 17:06:00
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