Preston North End boss gutted as Burnley fans celebrate

Preston North End's manager Phil Brown shouts to his players during the npower football League Championship match at Deepdale

Preston North End's manager Phil Brown shouts to his players during the npower football League Championship match at Deepdale

First published in Sport

Preston North End boss Phil Brown warned his side they need to get rid of their losing mentality if they are to avoid relegation.

North End slumped to a 2-1 home defeat to local rivals Burnley yesterday which left them 11 points from safety.

Jack Cork headed home an 84th-minute winner after Jay Rodriguez had cancelled out Barry Nicholson's opener for the hosts.

Brown said: "I've got a lot of disappointed people I've got to pick up over the weekend now.

"I've got my staff getting involved with opposition staff on a weekly basis.

"Maybe if the players showed enough fight where that was concerned we might win a game.

"There's one or two prepared to die for the cause and that is what I need on the field as opposed to off it.

"I haven't got an impossible task but it is arresting the losing mentality."

Brown was less than impressed with his side's defending, particularly for Rodriguez's leveller.

"I need them to understand why we are conceding goals," he added.

"The first goal is a nonsense in terms of our defending - we were comfortable up till then.

"It is basic, fundamental defending we have to get right.

"Bragging rights go to Burnley this week and I can't stand the sight of 5,550 supporters enjoying themselves at Deepdale.

"We forgot to play when we got the ball, but we didn't hold the ball up when we got it up front. I need better quality in both final thirds.

"We've got 13 games to try and put that right."

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11:03am Sun 27 Feb 11

burnley5960 says...

As a Claret Im happy with this as a fan of the English game I am not happy to see North End near religation not at all its a sad day for the English game its like the gloting about the Blues TETLEY Unlike you I want to see The Clarets The Lilly Whites And The Blues and Blackpool in the Top Flight and Accy in the Championship but Unlike You Im a real fan IDIOT
As a Claret Im happy with this as a fan of the English game I am not happy to see North End near religation not at all its a sad day for the English game its like the gloting about the Blues TETLEY Unlike you I want to see The Clarets The Lilly Whites And The Blues and Blackpool in the Top Flight and Accy in the Championship but Unlike You Im a real fan IDIOT burnley5960
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12:19pm Sun 27 Feb 11

greenshoes says...

Its no good Phil Brown saying that you need to lose the losing mentality?, is that not what a GOOD manager is for to instill more confidence in his team.....Brown is worse than USELESS. You have good players Brown is just NOT doing his job.
Where the hell did he come from anyway.....answer NOWHERE., where is he going.....answer NOWHERE.
Good luck with the rest of the season, I really hope things improve for you.
Its no good Phil Brown saying that you need to lose the losing mentality?, is that not what a GOOD manager is for to instill more confidence in his team.....Brown is worse than USELESS. You have good players Brown is just NOT doing his job. Where the hell did he come from anyway.....answer NOWHERE., where is he going.....answer NOWHERE. Good luck with the rest of the season, I really hope things improve for you. greenshoes
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12:24pm Sun 27 Feb 11

masher49 says...

greenshoes wrote:
Its no good Phil Brown saying that you need to lose the losing mentality?, is that not what a GOOD manager is for to instill more confidence in his team.....Brown is worse than USELESS. You have good players Brown is just NOT doing his job.
Where the hell did he come from anyway.....answer NOWHERE., where is he going.....answer NOWHERE.
Good luck with the rest of the season, I really hope things improve for you.
Perhaps he should sing them a song.....
[quote][p][bold]greenshoes[/bold] wrote: Its no good Phil Brown saying that you need to lose the losing mentality?, is that not what a GOOD manager is for to instill more confidence in his team.....Brown is worse than USELESS. You have good players Brown is just NOT doing his job. Where the hell did he come from anyway.....answer NOWHERE., where is he going.....answer NOWHERE. Good luck with the rest of the season, I really hope things improve for you.[/p][/quote]Perhaps he should sing them a song..... masher49
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12:36pm Sun 27 Feb 11

greenshoes says...

masher49 wrote:
greenshoes wrote:
Its no good Phil Brown saying that you need to lose the losing mentality?, is that not what a GOOD manager is for to instill more confidence in his team.....Brown is worse than USELESS. You have good players Brown is just NOT doing his job.
Where the hell did he come from anyway.....answer NOWHERE., where is he going.....answer NOWHERE.
Good luck with the rest of the season, I really hope things improve for you.
Perhaps he should sing them a song.....
Now theres a thought...
[quote][p][bold]masher49[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenshoes[/bold] wrote: Its no good Phil Brown saying that you need to lose the losing mentality?, is that not what a GOOD manager is for to instill more confidence in his team.....Brown is worse than USELESS. You have good players Brown is just NOT doing his job. Where the hell did he come from anyway.....answer NOWHERE., where is he going.....answer NOWHERE. Good luck with the rest of the season, I really hope things improve for you.[/p][/quote]Perhaps he should sing them a song.....[/p][/quote]Now theres a thought... greenshoes
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12:53pm Sun 27 Feb 11

masher49 says...

greenshoes wrote:
masher49 wrote:
greenshoes wrote:
Its no good Phil Brown saying that you need to lose the losing mentality?, is that not what a GOOD manager is for to instill more confidence in his team.....Brown is worse than USELESS. You have good players Brown is just NOT doing his job.
Where the hell did he come from anyway.....answer NOWHERE., where is he going.....answer NOWHERE.
Good luck with the rest of the season, I really hope things improve for you.
Perhaps he should sing them a song.....
Now theres a thought...
It WILL be a shame if PNE go down, but senior management have to take the blame for the football managers they have appointed, and the lack of any real funding to change the team. I suspect it'll be a long while before they're back in the championship.
[quote][p][bold]greenshoes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]masher49[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenshoes[/bold] wrote: Its no good Phil Brown saying that you need to lose the losing mentality?, is that not what a GOOD manager is for to instill more confidence in his team.....Brown is worse than USELESS. You have good players Brown is just NOT doing his job. Where the hell did he come from anyway.....answer NOWHERE., where is he going.....answer NOWHERE. Good luck with the rest of the season, I really hope things improve for you.[/p][/quote]Perhaps he should sing them a song.....[/p][/quote]Now theres a thought...[/p][/quote]It WILL be a shame if PNE go down, but senior management have to take the blame for the football managers they have appointed, and the lack of any real funding to change the team. I suspect it'll be a long while before they're back in the championship. masher49
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8:40pm Sun 27 Feb 11

mylo96 says...

hahaha ..buzzing nobend going down lets hope the curry munchers go down and donkeypool join them and accy stanley tramps go bust.......
hahaha ..buzzing nobend going down lets hope the curry munchers go down and donkeypool join them and accy stanley tramps go bust....... mylo96
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10:52pm Sun 27 Feb 11

olly h says...

"hahaha ..buzzing nobend going down lets hope the curry munchers go down and donkeypool join them and accy stanley tramps go bust......."

Hate Preston if it turns you on. Rovers, we know you can't help it, and obviously if Blackpool manage to avoid the cowardly cave in that finsihed our season in the sun you are going to be as jealous as all hell and hate them for ever.

But picking on Accy shows just what a sick little boy you really are.

Face it, we are northeners for ever supporting four clubs perpetually struggling to punch above their weight and mostly succeeding in doing just that.

So if that's the sort of luck you wish on your neighbours I'm glad I don't live in your street.

Or your town come to that.
"hahaha ..buzzing nobend going down lets hope the curry munchers go down and donkeypool join them and accy stanley tramps go bust......." Hate Preston if it turns you on. Rovers, we know you can't help it, and obviously if Blackpool manage to avoid the cowardly cave in that finsihed our season in the sun you are going to be as jealous as all hell and hate them for ever. But picking on Accy shows just what a sick little boy you really are. Face it, we are northeners for ever supporting four clubs perpetually struggling to punch above their weight and mostly succeeding in doing just that. So if that's the sort of luck you wish on your neighbours I'm glad I don't live in your street. Or your town come to that. olly h
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2:34pm Mon 28 Feb 11

theboxman says...

Well said olly. Good luck to all the Lancashire Clubs still owned and operated by Northeners. Its high time football came back to the people and to Saturday afternoon. Kick out the prawn cocktail brigade, the T.V. money and ridiculous wages and we might just see
some loyalty and commitment to the fans again. P.S. the sun is shining here in cloud cuckoo land where I live
Well said olly. Good luck to all the Lancashire Clubs still owned and operated by Northeners. Its high time football came back to the people and to Saturday afternoon. Kick out the prawn cocktail brigade, the T.V. money and ridiculous wages and we might just see some loyalty and commitment to the fans again. P.S. the sun is shining here in cloud cuckoo land where I live theboxman
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