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HARRI'S NOT A WELL MAN.

EX-MOTHERWELL stopper Brian Martin has claimed the side are heading for disaster just days after Finnish boss Harri Kampman dumped him from the side.

The 35-year-old - who attacked the Finn's tactics a fortnight ago - said: "I was expecting this to happen.

"But Harri should have been man enough to tell me what he was thinking a month ago. Then I would've been able to hunt for a club.

"Now my wages are going to stop at the end of this month - and I have a family to provide for.

"I've had seven good years with Well but I've been treated with disrespect by the manager and the board.

"I've given my all for this club and could've accepted the decision if someone at Fir Park had shaken my hand, thanked me for my efforts and wished me well.

"But Kampman could not have been more to the point while Alan Dick and Bill Dickie walked past me.

Abysmal

"I've probably suffered for the comments I made about Harri's tactics - but there are no regrets.

"We were getting some good results playing with three centre-halves, then Harri came in and changed it all.

"His tactics in the last four games were abysmal. We lost the last four games because of them.

"Motherwell don't have the players to take the game to other teams - our style has to be about stopping other teams then taking advantage.

"I'm convinced Harri Kampman is not the man for Motherwell. A top European coach would be different - but where the hell has he come from?

"What Motherwell need is a guy with Premier Division experience.

"Kampman is a cheap manager who looks set to bring in cheap players - and that can only lead to one thing.

"I saw it happen to St Mirren just as I left them for Fir Park in 1991.

"They dropped into the First Division - and look at the story since.

"The way Motherwell are going I believe they are heading for oblivion."

Martin now plans to wait a week to see if there's interest in him, but if the worst comes to the worst the twice-capped centre-half will send out letters to every Scottish club.

Martin said: "Any manager I've played for, although maybe not Harri, will tell you I've never let them down.

"I believe I've still got at least two years at the top left in me. I'm far from finished!"
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Title Annotation:Sport
Author:Gregg, Gavin
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:May 15, 1998
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