Mansfield Are Going Home


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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  1. Paul says:

    It would seem from an interview with our Chairman John Radford that he has negotiated a 40% reduction in the rental payments and the investigations into the dividend, loans and other payments to Haslam continues.

  2. Peter says:

    So presumably that means that if Alfreton Town gain promotion to the Blue Square Premier (which looking at their form and having seen them personally this season looks extremely likely at the moment), does that mean that they won’t be able to play in the Blue Square Premier next season?

  3. admin says:

    Peter, newly-promoted clubs have a season to upgrade their grounds to Conference A standard, but ground-shares don’t have the same period of grace, if that makes sense.

  4. admin says:

    Paul, thanks for clearing that up. As it should be.

  5. Martin says:

    It’s not quite a season.

    They have until 31st March of the next year to make the necessary improvements.

  6. Martin says:

    It is possible that Haslam agreed to let the club play back at Field Mill at a reduced rent in exchange for Radford dropping any legal challenge to the dividend and Haslam’s purchase of the ground in the first place of course.

    We shall see.

  7. Paul says:

    It was confirmed today that John Radford is continuing with the legal challenge and that there is a meeting scheduled for six weeks time to talk about a possible sale of the ground.

  8. Taking the ground through a dividend is surely wrong. There are legal cases where grounds have been returned to clubs and I wonder whether this could be one?

  9. oftenscore6 says:

    And Alfreton (or any other contender) have to have the number of seats in place by 31st March this year to be eligible for playoffs or promotion, even if the other A grade requirements can wait a further year.

  10. melkinny360 says:

    I want to read more.

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