Posts Tagged "Mansfield Town"

Keith Alexander: 1956-2010

Keith Alexander: 1956-2010

By on Mar 3, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 2 comments

At the time of writing, England are about to kick off against Egypt in their first friendly match of 2010. This is football as a peculiar mix of Hollywood and pantomime, a story that often seems to have very little to do with what goes on during the matches themselves. It’s a world that frequently feels alien. Away from this, however, there is a whole other...

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Mansfield Town’s Act Of Faith In Their Supporters

Mansfield Town’s Act Of Faith In Their Supporters

By on Feb 3, 2010 in Latest, Non-League | 12 comments

When we talk of “market forces” in football, it is usually in terms of the inalienable right to spend as much money as they like and generally behave with complete impunity. Of course, when some sort of crash happens, those self same clubs are suddenly no longer “just” businesses. When they don’t have two pennies to rub together, the...

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Match Of The Week I: Lewes 0-1 Mansfield Town

By on Jan 25, 2009 in Finance, Latest | 3 comments

According to White Hart Lane legend, upon leaving White Hart Lane after an irrepairable breakdown in his relationship with the new owners, Keith Burkinshaw looked over his shoulder at the ground that he had rejuvenated so much during his time there and said, “There used to be a football club over there”. This is the overriding impression that one comes...

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Little Rays Of Sunshine

By on Jan 12, 2009 in Finance, Non-League | 0 comments

It’s probably fair to say that we would all like the league tables at the end of the season to have been decided by events that take place on the field of play. This is why the points deductions that were handed out by the Football League during the summer left such a bad taste in the mouth. The damage at Rotherham United, Luton Town and Bournemouth was done...

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An Early April Fool’s Joke

By on Mar 28, 2008 in Finance | 1 comment

Take a close look at the picture on the left. That man is John Batchelor, and you might just be hearing quite a lot about him over the next few weeks or months. The reason for this is fairly simple – John Batchelor has launched a take-over scheme for League Two club which might even replace the likes of the Thames Valley Royals, Fulham Park Rangers and...

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