Chelsea to offer Eden Hazard for Leonardo Bonucci, Man Utd and Man City would have paid £170m for Neymar, plus more.

His replacement, Paul Cox, led Mansfield to their highest Conference finish in his first season. A good run of form after Christmas saw the Stags finish in third in the league, although they lost 2–1 on aggregate to eventual play-off winners York City after extra time in the promotion play-off semi-final.

On 21 August 2010 as a part of various summer entertainment arranged by Mansfield District Council, the popular Irish boyband Westlife played a live concert at Mansfield's Field Mill stadium, home to the town's football team, the Stags. This was the first big name to visit the town.

A late brace of Matt Green goals gave Mansfield Town a 3-1 victory over near neighbours Notts County this afternoon.

Matt Green agreed that being dropped to the bench for the last four games had sparked him back into life and had no complaints over boss Adam Murray’s decision.

Mansfield won the Football League Trophy in front of 58,000 fans in May 1987, beating Bristol City on penalties after a 1–1 draw. However, the years that followed were inconsistent, with Mansfield becoming a "yo-yo" team between the Third and Fourth Divisions. It was also at this time that controversial owner Keith Haslam bought the club.

Notts County boss John Sheridan says his players will go into Saturday’s big derby at Mansfield Town full of belief as they seek revenge for last season’s two defeats at the hands of the Stags.

Mansfield Museum, situated alongside the Palace Theatre on Leeming Street, opened in 1904[109] and has been based on Leeming Street from 1938. Free to enter, it won the Guardian Family-friendly Museum of the Year Award in 2011.[110]

Haslam left the club, as the "Three Amigos" of Perry, Middleton and Saunders purchased the club (but not the ground) for £1 and installed Billy McEwan as manager. He was replaced after Christmas by David Holdsworth. Holdsworth's two-and-a-half year reign bought little improvement to the club and he was dismissed as manager.

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Adam Murray tonight heaped praise on star striker Matt Green, whose brace of goals after coming on as substitute today turned the home local derby against Notts County in Mansfield Town’s favour.

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Mansfield Town manager Adam Murray has told his players to forget about last season’s double and 5-0 home drubbing against neighbours Notts County when the Magpies return to One Call Stadium for the first of this season’s local derbies this Saturday (12.15pm).

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Mansfield Town Football Club is a professional football club based in the town of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England. The club was formed in 1897 as Mansfield Wesleyans, changing its name to Mansfield Wesley in 1906 before settling on Mansfield Town in 1910. They are nicknamed The Stags and traditionally play in amber and royal blue.

The Mayor (in office 2002–2015) was criticised by some councillors and residents for placing too much focus on self-publicity,[138][139][140][141] as opposed to publicity for the town. The issue was raised again after his prominent role in Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington's homecoming ceremony following her Gold Medal successes at the 2008 Beijing Olympic games.[142]

Notts County manager John Sheridan said his side had thrown away a game that was there for taking in yesterday’s 3-1 local derby defeat at Mansfield Town.

After the war, Mansfield became occupants of the Field Mill ground, after Mansfield Mechanics failed to pay their rent. In 1921, the club was admitted into the Midland Counties League, and celebrated by reaching the 6th Qualifying Round of the FA Cup twice in a row. The club won the league in 1923–24 and was the runner-up the following season, but on both occasions failed to win election to the Football League.

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Substitutes Matt Green and Darius Henderson score in injury time as Mansfield earn a dramatic derby win over Notts County.

Mansfield Town was formed under the name of Mansfield Wesleyans in 1897, the name of the club coming from the local Wesleyan church. The club played friendlies up until the 1902–03 season, when it joined the Mansfield and District Amateur League. When the league dropped its amateur tag in 1906, the church abandoned the club, which changed its name to Mansfield Wesley and moved into the Notts and District League.

Mansfield is a market town with a 700-year-old market tradition, the Royal Charter being issued 1227. The present-day market square was created after much demolition following the Improvement Act of 1823.[3] In the centre there is the Bentinck Memorial, built in 1849 to commemorate the life of Lord George Bentinck (1802 – 1848), son of the William Bentinck, 4th Duke of Portland, a major local landowner.[43]

In March 2008, it was reported that John Batchelor, a bidder for Mansfield Town, planned to rename the club to Harchester United after the fictional squad from the TV series Dream Team to make the club "more promotable"[9] if his bid were a success. Fans and executives within the club both stated that they would oppose the name change.[10][11]

Mansfield Town’s win over Notts County on Saturday was one of those days that we live for as football supporters.

In 1931, Mansfield were finally elected to the Southern Section of the Third Division. However, the club struggled to adapt to League surroundings and were frequently in the lower reaches of the table. One of very few highlights in the years before the Second World War was Ted Harston, who scored 55 goals in one season before transferring to Liverpool.

Who says that football managers - and Stags boss, Adam Murray - don’t know what they are doing?

Mansfield Town restored the side to the same starting XI for their last League two game at Crewe last weekend for this afternoon’s big home local derby with Notts County.

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For details of former players, see List of Mansfield Town F.C. players

Not only did those two stoppage time goals seal another memorable local derby win for Mansfield Town on Saturday, they could also prove to be a major turning point in the Stags’ season.

Adam Murray has called on fans to unite with the club on Saturday and help kickstart Mansfield Town’s home form when neighbours Notts County come to town (12.15pm).

After the war, Mansfield started to see some progress. Lucky to escape the need for re-election when it was decided that no club would be relegated after the 1946–47 season, the Stags started to move up the table. In 1950–51, Mansfield reached the Fifth Round of the FA Cup and became the first Football League team to complete a 23–game home schedule unbeaten, although missed out on the only Third Division promotion spot.


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The 'gateway' redevelopment of the old Mansfield Shoe Company site, after bankruptcy of the original developer Highgrange Homes Ltd,[132] is being worked on during 2013 and 2014 to finish and sell the residential apartments.[133][134] The ground-floor units intended for retail sales have been externally closed with large windows and access doorways but remain unlet.[135][136][137]

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Caretaker manager Duncan Russell led Mansfield to an FA Trophy final appearance in 2010–11, Louis Briscoe scoring a late extra-time winner against Luton in the semi-final second leg. The Stags lost 1–0 to Darlington at Wembley Stadium after a 120th-minute extra-time goal by Chris Senior. A league position of 12th was not good enough for Russell to keep his job; Paul Hall replaced him as interim manager during the close season.

In the summer of 1910, despite having lost the previous season to Mansfield Mechanics in the Second Qualifying Round of the FA Cup, the team changed its name to Mansfield Town (much to the disgust of the Mechanics). In the following years, Mansfield Town swapped between the Notts and District League, Central Alliance League and Notts and Derbyshire League, before World War I brought a halt to proceedings.