AUSTRALIAN BID FOR STAGS
Australian bid for the Stags
By Jonathan Schofield
MANSFIELD Town FC chiefs have confirmed that an Australian firm has bid to takeover the Field Mill outfit — but say they turned it down because it was 'miles below our valuation'.
It is thought the bid from Down Under was in the region of £275,000 in total, but Stags' bosses yesterday refused to confirm the figure or disclose any details about the group.
Said club chairman James Derry: "We have received a bid that was a long way below our valuation of the club but we have not shut the door on them.
"It was a complicated, well thought out offer based over three years, but it was miles below our valuation. It has been a difficult process as it was all done by email and we have suggested they come to see us or send a representative.
Abramovich declines fan's cheeky plea
CHAD, 16 May 2007
By James Hoy
RUSSIAN billionaire Roman Abramovich has spent in excess of £300m collecting the best players in the world at Chelsea — but has declined a fan's cheeky plea for him to help Mansfield Town Football Club.
Brian Singleton, of Millersdale Avenue, Mansfield, says his son Mark sent a tongue-in-cheek letter to Mr Abramovich after becoming concerned about the future of Stags.
Mr Singleton told Chad: "Mark was most surprised to receive a reply, but not quite so surprised by its content."
The letter thanks Mark, who is currently serving in the Royal Navy, for his feedback on Mr Abramovich's impact on sport in Britain, but politely declines to act upon his proposal because of 'existing business and sport commitments'.
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