MACCLESFIELD GAME FOR A FIVER - DERRY
Evening Post website, 09/10/2007
James Derry tells the Evening Post website: "I have heard as many as 1,000 fans stayed away while Keith was in charge and, if we got that many extra on a regular basis, it would be a good start."
Derry had vowed if he were successful in his takeover he would cut gate prices for a home match early in his reign to lure the fans back. He confirmed to the Evening Post that will go ahead for the Macclesfield game on November 3 - with £5 tickets.
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Derry will fulfill £5 match pledge
CHAD.co.uk, By Tim Morriss
ONE of James Derry's first moves to bring the fans back to Field Mill was a decision today to fulfill his summer pledge of making ticket prices for one Stags' home game just £5.
This will be against Macclesfield on 3rd November, if the takeover is completed, or the first non-local derby home game after the conclusion of the deal.
The next home match after Macclesfield is against fellow strugglers Wrexham on 17th November.
Mr Derry made the £5 promise after the stewarding problems at the last home match of last season, but had been frustrated in carrying out the promise in his current role.
He told Chad: "Assuming that the takeover deal is completed in time, we will be making the Macclesfield game just £5 admission. If not, then the next home game which is not a local derby will be the £5 game."
'We are trying get money for new players now'
CHAD.co.uk, By Tim Morriss, 9 Oct 07
NEW Stags owner James Derry says he is working with Keith Haslam to try to free up money for new players immediately.
Manager Billy Dearden is actively looking to strengthen his injury ravaged squad, bottom of the Football League after seven successive defeats and with just one win all season.
But the takeover from Mr Haslam by Mr Derry's consortium of local businessmen, which it is hoped will increase the manager's budget, is unlikely to be completed over the next few days.
However, Mr Derry told Chad: "I know we need new players now.
"How much Billy gets long-term is obviously dependent on how much we get in from backers, commercially and through the turnstiles.
"But in this transition period I am working with Keith (Haslam) to try to bring in additional players as soon as possible."
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