HARROGATE RAILWAY - LIVE ON BBC1
13 Nov 2007:
The FA Cup Second Round tie at Harrogate Railway will be shown live on BBC1, kicking-off at 1.10 pm on Sunday 2nd December.
It will be the Stags first ever live appearance on terrestial TV.
A list of previous TV appearances is here -->
The club will receive £75,000 for their live appearance. Saturday's win over Lewes in the First Round earned the Stags £16,000. And a win over Harrogate would mean a further £24,000 bonus.
Incoming Stags chairman James Derry told CHAD.co.uk: "It is absolutely fantatsic news, a very significant windfall for the club. It means we could get the best part of 125,000 when you take into the live TV fee, prizemoney and gate receipts. Let's hope the takeover of the club will be completed by then. It is great news for the fans, players and everyone connected with the club. It gives the players the chance to show the whole nation how we can play good, attractive football, as we have been doing lately."
While Harrogate Railway secretary Dave Shepherd told harrogateadvertiser.net: "It's just been announced by the FA that the live game on the BBC will be Harrogate Railway against Mansfield Town. It's great news for the club and of course everyone is delighted with it. We just can't believe it's happening again down here. 2002 was a monster, monster year for us and we thought it would never happen again, but now it has."
12 Nov 2007
BBC Radio York discuss here on Monday evening
Sky Sports News show a healthy interest in Harrogate Railway, with a feature on Monday night here
First news will be given on http://www.mansfieldtown.net
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