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14th December 2007 12:45

Fans urged to continue Stags boycott

CHAD.co.uk, 14Dec2007, by Tim Morriss

MANSFIELD Town fans are still being urged to boycott games - and join an organised protest before the home game with Accrington Stanley over Christmas.

Supporters group Stags Fans For Change (SFFC) on Friday reiterated its stance against controversial owner Keith Haslam after its statement earlier in the week created confusion among some fans.

On Friday the SFFA said:

"Following our meeting with Mr Booth, SFFC announced that we were not changing our stance unless Mr Booth brought a radical change to the club.

"Some fans and possibly Mr Haslam appear to have taken that as a softening of SFFC's approach to what has recently happened at our club.

"SFFC wish to make it clear that they are still urging fans to boycott games, not buy programmes, souvenirs and drinks in the X Bar and that the Accrington game (on Saturday 29th December) will be the one dsignated for a demonstration on the banking (opposite the West Stand).

"We are fully aware that our club is losing money on a week by week basis.

"SFFC believes there is a relatively simple answer to the problem, certainly in the medium term - and that is for those responsible for running the football club to require the repayment of the loan made to Stags Ltd, owned by Mr Haslam, which amounts to £585,000.

"That £585,000 and money from the FA Cup run would put this club on a stronger footing than almost any other in the lower division.

"It would enable us to build for the future and a future without Keith Haslam."


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