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13th July 2008 23:45

Mickey and Rory Boulding look set to leave

Full story at mansfieldtown.net here

Jelleyman let go, Muggleton & Briggs look set to depart, Alan o'Hare remains on trial

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Boulding brothers quit Mansfield
BBC.co.uk, 08 July 2008

Last season's leading goalscorer Micky Boulding has left Mansfield Town, after turning down the offer of a new deal, report BBC Radio Nottingham.

The 32-year-old is said to have as many as 15 clubs interested in signing him, having bagged 25 goals for the Stags during their relegation fight.

His brother Rory has also turned down a contract offer and will leave the club, along with defender Gareth Jelleyman.

Stags manager Billy McEwan is left with just seven players on his books.


Hot shot striker Micky Boulding leaves Stags
CHAD.co.uk, 08July2008

NEW Mansfield Town boss Billy McEwan revealed to Chad on Tuesday morning that Micky Boulding has left the Stags.

Full story at CHAD.co.uk here

Boulding, together with brother Rory and Gareth Jelleyman, has rejected a new contract offer - as suggested by Chad.co.uk this morning.

Bradford City head the race for his signature, ahead of a cluster of other clubs including Rotherham, Scunthorpe, Lincoln and Morecambe.

McEwan said that he could understand Boulding's wish to stay in the Football League at the twilight of his career.

But he described Rory's decision to leave as 'foolish'. If Rory finds another club, the Stags will be entitled to a transfer fee.

On Jelleyman, he said: "We couldn't afford him, simple as that."

Jon D'Laryea has remained training at Field Mill and is trying to win a contract under the new regime - one of the few players from the 'old guard' now at the club.

McEwan said that that Field Mill is currently awash with trialists, including former Chesterfield defender Alan O'Hare.

On the departure of three players on Tuesday, he said: "It's not a problem, I only want players here who want to play for Mansfield Town.

"I did want Mickey to stay, but he is 32 and in the twilight of his career so I can understand him wanting to stay in the League.

"Having said that, he could score goals in League Two but if he goes to a higher club will he get a regular game?

"But I think Rory is foolish not staying here. He has bags of potential and I have a good track record of working with young players.

"I wanted him to stay. His dad rang me on Saturday to say they were not coming back, but I rang him back again on Sunday to have another go about Rory.

"I think the lad is being silly. This is the start of something special – I honestly believe that in my blood – and he couldn't be at a better little club.

"We are a Conference club with a Football League set-up and one of the best stadiums in our league.

"If I was a young lad with the chance to play for Mansfield on my doorstep I would take it.

"When I was a player I signed for Brighton just to play for Brian Clough, not for Brighton, though I liked the club. But I thought Clough could make me a better player and improve my career.

"That's what I could do for Rory, but if he wants to go then we retain his registration and if he wants to sign elsewhere we would be entitled to a nominal fee for him. He has potential so we are not just going to give him away."

On Jelleyman he added: "We can't afford him – it's as simple as that. Jelleyman was made an offer by the previous regime which I feel we can't afford.

"I would like to thank him for his hard work he's done for the club, but now it looks like it's time to move on and make a fresh start.

"Obviously if he wanted to come back to me and talk money again things could change."


Boulding: Stags' fans deserve success
Evening Post, 12 Jul 2008

Michael Boulding is desperate for Mansfield to regain their Football League status - because he feels the club's loyal fans deserve it.

Last season's top scorer with 25 goals - who left the club last week and has a pack of League clubs chasing him - fully appreciates the disappointments the Stags' followers have had to endure.

Not only have they been controlled by an unpopular owner for years in the shape of Keith Haslam, they have also had to watch their team relegated to the Football Conference for the first time.

But now the club has been taken over, Sheffield-born Boulding is hoping those long-suffering supporters will soon have more to shout about.

"The support I was given by the fans at games and through the internet has been fantastic," he said. "Talking to some of them regularly I have got to know them and you realise the passion they have for the club.

"I just hope the people who have taken over the club realise that - and I'm sure they will. I hope the club progress.

"A club of Mansfield's size will be back up before too long because they are a big club for the Conference. They should be favourites to win the League in the new season.''



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