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30th November 2010 17:02

Mon 22 Nov 2010

John Radford on the BBC Non-League show - don't miss it --->



John Radford told the BBC Non-League Show, Mon 22 Nov 2010:
- Hopes to have new manager in place after the next league game (Wrexham away)
- Westlife concert lost the previous owners a lot of money
- He has put in about £400,000 so far, and doesn't expect to get it back, but would be nice to get club more or less paying it's way.
- He had a face-face meeting with David Holdsworth planned for last Thursday, at which he would have discussed the departure with him face-face, but Holdsworth was ill at home and he could not really afford to leave it past Thursday.

Steve Hymas posted in a follow-up post on the Stagsnet messageboard, Tue 23 Nov 2010:
"No loans have been paid back to previous directors.I know this for sure.Perry is asking for 80K as John Radford said at Pleasley Stags Fans Forum last Thursday,but will struggle given the trading situation at the club. A club the size of Mansfield with no Sky money, runs at a massive loss. Until we return to the football league that will be the case no matter who runs it and how good they are in business,it is just a fact.
Once again, myself,AS and SM have over £1m in loans frozen at the club with zero interest.We have done this so the club can actually exist.
Westlife was put on for the reason that if successfull could have generated £250/300 k for the football club.Not such a waste of time after all.However it was not supported well by the town and did not cost the club a penny.Yes it cost myself,AS and SM (andy perry fled the scene) a few quid.But what were we to do,sit on our arris and do nothing.
I was asked by AS in january 2010 if i would get involved with MTFC.The club had no money and was about to be put in administration.We were still in with a chance of the play-offs and as a fan with a few quid in the bank could not stand to see us lose 10 points.What has that got to do with ego.
As for, well if the club went into admin it would have been better.Are you that thick that you dont realise the administrators will only continue to run the business if sufficient income is generated to operate.If not the company is liquidated and this would be the case at Mansfield.£10k a week dont come from fresh air.
As for,well other people wanted the club.Well where were they ? we have asked all the usual suspects to invest in the club and they ran a mile including Colin Hancock.They were under the impression that anyone can takeover the club go to the bank for money and hey ho away we go.That was not the case and if there was no-one to take on that scenario MTFC would no longer exist.end of story.
We have come out of the other end of the tunnel and found a great benefactor in JR to take on the task.
This is all now history and needs to be put to bed.The future is bright the future is amber. UP THE STAGS !"

Darren Shaw, SFU Supporter Director, posted in a follow-up post on the Stagsnet messageboard, Tue 23 Nov 2010:
"JR may have a few million in the bank but he is not Roman Abramovich. The Stags were losing £500,000-600,000 per season before JR arrived. These losses have probably increased due to the further player signings by DH and the dismissal of DH. It is therefore very unlikely that the Stags could afford to employ two expensive managers with one of them being a Director of Football.
The Stags need a manager who has had success at Conference level (and possibly Division 2). Dave Penney therefore ticks all the boxes and this is why JR is talking to him. He has a fantastic track record as Martin has pointed out. However, we do not know if Dave Penney is prepared to drop down to the Conference.
Billy Dearden obviously does not take much interest in the Conference if he says that Martin Foyle has had as much experience in the Conference as anybody else. Has Billy not heard of Steve Evans, Terry Brown, Steve Burr, Graham Heathcoate, Jim Harvey, Gary Mills etc? All have worked hard in the Conference and non-league for many years."

On BBC Radio Nottingham MatchTalk with David Jackson, Mon 22 Nov 2010:
He had Billy Dearden on and Billy was backing Foyle because he worked with him at Port Vale.


Foyle and Quinn confirm interest in becoming new Mansfield Town manager
Evening Post
MARTIN Foyle and Jimmy Quinn are both keen to become Mansfield Town's next manager, the Post can reveal.


Former Doncaster boss Dave Penney – who sat alongside chairman John Radford for Saturday's 3-2 win over Hayes and Yeading – remains favourite to succeed David Holdsworth.

But the out-of-work pair both fit the Stags' criteria as they have managed at Football League level and are over the age of 45.

Foyle resigned from his job at York City at the end of September having guided them to an FA Trophy final in 2009 and the Blue Square Premier play-off final at the end of 2009-2010.

The 47-year-old has bossed Port Vale and also had a spell in caretaker charge at Wrexham.

"I am interested in the Mansfield job 100 per cent, and I have applied," said Foyle.

"I have seen them this season (he was at the FA Cup game with Torquay) and they have done well in certain quarters.

"It's a club with potential and a big squad and they have a chance of getting to the play-offs."

Legendary former Northern Ireland international Quinn, 50, was last employed by Bournemouth, whom he left in December 2008. He has also managed Reading, Swindon and Cambridge and guided Shrewsbury back into the Football League via a play-off victory over Aldershot in May 2004.

Quinn said: "I know Dave Penney was there on Saturday and I haven't had any contact from the club.

"But it's a job that definitely interests me. I was at the game myself and I have sent in my CV.

"It's a good club, a big one, and reminds me of when I took over at Shrewsbury and Cambridge.

"There are some good players there, but I would probably want to improve it a little bit as well.

"I have been offered other positions but I've been waiting for the right job to go for."

The Stags will travel to play Worksop Town in an all-Notts FA Trophy first round tie on December 11.



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