GEOHAGHON REJOINS STAGS WHILE POKU JOINS SOUTHPORT
Geohaghon completes move
mansfieldtown.net, 31st August 2012, 6pm
We are delighted to confirm that the transfer of Exodus Geohaghon to Mansfield Town Football Club has now been completed
The news follows our announcement earlier today that we had agreed a fee with Kidderminster Harriers for the services of the 27-year-old, of which precisely £1860.57 has been donatedfrom supporters' fundraisers The 12th Stag.
Geohaghon is no stranger to One Call Stadium having previously made 15 appearances during a loan spell with us towards the end of last season.
An undoubted highlight of his time at the club last term came when he scored a dramatic stoppage-time equaliser against eventual champions Fleetwood Town.
The centre-back, who stands at a towering 6ft 5in, also boasts a torpedo-like long throw in his style of play; an asset which has won him many admirers in previous years.
On his return to One Call Stadium, Geohaghon told http://www.mansfieldtown.net: “It feels good to be back. There's still unfinished business here having not got to Wembley (in the play-offs) last season.
"First and foremost I want to help us get a win on Saturday," he added.
Meanwhile, midfielder Godfrey Poku has joined Southport on loan until the end of the season
Geohaghon has unfinished business after re-joining Mansfield Town
Saturday, September 01, 2012 Nottingham Post
EXODUS Geohaghon has rejoined Mansfield Town in a £5,000 switch from Blue Square Bet Premier rivals Kidderminster – and declared he has unfinished business in a Stags shirt.
The giant central defender was a key part of the Mansfield side that roared up to finish third, only to lose out in the play-off semi-finals to York City.
Back in town: Exodus Geohaghon has returned to the One Call Stadium to rejoin the Stags.
He made 15 appearances while on loan from Darlington but in the summer, opted for a switch to Aggborough.
However, manager Paul Cox has been desperate to get him to the One Call Stadium after the Stags shipped 14 goals in their opening five matches, of which they have lost three, including Monday's 4-1 defeat at Grimsby.
And after the 27-year-old expressed a desire to quit Kidderminster, a deal was struck between the two clubs before the transfer window slammed shut yesterday, ahead of today's home game with Woking.
Precisely £1,860.57 has been donated to the transfer fee from supporters' fundraisers The 12th Stag to make the deal happen.
And on the way out, midfielder Godfrey Poku has joined Southport on loan until the end of the season.
Geohaghon, who is set to start this afternoon's game, declared: "It feels good to be back.
"There's still unfinished business here having not got to Wembley (in the play-offs) last season.
"First and foremost I want to help us get a win today."
Mansfield have appointed Simon Murphy as the club's new physiotherapist.
Murphy already boasts plenty of experience as a football club physio, having previously worked for Derby County's academy.
He takes over from Ian Pearce, who resigned earlier this month
Mansfield Town confirm fee agreed with Kidderminster Harriers for Exodus Geohaghon
chad.co.uk, Friday 31 August 2012 2.15pm
Mansfield Town have confirmed that a fee has been agreed to sign Exodus Geohaghon from Kidderminster Harriers.
The commanding defender is now in personal discussions with Stags with the deal expected to be concluded ahead of tonight's transfer deadline
BIG EX DEAL AGREED
Posted: Fri 31 Aug 2012, Author: Matt Wall
Transfer set to go through...Harriers can confirm that an agreement has been reached with Mansfield Town for the transfer of Exodus Geohaghon from Aggborough to the One Call Stadium.
Officials from both clubs have thrashed out an agreement that will see an initial fee of £5,000 paid to Harriers, with future incentives included in the deal.
The player will now meet with the Stags to discuss personal terms with a view to completing the transfer in time for tonight's 11pm deadline.
Further details can be found on the official Stags site here during the day; while we wish Exodus all the best for his future career
The good news finally came today when the Harriers confirmed that Exodus Geohaghon has now returned to Mansfield in a deal that will initially cost the Stags £5000 plus other incentive monies. It's not known what that means but it could well be a sell on clause if he should leave them in five weeks time.
He signed for us on July 2nd and from the start it was hinted at that the reason he chose to come to Aggborough was because Steve Burr had promised him the Captaincy as a sweetener. This was confirmed at the sponsors evening on August 9th when he was introduced to the packed Aggborough Suite as the new captain and duly made an excruciating speech that bumbled along until it petered out in silence.
During the friendlies the signs were already there that he wasn't used to playing for a side that played football and the defence looked at sixes and sevens culminating in the second worst performance seen in years against Stourbridge. To be fair the rest of the team weren't much better either but there was no leadership from the man expected to give it and no skill either.
The worst performance came against his favourite club just two weeks into the season when he singularly gifted them all three goals and with it all three points. The following week at Dartford came the revelation that Mansfield had asked him to return to them for more money and he had accepted it.
Burr hit the roof and ejected him from the squad chosen to play in the 1-0 defeat in Kent but returned him to sit on the bench for last Mondays game against Forest Green. Since then the fans have been left in limbo wondering what the hell was going on.
Rumours started about arguments in the dressing room with players that were supposed to look up to him (ironic comment) and that he would be part of a swap deal to bring the equally unwanted George Pilkington from Mansfield in exchange. Pilkington was in a similar situation having arrived at Field Mill from Luton during the summer then finding himself surplus to requirements with only one game played.
Obviously whereas Big Ox was a hoofer in a footballing side Pilkington is the opposite and is a footballer in a team that likes to play delightfully attractive long balls over the oppositions keeper.
This could still happen sometime later today with Burr now on the lookout for a new central defender and the transfer deadline closing later on this evening. If that does happen then I'll amend this to suit.
Now it's time to draw a line under this sorry affair and continue as best we can to get us off the foot of the table. We should do that more easily now without the disruptive influence of Geohaghon and when we next play against him, that's if we ever draw a Evostik Premier side in the FA Cup, we'll give him the welcome he fully deserves for being a mercenary and a con artist
POKU SIGNS ON PERMANENT PORT LOAN
Godfrey Poku returns to the Port squad tomorrow against AFC Telford after Liam Watson secured the ex Luton midfielder on a season long loan from Mansfield Town. Liam Watson secured the loan deal this afternoon with Stags boss Paul Cox.
Godfrey Poku established himself as a firm favourite at Haig Avenue last season after coming in on loan as part of the package when John Paul Kissock transferred to Luton. In the summer Poku signed for the Stags from Luton, however surprisingly he had not made the Mansfield squad in the opening five Blue Square Bet Premier matches alerting Liam Watson to a possible move before the transfer window.
Liam Watson said “We all know Godfrey's style, determination and desire. He is a great signing for us and adds massive competition in the middle of the park. Everyone at Haig Avenue will be delighted to have Godfrey back.”
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