CONFERENCE AGM - AWARDS - GREEN IS DOUBLE WINNER
Football Conference AGM, 8 June 2013, at The Celtic Manor Resort.
Photo from the Non-League Paper
Double winner: Player of the Year in BSBP is Matt Green of @mansfieldtownfc
BSBP goalscorer of the season : @mansfieldtownfc 's Matt Green firing his side to the Conference Premier title
Striker Matt Green is the only player from Conference Premier champions Mansfield Town to feature in the team.
Conference Premier team of the season:
James McKeown (Grimsby Town), Lee Vaughan (Kidderminster Harriers), Aswad Thomas (Grimsby Town), Josh Gowling (Kidderminster Harriers), David Pipe (Newport County), Jay Harris (Wrexham), Dean Keates (Wrexham), Craig Disley (Grimsby Town), Christian Jolley (Newport County), Anthony Malbon (Kidderminster Harriers), Matt Green (Mansfield Town).
Next up the Goal of the season. Clubs submitted their own best goal. Judged by football commentator Jon Champion.
The winner one of individual skill (overhead kick) and 9 outfield players involved in the build up... Macclesfield's Matthew Barnes-Homer
BSBP Manager of the Year :
And in the BSBP leading his side to 25 wins in their final 29 games Steve Burr of @khfcofficial
Manager of the Year not a voted one but based on a point system set out in Conference Handbook at the start of the season....
... more away draws helped Steve Burr to the award
twitter.com/Alan_Alger_ (former Blue Square)
Being asked why Paul Cox didn't win official F.Conf Manager of Year. Set criteria for award in handbook. Pts system. Burr won by 2. Not us!!
Stagsnet comment - absolutely farcical that Steve Burr wins the BSBP Manager of the season award, ahead of Paul Cox.
Matt Green: Mansfield Town's Paul Cox waiting on future decision
12 June 2013
Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox has said that the future of top scorer Matt Green is out of his club's control.
The 26-year-old striker, who has netted 57 times in two seasons with the Stags, spent time on trial at Birmingham this summer, and Cox says Green is talking to a number of clubs.
"There are a couple of clubs that are yet to make a decision," Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham.
"If they don't offer him anything, he wants to come back and play for us."
Green scored 25 goals last season as Mansfield secured promotion to the Football League by winning the Conference Premier.
And Cox says he would understand why Green, who is out of contract this summer, would want to move in order to further his career.
"I know the Matt Green saga keeps rolling on but I had a chat with him on Saturday and if he leaves this club it will be to do with ambition," Cox commented.
"He's not chasing fame and fortune, he wants to test himself at the highest level.
"But saying that, I've got to do a job for Mansfield, and my priority is to make sure we're not letting opportunities to sign good players disappear because we put all our eggs in one basket."
Matt Green honoured, but Mansfield Town mostly overlooked at awards ceremony
12 June 2013
Matt Green was named Conference Premier Player of the Year as the Stags were officially given their Blue Square Bet Championship Trophy at the Conference presentations at the weekend.
But he was the only one of the Championship-winning side to feature in the Team of the Season, and Paul Cox was surprisingly pipped to the Manager of the Year award by title rival Steve Burr, of Kidderminster Harriers.
Cox said: “One or two eyebrows were raised we only had one player in Team of the Year. It does seem a bit strange when you consider only one other team in Britain won more matches than Mansfield Town. But that’s down to the people that pick the side obviously.
“People didn’t think we warranted any more. But it an uncontrollable for me so I don’t really worry about it.
“Steve Burr won Manager of the Year and, again, it’s down to opinions. This game is based on opinions. I know the chairman was really surprised. But I can’t question who picks up Manager of the Year or how it was done.”
However, Green walked away with the Golden Boot for top scorer as well as Player of the Year and Cox added: “The lad had a great season for us and the trophies were well deserved. I had a good chat with Matt and I know that a massive part of his heart is with Mansfield Town and he has a desire to come and sign for us. But he is doing what I expect players to do and keeping his options open.”
Cox added: “I am still most respectful of the Conference. I have had two good seasons and it’s been fun and it’s been tough. I have learnt so much being in that league. But that’s our past and the Football League is our future and it is a very tough league to be going into.”
Under stringent Football League rules, all players must now undergo a full medical, including heart scans, when they return.
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