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4th July 2008 17:10

STAGS TAKEOVER: McEwan - 'Let's get this club rocking n' rolling again!'
. . . but describes club as rundown and facilities as awful


STAGS' new boss Billy McEwan says he cannot wait to get the club 'rocking n' rolling' after several years in the doldrums.

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Holland sacked - McEwan to be named as new Mansfield Town manager
CHAD.co.uk, 04 July 2008, by Tim Morriss
MANSFIELD Town's new owners are set to appoint Billy McEwan as manager and have axed Paul Holland, Chad understands.
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Billy McEwan
by Martin Shaw

Billy McEwan was an important player in the Stags side that gained promotion for the only time in its history to the second tier of English football in 1976/77, and is very fondly remembered. Below McEwan is pictured on the day the Stags won at Wrexham to clinch the Division III title.

McEwan (left) helps a dazed Rod Arnold off the pitch at the end of the game. Photo from Images of Sport: Mansfield Town (page 57), by Paul Taylor and Martin Shaw. Photo originally from CHAD newspaper, with thanks to Roger Grayson.

Photo from Stagsnet/Vintage Stags match Reports section. Photo originally from CHAD newspaper.

McEwan played 32 league games for Mansfield, scoring 3 goals. He also played for Hibs, Blackpool, Brighton, Chesterfield, Peterborough, Rotherham. As manager he won Division IV title with Rotherham in 1989. He also managed Darlington and most recently York City in the Conference from where he was sacked in November. He also coached at Sheffield Utd, Scarborough, and for a long period at Derby. As coach at Derby he helped achieve promotion to the top flight in 1996.

Paul Holland
by Martin Shaw
Paul Holland has been a great servant to Mansfield Town. Holland was the only player in the Stags history to play for England under-21 side whilst at Field Mill. Many fans regard Holland as one of the finest players in the Stags history, and he would probably get in most fans' All Time Best Stags XI. His reputation was one of a tremendous box-to-box player with remarkable commitment.

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