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The Legends of Mansfield Town

Dave Bracegirdle and Steve Hartshorn

While the rest of the footballing world may regard Mansfield Town as simply ‘Nottinghamshire’s other club’, the Stags have a rich history of their own.

Here, for the first time, is a tribute to 100 of the club’s outstanding performers. Illustrated throughout with high quality photographs, The Legends of Mansfield Town will delight all true football fans. After great deliberation the authors have made a selection of players that includes some of their own particular favourites from recent times, as well as paying tribute to stars of a bygone era. Some of the outstanding performers of the 20th century, who helped this small town club to achieve its sporadic successes, are commemorated.

Re-live the club’s Wembley triumph, recall the goal-scoring exploits of Harry Johnson, Ken Wagstaff and Ted Harston, respect the outstanding service given by the likes of Rod Arnold and Sandy Pate and remember the managers, like George Foster and Dave Smith, who have played their part in shaping the club’s history. International players, big-time names and unsung heroes have all come and gone at Field Mill – and they have helped to create the Mansfield Town story that is told in these pages through detailed biographies of the club’s greatest players.

About the Authors

DAVE BRACEGIRDLE has served Mansfield Town as a fan, season ticket holder, programme contributor and radio match commentator. He has two daughters, and lives in Newark with his partner, Karen.

STEVE HARTSHORN has been the main force behind the Follow The Yellow Brick Road fanzine since 1989. He also writes a weekly match report for the Mansfield & Ashfield Observer, as well as a column for the Nottingham Football Post.




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