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