END OF SEASON AWARDS
Player of the Season awards
Following the final game, these are my average player ratings based on the 50 league+cup games played this season (top 8 players):
Tafazolli 7.28, Jensen 7.13, McGuire 7.03, Clements 6.97, J.Thomas 6.97, Pearce 6.87, Benning 6.81, Shearer 6.80.
Tafazolli was remarkably consistent with no ratings lower than 6, until the penultimate game, against Orient.
Jensen started the season in tremendous form, though his form tailed off slightly before he lost his place.
McGuire’s average rating shot up following a purple patch of games against Morecambe twice, Crawley and Oxford.
Clements had no ratings lower than 6 in the first half of the season, but 4 ratings lower than 6 after that.
Jack Thomas’s average was based on just 17 games that he has started.
Pearce was generally consistent but three very poor games in the second half of the season lowered his average.
Note: only ratings for players starting a game are included - ie. sub appearances not included.
Minimum appearances: 10.
Adams not included, having returned to Notts County (average 6.90).
Thanks to Pete Wright for his spreadsheet.
Dean and Cheryl Foulkes present Ryan Tafazolli with the SSA's Members' Player of the Year award.
Chad sports' editor John Lomas presents Ryan Tafazolli with the Chad readers' Player of the Season award.
Leanne Gravil of the Ollerton Supporters' Club presents Ryan Tafazolli with their Player of the Season award
The Emma Stamp Memorial Trophy is presented to Ryan Tafazolli by Michael & Philip Stamp before today's game
Ryan Tafazolli is presented with the Westfield Stags Player of the Season trophy prior to today's kick-off.
mansfieldtown.net award: The Supporters' Player of the Season award goes to defender Ryan Tafazolli.
Historian Paul Taylor presents young striker Tyler Blake with The Jack Retter Trophy before today's game.
AWARD: The Players' Player of the Season award goes to defender Ryan Tafazolli.
AWARD: This season's Golden Boot has been awarded to striker Matt Green.
AWARD: The Goal of the Season Award has been presented to left-back Mal Benning for his incredible volley against Newport County.
AWARD: Manager Adam Murray has presented captain Lee Collins with his Player of the Season award.
AWARD: The Directors' Player of the Season award is presented to top scorer Matt Green.
AWARD: The chairman, John Radford, has chosen left-back Malvind Benning as his Player of the Season.
Annual Awards Dinner: Chairman's speech
mansfieldtown.net, 10th May 2016
The club's annual awards dinner took place on Sunday evening at One Call Stadium and supporters can now read chairman John Radford's speech which opened the evening.
Ladies & gentlemen, a very good to evening to you and welcome to the 1861 Suite for tonight’s annual awards dinner.
It’s a great sign of the club’s growth that we are able to hold the most prestigious night of the club’s calendar at our home, here, at One Call Stadium. And this will be the venue for our annual awards dinner for the years to come.
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We’ve everything to be proud of at Mansfield Town Football Club this season. The first team have achieved a respectable finish in League 2 in a campaign which has left us with some brilliant memories as well as a concrete base from which to build.
I want to thank Adam, his staff and players for their endeavours this season.
You have given me and the fans some terrific moments, and of course I simply cannot leave out mentioning the two incredible victories against our local rivals.
We travelled to Nottingham in early August, backed by an amber army of almost 3,000 Stags fans and played Notts County off their own park.
And if there’s one thing I love more in this game than winning then it’s winning in style - and how we did in the reverse fixture here last month. We didn’t just beat Notts County, we put them to the sword with finesse and splendour in that 5-0 victory.
Our defence was impenetrable, our midfield inventive and our striking lethal. Never before have we beaten Notts County 7-0 over two fixtures in a season. Well done guys on two hugely memorable victories against our local rivals.
And I consider the season just passed to be Adam’s first ‘proper’ season as manager of the club.
When I gave Adam the job 18 months ago, his first job was to preserve our league status. Last season, I wanted us to make progress on the field and improve our league position, so it’s 2 out of 2 accomplished for Adam.
Now we want to make our next step in our journey and go one better and Adam has my unwavering backing to do what’s necessary to achieve this for our club.
We have some talented players amongst this group and I expect the majority to be with us next season. Our final league standing shows that we’re not far away from competing with the elite in League 2 and with some additional quality in the summer, we can surely make that next step in our journey.
Whilst we continue to make this club better year upon year, the future itself is looking even healthier. And what a future we have in terms of our young players emerging off of our production line. Huge congratulations go to our youth team this season for winning the Football League Youth Alliance. What an achievement for everyone in the youth setup. Well done to you all.
Elsewhere, my thanks are extended to the club’s sponsors and commercial partners. We deeply appreciate your backing and are proud to be associated with each and every one of you.
Thank you to our staff, whose diligent work does not go unnoticed. We have a lot of terrific people working behind the scenes at One Call Stadium and I thank every one of you for your dedication and smart work for the club this season.
To my fellow board members - thank you for assisting me in steering Mansfield Town Football Club this season. My directors have a wide array of skill sets and talents, and mixed in with the passion which we all have for our football club, it really is a pleasure to have you all on my board.
And they say behind every good man, there’s an even greater woman, and that’s a very appropriate proverb for me - so thank you Carolyn - for your guidance and love of our club.
Finally, to our supporters. I’ve always thought that the definition of a model football supporter is to encourage and be loyal, whether in good times or hard times. And we have so many fans with those qualities, it makes me proud to be the chairman of our club. Thank you for the time you have given in supporting us this season.
The crux of my message tonight is one of appreciation. Thank you to you all for the part in which you’ve played this season, however small, however big. Whether your efforts are noticed or out of the spotlight. You have my sincere thanks.
The future is bright for Mansfield Town Football Club.
Let’s continue to set high standards and few limitations.
From me and Carolyn, enjoy your night with us.
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