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Legends of Mansfield Town/FTYBR 57
2nd October 2004 11:01

The next issue of FTYBR is going on sale v Notts County. There's still plenty of blank pages left so if you want to chuck somert Steve Hartshorn's way, then please do so.

Also below is a press release from Breedon books about the new book, The Legends of Mansfield Town.

Dave Bracegirdle and Steve Hartshorn, with help from other folks including, Martin Shaw and Paul Taylor spent many a month putting this book together. There may be some players and managers who you think should be included, but aren't, but that is the thing about football, it is a game of opinions. These are Dave and Steve's 100, you may agree with some, or you may not.
They are in the clubshop and will also be on sale in WH Smiths and other book outlets.
Please let Steve know your thoughts, good or bad.

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.

A new book is due to be published which 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, Steve Hartshorn and Dave Bracegirdle, 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 the pages through detailed biographies of the club's greatest players.

The Legends of Mansfield Town will be an important addition to the bookshelves of anyone with an interest in this proud club, and is sure to appeal to Stags fans of all ages. From renowned football publisher Breedon Books, the book will be published on Sept 29th priced at £16.99.


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