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11th November 2015 18:04

An Evening with Adam Chapman
9 Nov 2015

A very interesting "evening with Adam Chapman".

The full event is available to watch on StagsPlayer:

He thinks he was average for the first ten games, and has been good in the last ten games.

He talked quite a lot about Jack Thomas and clearly rates him highly. Said he took him for something to eat after training on Monday because he's been getting a bit down in the dumps. "I can tell why," Chappie said, "no disrespect to the group last year, but it just about survived. This year the group is a whole different animal. It's full of winners, and Jack's struggling to get to grips with why he's not playing." Chappie said everyone knows Jack will go on to bigger and better things.

Asked what would be his starting XI if he could choose, he didn't give an XI but said he would like Jack Thomas in the side, and that Nathan Thomas must be close to a starting place given how well he's been doing in training.

Still harbours outside hopes of playing for Northern Ireland, if we can get promoted and "start bossing League One". Talked about his goal for Northern Ireland (not sure if it was the U21 team or younger) when he scored from the halfway line.

Talked about lots of other things too, including Matt Green. Well worth a watch. All for 73p a week, less than half the price of the Football League paper.

by Martin Shaw


FA Cup draw just perfect for Mansfield Town’s Adam Chapman
chad.co.uk, by John Lomas, Tuesday 10 November 2015

Mansfield Town midfielder Adam Chapman has described the Stags’ potential Emirates FA Cup second round tie away at Sheffield United as ‘perfect’ after the draw was made last night.

Stags will face the League One club on Saturday, December 5, but only if they beat Oldham Athletic in the first round replay next Tuesday at the SportsDirect.com Park, following a goalless draw on Saturday at One Call Stadium.

Chapman, 25, who is the only player to have started in every Mansfield match this season, began his career with the South Yorkshire club, but was unable to break through into the Blades’ first team.

“It couldn’t have been a more perfect draw for me,” said Chapman.

Read more: http://www.chad.co.uk/sport/mansfield-town/mansfield-town-news/fa-cup-draw-just-perfect-for-mansfield-town-s-adam-chapman-1-7563799#ixzz3r7PegJbj

“Obviously, I started there (at Sheffield United), but they let me go. We played them two years on the spin when I was at Oxford, but I was injured for both games.

“There’s little need for an extra incentive heading into any match, because everyone in our squad wants to win every game that we play. But for me personally, it would be extra special to get into the next round of the competition.

“But firstly we have a job to do at Oldham and our focus will be on that match next Tuesday before we talk any further about Sheffield United.”

Stags could have beaten League One strugglers Oldham at the first time of asking on Saturday, but again failed to put their chances away as they went a third game without scoring.

However, before the replay, Stags have a tough trip away to crisis club Northampton Town this Saturday.

The Cobblers have made a fine on-field start and sit fifth, but off the field the club is in liquidation and faces a winding-up petition in court on Monday over its finances.



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