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ANNUAL AWARDS
10th May 2019 18:54


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Sunday 5 May 2019

ANNUAL DINNER: We’re gearing up for our Annual Awards Dinner at One Call Stadium!

Owner @JRadfordMTFC has just delivered his annual address at this evening’s awards ceremony.
Head to http://facebook.com/mansfieldtownfootballclub .. to watch our live recording of the speech.

AWARDS:

The SSA supporters’ club Player of the Season is... Neal Bishop!

The 26 goals fired in by Tyler Walker this season earns him our Golden Boot award, sponsored by Meden Events Security Ltd.

The success doesn’t stop there for Tyler Walker, who earned our Players’ Player of the Season award, sponsored by I-Holland.

Hat-trick for Tyler Walker! He’s been voted the Management’s Player of the Season, sponsored by Fortis Contracting Ltd.

CHIIIEEEEFFFF! The skipper Krystian Pearce has been voted as the Directors’ Player of the Season, sponsored by Acorn Signs.

Stags’ fans have voted (*) midfielder Neal Bishop as their Player of the Season! This award is sponsored by Greene King.
(*) on the club website

Owner @JRadfordMTFC has elected the wing-back Mal Benning as his Player of the Season. This award is sponsored by Mansfield Sand.

The winner of our Academy Player of the Season award, sponsored by A. Wass Funeral Directors, is Tyrese Sinclair!

Well done to @zoemeyrick, our Ladies Player of the Season! This award is sponsored by http://100vans.com .

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Chairman's Annual Address
7 May 2019

https://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/2019/may/chairmans-annual-address/

Chairman and owner John Radford delivered his annual address at Sunday's annual awards dinner...

Ladies and gentlemen, good evening and welcome to tonight’s Annual Awards Dinner and thank you to Mansfield Sand who have sponsored this evening’s ceremony.

Everyone in this room tonight knows that things don’t always go your way in football.
This is a business in which there can be extreme highs and severe lows.

But ultimately, true winners are made by overcoming setbacks.

The true character of a club or business is not when the champagne is opened and the celebrations are underway, but when you’ve been knocked down and feel like the tide is against you.

We have true character at this football club by the very people who are within it.

Tonight, and until the very last ball is kicked this season, we will all keep our composure, support one another and fight until the very end, with purpose for Mansfield Town.

Only those who are mentally strong can overcome setbacks, because adversity only makes us better.

We missed out, by a hair’s breadth, on automatic promotion yesterday. And we missed out as one united club. And we will enter the play-offs, together, as one united club.

For now, this season has already been one of progress.

Tonight at this awards dinner, players throughout our club will be acknowledged in public for what we have practiced for months in private.

Many moments have stood-out from this season so far.

Our opening day victory against Newport set the tempo for what was to come.

Successive home wins against Notts County and Bury were very different encounters, but equally noteworthy.

On the road, our character was demonstrated by an exceptional fightback at Colchester in January.

Later on, our comprehensive victory at Exeter showed again what our squad is capable of.

We have experienced moments too where we’ve stumbled. But stumbling is not the same as falling. When we slipped, we got back up. And we will get back up again.

In football, the first aim should always be to win. The next should be to win with style.
And we have accomplished both in large parts this season, by winning with style.

In many games, we have earned victory through a commanding defence, a creative midfield and a lethal attack.

We have played fast, attacking football, through the thirds, and with a grace that has given us an identity as one of the most attractive teams in Sky Bet League Two.

To have four of players named in the League Two team of the Year shows the type of season we have enjoyed. Well done to Krystian Pearce, Mal Benning, CJ Hamilton and Tyler Walker.

Elsewhere, we have seen the links strengthened between our academy and first team. The pathway from the youth to the senior side is now open.

We are better placed to continue our climb up the football ladder. Strong foundations are in place here at Mansfield Town.

Where in the past this club has lagged behind others, now, in certain areas, we are trailblazers.

We are becoming known for supporting a community which supports us.

Our central ethos as a family-friendly club stems from the top from me and Carolyn. We are family people and you are our football family.

For us to be named as the Family Club of the Year for League Two fills me with immense pride.

We not only attracting the next generation of Stags’ fans, we are engaging with them.
They are our future and we are building a club of which they can be proud.

Elsewhere, our average home attendances this season are the highest in 15 years, which re-enforces growth and progress.

Make no mistake, this is a club on the up. And we will continue to strive to be the best that we can be; in every area.

In these last few years, so many of you have offered kind words of thanks to me, but I wish to say the same to you.

My gratitude extends to our staff behind the scenes, whose work you may not see, but their efforts are at the heart of our progress.

Our board of directors have a mix of qualities which complement each other. They have aided the direction in which Carolyn and I wish to take our club.

To our commercial sponsors and partners throughout the season - I appreciate your backing.

To all of our supporters here tonight and to those watching this live worldwide; thank you. The highest qualities of a supporter are encouragement, passion, positivity and vocal backing in the stands and we have those qualities in abundance within our great fanbase. And we will need those qualities to shine like never before in our next two matches.

As we head towards the end of season play-offs, we now wipe away the disappointment of yesterday.

We will focus not on our frustration, but on our unfulfilled potential.
We will concern ourselves now on what can still be achieved.

For our destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice

As a club, we will endeavour to not only be good at what we do, but outstanding;We shall head into the play-offs together, with a unified mentality.

In times of trial, we shall not be discouraged.

We shall support and encourage our management, staff and players in our pursuit for promotion.

We shall give everything we have. All of us.

To our manager, his coaches and players:
Carolyn and I are with you;
Our directors are with you;
Our staff are with you;
Our fans are with you.

We are on this season’s journey together and we will end it together.

You have our total and undisputable support in the days and weeks ahead.

Together, let us finish the job we started.

Thank you and enjoy your night with us.

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“Let’s finish the job!” - Mansfield Town chairman John Radford’s play-off rallying call to management, players and fans
chad.co.uk

Mansfield Town chairman John Radford has issued a rallying call to everyone at the club to be unified as the Stags enter the play-offs - and “finish the job we have started.”

Speaking at the club’s annual awards dinner, a day after the disappointment of seeing the Stags miss out “by a hair’s breadth” on automatic promotion, he urged the fans to retain their backing and promised the management and staff “undisputed support.”

The Stags lost 1-0 at promotion rivals MK Dons on Saturday in a winner-takes-all clash, meaning they must now try to win a place in League One through the play-offs - starting with a two-legged semi-final against Newport County on Thursday and Sunday.

Radford said at the awards dinner on Sunday evening: “The highest qualities for supporters are encouragement, passion, positivity, and vocal backing in the stands.

“We have those qualities in abundance in our great fan base. We will need those qualities to shine like never before in the games (the play-offs) to come.

“As we head towards the play-offs we now wipe away the disappointment of yesterday (the defeat at MK Dons). We will not focus on the frustration but on our unfulfilled potential.

“We will concern ourselves now with what still can be achieved. Our destiny is not a matter of chance, it is matter of choice.

“As a club we will endeavour not only to be good at what we do but outstanding. We shall head into the play-offs with a unified mentality.

“In times of trial we shall not discourage. We shall support and encourage our management, staff and players in our pursuit of promotion. We shall give everything we have, all of us, to our manager, coaches and players.”

In a closing message to manager David Flitcroft, his management team and the players, Radford added: “(Chief executive) Carolyn and I are with you. Our directors are with you. Our staff are with you. Our fans are with you.

“We are on this season’s journey together and it is a journey we will all end together.

“You have our total and undisputed support in the days and weeks ahead. Together let us finish the job we have started.”

Radford praised the character at the Stags and said they had already overcome setbacks this season.

“Everyone knows that things don’t always go your way in football,” he added. “This is a business where there can be extreme highs and severe lows, but ultimately true winners are made by overcoming setbacks.

“The true character of a club or business is not when the champagne is opened and the celebrations are under way, but when you’ve been knocked down and feel like a tide is against you.

“We have true character here in this football club by the very people who are within it.

“Until the very last ball is kicked this season we will all keep our composure, and support one another to the very end with purpose for Mansfield Town.

“Only those who are mentally strong can recover from setbacks because adversity only makes us better.

“We missed out by a hair’s breadth on automatic promotion. We missed out as one club and we will go to the play-offs together as one united club.”

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“Immense pride” of Mansfield Town chairman John Radford at community, family-friendly trailblazing
chad.co.uk

Mansfield Town are now seen as a trailblazer for some of their work, including their award-winning community initiatives.

Chairman John Radford highlighted progress off the field at the club’s annual awards dinner and said it was now “better placed to climb up the football ladder.”

“Strong foundations are in place here at Mansfield Town. Where in the past the club has lagged behind other teams, now in certain areas we are trailblazers,” he said.

https://www.chad.co.uk/sport/football/immense-pride-of-mansfield-town-chairman-john-radford-at-community-family-friendly-trailblazing-1-9751320

“We are becoming known for supporting the community which supports us.

“Our central ethics as a family-friendly club stems from the top - from me and Carolyn (chief executive). We are family people and you are our football family.

“For us to be named as family club of the year for League Two fills me with immense pride. We are not only attracting a new generation of Stags fans, we are engaging with them. They are our future and we are building a club they can be proud of.”

Radford revealed that average home attendances this season were the highest in 15 years.

“Make no mistake, this club is on the up and we will continue to strive to be the best that we can be in every area,” he added.

“Elsewhere we have seen the links strengthened between our academy and first team. The pathway from our youth to the senior side is now open.

“These last few years many of you have offered kind words of thanks to me but I wish to say the same to you - my gratitude stems to the staff, the management team whose work you may not see, but their efforts are at the heart of the club’s progress.

“Our board of directors have a mix of qualities which complement each other. They’re aided in the direction in which Carolyn and I wish to take our club.

“To our commercial sponsors and partners throughout the season, I have appreciated your backing.”

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Mansfield Town have progressed in 2018/19 season, says chairman John Radford
chad.co.uk

The naming of four Mansfield Town players in the League Two team of the year highlighted a successful season and the Stags’ attractive style of football.

That was the view of chairman John Radford as he praised the players and the progress made on the pitch during the season, the first full season under manager David Flitcroft, at the club’s annual awards dinner.

Ahead of the play-offs, he said: “For now this season has already been one of progress.

“In football the first aim should always be to win, the next to win in style and we have accomplished both in large parts this season - winning in style.

“In many games we have earned victory through a commanding defence, creative midfield and a lethal attack.

“We have played fast attractive football and with the grace that has given us an identity of one of the most attractive teams in Sky Bet League Two.

“To have four players named in the League Two team of the year shows the type of season we have enjoyed. Well done to Krystian Pearce, Mal Benning, CJ Hamilton and Tyler Walker.”

https://www.chad.co.uk/sport/football/mansfield-town-have-progressed-in-2018-19-season-says-chairman-john-radford-1-9751315

Radford said there had been many stand-out moments for him during the season on the pitch, right from the opening matches of the campaign.

“Many moments have stood out from the season so far. Our opening victory against Newport set a tempo for what was to come,” he added.

“Successive home wins against Notts County and Bury were different encounters but equally noteworthy.

“On the road our character was demonstrated by our exceptional fightback at Colchester in January. Later on our comprehensive victory at Exeter sent out a statement to the rest of the league that we meant business in the final furlong.

“We have experienced moments too when we have stumbled, but stumbling is not the same as falling. When we slipped we got back up and we will get back up again.”

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