{ the forum }
 
An independent supporters' website dedicated to Mansfield Town FC

Four Seasons

Discuss all things Stags and Football League Two, and share stuff using our BBCodes.
Forum rules
Please read the Posting Rules before participating. Posting on the forums is subject to adhering to these.
Also, see the Guidelines for Posting. Moderators may sometimes tidy posts which do not follow these customs.

Four Seasons

Postby Madstagsfan2 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:33 pm

Why on earth are Nottingham Forest in the Four Seasons and why are they being allowed to have a soccer school in Mansfield? I get annoyed at the number of fans who live in Mansfield yet follow the Reds. We shouldn't be encouraging anybody else to support them.

The community team at the Stags need to act so this sort of thing doesn't happen again. Maybe I'm wrong, but I've always felt that we miss out when interacting with the local schools. Why aren't players and coaches visiting schools on a regular basis to help with football coaching and perhaps dishing out free tickets?
Madstagsfan2
Youth Team
Youth Team
 
Posts: 99
Joined: Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:28 pm

Re: Four Seasons

Postby nobby +1 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:49 pm

why do schools not have football teams could have a Mansfield League finale in a sponsored cup at training ground small fee for entrance coaches players all joining in
nobby +1
Youth Team
Youth Team
 
Posts: 39
Joined: Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:26 am

Re: Four Seasons

Postby Stags 2002 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:52 pm

Wow if thats correct then surely Carolyn needs to catch wind of it and do something about it as it further drains the future pool of support. Why don't we have a club shop in the four seasons? Wendy's have just opened one in Meadowhall.

Whats next will we be setting up a football shop in Chesterfield to encourage more support as Forest will have snared the Mansfield catchment area.

Notts County fans can say they have it bad with them being over the trent but we also have our problems.
Stags 2002
Manager
Manager
 
Posts: 1922
Joined: Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:41 pm

Re: Four Seasons

Postby Foresttownstag » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:16 pm

Stags 2002 wrote:Wow if thats correct then surely Carolyn needs to catch wind of it and do something about it as it further drains the future pool of support. Why don't we have a club shop in the four seasons? Wendy's have just opened one in Meadowhall.

Whats next will we be setting up a football shop in Chesterfield to encourage more support as Forest will have snared the Mansfield catchment area.

Notts County fans can say they have it bad with them being over the trent but we also have our problems.



I think the club shop in Four Seasons would come down to finance vs footfall. It’s not cheap to rent a unit in the Four Seasons and how much money would we actually make from it?
User avatar
Foresttownstag
Manager
Manager
 
Posts: 3013
Joined: Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:47 am
Location: Forest Town

Re: Four Seasons

Postby StagsForLIFE » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:46 pm

Foresttownstag wrote:
Stags 2002 wrote:Wow if thats correct then surely Carolyn needs to catch wind of it and do something about it as it further drains the future pool of support. Why don't we have a club shop in the four seasons? Wendy's have just opened one in Meadowhall.

Whats next will we be setting up a football shop in Chesterfield to encourage more support as Forest will have snared the Mansfield catchment area.

Notts County fans can say they have it bad with them being over the trent but we also have our problems.



I think the club shop in Four Seasons would come down to finance vs footfall. It’s not cheap to rent a unit in the Four Seasons and how much money would we actually make from it?

We had one on the market square a few years ago didn't we? Across from the byron.
StagsForLIFE
Reserve Team
Reserve Team
 
Posts: 283
Joined: Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:25 pm
Location: Mansfield

Re: Four Seasons

Postby Spiritater » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:05 pm

was not a success
Theirs not to reason why
Theirs but to do and die
Into the valley of Death
Rode the Six Hundred
Spiritater
Manager
Manager
 
Posts: 19137
Joined: Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:18 pm
Location: Somewhere fluffy.

Re: Four Seasons

Postby thefamilyvontrapp » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:35 pm

Spiritater wrote:was not a success


In fairness, that was a long time ago!!!
Now would be a good time to introduce a shop in the town, would be great to pick tickets up from there too!!

We have moved on so much since then....
Onwards and upwards!!
thefamilyvontrapp
First Team
First Team
 
Posts: 872
Joined: Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:42 pm

Re: Four Seasons

Postby Sandy Pate Best Stag » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:39 pm

We would be better off with a section in an already established store. A stand alone store wouldn't generate enough sales to make it viable. I think The Leather Shop had this arrangement in the 60's and 70's.
Who are you calling pedantic? I resemble that remark!
Sandy Pate Best Stag
Manager
Manager
 
Posts: 1846
Joined: Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:37 pm

Re: Four Seasons

Postby bailey100206 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:54 pm

The community staff do visit the schools in the locality on a regular basis, my children attend a school in Forest Town and they are involved with the Stags several times a year.
However , it's clear to see throughout history children as a majority follow top flight teams and would rather wear shirts of clubs that they are never likely to visit .You always see this in children's football ,Mansfield Town shirts occasionally being flashed by one or two kids while being blocked out with Liverpool,Man City and Chelsea shirts.
A shop in the Town centre given the current climate would be a tough task to make it viable.I think like someone previously mentioned it would need to be in partnership with an existing business.
bailey100206
Youth Team
Youth Team
 
Posts: 14
Joined: Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:19 am

Re: Four Seasons

Postby oldweststander » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:57 pm

Wow, not blaming the council, there's a surprise?
oldweststander
Manager
Manager
 
Posts: 2752
Joined: Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:17 pm

Re: Four Seasons

Postby Sneag » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:05 pm

bailey100206 wrote:The community staff do visit the schools in the locality on a regular basis, my children attend a school in Forest Town and they are involved with the Stags several times a year.
However , it's clear to see throughout history children as a majority follow top flight teams and would rather wear shirts of clubs that they are never likely to visit .You always see this in children's football ,Mansfield Town shirts occasionally being flashed by one or two kids while being blocked out with Liverpool,Man City and Chelsea shirts.
A shop in the Town centre given the current climate would be a tough task to make it viable.I think like someone previously mentioned it would need to be in partnership with an existing business.


During the days of the Dark Lord, we had a limited stock of merch in Sports Direct. I imagine KH probably forgot to pay the rent as it didn't last long.
MANSFIELD TOWN FC - SPOILING YOUR WEEKENDS SINCE 1910.
User avatar
Sneag
Manager
Manager
 
Posts: 7357
Joined: Fri Aug 07, 2009 7:41 pm
Location: King Solomon he never lived `round here

Re: Four Seasons

Postby Sneag » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:07 pm

oldweststander wrote:Wow, not blaming the council, there's a surprise?


Not sure who sets the crippling business rates in town centres? ;)
MANSFIELD TOWN FC - SPOILING YOUR WEEKENDS SINCE 1910.
User avatar
Sneag
Manager
Manager
 
Posts: 7357
Joined: Fri Aug 07, 2009 7:41 pm
Location: King Solomon he never lived `round here

Re: Four Seasons

Postby Stags 2002 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:09 pm

Sandy Pate Best Stag wrote:We would be better off with a section in an already established store. A stand alone store wouldn't generate enough sales to make it viable. I think The Leather Shop had this arrangement in the 60's and 70's.


If only Carolyn was good mates with someone who had a store in the four seasons or better yet if one of the players wifes had a store and she was also good mates with them too.

Oh wait....

Hopefully a conversation that benefits both parties could be had. I'm sure Frances would enjoy a lifetime of free insurance.
Stags 2002
Manager
Manager
 
Posts: 1922
Joined: Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:41 pm

Re: Four Seasons

Postby Amberheart » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:30 pm

What about a mobile merchandise/ticket shop situated on the market place
We dream the same dream,we want the same thing
User avatar
Amberheart
Manager
Manager
 
Posts: 2896
Joined: Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:31 pm

Re: Four Seasons

Postby mousemousemouse » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:27 pm

A store, with staff etc just wouldn’t make a penny in profit and in all fairness just wouldn’t be worth venturing.

Also wouldn’t want it in The Pud store either. Not really our market nor Frances’.

The single best thing would be a concession in a sports store; staff and store already paid for and allows us to market to everyone interested in sports. Could have meet and greets with players etc.

It’s not like passers-by without an interest in Mansfield would “swing by and pick up a top”
mousemousemouse
Youth Team
Youth Team
 
Posts: 124
Joined: Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:45 pm

Re: Four Seasons

Postby oldweststander » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:39 pm

Sneag,

Government.

What we do have is a Business Rate relief fund, fo those struggling to apply to.
oldweststander
Manager
Manager
 
Posts: 2752
Joined: Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:17 pm

Re: Four Seasons

Postby Sneag » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:59 pm

oldweststander wrote:Sneag,

Government.

What we do have is a Business Rate relief fund, fo those struggling to apply to.



Surprised Ben Bradley hasn't been on Facebook bragging about that one.
MANSFIELD TOWN FC - SPOILING YOUR WEEKENDS SINCE 1910.
User avatar
Sneag
Manager
Manager
 
Posts: 7357
Joined: Fri Aug 07, 2009 7:41 pm
Location: King Solomon he never lived `round here

Re: Four Seasons

Postby I am Spartacus » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:06 pm

Can people please take care when starting a thread.

There I was expecting to read about a link between Frankie Valley’s former backing group and Mansfield Town when lo and behold it was another gripe about our town centre.
I am Spartacus
Assistant Manager
Assistant Manager
 
Posts: 1014
Joined: Sun Jun 07, 2015 5:56 am

Re: Four Seasons

Postby 8th Notts » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:07 pm

Football is a business, not a charity. Forest can do what they wantIMHO
8th Notts
Youth Team
Youth Team
 
Posts: 59
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:28 pm
Location: Las Islas Malvinas

Re: Four Seasons

Postby Foresttownstag » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:42 pm

I am Spartacus wrote:Can people please take care when starting a thread.

There I was expecting to read about a link between Frankie Valley’s former backing group and Mansfield Town when lo and behold it was another gripe about our town centre.


I’ve heard the town has had success of a major event today thanks to our very own Old Ram Stag?
User avatar
Foresttownstag
Manager
Manager
 
Posts: 3013
Joined: Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:47 am
Location: Forest Town

Re: Four Seasons

Postby Stags 2002 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:13 pm

Foresttownstag wrote:
I am Spartacus wrote:Can people please take care when starting a thread.

There I was expecting to read about a link between Frankie Valley’s former backing group and Mansfield Town when lo and behold it was another gripe about our town centre.


I’ve heard the town has had success of a major event today thanks to our very own Old Ram Stag?


Assume as you talking in code that your referring to second gear? If so well done old ram stag.

Already read why but big shame it wasn't advertised.
Stags 2002
Manager
Manager
 
Posts: 1922
Joined: Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:41 pm

Re: Four Seasons

Postby cassellswasmagic » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:48 pm

Forest could argue Mansfield take 3,000 potential fans from them. Who cares? If there were only 500 stags fans I’d still be one of them and loving my club.
cassellswasmagic
Manager
Manager
 
Posts: 2453
Joined: Tue May 07, 2013 3:12 pm

Re: Four Seasons

Postby Foresttownstag » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:53 pm

Stags 2002 wrote:
Foresttownstag wrote:
I am Spartacus wrote:Can people please take care when starting a thread.

There I was expecting to read about a link between Frankie Valley’s former backing group and Mansfield Town when lo and behold it was another gripe about our town centre.


I’ve heard the town has had success of a major event today thanks to our very own Old Ram Stag?


Assume as you talking in code that your referring to second gear? If so well done old ram stag.

Already read why but big shame it wasn't advertised.



Correct. Yes agree re the advertising! Could have made a big event out of it which could have been extra cash for the town centre businesses
User avatar
Foresttownstag
Manager
Manager
 
Posts: 3013
Joined: Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:47 am
Location: Forest Town

Re: Four Seasons

Postby tibby » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:03 pm

Surely its a kids soccer school?

Forest are desperatly clambering to catch up with Derby in the youth / kids stakes.

I can tell you that from what I have heard the Mansfield academy / youth setup is not a fantastic choice for a gifted young footballer.

Reasons unknown as I have heard various stories but we play in a different league so cannot comment.

It is still the case that young players in our area get picked up by Derby or Forest.

Hopefully under the Radford’s this changes
tibby
Assistant Manager
Assistant Manager
 
Posts: 1212
Joined: Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:30 pm

Re: Four Seasons

Postby Sneag » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:20 pm

Foresttownstag wrote:
Stags 2002 wrote:
Foresttownstag wrote:
I am Spartacus wrote:Can people please take care when starting a thread.

There I was expecting to read about a link between Frankie Valley’s former backing group and Mansfield Town when lo and behold it was another gripe about our town centre.


I’ve heard the town has had success of a major event today thanks to our very own Old Ram Stag?


Assume as you talking in code that your referring to second gear? If so well done old ram stag.

Already read why but big shame it wasn't advertised.



Correct. Yes agree re the advertising! Could have made a big event out of it which could have been extra cash for the town centre businesses


It wasn't advertised because the company writing the cheque didn't want the town centre full of gawpers. Which is why it was filmed early doors, if MDC had advertised the event it wouldn't have happened.
MANSFIELD TOWN FC - SPOILING YOUR WEEKENDS SINCE 1910.
User avatar
Sneag
Manager
Manager
 
Posts: 7357
Joined: Fri Aug 07, 2009 7:41 pm
Location: King Solomon he never lived `round here

Next

Return to Stagsnet Main Discussion Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests