Mansfield ----> Harchester?!!

Discussion in 'Football' started by steevio_uk, 28 March 2008.

  1. steevio_uk

    steevio_uk Premiership

    7 October 2003
    West Ham

    'Dream Team' vision for Stags bid

    Mansfield are currently second from bottom in the Football League
    A man bidding to buy Mansfield Town is planning to rename the club Harchester United after the former Sky series The Dream Team, the BBC has learnt.

    John Batchelor, former owner of York City, submitted a bid to majority shareholder Keith Haslam on Wednesday.

    Producers of the Sky series confirmed Mr Batchelor had made an approach to use the name.

    It is understood the racing car enthusiast also plans to use actors from the television series at the club.

    Crucial match

    Mr Batchelor said: "Football supporters in general have to understand that if they want professional football in their town, they have to accept it has to be done on a commercial basis.

    "Harchester is more promotable than Mansfield. That's not any form of insult to Mansfield at all because it's a club with a long tradition but it's just a fact of life.

    606: DEBATE

    What do you make of this news?

    "One club has been on the television for 10 years and the other one hasn't."

    The businessman changed York City's name to York City Soccer Club when he was at Bootham Crescent to attract American interest.

    Mansfield are currently second from bottom in the Football League.

    Mr Batchelor was initially part of a consortium before deciding to bid for the struggling League Two club on his own.

    The club has undergone a name change once before - from Mansfield Wesleyans to Mansfield Town in 1910.

    The Stags play Notts County in a crucial local derby at Meadow Lane on Saturday.

    Absolute fucking disgrace:MAD:

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