UK time is: 16:29:33
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Keep Batchelor Out Of Mansfield

Vital Swindon Town would like to back Mansfield Town supporters after prospective owner John Batchelor announced he would re-name the club Harchester United if his bid for the club is successful.

Batchelor almost took York City to the brink of extinction and has stated already that he could not care less what fans of Mansfield Town think.

Speaking to a local newspaper Batchelor said, 'Let's be clear, I want a football club, preferably one in the league. The ONLY reason that I want it is to make money, the only reason that I want to do that is to look after my immediate family. I can only do that by making it work on the pitch and as a result making it work commercially. This would be MY club, if you like what you see come and watch, if you don't, then stay away. I am not even interested in discussing it with 'fans'

This man has NO PLACE What so ever in football and should be kept out no matter what it takes.

The fans are the club and Batchelor has already stated that he could not care less about the fans and that he is only trying to buy Mansfield to make money.

Batchelor has stated he would like to re-name the team Harchester United after the fictional team on Sky One however Sky still own the rights to this name.

Should the club avoid relegation to the Conference the Football League has already stated it would not allow the club to change it's name.

Harchester has NOTHING to do with Mansfield Town.

Mansfield Town F.C were founded in 1897 as the Mansfield Wesleyans, and the name Mansfield Town should remain.

Batchelor is no stranger to name changes. When the former motor racer bought York City F.C he promptly changed the name to York City Soccer Club to appeal to U.S markets, a plan that had NO success what so ever.

One thing is clear if Bachelor takes over Mansfield their will be a huge outcry from other clubs fans and it is likely that like York City, Mansfield would face a very uncertain future.

JOHN BATCHELOR HAS NO PLACE IN FOOTBALL.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Moonraker1969 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday March 29 2008

Time: 11:05AM

Your Comments

Dream Team (lol)
STFC Lady
Is this a wind up 'Harchester United' ....
APG_STFC
An early April Fools day or did that happen nearly 4 months ago?? Anyway don't be a plum and keep Mansfield's as is
Nelly180
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Staines Town Defender To Join Swindon (Thursday April 17 2014)

Kasim Done For The Season (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Kasim A Doubt For Swindon (Thursday April 10 2014)

FA To Ban Gambling (Thursday April 10 2014)

Hall To Return This Weekend (Tuesday April 8 2014)

Pritchard Returns For Swindon (Saturday April 5 2014)

Grant Hall Returns To Swindon (Monday March 31 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Swindon Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Swindon 1 - 0 Brentford
Carlisle 1 - 0 Swindon
Swindon 2 - 1 Sheff Utd
Tranmere 1 - 2 Swindon
Swindon 1 - 0 Preston
Bristol City 0 - 0 Swindon

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
4. Rotherham 42 22 13 7 28 79
5. Preston 42 21 16 5 23 79
6. Peterborough 42 21 4 17 10 67
7. Swindon 42 17 9 16 5 60
8. MK Dons 42 17 7 18 1 58
9. Port Vale 42 17 6 19 -13 57
10. Walsall 42 14 14 14 2 56

Breaking League News

Alex seeking a hero
Crewe : 17/04/2014 15:36:00
Crewe face crunch game
Crewe : 17/04/2014 15:20:00
Vital Posh MOTM Results -V- Gillingham
Peterborough : 17/04/2014 15:04:00
Vital Posh March Player of the Month Result
Peterborough : 17/04/2014 14:40:00
RUFC - Fans Invited To Training Session
Rotherham : 17/04/2014 13:14:00
RUFC - Alan Lee, Alan, Alan, Alan Lee
Rotherham : 17/04/2014 12:49:00
Bradford City v Posh - Form Guide
Peterborough : 17/04/2014 12:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Should Mark Cooper be given another season?
Suggested By:  
Yes 25%
No 75%