Stags Fans For Change (SFFC), the newly formed protest group that wants
Mansfield Town Football Club owner Keith Haslam, to actively seek out
interested parties and sell the Club so that the Club can move forward,
found even more support for its campaign among fans at the Chester game last Saturday.
SFFC is conducting a survey among Stags fans to find out how they feel about
Keith Haslam and his running of the Club. SFFC members were in attendance at
the Chester game asking fans for their opinions on Keith Haslam and if they
would support a one-match boycott of a home game to express their anger at
Signatures for the survey were also gathered at the home game with Walsall
when the majority of responses were gathered.
Fans were asked: Would you like Keith Haslam totally out of MTFC ASAP? To
date they have given the following responses:
Yes 744 - 95%
Don't know 1
The SFFC estimate that 40 people approached refused to give an answer
(accounting for the remaining 5%)
Would you support a boycott?
Yes 394 - 50%
No 353 - 45%
An SFFC spokesman said "With an estimated 2,600 fans attending home games
the results so far give us nearly 30% of the fan base that want Mr Haslam to
sell the Club. Mr Haslam keeps claiming we are a small minority – clearly
this is not the case. We will be at the Torquay and Shrewsbury games outside
of Field Mill collecting further signatures. We want to hear from all stags
fans so they can tell Mr Haslam exactly what they want from the Club's
SFFC is calling on Stags fans who may be staying away from Field Mill to
come down to the ground and sign the petition so that Mr Haslam will also
know the full number of fans that could be supporting the Club but will not
whilst he remains owner. The survey results will be presented to new
Chairman Mr Derry later this month.
SFFC is quite dismayed at the recent treatment of freelance journalist and
long-term Stags fan Dan Westwell both at Field Mill when he was effected and
subsequently at the Chester game but feels it inappropriate at this stage to
comment further with a pending court case.