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Simon Mapletoft launches new book

14 October 2013

Supporters have the chance to purchase a new book later next month, which follows the fortunes of a former Stags’ match reporter.

Simon Mapletoft, who followed our fortunes throughout the 90s, is launching his new book, entitled ‘Meat Pies & Microphones – Adventures of a Football Reporter’.

The book offers a revealing and humorous insight into Simon’s life as a reporter and commentator, reporting on us for BBC Radio Nottingham, Chad and The Nottingham Evening Post.

In ‘Meat Pies & Microphones’, Simon recalls the influence of his legendary predecessor, Stan Searl, and reveals what it was like to work with no fewer than six different managers.

As well as many hilarious stories from behind-the-scenes, he also nominates his 10 most memorable matches – and 10 of the most forgettable!

Though the book is largely centres around Mansfield Town, Simon also revisits his own sporting youth in the local area and pays tribute to many colourful characters.

Simon, who is now a presenter on ‘At The Races’ for Sky Sports, said: “Ever since I hung up my Radio Nottingham microphone in 2002, it has been my intention to commit so many wonderful stories and memories to print.

“We all love a slice of nostalgia and this book is a journey back in time, which I know Stags’ supporters will enjoy.”

Simon will be appearing on the ‘Friday Night Football Forum’ on Mansfield 103.2 from 6pm this Friday and on BBC Radio Nottingham’s ‘Pre-Match’ from 6pm on Friday 01 November.

He will also be officially launching the book at One Call Stadium on Thursday 07 November.

‘Meat Pies & Microphones’, is priced at £14.99, is in hardback format, and will be available from our club shop at the end of next month.

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