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Stags legends coming home to reveal all at charity night

A poster for the 'Legends LIVE event at Mansfield Town this Friday.
A poster for the 'Legends LIVE event at Mansfield Town this Friday.

Three Mansfield Town Football club legends are ready to come home to the One Call Stadium on Friday, recalling their memories in a fundraising evening for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Richie Barker, Adam Murray and Paul Cox join the supporters-led ‘Legends LIVE’ event at The Sandy Pate Sports Bar, chatting to Craig Priest, of Mansfield Matters, about the drama, heartache and glory of their spells with the Stags.

Barker will reveal all about his controversial exit from the club, while Murray will tell of his varied journey from loanee to manager and Cox will disclose how he steered the Stags back into the Football League.

Admission is free for fans of all ages, with funds being raised by way of a prize raffle and quiz. Event host Priest said: “Alzheimer’s is a truly awful thing to live with. As football fans, we’ve had so many memories created through following the Stags. I couldn’t imagine waking up one day and having no recollection of all of the adventures. But that’s dementia. It can happen to anyone at any time.

“Kevin Bird was a hero for generations of Stags fans and is living with dementia, potentially caused by heading the old-style football. That means he was

creating so many memories for us fans, but putting his future health at risk without knowing it.”