Mansfield's soap opera takeover could be just that after bidder John Batchelor admitted considering changing the team name to Harchester Utd - the name of the team from Sky series Dream Team. Batchelor has also been facing harsh questions on local paper The Chad's website, confirming to supporters that he will take 25% of commercial income as comission, and is only buying the club to make a profit. He also confirmed inquiries for Rotherham and Chester before moving for the Stags.
Rotherham's war of words over their Administration continues, with the board blaming former director Dino Maccio for their plunge into their current crisis. The Irish McMullan consortium was ready for a takeover before the crisis, but the board claim Maccio's refusal to surrender his shares led to failure. Maccio claims he offered the shares for nothing, but was never contacted by the group.
The ex-Bull contingent at Northwich is growing, with David Brown the latest to join them in a deadline day loan move from Accrington. Brown had an earlier disappointing loan at Rushden before returning to the Stanley first team at the weekend. He joins Scott Tynan and Danny Williams at the Vics. Chesterfield added free agent Bruce Dyer to their acquistions yesterday. The 32 year old forward was released by Doncaster earlier in the year.
Newspaper reports claim Stockport will receive £350,000 for Ashley Williams following his surprise move to Swansea. The club's finances have been questioned this season, with some fans claiming the earlier sale of Anthony Elding was down to money troubles at Edgeley Park.