Mansfield chairman gives boss Cox an 85,000 Aston Martin as reward for thrashing Barrow
00:48 GMT, 10 February 2013
00:50 GMT, 10 February 2013
Mansfield Town were motoring when they clocked up an 8-1 win over Barrow — and so impressed was chairman John Radford, he gave his Aston Martin to manager Paul Cox as a reward.
The keys to the 85,000 Vantage Coupe, with the registration MT51 COX, were handed over after a Matt Green hat-trick, helped wrap up a Blue Square Premier win.
Gift: John Radford rewarded his manager handsomely
Radford, 56, who is also the club’s owner, had only got to One Call Stadium at half-time after returning from Ireland and was so blown away by the 5-1 scoreline that he told Cox the car was his.
The manager said: ‘I’m not sure if it’s a wind-up. Maybe I’ll get to the car park and find a bike with some stabilisers on it.’
Relief for Forest as 2m striker Cox's injury is not as bad as first feared
13:00 GMT, 13 September 2012
Crocked: Cox hobbles off at Craven Cottage
The injury suffered by Simon Cox while on international duty with the Republic of Ireland this week is not as bad as first feared, his club Nottingham Forest have revealed.
The striker, signed in a 2million deal from West Brom last month, suffered a suspected broken metatarsal in the closing stages of Ireland's 4-1 win over Oman on Tuesday night.
But scans have shown that Cox, 25, has only suffered slight ligament damage in his foot.
'He underwent a scan on Wednesday afternoon, which showed he has suffered slight ligament damage rather than a fracture,' a statement on Forest's official website read.
'Cox will almost certainly miss Saturday's home date with Birmingham.'
Swansea boss Rodgers in 2m move for West Brom striker Cox
09:08 GMT, 16 May 2012
Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers wants to make West Brom striker Simon Cox his first summer signing.
The Swans hope to open talks with the Ireland international Cox, aged 25, after making a 2million bid.
Target man: Simon Cox of West Brom
Rodgers wants to tie up the deal before the Euro 2012 finals in Poland and Ukraine.
Swansea are also interested in French striker Bedi Buval, aged 25, who plays for Portuguese club Feirense.
Southampton ramp up bid to sign West Brom striker Cox
21:30 GMT, 4 May 2012
Southampton have added West Bromwich Albion striker Simon Cox to their list of potential targets.
The 25-year-old could be available for around 3million.
Blackburn's Yakubu, Blackpool's Matt Phillips and Celtic's Gary Hooper, are also options.
Wanted: Cox is on the transfer wishlist at Southampton
Douglas to miss out on Olympic rowing spot after losing appeal
20:08 GMT, 2 May 2012
Rowley Douglas has lost his appeal to be selected as cox for the men’s eights.
Douglas, who won gold in the seat in Sydney, argued the process for selecting Phelan Hill as cox had been unfair but British Rowing dismissed the 35-year-old’s claim.
Hill, who has taken a break from his job as a Treasury adviser to George Osborne, will cox the eights.
Out: Rowley Douglas (far right) has lost his appeal
Douglas appeals over non-selections for Team GB rowing team
23:14 GMT, 19 April 2012
Rowley Douglas has formally appealed to British Rowing over his non-selection as cox in the Eight boat.
Appeal: Rowley Douglas
Sportsmail understands he has faxed over the relevant papers to the team’s current training base in northern Italy. Under British Rowing rules, a three-person panel must now be appointed to take evidence in what becomes a quasi-legal process.
Should they find in Douglas’ favour, a retrial — which will spill into next month — is likely, meaning preparations for the Games could be disrupted.
Douglas believes he should replace Phelan Hill, who has been picked for next month’s World Cup event.