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12th March 2012 16:03


BLOG: What a week!
mansfieldtown.net, Thu 08 Mar 2012

What a fantastic week it's been for Mansfield Town. A massive three points against Lincoln and then an even bigger three points against Cambridge - a very tricky place to go.


In between, there was also that the small matter of our chairman Mr John Radford purchasing our home. As you guys know, this moment will go down in history and has given the whole town a massive boost. The buzz around the place is ridiculous. The saga has been going on now for way too long and I don't know about you, but Saturday felt like the first time in a long time that the sun was shining on Field Mill.

On the pitch the boys have been fantastic and put in some great performances. For you guys who have witnessed both games, I think you would agree that we have looked very comfortable. There is a confidence around the squad that is very pleasing to see. The good thing about it is that we have the gaffer and Micky who won't let that confidence turn into complacency. It's important that we relish the fact we are in the play-off places but don't lose sight of what has put us there. There is nothing more true than the saying, 'Don't get too high with the highs and too low with the lows.'
It's all about keeping that focus. If we are honest though it feels awesome to be in the playoff places doesn't it?

Personally it's been a frustrating time for myself coming up to two weeks being injured and I'm getting restless!

Having to motivate yourself to run on your own and push yourself from within has to be one of the toughest issues for anyone.

Running up and down the stairs in an empty Field Mill is not cool. I have to give massive credit to Ian [Pearce, physio] though. Considering less than two weeks ago I was on crutches and unable to walk and now I'm running is something special.

Like I said last week, the gfdxfvhghijuhuiho ligament and rtdjytfvghbjuhno ligament have been damaged so it's normally a six week job, but he's working wonders for me.

If I'm being true to myself and you guys, the break has done me the world of good. I feel mentally and physically refreshed and I feel it's been a blessing in disguise. As a sportsman and a winner sometimes it's hard to accept that you might need a time out but I feel that in the grand scheme of things it could be best thing that could have happened. I now have to focus on getting back in the team as the boys have been flying. It's another challenge and one which I'm looking forward to.

How big and important is the word BELIEF? Wow. For a long period at this place I think that this has been lack amongst the fans, players and everyone associated with the club, for whatever reason, rightly or wrongly.

As the season has gone on it it's been amazing to see people's frame of mind and attitude change. You speak to people now and it's like "yeah we aint bad, we are good at 'x y z', We are really good at 'a b c'. That attitude and belief is infectious and spreads like wild fire. One thing I'd ASK of you as fans is to PLEASE KEEP THAT UP!!! I know we have to give you something to believe in and we will do our best to do so. There's a long way to go yet and there will be more highs and lows but through it all we have to keep that belief that we are Mansfield Town and we ARE moving forward.

There's lots going on at the club at the minute and I urge you to get behind it and help us grow and move forward. If everybody jumps on board and gets behind the club then this place can go as far as we want it to.

Pull your granny out of her arm chair, put the little one's Xbox in the wardrobe, tell the Mrs. or the Mr. that you will clean the house for the week and get them all down to the Mill. Events like the Quiz Night 17th April in the Kevin Bird Suite are great so get in touch and get involved..

The MTFC train is full speed ahead so get on it!!!



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