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CAROLYN PREVIEWS THE SEASON
2nd August 2018 10:58


No hype this time as Stags continue ‘softly, softly’ approach to new season
chad.co.uk, by JOHN LOMAS, Thursday 26 July 2018

Mansfield Town’s ‘softly, softly’ approach to the new season continues nine days ahead of the new campaign. After all the hype of last summer when Stags were title favourites, owner John Radford and CEO Carolyn Radford promised more humility and respect for other clubs this coming to the new season.

Already David Flitcroft’s new-look squad is impressing but no one is shouting about titles this time around. “We want to improve on last season’s league position,” said Carolyn.

“Heading into a new campaign, our desire is to do better than the previous season and that will never change. Football is all about making progress and we are doing that as a football club.

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“Our final league standing last season saw us narrowly miss out on a coveted top-seven finish and that suggested that our squad needed minor enhancements, with a shot-in-the-arm as opposed to an overall transfusion.

“We are pleased with the signings we’ve made and though a league ball has not yet been kicked we are confident that we have added the quality necessary to help fulfil our ambitions.

“Under our ownership, we will always be ambitious and competitive. We will never go into a season to tread water or make-up the numbers. We want success and the disappointment of last season has made that thirst to do better even greater.”

She added: “We have a manager who has achieved promotion from this league before. “He knows what it takes to put together a winning formula and this season represents a fresh start for David. “He will have our support, across the club and in the stands. We all want the same thing- success for Mansfield Town - and that can only achieve it with a one-club, one-cause mentality.”

On the fine form seen so far in friendlies, she said: “Pre-season has been encouraging. “You can never measure accurately how well a squad will perform in the league just by watching pre-season performances and results. “But what we have seen is promising, particularly in our home games against Championship opposition. “We know that the true challenges are in the league and when it comes we will be ready to compete.

“When I speak to the players and staff it is clear that the one-week trip to Portugal was really beneficial.

“Players bonded, professionally and personally in that week and in any line of work it’s important to form good relationships with colleagues and in this case, team-mates. “The Portugal trip was well-designed by our manager and his staff. He is someone who is detailed in his work, methodical and genuinely cares about the club and his players.”

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Stags set for bigger crowds this season
chad.co.uk, by JOHN LOMAS, Thursday 26 July 2018

Mansfield Town are already looking set for bigger crowds this coming season. With 1,890 season tickets and 643 Quarry Lane memberships already sold, that is already a marginal increase on the tally of ‘pre-sold tickets’ last season when the hype of the Steve Evans revolution was in full swing.

Club CEO Carolyn Radford said: “The Quarry Lane membership offer is probably one of the best deals in the English Football League and dare I say, beyond that too.

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“It also allows great flexibility for those supporters who can’t make every match. “We understand that football can be expensive nowadays so we have to strike a fine balance between affordability and ensuring we’re bringing a sufficient revenue to the club through such sales.

“I am of the opinion that the Quarry Lane membership strikes that balance and is a great offer for regular supporters and also supporters who can only make a handful of games a season.”

Fans will also have the opportunity to purchase season tickets and Quarry Lane memberships from the ticket office as well as the Stags’ new away shirt at Sunday’s Open Day at the One Call Stadium. The club have advised this day as an ideal opportunity for season ticket holders to have their photograph taken at the ticket office for their season ticket card ahead of the new campaign.

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