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Moment of truth

Postby ParisStag » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:49 am

I think we all know that this Saturday will go a huge way to deciding our fate this season. Win and we go above them (possibly into the top 3) with a game in hand and give ourselves a great chance of getting an automatic spot. Lose and we could drop a place and potentially be only 2 points from falling out of the playoffs and without a win in 4.

I don't think I can remember a Stags-Notts game as important for both sides. I also can't remember being this worried about it. I usually feel supremely confident going into games against them, even when they've been top of the league.

In terms of league position (except for the game that relegated us and the Hereford/Wrexham games to come back) has there been a more important game since the playoffs in 2004?
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Re: Moment of truth

Postby Martin Shaw » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:04 am

I've never understood why people worry about games like this. These are the type of huge games we want to be involved in, rather than mid-table nothing games, or relegation scraps. I'm really looking forward to it and can't wait. I'm sure during the game it will be very tense, having said that.
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Re: Moment of truth

Postby ParisStag » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:16 am

Martin Shaw wrote:I've never understood why people worry about games like this. These are the type of huge games we want to be involved in, rather than mid-table nothing games, or relegation scraps. I'm really looking forward to it and can't wait. I'm sure during the game it will be very tense, having said that.


Oh I love that we've got games like this, but like you say, I'll be tense. Maybe worry isn't the word, I don't know. I'll be nervous.
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Re: Moment of truth

Postby bobbystagsfan » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:20 am

Martin Shaw wrote:I've never understood why people worry about games like this. These are the type of huge games we want to be involved in, rather than mid-table nothing games, or relegation scraps. I'm really looking forward to it and can't wait. I'm sure during the game it will be very tense, having said that.



absolutely Martin, I can't make it on Saturday and I'm so gutted because we both have something to play for for once. Should be a great game
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Re: Moment of truth

Postby Tippy Tappy Football » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:36 am

Why worry about it? Just enjoy the day. It could be one of the most memorable games in our history. Cheer the Stags on until the end of the game and then we can debate it on here with a few glasses of red wine on Saturday and Sunday evening.

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Re: Moment of truth

Postby ST4GS » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:41 am

ParisStag wrote:I think we all know that this Saturday will go a huge way to deciding our fate this season. Win and we go above them (possibly into the top 3) with a game in hand and give ourselves a great chance of getting an automatic spot. Lose and we could drop a place and potentially be only 2 points from falling out of the playoffs and without a win in 4.

I don't think I can remember a Stags-Notts game as important for both sides. I also can't remember being this worried about it. I usually feel supremely confident going into games against them, even when they've been top of the league.

In terms of league position (except for the game that relegated us and the Hereford/Wrexham games to come back) has there been a more important game since the playoffs in 2004?

The game on 29th March 2008 was a big one for both sides given the table (they were 22nd and we were 23rd)

League Two table after close of play on 27 March 2008

1 Milton Keynes Dons 39 25 7 7 68 29 39 82
2 Peterborough United 40 25 7 8 73 37 36 82
3 Hereford United 39 22 8 9 62 38 24 74
4 Darlington 39 21 10 8 61 31 30 73
5 Stockport County 39 20 9 10 64 48 16 69
6 Wycombe Wanderers 40 19 10 11 48 36 12 67
7 Chesterfield 40 17 9 14 66 51 15 60
8 Rochdale 37 17 8 12 59 47 12 59
9 Grimsby Town 40 15 10 15 52 53 -1 55
10 Brentford 40 16 7 17 47 58 -11 55
11 Morecambe 39 15 9 15 50 55 -5 54
12 Rotherham United 40 17 11 12 55 50 5 52
13 Bradford City 38 14 9 15 51 50 1 51
14 Lincoln City 40 15 4 21 51 64 -13 49
15 Bury 40 12 10 18 51 56 -5 46
16 Barnet 37 12 9 16 43 53 -10 45
17 Accrington Stanley 40 14 3 23 44 75 -31 45
18 Shrewsbury Town 39 11 11 17 49 55 -6 44
19 Chester City 40 12 7 21 48 63 -15 43
20 Dagenham and Redbridge 40 11 9 20 42 61 -19 42
21 Macclesfield Town 40 9 14 17 43 61 -18 41
22 Notts County 39 8 16 15 31 45 -14 40
23 Mansfield Town 38 9 6 23 40 59 -19 33

24 Wrexham 37 8 9 20 27 50 -23 33
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Re: Moment of truth

Postby Spiritater » Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:07 pm

Sobering table that is. 11 of those teams on there have suffered in/ are still in (7) Non League or completely folded and reformed after we went down. Of course those still down there will soon be joined by you know who :D
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Re: Moment of truth

Postby Gruff » Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:22 pm

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Re: Moment of truth

Postby gazza1988 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:15 pm

I feel that the game will be winner takes the last automatic spot. Having said that we've got to play Accrington so that cold also decide it. Lose both and its play offs for us. Win both and the Luton game as well then top spot is in sights.
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Re: Moment of truth

Postby Spiritater » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:24 pm

Us beat Accrington :shock: , that'll be a refreshing change :lol:
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Re: Moment of truth

Postby bobbystagsfan » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:28 pm

Spiritater wrote:Us beat Accrington :shock: , that'll be a refreshing change :lol:



we're bound to beat them eventually, lets hope it's this year
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Re: Moment of truth

Postby Spiritater » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:33 pm

Is Accy winning Lge 2 (if they do) gonna be up there with Leicester winning the Premier?
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Re: Moment of truth

Postby Stags 2002 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:38 pm

Spiritater wrote:Is Accy winning Lge 2 (if they do) gonna be up there with Leicester winning the Premier?


Not really no.

Premiership has 6/7 teams constantly fighting it out year in year out in the same league without promotion.

League two top teams change every year as they move up.

Its a good achievement but not in the same bracket, for me anyway.

Still not be won yet by a long shot though.
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Re: Moment of truth

Postby Foresttownstag » Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:23 pm

Spiritater wrote:Is Accy winning Lge 2 (if they do) gonna be up there with Leicester winning the Premier?


No, nowhere near.
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Re: Moment of truth

Postby EdwinstoweStag » Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:39 pm

Fabulous performance, nonetheless.
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Re: Moment of truth

Postby Rob » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:15 pm

Foresttownstag wrote:
Spiritater wrote:Is Accy winning Lge 2 (if they do) gonna be up there with Leicester winning the Premier?


No, nowhere near.


Completely disagree, it is almost exactly the same - an unfancied side who many predicted would be down near the bottom, one of the smallest wage budgets in the league, one of the lowest home crowds and a squad full of players who haven't hit the mark at previous clubs. I think it would be a truly magnificent achievement if they won the league and absolutely up there with Leicesters achievement. I would have had Coleman here post Murray, what a truly unbelievable job he has done there, unbelievable Jeff.
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