Mansfield Town - Review of the season 2006/2007
(Links to earlier seasons at the bottom of this page)
FULL REVIEW TO FOLLOW
Snippets of 2006/2007 Season:
finished the season in 17th place with 54 points and a goal
difference of -5. Almost exactly the same position as the 2005-2006 season when
the Stags also finished on 54 points and a goal difference of -7, but one place
higher in 16th.
the review of the 2005-2006 season for Stagsnet I wrote: “Despite the poor
run-in to the season, a final position of 16th place would have been gratefully
received by all Stags fans at Christmas.”
You could pretty much write the same script for this season.
players were used
and cup games
during the season, compared with 28
the previous season and 40 the season before that.
The only ever-present was Alex
John-Baptiste. He became the first Stags player to start every league game since
Pilkington in 2003/2004.
7 other players started 30 or more
league games: D’Laryea, Mullins, Jelleyman, Hamshaw, Dawson, Brown and White.
The club’s top scorers, in order,
were Barker, Reet, Conlon, Boulding and Gritton and most of those players are
probably not going to be at the club next season, so Billy Dearden’s main task
for next season appears to be to find some goalscorers.
the disciplinary front, the Stags only had two players sent off, Hamshaw and
Conlon, and with only 57 yellow cards in total, the Stags were third best in the
disciplinary League Two table. Dawson was the most booked player with 8 yellow
cards. The yellow cards were spread around but Baptiste was only booked 3 times
and incredibly D’Laryea wasn’t booked at all.
average home league attendance for the season was 3,193, which had dropped from
3,560 in 2005-2006. The average has actually been steadily dropping, as in
2004-2005 it was 4,075, and in 2003/2004 the average was 5,207.
The highest home league attendance was 6,182 against Notts County.
The lowest was 2,023 against Rochdale, which was the lowest attendance at Field
Mill for a league game for 6 years (since 01May2001, when 1,878 watched the
Stags beat Darlington 3-2).
average away following at Field Mill was 476. (Last season it was 561).
two teams brought more than a thousand to Field Mill: Notts County (1628),
Grimsby (1338), compared to three last season and five the season before that.
The lowest league away following at Field Mill was Chester (89). This was the
lowest league away following at Field Mill since records began and was the
second season running that Chester had brought the lowest league away following
to Field Mill.
average number of home fans at home league games was therefore 2717 (down from
2999 last season).
from Field Mill, the Stags average away following was 573. This was a small drop
from last season which was 590, and the season before that which was 662.
highest Stags away following in the league was at Notts County (4,073), which
was the highest away following that the Stags have taken in the league since
records began. The lowest Stags away following was at Swindon (131).
into the final day of the season, the Stags had been involved in the highest and
lowest attendances of the season in League 2 (10,472 at Swindon and 1,234 at
Accrington). However the highest attendance was surpassed on the final day of
the season by Swindon at home to Walsall.
average away league attendance for the season was 4,472.
and Low spots:
of the season: Beating several top sides at home (MK Dons, Swindon, Walsall),
and the run of three wins on the trot in February and March including late
winners by D’Laryea to beat Wycombe and Baptiste to beat Chester with the away
win Lincoln in between.
Low spots: Keith Haslam's decision to sell Richie Barker to
Hartlepool. The injury situation at the end of this season that led to a
terrible run. And finally the stewarding which will lead to a capacity reduction
at Field Mill at the start of next season.
Links to earlier seasons:
Stagsnet review of the season: Season 2005/06
Stagsnet review of the season: Season 2004/05
Stagsnet review of the season: Season 2003/04
Stagsnet review of the season: Season 2002/03
Stagsnet review of the season: Season 2001/02
Stagsnet review of the season: Season 2000/01
Stagsnet review of the season: Season 1999/2000
Stagsnet review of the season: Season 1998/99