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Re: Can Stags finish in the TOP 3 ?

Postby KirkbyStag2 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:17 pm

I'm assuming 81 points will be enough for automatic promotion, TOP 3 finish.

Current Table
PLD.....W......D.....L......PTS......PPG
40......18.....15....7......69.......1.72

Required for 81 points
PLD....W......D......L......PTS......PPG
6.......4.......0......2.......12......2.00
6.......3.......3......0.......12......2.00

Based on our current PPG 1.72 we would finish on 79 points, which is usually Play-Offs.

Tuesday 2nd April
Bury v Cambridge
Oldham v Tranmere

Saturday 6th April
Carlisle v Bury
MK Dons v Lincoln
Stags v Cambridge
Newport v Tranmere

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Re: Can Stags finish in the TOP 3 ?

Postby I am Spartacus » Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:19 pm

I have said so all season and I won’t change now.

It’s in our own hands - the Mansfield Town way alternatively known as the frustratingly nerve racking hard way.

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Re: Can Stags finish in the TOP 3 ?

Postby KirkbyStag2 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:24 pm

Based on the average PPG of future opponents (taking into account HOME/AWAY results) The Stags have an easier run-in.

..................PPG
Lincoln........1.54
MK Dons.....1.56
Bury...........1.45
STAGS........1.34
Tranmere....1.70

At the other end of the table The Pies have the most difficult run-in.

................PPG
Yeovil........1.34
PIES..........1.41
Macc.........1.14

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Re: Can Stags finish in the TOP 3 ?

Postby Stags 2002 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:31 pm

15th place secured today given our superior goal difference over Cheltenham.

Closing in on that top half finish.
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Re: Can Stags finish in the TOP 3 ?

Postby spanishstag » Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:41 am

Looking at the fixtures i would say most certainly that we could be in the top 3 ,in fact imo i think we almost certainly will ,lets hope yesterdays result galvanises us now if we can keep that up it will be settled before we head to mk :coys:
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Re: Can Stags finish in the TOP 3 ?

Postby Stags 2002 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:59 am

Next couple of fixtures means its imperative we take 6 points. Of course plenty of permutations but could look like this if we do.

Bury v Cambridge - H
Oldham v Tranmere - A

Carlisle v Bury - D
Mansfield v Cambridge - H
Mk Dons v Lincoln - D
Newport v Tramere - A

Bury v Colchester - H
Lincoln v Cheltenham - H
Northampton v Mansfield - A
Tranmere v Mk Dons - D

This would mean the table looks like this after 42 games.

Lincoln - 84pts
Bury - 78pts
Mansfield - 75pts
Tranmere - 74pts
MK Dons - 74pts

We need 6pts, we need Lincoln to get something at Mk Dons and Mk Dons to get something at Tranmere.

This assumes most other games go to form, but how will mayor's red card impact Bury? Newport have games to get into the play-offs so may spring a surprise against Tranmere.
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Re: Can Stags finish in the TOP 3 ?

Postby MutinyOnTheCounty » Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:58 pm

Stags 2002 wrote:Next couple of fixtures means its imperative we take 6 points. Of course plenty of permutations but could look like this if we do.

Bury v Cambridge - H
Oldham v Tranmere - A

Carlisle v Bury - D
Mansfield v Cambridge - H
Mk Dons v Lincoln - D
Newport v Tramere - A

Bury v Colchester - H
Lincoln v Cheltenham - H
Northampton v Mansfield - A
Tranmere v Mk Dons - D

This would mean the table looks like this after 42 games.

Lincoln - 84pts
Bury - 78pts
Mansfield - 75pts
Tranmere - 74pts
MK Dons - 74pts

We need 6pts, we need Lincoln to get something at Mk Dons and Mk Dons to get something at Tranmere.

This assumes most other games go to form, but how will mayor's red card impact Bury? Newport have games to get into the play-offs so may spring a surprise against Tranmere.



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Re: Can Stags finish in the TOP 3 ?

Postby ST4GS » Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:10 pm

Stags 2002 wrote:Next couple of fixtures means its imperative we take 6 points. Of course plenty of permutations but could look like this if we do.

Bury v Cambridge - H
Oldham v Tranmere - A

Carlisle v Bury - D
Mansfield v Cambridge - H
Mk Dons v Lincoln - D
Newport v Tramere - A

Bury v Colchester - H
Lincoln v Cheltenham - H
Northampton v Mansfield - A
Tranmere v Mk Dons - D

This would mean the table looks like this after 42 games.

Lincoln - 84pts
Bury - 78pts
Mansfield - 75pts
Tranmere - 74pts
MK Dons - 74pts

We need 6pts, we need Lincoln to get something at Mk Dons and Mk Dons to get something at Tranmere.

This assumes most other games go to form, but how will mayor's red card impact Bury? Newport have games to get into the play-offs so may spring a surprise against Tranmere.
Newport are quite good at home due to the pitch factor. I don't think it would be much of a surprise if they got something against Tranmere.
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Re: Can Stags finish in the TOP 3 ?

Postby Tippy Tappy Football » Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:53 pm

I would not put much hope in Carlisle beating Bury. Carlisle are in freefall (one win in ten) since Steven Pressley took over and the fans are turning on him.

https://www.newsandstar.co.uk/sport/175 ... lisle-utd/
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Re: Can Stags finish in the TOP 3 ?

Postby Spiritater » Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:10 pm

Tippy Tappy Football wrote:I would not put much hope in Carlisle beating Bury. Carlisle are in freefall (one win in ten) since Steven Pressley took over and the fans are turning on him.

https://www.newsandstar.co.uk/sport/175 ... lisle-utd/


A bit like Clownty when we went to the Lane. If Bury turn up with the attitude we did when we went to Notts then anything could happen. In football you always expect the unexpected.
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Re: Can Stags finish in the TOP 3 ?

Postby KirkbyStag2 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:48 pm

Tranmere losing tonight means automatic promotion is now back in Stags own hands ;)

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Re: Can Stags finish in the TOP 3 ?

Postby KirkbyStag2 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:40 pm

It's looking like any 2 from 4, with Stags having the easiest run-in, and Tranmere the most difficult.

Saturday 6th April
MK Dons v Lincoln
Carlisle v Bury
STAGS v Cambridge
Newport v Tranmere

Saturday 13th April
Tranmere v MK Dons
Bury v Colchester
Northampton v STAGS

Friday 19th April
Notts Co v MK Dons
Newport v Bury
STAGS v Morecambe
Tranmere v Forest Green

Monday 22nd April
MK Dons v Port Vale
Bury v Northampton
Oldham v STAGS
Lincoln v Tranmere

Saturday 27th April
Colchester v MK Dons
Tranmere v Bury
STAGS v Stevenage

Saturday 4th May
MK Dons v STAGS
Bury v Port Vale
Crawley v Tranmere

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Re: Can Stags finish in the TOP 3 ?

Postby KirkbyStag2 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:56 am

Lincoln have now been given 6,000 tickets for MK Dons on Saturday, they’ve sold 5,300 so far
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Re: Can Stags finish in the TOP 3 ?

Postby Rob » Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:23 pm

KirkbyStag2 wrote:Lincoln have now been given 6,000 tickets for MK Dons on Saturday, they’ve sold 5,300 so far


Fingers crossed, even the most die hard Imp haters will be wanting them to win on Sat.
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Re: Can Stags finish in the TOP 3 ?

Postby Spiritater » Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:49 pm

Yes the Imps can have the silverware if they want it, as I've said previously, 'Champions' is just the cherry on top. Accy won it last year Looooooooun came 2nd, look at the Lge 1 table now.
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Re: Can Stags finish in the TOP 3 ?

Postby Captain Cunno » Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:51 pm

Saturdays game is important as they all are but if we win at Northampton that will be huge.
Tranmere or Mk are dropping points that day so a win will really kick us on.
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Re: Can Stags finish in the TOP 3 ?

Postby EdwinstoweStag » Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:00 pm

Captain Cunno wrote:Saturdays game is important as they all are but if we win at Northampton that will be huge.
Tranmere or Mk are dropping points that day so a win will really kick us on.


A win on Saturday and I reckon we will take over 1,000 to The Cobblers.
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Re: Can Stags finish in the TOP 3 ?

Postby Spiritater » Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:21 pm

EdwinstoweStag wrote:
Captain Cunno wrote:Saturdays game is important as they all are but if we win at Northampton that will be huge.
Tranmere or Mk are dropping points that day so a win will really kick us on.


A win on Saturday and I reckon we will take over 1,000 to The Cobblers.

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Re: Can Stags finish in the TOP 3 ?

Postby ST4GS » Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:42 pm

Spiritater wrote:Yes the Imps can have the silverware if they want it, as I've said previously, 'Champions' is just the cherry on top. Accy won it last year Looooooooun came 2nd, look at the Lge 1 table now.
I disagree. If you win the league it is remembered fondly for ever. I bet thinking of 1975 and 1977 will get the juices flowing if you were around to witness them. These are actual honours our proud club can boast about. 1986 and the other 3rd place promotions were good but less defining.
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Re: Can Stags finish in the TOP 3 ?

Postby Beano » Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:53 pm

Spiritater wrote:Everyone oughta stay away


Oh Spiritater, you’ve made my night :lol:

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Re: Can Stags finish in the TOP 3 ?

Postby I am Spartacus » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:38 pm

I’m still going for yes we can.

Feel free to barrack me.
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Re: Can Stags finish in the TOP 3 ?

Postby Spiritater » Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:16 am

Beano wrote:
Spiritater wrote:Everyone oughta stay away


Oh Spiritater, you’ve made my night :lol:

Thank you

It's an away game though ;)
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Re: Can Stags finish in the TOP 3 ?

Postby cassellswasmagic » Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:57 am

ST4GS wrote:
Spiritater wrote:Yes the Imps can have the silverware if they want it, as I've said previously, 'Champions' is just the cherry on top. Accy won it last year Looooooooun came 2nd, look at the Lge 1 table now.
I disagree. If you win the league it is remembered fondly for ever. I bet thinking of 1975 and 1977 will get the juices flowing if you were around to witness them. These are actual honours our proud club can boast about. 1986 and the other 3rd place promotions were good but less defining.

1986?
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Re: Can Stags finish in the TOP 3 ?

Postby Sneag » Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:30 pm

cassellswasmagic wrote:
ST4GS wrote:
Spiritater wrote:Yes the Imps can have the silverware if they want it, as I've said previously, 'Champions' is just the cherry on top. Accy won it last year Looooooooun came 2nd, look at the Lge 1 table now.
I disagree. If you win the league it is remembered fondly for ever. I bet thinking of 1975 and 1977 will get the juices flowing if you were around to witness them. These are actual honours our proud club can boast about. 1986 and the other 3rd place promotions were good but less defining.

1986?


85/86 under Ian Greaves whom that great big stand is named after? 3rd place finish.
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Re: Can Stags finish in the TOP 3 ?

Postby Tippy Tappy Football » Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:55 pm

Fingers crossed that 6,000 Lincoln fans will be celebrating an away win at Franchise FC on Saturday and that the Bury players have downed tools again although Carlisle United have been awful lately.
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