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Re: Benning farewell

Postby Sandy Pate Best Stag » Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:35 am

When played consistently in the team, one of the best left backs in the lower leagues. Not had much of a chance under the last two managers but still a very good player.

Mal has won quite a few sponsor’s man of the match awards during his time here which is testament to his abilities as not many fullbacks get that accolade. Best of luck.
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Re: Benning farewell

Postby Sedgwick » Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:08 pm

Very lovely message from him on YouTube
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Re: Benning farewell

Postby STAGS FOR LIFE » Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:18 pm

Sedgwick wrote:Very lovely message from him on YouTube


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Re: Benning farewell

Postby Field Mill » Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:31 pm

Good player and a nice guy. I wish him all the best. Do we know where he's going by the way? Someone said lincoln?
I'm sure he'll be given a warm welcome when he pops up at the Mill again with his new team.
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Re: Benning farewell

Postby The One » Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:43 pm

Thats the way to leave an organisation.
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Re: Benning farewell

Postby StagR » Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:50 pm

A legend. Wonderful club servant & role model to all players, young and old. Heartfelt thanks and all the best for the future, Sir Mal !
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Re: Benning farewell

Postby five to three » Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:08 pm

Been a great player and shame he is leaving. Always a slight doubt for me when managers release quality players who they should really be seeking to manage and get the best out of. Our loss I fear.
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Re: Benning farewell

Postby tillydog123 » Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:15 pm

Cheers Mal
Not many players serve a club so long these days
Good luck with next stage of your life and cu back at Wonk Hall sometime maybe
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Re: Benning farewell

Postby MTFCMusings » Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:18 pm

five to three wrote:Been a great player and shame he is leaving. Always a slight doubt for me when managers release quality players who they should really be seeking to manage and get the best out of. Our loss I fear.


He hasn’t been released, it was a mutual decision.
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Re: Benning farewell

Postby Chris M » Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:36 pm

Great sentiments from Mal in his leaving interview. A gentleman to the end. Sad to see him go, but leaving on good terms. Look forward to following his career, albeit elsewhere.
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Re: Benning farewell

Postby chip63 » Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:54 pm

I feel his best years are about to come, gutted it won't be with us.
Left footed defenders of his standard are very hard to find and I can see him getting a very good contract in the summer.

All the best Sir Mal.
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Re: Benning farewell

Postby Martin Shaw » Wed Apr 28, 2021 4:46 pm

extended 10 minute interview
"Four points clear as Lincoln are McCaffreyised", CHAD headline, April 1975
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Re: Benning farewell

Postby Torrystag » Wed Apr 28, 2021 5:00 pm

Wow what an interview ,he is sheer class ,best of luck in life to mal and his family , it really did hit the right note well done sir
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Re: Benning farewell

Postby Admiral Sook » Wed Apr 28, 2021 5:04 pm

Always be welcomed back I hope. Class guy.
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Re: Benning farewell

Postby yellowstagsfan » Wed Apr 28, 2021 5:38 pm

Sheer Class !
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Re: Benning farewell

Postby Vice President » Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:13 pm

All these comments show just how popular Mal is. Sad to see him go. He is one of the best left backs at this level.

Mr. Clough mentioned that they were 'edging towards' not offering him another contract - and given that he wasn't playing regularly, whilst it has been termed as 'mutual' it would appear that this was more the club's decision. Hopefully this is not another cost cutting exercise and we have a good replacement lined up.

All the best Mal. You are a credit to yourself and our club.
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Re: Benning farewell

Postby MTFCMusings » Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:29 pm

Just watched the extended version. Great interview.

Some great lines, Flitcroft ‘an incredible manager’, Pearcey could still be the best defender in L2 now.

I think the most telling one was when he said he was still not over the near miss season. I know he was probably exaggerating for contents sake, but his form has never reached those levels since (but he’s not on his own there).

If Sweeney also leaves that will be the whole Flitcroft team dismantled.
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Re: Benning farewell

Postby Curry 9 Brace 7 » Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:30 pm

Players come and go but Mal will always be a legend to us at Stags. Him and CJ were great down the left side. A lovely chap too, good luck Mal.
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Re: Benning farewell

Postby Oldamber55 » Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:48 pm

Not many players have the respect & love of their home supporters but this topic about sir Mal speaks volumes of how much of a fans favourite he is .... let’s raise a toast to sir Mal Benning a knight of the Mansfield town realm.
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Re: Benning farewell

Postby wardy12345 » Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:56 pm

It’d be nice if Mal could play against Oldham for the last home game

Pitty we arnt there to give him a good send off
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Re: Benning farewell

Postby 88BenM » Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:58 pm

MTFCMusings wrote:Just watched the extended version. Great interview.

Some great lines, Flitcroft ‘an incredible manager’, Pearcey could still be the best defender in L2 now.

I think the most telling one was when he said he was still not over the near miss season. I know he was probably exaggerating for contents sake, but his form has never reached those levels since (but he’s not on his own there).

If Sweeney also leaves that will be the whole Flitcroft team dismantled.


I posted something on twitter when Pearxe was released saying similar to him being the best in the division. Mal liked it and not long after retracted the like.
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Re: Benning farewell

Postby Sweden Stag » Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:20 pm

Benning will to me be remembered as a very loyal servant to the Stags and for his goal against Chesterfield in 2018. He is also the Stags player with most League appearences since our EFL return in 2013. Here are those with 100 games or more after our game at Salford last Saturday:

Mal Benning 214
Krystian Pearce 192
CJ Hamilton 142
Danny Rose 141
Chris Clements 115
Alex MacDonald 109
Ryan Sweeney 105
Ryan Tafazolli 104

Total number of players used in League fixtures since our EFL return in 2013 are 162.
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Re: Benning farewell

Postby chip63 » Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:20 pm

CJ really surprises me with appearances, have you counted sub appearances in with those stats.
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Re: Benning farewell

Postby Sweden Stag » Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:24 pm

chip63 wrote:CJ really surprises me with appearances, have you counted sub appearances in with those stats.

Sub appearances are counted. Benning for example: 201 + 13 = 214.
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Re: Benning farewell

Postby Sedgwick » Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:23 am

Field Mill wrote:Good player and a nice guy. I wish him all the best. Do we know where he's going by the way? Someone said lincoln?
I'm sure he'll be given a warm welcome when he pops up at the Mill again with his new team.


Don't personally believe Lincoln but would love to see him do well there if he went.

Can see him ending up with Flitcroft at portvale.. close to his home also. Someone mentioned this but perhaps just a guess based location and DF
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