Cheers and beers at Chester

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The agony and the ecstasy of following Mansfield Town Football Club couldn’t have been better illustrated by their last two games.

The abject misery of that midweek home drubbing by Wycombe was quickly replaced by a massive high in winning at Chester on Saturday.

From heroes to zeroes to heroes – all inside eight rollercoaster days. So typically Mansfield Town.

Stags were well overdue an away win in the League. The law of averages said one had to come along soon, even if we were absolute rubbish but stole one.

In the end we all but strolled it at Chester with something to spare, despite another unlikely patchwork 11 assembled from our depleted squad.

If we had lost at Chester and all the other sides down there had won you would be looking at an eight point gap to safety – a huge task, even in January.

Instead everything went perfectly to plan as we won and the rest of them lost, cutting the gap to two.

All I needed was six Lottery numbers to come out and free beer all night to complete the perfect Saturday.

Well there was certainly beer – but not free – and no sign of a Lottery win.

The evening celebrations in Chester were great fun and cheers to the Ollerton SSC for their company.

The Lancaster Bomber ale and the Irish band (half of Mark Radcliffe’s backing band) in the Ship Victory were a perfect way to end the night.

I am sure there will be many highs and lows still to come this season but I am not sure we will get two more hugely contrasting results so close together.

Promotion-chasing Darlington will be dangerous this Saturday. But their 3-0 win against Bury on Saturday was their first victory in four so they are by no means in tip-top form.

As I write this there is still no sign of any new players coming in but I think we have to assume Billy Dearden is hanging on for players he feels will do the job rather than going elsewhere to bring in players for the sake of it.

He has done it before and we have to trust he will do it again.
Thanks to everyone who bothered to log onto www.chad.co.uk and listen to our new Stags Talk show.

Hopefully it will be downloadable as a pod cast from this week.

Bring on those Quakers and let’s get at them.

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One Response to “Cheers and beers at Chester”

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    […] Cheers and beers at ChesterThe Lancaster Bomber ale and the Irish band (half of Mark Radcliffe’s backing band) in the Ship Victory were a perfect way to end the night. I am sure there will be many highs and lows still to come this season but I am not sure we will … […]

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