We are finally back on home ground this coming Saturday, as we welcome a Mansfield Town team managed by Nigel Clough.
Interestingly, if the league started when Clough took over, they would be top of League Two right now, so make no mistake, this will be a tough game. We will also ‘welcome’ two of our former players in Andy Cook and Mal Benning. Shame there are no fans there to greet them.
Moving on, I did a search on famous people from Mansfield and there was a 2016 article on the 11 most famous people from Mansfield and they were:
Rebecca Adlington OBE - Olympic Swimmer
Richard Bacon - TV Personality
Alvin Stardust - 70’s rock star
James Perch - Footballer
John Ogden - World famous pianist and composer
Pollyanna Woodward - TV and Miss England 2001
Kris Commons - Footballer
Liam Lawrence - Footballer
Stephen Critchlow - Theatre and Radio dramas
Gregory Clive Owen - Professional Golfer
Robin Hood - On the basis parts of Sherwood Forest may have touched Mansfield.
Clutching at straws with that last one, they could have chosen our very own Darrell Clarke (FIFA A+++++++ Badge Holder, Advanced Tactics for Professional Football badge holder, and so on) instead, who hails from Mansfield!
Anyway, I digress.
The game should be hotly contested between two semi-decent League Two teams, both of whom flatter to deceive when it comes to the end game.
Mansfield’s game this evening has been called off due to a frozen pitch, so their last 6 games have been:
26th Dec - Scunthorpe United (a) - Won 3-2
2nd Jan - Port Vale (h) - Won 4-0
5th Jan - Salford City (h) - Won 2-1
10th Jan - Cheltenham Town (a) (FAC3) - Lost 2-1
13th Jan - Oldham Athletic (a) - Won 3-2
23rd Jan - Southend United (a) - Won 1-0
So, 5 wins in their last 5 league games, with their only defeat in the 6 coming in the FA Cup…easy right?
Instead of predicting the starting line up, let’s hear your opinions on who should start, and in what formation? Also, let us know what you think the score will be.
Finally, other than Andy Cook and Mal Benning, give us some more info on past players that have played for both teams.
- Walsall Win
- Goalless Draw
- Score Draw
- Mansfield Win