Let’s hope today’s Stags Down The Years picture is prophetic for the new campaign that kicks off on Saturday.
This is a picture of the hopeful Mansfield Town fans at Northampton in 2004 for the first leg of a thrilling two-legged play-off semi-final with the Cobblers that saw Stags make the play-off final.
Having won this game 2-0, Stags looked set for a date at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium only to lose the home leg 3-1 and go to penalties which they ultimately won.
However, their spot kick luck ran out in the final as they lost to Huddersfield Town.
Since then it’s been quite a journey with relegation to and promotion back from the Conference.
Now Stags will be hoping their new-look squad can book them another play-offs by May, starting at Newport on Saturday.
What memories do you have of the Northampton thrillers?
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