THE good news continues to pour out of Field Mill at a rate of knots as supporters continue to pinch themselves every time the wake up.
Today’s news that Paul Cox has been awarded a new two-year deal is overdue but hugely welcome and another massive shot in the arm for a sleeping giant of a club that is finally stretching its arms and waking again.
After four miserable seasons in the non-League wilderness, all of a sudden, Stags, from mid-table obscurity before Christmas, suddenly look like they will be the side to beat in the play-offs aas ell s now owning their own ground and having a talented all-round squad and a manager who ticks all the boxes.
Those who voiced pre-season doubts about not appointing an established Football League manager are now choking on humble pie and have faces covered in egg as we discover an ambitious, young non-League manager who knew the territory and the players needed for success was exactly what we wanted all along.
As much as Cox points out that the club has achieved nothing yet and, although it is possible we will have to spend another year in the wilderness, let’s still savour the current situation long and hard while we can.
For the town’s football fans have had to suffer enough in recent years and the tide has finally turned.
There’s no wonder the home fans are now making the One Call Stadium the proverbial fortress and making a big noise in numbers away from home. It’s no coincidence.
For they finally have what they have craved. Their club and ground back and a team and manager looking capable of going places.