VIDEO: OPINION: Cup exit a blessing in disguise for high profile Mansfield Town

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Mansfield Town�"s Alex McDonald shoots: Picture by Steve Flynn/AHPIX.com, Football: Skybet League Two match Morecambe -V- Mansfield Town at Globe Arena, Morecambe, Lancashire, England on copyright picture Howard Roe 07973 739229
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Two weeks ago I wrote that Mansfield Town’s FA Cup knockout by Cardiff City - and missing out on the chance to host Premier League leaders Manchester City - was not necessarily a bad thing.

I argued that if the glorious failure - for that is what the replay defeat to Neil Warnock’s side was - was followed by victories in the following league matches, that was more important.