VIDEO OPINION: What a difference a week makes for Stags fans

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Picture by Gareth Williams/AHPIX.com; Football; Sky Bet League Two; Exeter City v Mansfield Town; 17/2/18 KO 15.00; St James Park; copyright picture; Howard Roe/AHPIX.com; Mansfield's Danny Rose hits the post early on

Wow! I know a week is a long time in politics as the old saying goes — and it certainly is in football.

Seven days ago after the Stags’ first defeat in 10 league matches — and only their second in 18 — I said the most important thing was the response to the loss at Swindon. Afterall, every team loses a match at some point.