Vital Football

Latest Mansfield Town News

Everton Join Stags Group

Everton Join Stags Group

The final touch has been made to the check-a-trade group stages, and Everton Under 23's will join the Stags, Lincoln City and Notts County in Group G.

In what is hardly a group of death, the final draw for the throwing in the Premier League Under 23 teams that wanted to enter, was made earlier today and Everton were granted a match with the Stags, with the game to be played on Tuesday 7th November at the One Call.

All the 'academy' teams have to play away, so the Stags will also play our old reserve team (ie Lincoln City) at home on Tuesday 29th August.

The away fixture at Meadow Lane against Notts County will be on Tuesday 3rd October, just days after the league meeting at the One Call, between the two rivals.

There remains little interest in the competition, despite the tweaking of the academy teams being extended and also having to play their games away.

What little interest was raised when at least supporters of lower league teams, had a decent ground to go and visit, imagine a trip to Goodison Park for example, we might have even been interested in that.

It will be interesting to see the pay on the gate prices for the two games at the One Call, given the club have priced the League Cup game with Rochdale at £20 for an adult ticket.

Anything over £5 for the Check-a-Trade games and we'll be staying at home.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Thursday July 13 2017
Time: 7:23PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Mansfield Town Articles

BBC Report - League 2 Details For 2017

The BBC's Price of Football annual survey was released late last night, and their investigation shows that the price of League Two football has risen on average compared to 2016/17.

New Sky Bet Deal For The EFL

It was confirmed earlier today that the EFL had signed a new and improved sponsorship deal with Sky Bet.

Rose To Serve A Suspension This Week - 16/11/17

Mansfield Town's Daniel Rose will be out of action this week as he serves an automatic suspension.

Attendances Continue To Rise In The EFL

The EFL have released figures for attendances so far in 2017/18 and they show a rise on figures from the same time last season.

Archived Vital Stags Articles

Vital Stags articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Is Steve Evans still the best man for the job?
Suggested By: Mikey Stags
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Mansfield Town Results (view all)

Mansfield Town Fixtures (view all)

Vital Football Comment