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Fans’ podcast to stage promotion anniversary event

14 April 2022

To mark the 20-year anniversary of the Stags’ promotion to Division Two in the 2001/02 season, the Mansfield Matters Fans’ Podcast - in conjunction with the Stags Supporters' Association and Proud Stags - are hosting a special night to relive the memories of an unforgettable campaign.

To be held in the 1861 Suite at One Call Stadium on Friday 22 April at 7:30pm, the night will feature special guests from the promotion-winning season and will star ex-manager Stuart Watkiss who will share his memories in front of a live audience.

Appearing alongside his assistant Neil Richardson and former striker Andy White - who scored a vital goal in the season’s finale - Watkiss will be recalling stories from behind the scenes.

Stags' fans of all ages are welcome to attend and relive the glory with those who were at the heart of a memorable season

Mansfield Matters host and Mansfield 103.2 commentator Craig Priest will be the night’s M.C. and expressed his excitement ahead of the event: “I’m delighted to have secured Stuart Watkiss and Neil Richardson for this event,” he said.

“The current season has already created so many memories with hopefully more to come – so it’s very fitting that the last manager to win Stags a promotion within the Football League should come home to reflect on yesteryear.”

The Mansfield Matters podcast has already recorded a series of audio shows with a number of former players.

Craig said: “Andy White has been fantastic in lining up some phenomenal guests for the full series including Chris Greenacre, Kevin Pilkington, Bobby Hassell and physio Barry Statham – more details of which will be released soon.

“We could have just continued with Stuart and Neil recording their episodes remotely, however, we wanted to give something back to Stags' fans and get everyone together to remember a fantastic season.”

The all-ticket event has been supported by the Stags Supporters Association and Proud Stags, with SSA Members able to attend FREE of charge.

The night will also include further entertainment and a disco.

Doors open at 7pm with the first half getting underway at 7.30pm.

Standard tickets are on sale for just £5 and can be purchased by visiting

SSA Members should email with their name and membership number to receive the discount code.

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