STAGS FANS SIDE FACE EVERTON AND COVENTRY CITY
FTYBR FC (representing supporters of Mansfield Town) have been drawn against unknown opposition in the Group stages of the Land Ut Gods tournament to be held in Huddersfield on April 2nd.
Team Manager, Steve Hartshorn was glad to avoid several strong sides in the draw.
"I was wondering who we were going to be placed with. I was hoping to avoid the likes of Bury, Stockport County, Macclesfield Town and Sheffield United. Luckily we have, but there's no guarantee that Everton and Coventry City aren't decent sides too."
It is the first time the Stags supporters side has entered the tournament, which has been running since 1999. There are four groups of three, the top two go forward into the quarter finals, the bottom teams in the groups go into a plate competition. Steve is eager to see his young side do well.
"It's going to be a good day out for all the players, but I am hopeful that we can go as far as possible. It would be great to win it of course. It's tournaments like these, when people don't give us much of a chance that we normally do quite well in and it will be good practice for the big Worldnet tournament in July."
It promises to be good day out with twelve sets of football supporters all mixing in the true spirit of the IFA. Steve adds,
"It would be really good if we could take a bit of support with us to cheer the lads on. I've heard that there's a small clubhouse where the tournament is being held. Any supporters wishing to come along on the day need to get in contact with me by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll make sure we find the room."
The eagerly anticipated Land ut
Gods  draw has finally been made! With many thanks to the assistance
from Steven Burns of Rotherham United and Dave Wilson of Fulham in making the
The netTerriers have been drawn in group B alongside Sheffield United and tournament newcomers Bury. The group looks difficult for as Bury have shipped 18 goals past the Terriers this season and the last meeting between the netTerriers and the InterBlades saw the Sheffield team take a narrow victory.
Macclesfield Town and Mansfield Town, along with Bury, also make their first ever appearances in the tournament accompanied by old friends Stockport County who remain the only team, other than the hosts, to have appeared in every Land ut Gods since the first in 1999.
The draw is as follows: