As Kevin Keegan would say, 'I will love it if we beat them.'
This phrase applies so much to Notts fans for this game.
It's not just about pride, passion or bragging rights.
It's about revenge.
Revenge for the defeats, the pain we have suffered whilst the six fingered *insert swear word here* have celebrated and had their deluded heads up in the sky.
This derby is massive for Notts, not just to keep our unbeaten run and momentum going in the league, but we need to beat Mansfield.
We owe them for the last two seasons and we are need of a good result against them.
Although some fans don't view this as a particularly heated rivalry, others may think differently. For me it's slightly awkward as I was born in Nottingham but live in Mansfield.
But for me, I hate them. I can't stand their fans. They think they are so big, bigger than they actually are. It would be so nice to shut them up for once and show them for what they are. A really small football club.
Unlike previous meetings, this time we have the quality, the passion, the never say die attitude, the mentality and the togetherness. This year we can have them.
So let's back the lads and cheer Notts on to a derby win that has been long in waiting.
Three defeats hurt. They really do. Now it's time for payback. For revenge.
LET'S DO THIS
WE ARE THE BLACK AND WHITE ARMY
COME ON YOU PIES