2017 has been a very busy year for me. Unfortunately I have only managed to attend two away games and despite having Luton Town eyed up as my third, it just wasn’t possible for me to make the trip which I am actually very gutted about not attending.
It would have been nice to be there, as by all accounts it sounded like a very decent performance by the Magpies, and of course the travelling Black & White army that followed in support.
However, I have started plans to attend several games in the New Year and I will be ensuring I save up well in advance so I can afford these away days.
I’ve always enjoyed away games ever since my first one, which was away to Hartlepool.
The fan that drove us there did warn me that I might end up ‘being bitten by the bug’, but there has always been a bigger sense of togetherness, so I miss the long trips in the company of friends and fans.
I don’t know, it isn’t the same but I’m eagerly looking forward to getting back on the road.
Luton sounded impressive for all the right reasons, and the pictures taken by Dan Westwell remind me why I really enjoy away days.
Plus it would be nice to see Notts get a result away during 2017, the fact that in the two games I have seen Notts got beaten, well I would only hope to see the squad correct this.
I enjoyed both Coventry City and Mansfield Town (obviously aside from the school lines, and the issues at Mansfield).
And this year it’s not about having free time, it’s more a collection of expensive games being the ones I would prefer – so I guess I will have to check out for some cheaper occasions and commit to them?
At least home games this season have been quite enjoyable, even when the performances haven’t quite matched the results gain – it does seem like the Kop has found its singing voice again after the past few seasons of neglect.
I have also managed to be somewhat sociable before games, which for me has been a big thing.
Match days as I have written before are very busy for me, but I wouldn’t have them any other way – it’s just nice to find time to have a laugh and a drink before the match.
So hopefully folks will see me at certain away games in 2018, they’re more sociable due to the nature I don’t have so much that I do – whilst I do tend to sneak in the odd couple of drinks.
After the games listed above I could have perhaps gone for a couple more! Ha…