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Hello, everyone!

Just to let you all know that I'm a Man City fan (have been since 1999) and I'm going to be visiting Nottingham over the Easter weekend. I wondered if Notts County would be at home and luckily you were, so I'll be attending your match against MK Dons. I'll be cheering you guys on and hoping the form book is turned on its head. Frankly I've no time for MK Dons and have something of a soft spot for yourselves. We played you twice in the FA Cup on our way to winning it a few years ago and I remember Meadow Lane giving us a real scare - it's a season I have fond memories of and County were a big part of it. 

I'll be sat in the Derek Pavis Stand on my own, and I'm just curious about what you guys think of the atmosphere in that particular part of the ground. Would it be best to hide my colours and go in plainclothes? What the best things are to buy from the club shop (I've paid £20 for my ticket, I might as well give your club some more for shirt or a hat or a scarf or something)? What's the best walking route to the ground from the city centre? Who's your best player? Who's the player in your team with limited ability but gives maximum effort and needs a bit of encouragement every now and then? Honestly, anything you have for me, I'll take on.

My presence might not be enough to help you win the game but I'll be trying my best. Plus, anything that helps Bury (a local team of mine and currently the town in which I work) would be great! Really looking forward to visiting the oldest professional club in the world and giving them a cheer.  

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@colourfulsevens most fans are very friendly, if @Chris does not notice maybe message him. he will be keen to speak to you anyway and would most likely show you around if you was interested.

your colours wont offend anyone, i think notts fans would be thankful and curious as to why your there if anything.

its good to see football fans coming down to help us, any chance you can bring a couple of your players tho? think we could do with all the help in the world at this stage.

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Aslong as you dont turn up to a big rival game you should be fine(which you arn't), most fans are friendly. 

The pavis stand is ok, i prefer the kop for a more friendly atmosphere.

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You will be fine, I have spoken to another City fan with a blue beard. He's sound.

It's good to see other fans lending us their support.

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You will be fine most fans are pretty much alright. I’m Manchester United fan but these folks have took me in as one of their own and I love it so don’t worry about it. The Paris stand is is ok you will be just fine Enjoy your visit to meadow lane.

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We're a friendly lot in the Pavis stand too, theres an empty seat next to me most matches so could be yours for that game. Who knows. The atmosphere can be a bit quiet in the Pavis but i'm always up for the shout and joining in with the Kop Choir. Pete and Lyn in our club shop are very friendly and got a good range of scarves shirts etc, and lots of other stuff too. 

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Awesome, could you cheer for me too @colourfulsevens ?

The Pavis stand used to be the preserve of our older fans, but has become a lot busier since we surrendered the Jimmy Sirrel Stand to away fans. Most of the atmosphere comes from the Kop, which will be to your left, but can spread around nicely if we're not too crap. No need to hide your colours, we're a friendly bunch.

The ground is a 10-15 minute walk from the railway station. I walk to Hooters (note: not in, honest) and turn right onto London Road (A60). From there you can get to the ground via Cattle Market Road and Iremonger Road or Meadow Lane, doesn't really matter. If you want some souvenirs, the club shop is behind the Family Stand. This is where the Broken Wheelbarrow, our bar, is too. There's also a statue of our legendary manager Jimmy Sirrel and his assistant Jack Wheeler on the street between the Trent Navigation Inn and the Family Stand. This is the area where people mill about before matches.

In terms of effort, since we brought in eight players in January there's at least been plenty of effort on display, but not a lot of creativity. Mitch Rose (brother of England's Danny Rose) is a real grafter but has cut a frustrated figure lately, if you want to single someone out for encouragement.

Cheering is a nice gesture if you want to help us win, but we're a bit beyond that at the moment. Maybe blood sacrifices and black magic will do the trick?

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On 28/03/2019 at 19:58, colourfulsevens said:

Thanks for the responses, everybody! My ticket arrived today, which surprised me because I only ordered it two days ago, so I'm definitely coming now. 

If you fancy meeting up before the game, I would be happy to show you around.

Notts has some chracters but you should fine s to be a very friendly bunch, you should definitley enjoy the nearby bars/pubs. You Pies!

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Don't expect to be entertained, make sure you can distract yourself and otherwise just have fun. Meadow Lane is a great ground to visit.

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I keep seeing the well known City fan at Meadow Lane, @Dan has taken his picture.

The bloke with the light blue facial hair and wears no top, like the strange character at Portsmouth.

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