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Match Reaction: Swansea City 8-1 Notts County (FA Cup), Tuesday 6 February 2018

Joe Jones

Notts County's FA Cup journey ended on a sour note as Swansea City ran out 8-1 winners in their FA Cup fourth-round replay at the Liberty Stadium.

Tammy Abraham and Nathan Dyer grabbed braces, while Kyle Naughton, Wayne Routledge, Tom Carroll and Daniel James all scored one apiece as Noor Husin's impressive 35th-minute strike proved a scant consolation.

How did the Kevin Nolan, the Notts players and the fans react to the result? Pride of Nottingham has compiled the post-match reaction.

Kevin Nolan

"When you come to these clubs you have to hope for a bit of luck and that they don't treat it as well as they did tonight.

"They showed their quality and their class and when you have that you have to hope your players play to their maximum but I just don't think we were there tonight as individuals and a team.

"I don't think we deserved to lose 8-1 but everything they hit seemed to go in.

"I can't put it into words (how good the fans were). They were quality throughout the game and they deserved to be here today.

"I'm just sorry that we couldn't keep the scoreline down and give them more to shout, sing and dance about.

"They kept me right up for it and hopefully that can continue between now and the end of the season and we can give them something back."

Notts players on social media



The Black and White Army

Northants Pie:

Its not getting beat thats embarrasing its the way we have just been statues with no pace and made them look like fooking Barcelona.

We have been a joke tonight, I don't care for the whole their Premier league etc etc, we have been an absolute joke.

My little lad has just gone to bed heart broken by our farcical performance.

One thing it did show is our severe lack of pace all over the pitch, this will need to be rectified in the summer (I'm sure it is already being planned for).

We desperately needed Liam Noble on the pitch, his tenacity and willingness to get stuck in was so badly needed last night, the only time any of our players gave them something to think about was when Alan Smith came on and let a couple if them know they were actually in a game and not an exhibition against a bunch of infant school children.


Having travelled to the Liberty..and waited ages for a taxi in the freezing conditions.... can't feel my feet.....

Anyway, Swansea had targeted Dicko for his lack of pace and inability to put in real challenges.

However, the real problem lay with Virtue.... Defensively so inept, was wandering around midfield without ever picking up a man, hence Swansea could pass through our midfield at will. Hewitt would have put in a shift, which would have given us a chance

Even experienced pros like Hunt, one pass cost a goal but his kick it anywhere...when we needed to control possession.

At least The General showed how to tackle and put in challenges.

I hope this has opened Nolan's eyes... we missed Yates as Virtue is no substitute. We could not win the second ball to save our lives.

Ian Kirke: I was there in person. I could have stayed at home and watched it on the box with my feet up. But no, I made the effort and travelled over 6 hours there and back. It was a gutless display. Some Notts fans will defend the indefensible and remind us all of where we were this time last year and use offensive language to justify their moronic jibes. But that was a spineless display lacking effort or respect for the Notts fans who sang their hearts out all night. I sincerely hope it’s the trigger point that propels us to promotion, but please don’t paper over the cracks Mr Nolan. True Notts fans can forgive if the team display passion, effort and heart but don’t expect me to join in the ‘Oh it was only the FA Cup’ & ‘They were a Premiership side what do you expect?’. I expect passion. That wasn’t evident last night.

Paul Bowers: On sat Hardy does a brilliant thing to bring in thousands of potential new fans in to the club. On Tuesday we put on a pathetic display on national tv and drive them all away again.I don’t think anybody minds that we lost, but to not even put up a fight was soul distroying and has turned us in to this mornings joke. We need to get bums on seats and I’m afraid that’s not helped.

Trevor Robinson: This is what happens when key players are missing and you give your opponent's far too much respect. We gave them too much room and let them come at us every time. Elliot Hewitt you were sorely missed....

Dave Woolley: Yes, to all off the comments below. Humiliation, however I would sooner lose that 8- 1 than have won it 1 - 0 then go and lose or draw on Saturday. We must win on Saturday and 1 - 0 will do..... keep the faith lads.

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Well we had a good run didnt deserve for it to come to such a hard end ..but at least we got some financial support from it so better than nothing.. here's to next  seasons 

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