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Notts County fans' forum: Key points


Notts County owners Christoffer and Alexander Reedtz spoke to supporters at a fans' forum at Meadow Lane on Tuesday evening.

Here are some of the key points as noted by Pride of Nottingham:

  • The Danish brothers were attracted to Notts because of the club's history, Nottingham as a city, the potential and a fantastic opportunity.
  • 2019/2020 aim is to hopefully gain promotion - however, they feel it's not expected and Neal Ardley must establish the team.
  • Long term goals: Create an excellent scouting infrastructure to enable the club to sign the right players from the English leagues and overseas.
  • They want to work with the fans so that the club can attract newer and more fans.
  • It's hoped the club can go as far as it can, creating new memories.
  • Hardest challenge faced coming in was forming the team, due to the time limits.
  • Neal Ardley acknowledges that the new owners came straight in, they helped him to move quickly to make the signings and some of the players didn't have a pre-season.
  • Media has been interested in the takeover in Denmark, that we are the oldest professional club and additionally with Kasper having played here - Danish people like supporting one English club, perhaps Notts?
  • Things had to happen very quickly, they didn't have much time to look at players nor due proper financial diligence with the takeover. Both were happy with completing, they just wished they had more time.
  • Unsure what to expect from owning a football club, they acknowledge that the staff have plenty of experience which makes their life easier.
  • Spending money respectfully and carefully, Neal Ardley doesn't want to mismanage this.
  • Owners look beyond defeats, they look at the bigger picture.
  • Two new scoreboards to be installed, with support from Lifeline and the OSA.
  • The club wants to promote the heritage, yet there are no plans currently to open a museum.
  • Neal Ardley instructs everyone to go up for corners as it allows for more space, those with height have a threat. i.e Ben Turner, Kyle Wootton etc.
  • There are no plans to have our own training facilities, but the club hopes to have something more permanent in the future.
  • Neal Ardley starts Enzio Boldewijn because of his current ability, rather than form and despite Sam Osborne being described as a having a bright future - he's not see as being better, despite being a 'hard worker'.

What did you make of the evening and of the Reedtz brothers' points? Let's get your thoughts.

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