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Notts County substitute Kristian Dennis scored a late equaliser as the Magpies salvaged a draw at Dover at the Crabble Athletic Ground.
The hosts took the lead 10 minutes before half-time thanks to a Bobby-Joe Taylor free-kick, but Notts were level before the break.
Richard Brindley was fouled by Taylor inside the box and Mitch Rose sent Lee Worgan the wrong way from the penalty spot to make it 1-1.
The Magpies unfortunately found themselves trailing again in the 57th minute when Kevin Lokko slotted home from Josh Passley's free kick.
However, Neal Ardley's charges the final moments when Dennis, who had entered the pitch in the 80th minute, headed in Rose's cross.
ARLukomski was at the Crabble Athletic Ground for the National League game and has vlogged his pre, mid and post-match thoughts.
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Chris
Notts County made it back-to-back wins as they ran out 2-0 winners over AFC Fylde at Meadow Lane on Saturday.
Wes Thomas opened the scoring for Neal Ardley's side on after 19 minutes as he went past several Fylde defenders before rifling into the roof of the net from the edge of the area.
Fylde weighed in with several opportunities, with Danny Rowe looking dangerous, but goalkeeper Dan Lavercombe had to be sharp to thwart Sam Osborne and Kyle Wootton.
The Magpies eventually got the killer second on 80 minutes when Damien McCrory headed in Regan Booty's corner from close range, and the result sees them up to eighth in the National League.
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Notts County ace Matt Tootle has taken to Twitter to update fans on how he is following a comment he heard from a fan at Meadow Lane wondering whether he is okay.
The defender has had very little game time this season and hasn't featured in many of Neal Ardley's squads, but the player has reassured fans that his mental health is as good as ever.
Several years ago, Tootle spoke publicly about having battled mental health issues in the past, but in response to the fan who asked about his current state of mind, he said he was fine.
He added that his absence is purely football related, namely being out of favour.
Here are his tweets on the subject:
 
 
 
 
 
ARLukomski
Notts County made it back-to-back wins as they ran out 2-0 winners over AFC Fylde at Meadow Lane on Saturday.
Wes Thomas opened the scoring for Neal Ardley's side on after 19 minutes as he went past several Fylde defenders before rifling into the roof of the net from the edge of the area.
Fylde weighed in with several opportunities, with Danny Rowe looking dangerous, but goalkeeper Dan Lavercombe had to be sharp to thwart Sam Osborne and Kyle Wootton.
The Magpies eventually got the killer second on 80 minutes when Damien McCrory headed in Regan Booty's corner from close range, and the result sees them up to eighth in the National League.
Pride of Nottingham vlogger ARLukomski was at the game and filmed his thoughts pre, mid and post-match.
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ARLukomski
Notts County fell to their first loss this month as National League high-flyers Bromley went top of the table thanks to their 2-1 win over the Magpies at Hayes Lane.
Neal Ardley's side went a goal down after just two minutes when Luke Coulson's cross found Alfie Doughty at the back post and he smashed the ball into the roof of the Notts net.
Bromley keeper Mark Cousins tipped away a goalbound corner from Jim O'Brien but could do nothing to stop Kyle Wootton’s third goal in as many games.
However, Bromley went back in front with 17 minutes remaining as substitute Shawn McCoulsky volleyed in from the edge of the area, giving them the lead again, and Notts could not come back from it this time.
Pride of Nottingham vlogger and writer ARLukomski was in London for the game and here is his in-depth analysis of the game pre, mid and post-match.
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Mitch Whiley
Everyone is no doubt entitled to an opinion, no one can take opinions away that's fair enough.  Do I agree with the Neal Ardley out crew? No. Do I see some of the points they make? Yes. Do I believe they expect too much? Yes.
Here's my thought process - Ardley arrived at the club last season which can be described as an absolute mess. We had a chairman who couldn’t keep quiet or leave social media alone, which resulted in us losing loan deals from our nearest neighbours Nottingham Forest that I believe would have kept us in the league. Notts County end up relegated to the National League for the first time in the club’s existence, not great but it's football, teams get relegated and promoted every season, and last season was our turn to swallow the rather large bitter pill.
We go into pre-season, players, managers, staff are not being paid. However, despite this they all stick around and continue to do their jobs regardless of pay. Alan Hardy then finally sells up the club, a mere 10 days before the season starts! The transfer embargo is then finally lifted, the club makes quick use of the transfer market and start to bring in players of quality, in different positions.
First few games were terrible, no shape, no chemistry we looked all over the place. Fast forward to now, yes, we have not won as many games as we would like as fans, but we have not been made to look terrible by any team in the league.
We have made defensive and attacking errors on the pitch. How many times last season could you say that we lost or drew a game that we should have won on the performance? Maybe 3 times? Possibly more. This season we can’t say that so much. And we are drawing games that we would have lost last during the last campaign. How can people not see this as a step in the right direction?
The club was never going to set the world alight this season straight away, it takes time and the right foundations have to be brought into the place which the Danish owners Alexander and Christoffer Reedtz seem to be done quietly.
It’s a simple fact that the club and the players need more time. We have a competitive side now, where players will have to fight for a place because of quality signings breathing down necks – rather than the usual quantity transfers the club has brought in during the previous regimes.
For me, 2 players know they are getting picked every game at the minute, Michael Doyle and Enzio Boldewijn. I think Ardley may bring in another centre back with the departure of Sheffield United youngster Sam Graham due to injury, but a part from that I think the squad is sorted with the arrival of Kyle Wootton upfront.
The National League is tough; anyone can beat anyone on their day. The league could be turned up-side down by February. Who would have said this campaign would have started so badly? I thought they would be up there, but this league is brutal.
There is still some mess behind the scenes being sorted out, and Ardley is a massive part of that. He stood by us when he had nothing and we nearly had no club, maybe we should stand by him a little more? It’s a simple fact, this season will not see a quick fix, it takes time. We must be happy to accept that a positive outcome this year is survival? Not scraping the results by, but doing so comfortably. Then next season with a proper budget and a full pre-season, Notts County can then push.
However, I'll say it now, there is a long way in this league with a lot more games to play. We could still push for the playoffs this season. It will be tough, but us fans will have a big part in this I feel. In the meantime, let's all just enjoy our club, enjoy the fact we are still in existence, unlike what has recently happened to Bury FC, and we still get to go to the best stadium in Non-League!
We are Notts County! All Notts aren't we?
This is my opinion. I'm entitled to it. Tear me down if you want to, but I stand by it!
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Chris
Notts County ran out 1-0 winners over FC Halifax Town at Meadow Lane to end Saturday 13th in the National League table.
The Magpies were hit with a setback just after the interval when Michael Doyle was shown a straight red for a challenge on Charlie Cooper.
Despite this, Neal Ardley's charges took the lead when Kyle Wootton tapped in the rebound after Wes Thomas had been denied by visiting goalkeeper Sam Johnson.
Halifax could not drag themselves back into the game and as such Notts picked up all three points, a mostly good afternoon for the home contingent.
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ARLukomski
Notts County ran out 1-0 winners over FC Halifax Town at Meadow Lane to end Saturday 13th in the National League table.
The Magpies were hit with a setback just after the interval when Michael Doyle was shown a straight red for a challenge on Charlie Cooper.
Despite this, Neal Ardley's charges took the lead when Kyle Wootton tapped in the rebound after Wes Thomas had been denied by visiting goalkeeper Sam Johnson.
Halifax could not drag themselves back into the game and as such Notts picked up all three points, a mostly good afternoon for the home contingent.
ARLukomski was at the San Sirrel for the game, here is his pre, mid and post-match take on the events on the pitch.
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Simon Clark
The National League, cha cha cha……..
10 games in, and what do we think?
I guess to keep thing in perspective, we need to look at the starting position, let’s say the end of July. A week before the season started and you should be organised, settled and ready.
At that time, Notts still had an owner who was more famous for accidentally putting a picture of his genitals on social media than anything he’d done in football, hadn’t paid the wages for 2 months, we under a transfer embargo and were in ready danger of being liquidated.
Now, when a team is relegated they are very rarely in a good position. When a team is relegated from the EFL, it is usually worse due to the nature of dropping out of the league.
When that club has been in the Football League since day 1 and was pre-season favourites for promotion, you can only imagine the disarray behind the scenes.
For some inexplicable reason (maybe punters having a real gamble?), the bookies had Notts as pre-season favourites to win the league – equal with Chesterfield and more of them later.
As we know, Notts were rescued by new owners who seem content to stay behind the scenes, and I’m happy with that. I’m sure they’re watching, taking it all in, and will impose their own personalities on the club, but there’s nothing wrong with taking a little time.

A lot of new faces came in. Not quite as drastic as it sounds because somehow, the management were able to get some of these to train and play over the summer while the club was on a knife edge. But still a massive overhaul as the season was starting.
I’ve watched an awful lot of non-league football over the years, having covered Grantham Town home and away for local media for around 15 years and I was one of those people who really thought there was very little difference between League 2 and National League.
Having seen 7 of our first 10 games, I think I was way off the mark. We expected officials to be worse, that’s natural, but it almost seems as if they have different rule sometimes. The game is a lot more physical and they let more go unpunished. We need to get to grips with that and do the same.
The quality is not good at all. We’ve played 6 of last season’s top 10 and, Wrexham apart, they have been functional and effective teams and I’ve not seen anyone better than Notts. (I didn’t see the Harrogate game)
Let me be clear, I’m enjoying Non-league. I didn’t want it, I don’t want it, and I want to get back into League Two as soon as possible, but I’m enjoying the experience.
It’s seems more relaxed, less confrontational. It also really makes you appreciate the stadium and facilities we have at Notts!
6 weeks ago, most fans were saying they’d just be happy to survive, to have a club to watch and success this season would be finishing one place above relegation.
That seems to have changed very quickly for some, and we’ve had fans getting on players’ backs inside the first 15 minutes of a game. The team has been booed off at half time and the end of games. There’s been plenty of patronising comments about other clubs.

My own view?
I’m willing to give Neal Ardley time, but the start has been frustrating. For a manager and assistant with around 1,000 appearances in League football between them, the defending seems to have stood still.
We give away far too many goals from unchallenged headers in the area, especially from set prices when we’ve had time to organise.
The set up seems more concerned around keeping things tight rather than putting the other team under pressure. For example, watch Dion Kelly-Evans. He’s a player I really like, he doesn’t stop working and is hard to beat.
However, he seems terrified of crossing the halfway line while in possession. With the ball at his feet, he looks for a square pass inside rather than running into space ahead of him, time and time again, and it’s so predictable.
I appreciate that the club has been through a torrid few months and I have patience, but I’d love Ardley to set up as if he has belief in his players. If we went for the opposition from the first whistle, I’m sure there are some games which would see us take early control of the game and then we can grow into the league.
Yes, there are games it may not work, but at the moment I feel there are plenty of chances to win going begging. We could (should) have beaten Ebbsfleet comfortably, and with a bit more positivity could have taken wins from Solihull, Sutton and maybe even Eastleigh.
How do we sit compared to other favourites?
Fellow title favourites with the bookies, Chesterfield, have failed to live up to expectations and sit bottom of the table without a win.
Wrexham, 4th last season and also a pre-season favourite, have made a slow start and are sitting in 18th, a point behind Notts with a game in hand as are big spending Fylde (5th last season) in 20th place.
All in all, I think we’re taking time to adjust to the league but there are signs that it’s not a million miles away. 1 defeat in 7 games is certainly a move in the right direction and a win or two extra would have made everyone feel that bit better.
But to the complainers, just remember how close you were to a season without a club then watching Notts AFC in Step 7 against the likes of Linby Colliery and Mansfield Hosiery Mills.
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We at Pride of Nottingham have been stocking numerous posters of some of Notts County's greatest players in the club's history, but now we've decided to pay homage to some of the current Magpies with posters of three early fan favourites from this season.
First up is Regan Booty, one of County's new midfield generals, who joined the Magpies in August after ending his 13-year stay at Huddersfield Town earlier this summer.
Next up is striker Nathan Tyson, who has enjoyed a fruitful career in the game after coming through the ranks at Reading, turning out for the likes of Wycombe Wanderers, Derby County and Doncaster Rovers as well as Notts on loan.
Last but not least is goalkeeper Sam Slocombe, who was most recently with Bristol Rovers and has made just shy of 200 Football League appearances following his professional debut in September 2009.
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ARLukomski
Notts County picked up a 1-1 draw at Sutton United at the weekend courtesy of Kyle Wootton's impressive second-half strike.
The on-loan Scunthorpe forward rifled a shot into the top corner from distance - his first goal for the club - seven minutes after the break to get Neal Ardley's side back on level terms.
Sutton had taken the lead in the 11th minute when Harry Beautyman slotted home David Ajiboye's cross at the back post for his fourth goal of the season.
The Magpies came close to equalising in the 32nd minute when Regan Booty's effort was cleared off the line after Sutton keeper Jamie Butler parried Kristian Dennis' initial shot.
After Wootton had levelled, Butler kept out efforts from Booty and Dennis to thwart Notts and ensure a share of the spoils.
Pride of Nottingham vlogger ARLukomski was at Gander Green Lane - here's his pre, mid and post-match thoughts.
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ARLukomski
Notts County played out a 0-0 draw with Solihull Moors at Meadow Lane to sit 15th in the National League table with 10 points from nine games.
Enzio Boldewijn came close to opening the scoring for Neal Ardley's side when his curling effort was saved by Solihull keeper Ryan Boot.
Jamey Osborne almost gave the Moors the perfect start to the second half but his free kick crashed off the crossbar.
Damien McCrory thought he had won it in added time for the hosts, however he headed over the bar with the goal at his mercy.
Here is what Pride of Nottingham vlogger ARLukomski made of the encounter.
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Chris
Notts County stretched their unbeaten run to four matches with a 5-1 victory over Chorley in Bank Holiday Monday's National League fixture at Meadow Lane.
The Magpies fell behind in the ninth minute through Lewis Baines' powerful header from Alex Newby's delivery, but Nathan Tyson rifled home his first Notts goal on the half-hour mark to level proceedings.
Neal Ardley's side then struck two quick-fire goals after the break as Enzio Boldewijn cut in from the right wing and curled in left-footed after 49 minutes, before Kristian Dennis rattled in an effort from the edge of the area.
Wes Thomas replaced Tyson after an hour and within five minutes had also notched his first goal for the Magpies, finishing from close range after Dennis' shot was parried by Billy Crellin, then got his second with a powerful strike after 71 minutes.
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ARLukomski
Notts County stretched their unbeaten run to four matches with a 5-1 victory over Chorley in Bank Holiday Monday's National League fixture at Meadow Lane.
The Magpies fell behind in the ninth minute through Lewis Baines' powerful header from Alex Newby's delivery, but Nathan Tyson rifled home his first Notts goal on the half-hour mark to level proceedings.
Neal Ardley's side then struck two quick-fire goals after the break as Enzio Boldewijn cut in from the right wing and curled in left-footed after 49 minutes, before Kristian Dennis rattled in an effort from the edge of the area.
Wes Thomas replaced Tyson after an hour and within five minutes had also notched his first goal for the Magpies, finishing from close range after Dennis' shot was parried by Billy Crellin, then got his second with a powerful strike after 71 minutes.
Pride of Nottingham's ARLukomski was at Meadow Lane for the game - here is what he said pre, mid and post-match in his latest vlog.
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Notts County played out a 1-1 draw with Wrexham in Sunday's National League clash at Meadow Lane.
The Magpies took the lead in the second half through Kristian Dennis, who nodded home at the back post in the 69th minute.
However, Notts were only ahead for five minutes, with Devonte Redmond equalising with an effort from the edge of the box.
Neal Ardley's side sought to go back in front as the unmarked Nathan Tyson rifled over from 12 yards and Enzio Boldewijn shot straight at Christian Dibble when well placed.
In the end, the spoils were shared between the two sides, Notts now boasting one win, two draws and two defeats from five.
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