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  1. Hello Just wanted to donate some money to the club but did not find any "Membership" on the website. As you know I am Evertonian (and I hope you remember my story and why Notts County) but I really like Notts County. And as Evertonian I am not sure if it's good idea to buy any club merch but Everton's. So what do you think if there are enough Notts supporters outside of Nottinghamshire or UK to provide Official Notts County Membership? Or it is there already and I just can't find it? Thanks
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  2. Here's a concept for the upcoming season that our friend @bykylecm designed for us. What are your thoughts on the concept art? What colour away shirt do you expect or would like to see? Discuss...
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  3. Well done @ARLukomski. It was a great contest. @Megan_Elizax battled well all season. Thanks for organising @DangerousSausage It was a nice distraction in these strange times.
    8 points
  4. The results: Peterborough United 0-0 Barnsley Stoke City 0-1 Blackburn Rovers Bolton Wanderers 2-2 Cheltenham Town Plymouth Argyle 1-2 Wigan Athletic Northampton Town 1-0 Leyton Orient Swindon Town 1-1 Harrogate Town Grimsby Town P-P Boreham Wood Wrexham 2-0 Bromley --- This week's winner is @barnet11uk, with honourable mentions going to @Dan, @Chris and @GrannyPie! @barnet11uk - 9 @Dan, @Chris, @GrannyPie - 8 @DangerousSausage - 6 @Megan_Elizax, @CliftonMagpie - 4 @ARLukomski - 3 @super_ram, @magpiejue, @liampie, @allardyces tash - 2 @Dripsey3, @4everapie, @jimbob - 1 @gtownjohnno - nul points --- @Dripsey3 decided to give the rest of us a chance this round. @Dan said thank you very much and has now drawn level. And @super_ram has joined the 100 club. The standings: Dan - 125 Dripsey3 - 125 gtownjohnno - 106 super_ram - 100 nottsnutter - 99 4everapie - 96 DangerousSausage - 93 jimbob - 88 magpiejue - 87 ARLukomski - 83 Chris - 80 Megan_Elizax - 75 barnet11uk - 73 GrannyPie - 73 KB1862 - 52 liampie - 45 Joshua - 34 Feral Fox - 29 allardyces tash - 21 TheSkipper - 16 CliftonMagpie - 10 Alex - 7 Canadian - 4 --- And now the prediction league goes into a week-long hibernation, as the FA Cup (which apparently has something called a "second round") is this coming this weekend. So our next round will be on Tuesday 7 December, and I'll post the fixtures the weekend before. See you then!
    6 points
  5. Anyone else feel this will be a good test to see how we can compete against a League two team? I really want to see Notts progress, a good cup run could bring so much more merit than just the prize money. It can give the squad some excitement and self-belief, which goes along way but for us fans, it gives us a taste of a good day out and most likely against a team whom we haven't faced for a few years. I'd like Notts to be mindful of injuries, whilst giving the odd player a chance. Matt Palmer needs to start, he does so much of the ball work that often gets unnoticed. His vision and ability to spot a pass, could lead to more chances. I'd partner him with Ed Francis, I know Frank Vincent has done well, but I just feel someone like Francis would enjoy more of the ball against a team like Rochdale. Ian Burchnall will have his plans and whatever happens, it's a day out but I do hope for a win.
    6 points
  6. When a team's confidence is high, they can become unbeatable, and it's the same with losing but at the other end - things become harder. There's a mix of obvious issues, one of which I said with the mistake against Torquay, which is defensively we don't control the game well. This has always been down to the formation/tactics, but also the players in the crucial areas simply not being at the stage where they can do the roles at an acceptable level. I mean, all the blame Sam Slocombe got - it seemed unfair to me. It came across like people looking for someone to blame, I think it's incorrect. I think one key issue is being hands-on with pressing, marking, and actually dealing with threats. If there's a lot of pressure, it's like we can't absorb play or prevent things from happening. Focus becomes too much, players stop doing the basics. I am not sure if it can be pointed to just a tactical issue, Pressure can make people react unnatural, and I think when we lose this becomes part of the equation. The players aren't crap, they're just ineffectively coping or dealing with games as they probably should do. Whilst I believe that the loss of Sam Slocombe, Connell Rawlinson, and Kyle Cameron has been a huge impact on things. I do feel it's not related to just pressure, confidence, injuries etc. I also, still believe that some players aren't quite up to par with their fitness - although I do acknowledge that this should have less impact. With form, and what I said beforehand coming into play. Another point I feel that is worth making, I don't think Michael Doyle will make much of a difference, but again I could be wrong. The next win should naturally ease things, I'd like to see the club play actual centre backs once able to do so - this again should help with the formation/tactics. Yet, nothing will change until Notts stops being so predictable, or soft on the ball. I'm not looking for excuses either, I say what I think and feel.
    6 points
  7. New signing Joel Taylor from Chesterfield https://www.nottscountyfc.co.uk/news/2021/july/joel-taylor-signing-130721/
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  8. Please ensure you've taken the time to vote in the annual Pride of Nottingham awards. Player of the Season: Goal of the Season: Signing of the Season: Game of the Season: Pride of Nottingham Member of the Season: Please take a moment to go through the award catergories, voting ends on the 11/06/2021 at 9pm (UK Time).
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  9. The Pride of Nottingham Award Winners! Mark Ellis has claimed the Player of the Season: Elisha Sam has claimed the Goal of the Season: Game of the Season: Chesterfield vs. Notts County Mark Ellis has claimed the Signing of the Season: And finally, Member of the Season! Congratulations @DangerousSausage
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  10. Colin Slater, the voice of the club for so many decades, has passed away aged 87. Condolences to his family and everyone who knew him. People talk about legendary players and managers, but it was Colin who was at our side through all those moments of triumph or (more often) non-triumph. It'll be difficult to imagine Notts without him. Here's a nice piece the club published about him. https://www.nottscountyfc.co.uk/club/hall-of-fame/colin-slater-mbe/
    5 points
  11. I've done some new wallpapers, 1-10 of this seasons squads. I do have others backlogged that I never found the time to release, which I will be looking into. I am happy to take on your favourite player, the wallpapers are one of the ways I give back to fans.
    5 points
  12. I am a big fan of Ian Burchnall's post match comments, his well thought out responses and tactical knowledge is a joy. He's not afraid to point things out, in a very constructive and calm manner. He's by far the most enjoyable manager, that I go out of my way to hear what his thoughts are.
    5 points
  13. I have a hatred of listening to managers, I think my favourite in the past 20 years is Martin Allen. He cracked me up, but I also felt he explained things well and kept it interesting. Kevin Nolan at times could provide good thoughts, plus a cheeky tone to his responses, but for the most part, I found them to be dull. Harry Kewell and, Neal Ardley tended to put me to sleep. Ardley was better, sometimes reminding our fans that he cared/is human. Yet his talk of football just seemed defensive of his decisions to set up our squad to draw games. We've had some really baffling managers who gave poor interviews, no worse than Jamie Fullarton. I do, from time to time, listen to Ian Burhcnall, who does speak very well and shows a good level of understanding of how things pan out during games. I also like how he admits when he's wrong, whilst carefully criticising certain play - I don't think he names players either when its called for. It's good to have someone whom the fans are getting behind more and more.
    5 points
  14. Notts are currently 5 points behind 1st place Boreham Wood after this past weekend's 1-0 victory over Grimsby Town. The National League season so far has been at times unpredictable and, after the 3 defeats in a row, it did leave some questions to be asked by some supporters. However, confidence and form within the camp seems to be lifting - with some good and, predictably poor performances. I think these types of results are something which will happen, yet Ian Burchnall does need to try to bring consistency to the performances - it should come with time. I ask you, how do you feel right now? Do you feel Notts can crack on with the season now, or do you feel daunted by a tough run of fixtures coming up?
    5 points
  15. super ram and granny pie are two members who add a lighter side to pon, what with their comments about granny getting you with grannys walking sticks. some might not know that she is currently in hospital again. i think its grannys third time in 2021, i hope the doctors and nurses have gotten to the issue because i look forward to seeing grannys comments. i am sending granny all of my love and i hope you are okay @super_ram, please let her know we are all sending our well wishes.
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  16. I haven't noticed any ill comments towards DKE, myself. It's debatable as to the benefits he brings to the squad, something which I think should always be welcomed. Fans will naturally like certain players, others will simply not. I also, think timing and performances plays a role, if there's a meltdown or worry within the Notts community - I think that will bring this sort of comments out. However, there's no room for abusive or hateful comments. Calling a professional footballer that gives an 100%, just seems lazy and a rash way to call a player. Very childish...
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  17. It's a tough decision, ever since we ended up here - the majority said its hard but yet some still think we should be running away with the league. I think if you look at any of the serious contenders, there's room for improvement and I think for us it's all about focus. Chesterfield have taken themselves from being a dire National League team, to one fighting for promotion. And, at least we aren't Wrexham. I am happy with the season so far, but if we lost a game - I won't be reading what the majority of others have to say. Mostly because it soon takes its toll when all you want to do is enjoy the season for what it is.
    5 points
  18. Dan is a Stag. We cannot let a Stag win our league. Derby are pitiful so we won't begrudge Super_ram if he wins
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  19. The results: Bristol City 1-1 Blackpool Luton Town 3-0 Peterborough United Cambridge United 1-1 Oxford United Rotherham United 2-0 Plymouth Argyle Sunderland 2-1 Wigan Athletic Exeter City 0-0 Bradford City Hartlepool United 1-0 Crawley Town Tranmere Rovers 1-0 Walsall There wasn't a single away win among that bunch, and so there were plenty of points in our first round. @Dan is our first leader on 13 points, with @nottsnutter close behind on 12 and no less than three others on double figures! @Dan - 13 @nottsnutter - 12 @ARLukomski, @magpiejue, @Dripsey3 - 11 @DangerousSausage - 9 @gtownjohnno - 8 @GrannyPie - 7 @4everapie - 6 @Feral Fox, @super_ram - 5 @jimbob - 4 @Megan_Elizax, @KB1862 - 2 The next round of matches is on Saturday, but I'll post the fixtures a little bit earlier than usual this time in the hope of getting one or two more on board - so probably on Monday or Tuesday. Thank you all for playing and see you then!
    5 points
  20. Some people use football (and other sports) as an excuse for their pathetic behaviour, the mass rubbish, drinking and hooliganism isn't acceptable. The racism directed towards the England players, it's nothing more than mindless thuggery and I hope those involved get the severest punishment. As, I do hope those who broke into Wembley get life-time bans from football. The achievement within the tournament shouldn't be overlooked by this shocking behaviour, however, here we are and it just makes me incredibly angry that these selfish, mindless and anti-social fools - turn something we should be proud about, into something that shames us as a nation. I thought the game was always going to end on a narrow scoreline, neither team looked threatening enough to comfortably win. Italy gave England a good game, yet I don't think they played well enough to win but ultimately that doesn't matter on penalties. They did their jobs, what I will say is I feel incredibly proud of the England players - especially Jordan Pickford. I have no criticism of the game, or penalties. There's a huge amount of pressure on the players shoulders and it's easy to choke under that pressure. The only point I will add, I think we left it late to bring on Jack Grealish. Once Italy scored, England needed someone who could run at them and make the Italians mindful about giving away fouls. I think Saka should've been the player to make way for Grealish, not Mason Mount. The squad and Gareth Southgate leave me feeling incredibly proud, people will moan about it being our best chance of winning - yet I don't think most would've thought we could go all the way to the final. Italy is a good side, despite not being at their best - they do have some incredibly world-class players. They've been consistent and difficult to play against, as their record of being undefeated shows. Again, it's a shame that knee-jerk reactions and self-pity leads to such incredible anger and that nothing excuses the behaviour shown by those people involved in the racism and hooliganism. Nothing gives anyone the right to be vocally narrow-minded, if people in England can't be proud of the players - I DO NOT consider them to be supporters or fans. They're just people masquerading as it in an effort to live out their boring existence. England will be stronger, I have complete faith that they'll do well in the World Cup coming up. The squad will grow, learn and whatever happens I will always be patriotic of my nationality.
    5 points
  21. Jim O'Brien has agreed on a new two year deal.
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  22. Thank you @DangerousSausage organising this again this year, It's been a wonderful.
    5 points
  23. The scores: Blackburn Rovers 5-2 Birmingham City Derby County 3-3 Sheffield Wednesday QPR 3-1 Luton Town Carlisle United 0-0 Walsall Port Vale 0-3 Mansfield Town Salford City 3-0 Leyton Orient Halifax Town 0-1 Boreham Wood Wrexham 3-0 Yeovil Town Final day scores can be tricky to predict as some teams are on their holidays already, so there weren't many points this time. But our top scorers were @nottsnutter and @william1984 with 7 - congrats! @william1984, @nottsnutter - 7 @Dripsey3, @jimbob - 6 @ARLukomski, @super_ram, @Dan - 5 @DangerousSausage, @GrannyPie, @4everapie, @barnet11uk, @magpiejue - 4 @Megan_Elizax - 3 So who took the prize? Massive congratulations to @ARLukomski, who scooped his third successive title, just two points ahead of @Dripsey3! This one went down to the wire. As it happens, the Salford match kicked off late and it all hinged on that result. Had Salford won 2-1, we would have had joint champions, and with the score at 2-0 it looked in the balance. But as soon as Orient got one back, the die was cast. @Megan_Elizax takes third place in her debut season after topping the table for a long stretch, and I pipped @super_ram for the "Champions League" spot (just humour me). AR Lukomski - 233 Dripsey3 - 231 Megan_Elizax - 226 DangerousSausage - 211 super_ram - 209 william1984 - 193 nottsnutter - 193 Dan - 187 GrannyPie - 186 4everapie - 177 barnet11uk - 162 magpiejue - 150 jimbob - 142 liampie - 130 CliftonMagpie - 89 KB1862 - 84 Chris - 76 allardyces tash - 75 TheSkipper - 44 Alex - 42 Canadian - 26 weymouthPIE - 22 So that's it for another season. Thank you all for playing, it's been an absolute pleasure! It's been a strange season and a strange time, and adding up your points (and attempting to beat you all) has been very therapeutic for me. I hope we can look forward to some normality next season and finally see the inside of a football ground again on a regular basis. And the prediction league will be back too, when next season starts in August!
    5 points
  24. We've carried on the performances from Ardley's last games during his tenure. This isn't to do with Burchnall, it's to do with the players. That performance today was exactly like the ones we've been putting in, over the last month and a bit. The attitude and mentality of the players today was appalling. 3 times we went ahead and 3 times we thought the job was done. We absolutely deserve to be laughed at by everyone for that. It's disgusting, embarrassing and pathetic. We started decent as well, pinging the ball around with pace but the second half performance was dreadful. Didn't look bothered and we went back to how we've been playing recently. There is a serious need for some midfielders who run and create. I can't tell you how annoying and frustrating it is watching our centre midfielders just wander about. Reeves was horrendous and at times just had the ball at his feet and didn't have a clue what he was doing. Slocombe needs to be spoken to as well. That kick for the first goal was woeful and it lead to them equalising at 1-1. Also somehow managed to score an own-goal in the penalty shootout when it hit his legs. Unimpressed with Jake Kean's actions and I'm glad the bench told him to shut up. Jordan Barnett needs to learn how to control a ball since every time he had a first touch, it went to the moon. Thought Miller did ok and got into some good areas but his influenced stopped in the second half. Whilst I am no manager and never will be and I'm not going to pretend to know best as to what we need to do, I've got a "what players would I release in the summer list" going on at the moment and after today, three players were added to it. Players need to take a long hard look at themselves and I hope Ian and Mo realise what needs to be done.
    5 points
  25. I think it fairly obvious that we are still lacking a striker who will run in behind and is a bit more clinical than what we currently have. Georgie Kelly - 24 y/o Irish striker playing for Donegal in the LOI Premier League. - 23 in 35 for this season. Scored a few in the league below too but not as prolific in the premier league in previous seasons. - Maintains a central position and on the shoulder of the defenders. - Looks to finish first time. - Tall and looks decent in the air, but might not be the quickest. - Contract ends at the end of December, but might be beyond our reach?
    4 points
  26. The results: Accrington Stanley 0-2 AFC Wimbedon Charlton Athletic 2-0 Ipswich Town Cheltenham Town 0-5 Cambridge United Portsmouth 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday Exeter City 1-2 Northampton Town Leyton Orient 4-1 Swindon Town Newport County 3-2 Sutton United Southend United 1-1 Maidenhead United --- Some strange results there, but a handful of you had a very good round - best of all @gtownjohnno and @GrannyPie! Some of the rest of us were held back by Southend's lamentable failure to beat even Maidenhead at home and Cheltenham's decision to roll over and have their bellies tickled by Cambridge. A plague on both of their houses. @gtownjohnno, @GrannyPie - 8 @4everapie, @Chris - 7 @magpiejue - 5 @Dan, @ARLukomski - 3 @Dripsey3, @Megan_Elizax - 2 @super_ram, @DangerousSausage - 1 --- We've got some movement this week! @Dan edges ahead, @4everapie moves into the top four and is there any stopping the @Chris juggernaut? Dan - 128 Dripsey3 - 127 gtownjohnno - 114 4everapie - 103 super_ram - 101 nottsnutter - 99 DangerousSausage - 94 magpiejue - 92 jimbob - 88 Chris - 87 ARLukomski - 86 GrannyPie - 81 Megan_Elizax - 77 barnet11uk - 73 KB1862 - 52 liampie - 45 Joshua - 34 Feral Fox - 29 allardyces tash - 21 TheSkipper - 16 CliftonMagpie - 10 Alex - 7 Canadian - 4 --- The next round is on Saturday - so the fixtures are online now! See you over there...
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  27. The actual results: Burton Albion 0-1 Charlton Athletic Ipswich Town 0-0 Oxford United Rochdale 2-2 Leyton Orient Stevenage 1-2 Mansfield Town Tranmere Rovers 0-1 Sutton United Maidenhead United 1-4 Dagenham & Redbridge Wealdstone 1-0 Barnet Yeovil Town 2-1 Eastleigh --- Congratulations to this week's winner, @liampie! You win a hen's tooth (self-collection only). @liampie - 10 @DangerousSausage, @Chris - 8 @Dripsey3 - 6 @Dan, @4everapie, @magpiejue, @ARLukomski - 5 @gtownjohnno, @jimbob - 4 @nottsnutter - 2 @super_ram, @Megan_Elizax, @GrannyPie - 1 --- Without further ado, here's the table. @Dripsey3 is still at the top, @Chris gains another couple of places: Dripsey3 - 115 Dan - 113 gtownjohnno - 101 nottsnutter - 90 4everapie - 88 super_ram - 86 magpiejue - 85 DangerousSausage - 83 jimbob - 83 ARLukomski - 72 Chris - 66 Megan_Elizax - 65 barnet11uk - 64 GrannyPie - 57 KB1862 - 52 liampie - 40 Feral Fox - 29 Joshua - 25 allardyces tash - 19 TheSkipper - 16 Alex - 7 CliftonMagpie - 6 Canadian - 4 --- The next round will be next Saturday, so expect the fixtures to pop up here on Wednesday as per usual. Have a good week!
    4 points
  28. I dislike Rochdale ever since the season we won the league, their fans whinging about us cheating to win the league. I would love it if we gave a chance to some of the fringe players and, used the in form squad members then smashed them.
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  29. I'm confident that if we can keep the squad and especially Cameron fit, then we will be strong enough to crack the top 3 again. We need a goalscorer, Roberts to find his form and Ruben to carry on what he is doing up front. If we have to cover injuries, do it with experienced loanees, rather than kids. I don't think the fixtures coming up are any harder than the ones we have had, plus we haven't played the bottom 4/5 in the division yet and as I mentioned the other day, without injuries to Cameron and Rawlinson, I think we would be top or very near to it. I'm looking for us to be around 4th in the table by the halfway point and hopefully still within 5 points of the top position. Strngthen a couple of positions for the second half of the season and have a real crack at finishing top. The key will be if the Burchnall football will still be as effective on the heavy winter pitches.
    4 points
  30. The results: Huddersfield Town 1-0 Millwall Swansea City 3-0 Peterborough United Cambridge United 1-0 AFC Wimbledon Portsmouth 1-0 Bolton Wanderers Barrow 1-2 Rochdale Leyton Orient 5-0 Hartlepool United Bromley 0-0 Halifax Town Eastleigh 1-0 Maidenhead United --- For the first time this season, @ARLukomski has this week's highest score with 8 points! @ARLukomski - 8 @super_ram - 7 @Dripsey3, @gtownjohnno, @magpiejue, @KB1862 - 6 @Dan, @nottsnutter, @4everapie, @DangerousSausage, @barnet11uk, @Chris - 4 @GrannyPie - 3 @jimbob - 2 @Megan_Elizax - 1 --- And on that bombshell, @Dripsey3 has once again overtaken @Dan to take top spot, while @gtownjohnno still lurks ominously in third. Dripsey3 - 109 Dan - 108 gtownjohnno - 97 nottsnutter - 88 super_ram - 85 4everapie - 83 magpiejue - 80 jimbob - 79 DangerousSausage - 75 ARLukomski - 67 barnet11uk - 64 Megan_Elizax - 64 Chris - 58 GrannyPie - 56 KB1862 - 52 liampie - 30 Feral Fox - 29 Joshua - 25 allardyces tash - 19 TheSkipper - 16 Alex - 7 CliftonMagpie - 6 Canadian - 4 --- Because of this new fangled "FA Cup" that we have decided to participate in this season, the prediction league will be taking a week's break. The next fixtures will be on Saturday 13 November, so expect to see the next round posted here the Wednesday before that. In the meantime, I will float around the board offering nuggets of wisdom on important matters, such as: which 80s players had the best moustaches? And did Clive Platt really have a 19-year career in the Football League, or was it all just a fever dream? Take care!
    4 points
  31. Luke Charman - 23 y/o striker at Darlington in the NLN. - 7 in 8 this season. - Scored a few for Newcastle U23s/PL2 - Played with Cal Roberts and I imagine Kyle Cameron in that Newcastle youth/reserve side. - Can drop off a main striker like Wootton or run in behind. - Looks to finish as main priority. - Signed a contract until 2022 but would imagine any fee wouldn't be outlandish.
    4 points
  32. What are your thoughts on what is currently happening with Notts right now? Why are the players leaking and giving goals away???
    4 points
  33. I don't think Super has yet noticed this, I can see he hasn't been on but we're looking forward to seeing GP return.
    4 points
  34. Get well soon @GrannyPie I know how much Chris and family adore you. That kind of love is special.
    4 points
  35. So with last nights results for Grimsby and Chesterfield does that put our loss at the weekend into perspective? For me it just goes to show that this league is still massively unpredictable and no matter what we as supporters think/expect most teams are capable of beating each other on their day. It’s going to be another exciting season again I just hope we’ve done enough come the end of it.
    4 points
  36. The results: Cardiff City 0-1 Reading Derby County 0-0 Swansea City Fleetwood Town 1-2 Charlton Athletic Sheffield Wednesday 1-2 Oxford United Bristol Rovers 1-3 Swindon Town Colchester United 0-2 Salford City Maidenhead United 2-3 King's Lynn Torquay United 5-0 Wealdstone --- That was a tricky one. As with Notts, points were at a premium this weekend, but five of you did manage to get five points each: @Dripsey3, @gtownjohnno, @barnet11uk, @Chris, @TheSkipper (welcome back!) - 5 @Dan, @super_ram - 4 @ARLukomski, @KB1862, @liampie - 3 @magpiejue, @4everapie - 2 @nottsnutter, @Megan_Elizax, @GrannyPie - 1 @DangerousSausage (what's wrong with me this season?) - nul points --- Aaaand here are the standings. @Dan is top by a single point and @gtownjohnno joins the top three: Dan - 72 Dripsey3 - 71 gtownjohnno - 67 super_ram - 66 nottsnutter - 60 jimbob - 59 magpiejue - 58 4everapie - 57 barnet11uk - 51 Megan_Elizax - 50 DangerousSausage - 44 ARLukomski - 43 KB1862 - 43 GrannyPie - 43 Chris - 37 Feral Fox - 29 liampie - 19 Joshua - 9 allardyces tash - 8 Alex - 7 TheSkipper - 5 Canadian - 4 --- As on Tuesday the teams in the Proper Leagues are playing in something called the EFL Trophy (a competition we've opted out of for the time being), the next prediction league round is this coming Saturday. So keep an eye out for the fixtures here from Wednesday evening onwards. Thanks for playing and have a good week!
    4 points
  37. I fully agree @Dripsey3, we need to pull our collective finger out. I have admin rights, so if the worst comes to the worst I can simply ban Dan and everyone else who looks like finishing above me on spurious grounds. Chris might get cross at me if I ban eight posters just to win the prediction league though...
    4 points
  38. Ian Burchnall has strengthened every area of the pitch, except up front and in goal. I know he's said that Tiernan Brooks will be the 2nd choice goalkeeper during this campaign, fans have speculated on Twitter how the number 7 shirt hasn't been assigned and the Post has claimed that Notts are preparing for a key signing. Notts on paper looks strong in every department, but up top could be improved with the right investment. Could this be a striker that we all want?
    4 points
  39. This is rigged! Somehow I voted for the black and white option, but my vote magically turned into a mint vote. Seriously, what the hell? @Feral Fox have you been watching The Simpsons?
    4 points
  40. It's been a mixed transfer window so far. I expected Wrexham to sign some really standout players and splash the cash and Torquay to replace what they've lost, but neither has really happened. Wrexham Liam McAlinden - bit of a journeyman and never really prolific anywhere, but played L2 last season. Harry Lennon - a (very) injury prone CB relegated with Southend. Shaun Brisley - Yep, that one. Jake Hyde - Paid a fee for a 31yo striker who has good goal to game ratio in the NL. Torquay have signed some players that are very inexperienced. If you compare them to our 'inexperienced' signings, ours have played at least a season either at L2 (Francis) or NL level(Vincent) ; whereas the players they've signed really are coming off the back of a handful of appearances in the league. They could be fantastic signings for all I know, but it looks very risky. I don't know how many more they plan on signing, but I'm not predicting Torquay to finish as high with their current squad. Torquay fans seem to think that their best players remain at the club, but I don't see it that way. Wright for me wasn't very impressive, despite scoring against us twice in the semi-final. Barnet don't seem to have done badly; although it does appear a little bit scatter-gun. They have Kewell in charge, so it will be interesting to see the type of football they play and we play them first up. Josh Doherty - LB from Crawley. Played over 80 games in L2 and only 25. Jamie Turley - CB that we had on loan. Good player, heart on his sleeve, head it, kick it type. Lot of NL and L2 experience. Mason Bloomfield - 24 yo CF with experience in L2 and NL (not very prolific though). Josh Payne - 30 yo CM, again from Crawley. Mostly NL experience. Adam Marriott - 30 yo striker that scored a lot in NLN for King's Lynn. Mitch Brundle - 26 yo CM from Daggers, lots of NL experience. Couple of youths released from the EFL with little/no experience. Bit of a mixed bag there for Barnet - but some good and solid signings. I expect they'll be a very decent side this year, much improved on last years dismal performance for sure. Stockport signed well with Quigley, Walker and Whitfield all added. They'll add more, too. Chesterfield looked to have a few good signings. Calvin Miller - will be interesting to see his position. They complained Taylor wasn't any good defensively, so if they play Miller there, they're due a nasty shock. Jeff King - 25yo RB from Halifax Scott Loach - Decent enough keeper at this level, though his command of the area will always be under question. Stefan Payne - 31yo striker signed from Grimsby. Lots of experience in L1/L2 and NL, with his most prolific periods being in the NL. Jack Clarke - 22 yo signed from Villa, they had him on loan last season and he's a good player. CM The only issue with Chesterfield is that manager. He's done very well since going in there, but he looks a proper nasty character. There are rumours of fallings out behind the scenes already and he strikes me as somebody that throws a tantrum when things don't go his way (like in the playoffs against us). Could well self-destruct due to a volatile manager.
    4 points
  41. The first week is a novelty, but many of us begin wondering what exactly we do with our Saturdays now the Euros have finished. @Super_Danny_Allsopp I will be at Coalville v Notts this Saturday
    4 points
  42. I’m not too worried.... yet! Other than Chesterfield and Barnet who are signing a good few (I think Harry Kewell is just going through a list of his previous players) no-one else has been massively active. Stockport just signed their first player and I don’t think Wrexham have signed anyone yet. I’d rather wait and end up getting quality than panic sign players cos we think the numbers are looking a bit short. It’s weird last time we did the majority of our recruitment early (and spent a wedge) we ended up getting relegated. And then the season after we did all our transfer business last minute and we got to a play-off final!
    4 points
  43. Away again opening Day not to bad for me though as I’m on holiday don’t understand how we can still get home game clashes with Forest when the fixtures come out 2 weeks later
    4 points
  44. We conceded 6 goals in 2 games. No way you win promotion conceding that amount of goals. Torquay are a decent side. They deserved their win, even if that penalty was dodgy to say the least. Notts kept going to the bitter end. Can't fault their effort.
    4 points
  45. As the title states… Today is the bosses birthday. Like all of us, it’s been a tough run for the last year or more, but this place is still ticking over, his family are all safe and well, of course, a win tonight would be a lovely birthday present for @Chris. Many Happies mate.
    4 points
  46. I think any fans calling for Ian Burchnall to go are wasting their time, I agree he isn’t going anywhere soon. It’s easy to look at Ian Burchnall’s stats and just disregard him, but you can’t deny he’s been at some clubs that have been total disasters behind the scenes (we know about that…) the big positive I can take from it is, despite this, a lot of the fans from the clubs he’s worked at have good things to say about him. Next season the biggest and most important thing like it is every season is recruitment. That will ultimately play a huge part of whether IB will be successful or not. Look at the Munto season, McParland went from a manager who could barely get us mid-table to play-offs simply because the players were so much better. And the recruitment here now is very different to previous regimes. The slight change from 'Manager' to 'Head Coach' suggests to me he won’t have as much say as Ardley did when it comes to signings – but surely he’ll get final say? And for all the good ‘Football Radar’ brings the Sloth signing was so, so wrong – hopefully there’s been a lesson learnt there. Until we get mid-way through next season we won’t really be able to tell if IB (and the ‘strategy’) is working.
    4 points
  47. Slocombe 7 – Good to have him back, love that he comes out and deals with balls into the box to relieve the pressure. Kelly-Evans 4.5 – Not his finest hour, Olaofe rattled him. Daft to lunge in on a yellow. Rawlinson 6 – I don’t know what it is about him and back 3 but the minute we go back to 2 CBs he looks like prime Cannavaro again. Ellis 7 – Won a good load of headers at the back, vital in winning us that pen. Chicksen 6.5 – Now here’s someone who does look decent in a back 3, just really steady but solid performance from him. Miller 6 – Couldn’t lack his effort first half, tried to get at their defence and did cause them a few problems. Doyle 5.5 – A bit invisible in that first half, you really do have to pass it to his feet any 50/50 ball and he’s usually second there. His lack of pace was an issue with the mobile Sutton lot. Reeves 5.5 – Lots of effort and energy but little quality. Far too many sloppy balls and that pass didn’t exactly help D-KE out. Rodrigues 9 – We wouldn’t have got the 3 goals without him, so classy on the ball always looks for a killer pass too. Knowles 5 – Not much service, decent chance but he got his header all wrong. Wootton 7 – Second half was so much better than the first. Really caused their defenders issues, won numerous balls in the air and hold play was really quite good. Might want to give the Sutton GK a thank you note for the goal though! Subs Sam 6 – Glimpses of quality there, I think he’s capable of much more though. Brindley 6.5 – Slotted in as expected, dealt with their threats from the left-hand side. Oh and... National League/BT -1 – For allowing a game that isn’t on bank holiday to kick off at 5pm.
    4 points
  48. It did start to look like this thing would be round the corner, but I expected it to be at the end of the season. I am a bit saddened by it. I always wanted it to work out for Neal. He always looked, from the outside at least, a man that was trying his best to make things work. He'd come through quite a lot at Notts; Alan Hardy, mini Alan Hardy, the summer of no owners, signing a squad in a week, the play-off final.... However, this season hasn't been remotely good enough. Not necessarily just in terms of results and points, we are still there or there abouts (no I don't think we'll win the league), but the performances for large parts of the season hasn't been good enough. We've chopped and changed tactics, but the recruitment simply wasn't up to it. We neither have enough starting quality, nor quality in depth, to be pushing to win the league. I don't think a new manager will change that this season, unfortunately. Thanks to Neal and Greg for all their efforts. There were some good times, but ultimately we're not where we all want to be. Interesting to see who the new manager is. Hans Backe anybody? From the communication by the club, I can only think they have thought about this for a while and somebody became available who they like, so decided to pull the trigger now...
    4 points

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