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  1. The Pride of Nottingham PONcast episode 45 is now live! Join @Chris and @Magic magpie as they discuss the recent 3-1 win over Crawley Town. The PON duo talk about how Notts have improved as of late and whilst under Harry Kewell's management. In addition we speculate who may replace the suspended Rob Milsom in this weekend's fixture, along with a League Two round-up. Chris and Magic Magpie also cast their eyes on the upcoming game against Macclesfield Town What do you think about the discussion? Have your say on this weeks Pride of Nottingham PONcast.
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  2. For any football fan who's seen their team get relegated, one positive once you've got over the initial shock is to think about all the new grounds you can visit. And with Notts having previously never dropped down to non-league in their 157-year history, all these non-league grounds seemed like an exotic novelty to a Notts fan who travels home and away each week. So having completed half a season in the non-league wilderness, let's take a look back on the highs and lows of a non league away day. Best away days: Without question, I would have to list my favourite away ground that I've visited this season as Aldershot. Why did I like Aldershot's ground? Because it was the right mix of being an old school terrace, as well as a ground with a good atmosphere between home and away fans, which hasn't always been the case at the majority of non league grounds. Another terrace which I thoroughly enjoyed was Halifax, a large, retro terrace for away fans and an experience helped by the fact that Notts actually won! However, in terms of both the result and away day experience, then the best away trip this season would have to be the 4-0 win at Woking. From the slightly surreal yet friendly experience of drinking in the snooker club that was the only pub anywhere near the ground, to the cracking on the field performance from Notts, it was definitely the most memorable away trip of the season. Chants about "Our Danish chairmen" rang out throughout the game, as Notts put in a performance that established their challenge for immediate promotion back to the football league. Whether Notts genuinely have a chance of that promotion is a question for another blog! Worst away days: My least favourite ground I've visited this season would have to be Sutton. The whole vibe of the place was quite weird; on the one hand the stewards and other staff at the ground were very posh and overly formal. On the other hand, I recall facilities at this ground being particularly poor and not up to standard. The fact that the game was poor didn't help, but there was no real atmosphere at this ground which made for a pretty unmemorable experience. Another away ground I didn't particularly enjoy was Eastleigh; a ground which while facilities were modern and up to standard, was just pretty bland and the result also contributed to a relatively unmemorable day. While I can't moan too much about Chesterfield away as an experience as we've been there before in the football league and the facilities are pretty good for this level, I must give a special mention to Chesterfield advertising that they were selling out of date beer at the ground. Thanks for telling all away fans that they should give that a swerve, I guess! Thankfully no matter how bad things have got at Notts, we've never stooped to that low. So are the grounds in the National League significantly worse than those in League Two? I suppose it depends what you look for in a ground. In terms of character, there are some pretty bland grounds wherever you go in the football league. Therefore, an old fashioned ground like Aldershot, Halifax, or Maidenhead is definitely more charming than a football league out of town ground like Colchester or MK Dons. However, if you're talking about facilities then the overall standard is definitely slightly lower. The facilities at most non league clubs who have never been in the football league are definitely not quite up to football league standards in the whole ground, never quite as clean or well maintained as facilities in a football league ground. But even at the worst of times at any tinpot non-league ground, it's important to remember that this roller-coaster ride will all be worth it when Notts are a football league club! Share your thoughts about this feature article on Pride of Nottingham by signing up to the website, visiting the forum and joining in the chat with hundreds of fellow Notts County fans. Fancy showcasing your brand or business on Pride of Nottingham? Click here to find out more about sponsorship and advertising opportunities with us.
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  3. Hello, In the past we attempted to send regular news updates via e-mail, we are now a few weeks away from re-launching our newsletters which will provide the latest news, events, updates and gossip from Meadow Lane and the Pride of Nottingham website. With a fresh start PON would like to send the updates to members and visitors who would like to stay updated. If you would like to receive our newsletters, please click subscribe below and you will be automatically added. However, if your a guest and are not signed into out community you will be required to fill the forms in order to start getting the latest PON newsletters. Don't worry you can opt out at any point, by simply clicking 'unsubscribe' at the bottom of any newsletter. But don't do that! We'll miss you and PON would hate for you to miss out. Subscribe today!
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  4. To one and all. I want to take the opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! With the early present of 3 points against AFC Halifax, I think we can put football to the back of our minds and focus on the festive season with our families (until Boxing Day at least). It's that time of year where spreading love, togetherness and being thankful for what you have - is the most important thing. I know, I won't be the only fan of Notts County FC that is grateful that we have a football club. Please take a moment to help spread the festive joy, take count of what we have and come back eager to finish what has been started in 2019.
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  5. Okay, so after seeing the Sterling video posted by Rio Ferdinand yesterday and reading some of the many comments that accompanied both that and Sterling's subsequent Instagram Statement, i.e. "what bad grammar, etc.," I'd like to talk about something very close to my heart! As a young (black) child growing up at school in the late 50's (with only one other black child who'd decided, anyway, that I was "mixed beef"; "a coconut" ('black on the outside/white on the in') and "different" to her because my mother was white and my Dad, Jamaican and therefore 'not worthy' of her friendship and where the white kids regularly told me I "ate cat food"; or was "a ******"; "a Coon"; "a Monkey" and everything else in the farmyard they could think of... but a 'duck!" I attended job interviews in the old style glass-windowed offices where I was one of two people (the other being a white girl) applying for a job only to hear the Personnel Manager tell his colleague, "black 'uns best for the job, but you know company policy, so I can't offer it her!" Then there was the time I moved to London and was accosted by a (very) drunken Irishman on a Tube late at night, who challenged me to help him win a bet with his mates at the pub by asking, "I'm right aren't I? You lot don't have the same red colour blood as me, do you?" Of course I assured him that 'us lot certainly do not' and he could happily collect his winnings from him mates because he'd got it "straight from the horses mouth!" He left the tube that night, gleeful at his own 'superior knowledge'! Then there was the time where my Training Sergeant at Hendon (Metropolitan Police Training Academy) took me in to his office and told me: "See this badge? Well, I'm very very proud of this...and I have to tell you, I just don't want niggers like you, wearing it!" Or the time we were doing scenarios in the yard at the scene of an accident where he was the driver of a 'crashed vehicle'. As the 'officer in charge' I had to ask, "Did anybody see what happened?", only to be told by him, "this big black bastard with long hair came running out and I couldn't avoid him!" I later ascertained the "big black bastard with long hair" was, in fact,... a toy poodle! Then there was the time I'd taken my (white) P.A., Debbie, to New York (as a Christmas present for all her hard work) and met up with a client: the Chairman of a huge International Company we'd previously done Investigative work for but whom I'd never actually met. In speaking with him in London prior to the trip, it was discovered we were both in N.Y. at the same time and so we arranged to meet there for dinner. At first, he went to kiss (yuck - but it WAS the 80's!) Debbie's hand and she immediately introduced me, to him. He looked visibly shocked! At dinner, he wanted to know how I 'felt' being Debbie's 'boss and did I realise how unusual I was...A black woman running a big company with a white P.A., etc.,?' His tack carried on throughout the Starter and on to the Main as Debbie and I became more and more deflated and uncomfortable by his rudeness and obvious racist, vile comments: so, for the first (and last ever) time in my life, we both went to the loo...and did a runner from the Restaurant...and him! There are many stories I've had in my lifetime similar to this but now, with Sterling's recent and very public 'experience' I want to talk about something that affects EVERY ONE OF US IN THIS FORUM... That is, I'm hearing reports of a Notts fan screaming from the terraces at a recent match - to one of our (black) players - that they're "going to stop his banana supply" and of another screaming that he's "a black cnut!" I'd just like to make it very clear and very plain, that if I see or hear any comments of this nature, whatsoever, I will have not one second of hesitation in calling a Steward or a Police Officer to report what I've heard; nor in making a written Statement direct to the club. I will also be more than willing to attend at Court and give evidence against that person, if necessary. It's 2018. There is absolutely NO PLACE for this anywhere in our society and I truly hope that anyone else who hears anything of this nature from our terraces, will have the cojones to do exactly the same as me. I believe that only when this is totally unacceptable to us ALL and people are ready, willing and able to come forward to report it, will there ever be any change in this totally unacceptable behaviour. I think we're so much 'better' than this at Notts...or (at least, for the benefit of my 2/5 year old grand kids I'm bringing to matches), I certainly, HOPE we are! Thanks for reading. Loz x
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  6. The Pride of Nottingham PONcast Episode 43 has now been released. Join @Chris and @samwatto2008 has they discuss all the least Notts County news. In this week's episode we discuss the 0-0 draw at the Sixfield stadium against Northampton Town. We talk about the fighting spirit shown by Notts and analysis of the overall performance - along with the confidence in the magpies' camp. In addition we touch upon the injury list, how we foresee those players doing once returning to the squad selection and talk about the likes of Elliott Hewitt, who seems a shadow of the player he was last season. Finally, we look ahead to the weekend's fixture at Meadow Lane against Crewe Alexandra. All this and more only in episode 43 of the Pride of Nottingham PONcast! What do you think about the discussion? Have your say on this weeks Pride of Nottingham PONcast.
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  7. My match vlog from Notts County’s 4-0 win against Eastleigh last Saturday: Thanks, Rio.
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  8. I have been keeping an eye out for your scores, after missing out on the playoff final and having watched your recruitment. I felt dead certain that you guys would be pushing for promotion, you have a lot of quality players and seemed to have strengthened wisely. I don't claim to know everything about your club but I have a soft spot for Notts, and It's hard to understand what's going wrong. A win Saturday could make the world of a difference and it could put you looking healthier against teams like Morecambe, Grimsby and Northampton. From the outside it would seem you have altered the balance of your squad quite dramatically and so far things haven't clicked on the pitch. It's important for the players to enjoy playing and conceding goals achieves the complete opposite. I wish you all well, Notts deserves to be playing much higher than League Two for sure. Meadow Lane is a fantastic away day and I am sure many other clubs supporters would wish you the same. Last thing to note, having seen your highlights. I can understand why Palace allowed your keeper to move on and why he never played for Bolton. He looks lost and greatly down on his luck. Sign a keeper and Elliot Ward will sort you out. Good luck Magpie fans, nightOWL.
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  9. Notts seemed to be cursed with all the managers that have failed or have been sacked over the years. It's been awhile since the club has had someone who has a plan of action and steadily improved the league position. I think in Kev's second full season he will prove his worth even more. He doesn't seem to accept anything less and I hope he can secure promotion with him, I feel he's the type of manager that will always get the best out of his players. Somewhat like Eddie Howe. What do you think?
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  10. Dear members of the Pride of Nottingham community, I’d like to start by thanking you for your continued and unwavering support of the website, the social media and of course of the team that we root for – or have a soft spot for, in the case of those who favour other teams – the mighty Notts County. Yesterday was a groundbreaking day for the website and the forum, which has seen a number of records well and truly smashed. First of all we have had a total of 76 different members logging onto the forum today, which smashes the previous record of 54. Then we’ve seen 330 different posts being sent out so far, which again has completely blitzed the previous highest post amount of 220. Over 25 active posters, which is when people are regularly creating threads and posting responses, have been logged in at any one time, which is a substantial increase from the previous highest of 17. And now for some overall statistics – the amount of posts on PON now stands at a massive 43,000, with 432 members having joined up to the forum. All this is testament to how successful the site is proving with not only Notts supporters, but fans of football, and once again this kind of achievement could not have been possible without each and every one of you. As you all know there are some truly exciting developments coming up with PON so let’s all keep up the good work and take things onwards and upwards! COYP!! Joe Jones
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  11. Hello, We here at the Pride of Nottingham are delighted to announce that we are selling merch to help with the costs involved with the site, plus to aid us in our efforts to further improve what we offer. All the prints are exclusive to us and are designed by @Chris and a couple of his friends. Prints are A3 sized and cost just £15! (without a frame). We offer secure and fast payment via PayPal, those who do not have an account with them can still make a payment by using their purchase system which accepts all major credit/debit cards. Over the coming weeks you will find more being released, so please keep a look out! Further more all the player prints have been personally signed by the players themselves, so grab yourself a bargain today and support your independent Notts County fan site! Regards, Pride of Notingham https://prideofnottingham.co.uk/store/category/3-gifts/
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  12. It's not an easy illness to cope or deal with, however if any PON members are reading this and struggle with the condition themselves - please do try to speak to someone about it. Myself and most team members would be only happy to chat to you, I know @Magic magpie will stand with me on this and it might just make a small difference to have someone who can listen at the other end (without judging you). Sometimes it's easier to take a step back, then reflect on your thoughts and at times as I know too well you need someone to support you. I just wanted to make it known that we are approachable, I am and I know how the stigma can effect you. You're never alone, even when those that say this don't mean it - there are genuine people that do. Place your trust in them and hopefully a difference can be reached.
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  13. I have a confession to make. I feel sorry for Forest fans. They so desperately want the Cloughie years to return; to be European Champions again. But the facts of the matter are that those days will never be repeated – so long as money falls from the Sky into the lake of professional football to make the big clubs richer, the small clubs poorer, and the gap filled by the ‘also-ran’ clubs, which currently seems to stretch from the middle of the Premiership into the top half of League One, bigger. But let’s leave the fans from across the Trent to dream their impossible dream and, instead ask ourselves a more realistic question. One which can only be both asked, and answered, with rose-tinted specs removed and after swallowing a course of medication prescribed to cure UES (Unrealistic Expectation Syndrome). Are Notts County an ‘also ran’ club or now consigned to become a small club? The last two or three seasons have shown conclusively that to be successful in League One, and then hold head above water in the Championship, the primary requirement of any football club is to have either an oligarch as owner with an ego only slightly smaller than his bank balance, or the income generated by regular 5-figure home-match attendance figures. Preferably both. Members of the jury, as evidence, I lay before you AFC Bournemouth. It is now 20 years since I first moved to Nottingham and became a Pie-head. In that time I have seen the Club fall from second-tier grace and then since zebedee between the third and forth tiers. Sadly, in the same period of time, I have also seen average Meadow Lane attendance figures fall from five figures to lower-half four figures. Sadly, his profligacy has not been supported by a growth in turnstile income and, until fans start returning to watch Notts in greater numbers, I rather fear that our once great football club may well not yet have reached the depths of its descent because even Mr Trew’s apparent willingness to fritter away his money will come to an end if attendances at home matches don’t start to grow. Being cynical – if the expectation of seeing a return on his investment disappears, he will surely call it a day and quit while he shows no sign of winning. While I understand that football is an entertainments business and that the fans will decided whether the entertainment on offer represents a worthy return on their money, I can’t help wondering whether, if the absent fans had attended more than just the last away match of each of the previous two seasons, the Club would still have found itself back in the basement division once again? All the signs, pre-season, are that Ray Trew understands that the fans want to be entertained. To be able to leave Meadow Lane on a Saturday evening feeling buoyed up and thrilled; wanting more. He has chucked what could turn out to be the last throw of his dice by putting up a substantial playing budget and investing in a manager who wants to play a thrilling brand of football that gets bums off seats, let alone on them. We hope that the close-season player dealings will turn out to be astute and that we have a successful season ahead. But….. the final, vital, piece to complete this jig-saw of success is now in the pockets of us, the Notts County fans. If we truly want our club to be successful, then we have to pay our part in making it so. It won’t happen in an empty stadium. Corrupting the final lines of a quite brilliant set of lyrics: “If you want to make Meadow Lane a better place, take a look at yourself and make that change”! Only when we return in numbers to Meadow Lane will our football club start to climb up the league again. The blame game has to stop here. It’s up to us now. So let’s do this Club proud and support it in the truest sense of the word.
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  14. Dear professional footballer, I as a Notts County fan am slightly in awe of your football club and your ability to not be in the bottom five at the end of the season. I understand that, although your season is effectively over, you have your professional pride and will want to end the season on a high note in front of your own fans. However, a meaningless final day win will soon be forgotten. Added to that, such a result would likely relegate us and leave you facing a trip to Crawley next season. Where would you prefer to visit, Nottingham or Crawley? I have put together a helpful guide to help you decide. Nottingham looks like this. And Crawley looks like this: Like a night out? Nottingham has an excellent nightlife, the perfect place for a promotion party next season. And the male-to-female ratio is, shall we say, favourable too. Maybe you will get to play us at Meadow Lane on Good Friday next season. What a pain! But wait, Nottingham isn't far from Skegness, which looks like this: Of course, Crawley isn't far from the coast. It's near Brighton, which looks like this: Of course I have no intention of trying to affect your performance levels. But maybe you should keep these images in mind when you're about to take that penalty kick on Sunday
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  15. Hi Folks, I don't like posting messages of this nature, however Anonypie (Elaine) has passed away. She had been diagnosed with a severe form of cancer, which sadly lead to this news. Its with deepest condolences that I inform the members here. Elaine was a blessing to me, always kind and there for support. She made our Match Chat what is today, she will be sadly missed. Rest in Peace Anony and thank you. x PoN sends our regards to Josh, family members and friends.
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  16. Usually, at the beginning of the season, managers rotate their squads a fair amount – this was no doubt the same for Neal Ardley. While many fans called for him to settle the squad down, myself included, it is quite natural to switch out players here and there. Sometimes, it’s a little concerning when it’s five or more and when it’s never allowed to settle. Yes, sometimes it’s due to fitness concerns, tactical reasons but you know when there’s too many. For the most of the 2019/20 season, I have felt encouraged and have seen some good performance. There have been woeful ones, yet most players work hard to do well in games, and this is all we can ask of them. Right now, there are several players massively out of form and a few who have been quite poor all season. To a degree, this is to be expected after the season we had last year and all of the turmoil leading up to the current campaign – but there becomes a time when playing them isn’t the answer. Before the recent form, I know fans talked about having “depth” in the squad, and I would have agreed, while the likes of Matt Tootle, Pierce Bird and others have been frozen out. Sometimes it appears quite harshly; It makes you wonder if this is part of the issue, a lack of competition and rewards for performers who have done well. Strong competition, a good level of morale led to a level of success during the 2017/18 season under Kevin Nolan, players coming into the squad knew what were expected to remain in the squad. The complete opposite to the season in which Notts were relegated from the Football League for simply being not good enough. After all, it must be disheartening for some players to put on the shirt, perform to a standard which they’re happy with, only to end up falling out of favour. Sam Osborne is the perfect example since he’s an academy prospect and has bulked up a fair amount during the close season. When he starts, I think he does better personally, whereas a sub it does take him a little time to get up to speed, and this is all-natural. I’m not knocking him, I think he’s a great prospect and if I were the manager of Notts County he would be starting a lot more. Simply due to his work rate and importance of development, as he will only improve with game time. Which leaves the question why we haven’t given the likes of Enzio Boldewijn a rest, a good player, defensively a disappointing but when in form – no doubt a quality player. This season, he’s appeared more of a luxury and quite fortunate that Ardley holds him with such high regards. As to me, it seems Boldewijn is guaranteed a start either due to lacking natural wide men or simply due to the odd wonder goal he scores – which never gives the full facts about his performances. I must stress, I do like him, and I’m trying to nitpick about him. I feel that when you have a player so desperately out of form, it makes little sense to expect him to improve when he’s constantly being played and almost 99% guaranteed to start. The same can be said for both full-back positions, Damien McCrory has looked good, but his form has dipped as of late. Richard Brindley looks a good technical signing; however, much of the same can be said about him too. At centre back, it’s almost like Ardley has gone out of his way to guarantee certain players will start in these positions. When asked about the position, he’s mentioned that he can’t make changes due to a lack of cover – yet allowed Bird to depart on loan to Boston United. I know some fans also have concerns about our strike force; however, I don’t think they’re the issue. Kyle Wootton has come into his element, found his boots and works hard. The only call I might suggest is switching Wes Thomas for Kristian Dennis when playing teams which either lack height at the back or have scrappy defenders who would leave Dennis the space to thrive. Nathan Tyson is perfectly fine to be a rotational and casual starter, and there’s the option of putting him out wide if we require too. In midfield, I do feel there’s a requirement for more creativity – Regan Booty is far more effective for me being able to dictate the passing and play a more advanced role as a play-maker. I agree with many fans that Mitch Rose and Michael Doyle doesn’t work – yet would allowing Rose to go out wide make sense? Rose hasn’t seemed the same player all season; however, I did feel he performed much better when Doyle was sitting out his suspension. There are advantages to giving some young and hungry players a chance to start, but when they see that it’s almost certain that whatever they do – the following week will return to the same lineup there’s a major lack of motivation. Give Osborne more game time, re-introduce Dion Kelly-Evans – consider giving Zoumana Bakayogo a game. Allow Boldewijn and Rose to sit out a few games, bring in Booty or Shields to remove some of the pressure. Make the most of the depth we have at our disposal, and it’s easy for me to suggest this, much hard to put in practice – I admit. Yet the issue Ardley faces is the fact it will only become harder the longer he leaves it. Squad morale and confidence would make a massive difference to this Notts County team. Most fans want to see the club fighting, giving 100% and at times this has fallen short. Most people I know and I don’t expect us to be thrashing teams – that is unrealistic but throwing it out there as part of the problem doesn’t make it part of the solution. Much like Ardley suggesting people want him to fail, fans want to see and feel the clubs moving forward. Nobody’s bothered if certain people behind the scenes has problems, you have to get on with it. Otherwise, it seems like you have accepted it as a problem. Share your thoughts about this feature article on Pride of Nottingham by signing up to the website, visiting the forum and joining in the chat with hundreds of fellow Notts County fans. Fancy showcasing your brand or business on Pride of Nottingham? Click here to find out more about sponsorship and advertising opportunities with us.
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  17. It makes me feel very sad when I hear silly comments, you would be surprised to learn about some of the discrimination I have faced for being someone with an invisible disability. I have had some Notts fans tell me to kill myself, even threatening that they would do it - all over PON and the fact that I decided to do something positive with my life. Some of these fans are well known to likes of people. Racism, hate, discrimination, sexism and being anti-gay is nonsense. Treat people for who they're and not for other reasons. I think racism isn't something that is tackled very well especially in football, but then I go back to the other similar issues and feel what if we could make that difference. I don't see colour, creed, poor, wealthy - I see people. I might be in a minority but I would never hate on anyone.
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  18. Pride of Nottingham's latest PONcast is now available for fans to listen to. @Chris and @samwatto2008 discuss several key topics, including the first away win over Macclesfield Town. They also touch upon the EFL Trophy and if we agree with the competition. In addition we debate Notts' chairman Alan Hardy's use of twitter and the contrast between his work and personal life. Also they share points on the recruitment this summer and much more. What do you think about the discussion? Can Enzio Boldewijn be more defensive minded? Has the recruitment improved at Notts or does it still require further work? Is Harry Kewell utilising all his tools? Have your say on this weeks Pride of Nottingham PONcast.
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  19. A message for all forum users. We want Pride of Nottingham to be a family friendly place where people can chat about Notts County, football and life in general without arguments, abuse, spammers or trolls spoiling our community, however the admin team and moderators can't read every post, this is where you the ordinary member can help, if you see a post you are not happy with or you have any concerns about a post please let the moderation team know by reporting it. You can do this by clicking the "report post" button in the top right hand corner of the post, this will alert the moderation team so that action can be taken. There has been very little trouble of this kind in the past and with your help as the community grows we can keep it that way. COYP.
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  20. Notts County are said to be interested in the former Newcastle United striker Adam Campbell. The Nottingham Post reported on Friday that the Magpies may be willing to offer the 20-year-old forward a lifeline following his release by the Tyneside club. Campbell was once held in high regard by United but failed to make the grade with the Premier League outfit and was let go by the Magpies at the end of the season. Campbell had a fleeting career at St James’ Park which was limited to just five appearances after the striker was shipped out on loan to Carlisle United, St Mirren, Fleetwood Town, Hartlepool United and Gateshead to aid his development. Campbell spent time of loan with Gateshead last term but still managed to bag 12 goals in 30 appearances for United’s under 21s setup and the Geordie-born attacker’s form caught the eye of Premier League rivals, West Bromwich Albion. Albion offered the former England youth international a trial back in April but the striker failed to make a lasting impression on the Baggies who opted against pursuing their interest in the player. However the news of Campbell’s release has alerted the attention of County boss Ricardo Moniz who is keen to bolster his attacking armoury amid the injuries to Ronan Murray and Colby Bishop. It remains to be seen whether Campbell’s ex- Newcastle colleague, Alan Smith, will persuade Moniz to offer the striker a route back into football following the striker’s fledgling career, with the forward yet to live up to his early promise. @JBarlow95_
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  21. I welcome you all to the new campaign, here's to a good 2015-16 season. You Pies! #PON >https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgp0SkCJVu8 @28111862, @7pies, @allardyces tash, @AmericanPie, @asylum, @barnet11uk, @batonncfc, @Black&WhitePIE, @Blink1862, @Canadian, @captain-ncfc, @CliftonMagpie, @cotton13, @Countyman, @DangerousSausage, @Dripsey3, @Dunce, @eighteensixtytwo, @Floridamagpie, @GrannyPie, @gtownjohnno, @harryd, @heraldmagpie, @hissingdwarf, @hot spud, @JimmysIncredible, @lambleypie, @liampie, @Magicianpie, @MichaelRiordan, @MuddyPatchPie, @NCRichie, @Nicknackk93, @NortonNCFC, @Orrere, @paulnathan666, @Pete T, @Pies4u, @piesmare, @Piety, @pokerpie, @PTID1862, @SilverEcho, @skyhighpie, @SouthwestPIE, @super_ram, @theMagpies, @themightymagpies, @thommo, @tonyhateley, @upthepies, @Veggie pie, @wacky, @waldorf, @weymouthPIE, @william1984, @wroughty
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  22. Hi Folks, I am in the process of updating and tinkering with certain parts of the site, nothing major but it's something which requires being done. This includes overhauling pages and updating them, now within the new season I hope to find help with the league table for example. It's edited manually, so having a couple of members open to assisting me would be appreciated. Can I ask all appointed moderators of our community sections to please keep chipping in with fresh topics, replying and generating interest within the forums that they manage. @tonyhateley, @hissingdwarf, @liampie, @Canadian, @PTID1862, @Blackville, @ivansneck and @super_ram. It's brilliant to see the community spirit of the site, especially with so many fans in the past few recent days adding their thoughts to discussions. It certainly goes along way and it is greatly appreciated. Don't be put off from starting a discussion, blog or creating gallery! We would love to see more of this. Writers Myself and @Joe Jones are seeking regular contributors but also people to write one off pieces, this is a very important part and I would like to ask all our members to please consider this. If you're an inspiring writer, we can help you get noticed and likewise if you are a fan wanting to express your views or concerns, please do get in touch. We as a Fan Site operate on the views shared by ourselves and we would welcome additional input on whatever basis you can provide. Please enquire via media@prideofnottingham.co.uk Video section We have a video section which members can share links to YouTube and various other video streaming sites. I am keen to see the creative community share their own videos but also finds from the sites which they feel will benefit the Pride of Nottingham community. It's very simple to use, you just find a video and then add the share link to the system - provide the details such as the name and then the video will be seen by more fans. Within season this is a busy area of traffic for us, especially with @Cobby and myself work relating to fan inputs. Thanks for your time, please do leave a comment below.
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  23. I've just looked at the table and we're fourth, have lost three games out of 16 and have a hard-working, passionate team. I'm excited. There now cannot be any doubt whatsoever that Shaun Derry's black and white army will lead us to the Championship and eventually to world domination and beyond. Someone's got to win promotion, after all. It's about time it was us. Keep this at the top if you agree with the following: WE ARE GOING UP SAY WE ARE GOING UP!
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  24. Whilst I want to openly acknowledge that Notts requires strengthening up-top off the bat, one player I believe Ian Burchnall needs to commit to giving regular game time during the 2021/22 National League season is Lewis Knight. Arriving at Meadow Lane from Bradford Park Avenue, the exciting forward who has a blistering amount of pace – described during his debut for the magpies by BT Sports as ‘rapid’ looked to be a real handful. I can only imagine how effective he can become with developing further as a player and, featuring around the likes of Kyle Wootton and Elisha Sam who should only benefit the 22-year-old. Having scored 11 goals in 15 appearances for Park Avenue, it signalled a real sign of intent by Notts to sign such as young upcoming player, but I felt slightly disappointed after his initial run of games and the appointment of Ian Burchnall that his development time seemed to be abandoned - this might’ve been due to an injury to the young striker, towards the tail end of the last campaign. I mean, I can understand that whilst Jimmy Knowles was scoring those all-important goals that it left little space for him – especially with Knowles finding himself on the bench towards the end of last season. But I saw something promising in Knight, that needs to be given time to come up to the level the club requires. It’s not just due to his pace, which alone would cause a lot of those slow lanky brutes in National League trouble – his reading of the game seems to be something promising, as he found space which other players might not have drifted into. I think with the focus being on playing quick, steady build-up football – the sheer number of knock-ons that he would be able to get onto would be exciting to see. Plus, the formation of playing three centre-backs provides Notts that extra edge up top, that someone could really thrive from with the right level of support. It’s clear that Ian Burchnall favours this style of play as it provides an extra body in attack, but with a strong tall striker like Kyle Wootton, a tricky winger like Callum Roberts – this would leave opposition teams having to commit players to marking them alone. Including the new additions to the Notts ranks, such Aaron Nemane who also has a speedy reputation. The sluggish, slow Notts of old could be a thing of the past. When you intend to play ‘pretty football’ you need players who can hang onto the ball or at least run with it, I firmly feel Lewis Knight can develop into a forward that can get those all-important goals. Knight could be the right player to advance further with the right nurturing, being a player that could develop into a free scoring striker. Nobody imagined that Wootton would be such a big hit at Meadow Lane, yet I can see a similar amount of hard-work and graft in Knight too. Whether, he plays a big part in the upcoming season – it would be a waste not to give him further time to showcase what he can do. I also, don’t believe it would benefit Notts to loan him out as its clear he needs to make the step-up in order to be a success and the chances of him going out to a team above us seems slim. If there’s one thing we know, goal scorers are hard to find and even more difficult to see do well in our famous Black & White shirts. This is why, I feel for the promising aspects of Lewis Knights game – the only way he can improve further is to be given a chance to establish himself this upcoming season. Join the Pride of Nottingham in discuss what role you see Lewis Knight fulfilling in the upcoming season. Fancy showcasing your brand or business on Pride of Nottingham? Click here to find out more about sponsorship and advertising opportunities with us.
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  25. I actually feel it gives me a bit more time just to find myself, I know PON is fine and I don’t press like I once did. The past month has been a weird one, I’m fine but find things a bit difficult. Hence why I have taken time off here, something I have never done before and, off social media. I’m dedicated to vision of representing Notts and, keeping fans together. Honestly, I’m not concerned. This season was about consolidating on the terrible campaign before and our community has grown stronger for that reason. I’m quite happy to take more time to find a balance in my life, PON isn’t about me, it’s about us and I know people will come back when it’s right for them.
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  26. Not really new as such. More of a revisit to an old friend! Hope all is well here on PoN and everyone is enjoying, what is now, an excellent resource for Notts fans. I hope to drop in a little more in the future to add my voice to the conversations. Site is looking good and forum seems to be ticking along nicely so praise goes to all of you. The team behind PoN at the moment and the regulars who drop in daily, and also to the not so regulars who still make valuable contributions. Best wishes one and all.
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  27. All the Pride of Nottingham team would like to take a moment to wish all the members and guests, a very merry Christmas! We hope you truly have a wonderful day! You Pies!!
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  28. The latest Pride of Nottingham PONcast is now live! Join @Chris and @samwatto2008 yet again as they recap the Tranmere game in episode 51! In this week's episode the PON duo talk about Notts County's recent game against Tranmere Rovers at Meadow Lane. They also discuss how the squads passion lifted after Saturday's game against Tranmere as captured by Dan Westwell. They also talk about the upcoming games and how they will impact Notts County's form. Also, sharing their thoughts on the stories about the EFL and English Leagues. What do you think about the talking points mentioned in this PONcast?
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  29. i just went on twitter before heading here and i noticed that the pon gaffer had been mentioned by none other than corina turley! this portrait of jamie looks amazing! its very much like him. i really like how genuine and kind the turleys are, they both deserve a lot of credit for their interactions with the fans and hopefully the success will continue. what a very nice message it is tho!! i bet @Chris is too humble to say anything but i wanted to share it. well done mate!
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  30. Hello and welcome to the latest Pride of Nottingham PONcast Extra. Join @samwatto2008 and @Chris as they review the upcoming game against Tranmere Rovers. In this week's preview the PON duo talk about Notts County's upcoming game against Tranmere Rovers at Meadow Lane. they also reflect on both teams tactics and what style of play Tranmere Rovers are likely to bring to the field, along with what changes Notts County should make from their previous game. in addition, it's mentioned how Tranmere is Neal Ardleys first home game in charge. What do you think about Tranmere Rovers and the threats they bring to Meadow Lane? What is your score prediction and more importantly how do you see the game going?
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  31. The latest Pride of Nottingham PONcast is now live! Join @Chris and @samwatto2008 for episode 50. The lads review the recent Derby day game against Mansfield Town away at Field Mill. They also discuss how David Vaughan and Nathan Thomas played in the last game. whilst touching upon the speculation that Kevin Nolan was coming back as Notts County's manager before Neal Ardley was appointed. Finishing off with their thoughts on the players wages which is rumoured be causing a disruption and the appointment of Academy Manager Dave Regis. What do you think about the talking points mentioned in this PONcast?
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  32. The latest Pride of Nottingham PONcast is now live. Join @Chris and @samwatto2008 for episode 47. The PON duo preview this weekends upcoming game against Bury FC away from home at Gigg Lane. They also discuss whether Notts fans can get excited about the recent performances and results. along with talk about the released players from last season such as Adam Collin, Jonathan Forte, Carl Dickinson, Michael O'Connor and Liam Noble. All this and plenty more on the Pride of Nottingham PONcast. What do you think about the discussion? Can Notts fans get excited? Does Harry Kewell have a b-plan? Would you add a surprise to the Bury game such as starting Kristian Dennis or David Vaughan? Have your say on this weeks Pride of Nottingham PONcast.
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  33. As some of you may have noticed, the PON website has changed in certain areas. This morning I have upgraded the site which includes some very exciting features and, others which are improvements to the look. We are also pleased to announce that the Pride of Nottingham will from now on use its own branding - our name remains the same but instead 'Unofficial Notts County Fan Site', we will be now known as 'Pride of Nottingham (Notts County Community). I feel it's important we focus on the core values which I have tried to deliver to Notts fans and, community suits the feel of our website much better. In addition to the changes, I'm delighted to say that @Magic magpie and @ARLukomski will be joining the Admin team with immediate effect. Also, @CliftonMagpie will be joining our moderation team - along with LiamPie who has offered to join the site support role. These changes come into place with the departure of Joe Jones who is stepping down from the site, hopefully he will hang around but I would like to personally thank him for the years of dedication (even if sometimes I felt like... I won't go there). Many thanks to the members who kindly donated to ensure the upgrade happened, it is much appreciated. Chris,
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  34. This might be my only post. I joined just to post this. As a fan the only publicly-owned American Football club, The Green Bay Packers in Wisconsin, who have sold out every match since 1960, average 73,000 attendance per game in a town of just 200,000 and have a wait list for season tickets of 60 years on average, I am so happy to hear of your new owner and hopefully, a fresh start. I am a more recent fan of English football (last 2 years) and I am not the only new football fan here in America. Several of us know of the dilemma of Notts County out here and we have talked about how the "original" football club deserves better. Packers fans like myself are naturally drawn to underdogs from smaller cities like you. So we are all happy to hear of this step in the right direction. Lifetime Green Bay Packers fans can relate to you, for many reasons. There are many of us who are quietly rooting for you. You are not alone. Good luck!!
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  35. Once again Mr Trew's taken time out of his busy schedule to answer questions asked by our community here at Pride of Nottingham. It was July 2013 the last time we put a series of questions to the chairman of Notts County Football Club. Several members of the community took to ask questions, we asked everyone to help select which questions should be put to Mr Trew and here we are. Question asked by WeymouthPIE; How happy are you with the current position of the club on and off the field? Is it in the position you expected or hoped it would be in at this point when you first took over? To be honest and frank after the promotion in 2010 i thought we would sail through league 1 and become a championship side. However, i had a rude awakening but i have never lost site of this dream. I am more than happy with the progress this season and i dont mind admitting that its shows to me that there is no correlation between monies spent and success. This season and its no secret i cut the playing budget considerably but we now probably for the first time since my take-over i have a management team who believe in what we are trying to achieve and are happy to work with the budget given to them. Question asked by hissingdwarf; Do you think the artificial pitch is the way to go? Have you consulted the players on their feelings? I can say that at the Chairmans Conference is Cyprus in 2011 we were one of the clubs who proposed this. Unfortunately at that time it got voted down. We did this because it was apparent to all the damage the surface suffered from the Rugby. Now we have reached agreement with the Rugby to vacate Meadow Lane then need to 3G or 4G is much less. I am still personally in favour of lower league clubs playing on this surface because the risk of getting Winter games called off is few and far between. Question asked by Northants Pie; If you could do one thing for the betterment of football in general what would it be? More particularly the football league? Simply change the way the voting mechanism works. We currently have a system in the FL that even if you had both League 1 and League 2 voting in favour of change if the Championship voted against it, it would fail. I personally think the voting system is outdated and at the determent o football in general. It should be one team one vote in my opinion. Question asked by Canadian; What is your outlook for the next 3 seasons. Is the aim to reach the Championship? I think with our management team the club is in safe hands and we are building slowly for the future. The ambition and aim is to have Notts playing year in year out in the Championship that goal has never changed. Question asked by PTID1862; How does FFP affect both the club and yourself?... are the club currently within the rules without additional revenue injection? We manage to work with FFP only because the cash i inject into the football club. These monies are not allowed to be put in as loans but have to be Capital. Unfortunately, without someone injecting cash each season the club could not work with FFP simply because the expenditure is greater than our income. Question asked by Cobby; What do you attribute Derry and Abbott's current success to when compared with previous managers? This is a very good question which i have to say i have given a lot of thought to. In my opinion the important aspect for them is team spirit and players having the right attitude. We have been offered and had the ability to sign some what i would regard as Top Players at this level but they would not sign them because in there opinion they didn’t have the right attitude. ITs ironic and i have covered this off in a previous response but it highlight to me that there is no correlation between monies spent and success. Question asked by hissingdwarf; Out of all the players purchased, which has been the worst purchase and which was the 'one that got away' that you regret the most missing out on? I am not going to talk about specific individuals and i am sure i dont need to mention names because we all know who they are. With regard players we have missed out on there have been a number which i scout identified but the manager in situ at the time didn’t fancy for one reason or another. A number of these players have gone on to play in the Championship and Premier League and what is more sickening for me, been sold for vast sums. Question asked by TonyHateley; What has been your greatest regret since becoming the owner of Notts County FC? Quite simply the number of managers i have gone through. My biggest problem was i wanted immediate success and if a manger didn’t deliver this then i was trigger happy. I decided when i hired Shaun and Greg that even if we were relegated i would have stuck wight hem because believe in what they are trying to achieve. Question asked by Dripsey3; Do you have sleepless nights thinking about the amount of money it will cost to compete in the Championship if we get promoted? Did you know that the Championship is the 6th highest spending league in Europe? Are you sweating yet? Surprisingly not. Notts work better as a business in League 2 and the Championship. We are fortunate geographically if we were able to get into the Championship that we would have a number of packed house in many games because there are so many Midlands Clubs playing in it. In addition next season Championship Clubs get from memory another £3million a season from the PL so as a business model is works better than League 1. Question asked by liampie; I would like to know if there is any more plans to develop meadow lane further and if not, does that means you're happy with the ground? We have had plans drawn up now for just over 2 years on the development of the Family Stand. When i feel the time is right we will push the button on this project. Question asked by Cobby; Thankfully Greg Dyke's proposals (i.e. B TeamS) to "help" the English football fell of deaf ears. What were your thoughts on his proposals and do you think there is a way the FA could help the English game while also benefiting lower league teams? In short no. We now live in a era where you have the tail (i.e The Premier League) wagging the dog until they lose some of there power within the game nothing will ever change Question asked by Notts-Joe; Can you tell us anything new regarding the progress of Jimmy Spencer? I heard that the club have paid for some expensive equipment which will hopefully help in return and news regarding him returning to light training. Can you shed any light on this and Jimmy? Yes we have invested in some new equipment to assist with many injuries. Jimmy has made use of this equipment and his rehabilitation is now much more advanced. We are hoping if this progress continues he will feature before the end of this campaign. My personal opinion for what its worth and this is not to say the people filling his boots have not done well but if we had him playing this season we would be much higher up the table and close on the heels of Bristol City. ---------------------------------------- Extra question Question from TonyHateley's six year old Grandson George: My Grandad says you bought Notts County for a pound, the tooth fairy gave me £2 last week can I buy it off you? Its very easy to buy a football club but its no so easy maintaining one. Whilst i may have brought it for a pound i have spent over £18million to date either in direct cash or through sponsorships directly and indirectly by companies under my control. Join PoN - Register Here To View Other Content - Visit "PoN's Live Centre" or "View New Content". If you're new - Read Our Guide To the Site | Getting Used to PoN 101 Pride of Nottingham would like to thank Mr Trew for taking the time to answer our questions, we very much appreciate the time and it means a lot to out community that he would grant us time to do this feature. Onwards and Upwards! You Pies!!
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  36. Hello folks, and welcome to the tenth episode of Pride of Nottingham’s PONcast, Notts County's number one podcast. In today’s instalment we begin by discussing the start of the club’s pre-season, including an update from Chief Scout Guy Branston regarding recruitment over the last few weeks and heading into the new campaign. We then move onto the Magpies’ squad numbers and the latest transfer talk at Meadow Lane, including the arrival of Gill Swerts and the rumoured signing of Julian Jenner. We also touch on fan discussions relating to the rescheduled Mansfield game, who should get the captain’s armband and whether Colby Bishop should be given a run in the first team next season, and plenty more. Remember you can subscribe to our PONcast. You can do so by using Itunes for IOS devices, downloading any of the main podcast apps from the google play store or even listen to show using the TuneIn Radio app. Please let us know your thoughts on this PONcast, thank you for joining us. [media]http://traffic.libsyn.com/poncast/PONcast_Episode_10.mp3 Direct Download of the PONcast - Here Itunes - Link TuneIn Radio - Link As always, let us know your thoughts on this week’s PONcast on the forum or on the Facebook page, and once again, thank you for joining us.PONcast.co.uk ---------------- Previous Episodes PONcast Episode 1 - Link PONcast Episode 2 - Link PONcast Episode 3 - Link PONcast Episode 4 - Link PONcast Episode 5 - Link PONcast Episode 6 - Link PONcast Episode 7 - Link PONcast Episode 8 - Link PONcast Episode 9 - Link
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  37. Hi all and welcome to the sixth episode of Pride of Nottingham’s PONcast. In today’s instalment we begin by discussing Notts County’s second new signing of the close season – Derby County youngster Rhys Sharpe. We also touch on the changes behind the scenes, including the creation of several new positions and the promotion of key Notts staff to these roles. The PONcast then goes on to discuss the international exploits of goalkeeper Roy Carroll, former loanee Jack Grealish's FA Cup final appearance and Ashleigh Plumptre's call-up to the England Under-17 squad. Finally we interview SuperRam, a key member of the PON community, and find out his Magpie memories. Remember you can subscribe to our PONcast. You can do so by using Itunes for IOS devices, downloading any of the main podcast apps from the google play store or even listen to show using the TuneIn Radio app. Please let us know your thoughts on this PONcast, thank you for joining us. [media]http://traffic.libsyn.com/poncast/PONcast_Episode_6.mp3 Direct Download of the PONcast - Here Itunes - Link TuneIn Radio - Link PONcast.co.uk ---------------- Previous Episodes PONcast Introduction - Link PONcast Episode 1 - Link PONcast Episode 2 - Link PONcast Extra - Link PONcast Episode 3 - Link PONcast Extra (All-Stars Special) - Link PONcast Episode 4 - Link PONcast Episode 5 - Link
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  38. Hello and welcome to Pride of Nottingham's very first PoNcast! Hosted by Notts Joe and Joe "JJ" Jones, this milestone first episode looks at Notts County's chances of survival in League One ahead of our last game away at Gillingham. We touch on our recent form and results, our last game against Doncaster Rovers, the job that new manager Ricardo Moniz has done so far at the helm of the Magpies, and the return of Jimmy Spencer from long-term injury. We also discuss the latest developments on the PoN website and within the PoN community, before wrapping up the show with a look at the Nottingham All-Stars derby between Notts and Forest on Sunday May 17! We hope you enjoy the show and of course, COME ON YOU PIES! [media]http://traffic.libsyn.com/poncast/Pride_of_Nottingham_-_PoNcast_Episode_1.mp3 PONcast Website Please do give this a listen, from now on the PONcast's will be spread out. If anyone is interested in being on the show, please let a message or contact me. Thanks for your support!
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  40. Dear Community/Visitors, It's been a good year for us, I am personally excited about 2015 holds for us and although we have seen some tragic news in recent days, I know that we're on the right path. The festive period is all about friends and family, I take warmth from knowing that I have made several from my activities on PoN and I have enjoyed all your company either via the site or match chat (I should include match days/events). May you all have a wonderful time in the upcoming days and to the wind down of 2014, please take care of yourself and let's make 2015 a year where we are all proud. All at Pride of Nottingham wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. You Pies! Notts-Joe and Cheeky.
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  41. [media]http://youtu.be/A2wWvT2u4Ow Thanks to everyone who took part, it was fun!
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  42. Pinched from Facebook. The new batch of Man Utd season tickets have arrived. Apologies to any Man Utd fans.
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  43. I have to apologise about not opening the floor up for voting, things my end have been very busy yet again and I totally forgot but I have placed this into my diary to run the nomination process for this upcoming months around the 22nd. Myself and @Magic magpie have discussed things and between us we have come up with the winners of June 2018. It's been great seeing so many returning members and, of course new fans joining in. Without further ado, I will name the following NewPie of the Month, Member of the Month and Team Member of the Month. Starting off with the 'Newpie of the Month'. The winner is... @TM1993 - We felt you've settled in well since joining the community, posting some very interesting replies to discussions. Member of the Month: goes to.... @liampie - You've been right behind everyone with your contributions and your dedication is amazing. Team Member of the Month: is... @Northants Pie - It's good to see you chipping in and adding your views in detail, both myself and Magic Magpie have been very impressed. I would like to thank everyone for joining in, from visitors to members. You have all made a difference and this upcoming season should prove to be a promising year for us. Please take time to spread some 'community' cheer and congratulate each member for their achievements this past month. You Pies!!
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  44. Ahead of our new weekly update on how the potential future of Notts County is progressing we are going to have a recap on how the season has started so far. The youth team play their matches within the Football League Youth Alliance U18 North East division, the league consists of the following 13 teams. Bradford City - Burton Albion - Chesterfield - Doncaster Rovers - Grimsby Town - Hartlepool United - Hull City - Lincoln City - Mansfield Town - Notts County - Rotherham United - Scunthorpe United - York City. We currently sit in 5th place in the league with 14 points from 9 games, a link to the full league table can be found here There are two separate cup competitions, one being the Football League Youth Alliance Cup, the other being the FA Youth Cup. Unfortunately we were knocked out in the first round of the Youth Alliance Cup on penalties 8-7 to Burton Albion after the game finished 1-1. We have been drawn against Peterborough United in the first round of the FA Youth Cup with this game being played tonight 12/11/2014 at London Road, details of this can be found here along with Head of Academy Coaching Mick Halsall's thoughts on the game. The latest Youth Alliance league game was played at the Eagle Valley stadium on Saturday the 8th November, we came out on top of the five goal thriller with a 3-2 victory against Bradford City, Ben Browne opened the scoring for us with Bradford City replying shortly afterwards, highly rated striker Colby Bishop soon put us back in front from the penalty spot, once again though Bradford city equalised just before the interval, we won the game in the second half through Rhys Myers who scored with a powerful header from a set piece straight from the training pitch. Mick Halsall commented on the performance saying "Bradford City are one of the leagues better sides, but we competed well against the physical unit and earnt an important win, the lads attitude and desire to work shone through. They always give 100%" Next up for lads in the league is Mansfield away on the 15th November, once again we are in action tonight against Peterborough United in the FA Youth Cup at London Road with a 7pm kick off, ticket details can be found here.
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  45. The past month really had stumped us, in fact I wasn't sure who to name originally. We have so many fantastic posters, who provide the site with a wide range of points and opinions. I would like to throw a couple of mentions before I name the actual member of the month, yet before I do, I would like to thank you all for contributions. When you visit regularly and comment, it provides a lot for the PON site, it gives us a foundation for the community we have and I cannot encourage it enough. This said, all visits and contributors greatly help - so please don't feel ignored if you visit once every so often. Firstly, @Piety - Brilliant contributor, responses always add a great to deal to the discussions. @pokerpie - Also has made some excellent contributions and it's nice to see him settling in. @wacky and @wroughty are also two members who stand out for their efforts with posting detailed responses. All four of you very much deserve being mentioned and highlighted. Member of the Month - July @nottsfever - I made comments within the latest PONcast (soon to be aired, now there's a plug ) I think nottsfever sums up what makes a difference within the community, always getting involved and posting good responses - joins in discussions and talks to other members but also contributes by starting topics. Not only this, I often see nottsfever commenting on our social pages from time to time and it's just fantastic to see. Please take the time to congratulate this months winner(s) folks! You Pies!!
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  46. Just a quick plug for the prediction league ahead of the new season, it all kicks off in three weeks time - and that's just between tony & super_ram It's always good fun, plenty of laughs and gets a fair few new members posting, so do join in. According to @notts-joe, there might even be a prize on offer this season! If you've not played the game before, I will post six fixtures every week - two from each league in the FL, and you simply have to post your score predictions for each game. If you get the score correct you get three points; if you get the right result but not the score you get one point, and obviously if you get the result wrong you get nothing. To make things a little bit more interesting, I'm introducing the "joker" prediction this season. Basically you have to choose one of your predictions as your joker, and if you get it right you get double points on that game So keep an eye out in the week leading up to the game at Stevenage for the firsst round. Generally fixtures will be posted a couple of days before the games, and the scores and table are normally updated on either a Saturday evening or the Sunday, depending on where I've been on the Saturday
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  47. Achieving targets really does help the site progress, as does fans leaving their opinions. I am always pleased to see the responses and contributions, so I personally want to thank every once again for their involvement. You Pies!
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  48. I haven't had time to create the graphics and I almost forgot again, so please forgive me. I always like to praise all the members who visit and contribute, it really does help. Many felt when I mentioned this place (before I put it up) that it wouldn't be worthwhile but I believe that we have something special here and I wouldn't take credit for that. For me it's the people who brighten my day up! That's why it is so important to me to thank you all. Member of the Month - September 2014 @Northants Pie You've been a big help, not only with your cheerful comments but the help you've given me. I really do appreciate your help this month and I really hope you have time to continue. 2nd - Member of the Month - Silver @anonypie Richly deserved for all the effort she puts into managing the chat room for me, when I added it - I know I wondered how I would get people in and thankfully I didn't have too because Anony did! Each game you're there and keeping the conversation going, I really couldn't picture anyone else running the show in the chat room. 3rd - Member of the Month - Bronze @hissingdwarf Sickness - You're always the backbone of the site. I enjoy reading the banter you have with Super (both of them) but I especially enjoy reading your comments to our games. Keep it up buddy! Special mentions - @Pies4u - You're the fan who knows his game! Always pleased to see you contribute. @super_ram and @GrannyPie - My Chuckle Parents! Would be missed without your support, always there to help remind me and get me back on track when I am a little down. Keep up the good work! (this might seem biased but I think they honestly deserve it) @MuddyPatchPie - I miss you around the community, though I am delighted with your contributions recently. You're also someone I look forward to reading comments from, especially your opinion on how we play. Also - Keep up the great work @Canadian you somehow manage to balance your work and PoN (Thank God). Congrats to you all and many thanks!
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  49. So I have been speaking with @notts-joe and we were hoping to get some more interactive media on the site. Here is our first attempt! [media]http://youtu.be/OnkS4ilTS-Q Thanks to everyone who agreed to take part! Hopefully we'll get to do this more often (when the wind isn't as strong)
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