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  1. Great post. You should list the things you would like the club to do, you never know they might read it.
    6 points
  2. These are worrying times, the next week or so will see a major decision being made by the Notts board about who the next manager will be, it will decide the future of our great club, everyone should be worried, there are a lot of long standing fans who are now saying they are close to throwing in the towel. For all our sakes and for the sake of this great club we love Mr. Trew and the board MUST make the right decision. Irrespective I will still support the club I love and have supported for the last 50 odd years but then again I am a glutton for punishment and I have been here and worse before, there is nothing new under the sun.
    5 points
  3. Pretty much what you've written sums me up too, although I'm only 26. I miss 10 years off from the things you've seen but for me it's about family. It's also about those you know at the Lane and some I've met treat you as family, which is pretty special! Being a Notts supporter is just like any other club, yet we hold onto some good tradition and make sure we keep the feeling about support, family and encourage future generations to be fans also. Some of my friends who support the red team, don't care who there children support. Not bothered about introducing them but for me it's about family at Notts.
    5 points
  4. I've been watching Notts for over 50 years and like you have seen ups and downs in that time, for me being a Notts supporter is a way of life, a habit I suppose, it's just something that seems to have always been there since I was very young, I can't see me ever not being a Notts supporter. When I am not at the match I am desperately trying to find the latest score on my phone or whatever means I can, I hate the summer when we aren't playing and there isn't much going on at the club.
    5 points
  5. The club needs to do something to encourage younger fans, as a quick scan of the crowd photos will show that its the same OLD faces that turn up every week, and although the photographer concentrates on them , there are few younger fans in the crowd. If we don't get them whilst they are young and impressionable, they will be lost to the never never land that is at the top of premier league. Never able to get or afford a ticket Never ware the shirt when they are loosing.
    4 points
  6. Notts Joe, thanks to your son! That was interesting and well written. Suggestions as to how we can improve the experience for our younger supporters are always welcome. If any of you have children or grandchildren with ideas, I'd love to hear them Thanks COYP
    4 points
  7. I agree with all your calls, they're spot on mate. This is an excellent blog, really insightful and it allows us to see just how far we have came, comparing to what we miss. If we can stay above Bradford then we would have done well and mostly Liddle might have some sort of regrets, especially if we do eventually go up and he doesn't. Great piece bud!
    4 points
  8. It was nice to see you enjoy the game despite the result, you're the type of fan to get behind the team even if you didn't really sing much. I know you was somewhat nervous but how cool was it to play the drum? even I didn't manage that, so you're very lucky. Really proud of you for continuing this and for your keen interest in writing. Keep it up son
    4 points
  9. For some strange reason, I took an interest in Notts County's results for a few years, before I went to my first game in 2005. I don't know what it was - I was only 7/8 at the time but for some reason I was drawn to the club. Maybe I liked the "underdog" tag; being different from everyone else who supported Forest or big clubs like Liverpool or Man Utd. Maybe I just liked their kit, I don't know! It's something that gets in your blood. Like Tony says above, when I'm not at a game - which living in Weymouth is every week really, I'm constantly checking the score. My mates will tell you - I've gone mad for no apparent season on the Weymouth terraces before having seen we've scored. There's just something about Notts. The one thing I love more than anything else about our supporters is our unique sense of humour. It's as if we're so used to the lows that we will ALWAYS find something to smile and have a laugh about. I've been to so many games where we've lost, but had a great time nonetheless. It's also a real family, community club isn't it. To me, football in general is about the camaraderie between you, your family, friends and the rest of the fans. One of the perks of supporting a small club like ours is that you recognise a lot of faces and make a lot of friends. I love it. It just kills me not being able to go regularly. Who knows, maybe I'll move back to Nottingham one day, I don't know at the minute. But what I do know is that it hurts me inside not being able to go to many games - 4 a season if I'm lucky. We support our team through thick and thin, come rain or shine. CTID! Some great posts here by the way, really sums up what football, and a club means to so many people
    4 points
  10. guys thanks for your comments they are a really good read. It seems to me that notts county fans are born in to the family that is known as the black and white army. to me being part of that family and knowing that my sons will continue that tradition gives me a the belief and pride to be black and white.
    4 points
  11. I just feel proud to be a Notts fan.My dad(Joe's grandad) took me to see Notts when I very young and Notts just became an important part of my life..The only other team I look out for is Derby because that is who my husband supports.When our two teams are playing at the same time and there is radio commentary on Notts we have the radio on in the kitchen(Radio Derby) and one on in the living room(Uncle Colin)
    4 points
  12. Don't dwell on what you can't change @Chris, in the eyes of most Notts fans you're a champ! Considering all you do with your own struggles.
    3 points
  13. Mate it's a good read to see that you are feeling happier within yourself.
    3 points
  14. I thought he was a good manager, especially during games. He knew how to get a side attacking, perhaps defensively it could have been improved but the brand of football always entertained. I actually don't recall why he was sacked, well the "reason" for it. I always felt Shaun Derry should have remained at Notts, but the memories of Moniz are there. The opening game against Stevenage will always be remembered fondly by me. I left thinking we were on the verge of something special, perhaps if he had more time to influence Notts he might have got us back into League One.
    3 points
  15. We recruited badly in the summer, people were looking at Boldewijn, Dennis, Hemmings, Vaughan and were thinking that it would be easy this year (even the Peterborough chairman thought we would be up there), but we released: Collin - Not replaced O'Connor - Not replaced Shola - Not replaced Milsom - OK, he's back, but only just Forte - (goals not replaced) Alan Smith - Not replaced (maybe not on the pitch, but behind the scenes) The top three are the killers, Keeper, Midfield linchpin, and Target Man, pretty much the spine of the side. Without these, we were always going to struggle. There are six, or seven players that need to go in January, but can't see them willing to drop to non league, which is probably the only league that would want them. Looking at the side now, it is a bit damning that the only summer signings in the first XI are Boldewijn and Hemmings. Vaughan looks terrible and not suited to league 2, Dennis & Kellett have never looked fit, Thomas has looked OK in patches and the kids don't count. I don't think we will go down (famous last words), but I cannot currently see us finishing anywhere in the top half now.
    3 points
  16. This is a real passionate piece written by a fan who loves his club. Reading this is a breath of fresh of fresh air from the normal going round on social media. Because there is no language or any desire to start an argument it’s the club how he sees it. Sat with him yesterday I could see in his face the pain and disbelief but rather than shout around it’s in this a proper piece of passionate writing - well done mate honestly wrote with heart and passion
    3 points
  17. I can relate @Chris, just try to think of something else Kevin Nolan will sort it.
    3 points
  18. its starting to get on my nerves, im keeping off social media because its hell. it must be harder for someone who invests so much time in doing something positive that some just dont get. hopefully things pick up mate.
    3 points
  19. Hi Chris I know I don't come on here much but this blog prompted me to want to reply, I hope you don't mind. Since my son died I have read a lot about depression and mental health and have come to the conclusion that a good therapy is to talk openly about it, as you have done before and are doing here. I don't profess to understand your feelings and anxieties because thankfully I don't suffer but I do think it is good to talk to family, friends and even publicly about how you are feeling, in that way people can give you support. My son had thousands of on line friends, hundreds of off line friends and a loving family but he didn't open up, if he had done things might be different. You've got lots of good friends and a wonderful family network who I know support you and are proud of all you do. If you are being harrassed by online friends, just block them or unfriend them, don't suffer it, don't engage with them they aren't worth the trouble. Sorry to go on but I just wanted to have my say, I hope it helps and I hope you don't mind me adding my thoughts. Take care, Tony.
    3 points
  20. Very much agree with the sentiments expressed. I fear the real risk of relegation as Meadow Lane's atmosphere resembles a morgue. Was Jamie an undertaker in training? His appointment not only affected the football, it also questioned us fans in our allegiance, that's how bad it got. Now with an experienced manager, the on field problems remain. Recruitment policy not improved, this whole situation hurts in my 50th year of supporting Notts. I want to see a team that cares, to match how much we care as supporters. I want to see reassurance from Ray of either intent of reinvigorating this club or to pass on custodianship to someone that cares.
    3 points
  21. Oh what memories and what a class goal , remember it well , so much to enjoy on this site , just love it , still exploring PoN
    3 points
  22. you make some great points @super_pie, i am sure the club appreciate the voice of a younger fan. it helps to see things, so i would recommend writing your suggestions down like @Dan mentioned.
    3 points
  23. I agree but I do not like how the football table has recently started being abused by older boys who dont allow younger children to play at all. Thank you for the comment Dan. I may list some ideas but I feel they have better things to be doing.
    3 points
  24. I praise the club for what they, the way they have got children involved but I have always said more can be done. Having taken the photos in the club shop for a brief time - I met many young fans who had a great heart and attitude towards the club (which you will know). Your friend Lee, he's unlike a lot of young fans and I think there's certainly more that could do done on match days. This interest will lead to further loyalty, so maybe at some stage we will see more but I wouldn't make recommendations myself.
    3 points
  25. Reads well. Look forward to more! Regards footy on the TV, I'm the same. Can't enjoy it unless it's Notts! Can't be doing with all the egos. God knows what would happen if the unthinkable did happen and we got to the promised land. Maybe I'd be pining for Andy White and Guy Branston to do another impromptu performance!!
    3 points
  26. The question is do they sell those famous German Sausages and is that why you're not called SillyPie or DangerousPuka? Great blog! How did I miss this...
    3 points
  27. Glad you have joined the blogging ranks, and I look forward to reading the very, very big topic, it will bring back memories...
    3 points
  28. it would be nice to get mcgregor and grealish back but its not going to happen. i also think this is very spot on, tho i am unsure about sheehan and his contract rumours. he was a good player for us, yet he did seem to question loyalty.
    3 points
  29. I think it would be a sad day when Colin Slater retires, for the mistakes he makes - He doesn't half make up for them with his knowledge of Notts and the fact he's a walking County encyclopedia. I can certainly understand how some have tired to him, although just with everything i life some do not. I think it's down to him really. There's hard working pros with enough skill - I wonder sometimes why it's so hard to mix a squad with different types of talent. We could also do with our own training ground, something we can do up and have full control over but I'd prefer money right now to be spent on the squad and I can't really pretend to understand the ins and outs of a football club. Finance is something Mr Trew knows best, so I am sure he will be looking into numbers. Cheers for the blog Scott
    3 points
  30. I was brought up in Alfreton.The nearest league grounds were-Mansfield,9 miles-Chesterfield,13 miles-Derby,15 miles and Notts and that lot 16 miles.There were a few Man U fans about ,influenced by the Munich disaster and a few Spurs fans due to their double success but most were Derby or Unmentionable fans.My family were Derby. My uncle (my dad's youngest brother) was always going on about Derby(he was, and still is obsessed)He used to bang on about Derby's FA Cup win and got me to memorise the team.He used to show me old programmes and never shut up talking about The Rams.In fact my Grandma used to tell him to change the subject only for my Grandad or some other family member to take up where my uncle left off.Is there any wonder I support Derby County,it was drilled in to me.Then when I started work and later met my wife to be you may understand why Notts come a very close second.
    3 points
  31. @super_ram @GrannyPie Thank you for the present, I can't say how much it improves life but it goes along way towards enjoying creating art.
    2 points
  32. You're right @Chris, Notts will be fine and the clubs lucky to have someone who fights so hard to represent them despite all your up evils. Great blog.
    2 points
  33. the main thing is the clubs existence, players come and go. relegation happens, i hope that we survive but if we dont i will still be here next season.
    2 points
  34. Couldn't agree more @Piethagoram. We do have a goal scorer in Kristian Dennis but we won't get to see him in action because he doesn't suit Kewell's "plans". So therfore we have 100k sat on the bench doing nothing. I personally like Vaughan as a player but he is not what we needed. O'Connor is what we needed and the money spent on Vaughan could have been used for MOC. I have mentioned this a few times and completley agree with your comments. This summer we bought on name and not ability in my opinion. We are not the only team to have spent money in the summer but I will admit it is alarming the rate we are spending and the returns are not great at the moment. It's frustrating to see the lack of direction and knowledge on transfers. I personally think whoever is in charge of transfers has not got the foggiest. It says a lot when young fans like myself and @ARLukomski can name better players for half the price of what were paying some of the clowns right now that would do a better job. Countless times I have had conversations with fans like Dec suggesting better players for loans or cheaper prices than what we would have been paying. There is next to no competition for certain places in the team such as RB, Tootle has nothing to push for because he knows he will be in the team week in week out. We sit here thinking who were going to sign in January but why should we need to? We have a massive squad already and Kewell should have the tools to finish the job. This just shows how poor and disgusting our recruitment is, how can we have this large of a squad and still want more? Absolutely barmy. Good thread @Piethagoram!
    2 points
  35. A good read Chris. Hope to see Jake down the Lane again soon. C'mon Jake your COUNTY needs you.
    2 points
  36. This is some read @Chris. I don't know what to write in the comments but I wanted to leave a supportive message. Focus on what makes you happy lad.
    2 points
  37. Summed the season up brilliantly a great read
    2 points
  38. I think the sentiments expressed above by weymouthPIE's blog are well expressed and felt by the majority of fans of this great club , fresh blood at the highest level of the club is definitely needed , we need someone who wants to be here , someone with passion for the club , and with a real plan to get where they say they want to take the club , and be realistic . Why no news out the club again unless I've missed any , we should be allowed to be in the know , its club destroying this silence .
    2 points
  39. I watched the video on YouTube of him the other week. It confirmed a story I had been told as a child, basically Jimmy stayed with us - despite better offers from higher because he didn't want to let 'the people of nottingham down', the young players, board, chairman etc. *Sigh... You wouldn't get that respect these days.
    2 points
  40. I agree with the young mans comments totally a little bit more encouragement from the club would go down well also making under 12s a £1 on match days to put bums on seats wich would create revenue through the catering and club shop On the day we went to Liverpool prior to the game there were all types of entertainment all around the ground such as Penalty Shooting and five a side football whilst I realise we are not a club like Liverpool ( Yet ) this would incur very little outlay from the club but would be sowing seeds for the up and coming Magpie supporters of the future
    2 points
  41. 2 points
  42. Great read Jake, keep it up mate, I doubt many people your age can write as well as you
    2 points
  43. Another great blog Jake! When do you think you will be able to go to an away match next? Keep writing! Elaine x
    2 points
  44. Nice blog again Jake. Glad you had a go on the drum, and yes if you could mess with the scoreboard would be good too. Hopefully you won't have to though. Well Done, Jake.
    2 points
  45. What a talented grandson you have here! I look forward to future blogs Super Pie
    2 points
  46. Very different but very well put Jake i think a future in media is on the cards.
    2 points
  47. That was an excellent read Superpie, I hope you will write some more about Notts in the future. ps. Josh is back home now so will be going on the minibus to the next away game.
    2 points
  48. There was an annoying chap used to sit a couple of rows in front of us at Derby who was always moaning about something or other.No matter how well Derby as a team or individually were playing he would always be be shouting some abuse.As the season progressed people around him were getting increasingly annoyed and telling him to shut up if he didn't have anything constructive to say.Eventually he stood up arguing with everyone and was removed by the stewards(to applause) and we never saw him again.
    2 points
  49. I've explained before-I first took an interest in Notts while working with an older Notts nut.We used to exchange match talk and support each other when results went wrong.He would tell me about all the old players he'd seen.As a teenager I found this all really interesting.My interest in Notts was helped similarly by my father-in-law (GrannyPie's dad and Joes Grandad)We would test each other with Notts/Derby/general football trivia.
    2 points

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