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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. I'm sure it's effected a lot of fans, I'm just getting fed up of certain things and how people react. It's not for anyone to pass judgement but sod those that do.
    2 points
  32. A good read Chris. Hope to see Jake down the Lane again soon. C'mon Jake your COUNTY needs you.
    2 points
  33. Do what you need to do Chris, I wouldn't worry because you do a great job here. I am sure Notts fans would agree.
    2 points
  34. My mum is in her 70th year of supporting Notts County. I don't believe for one minute the players intend to go out and play so badly, why would they? But at the same time don't know what the answer is.
    2 points
  35. I still vividly recall, when Howard Wilkinson arrived at Notts, Jimmy told him the side had skill but didn't want to put the effort in. Howard responded, "Jimmy, god I will make them work!"
    2 points
  36. I'll have a look at those when I can watch them with sound. The title brings to mind an anecdote from Steak Diana Ross - apparently Jimmy always licked the lid of the tomato ketchup, even when he and the team had gone out for a meal. Bet some waiters weren't too happy with that!
    2 points
  37. Thank you everyone, my next blog will be published on Wednesday.
    2 points
  38. Yes @notts-joe, a sausage is the preferred football food round these parts, hence the name. I've heard they eat fish up north though I miss me pies, but I suppose it's swings and roundabouts.
    2 points
  39. I enjoyed that ,@DangerousSausage.Thanks for taking the time to do it..I'm looking forward to more of these
    2 points
  40. Great blog mate, only just realised it was there sorry!! Agree with all apart from JCR, flattered to deceive and only started playing when he knew his contract was up, so in my book that makes him a bell end
    2 points
  41. Well done Jake another excellent blog, I'd love to have a go at that drum, do you think your Dad could fix it for me? Mind you it would probably give me a headache :-) It'd be great to get into the scoreboard and change the score, you could have made it 6-5 to Notts. Lol. Keep up the good work and keep coming to the matches we need the young fans onboard.
    2 points
  42. this is awesome! its a dad thing to embarrass their sons and to mess around, it sounds like quite the game. you played the drum? thats really cool. i am sure you did much better than you think, it takes time but the main thing is that you tried. oh and yeah, next time please do play around with the scoreboard. nice blog super pie
    2 points
  43. Very different but very well put Jake i think a future in media is on the cards.
    2 points
  44. Well done Jake. Enjoyed reading your blog.
    2 points
  45. Great post and pleasure to help :-)
    2 points
  46. 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
  47. Thanks Joe that will prove useful to new members in particular it can be quite daunting using a new forum when you aren't used to it.
    2 points
  48. I was aiming for a laugh dad but a smile from you, well it's just as good. LOL Excellent James! I used to read stories posted on FM communities but it sort of catched on with these cheating types. It sort of ruined it, though I love hearing other peoples stories. Thanks for sharing buddy.
    2 points
  49. So let me get this straight - you lost to Sheffield United, in a play-off final, at Wembley. A play-off final is not something that Sheffield United win. NOTTS-JOE OUT! Nah seriously I know what you mean mate this game is pretty addictive. I dont actually have football manager myself, but I've played it quite a bit on my mates IPad. I've done a few carrers on it. I started one with Glasgow Rangers, but I got a bit fed up of winning 7-2 in the third division every week so I restarted with Leicester City, but got sacked in November So I started again, this time with Notts. I kept the bulk of the squad we had already, but I brought in Paddy Madden from Yeovil Town and signed a young right back from Crewe (whatever his name was). Judgey wanted to leave but no offers actually came in, and come January I managed to persuade him to sign a SIX year deal! We lost the JPT final to Swindon but ended up going up. The top 4 were pretty close. With 3 games to go we were top on GD ahead of Coventry, with sheffield united in 3rd an someone else 4th. We played Coventry away, and despite going 1-0 up during the second half we lost 2-1. We then only managed a 1-1 draw in our penoltimate game meaning we had to win our last game and hope the blades slipped up. We won 2-0 against Oldham, while United lost 5-4 to Scunthorpe. The Champaigne corks popped - Notts were into the championship! Gee, wrote quite a bit more than I wanted to here haha. It's amazing how addictive these games can get!
    2 points
  50. I made it all the way through, I enjoy your entries. (I don't just say it) The Football League and the FA, do so much damage to our sport. They take aspects from the fans, expect us to give and it's the fans who pay. Really, without fans the sport wouldn't be marketable. People in the terraces, at home (watching on tv) or listening where ever on the radio. It takes the whole and the clubs to make a difference, which sadly due to sky we see the lower leagues overlooked. Awhile back I used to watch Sunday league football, I've also coached during my school years and I'd pay to watch this now. More needs to be done to make sure, we get money at the lowest levels to sustain a brighter future. It's hard, I can imagine and when times are hard sadly it's the lower league teams who tend to struggle and cease. Just like in the Football League, where we see sides attracted to over-spending to reach the 'dream'. Yet for me, It shouldn't be like this. I recall the fans from other clubs attending our game, it wasn't known if we would survive and in a remarkable sign of respect opposition fans traveled to help our club. You're right, football isn't really a family. Yet, we as a club are. It's taken myself many years to realize that I've held myself back and the loss of my grandfather wasn't something I had to keep within myself. I'm thankful to be supporter of a club like Notts County
    2 points
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