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  1. 6 points
    I understand why this is being said and asked, however it shouldn’t be a question. Ross Fitzsimons has seemed to struggle with confidence, I feel sorry for him and yes he's had little protection at times. He's not helped himself either and no confidence was there for me. When you feel a keeper will concede, this must be felt throughout the squad too and even to the man himself. I watched a lot of goals recently, many of which is down to poor position, bad handling and a lack of confidence. I don't dislike Ross, I think he's a good guy and I would wish him well. I wouldn't even go as far as saying I would prefer him being let go, I think a keepers there and Mark Crossley might not be the right person to get the best out of him. Ryan Schofield deserves to start, he's done well and I do feel there's an element of bringing down certain performers for the sake of it. I don't know why there would be any sort of suggestion that he's a cult hero but I do recall Ross Fitzsimons playing in the cup last season and all of sudden people wanted him to start. Most of which don't seem to say this after this poor season. Sign a keeper in the summer to give him competetion and go again, if he doesn't take that chance then this question will be pretty obvious in hindsight. Schofield must start games, you lose games without confidence in your keeper and I'm sorry I have seen plenty to suggest this and I heard it too.
  2. 3 points
    Nottingham Forest never have our bad luck, in fact they always tend to be very lucky with regards to avoiding relegation. Don't forget to give the Charlie Palmer Alumni a read...
  3. 2 points
    View this raffle February 2019, PON Raffle Fundraiser There will be 25 participants required to complete this raffle. The winner(s) will be selected automatically at random by our raffle system. Priced at £2.50 per ticket. Prizes are as follows: NCFC 2018-19 Squad Signed Pennant A3 Print + A4 Print 1 A4 Print £10 Gift Voucher (PON or Notts County Club Shop Voucher) All prizes will receive free standard UK Delivery as part of the prize, overseas winners may be required to pay all/some delivery charges. Please visit the "Billing & Purchases Dashboard" to add account credit in order to pay for your ticket(s), once added please follow the on screen information in order to pay for your ticket(s) - note you must be a member and 18 or over to take part. https://prideofnottingham.co.uk/clients/purchases/ Then come back to the raffle entry, click 'buy' and follow the on screen prompts, please remember to add your actual address as this is required to send out prizes if delivery is required. On the final screen, please choose to pay by 'account credit'. Raffle will be draw the moment the maximum participants have entered, otherwise the raffle's deadline is set to be drawn on the 27th of February at 8:30pm. Thank you for your support and good luck! Submitter Chris Expiration Date 17 days and 7 hours Submitted 10/02/19 Category PON Fundraiser Raffle  
  4. 2 points
    Ross Fitzsimons or Ryan Schofield? I stand by my comments that Schofield doesn't get praised for the difference he makes, whilst some made comments that if we didn't sign a keeper in January, Notts would end up relegated. This seems to have been forgotten, football is such a fickle sport. If Fitzsimons starts on Saturday and concedes 3 or more, I am sure excuses would be made. "It was a big game", "He had no defence". "Difficult game with too much pressure." or "He's not played for awhile." Where's I do feel many who voice negatives against Schofield are just being petty or critical. Scholfield isn't a cult hero, he's done nothing to warrant that but he's helped to improve things. The cult hero status was Fitzsimons last season when mindless people wanted Adam Collin replaced [only to want him back this season]. Fickle sport as I said.
  5. 2 points
    A quarter of a century and Florist haven’t beaten us in a league game! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. 2 points
    @cheeky~k8 is right. The squad are playing well, changing the keeper when your starting to find the form required to survive relegation is a risky thing. Neal Ardley gave Ross Fitzsimons a chance after the debut of Ryan Schofield and he blew it. I would start Ryan for every game until the end of the season.
  7. 2 points
    Show your appreciation for Sir Charlie Palmer with this exclusive print showcasing a drawn likeness of the well-loved defender.
  8. 2 points
    Some of that is because we haven't been in the same league
  9. 1 point
    I’m a huge fan of the work Jorge Grant did when he was on loan with us, and by all counts, he’s a genuinely nice bloke, which is great to hear. In 2016-17, when we were in trouble following the John Sheridan fiasco, he missed only 2 minutes of the last 15 games and was instrumental in pulling us away from trouble. In 2017-18, he played 21 full games (plus an 88 minute game) and came off the bench 5 times, scoring 14 times and making 5 assists as we took our place at the top of the league and had one foot in League One. Although I think Jon Stead’s role in this is vastly under-rated. He’s one of the most intelligent footballers at this level, and some of the runs he made took defenders out of the way to create space for Grant to run into. And this is where the huge January love in doesn’t fit with me. And, as far as Forest fans are concerned, they punished us by sending Grant to Mansfield. But is that right? Let’s look at what he’s done when put under real pressure and you need to roll your sleeves up and fight. The final 19 games of that season produced just one goal and one assist as we slipped out of the reckoning and hung on for a play off place. At the time needed big players to step up, he was one of the many who didn’t, starting just 12 of those games as his inconsistent form took its toll. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not singling him out or blaming him for what happened, but is he the man for the crisis we were in at the end of January? I’m sure he’ll do very well in a good League Two side, and his start at Mansfield has confirmed that. In a team which has a lot of the ball and a lot of pressure, with other attacking players to occupy defenders, he’s one of the best to take advantage of the space his teammates create. But is he any better than a good League Two player in a good League Two side? He’s 24 years old now, the days of having potential are slipping away. He’s not been part of a Forest matchday squad for 2 seasons and doesn’t seem close to it, while other young players are starting at that level and higher. He was given a chance in League One in the summer, and I thought Luton would be a good fit for him. An attacking side, plenty to occupy defences, and a manger who wants teams to play expansive football. And he did well initially, starting 12 of the first 15 League games of this season, as Luton made a solid start to life after promotion, finding themselves in 9th place at that point. Luton played 11 more league games before he returned to Forest. Of those 11 games, he wasn’t in the squad for 2 of them and an unused substitute for 5 of them. He came off the bench in 2 games, playing a total of 11 minutes and started the other two, coming off after just over an hour in each of them. At the end of that run, Luton were second. His start at Mansfield has confirmed my thoughts. His first 6 games brought 4 goals and 2 assists, missing only 3 minutes of football. But, in game seven at Meadow Lane when everyone needed to roll up their sleeves and battle for the cause, he flitted in and out, making some good runs and passes around the half way line but very little where it hurts the opposition. A lot of the credit for that is down to the way Notts played, of course, but with a reputation comes more attention and tighter marking. The really good players deal with that. When we’ve signed winners like Jim O’Brien and Michael Doyle, and the huge change in Enzio Boldewijn (who’d have thought he’d put an opposing player into the third row of the crowd?!), is there really room in our squad for a luxury? 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.
  10. 1 point
    Saturday's early League Two kickoff saw Notts County host Mansfield Town at Meadow Lane and claim their first league win over the Stags in 13 years in a 1-0 win. Neal Ardley's side began brightly before taking the lead in the 19th minute when Rob Milsom's cross was touched into the path of Mackail-Smith by Virgil Gomis, and the on-loan Wycombe man volleyed home from 20 yards. Notts continued to push forward as Jon Stead went close with a header which went just wide, while Enzio Boldeiwjn had a pop but it was straight at Mansfield goalkeeper Jordan Smith. Although David Flitcroft's side stepped up a gear in the second half, with Nicky Ajose and CJ Hamilton both trying their luck to no avail, the visitors never really threatened Magpies loanee stopper Ryan Schofield, with not one shot on target registered. Indeed, Notts had a great chance to kill the game off late on when Kane Hemmings just failed to connect with a Mitch Rose cross, but unlike last season, this time Notts held film and claimed all three points to initially move to one point of safety - now two - with one game in hand on the two sides above them. Pride of Nottingham vlogger ARLukomski was at the San Sirrel to watch the Magpies pull off a superb result and chronicled his day in this here video: Share your thoughts about the game 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.
  11. 1 point
    Such a funny article in regards to ex notts player Jorge grant. Mansfield boss wants the ref to give Jorge grant more protection against fouls ahead of the game against Notts County. Like thats going to happen.... https://amp.hitc.com/en-gb/2019/02/14/nottingham-forest-jorge-grant-mansfield-david-flitcroft/
  12. 1 point
    https://www.lcfc.com/news/787456/former-player-remembers-gary-mills/featured some interesting insights with Neil Warnock!!!! Notts did get the better of this deal with Phil Turner moving to Notts
  13. 1 point
    Well folks, the outlook is looking a lot better now - seven points from the last three games, all against top sides in League Two, and the cherry on top - local bragging rights over Mansfield Town and a first league win over them in 13 years! Saturday's early kickoff saw the Magpies host the Stags at Meadow Lane and Neal Ardley's side began brightly before taking the lead in the 19th minute when Rob Milsom's cross was touched into the path of Mackail-Smith by Virgil Gomis, and the on-loan Wycombe man volleyed home from 20 yards. Notts continued to push forward as Jon Stead went close with a header which went just wide, while Enzio Boldeiwjn had a pop but it was straight at Mansfield goalkeeper Jordan Smith. Although David Flitcroft's side stepped up a gear in the second half, with Nicky Ajose and CJ Hamilton both trying their luck to no avail, the visitors never really threatened Magpies loanee stopper Ryan Schofield, with not one shot on target registered. Indeed, Notts had a great chance to kill the game off late on when Kane Hemmings just failed to connect with a Mitch Rose cross, but unlike last season, this time Notts held film and claimed all three points to to one point within safety ahead of this afternoon’s League Two fixtures. Share your thoughts about the game 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.
  14. 1 point
    Fantastic goalkeeper, head and shoulders above Schofield
  15. 1 point
    Schofield. Fitzsimmons is a good shot stopper, but he's glued to his line on crosses and set-pieces.
  16. 1 point
    I would rather have Schofield than Fitzsimons, too. However, it was Schofield's mistake that led to their goal. As it goes, it doesn't matter, but it could have been 2 points dropped.
  17. 1 point
    I could see some of their players getting sent off if ours keep their heads down. 1-0 Notts win for me.
  18. 1 point
    Where are Notts County's ex managers? Thankfully nowhere near the club. Well this only applies to the majority, only a handful would be welcomed back by me.
  19. 1 point
    If anyone suggests Ross Fitzsimons should start, they either don't attend games, are trolls/windup merchants or totally clueless. Does this answer the question?
  20. 1 point
    I'd agree that we easily got the better end of that deal as Phil Turner was a great player under Warnock. I also forgot that Nicky Platnauer went to Leicester from Notts as well a few years later.
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  22. 1 point
    They’ve been able to do that for 25 years and have refused to do so. Obviously running scared of Notts!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. 1 point
    Everyone has their opinion. In comparison to the other keepers we've had this season, Schofield is much better. Keepers also need the defence to play their part.
  24. 1 point
    No way, how many times do I have to say , I am only pointing out that this Reading keeper, oozes class. Schofield's performance on Saturday cannot be deemed as "rock solid"
  25. 1 point
    Anyone who enjoys the traditional, historic side of football will have been dismayed at how Notts County, the world's oldest Football League club, has come so close to losing that status in recent years. The Magpies have found themselves dwelling dangerously close to falling into the non-league over the last few seasons, although their impressive campaign in 2017-18 would have surely meant that there was going to be some form of comeback on the cards. One thing that isn’t helping Notts however, is their managerial issues. As of 2016, County have been through a staggering SIX permanent managers, with the most notable of those being ex-Newcastle United player Kevin Nolan, who was appointed player manager in January 2017, before being sacked in August after a poor run of results. Ex Leeds man Harry Kewell also took charge for a small while, lasting two months before also being shown the door. It’s become all too common in football as of recent, as we’ve seen with Portsmouth, that teams can fall from grace, and things can turn sour, very very quickly. It’s easy to see why lower league clubs struggle, they need results but with the relatively minuscule budgets they have to try and succeed with, it’s no surprise that the board see the manager as the reason they are underperforming. On the other hand it is them paying them their wages and if they aren’t bringing results into the team, then to a certain extent I can understand the frequent chopping and changing that happens within the league. In all, it is clear to see that teams in a similar possession will struggle until the revenue and other forms of sustainable income increase for those ‘smaller’ teams, and then we may see teams such as County back in the big leagues. 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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