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  1. @DangerousSausage it could be settling still for some, if any issuses persist - I'll make sure they get looked into.
  2. Sorry for the downtime, everyone. PON got stuck in a loop for some reason, which brought the website down due to it requiring an important update. However, I wasn't able to resolve this issue in a timely manner. The upgrade process had to be completed manually, with our themes also needing to be re-added - the site should be working as intended. Apologies for not noticing sooner, plus thanks to @Dripsey3 for informing me.
  3. It's deja vu here all over again and, ironically this isn't the first time our away trip to Dover has been called off twice. The club's pathetic, I have a strong disliking towards them because they treat people with absolutely no regard. Attempting to scam fans into paying for a stream, even the most clueless technical minded person in regard to how things work online would've known their plan would've failed. Hence, why I find it hard to believe it was just a mindless mistake, I genuinely feel in my opinion that they wanted to over sell the stream merely hoping fans wouldn't kick off. How some of our fans fell for the sob story is beyond me, they literally spent money on wages this season signing players after they released ones the club claimed they couldn't afford. Oddly, I think their conned attempt at living streaming games is more reliable than actually attending live fixtures. FOUR away games at Dover have been postponed, 2 of which images of the pitch looked perfectly fine, and their chairman defended them being postponed. Now it's a common occurrence, it's suddenly our fault for putting pressure on the officials. We want to keep the run of games going, whereas Dover appear to be happy to call games off. I wonder if they've used COVID as a means to call games off. A lot of Dover fans have stated on their fan site/online how embarrassing the club is run. The National League need to question why they can never fulfill their fixtures, instead of allowing them to avoid relegation due to COVID. It genuinely appears harsh to me, that National League North/South teams wasn't able to move up - yet a club like Dover can magically avoid all sorts of shenanigans.
  4. It's the Waterstones building... I thought it was nearer the markets quare until I looked at the follow-up post. It's nice to see some art by a Nottingham painter, I will be looking his work up for sure.
  5. This is the first I have heard of this. Perhaps a link to the video would jog other members memories?
  6. Awaiting the highlights, but I do wonder how each half would be rated in terms of performance. We sounded much better in the first half, than the second.
  7. It seems that our players who are transfer linked, aren't quite in the game to turn things around - we've been more consistent with Cal Roberts on the bench. I don't think the break in games has helped, although you would've hoped for more of a fight. I think it shows that we need to freshen things up from time to time, we can't expect to score when the players show no confidence on goal. Notts needs to look into the options out there, see if we can find a pacey finisher who can play alongside Kyle Wootton. Then again, Notts never makes anything easy but just at the point you feel we'll push on - we stumble. I don't think there's any need to panic, we're good enough for the playoffs.
  8. Hull City 2-2 Swansea City Middlesbrough 0-1 Coventry City Lincoln City 2-1 Burton Albion Sheffield Wednesday 0-1 Ipswich Town Bristol Rovers 0-2 Walsall (Joker) Tranmere Rovers 2-1 Forest Green Rovers Dagenham & Redbridge 0-0 Halifax Town Woking 1-0 Yeovil Town
  9. I haven't heard of him, although I hope he brings something special with him - I personally felt we could've done with Sam Slocombe. Having depth and cover is never a bad thing though.
  10. Thank you, I appreciate seeing your ratings @Piethagoram.
  11. Wealdstone must be happy with the draw, it's s good result for them and credit is due for making the most of the game. I feel a bit disappointed, but it's nothing major. I just hoped we'd make it a lot more harder for them.
  12. Isn't it nice to see the circus elsewhere, instead of at Notts? These type of headlines are things we've become too familiar with, so its nice it's a different team (rather than us). I'm also mindful to hold back directly on commenting as its early days still, however, I am not surprised that Chesterfield are now waking up. There's been something iffy going on since last season and, I am partly wondering now if James Rowe could be someone the club merely wants to blame. You know, push him under the bus and hope for the best? A bit like appointing Jamie Fullarton seemed as if it happened just to take our eyes off the chairman/club. James Rowe does seem a little suspect, but we'll never know the inner workings. I read one news piece which suggested he was bullying players, a little bizarre for a club doing well within its respective league - especially since there seems to be more going on behind the scenes. If Chesterfield are somehow in a situation whereby money is an issue, I would wish them all the best. It's always the fans who get hurt, and whilst I find a lot of them that I have encountered to be incredibly self-entitled with their own club matters. A little wake-up call never hurts anyone, provided things resolve themselves. We'll have to watch this space.
  13. I wouldn't have bothered to try to bring him back in, the situation has become somewhat of a joke and, I honestly feel sorry for Anthony Patterson as it will be him losing out. Some of our fans might not be happy, I just feel that Notts/Sunderland should've drawn the line when he was last recalled. It was great to get him back, but in my mind I did wonder what if he would be recalled again. Patterson needs game time, it's harsh on him to be messed about so much. Form for a young goalkeeper is one of the most important aspects of his game, in addition to confidence. How does being recalled, only not to play say to him?
  14. If Notts pile the pressure on Wealdstone, a good result should come, and we might enjoy a few goals. The main thing is to leave with the win. However, it would be great for confidence if Notts won 4 or 5-0 and put together a solid performance. The postponements surely make some of our players more eager to do well. The process has to be on focus though, no game is won before kick off and Wealdstone can be extremely unpredictable at times. If we can work the ball and, control the game, chances shouldn't be few or far between. 3-1 is my score prediction. Cal Roberts, Kyle Wootton and Matt Palmer to score.
  15. I don't think the player meant it. Superb punt to take the shot, decent goal for this reason, but I think stronger build-up play won beat it fairly easily as a better all round goal. PS. I thought the static cameraman was about to miss it all together.
  16. I'm assuming this was after a match? I think Notts also must have won as nobodies fleeing the scene.
  17. There was a time I thought he was a decent player, but that drifted away as he lost his head and, became lost. He didn't work hard enough for us, very really picked up anyone with marking (one of the worst for defending that season). His passing wasn't that bad, but he often wanted to run with the ball which is like me navigating a shopping centre full of mindless shoppers - either go missing or get steam rolled. His tendency to shoot was frustrating, as it was like once he scored, it went to his head. After being capped for Afghanistan, was the point I feel he just went through the motion. We've had so many underwhelming midfielders, that didn't get half the fan backing he did - that contributed far more during their stint here.
  18. Ricardo Santos is a very capable defender at this level and higher, I always felt he had the potential to play in the Championship. The thing that impressed me when I studied all of Barnet's highlights was the level of awareness he showed at that point in his career. I can only imagine he's improved over time, Bolton has a very good defender in him.
  19. I just think it is terrible that nobody has done anything about all the deaths which have occurred since Qatar won the bid to host the World Cup. I might be mistaken, but the Olympics don't award the hosting rights to nations whom don't have the infrastructure in place. If I am mistaken, my point is that the infrastructure must be in place BEFORE and, not something in hindsight. What happens if a bid wins, then all the promises are bodged through poor building or simply doesn't happen due to the lack of funds/interest to fulfil the plans? I'm not remotely interested in the World Cup in Qatar.
  20. The recent "work" is a major eyesore, all the money used and little to show for it. That large screen advertising stuff near the main entrance is a disaster waiting to happen. Yet the design of Vic Centre is very mismatched. The early photo is the first time I recall seeing how it used to look. Disappointing, to say the least. Market Square has had some terrible architecture done too.
  21. Yeah, I figured it wasn't far from the petrol station. I think it looked better before, I hate crossing anywhere near it! Too many cars speeding.
  22. If we find a suitable way to play to his strengths and, allow him more game time, I think he could be a decent player. Issue is we haven't given much chance, neither Ian Burchnall nor Neal Ardley seemed to give him the time he needs to adjust to English football. Burchnall seems to appreciate Elisha Sam, that's something noticeable. If we don't give him more chance, then it's just a waste of a shirt, and we are hindering his career. Either play, or let go. I don't think Sam is lazy, awful, but I do think he struggles to adapt to our game and, possibly confidence. At the same time we need to give him more time, Sam also does need to take the chances but if the games are few and far between - it simply won't happen.
  23. I would say, his value would be worth more than most teams in the Scottish Premier League usually spend on an unproven player. The last point had me in stitches.
  24. I'm still trying to picture the location, I keep thinking it's where the bus depot is in the Meadows. It's the other end though, nearer the lady Bay Bridge.
  25. Elisha Sam's goals were both attacking minded plays, he's probably stronger at getting into those positions than running in with the ball coming from a pass/cross from height. I do think he will improve with regular game time, so hopefully we can figure out how to get the best out of him. We look like a decent team with our passing, well above this level.

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