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  1. Kevin Nolan has admitted that Friday's 4-0 loss to Yeovil Town was the poorest performance he has seen Notts County put in at Meadow Lane. The Magpies are yet to win a competitive game this season and go into Tuesday's game at Newport County seeking to banish Friday's heavy defeat. "We think it's easily fixable, but it's alright saying that - we've got to go out and prove it," Nolan told the Nottingham Post. "We've all got to do it. Everybody has to take ownership of what happened on Friday night - me included. "I am at the top of that because my players, and my staff, are an extension of me. "One thing thing I've never done is shirk away from a fight and that's what we've got to do - fight our way back and show what we are about. "It wasn't acceptable but I must admit the fans were very good to us because they could have turned on a lot quicker than they did. "We were poor by our standards and that's the poorest I've seen us at Meadow Lane since I've been here which is a major statement. "For me, we've got to get it right and quickly and I am confident I can do that." Share your thoughts about this news story 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.
  2. Kevin Nolan has urged his Notts County players not to point fingers at each other following their poor start to the League Two season. The Magpies are yet to win a competitive game this season and go into Tuesday's game at Newport County having fallen to a humiliating 4-0 home defeat to Yeovil Town. "This is where the players have to come together and dig in," Nolan told the Nottingham Post. "I know it's early days but they've got to believe in each other. "They can't stand their rollicking each other because that's easy to do when you lose a goal and start flinging your arms up. "When you're not playing well, the best medicine is that you tell that person in the right manner. "I don't want anybody pointing fingers at each other. I am nipping it in the bud before I see it. That's when they will have me coming down on them like a tonne of bricks." Share your thoughts about this news story 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.
  3. Kevin Nolan has once again hammered the point that Notts County were "totally unacceptable" against Yeovil Town and questioned his players' desire. The Magpies defence was routinely sliced open as the Glovers ran out 4-0 winners, with Alex Fisher bagging an easy hat-trick and former Notts man Yoann Arquin adding the cherry on top. Notts were booed off at half-time and at the final whistle, with the Magpies now having conceded 10 goals in their last three games, and Nolan was not at all impressed with the abject display. “I can deal with being outplayed and the opposition have played us off the park,” he said. “But not when it is being outworked, not winning any second balls, not winning first contacts off anything. “We didn’t look like we had a desire. We are missing 50/50s and there was one time when one player went through two of ours. “Yeovil showed they wanted it more. That’s why they have come up trumps with a 4-0 win. “We weren’t us. We cannot put in another performance like that while I am here. It was totally unacceptable.” Share your thoughts about this news story 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.
  4. Game 4 - The Exiles (A) Team: Newport County Date: 21/08/18 Where: Rodney Parade What line-up should Kevin Nolan opt for? What will be the key areas for the Magpies to get a victory? What do you think the final score will be? Have your say below, join in with the Pride of Nottingham match discussion.
  5. Meadow Lane turned into a circus on Friday night as Notts County traded their football boots for clown shoes. Hell, had they actually played in those, it probably wouldn't have made a difference to the scoreline as a modest Yeovil Town side came to town and left with a 4-0 win. Frankly it's a miracle you even bothered to click on this match report at all so I won't waste your time, I'll keep it brief. Alex Fisher scored twice in the space of two minutes - 34 and 36 - as the Notts defence was sliced open like butter. The same man then latched onto a long ball and was given the freedom of the city of Nottingham to bear down on goal and complete his hat-trick. Then just to rub salt into the wounds, Kane Hemmings slammed what can only be deemed a "pity penalty" onto the woodwork and former Notts man Yoann Arquin added a fourth. This has already taken me five minutes to write - not to mention your one or two minutes reading through this - and frankly I think it's too much, so I'll leave it at that. Try to enjoy your weekend, forget about the football and let's leave it to Kevin Nolan to actually do his job and rally his troops after this, yeah? Share your thoughts about the farcical display 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.
  6. Kevin Nolan has revealed that Notts County's players came into training today despite it originally being a scheduled day off due to their "unacceptable" display against Yeovil Town. The Magpies defence was routinely sliced open as the Glovers ran out 4-0 winners, with Alex Fisher bagging an easy hat-trick and former Notts man Yoann Arquin adding the cherry on top. Notts were booed off at half-time and at the final whistle, with the Magpies now having conceded 10 goals in their last three games, and Nolan was not at all impressed with the abject display. “There are lots of emotions running through me at the minute,” he told the Nottingham Post at full time. “But we got what we deserved because, quite frankly, when we talk about game plans, game management, not one of them have taken it on board. “It’s quite strange really because we worked our socks off on Thursday, but they’ve struggled under the lights and the expectancy of what’s been thrown at them. “But we’ve got to sort it out quickly because we have a game on Tuesday. We were supposed to be having a scheduled day off on Saturday but they will be in now. “They will watch it again and we’ve got to put it to bed and we’ve got to get better and quicker. “I’ve told the players who have watched me and have been with me for the last 18 months who know what I am about. “I’ve just told them that it was unacceptable in terms of my standards.” Share your thoughts about this news story 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.
  7. Kevin Nolan has suggested that Kristian Dennis could make his first Notts County start in Friday's League Two meeting with Yeovil Town. The striker was left out of the squad for Tuesday’s EFL Cup trip to Middlesbrough to work on his fitness. Speaking a day before the Glovers clash, Nolan is confident that Dennis' extra grafting could see him involved from the off. “We kept him back because we felt he had a real chance of starting on Friday,” Nolan told the official Notts site. “He’s been on the periphery of the first team in the opening games and we manage all of the players’ fitness carefully, so we felt if we took him on Tuesday he might not have been ready for Yeovil. “We got him to do more running earlier this week because he’s a bit behind some of the boys so by keeping him back we’ve given him more chance of starting on Friday night.” Share your thoughts about this news story 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.
  8. Kevin Nolan has declared himself proud of his Notts County charges as they took Middlesbrough all the way to penalties in Tuesday's EFL Cup first-round tie at the Riverside Stadium. In one of the games of the night, the Magpies took the lead three times, but the Championship high-flyers equalised each time to force the game to spot kicks, where the hosts held their nerve. Despite the defeat, Notts did not disgrace themselves by any means and Nolan was delighted with the output from his boys. “I am delighted with them,” he told the Nottingham Post. “There were so many good performances and I thought they handled the pressure really well. They were more than a match for Boro and I am proud of each and every one of them. “The character and the attitude they showed was tremendous. What I am hoping now is that they push on after this so we can get better as a team.” Share your thoughts about this news story 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.
  9. Who was your Man of the Match for Notts County's EFL Cup game at Middlesbrough?
  10. Notts County have bowed out of the 2018-19 EFL Cup with their heads held high after taking Championship high-flyers Middlesbrough to a penalty shootout at the Riverside Stadium. The Magpies took the lead in the 20th minute as Terry Hawkridge's quick free kick released Jon Stead into the area, and the former Sunderland man squared for young debutant Tom Crawford to sweep home. County's lead lasted less than 10 minutes, however, as Ashley Fletcher steered in Grant Leadbitter's corner at the back post via a flick on from Daniel Ayala in the 27th minute. Just six minutes later, Notts surged ahead again when Stead turned on the right-hand edge of the Boro box and hit a low shot that beat Boro goalkeeper Lonergan at his near post. Boro then claimed a second equaliser a minute before half time, with Luxembourg international Enes Mahmutovic heading home from close range after Marvin Johnson stood up an inviting cross from the left. An exciting game then yielded a third Notts goal as Noor Husin drilled a low shot against the post, with Stead on hand to sweep home the rebound. Eventually the home side's pressure turned into yet another equaliser, as Fletcher added to his first after good work from Stephen Walker with 16 minutes to play. Neither side could be separated come the full-time whistle, so penalties would be needed to separate the two teams. Boro prevailed 4-3, with County's Stead and Jones seeing their penalties saved by Lonergan, while Boro converted all of theirs. Share your thoughts about this 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. Game 3 - The Glovers (H) Team: Yeovil Town Date: 17/08/18 Where: Meadow Lane What line-up should Kevin Nolan opt for? What will be the key areas for the Magpies to get a victory? What do you think the final score will be? Have your say below, join in with the Pride of Nottingham match discussion.
  12. Kevin Nolan has conceded that Notts County were powerless to stop Dongda He from leaving to join Wolverhampton Wanderers and admits that the Magpies are currently "at the bottom" of the footballing food chain. The Chinese teenager, who put in some impressive displays in pre-season, was signed by Wolves for an undisclosed fee last week, thus fulfilling his dream of joining a Premier League side. “Ultimately the kid wanted to go,” Nolan told the Nottingham Post. “The owners at Wolves wanted him and when they wanted somebody they get him. “We are at the bottom of the kingdom if you like. All we can do is scrap our way up there as quickly as possible so that we don’t lose our best young players. But if top clubs come calling this is what happens. Nothing we can do can stop that. “Ultimately as a youngster, you want to play at the top level. If they get that opportunity they are going to want to take it. “If we rejected the bid they would have taken us to a tribunal which is set at a number of years he has been with us. If it’s £100,000, £70,000, £50,000 - what’s that to a Premier League club? “We’ve got to get as much as possible. The boss worked tirelessly for the best deal for the club because we knew we were going to lose him. The boss did really well in getting the deal he did.” Share your thoughts about this news story 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.
  13. Notts County boss Kevin Nolan has announced that Andy Kellett will make his full debut at Middlesbrough on Tuesday night. The Magpies get their EFL Cup campaign underway with a trip to Teesside where they will face the Championship side. “Andy will start on Tuesday, but Kristian [Dennis] will not,” Nolan told the Nottingham Post. “We’ve got a duty to make sure all the squad are given a fair chance. “We will be rotating like we did last year because it worked very well and the lads found it really good. “There will be a good few changes on Tuesday and because we have a quick turnaround and we are playing Friday [against Yeovil Town), we’ve got to manage who we play, and how we play.” Share your thoughts about this news story 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. EFL Cup - The Boro (A) Team: Middlesbrough Date: 14/08/18 Where: Riverside Stadium What line-up should Kevin Nolan opt for? What will be the key areas for the Magpies to get a victory? What do you think the final score will be? Have your say below, join in with the Pride of Nottingham match discussion.
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    Donga He sold!

    To wolves. https://www.nottscountyfc.co.uk/news/2018/august/dongda-he-signs-for-wolves/ Very disappointing

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