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  1. Notts County's board of directors have taken the time to thank the black and white army for their support ahead of the 2021/2022 National League season. This comes on the back of the magpies' announcing via the clubs social media that over 3,000 season tickets had been sold on 23rd of July. Six new arrivals have been signed this summer, with the Notts head coach Ian Burchnall looking to add further depth to his squad ahead of the league campaign. "We would like to place on record our immense gratitude to our fans, a statement read via the official clubs' website. "For backing the club with such strong season ticket sales this summer. "Over the weekend, 2021-22 sales surpassed our total figure for the 2019-20 campaign – including half-season tickets. "Which is fantastic, especially as there is more than a month to go before our first home match. We also understand that, for various reasons, a season ticket isn’t a viable purchase for everyone, but we’re thrilled with how the entire fanbase continues to support us in every way possible. " Notts County season tickets are now on general sale, after fans' have taken to renewing their 2019/2020 - after a whole season without being able to buy a season ticket due to COVID-19. "Shirt sales, for example, have been very strong, and it’s been great to see so many of the new designs on show at our pre-season friendlies. "Everyone at the club is working hard to prepare for the new campaign, and we’re looking forward to welcoming you back to Meadow Lane for what we hope and believe will be an exciting and successful season." You can secure your seat at Meadow Lane for the 2021/22 National League season here. Fancy showcasing your brand or business on Pride of Nottingham? Click here to find out more about sponsorship and advertising opportunities with us.
  2. GOAL | CAL ROBERTS BACK ON THE SCORESHEET
  3. Notts County has announced their squad numbers for the 2021/2022 National League season. The Magpies' have made six summer signings, with Kyle Cameron, Frank Vincent, Joel Taylor, Ed Francis, Aaron Nemane and Matt Palmer all joining the ranks. Head Coach, Ian Burchnall has been busy assessing the squad ahead of the new league campaign and has decided upon his squads numbers today. 2021-22 Squad Numbers: Goalkeepers: Sam Slocombe - 1 Tiernan Brooks - 12 Jake Kean - 13 Defenders: Richard Brindley - 2 Kyle Cameron - 4 Connell Rawlinson - 5 Adam Chicksen - 23 Alex Lacey - 24 Wing Backs: Joel Taylor - 3 Dion Kelly-Evans - 16 Midfielders: Jim O'Brien - 6 Ed Francis - 14 Matt Palmer - 18 Frank Vincent - 17 Michael Doyle - 8 Forwards: Cal Roberts - 10 Ruben Rodrigues - 20 Aaron Nemane - 11 Kyle Wootton - 9 Lewis Knight - 15 Elisha Sam - 19 Tyreace Palmer - 21 What are your thoughts on Lewis Knight's role leading into the 2021/2022 National League season? Join the discussion on PON. Fancy showcasing your brand or business on Pride of Nottingham? Click here to find out more about sponsorship and advertising opportunities with us.
  4. MATCH PREVIEW | IAN BURCHNALL SPEAKS AHEAD OF TELFORD TRIP
  5. Matt Palmer has spoken highly of Ian Burchnall, stating that he joined for the long term vision of Notts County. Read more.
  6. Notts County's new box-to-box midfielder, Matt Palmer believes the club are going places after signing a 2-year-deal. Palmer sees the move in the short term as gaining promotion back to the Football League, but has been attracted to the long term vision of the magpies' set by the Reedtz brothers and head coach, Ian Burchnall. Having joined Notts County after being released by Swindon Town, who had been relegated to League Two in their last campaign - the midfielder is keen to settle within a club that is aiming to do more than just staying within a league. Speaking about having joined Notts, Matt Palmer said: "I've looked at two ways, obviously, I wanted to come and join a place that has a long term project in place. "I came and spoke to the gaffer, and he obviously explained the way he wants to play "The vision of this football club, the vision of the owners and stuff like that, which was really appealing to me." the midfielder added. "I think it was a decision where I saw that I go somewhere for maybe a short term year, maybe somewhere they're just trying to stay in the league "Whereas I think this club is trying to go places, obviously the short term objective is to get promotion, and then I think after that there is a long term project, which is what I want to be a part of "Like I said the main objective this season is get promotion, but then it's a club that could probably go on again, get themselves up the league" Before explaining: "There are teams in the championship like Luton, who have done back to back promotions. "So yeah, when I came in and spoke to the gaffer, I was really impressed. "I spoke to a few people about the way he wants to play football, and it's perfect for me. I think he'll get the best out of me. hopefully it'll work both ways." Palmer added. Notts County continue to strengthen their team ahead of the 2021/22 National League season, having already signed major coups such as Kyle Cameron, Joel Taylor and Aaron Nemane. "It was sort of a no-brainer to want to be a part of that, like I said other clubs maybe with what's happened with COVID, that they're maybe just trying to try to stay in the league rather than actually do something. "So I think when I was at Burton Albion, they put together a project, and it got them in to the championship "I played in the championship with them, so this is something that when I spoke to the manager, you could see that he wants to sort of go along them sort of lines, that's why I wanted to join. "It's about getting in minutes, and hopefully I can get some in on Saturday and then build up from there." Are you a member of the Pride of Nottingham community? Why not get involved with our popular forum, and share your thoughts on club matters? Fancy showcasing your brand or business on Pride of Nottingham? Click here to find out more about sponsorship and advertising opportunities with us.
  7. FIRST INTERVIEW | MATT PALMER ARRIVES AT THE LANE
  8. Notts County has continued to strengthen their promotion chasing team with the signing of experienced Football League midfielder Matt Palmer. The 26-year-old had been made available for a free transfer after leaving Swindon Town last season. Having appeared more than 200 times within the Football League, Palmer arrives at Meadow Lane on a 2-year-deal. Notts County head coach, Ian Burchnall said: "We’ve brought in two very talented young midfielders in Ed Francis and Frank Vincent this summer, "So adding someone of Matt’s experience will give us great balance in the central area" He added. "Matt’s played more than 50 games in the Championship, around 80 in League One and nearly 100 in League Two "He brings a lot of know-how to the squad while, at the age of 26, he still has plenty to offer in terms of development and improvement. We’re looking at him playing a similar role to Jake Reeves towards the end of last season. "He could play deep, but we see him more as a box-to-box midfielder who can contribute to the attacking side of the game." Ian Burchnall has described Palmer's arrival as being 'perfect for us'. "Matt’s got a great eye for a forward pass and will also contribute a lot when we’re looking to retain possession as he’s really comfortable with the ball and very competent technically. "We’ve still got Lamine Kaba Sherif, William Hondermarck and Kyle Bennett on trial, and they’re all showing promise" said the head coach. "We have the capacity to strengthen further in the midfield area should we wish to." Join in with the Pride of Nottingham community, as fans discuss the arrival of Matt Palmer. Fancy showcasing your brand or business on Pride of Nottingham? Click here to find out more about sponsorship and advertising opportunities with us.
  9. Notts County has confirmed the arrival of former Manchester City and Torquay United attacking wide man Arron Nemane on a two-year-deal. The French born 23-year-old winger arrives at Meadow Lane after the magpies successfully agreed compensation with Torquay to acquire his services. He joins former Plainmoor team-mate Kyle Cameron, who also joined Notts after opting to start a fresh challenge. Notts County head coach, Ian Burchnall said: "Aaron is one of the quickest players in the league, "He’s very good one-against-one and can play as a winger in a 3-4-3, as a wing back or even as a number 10. He’s a different type of wide player to what we’ve got at the moment. "Aaron is direct in his running and likes to get in behind to stretch the play. He’ll add something different to our attacking patterns and will be particularly useful when we’re up against teams who are defending with a low block as we’ll need players with pace and skill to open them up." He added. "He suffered an injury towards the end of last season and, while he’s put that behind him now, he’s going to focus on some gym work initially before joining up with the boys on the grass and being in contention for any friendlies." Nemane believes he brings creative flair to the Notts squad, with his direct attacking player which sees him use his speed and skill to cause opposition players trouble. "I’m as comfortable playing Maidenhead away as I was playing at Real Madrid in the Youth Champions League, It was a good experience playing against massive teams." Aaron Nemane said. "I’m here now, and I’ve adapted to it, we played Notts three times last season and I like their style. They struck me as a very good side, and it’s a massive club, so it was a no-brainer for me to come here. "I’m not far off, I just need to keep working in the gym and then hopefully I’ll be back to full fitness very soon." He added. "I can’t wait to get on the ball, take players on and create chances. I want to add more goals to my game, along with assists, and that’s what I’m going to try and do this season. I’ll do my best wherever the manager puts me, but I’m comfortable out wide and in more central positions. "We’ll just have to wait and see! I’ve played with Ed quite a few times when he played up the age groups at City, he’s technically gifted and will definitely be a good addition to the team." What are your thoughts on Lewis Knight's role leading into the 2021/2022 National League season? Join the discussion on PON. Fancy showcasing your brand or business on Pride of Nottingham? Click here to find out more about sponsorship and advertising opportunities with us.
  10. Notts County has confirmed the signing of 21-year-old, holding midfielder Ed Francis. The magpies latest recruit arrives at Meadow Lane on a two-year-deal, after being released by League Two side Harrogate Town. Francis is a former product of the Manchester City academy having signed his first deal with the Premier League club aged just six-years-old. Notts County head coach, Ian Burchnall said: "Ed’s time at City gave him a tremendous education, "He arrives here with great pedigree and experience of playing with some outstanding talent. He progressed through the ranks as a left-sided centre-back but felt, at around 6ft, he probably wasn’t quite tall enough to make it at the top in that role – hence his adaptation into a holding midfielder." He added. "It’s the position Michael Doyle has played his entire career "Doyler’s had a good look at him. He’s keen to work closely with Ed and I think he can add a lot to his game by passing on some of the smaller details. In the role we want Ed to play, you’re the pivot of the whole team." Before further explaining: "You have to understand space, where to position yourself to receive the ball and the defensive areas to cover. "You’re also responsible for dictating the play, so it’s a hugely important position. "We feel Ed ticks all the boxes to do a great job for us. Positionally he’s very, very good, he’s comfortable on the ball and has a lovely left foot – as well as a good physical presence." Check out the latest Pride of Nottingham T-Shirt range, which is available from our online web store!: Fancy showcasing your brand or business on Pride of Nottingham? Click here to find out more about sponsorship and advertising opportunities with us.
  11. POST-MATCH INTERVIEW | IAN BURCHNALL ON COALVILLE WIN
  12. MATCH PREVIEW | IAN BURCHNALL ON COALVILLE TEST
  13. Notts County's head coach Ian Burchnall has opened up on his thoughts on the teams return to training this past week. The club is preparing to get the players match fit again, as they begin their pre-season this weekend against Coalville Town. Telford United, Boston United, Derby County, York City and Tamworth are all lined-up, with a potential game against National League rivals Solihull Moors. Meanwhile, the squad has settled into the training and new signings Kyle Cameron and Joel Taylor earned praise for their work outside of the season - with Burchnall declaring 'both have obviously done a lot of work in the off-season and brought a new energy into the group'. Magpies' Head coach, Ian Burchnall said: "You know, as much as you finish the season, "I think you need a break or Monday away - a couple of days, and I'm like missing being here and training with the lads. So it's great to be back with the nice weather and the players are working extremely hard. "So it's great fun to be back." he added. "We want to get the kind of the ground level of fitness that's going to sustain us throughout the season. And that's really important to kind of bed that down so that the volume and the running is a lot. But in my eyes, you can do that everything with a ball, you can bring the ball in and still gain what we want physically from it and still get elements of the technical bits in as well. "So for me, the players are working really, really hard, but we get the ball out. And I think that also motivates you to work that little bit harder as well. So yeah, the first few days have been great." Before explaining further: "I mean, just for them to be able to train a few days without kind of the pressure of everything being out there in the public domain. "Certainly we will have a few extra players and some try lists and bodies that we want to look at, in a bit more detail at the game at the weekend." He added. "Probably through into next week as well. Carl Roberts looks strong today. He did three, four sessions from him, you look great today. "We'll see how it goes on Friday. And whether or not we use him in the game this weekend. Not necessarily that important. But most important is to get a good week out, get some feedback from his body and see where he's at. But really positive today." Head over to the Pride of Nottingham forum to discuss the pre-season friendlies ahead of the 2021/2022 National League Season. Fancy showcasing your brand or business on Pride of Nottingham? Click here to find out more about sponsorship and advertising opportunities with us.
  14. We'll find out who exactly the players are tomorrow, I have been told there might be a third trialist who is expected to start tomorrow. Sounded like a centre back but I honestly can comment further on the speculation. Yet it does look as if the recruitment is stepping up.
  15. Speculation into the players are: Alex Mighten - Nottingham Forest Lamine Kaba Sherif - Formerly of Accrington Stanley Or, Virgil Gomes has also been thrown as a potential name [clarification - isn't he a striker?]
  16. Notts County has increased their transfer hunt as the magpies take on two trialists who are expected to feature in Saturday's pre-season friendly against Coalville Town. Both players have been part of the training sessions, with head coach Ian Burchnall confirming that they're midfielders. Summer signing Frank Vincent is currently carrying a knock, which is expected to rule him out of pre-season games for a couple of weeks. Notts are yet to further strengthen their midfield, after Jake Reeves departed for the Football League having joined Stevenage and assistant head coach Michael Doyle taking up more of a coaching role. Speaking to the Nottingham Evening Post, head coach Ian Burchnall said: "We've got two in at the minute, and then we'll probably have a couple more Friday and then in the game to help us out, and also it will be for us to have a look at them. "They're interesting players so the profiles are interesting, but they're ones that maybe we can't get as much information about them as we'd like and then you have to see them first-hand. "They are midfielders, but we will look at maybe attacking options as well." He added. "I mean, you take the stature of somebody like that and I thought he was an outstanding player for Torquay last season. To be able to bring him in given his age and where he is in his development, I think it's fantastic for us. "He's going to be a really good player. Frank Vincent has come in and sadly isn't 100 per cent fit. He needs a few weeks just to recover from a knee injury. "But I've seen enough of him to see that he's a very good football player. And again, young, ready to develop. Then we signed Joel, and he is going to give us something in that wide area." Further adding: "He has pace, that directness, that one v one. So far I am happy with the kind of profile, the age of the players and there's going to be more to come as well." Join in the discussion re: Coalville Town friendly and the trialists expected to make an appearance.: Fancy showcasing your brand or business on Pride of Nottingham? Click here to find out more about sponsorship and advertising opportunities with us.
  17. INTERVIEW | THE BOSS IS BACK AT IT
  18. Notts County's latest recruit Joel Taylor has expressed his delight with signing with the magpies'. The club returned to training this past Tuesday, with the squad heading back to Meadow Lane after a few weeks off at the end of the last campaign. The 25-year-old wing back praised the clubs training facilities and the playing surface, as preparation begins for their pre-season games. Speaking in relation to his first training session, Joel Taylor said: "I do like [the training facilities], "Very nice training ground, it's nice to play football." Before adding: "Yeah, I mean, in pre-season, I know, it's about getting fit and getting back to match fitness. But when you're doing it with the balls, it makes our session a lot more enjoyable than just running around a pitch and whatnot. "So with this gaffer we can see he likes to play. So a lot of the running is done with the balls, which again, all players love doing that. So with the ball is obviously the best thing." With a return to training, Taylor met his team-mates for the first time since signing with the club. "Yeah. I mean, I met with the lads yesterday when I signed. "Well the majority of them anyway, and yeah they seemed sound - just welcomed me into the group straight off. And I feel like a part of the group already. "I want to come here, help the team progress and get back to where they need to be, but ultimately within myself as well" He added. "Very, very, very excited. Like I said last season, I think we played a handful of games in front of fans. "So getting the fans back in especially at the Meadow Lane, where it's a big crowd. So yeah, I can't wait for the fans to come back in and play in front of them." Joel Taylor is expected to make his first appearance in a Notts County shirt, in Saturday's friendly against Coalville Town. Discuss Notts County's third summer signing, Joel Taylor with the fans' inside the Pride of Nottingham forum. Fancy showcasing your brand or business on Pride of Nottingham? Click here to find out more about sponsorship and advertising opportunities with us.
  19. Notts County head coach Ian Burchnall has spoken about adding at least four more signings to his side before the start of the 2021/22 National League season. The magpies boss hasn't ruled out paying further transfer fees, after Notts completed the purchase of wing-back Joel Taylor from close rivals Chesterfield yesterday. Having signed their third summer recruit, with defender Kyle Cameron first arriving and then Frank Vincent - both of which arrived as free agents. Burchnall insists that more signings are on the way, as the club once again challenges for promotion back to the Football League. Speaking to the Nottingham Evening Post, Ian Burchnall said "We need some options in the middle. "We know we need midfielders in and more options upfront as well. You can jump on the first thing that comes up or do we take our time and be measured and understand that it's a strange window at the moment." he added "There's a lot of players and a lot of clubs in different situations so things have taken a bit longer than probably we thought it would. "In an ideal world you have everybody in on day one of pre-season, but it looks like it will probably take another week or so before I feel like we're more or less done." Further adding: "I think it really depends on the player, the circumstance and the overall package. "We have to take all of those pieces into consideration. So no, it's not necessarily only free transfers. We take the full package really and assess from there." Notts County prepares for the start of their pre-season, with a trip to local side Coalville Town this Saturday. What are your thoughts on Lewis Knight's role leading into the 2021/2022 National League season? Join the discussion on PON. Fancy showcasing your brand or business on Pride of Nottingham? Click here to find out more about sponsorship and advertising opportunities with us.
  20. FIRST INTERVIEW | JOEL TAYLOR
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  22. Notts County has completed the signing of wing-back Joel Taylor. The 25-year-old arrives at Meadow Lane after leaving rivals Chesterfield for an undisclosed fee, Taylor joins the magpies on a 2-year-deal. He came through the Stoke City academy, before joining Kidderminster Harriers where he made 50 appearances for the club before departing permanently to Chester. The Spireites paid £25,000 to Chester for his services last December. Notts County head coach, Ian Burchnall said: "We needed a wing back who could offer a threat one-against-one. "Joel’s pace in the wide areas and his ability to attack in those moments is really important. "He’s been playing wing back at Chesterfield and, based on the games we’ve seen, he was most effective when they were attacking." he added. "With us being a team that wants to do that, we feel he’ll suit us well. Joel we have to look at the whole package, including his age and potential. "He’s got the capacity to develop his game further, and we feel we can help him do that in this environment." Via Twitter, Joel Taylor addressed the fans by writing "Delighted to get this done! Can't wait to get started." Join the Pride of Nottingham forum and share your thoughts on DKE's brand new 1-year-deal at Meadow Lane. 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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