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  1. Notts must start offering extensions to players earlier, like they did with Cal Roberts. Losing Sam Slocombe will be a big hit to the squad, he's by far the best keeper in the Non League.
  2. A first year graduate then? Last I read he had been offered a deal but no news about the contract being signed. https://www.nottscountyfc.co.uk/news/2021/may/palmer-offered-pro-deal-140521/
  3. Solid win for Portugal, Ronaldo played well as did the whole squad but its to be expected consider their opposition.
  4. The club needs to sign players who can create, hold and pass. This extra bit of quality in the recruitment could make all the world of a difference on the pitch. The squad is almost there, it just needs strengthening in those crucial areas. My hopes are a fast goal scorer, a creative midfielder, a defensive midfielder, a Calvin Miller type winger and Mark Ellis.
  5. @gtownjohnno Youth team player, not yet a first year graduate I believe. I think Damian McCrory would have remained had he not been out for so long this season, good player on his day but we need to avoid players who are prone to injuries. I don't disagree with the retained list, it all makes sense.
  6. I think the club wanted to distance itself from the comments made by Moss on Enzio regarding him leaving, it will be clearly football related reasons but the PR effort has to be praised. I wish Enzio all the best with his career, as I do with the other released players.
  7. I can't disagree with the winners, well done to them and our own @DangerousSausage for scooping up the member of the year.
  8. My only genuine concern is the fitness level of key players like Rodrigues, Reeves and Wootton.
  9. Take the same photo today, the view would be full of cars and people.
  10. The issue is the midfield and formation, there is no service to the forwards without a squad fighting or with confidence. Nobody can suggest that the players don't care just because of a dry patch which is only going to get worse if people continue to turn. Our strikers are good enough for this level, Knight has the chance to come good. Sam is suitable to start or come on as a super sub. The mobility in the middle of the park and lack of defensive cover is the real concern nobody seems to want to address.
  11. A win would take off some of the mounting pressure, but its all about improving the performances right now. Notts won't go far without addressing this issue and so far, there is little signs of attacking football.
  12. Well the question is now, the devil you know or the devil you don't? I do hope the change works out but I feel far more disappointed that we sought an unknown manager, after sacking one that would've gotten the club into the playoffs at least. It's going to be experimental for the first 4 games and this is the time when we need to be winning games the most.
  13. I am more annoyed than shocked, I think its a real concern about if a quality manager can come in at this stage and I would rather not see Michael Doyle take charge of any games. I would hate for the situation to arise whereby he wins a few games, fans call for him to takeover for the rest of the season and its another Chris Kiwomya type moment. I suppose we will have to wait and see what happens.
  14. Fans have been asking the club to get with the times with regards to non cash payments for years, it shouldn't be the current pandemic pushing this but hopefully sense starts to apply itself with the club a little from here.
  15. This is what football is like, you have dry patches and poor spells. At the start of the season the team looked fired up, a loss to Dover in the opening day had doom and gloom from a small minority. Judge Ardley at the end of the season, if we finish in the playoffs I believe he still has a job to do. Automatic is hard, there is no stability in dismissing every manager who has a difficult patch.
  16. I think Eli Sam has come good since signing, he does need to work on getting involved but on the other hand his fitness levels seem to be a real test for the quality of players in this division. With confidence and more starts I think he will become more of a handful for the opposition.
  17. I believe Ruben Rodrigues can play as a secondary striker, Enzio has also been up there in the past. Neither players might not be ideal but with Callum Roberts return, would Notts be able to cope with experimenting up top? It would present any of the options a chance to get themselves in Neal Ardley's plans. I do believe Kyle Wootton to be one of the players we are relying too much on, its good when any player performs well and scores but it needs to be balanced. Get the creativity and goals coming in from across the field. It would help somewhat with the lack of effort on goal in recent games.
  18. It will take some players time to settle in, I don't blame him for the owl goal because its just one of those things which @Elite_pie has mentioned. Has any information come out about his injury? I am hoping its a knock.
  19. I would say, Dover need to be removed. Offer a playoff style tournament for the league(s) below to replace them, refusing to play and furloughing all their staff doesn't sit well with me. Considering they signed players when asking for donations, if money is tight keep a better balance on the books. It seems they want a hand out in this situation, the club should be punished. As for the National League continuing it makes sense, if the players are being tested and kept safe play until it becomes harder. The NA can always briefly suspend the league.
  20. Goal down already, Notts needs to dig deep and overturn this. If Chesterfield bag a second, I think we can say Notts did not turn up for the derby day game.
  21. Dion Kelly-Evans has been superb this season, he's taken the chance to start regularly playing in an unnatural position. What are you thoughts on him potentially being replaced? If Chickensen isn't fit or good enough, then I am perfectly happy with seeing a replacement personally but otherwise I would rather see another winger arrive or central midfielder. This is a superb article on Kelly-Evans.
  22. The talk of signing a left-back for me wouldn't sit well, how would Dion Jelly-Evans take this? He doesn't get much chance to play on the right side due to Richard Brindley and when Damien McCrory was fit, he played second fiddle to the pair. I feel he has done a respectable job covering a position which is considered to be unnatural to him. He's a fantastic little player with the right attitude, he deserves more appreciation I agree wholeheartedly with that.
  23. I would hope that at least one of the possible signings arrived as a permanent signing, with Wes Thomas departure that throws a spanner into the works a little but the budget should be able to pay a players full time wages whilst bringing in a loan.

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