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  1. Kevin Nolan won it back in 2017 when we went top of League 2, that was the season we finished in the play-offs. Here's to hoping under Ardley we finish there again, but with a better outcome!
  2. I didn’t know initially that a draw would mean the game against Fylde would be off. Why did Dagenham want a replay? Bizarre! With about 1-minute left of listening to the game I was thinking that 1-1 was the worst-case scenario, falling even more games behind in the league. I almost wanted to hear that Fitz had just kicked it into his own net in the last seconds… And then Michael Doyle pops up with the goal of the decade! I cannot wait to see the highlights.
  3. I think we're pretty stacked at the moment, plenty of options upfront and in defence, even in midfield we're good. However if Jim O'Brien's going to be out for the rest of the season I'd consider getting someone in on loan. I too was thinking about another winger, but I'd hate to see Osbourne lose out especially as he's finally breaking into the team. Booty can play on the left, and with Enzio and Shields I think we'll be able to see this season through.
  4. It's a weird competition this! Beat the Daggers and then we're just 2 games away from the semi's and 3 from the final! I think we'll definitely see the fringe players in, so I'm hopeful Crawford, Bird and Fitz can get starts. Dagenham's recent form has been absolutely dreadful so I'd imagine they'll be looking to try something different. We're confident at the minute, but the possible dead atmosphere could make it feel like a training game. We've got to try and keep the ball moving quickly, I think if we can get an early goal I'd be confident of an easy win... I don't think we'll get one though! 1-0 Notts, Tyson to score.
  5. It sounds like it's just down to Kyle himself to make the decision now, my guess would be he's holding out to see if any L2 clubs come in for him... If there were any scouts watching him against Bromley thinking about making a move for him we might have just got lucky, one very nice flick but he didn't get the better of the CB's like we know he can. I really hope he signs, he's the striker we've needed for a couple of years. He's now one of the first names on the team sheet and would be a big loss if he goes elsewhere. He's still young, lot's he can improve on and even if we are paying a small fee for him I think there's a good chance in the future someone might just be paying us a lot more to take him...
  6. It felt like a big game yesterday, a real chance to solidify our position at the right end of the table. Bromley were your stereotypical non-league side, big, physical and all about loading the box. That’s all they did, hit it long and play for set-pieces/long throws but we defended our box really well, made for an excruciating last 10 minutes mind! It was proper battling win, Rose & Doyle did well considering they were outnumbered in the midfield. The back five were great, Connell Rawlinson the stand out for me, he was outstanding! Ref was bad. Missed the pen. Missed the red for Cheek on Rawlinson. And Bush should’ve been sent off way before he actually was…
  7. Who was the last player to spend 5 years at Notts? Edwards? It's a rarity these days and for that reason I genuinely only think someone like Slocombe could be here for that amount of time. I think one of the problem's Notts face is if they're genuinely good they'll soon get offers from clubs in higher leagues. I can see players like Booty, Lacey and Enzio moving upwards if we don't. I hope Bird and Ozzy will also be two of the players, as they've been here nearly 3 years now, still young but also good enough to be here.
  8. Well what an away day that was, a great early Christmas present! I thought the first half was a bit of a non-event. Started okay, but quickly started playing too safe and the final ball was poor. Halifax didn't really deserve to go in 1-0 up. However the second half was like watching a completely different game. We just shifted the tempo, the passing was quicker, we actually knocked the ball for players to run onto and put some crosses in! Enzio was on it. Not so much of the drifting inside, more using the width beating his man and getting balls into the box. Lacey has stepped in nicely, decent in the air but he's much quicker across the ground than Turner. He won his far share of tackles and was pretty spot on all game. Just looks like a really good athlete to me! Also I'm pleased for Ross Fitzsimons, I thought he did really well considering it was his first game in ages. Notts have a clip of the final goal on twitter now, doesn't show the bit where he came and grabbed the ball in the crowded box a good 15 yards out from his goal. Last season he'd have been stood under his crossbar... Back to back away wins now, bring on Maidenhead!
  9. It's a massive blow for us, he's equally adapt at doing the defensive and offensive work, I'd have said O'Brien was our best CM at the start of the season so I'm gutted he won't have much involvement for the rest of the season. Rose and Doyle just isn't working at the moment. Both play too deep and don't really have much of an effect on the play in the final third. I think you've got to pair one them with Booty for that reason. The only CM other than Booty is Crawford and couldn't even get on when O'Brien went off, I've seen very little of him play so it's hard for me to make any judgements on him though...
  10. Rose's form has been poor this past month but I can't see Ardley getting rid of him considering how much he plays him! After the Chesterfield game, with Slocombe probably injured for this weekend's game Ardley spoke about how Fitz needed to have a good week in training to prove himself. If Kean starts this weekend I think he could be the next to go... Hopefully for his sake he gets in and performs well.
  11. I don’t get it. If we are allowing shirts to be sold without sponsorship, then why have we picked a design with a whacking big gap designed for a sponsor? It looks ridiculous, the black should be a continuous stripe on each side. But like you say, it will probably look much better with a sponsor on it, but then we should be marketing it as such… Just a shame cos it’s potentially a missed opportunity to bring in some cash for the season. I like the away kit, simple but nice. It reminds me of the South African rugby kit.
  12. It’s always hard to judge players over a couple of games and I only saw the Ipswich game, we played well but it was your typical professional friendly, I’d have liked to seen how the trialists got on against Alfreton/York which seemed more representative of our games to come. I think Tyson would be really useful in the NL, he’s definitely looked sharp. I think NA wants a target man as well which could mean we’re a bit striker top heavy especially as we’re in desperate need of defenders. Speaking of which I liked Kelly-Evans, I just wonder if his height (or lack off) will be where teams look to expose him. McCrory looked okay, but Burton fans think he’s too good the NL. He was a newer trialist so can only assume he was a couple of weeks behind on fitness compared to the rest of the squad. I think on past reputation alone he’d be a great signing. Those 3 stand out for me (And Jim O’Brien – technically a trialist as well, we know what he can do!) It’s a shame we haven’t had many 6ft bruiser centre backs in, I think this has to be the priority going into the start of the season…
  13. Hear, Hear! I have to say I'm relieved but shocked how the announcement came out of nowhere. I think over the coming days and weeks we'll find out more about our new owners, at first it was reported the Danish Consortium was made up from 4 people, two being the Reedtz bothers so I wonder if there's others involved. As for the Reedtz brothers themselves, they've made a living combining football and business so it'll be interesting to see how they handle the transition. To provide information for betting companies means they go really in depth into analysing football - it all sounds rather promising! In terms of scouting we've potentially just hit the jackpot, I don't know how far down the English leagues they go, maybe they'll expand into the NL for a season or two... Here's a little video about the Reedtz brothers company Football Radar. Watching football for a living, where are those offices in England based again?!?
  14. According to Leigh Curtis he's expecting an official announcement tonight. Please let it be true! I can't believe we've gone from really close, to not close, to completed in the space of a week. I expected it to pretty much drag on forever, it'll be relief for everyone once it's over. All that's left is to do is get the embargo lifted so we can finally sign some players. Our season might have just been saved!
  15. I don’t know what to say anymore… Speechless and sick of it! Not really much mention of the Danes. It keeps coming back to May & Dodd. I wonder if they were set to buy us today, but failed to get the cash. I don’t know why AH is still dealing with them, they clearly have no money, they’ve got an awful past connected to them and they seem far more interested in property development around the ground than Notts itself. From reading about them they have nothing positive to offer the club in my opinion. Also I feel so sorry for all the staff as their wait for pay goes on. In terms of the footballing side it’s looking like the season could be over before it’s even started. I think all the trialists would be mad to stick around now as it could be weeks before we’re in a position to offer them anything. It’s really annoying. Ardley has done so well to keep everything together, have a professional pre-season, get some good players in… It felt like we were so close to actually having a chance this season. Now he faces an almost impossible task with the season starting 10 days. The 30th looks ominous now, there’s no way we’ll get it adjourned again… Is admin, -10 points, no new players going into the start of the season with Smurthwaite and co scrapping it out for us the best case scenario now?

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