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  1. The results:

    Cardiff City 0-1 Reading
    Derby County 0-0 Swansea City
    Fleetwood Town 1-2 Charlton Athletic
    Sheffield Wednesday 1-2 Oxford United
    Bristol Rovers 1-3 Swindon Town
    Colchester United 0-2 Salford City
    Maidenhead United 2-3 King's Lynn
    Torquay United 5-0 Wealdstone


    That was a tricky one. As with Notts, points were at a premium this weekend, but five of you did manage to get five points each:

    @Dripsey3, @gtownjohnno, @barnet11uk, @Chris, @TheSkipper (welcome back!) - 5
    @Dan, @super_ram - 4
    @ARLukomski, @KB1862, @liampie - 3
    @magpiejue, @4everapie - 2
    @nottsnutter, @Megan_Elizax, @GrannyPie - 1
    @DangerousSausage (what's wrong with me this season?) - nul points


    Aaaand here are the standings. @Dan is top by a single point and @gtownjohnno joins the top three:

    Dan - 72
    Dripsey3 - 71
    gtownjohnno - 67
    super_ram - 66
    nottsnutter - 60
    jimbob - 59
    magpiejue - 58
    4everapie - 57
    barnet11uk - 51
    Megan_Elizax - 50
    DangerousSausage - 44
    ARLukomski - 43
    KB1862 - 43
    GrannyPie - 43
    Chris - 37
    Feral Fox - 29
    liampie - 19
    Joshua - 9
    allardyces tash - 8
    Alex - 7
    TheSkipper - 5
    Canadian - 4


    As on Tuesday the teams in the Proper Leagues are playing in something called the EFL Trophy (a competition we've opted out of for the time being), the next prediction league round is this coming Saturday. So keep an eye out for the fixtures here from Wednesday evening onwards. Thanks for playing and have a good week!

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  2. Time to gaze into our crystal balls again on Saturday. Kick-off is at 3pm, and remember your jokers ;)


    Cardiff City v Reading

    Derby County v Swansea City

    Fleetwood Town v Charlton Athletic

    Sheffield Wednesday v Oxford United

    Bristol Rovers v Swindon Town

    Colchester United v Salford City

    Maidenhead United v King's Lynn

    Torquay United v Wealdstone

  3. Possibly, it all depends on how we react to our last result. It's certainly handy as it keeps them within shooting distance. The only thing is that Woking are our next opponents, and they'll arrive full of confidence after beating Furlough FC - quite the banana skin.

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  4. The results:

    Blackburn Rovers 5-1 Cardiff City
    Nottingham Florist 1-1 Millwall
    Morecambe 3-3 Accrington Stanley
    Oxford United 1-1 Gillingham
    Hartlepool United 1-1 Exeter City
    Sutton United 4-0 Carlisle United
    Dagenham & Redbridge 5-1 Solihull Moors
    Stockport County 2-1 Wrexham


    Congrats to @super_ram, who got this week's highest score!

    @super_ram - 11
    @gtownjohnno - 8
    @jimbob - 7
    @4everapie, @Megan_Elizax, @GrannyPie, @ARLukomski - 6
    @Dan, @Chris - 5
    @nottsnutter, @barnet11uk, @KB1862 - 4
    @Dripsey3, @magpiejue, @DangerousSausage - 2
    @Joshua - 1


    Overall, @Dan nudges past @Dripsey3 to re-take first place, but the top end of the table is looking a lot tighter...

    Dan - 68
    Dripsey3 - 66
    super_ram - 62
    gtownjohnno - 62
    jimbob - 59
    nottsnutter - 59
    magpiejue - 56
    4everapie - 55
    Megan_Elizax - 49
    barnet11uk - 46
    DangerousSausage - 44
    GrannyPie - 42
    ARLukomski - 40
    KB1862 - 40
    Chris - 32
    Feral Fox - 29
    liampie - 16
    Joshua - 9
    allardyces tash - 8
    Alex - 7
    Canadian - 4


    And that's yer lot until next Saturday. Fixtures will be online from Wednesday evening onwards. Ta for playing! :)

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  5. I was a bit sceptical about us signing such a young keeper again. But many Sunderland fans really do seem to rate him - he started this season as first choice before they brought in another keeper from Bayern II. Let's hope he lives up to his promise and keeps some clean sheets for us.

  6. 1 hour ago, Pie since 89 said:

    I notice he’s also calling for B teams to join the EFL again if they can’t fill their ground for the first team who’s going to watch the B team?

    That just shows a lack of understanding of English football and the idea of the 92 teams.

    We have B teams playing up to the third division in Germany and it's a disaster. Two were newly promoted this season, Dortmund II and Freiburg II, replacing Bayern II, who were relegated. Both had OK (but still below average) crowds in the few weeks before the Bundesliga started, and are now heading for three figures. SV Waldhof used to play Freiburg II in the fourth tier and didn't even bother opening their away end, as no away fans came. Plus, it's fundamentally unfair to play opponents who can field players bought by their parent club for millions. It's handy for big clubs with huge squads and literally no one else. 

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  7. What did you all do for your holidays this year? Did you take the opportunity to flay to a green list country, or did you stay in the UK?

    Here in Germany, nearly everyone I know stayed in the country. One friend nipped across the border to Austria, while my neighbour went to Mallorca, but that's it. We went to Lake Titisee in the Black Forest, which is almost 1000 metres above sea level. Sounds nice until you realise it has its own microclimate and is several degrees colder than most other places! It's certainly picturesque, but I do wish I'd moved closer to a beach...

    What were your holiday haunts this year? And did any of you manage to combine it with a Notts away match? ;)

  8. As Sepp Herberger once said, after the prediction league is before the prediction league. So here's the next round. Kick-off is 3pm on Saturday, and remember your jokers!


    Blackburn Rovers v Cardiff City

    Nottingham Florist v Millwall

    Morecambe v Accrington Stanley

    Oxford United v Gillingham

    Hartlepool United v Exeter City

    Sutton United v Carlisle United

    Dagenham & Redbridge v Solihull Moors

    Stockport County v Wrexham

  9. Apologies for the delay in posting the scores, I committed the scandalous crime of going on holiday during the prediction league season. But now I'm back, with bright red legs thanks to the one sunny day we had (and a lack of sun cream). Anyway, the scores:

    Middlesbrough 1-2 Blackpool
    QPR 1-2 Bristol City
    AFC Wimbledon 0-1 Plymouth Argyle
    Portsmouth 1-2 Cambridge United
    Bradford City 1-1 Barrow
    Tranmere Rovers 2-0 Salford City
    Bromley 2-0 Barnet
    Torquay United 1-0 Southend United


    @KB1862 got his joker right and scooped this week's highest score:

    @KB1862 - 7
    @4everapie - 6
    @nottsnutter, @Megan_Elizax, @barnet11uk - 5
    @magpiejue, @jimbob - 4
    @gtownjohnno, @Chris - 3
    @ARLukomski - 2
    @Dripsey3, @Dan, @DangerousSausage - 1


    @Dripsey3 and @Dan still lead the way, with the competition making limited inroads this week.

    Dripsey3 - 64
    Dan - 63
    nottsnutter - 55
    magpiejue - 54
    gtownjohnno - 54
    jimbob - 52
    super_ram - 51
    4everapie - 49
    Megan_Elizax - 43
    barnet11uk - 42
    DangerousSausage - 42
    KB1862 - 36
    GrannyPie - 36
    ARLukomski - 34
    Feral Fox - 29
    Chris - 27
    liampie - 16
    allardyces tash - 8
    Joshua - 8
    Alex - 7
    Canadian - 4

    The next round is on Saturday, so the fixtures are up now. See you there!

  10. On 16/09/2021 at 21:25, Chris said:

    I think Premier League teams need to start being realistic and have affordable tickets, I am not suprised that some teams are having issues what with COVID. Money isn't something any supporter should throw at a club, especially one as big as Manchester City.

    Defending a financially doped petro-club makes me feel a bit dirty, but some of City's season ticket prices are in the same ballpark as Notts - starting at 325 pounds in the last season before the lurgy. That includes fewer games, but the quality of the football is probably slightly better than at the Lane. They certainly aren't expensive for the league they're in, so I don't think prices are the root of their problems.

    Like others have said, when they were knocking around in the second division City had a loyal and passionate fanbase of 25-30,000, so slightly more than teams like Wolves and Sheffield Wednesday and definitely nothing to be ashamed of. But now they boast a team that is among the best in Europe, and they are expected to draw the crowds to match. But doubling your fanbase is easier said than done, especially when you share a city with the best supported club in the whole country. It's also likely that a fair number of long-serving fans have drifted away recently, and they're struggling to find the new fans to replace them. I don't think Guardiola really appreciates this.

    Another issue is that the Leipzig game was one of the seemingly never-ending group phase games in the Champions League, a competition that is so bloated that even some of the continent's best-supported clubs struggle to fill their grounds for it.

  11. I'm definitely in favour of more research on the link between heading and brain injuries. It's a difficult one and I don't pretend to know the answers.

    It seems intuitively obvious that the link will be strongest in those who played in the 50s and 60s, when the ball was heavier than today. But what about the frequent clashes of heads - an inevitable result of challenging for headers in any era? There's at least one nasty clash in every match, and probably more in training too.

    I hope the powers can be can work something out to protect the safety of the players without altering the fabric of the game in the way that @Fozzy described. Trouble is, it'll be decades before we know if it works...

  12. The scores:

    Blackburn Rovers 2-2 Luton Town
    Bristol City 0-0 Preston North End
    Oxford United 0-0 Wycombe Wanderers
    Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Crewe Alexandra
    Forest Green Rovers 1-0 Northampton Town
    Walsall 3-1 Mansfield Town
    Halifax Town 3-1 Southend United
    Stockport County 0-3 Yeovil Town

    This week's winner is @jimbob with 8 points - congrats!

    @jimbob - 8
    @Dan - 7
    @Megan_Elizax - 6
    @Dripsey3, @barnet11uk, @ARLukomski - 5
    @gtownjohnno, @nottsnutter, @DangerousSausage - 3
    @4everapie - 2
    @KB1862, @liampie - 1

    Which all means that @Dripsey3 and @Dan continue their reign of terror, but the field is tight behind them. Can a challenger emerge from the pack?

    Dripsey3 - 63
    Dan - 62
    gtownjohnno - 51
    super_ram - 51
    nottsnutter - 50
    magpiejue - 50
    jimbob - 48
    4everapie - 43
    DangerousSausage - 41
    Megan_Elizax - 38
    barnet11uk - 37
    GrannyPie - 36
    ARLukomski - 32
    KB1862 - 29
    Feral Fox - 29
    Chris - 24
    liampie - 16
    allardyces tash - 8
    Joshua - 8
    Alex - 7
    Canadian - 4

    The next round is on Saturday, so I'll be posting the fixtures in the next couple of days (I'm on the road on Wednesday, so I'll try to make it sooner). Have a good week!

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  13. Wrexham's owners have obviously made the club well known internationally, and that opens doors. EA are obviously of the opinion that the interest in them justifies adding them to the game.

    I'm not all that fussed. My last football game was PES, and I was quite happy to rename a team and change the kit until I'd made my own Notts! FIFA went downhill when they started following the microtransactions trend. It's high time FIFA and PES had a decent challenger IMO, they've dominated the genre for far too long.

  14. A trip to the seaside early in the season is never bad. Hope we take a good following.

    I can't say I'm too familiar with Weymouth, but they're not cannon fodder and clearly know where the net is. The players need to take fixtures against less glamorous opposition just as seriously as the Wrexhams - then I'm sure we'll bring the points home with us.

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