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  1. Minutes applause/silence

    My view is that you are not being insensitive in the slightest Tone. I think the club were wrong to arrange a tribute to Ray Wilkins (was it an EFL directive?) for the reason you state - he had no connection whatsoever with Notts County or Coventry City. I half-heartedly joined in because I have nothing against Ray Wilkins. He was a classy player and apparently a good bloke, but he had nothing to do with our club. Your other very valid point is where do you draw the line? If we're talking ex-England players do you draw the line at a certain number of caps? Would Gary Lineker get it and John Barnes not, or would it be the other way round? This sort of thing is done so often these days that the effect is diluted for the truly deserving cases. The other thing that I absolutely hate is a minute's applause rather than a minute's silence. I felt cheated when Jimmy Sirrel died and the decision was for applause. There are few more meaningful and emotive occasions than a football ground in complete silence. If that had happened after Jimmy's passing I'm pretty sure I would have shed a tear. Instead we had the banal applause, which is what we hear at every game anyway. We applauded a good tackle a few minutes later. Keep it special and it means what it should. Make it commonplace and it means very little.
  2. Player ratings v Coventry

    Haven't done this for a while, but here are my thoughts: Collin 6 - Had surprisingly little to do in the way of saves, but generally looked assured. Tootle 6.5 - Most of their attacks were on the other side, but played his part in a sound defence. Duffy 8.5* - Excellent, led like a captain should and didn't put a foot wrong. Held us together at the back. Brisley 7 - As usual kept things simple, good in our box and good in theirs. Jones 5.5 - The one weak link in the side. Far too hesitant and struggled to contain the threat they offered on our left. Virtue 7 - Nothing spectacular, but worked hard and got into some excellent forward positions that we didn't really utilise. Hewitt 7 - Did what he's there to do, gave us that crucial physical presence in midfield. Noble 6 - Not a lot worked for him today but got stuck in. Grant 6 - Poor in the first half, but stuck at it and played his part even though his best bits were defensively. Forte 7.5 - The Forte we want to see. Looked up for it and made the most of his chances. Just keep it going. Ameobi 6.5 - Made sure their defenders didn't have an easy afternoon, should have done better with the chance he had. O'Connor - no rating, but great to see him back. No time to make a big impression, but a really good bit of keeping possession late on just when we needed it. It's a big ask, but I think he might still play a part this season. Hall n/a, but a good substitution when they were throwing high balls into the box. Absolutely buzzing tonight. This was the sort of game that could have gone either way but we were back to the Notts we saw in the first half of the season where guts, effort and desire (a massive plus in a tight League 2) meant that we won more games of this type than we lost. Just keep it going lads, if we make the playoffs you will have done yourselves credit as a team.
  3. Duffy for me. He held us together as a captain should and his reading of the game and positional play was exemplary. An honourable second to Mr Forte, I've never been a big fan of his but he certainly did the business today.
  4. It seems to be an unavoidable part of the modern game, and what we've paid is mere pennies compared to the higher divisions. The amounts paid out to agents in the Premiership can only be described as obscene. Interesting that Accrington only paid £9,632 so is it really value for money?
  5. Are my vlogs good enough?

    Always enjoyed watching them, and while they may not be BAFTA winning material, they never fail to convey the overall atmosphere and fan's perspective which is far more important to the posters on here. It's also good for fans like me who are getting on a bit to know there is a younger generation coming through that share our passion for the club. Keep 'em coming!
  6. Tomorrow's attendance

    Or maybe you shouldn't have read it the way you did, end of, simple? I don't regret writing it because I know the way it was intended. If I had put "Any Notts fan who doesn't want to see a packed Meadow Lane must be mad", or "Any Notts fan who doesn't want to see a packed Meadow Lane must be off their head" you could take that as a slur on the mentally ill if you really wanted to. Anyway, I refuse to accept your warning because I can honestly say that no offence was meant, so I'll quietly log out and leave you to be offended in peace.
  7. Tomorrow's attendance

    While it probably wasn't the best choice of words, I'm amazed you were offended by it. If you really want to take it as a slur on people with mental illness then that's up to you, but it certainly wasn't meant that way.
  8. Tomorrow's attendance

    "Heavily published"? I presume you mean punished. If what you say is true, please name these clubs for me.
  9. Tomorrow's attendance

    Where did that come from? I never mentioned or even thought about anything to do with disability. I simply took 'hassle' to mean a much bigger crowd than usual, and that I'd be surprised if any ST holder wouldn't attend because of it. If it's due to disability that's a whole new discussion and one I never intended to be involved in. You have put two and two together and made five here.
  10. Tomorrow's attendance

    I think you are wrong. I was basing my claim on this from another site: "In England the rules of the premier league say that attendance figures that are publicly reported should be the number of tickets that are issued or sold. Not the number of people who actually attend. (I understand the football league rules say the same, although I couldn’t find the precise clause.)" I know Forest include ST numbers in their declared attendances whether they attend or not and have done for years.
  11. Do you enjoy cooking?

    Brilliant topic. Since I took early retirement cooking has become one of my passions, in fact I now only allow my wife in the kitchen on pot-washing duties! One of my specialities is a home made pizza, especially making the dough from scratch. It's also much healthier than a takeaway pizza, because you know exactly what has gone into making it, and the topping is generous and evenly spread. With a lot of supermarket pizzas, one person gets the ham, one the mushroom, one the onion and another nothing but cheese!
  12. Tomorrow's attendance

    Sorry Joe, but I predict your prediction will leave you with copious amounts of egg on your face. As I understand it, the attendance is declared on tickets sold rather than actual attendees on the day, which makes a forecast of 13,000 laughable.
  13. Tomorrow's attendance

    Sorry, but I can't understand that at all. Are you seriously suggesting that season ticket holders won't be attending "due to them expecting various forms of hassle on the day"? Absolutely incredible, ST holders won't bother going because it might be cold or a bit harder to get in than it usually is?????? How about them setting off 15 minutes earlier? I can't wait to finally see a packed Meadow Lane again, any Notts fan thinking otherwise needs to be sectioned in my opinion.
  14. Prediction League Round 30

    Leeds United 1 v 1 Cardiff City Preston North End 1 v 0 Hull City Northampton Town 2 v 1 Rochdale Plymouth Argyle 1 v 2 Blackburn Rovers Colchester United 1 v 1 Newport County (Joker) Luton Town 1 v 2 Exeter City
  15. Prediction League Round 29

    Barnsley 0 v 2 Fulham Ipswich Town 1 v 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (Joker) Portsmouth 1 v 0 Shrewsbury Town Southend United 1 v 1 Scunthorpe United Carlisle United 2 v 1 Forest Green Rovers Morecambe 0 v 2 Mansfield Town

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