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Elite_pie last won the day on December 29 2018

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  1. Elite_pie

    Man of the Match: Notts County 0-0 Bury

    Usually it's hard to pick a MOM because there are so few worthy candidates, but today it's difficult because there are so many. That was a real team performance where everyone worked for each other for once. Even though we didn't get the result we deserved, I suspect most of us are more upbeat than we've been for a while. If we can repeat that level of effort and desire next year we will be ok, if we slip back to the Macc performance we're doomed. On to the topic, my vote goes to Pierce Bird. For a lad of 19 to make his full debut against the most potent attack in the division and play like a seasoned veteran is something else. I've always liked what I've seen of him, I just hope he gets more first team action to show how far he can go.
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    92nd -well done Hardy

    Nice idea, but getting rid of a footballer on the basis of him not meeting minimum performance standards wouldn't have a cat in hell's chance in any industrial tribunal. Unless they are guilty of gross misconduct, once you sign them you are stuck with them until their contract expires. The blame lies with whoever signed them if they are no good, or with those failing to get the best out of them if they do have some ability.
  3. Elite_pie

    92nd -well done Hardy

    How can he sack them? The only way he can get rid is to pay up their contracts or find another club prepared to take them. Neither are likely.
  4. Elite_pie

    Another defeat where do we go from here.?

    The positive is that whatever the result, we can't go any lower..... until May, and that's the big, big negative.
  5. Elite_pie


    Here's the official government prediction of what leaving will mean for the economy: "Official figures say the UK economy could be up to 3.9% smaller after 15 years under Theresa May's Brexit plan, compared with staying in the EU. But a no-deal Brexit could deliver a 9.3% hit, the new estimates say. The Treasury estimates do not put a cash figure on the potential impact on the economy, but independent experts have said that 3.9% of GDP would equate to about £100bn a year by the 2030s". So in just over a decade we will be around £100 billion worse off per year!!! What a legacy the gammon generation are leaving for future ones. I wonder if MPs will have the guts to put and end to this farce? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-46366162
  6. Elite_pie

    Man of the Match: Notts County 1-1 Carlisle United

    Honourable mentions for Turley and Ward for dealing well with an endless stream of crosses from Carlisle, but for me Kristian Dennis just edges it. It's the first game I've seen Dennis actually look like a footballer. Lots of movement, good touch and workrate, limited goal threat but did as much as could be expected stuck up front on his own.
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    Worst game in many years???

    That's the most worrying thing - Cheltenham looked a very limited team but they were still a class above us. A complete and utter shambles from start to finish, the players should hang their heads in shame after that. We are in very deep trouble.
  8. Elite_pie

    Latest Manager Odds!

    W Yeah, we'd never show someone the door and then get them back a matter of weeks later would we? Ask rob Milsom!
  9. Elite_pie

    Christmas stock arriving at meadow lane

    I've heard Alan Hardy has ordered a few sacks for future managers.
  10. Elite_pie

    Kewell gone

    This should have come as a shock happening so early, but we have seen it so often at Notts that it barely raises an eyebrow. You have to get this appointment right Alan, anther mistake will most likely take us into non-league.
  11. Elite_pie

    A few jokes to make you smile

    I found an old vacuum cleaner in the loft, and sold it on ebay. It was only gathering dust.
  12. I always take an interest in the results of a little known Portuguese team called Portimonense. I was on an Algarve holiday over there and noticed fans going to a game in black and white striped shirts. I did a bit of googling when I got home and found out who they were. When I went back to the area a couple of years later I noticed they had a home game and went along wearing my Notts shirt. It only cost 5 euros to get in, and I really enjoyed it. I was amazed when their run-out music was 'Seven Nation army' by The White Stripes, same as ours. They were promoted to the Portuguese Primeira Liga that season.
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    A few jokes to make you smile

    Notts invite a young African triallist to training. After a quick warm up, Harry Kewell grabs the ball and runs towards the empty net and boots it in. He then holds his arms aloft in celebration and says "ball, kick, goal", understand???. He repeats this routine several times always ending with "ball, kick, goal", understand??? After a while the young African lad interrupts and says "pardon me sir, but my English is very good". Kewell replies "Be quiet son, I'm talking to Kristian Dennis". If you don't laugh you have to cry!
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    I find it amusing how leave voters constantly bang on about "the will of the people" based on a 2016 vote conducted on a pack of lies and scare stories from both sides, but are desperate to ignore "the will of the people" now that every poll I've seen recently suggests that now we have a bit more reality of what it will mean, most seem to see it as a big mistake, and "the will of the people" should now be disregarded!!!! ps If anyone who doubts this can find any poll where the majority still want to leave, please point it out to me.
  15. Elite_pie

    Match Ratings v Oldham

    In summary I'd give Fitz 8, Turley and Enzio 7, the rest 4 but Evina, Thomas and Dennis only 3. Concentrating on the weakest links, Evina barely stopped a cross all night and his forward play was dire, Thomas put in one good free kick and disappeared for much of the game, and Dennis looks unfit and disinterested. I know he got minimal service, but Enzio showed that even if you get no service, you can still create chances if you put in the effort. It was painful to watch, Oldham looked like they had a couple of extra players on the pitch. When they had the ball, they had time to take a touch, look for a teammate in space and pick a pass. The movement of their players often gave them more than one option. Contrast that with us - whenever we had the ball an Oldham player was snapping at our heels, forcing us to go backwards or hoof it aimlessly forwards. There are two reasons for that, either our formation and shape was wrong, or the players didn't work hard enough. I think both apply. Our unmotivated bunch of misfits was comprehensively outplayed at home by a bottom half team. I thought it was silly to talk of ditching Kewell this early, but there is no doubt that performances like that will see us surrender our Football League status with barely a whimper.

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