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  1. Prediction League Round 20

    Burton Albion 1 v 1 Sunderland Fulham 1 v 0 Millwall Fleetwood Town 2 v 2 Blackpool Northampton Town 1 v 2 Bury Exeter City 1 v 1 Accrington Stanley (Joker) Swindon Town 2 v 0 Newport County
  2. Should Forte be in our plans?

    Yes, he should be in our plans because apart from Stead and Shola we don't have many other options in the 'striker' department. Unless that is addressed in January he would remain a vital squad member. I wouldn't criticise his lack of effort, although he does sometimes struggle to be involved which may be down to lack of service. The slight worry is that he always seems better coming off the bench than when he starts, which may be a mental thing about having a point to prove. I'm not sure he is a typical Nolan type of player, but I think he deserves to see the season out as long as he wants to be here.
  3. Hello

    Welcome to the board. If you are a supporter who is able to attend games then please give us your thoughts on such as the match and player rating threads. The more who contribute, the clearer the picture for those who couldn't be there.
  4. Prediction League Round 19

    Barnsley 1 v 1 Cardiff City Nottingham Forest 2 v 1 Norwich City Oxford United 1 v 2 Blackburn Rovers (Joker) Plymouth Argyle 1 v 1 Northampton Town Chesterfield 1 v 1 Forest Green Rovers Morecambe 0 v 0 Crewe Alexandra
  5. Fulham 1-5 Notts County, 20 November 1976

    One of my favourite ever away days. Craven Cottage was a great place to visit being situated right on the banks of the Thames, and the cottage in the corner of the ground was a unique feature, and the Supporters Club always ran a train excursion to away games in those days. It was the only time I ever saw George Best play live, even though he was a stone overweight due to his drinking his utter class was unmistakable. He had such balance and control that a drop of the shoulder could still leave players on their backside wondering which way he went. His attitude struck me that day also, even at 0-5 he was giving his all, whereas Rodney Marsh barely broke sweat, content to just do a few party tricks. Bobby Moore had a poor game and looked a shadow of the player who captained England to World cup victory. Brilliant memories.
  6. Player ratings v Cheltenham

    A bit late, but here we go: Fitzsimons 5.5 – a couple of decent saves, but he looks really dodgy on crosses. Got away with one real howler and was caught in no man’s land on a couple of others. Tootle 6 – more effective first half, didn’t get forward so much in the second. Duffy 6 – no real alarms, generally competent. Brisley 7.5 – solid no-nonsense defensively, and a big threat at set pieces. Dickinson 7 – defended well and produced some dangerous set pieces. Hawkridge 6.5 – worked hard and provided a good outlet on the right. Yates 8*- typical 100% performance, stood up well to some very physical challenges and was effective all over the pitch. Helped us win the midfield battle. Milsom 6.5 – a very capable stand-in for Hewitt, put himself about well. Grant 7 – a bit peripheral for parts of the game, but his class shone through when he was involved. Stead 6.5 – not a lot of goal threat, but some good touches to get others in dangerous positions. Ameobi 7 – again not much goal threat, but some of his play is a class above for this league. Subs – not on long enough to rate. Over the 90 minutes I think 3-1 was a fair scoreline. We defended well as a unit and created some good chances. We got a bit lucky with the deflection to go 2-1 up, but we had done enough to deserve to be in front at that stage. In Stead and Ameobi we have a couple of strikers that probably won’t score too many, but they are creating a lot of chances for our midfield, which Grant in particular is taking advantage of. If we can continue to perform to that level we’ll win more games than we’ll lose.
  7. Despite strong competition from Dickinson, Brisley, Ameobi and Grant, my vote goes to Ryan Yates. He was the target of several rough challenges, but just dusted himself down and went back in twice as hard. He was involved all over the pitch and seems to run on Duracell batteries. He is just the sort of 100% player I love to see in the black and white stripes, and the best compliment I could give him is to say he reminds me of Neal Bishop.
  8. Prediction League Round 18

    Hull City 1 v 2 Ipswich Town Sunderland 1 v 1 Millwall Oldham Athletic 2 v 1 Rochdale Wigan Athletic 2 v 0 Bradford City (Joker) Accrington Stanley 1 v 1 Newport County Port Vale 1 v 0 Barnet
  9. Charity Raffle - 2 x Tickets vs Crawley Town

    Thanks for that, I've just tried again on Firefox (Chrome wouldn't accept it) and it went through no problem. 18. Don Masson has been taken!
  10. Charity Raffle - 2 x Tickets vs Crawley Town

    I have a season ticket, but was willing to support this anyway. However, when I visit your justgiving page as soon as I get to payment of the £3 it gives the message "Sorry, this donation is not valid". I've tried to pay through both PayPal and debit card, but it won't accept either.
  11. Match Discussion: Game 18 - The Robins (H)

    "In and out all season"?????? Hewitt has rarely had a poor game this season, his consistent good performances in centre midfield (and as a stand-in centre-back) are one of the reasons we are where we are in the table.
  12. Match Discussion: Game 18 - The Robins (H)

    Shola back in if he's fit, the disappointment is that Elliot Hewitt will be absent for collecting a fifth yellow. Hewitt and Yates have formed a good partnership in centre midfield. Rob Milsom would seem the closest like-for-like replacement.
  13. FA Cup 2nd round draw

    Kick off time now confirmed as 12:30 pm on Saturday 2nd Dec due to being selected as the live game on BT Sport. Annoying time to play, but if we win the prize money plus TV cash amounts to £100k! http://www.nottinghampost.com/sport/football/notts-countys-fa-cup-second-775187
  14. Portable music devices

    To tell the truth, I bought an MP3 player about 5 years ago and loved it. I've now moved on to a pair of headphones (the big padded variety) which I purchased with fingers crossed on a Groupon deal. My worry was that I wouldn't be able to get them to work, but after much googling I managed to convert Youtube videos into MP3 format, then save them to a micro sim card. You would probably do it in an instant, but for me it was quite an achievement. I only really use them on holidays, but they've passed many a happy hour on a plane or sunbed. The only problem is that after a few beers when the Chemical Brothers come on I can't help but do a bit of involuntary 'sunbed dancing'. Everyone else around the pool thinks I'm having a cardiac arrest!
  15. Portable music devices

    Way back in the day????? Here's me thinking my tape player is state of the art high tech gear!

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