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  1. Prediction League Round 9

    Bolton 1 - 1 Brentford Norwich 1 - 2 Bristol C Peterborough 2 - 1 Wigan (Joker) Shrewsbury 1 - 1 Blackburn Colchester 0 - 1 Wycombe Coventry 1 - 2 Exeter C
  2. Prediction League Round 8

    Cardiff City 2 - 1 Sheffield Wednesday (Joker) Millwall 1 - 1 Leeds United Bradford City 2 - 2 Rotherham United Gillingham 1 - 2 Charlton Athletic Port Vale 1 - 0 Forest Green Rovers Wycombe Wanderers 1 - 1 Luton Town
  3. The John Sheridan hearing

    I would guess that some sort of out of court settlement was reached. My youngest daughter's boyfriend works for the law firm that represented Sheridan, I'll have to ask him if he knows anything and hope he isn't bound by confidentiality.
  4. Prediction League Round 6

    QPR 1 - 2 Ipswich Sunderland 1 - 2 Sheffield Utd Rochdale 0 - 2 Blackburn (Joker) Shrewsbury 0 - 1 Wigan Newport 1 - 1 Wycombe Yeovil 2 - 1 Cheltenham
  5. Prediction League Round 5

    Bury 1 - 1 Scunthorpe Southend 1 - 0 Rochdale Walsall 1 - 0 Plymouth Cambridge 1 - 1 Colchester (Joker) Lincoln 1 - 2 Luton Morecambe 0 - 1 Accrington
  6. Prediction League Round 4

    Barnsley 1 v 2 Sunderland (Joker) Cardiff City 1 v 0 Queens Park Rangers Northampton Town 1 v 2 Peterbrough United Rochdale 1 v 1 Bury Mansfield Town 1 v 2 Luton Town Port Vale 1 v 1 Crewe Alexandra
  7. Ratings Notts v Accrington Stanley

    Collin 6 - Maybe could have done better with their first, stunning point-saving stop at the death. Tootle 6 - competent overall, two very soft bookings for his red. Duffy 6 - Generally solid, was he fouled in the build-up to their equaliser? Brisley 6 - Competent performance. Jones 6 - Posed a forward threat, the odd dodgy moment in defence. Hawkridge 7* - Always busy, some good creative work, a constant threat. Hewitt 6.5 - Covered a lot of ground, gave us shape in midfield. Yates 6 - Nothing spectacular, but competed well. Grant 6 - Anonymous first half, much better in the second with another classy finish. Stead 5.5 - Some good touches, some clumsy. Ameobi 6.5 - Always offered a target and kept a decent pair of centre backs occupied. Forte 5 - No impact, struggled to get involved. Hunt, Milsom - n/a. Two points dropped through a combination of conceding two soft goals and some cracking saves from their keeper. It could have been worse without an equally good save from Collin at 2-2. Another bizarre refereeing performance, although in fairness he was equally incompetent for both sides. An annoying obsession with making players move back a yard for a throw-in then allowing them to move forward 3 yards to take it! Some of the cards he issued were hard to fathom, making decisions when he was some distance from play. We still lack a bit of creativity, a pity that two lapses in concentration from an otherwise decent defence led to the loss of two points.
  8. A disgraceful decision, all at the EFL should hang their heads in shame. Their excuse is that it opens up the competition to a wider audience, when I think we all know that just like the equally disgraceful Qatar World Cup, it's because they offered enough cash for the EFL to sell their soul.
  9. Most underrated Notts County managers?

    All three of them. Hans Backe wasn't here long enough to form too much of an opinion, but McParland had more than long enough to be judged. He came in at a very difficult time under the Supporter's Trust, but that still doesn't hide the fact that as a manager he was useless. As a player very good, as a manager totally useless. In the Munto season the fake money meant he was given a squad that was head and shoulders above the rest of the division, and he still only got us up to fifth. I still have vivid memories of his final game against Torquay, we were on TV and were coasting at 2-0 when they just went direct - their only tactic was a long ball or long throw into the box. We dropped deeper and deeper, and it was no surprise when they pulled it back to 2-2. McParland just stood there motionless and changed nothing. He had no Plan B and the tactical awareness of a slug. I remember a very depressing drive home thinking that we had a brilliant opportunity to be promoted but it would by ruined by a completely hopeless manager. I was delighted next day to hear he had been sacked. The rest is history, as soon as we got a competent manager in we won the league by 10 points.
  10. Most underrated Notts County managers?

    I'll probably be in a minority of one here, but I'll offer the name of Steve Thompson. I'm not talking about his spell as assistant to Colin Murphy, but when he took over from Gudjon Thordarsson in 2006. We had just avoided relegation to the Conference on the last day of the previous season with a stomach churning 2-2 draw against Bury (who had Kasper Schmeichel in goal), and he was given the job by the Supporter's Trust in June despite huge fan opposition and inherited a squad consisting of little more than half a dozen poor players. He persuaded Jason Lee to sign from non-league and built a route one squad around him that always battled until the end. The tactics were very basic- hoof it up to Jason and get on the end of his knock-downs. It wasn't pretty, but it worked. We finished in a comfortable mid table position, and actually scored more goals than we conceded. Considering what he came in to he did a good job that season. He was given the boot the following season after a poor start and replaced by the hopelessly inept Ian McParland.
  11. Ratings Wycombe v Notts

    A good topic for discussion. I always look forward to reading any 'player rating' thread just to see if other fans saw the game in a similar way to me. I wasn't at Wycombe so can't contribute here. I think Piethagoram's ratings are often similar to mine, but always a point lower. It all depends on what your criteria is - I have always rated an average, competent performance as a 6, whereas Piethagoram would rate that as a 5. Maybe we should establish one or other as the norm, but the important thing is that it gives those who couldn't attend a general idea of who was good, average, and bad. The more contributions the clearer the overall picture, so if you watched the game please post your ratings. There is no right and wrong, so have a go!
  12. Prediction League Round 3

    Fulham 2 v 1 Sheffield WednesdayIpswich Town 2 v 1 BrentfordBradford City 1 v 1 Blackburn Rovers (Joker)Oldham Athletic 1 v 2 Wigan AthleticExeter City 1 v 0 Lincoln CityMorecambe 1 v 2 Swindon Town
  13. do we hate on our own players?

    Very good point, and that's the bit that concerns me. I'm convinced that a small number of people decide that a certain player was rubbish even before kick off. We all have opinions on how good or bad players are, but I always try and keep an open mind and base any match ratings on what I see over the 90 minutes rather than any pre-match thoughts on who should or shouldn't be playing. Hate is a strong word, but in a football sense I think it does have a milder form. For example, we might sing about 'hating' rival teams when the reality is just that we don't like them much!
  14. Colour of Notts County shirt names and numbers

    Seeing as there is never a place for red on a Notts County shirt, black or blue numbers would be acceptable. The gold ones are impossible to see from a distance, which was obvious from the first friendly at Hucknall. The easiest way to recognise players these days is often from the colour of their boots!
  15. Player ratings v Chesterfield

    In that case, put up your own ratings. It's all down to opinions, and the more we get the bigger the picture for those who couldn't be there.

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