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  1. What a kick in the balls that is ... https://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/2019/january/stags-sign-jorge-grant/
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    Sunderland Til'I Die

    For anyone who hasn't got Netflix or has heard of this series. Oh my word you will not be disappointed. Absolutely brilliant series that highlights where it all went wrong from the Premier League to being relegated to the third tier of English Football. Gives an insight to what football is like behind the scenes from the Chief Executive to the youth academy and the fans. Urge anybody and everybody to give it a try. You won't regret it.
  3. I am only 20 and can see how times have changed in the sport of football. Manchester City went on to win the EFL Cup after beating Chelsea 5-3 on penalties. Briefly before the shootout, it seemed as though Kepa (Chelsea's GK) refused to be subbed by manager Sarri as both Sarri & Caballero stood on in shock. Sarri was rightly fuming ... I don't think this is a case of he's lost the dressing room but young players getting too big for their boots. He seemed injured throughout the second half, so he's obviously faked an injury for time wasting purposes for it then to backfire on him. What would you do? I can only imagine if someone like Brian Clough was still around and see how he would've dealt with the situation. Personally, I would fine him a weeks wages and drop him to the reserves, if he refused to play in those games then sack him under a breach of contract.
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    Branislav leaves

    Best of luck to him. Hopefully make a name for himself as No.1 at a National League side.
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    Dennis to Grimsby?

    Bizzare transfer? 100K spent on him in summer and moved onto what I assume is a loan to buy in the summer for Grimsby. Fair enough it is what it is but just hasn't worked for him at Meadow Lane yet. Still on a three year deal I believe though.
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    Match Discussion: Game 31 - The Imps (H)

    Cheeky 2-1 win. Lincoln will be right up for this but there are weaknesses in their game. I personally think we can have a chance with the squad below. (Going off updates and news on injuries and players etc) 4-2-3-1 Schofield Tootle - Bird - Duffy - Evina O'Brien - Rose Boldewijn - Vaughan - Craig Mackail-Smith Hemmings Use Vaughan as either a roaming midfielder or a CAM. I reckon well be shaky at the back with the likes of Akinde, Anderson and Andrade to deal with but up front and in the middle of the park we can really take the game to Lincoln. They would've focused on set pieces in training so I am going to go with a 2-1 loss to Lincoln but a much improved performance and something positive to go into the Mansfield game with.
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    Craig M-S

    Cracking signing to say where we are in the league. Starting to get some hope back into me. It's not about quantity in the transfer window it's about quality and that exactly what we've brought in.
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    Prediction League Round 31

  9. Since summer 2017 ... Notts County's INS and OUTS and where are they now? Better or Worse lets see! OUTS Terry Hawkridge - Solihull Moors - (3rd in the National League) - LOWER Liam Walker - Europa (Gibralter) - N/A Callum Saunders - Nantwich Town - (Norther Premier Division) - LOWER Elliot Hodge - Burton Albion - (11th in SkyBet League One) - HIGHER Nicky Hunt - Crewe Alexandra - (14th in SkyBet League Two) - HIGHER Liam Noble - Hartlepool United - (14th in the National League) - LOWER Luther Wildin - Stevenage - (10th in SkyBet League Two) - HIGHER Adam Campbell - Morecambe - (21st in SkyBet League Two) - HIGHER Jorge Grant - Mansfield Town (Loan) - (5th in SkyBet League Two) - HIGHER Ryan Yates - Nottingham Forest - (9th in SkyBet Championship) - HIGHER Shola Ameobi - Retired - N/A Matty Virtue - Liverpool U23's - N/A Jonathan Forte - Exeter City - (8th in SkyBet League Two) - HIGHER Michael O'Connor - Lincoln City - (1st in SkyBet League Two) - HIGHER Alan Smith - Retired - N/A Curtis Thompson - Wycombe Wanderers - (13th in SkyBet League One) - HIGHER Adam Collin - Carlisle United - (6th in SkyBet League Two) - HIGHER Carl Dickinson - Yeovil Town - (22nd in SkyBet League Two) - HIGHER Dongda He - Wolves U18's - N/A Mike Edwards - Released - N/A Kevin Nolan - Sacked - N/A So in conclusion our recruitment project at Notts County is a joke and anyone who has say in these outgoings needs to be sacked with immediate notice and to take a long hard look at what they've actually achieved here at Notts County.
  10. Stead has made little impact on games recently and I think it was the wrong decision to bench Dennis at the weekend. Stead doesn't score 15/20 goals a season consistently whereas Dennis does. Dennis should start for me but it raises the question of who partners him. Well in my opinion with Stead not doing a great deal, I think it's a prime opportunity for someone like Etete or Campbell to start. It would never happen as I don' think Ardley trusts either of them but from what I've seen Etete is quick and nimble and an Aerial threat. Campbell is a bully on the field as we saw in pre-season. Campbell is also very very quick possibly quicker than Boldewijn. Pace and Strength scares defenders at this level and I can't help but think these minutes Stead is eating up is where one of the youngsters can be coming through and trying to make their impact on a game. Etete has been restricted to appearances off the bench often coming late on around the 80 minutes mark. Always coming on from losing postions, with the current mentality of the squad it's pretty much pointless of bringing him on when we're already losing. I think it's time to drop Stead and give one of these young hungry Strikers to try and make a name for themselves in the game.
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    Club up for sale

    Good decision in the long run. His time was up and it's been common knowledge for a while that he was looking to sell the club but never official. He got too involved with the footballing affairs. Numerous pieces of evidence to support this. Example, Him making a video on Boldewijn signing creating a hashtag GameChanger. You don't see other owners doing this. Too involved on social media. All club news should be reported through the appropriate channels, website, club twitter etc. All of this is his own doing. But on wards for the club now.
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    What point did you lose faith in Hardy and the club?

    I lost hope when he rejoined twitter following his break. The thing is with twitter you've got to be able to take the rough with the smooth. Someone like Alan will receive abuse because of where he sits in the pyramid at the club. He was loving it when all was going well but when it goes pear shaped he just received amounts of abuse. The man doesn't help himself though. - Beat George - Announcing Club Sale in a relegation fight - Posting indecent images of himself (accident I know but if he wasn't on the thing he wouldn't have done it) - MAJOR News outfit slamming him in an article. - Rumours of Player's wives affairs - Played Football Manager with the real thing. - Too involved with the footballing affairs These are just some of the reasons it went wrong for him. Will go down as one of the worst owners in history of the football club if we go down to the National League.
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    Tom Crawford loaned to AFC Fylde

    Cracking move the lad. Good preparation in case the inevitable happens, we need some players like Tom if we do go down to that forbidden league.
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    Prediction League Round 30

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    Jim O'Brien Signs!

    https://www.nottscountyfc.co.uk/news/2019/january/jim-obrien-signs-080119/ Full article here ^ !!! What do we think? Good signing? Straight into the midfield? Alongside Vaughan?
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    Remaye Campbell and Kion Etete?

    Especially with Boldewijn coming back, which is Sam Osbourne's natural position RM.
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    No Notts on Saturday what’s everyone doing?

    Just chilling this weekend. On a week of nights at work this week so doing a few things Friday on my day off. Will probably watch some football on the TV but also help my Dad with a few things he wants to get doing for his hobby.
  18. 3-5-2 Schofield / Bird - Duffy - Brisley / Thomas - O'Brien (c) - Vaughan - Hewitt - Boldewijn / Hemmings - Dennis This is assuming all are fit. I chose Thomas in Left Midfield because although his heart doesn't seem in it. There is no real replacement for him in that position, he has pace and a rocket of a left foot but has just struggled to find the target. I would put Kellett LM but he seemed to excel against Bury in the CAM midfield role. I do prefer Kellett overall however I think with an attacking setup Thomas would be more suited. The quick and luxury players can't interact with Stead very well. Stead has struggled to get into games recently and hasn't been hitting the target. I've not seen him score many from open play in a Notts shirt to be honest. A midifield of O'Brien, Vaughan and Hewitt provides a good mix. Hewitt although I strongly dislike him looks like Modric compared to Milsom. Milsom is a tired footballer and it seems to me that his legs and desire have gone for the game. Hewitt provides some competition in the air for aerial battles. Vaughan is a lovely passer of the ball and can provide some real cutting edge passes. Over recent week looks like a tackler too. O'Brien is a leader simple, he can work well with Vaughan and both have experience. A real ball winner. We bought Hemmings and Dennis for 100K each but have yet to have a run of games together up top. I understand Hemmings is injured but this HAS TO be the partnership up front when fit. These types of players thrive off players like O'Brien and Vaughan. Vaughan has the ability to pass a ball 50yds to feet or find through balls that players like Jon Stead just can't reach. I love the bloke but at a similar time to last year where he was looking to get dropped from KN's side I think his legs are getting tired. Struggles to make an impact most weeks now and these are minutes Etete or Remaye Campbell could join the fight and actually try and make an impact.
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    I think I'm cursed....

    KingHardy because that's what he seems to think he is ... Maybe is you're cursed you might have the same effect on him.
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    Prediction League Round 29

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    Notts County's OUTS and Where are they now?

    MOC? Curtis Thompson? Now look to both be on their way to League One. There exactly what we would need right now.
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    Roll call Yeovil v Notts are you making the journey

    I was ... until Cambridge happened. Unfortunately I just haven't got the funds to constantly go every away game so it's now down to choosing a few of them. Stevenage, Crewe and Swindon are all a few I might save money for.
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    New game ... who did/do I play for ?

    Yaya Toure - Barcelona Jorge Grant
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    Grant signs for Mansfield Town!

    Glad for them that they're cracking on with the job in hand ... Promotion. Just devastated that Hardy will go down as the worst chairman in history as he look to ruin our clubs history.
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    New Stoke manager wants County’s Paul Hart

    I have no issue with Paul Hart. Perhaps we all knew what was going to happen this year and PH was brought in to re-build the football at this club. He did well at Luton with Jones so I can see why he would be tempted from a move away from the club.

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