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  1. Expecting a decent team with a bit of physicality. Had one of the best defensive records last season but didn't score many. Look like they have started to improve in the goals department as they are top scorers after 10 games. Think Notts have shown we can stand up to teams who bring physicality as we showed against Solihull. However, we must up our passing game and be braver with the ball. More clinical forward passes to unlock defences. I know I keep saying it but it's what needs to happen. Also, we are not allowed to lose as this game falls on my birthday
  2. I believe he should be given time as he's just bought in a whole new squad and we need time to settle and steady, then move forward. We are showing signs of a decent team and there is the basis of a good team there. It's about extracting that full potential from the side and get them playing fluidly. However his tactics must improve. In games we are too negative sometimes. Another thing as well is when we don't leave anyone up from corners. When the opposition have a corner, every player is back. Leave one player up so we can counter. I know I've said this in a previous topic and I said it in my Sutton vlog. 3 things needed 1) Play for 90 minutes instead of 45 2) Start taking our chances 3) Being braver with the ball in the opposition's half. The last point is a big one in us turning draws into wins. We need to use the ball with more purpose and shift it quicker. On occasions it feels like we shift it slowly from one side of the pitch to the other without knowing where or when to play a crucial pass. Need to play more forward passes and be clinical rather than us playing sideways passes that don't get us anywhere. More forward passes into the feet instead of panicking with a hoof ball. There's a time to play it on the floor and a time to launch it and we play it better on the ground. Regan Booty could play a big part in our season. He always looks for that forward pass but, the only problem with playing him in a 442 with Doyle, is that they are both left footed. Like I say there is the basis of a good team it's about getting it out of the squad.
  3. @Chris First half was very poor. Wasteful passing too. Second half a lot better. The poor performances in the 1st half are balanced out by better ones in the 2nd. I made 3 points in my vlog after the game if we are to move up the table. 1) Got to start playing for 90 minutes, 2) Need to take our chances, 3) Be braver with the ball in the oppositions half Booty should have scored first half. Dennis shot saved by keeper, no keeper on goal line, 2 Sutton players there and he hit it straight at one of their players' feet. Dennis had a free header from close range which he should have scored
  4. Slocombe 6 - Not much wrong with his performance. Not much to do Kelly-Evans 8 - Got down the right very well and despite Sutton targeting him for his lack of heights, it didn't phase him and put in a fighting performance Rawlinson 6 - Solid. Dealt with Sutton's forward threats well. Turner 7 - Commanding as normal from the human fridge freezer. Good confidence on the ball when he brings it out of defence. McCrory 6 - Shaky first half but settled down afterwards. Supported the left wing in the second half as Notts grew into the game more Doyle 6 - Recycles possession as he does and put in a good shift. Controls the play Rose 6 - Poor first half in which he couldn't pass a science test never mind a football. Better in the second half like most of Notts' players Booty 6 - Shouldve scored in the first half with the goal at his mercy. Always looks for the forward ball which is good to see Boldewijn 5 - Drifts in and out of games despite showing what he's capable of on occasions Wootton 7 - Dominated their centre half and held the ball well. Won most flick ons and scored a beauty. A good days for work Kyle Dennis 6 - His usual bag of hard work but how he hasn't scored from close range is beyond me Subs Thomas 6 - Came on and worked hard. Linked the play alright and was lively Shields 5 - Had a short few moments on the ball when he came on and looked lively. Don't remember him receiving the ball afterwards Graham N/A - Came on and covered for Rawlinson late on in the game
  5. One I missed from a while ago Halifax Town: Liam McAlinden - Free Agent (ST) - Free August 30th-September 6th Aldershot Town: Max Hunt - Derby County (CB) - Loan Eastleigh: Charlie Seaman - AFC Bournemouth (CB) - Loan, Marcus Barnes - Southampton (ST) - Loan Ebbsfleet United: Alex Reid - Stevenage (ST) - Loan, Botti Biabi - Swansea City (ST) - Free, Tyler Cordner - AFC Bournemouth (CB) - Loan Harrogate Town: Jack Diamond - Sunderland (ST) - Loan Notts County: Sean Shields - Ebbsfleet United (W) - Loan, Richard Brindley - Free Agent (RB) - Free Stockport County: Joe Piggott - Wigan Athletic (ST) - Loan Torquay United: Ben Whitfield - Port Vale (W/CAM) - Free, Robbie Cundy - Bristol City (CB) - Loan Wrexham: Ben Tollitt - Blackpool (W) - Loan Yeovil Town: Liam O'Brien - Free Agent (GK) - Free, James Tilley - Brighton & Hove Albion (CAM) - Loan
  6. A winger was needed because we only had Enzio and Osborne and we need strength in depth and competition for places. We also have to be able to cope with the tough schedule He has usually played a centre-mid on the wing in the last few matches. Booty and O'Brien have alternated there. Brindley I'm not sure we needed because we already have Kelly-Evans and Tootle, unless Toots is on a high wage. Why Oxlade-Chamberlain is still here, I don't know. That guy isn't a footballer Osborne, Bird and Crawford have a chance of getting in the squad. Bird needs to be developing and he should be a part of Notts in the next few years. Crawford and Osborne as well. Maybe Ardley feels now is the right time for experience as we're rebuilding in a tough league and he feels that experienced players are needed in certain areas
  7. Coventry City 1-1 Blackpool (Joker) Tranmere Rovers 2-2 Gillingham Mansfield Town 1-1 Scunthorpe United Grimsby Town 1-1 Crewe Alexandra Cambridge United 1-2 Forest Green Rovers Aldershot Town 1-2 Barrow Torquay United 2-1 Harrogate Town Ebbsfleet United 2-2 Eastleigh
  8. It's a good facility to have for now and I am grateful to Forest for lending it us. However, in the next year we need to make some progression towards our own training base
  9. Lost last two without scoring a goal. Played one up front in their last home game against Maidenhead which fans weren't happy about on Twitter. We need to start Regan Booty in my opinion. From what I heard, did well against Harrogate and Wrexham. Need a winger in by Saturday though
  10. With only Enzio Boldewijn and Sam Osborne who play there, do you think we need to bring in another wide player? I know Regan Booty and Jim O'Brien have alternated on the wing in recent games but none of them are natural wingers and at Yeovil on Saturday, both never really got down the channels often (obviously because none of them really want to be playing there). With only 2 actual wingers in the squad do you think we need to bring one in?
  11. Rotherham cost me top spot in the 95th minute because they conceded to Tranmere
  12. Slocombe 3 - Two mistakes gifted Yeovil two goals and put gloss on a scoreline which it didn't deserve Kelly-Evans 7 - Constantly got down the right and put some decent crosses in. Should've scored Graham 6 - Distribution is ok Turner 5 - Commanding when needed but gifts Wilkinson the 2nd on a green and white plate McCrory 6 - Like DKE, got down the wing and helped the attack. Doyle 6 - Helped start attacks for Notts. Constantly recycles the ball. O'Brien 4 - May as well have spent the afternoon shopping Booty 5 - Quiet Boldewijn 5 - Misplaced passes and spent too long on the ball when another option was on. Showed flashes of good play Dennis 6 - Worked hard and made runs in behind giving an option to the midfield. Should have scored when he went round the keeper Thomas 6 - Like Dennis, his movement was good and his hold up play is fine but hitting the bar from 5 yards out is embarrassing Subs Wootton 4 - Control is fine. No real impact but not much time to make it Rawlinson N/A - Came on for Graham. Just came on to fill the void left at centre-back.
  13. Here are two I missed that happened a few weeks ago Halifax Town: Liam Nolan - Accrington Stanley (CM) - Free Yeovil Town: Marcin Brzozowski - Queens Park Rangers (GK) - Loan August 23rd-30th Barnet: Charlie Rowan - Queens Park Rangers (CB) - Loan Barrow: Brad Wade - Rochdale (GK) - Loan, Matthew Platt - Blackburn Rovers (CB) - Loan Harrogate Town: Alex Bradley - Lincoln City (W) - Loan Notts County: Kyle Wootton - Scunthorpe United (ST) - Loan Yeovil Town: Gold Omotayo - Bury (ST) - Free
  14. Millwall 1-0 Hull City Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 Queens Park Rangers (Joker) Rotherham United 1-0 Tranmere Rovers Peterborough United 1-1 Sunderland Port Vale 1-0 Cambridge United Scunthorpe United 2-2 Carlisle United Ebbsfleet United 1-1 Aldershot Town Torquay United 2-2 Hartlepool United
  15. Yeovil conceded in the 95th minute against Dagenham on Monday. Still seems a recurring thing from last season is late goals being conceded. 4 goals conceded from the 80th minute onwards (Stockport, Maidenhead and Dagenham x2) in their first seven games. However, our record at Huish Park is woeful and they are one of our bogey teams. Also. Dicko. What a guy
  16. Apologies if I forgot to do this August 16th-23rd Ebbsfleet United: Frankie Sutherland - Bromley (CM) - Free Hartlepool United: Zach Hemming - Middlesbrough (GK) - Loan Solihull Moors: Alex Nicholls - Crewe Alexandra (ST) - Free, Shaun Rowley - Halifax Town (GK) - Free
  17. Awful news. Feel for their fans, players and staff. EFL have blood on their hands. Too busy giving the the Premier League attention. Allowed frauds like Dale and Anderson to take over clubs despite their shady business before hand. Football needs an independent regulator to be introduced. Football also needs it's clubs and communities and Bury have been let down very badly.
  18. Another player who had the creativity but never got a proper run. Played well against Bury and Macclesfield at home last season. Showed flashes of what he was capable of but it didn't work out in the end
  19. I'm not underestimating the semi pro teams but I expect to beat them. Apart from Stockport who are a semi pro team in professional clothing. It's still weird to think they are semi pro. Chorley have conceded 12 goals in their first six games but they've kept 3 clean sheets If Kelly-Evans is back I'd play him. Rawlinson isn't a right-back. Maybe put Osborne back in
  20. Fulham 2-1 Nottingham Forest Charlton Athletic 2-2 Brentford Coventry City 1-0 Gillingham Rochdale 1-2 Blackpool Morecambe 0-1 Exeter City Bradford City 1-1 Forest Green Rovers Bromley 2-1 Boreham Wood (Joker) Yeovil Town 1-0 Maidenhead United
  21. I've had better rounds on prediction league. Never underestimate a Tuesday night in football. It's a carnage creator
  22. Birmingham City 1-1 Barnsley Derby County 1-1 Bristol City (Joker) Milton Keynes 1-1 Lincoln City Oxford United 0-0 Burton Albion Accrington Stanley 1-0 Shrewsbury Town Cambridge United 2-2 Scunthorpe United Grimsby Town 1-2 Colchester United Plymouth Argyle 2-1 Salford City
  23. I disagree. I'm sure there were more than just younger fans who said they would have kept Patching. The guy had the ability and potential but I think Ardley realised the circumstances and didn't want to jeopardise his development. The environment was not right. When you get yourself into a situation Notts did by January, your first instinct is to bring players in with experience. Tootle, Bird, Fitzsimons and Crawford praised his ability and apparently he had a good relationship with Neil Cox. Also if what Ardley said was nothing more than PR, why did he mention the stuff outside of football? Leigh Curtis' article is about it all sums it up perfectly in my opinion. https://www.nottinghampost.com/sport/football/transfer-news/patching-departure-notts-county-down-3215896

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