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  1. Notts County made it back-to-back wins as they ran out 2-0 winners over AFC Fylde at Meadow Lane on Saturday. Wes Thomas opened the scoring for Neal Ardley's side on after 19 minutes as he went past several Fylde defenders before rifling into the roof of the net from the edge of the area. Fylde weighed in with several opportunities, with Danny Rowe looking dangerous, but goalkeeper Dan Lavercombe had to be sharp to thwart Sam Osborne and Kyle Wootton. The Magpies eventually got the killer second on 80 minutes when Damien McCrory headed in Regan Booty's corner from close range, and the result sees them up to eighth in the National League. Pride of Nottingham vlogger ARLukomski was at the game and filmed his thoughts pre, mid and post-match. Share your thoughts about this vlog on Pride of Nottingham by signing up to the website, visiting the forum and joining in the chat with hundreds of fellow Notts County fans. Fancy showcasing your brand or business on Pride of Nottingham? Click here to find out more about sponsorship and advertising opportunities with us.
  2. Slocombe 7 - Made two important saves that kept Notts ahead Brindley 6 - Had some moments of letting his man get the better of him but overall nothing too shabby Rawlinson 6 - Didn't stand out but was alright McCrory 8 - Good in possession, solid defensively, on the scoresheet. Bakayogo 7 - Thought he defended well. Made a crucial clearance from a cross and headed away when danger looked apparent Osborne 7 - Turns and drives at the opposition. Guy has no fear and just keeps running forward making opportunities out of nothing. Booty 6 - Good work rate. With a little more nurturing you've got yourself a top player. Rose 6 - Has moments where he's poor but then suddenly becomes Ronaldinho. Boldewijn 5 - That slide tackle was great. Apart from that, don't remember him receiving the ball much Wootton 7 - Holds the ball up ok although his first touch is dodgy sometimes. Gives us that option of going long when we need to. Started his Notts career well Thomas 7 - Stunning finish. Finally got the goal his continuous effort deserved Subs Shields 5 - Did what was needed when came on. Sometimes got us going on the counter. Superb quiff Bird 6 - Provided the option of the third centre-back and added steel and steadiness to the team when the midfield was being overrun Dennis 5 - A goal threat if you get it in the right area for him. Didn't see much of the ball when he came on as we were defending for most of the second half. Makes intelligent runs Ardley made a really good tactical switch today. He saw we were being overrun in midfield and so sent on Bird and went 3-5-2. It stopped the Fylde express and we became more solid and saw out the game
  3. September 20th-27th Chorley: Nortei Nortey - Free Agent (CM) - Free Solihull Moors: Gavin Gunning - Billericay Town (CB/CM) Stockport County: Adam Hammill - Scunthorpe United (W) - Loan Woking: Christ Tiehi - Free Agent (CM) - Free Yeovil Town: Adam Smith - Forest Green Rovers (GK) - Loan
  4. Derby County 1-1 Birmingham City Middlesbrough 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday Southend United 1-1 Accrington Stanley Oxford United 3-2 Gillingham Cheltenham Town 2-2 Crewe Alexandra Swindon Town 1-1 Newport County Yeovil Town 1-1 Bromley (Joker) Wrexham 2-1 Ebbsfleet United
  5. One I missed a while ago Ebbsfleet United: Jordan Holmes - AFC Bournemouth (GK) - Free Sorry if I missed this one September 13th-20th Barnet: Alfie Pavey - Dover Athletic (ST) - Undisclosed Bromley: Shawn McCoulsky - Forest Green Rovers (ST) - Loan Chesterfield: Gevaro Nepomuceno - Oldham Athletic (W) - Loan Solihull Moors: Adi Yussuf - Blackpool (ST) - Loan Sutton United: Kyel Reid - Free Agent (W) - Free Woking: Jamar Loza - Chelmsford City (ST) - Loan
  6. Think they signed him from Braintree at the start of last season (he was their captain). Dominant centre half who looks ok with the ball at his feet. Bromley's season will be built off a strong defence. Notts must do more to break teams down. We've just got rid of two players who could've helped yesterday, creativity wise.
  7. Notts County fell to their first loss this month as National League high-flyers Bromley went top of the table thanks to their 2-1 win over the Magpies at Hayes Lane. Neal Ardley's side went a goal down after just two minutes when Luke Coulson's cross found Alfie Doughty at the back post and he smashed the ball into the roof of the Notts net. Bromley keeper Mark Cousins tipped away a goalbound corner from Jim O'Brien but could do nothing to stop Kyle Wootton’s third goal in as many games. However, Bromley went back in front with 17 minutes remaining as substitute Shawn McCoulsky volleyed in from the edge of the area, giving them the lead again, and Notts could not come back from it this time. Pride of Nottingham vlogger and writer ARLukomski was in London for the game and here is his in-depth analysis of the game pre, mid and post-match. Share your thoughts about this vlog on Pride of Nottingham by signing up to the website, visiting the forum and joining in the chat with hundreds of fellow Notts County fans. Fancy showcasing your brand or business on Pride of Nottingham? Click here to find out more about sponsorship and advertising opportunities with us.
  8. Slocombe 6 - Normal goalkeepers day. Couldn't do owt about either goal Brindley 6 - Has a good cross on him. Not a great day, not a bad day Rawlinson 4 - Basic passes misplaced. Belongs on the subs bench. Partly at fault for the first goal McCrory 6 - Did ok. Made yards. Isn't a centre-back Bakayogo 4 - Not great going forward. Partly at fault for the first goal O'Brien 6 - Passed it ok. Went off with a suspected broken arm Rose 5 - Tried. Goes back with the ball too often when the forward pass is available Booty 6 - Played a good ball to Wootton for the goal. Boldewijn 5 - Meh Wootton 6 - Brilliant goal. Battled with the Bromley defenders. Didn't receive any service second half Dennis 5 - Had one shot which was well saved. No service Subs Bird 6 - Passes the ball well and is not afraid to battle it out physically. Needs to start vs The Wood Thomas 4 - Nothing of real note to say Osborne N/A - Came on for O'Brien in added time
  9. Bromley have a very good attack. Michael Cheek and Reeco Hackett-Fairchild have both scored 5 this season. Adrian Clifton is a goal threat and so is recent loan signing Shawn McCoulsky on loan from Forest Green. Believe they play a 4-4-2 with Hackett-Fairchild and Cheek up front. Luke Coulson is a danger from the wing and we will have to limit the impact of Billy Bingham from central midfield. Although in the last few away games, Notts have controlled the play in the second half and dominated teams but haven't made there pressure count. We played for 90 minutes last Saturday and won, we need to do that on the road as well.
  10. It hasn't sunk in really. It's been mostly the reverse because it's so refreshing to have a well run club. I think the fans, players and staff can see that we have a club that has the potential to move forward again with new, fresh ideas. Despite not being able to sign players till late, we have done really well in the transfer market. It's about the team kicking on now and turning draws into wins. With this squad I believe we have a very good chance of making the top 7.
  11. Birmingham City 1-1 Preston North End Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Fulham Doncaster Rovers 1-2 Peterborough United Rotherham United 2-1 Shrewsbury Town (Joker) Plymouth Argyle 2-0 Cheltenham Town Cambridge United 2-2 Swindon Town Torquay United 1-2 Dagenham & Redbridge Halifax Town 1-1 Barnet
  12. It's a shame as he was coming into his stride and played well on Saturday. Would say we need another centre back now as, whilst Bird is good enough, we might need another option incase Turner's injury persists and we need to be prepared for the busy schedule, especially if we go on a run in the FA Cup or FA Trophy
  13. @28111862 The agreement with Notts Trent Uni only ran until early September I think
  14. Bristol Rovers 1-1 Gillingham (Joker) Doncaster Rovers 1-0 Blackpool Portsmouth 1-1 Burton Albion Rochdale 2-2 Lincoln City Morecambe 0-1 Walsall Scunthorpe United 2-1 Oldham Athletic Leyton Orient 1-2 Crewe Alexandra Barnet 1-1 Aldershot Town
  15. Notts County ran out 1-0 winners over FC Halifax Town at Meadow Lane to end Saturday 13th in the National League table. The Magpies were hit with a setback just after the interval when Michael Doyle was shown a straight red for a challenge on Charlie Cooper. Despite this, Neal Ardley's charges took the lead when Kyle Wootton tapped in the rebound after Wes Thomas had been denied by visiting goalkeeper Sam Johnson. Halifax could not drag themselves back into the game and as such Notts picked up all three points, a mostly good afternoon for the home contingent. ARLukomski was at the San Sirrel for the game, here is his pre, mid and post-match take on the events on the pitch. Share your thoughts about this vlog on Pride of Nottingham by signing up to the website, visiting the forum and joining in the chat with hundreds of fellow Notts County fans. Fancy showcasing your brand or business on Pride of Nottingham? Click here to find out more about sponsorship and advertising opportunities with us.
  16. Slocombe 6 - Safe and steady when called upon Brindley 8 - What a debut. Looked comfortable in possession and defending. Gets forward well too Graham 7 - Did well in possession. Won his headers. Calm assured performance Turner 7 - Strong game from the fridge till he was subbed McCrory 7 - Got forward well. Did really well defensively when we went down to 10 Boldewijn 5 - Worked hard in parts. O'Brien 9 - Played a continent splitting ball to Thomas for the goal. Ran the show. Unreal performance Doyle 4 - Was fine until the sending off. Will have to look at the replay to sit if it was a red. Thankfully it didn't do too much damage to us Rose 7 - Has this thing of not playing great in the first half and then turns into Marco Verratti in the second half. Thomas 7 - Pulled Halifax defenders out of position and was an all round nuisance for Halifax but please just take a chance in front of goal Wootton 9 - Bordering on 10. Magnificent. Won everything and scored. No Wootton no party Subs Booty 6 - Did what he had to do when he was subbed on. Got us going on the counter when Halifax came forward Rawlinson 6 - Covered well for Turner
  17. September 6th-13th AFC Fylde: Tyler Hornby-Forbes - Free Agent (RB) - Free (non-contact terms) Aldershot Town: Jack Powell - Crawley Town (CM) - Loan Halifax Town: Charlie Cooper - Forest Green Rovers (CM) - Free Solihull Moors: Josh Neufville - Luton Town (ST) - Loan Yeovil Town: Jimmy Smith - Crawley Town (CM) - Loan
  18. Celebrating my birthday Obviously going to see Notts vs Halifax. Going out for dinner in the evening. Sunday. Who knows. It's Sunday. Nothing really happens on a Sunday
  19. Blackburn Rovers 1-1 Millwall Queens Park Rangers 2-1 Luton Town Burton Albion 2-2 Coventry City Oxford United 0-1 Tranmere Rovers Swindon Town 2-1 Macclesfield Town (Joker) Crawley Town 1-1 Mansfield Town Dagenham & Redbridge 2-2 Hartlepool United Harrogate Town 1-1 Boreham Wood
  20. 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
  21. 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.
  22. Notts County picked up a 1-1 draw at Sutton United at the weekend courtesy of Kyle Wootton's impressive second-half strike. The on-loan Scunthorpe forward rifled a shot into the top corner from distance - his first goal for the club - seven minutes after the break to get Neal Ardley's side back on level terms. Sutton had taken the lead in the 11th minute when Harry Beautyman slotted home David Ajiboye's cross at the back post for his fourth goal of the season. The Magpies came close to equalising in the 32nd minute when Regan Booty's effort was cleared off the line after Sutton keeper Jamie Butler parried Kristian Dennis' initial shot. After Wootton had levelled, Butler kept out efforts from Booty and Dennis to thwart Notts and ensure a share of the spoils. Pride of Nottingham vlogger ARLukomski was at Gander Green Lane - here's his pre, mid and post-match thoughts. Share your thoughts about this vlog on Pride of Nottingham by signing up to the website, visiting the forum and joining in the chat with hundreds of fellow Notts County fans. Fancy showcasing your brand or business on Pride of Nottingham? Click here to find out more about sponsorship and advertising opportunities with us.
  23. @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
  24. 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

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