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  1. Name: Richard Duffy: "The manager has instilled confidence" Category: Official Notts Videos Date Added: 2017-03-29 Submitter: Chris The defender praises the impact Kevin Nolan has made since being appointed as Notts County manager. Richard Duffy: "The manager has instilled confidence" Why not subscribe to PrideofNottinghamTV?
  2. The defender praises the impact Kevin Nolan has made since being appointed as Notts County manager.
  3. There was a time when I was encouraged to write personal blogs, yet new faces on the website never seemed to appreciate them – however with the minor change to my username I aim to mix things up. It’s a common recurrence that I get the urge to drop my ‘Notts-Joe’ persona, yet for one reason or another I just never did until now. I thought that it might confuse some members who don’t know me in person, yet it’s an never ending escape unless you apply the change and really, why would I want to continue calling myself by it? The little things seemed to mostly discourage me - I wasn’t keen on saying good bye to my old Twitter account, since some dearly lost friends are on it. Yet I have grown very tired of the username, along with the questions I frequently get about why I call myself it. It’s no mystery, it’s a nickname and it’s one which had been given to me at school (mostly due to a wrestler I liked). With the change having been made elsewhere for a number of months now, I felt it was time. Funnily enough my parents, who are a great support to the site(s) I run and the things I aim to do – have never been bothered by the fact I never used my birth name. So from here on, I am simply Chris.
  4. Name: Highlights: Wycombe 0-1 Notts Category: Match Highlights Date Added: 2017-03-26 Submitter: notts-joe The best of the action from Adams Park as Notts County took on Wycombe Wanderers in Sky Bet League Two. Highlights: Wycombe 0-1 Notts Why not subscribe to PrideofNottinghamTV?
  5. The best of the action from Adams Park as Notts County took on Wycombe Wanderers in Sky Bet League Two.
  6. Name: Highlights: Notts 1-0 Barnet Category: Match Highlights Date Added: 2017-03-20 Submitter: notts-joe The best of the action from Meadow Lane as Notts County hosted Barnet in Sky Bet League Two. Highlights: Notts 1-0 Barnet Why not subscribe to PrideofNottinghamTV?
  7. The best of the action from Meadow Lane as Notts County hosted Barnet in Sky Bet League Two.
  8. Name: Matt Tootle: "Not resting on our laurels" Category: Official Notts Videos Date Added: 2017-03-20 Submitter: notts-joe The defender speaks about the importance of staying focused after scoring the winner in the 1-0 victory over Barnet at Meadow Lane. Matt Tootle: "Not resting on our laurels" Why not subscribe to PrideofNottinghamTV?
  9. The defender speaks about the importance of staying focused after scoring the winner in the 1-0 victory over Barnet at Meadow Lane.
  10. Pride of Nottingham were at Meadow Lane for Notts County's 2-1 victory over Hartlepool United on Saturday March 11. The Magpies took the lead via Shola Ameobi, who scored his first goal for the club and made amends for missing a penalty earlier in the match. Loanee Jorge Grant then struck a wonderful long-range effort to put Notts two up, ensuring that Haydn Hollis's unfortunate own goal proved little more than a consolation for the visitors. Before the game, PON spoke to several fans to ask them several questions, including whether manager Kevin Nolan should play, thoughts on thoughts on Alan Hardy's season ticket renewal price freeze, opinions on the new pitch and a prospective new scoreboard, and of course the score prediction. Share your thoughts about this video on Pride of Nottingham by signing up to the website, visiting the forum and joining the conversation.
  11. Name: Kevin Nolan on Jorge Grant Category: Official Notts Videos Date Added: 2017-03-11 Submitter: notts-joe The manager speaks to BBC Radio Nottingham's Colin Slater about matchwinner Jorge Grant following the 2-1 victory against Hartlepool United in Sky Bet League Two. Kevin Nolan on Jorge Grant Why not subscribe to PrideofNottinghamTV?
  12. The manager speaks to BBC Radio Nottingham's Colin Slater about matchwinner Jorge Grant following the 2-1 victory against Hartlepool United in Sky Bet League Two.
  13. Name: Kevin Nolan on 12th man for £12 offer Category: Official Notts Videos Date Added: 2017-03-10 Submitter: notts-joe The manager speaks about the £12 ticket offer for Saturday's Sky Bet League Two game against Hartlepool United at Meadow Lane. Kevin Nolan on 12th man for £12 offer Why not subscribe to PrideofNottinghamTV?
  14. The manager speaks about the £12 ticket offer for Saturday's Sky Bet League Two game against Hartlepool United at Meadow Lane.
  15. Dear Community and Visitors, I'm really happy with how things are coming along, it's very impressive and it's the support which makes the foundations of Pride of Nottingham so solid. We're regularly writing content now, with the help of Joe and some of our other writers. I have arranged travel (I just need to book) for the Doncaster game, I need to know who's going and so if anyone is interested please let me know for sure here. £12.50 is a great deal and this can go along way for our community, it's something I have many hopes on and I can't wait. Super Ram plans to write up some articles based on football history, this will be very popular in my opinion and some of our audience on Facebook agrees. Come on Super Ram! You will not believe the amount of time I spend on trying to interact with people, it's worth it believe me because I greatly enjoy it. I plan to hold a Quiz Night, I also aim if popular to bring back the Raffle System and have some fun community days. We just need people regularly visiting, contributing and having a good time. I hope the majority of people who do visit leave feeling they've been given some sort quality, running a Fan Site is a learning curve for myself. It's much different from any other of the sites I do but it's also the one I am most proud of. This site is ours, it's for the people who support our club and residents of opposition teams who wish us well. If you would like to see Quiz Nights and so on, please let me know below. Suggestions are very important! A post a day keeps Notts Joe away! Seriously, Thanks ~Joe
  16. I keep noticing comments on Facebook, a twitter follow also mentioned something regarding Craig Short and Ray trew. He's apologized about sacking him or something, listening to it now. Match Talk Thoughts?
  17. We've shared some nice milestones together as a set of fans, This includes our first 1k of posts, the first member of the month (also the one's which follow) each members who break a milestone in their own post count. The first time one of our articles reached 10 facebook likes, first 100 likes on our facebook page and many more which I may not of mentioned. Each one is very important to a growing community, I have to admit I do get easily excited about these things but it's for good reasons. Today, we reached one I am very, Very PROUD about. Pride of Nottingham now ranks no.1 on google if you was to search 'Pride of Nottingham' using the search engine. This for myself, well I'm delighted. I stupidly ran down stairs, called my parents and scooped poor Jake and Ava up and started singing 'We're number one'. Stupid for the reason it's a tad bit of weight for my knee! LOL I'm also happy for the reason when Tony first appeared and then briefly disappeared, he came back mentioning searching for us and this has always stuck with me. I'm happy to say if any of our dear friends searched, you shouldn't be scared by what you find at no. 1!! Thank you very much! GREAT COMMUNITY EFFORT. Joe
  18. Why did you join Pride of Nottingham? I've been thinking a lot lately, as I spend time analyzing the site. I asked on Facebook how people found us, although the page doesn't really draw or catch peoples attentions enough to get a fair report back. I was, as I always am chuffed with the responses as they gave a good insight and I am always excited when someone share their opinion (it's the whole reason for the page). I'm now planning our content range and things I'd like in place, sadly I don't have all the time to do the things I'd like so for now I will rotate but the balance being right is the most important thing about running a site. If you wouldn't mind sharing, I'd like you to answer the above question. It will help me, it might also attract the attention of readers who may join or members who are still lurking into taking part. To summaries your opinions, I can enhance my plan and make sure it fits around the people who matter. Thanks for your support,
  19. I had a wheelbarrow We love you county Judge will tear you apart Always s*it on the red side of the trent Forever and ever Sirrel, Sirrel, Sirrel There's only one Jimmy Sirrel Please help us to add this, I hope we can try to help people learn the chants to make us more vocal! (worth the try)
  20. The relationship between a great player and the football clubs he plays for is one of the most diverse aspects of football. Some players spend most or all of their career at one club - Jamie Carragher, Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville come to mind. Some players will transfer between clubs multiple times, like Zlatan Ibrahimovic or Nicolas Anelka. And some are in between, who have played for just a few clubs but made enough of an impact at each of them to be loved by each set of fans. Michael Johnson is one such player. Born in Nottingham in 1973, Johnson played for the well-known Clifton All-Whites, a regional youth team whose alumni include Jermaine Jenas and Garry Birtles. In 1991, he made his debut for Notts County, away at Arsenal. It proved a baptism of fire for the then 18-year old, as a tough Gunners team containing stars such as Ian Wright and Tony Adams triumphed 2-0. Johnson also played against Coventry, Norwich, Sheffield United and Manchester City that season. Sadly, it was to be his only season with Notts in the top flight, as the Magpies were relegated that year. The 92/93 season, in the newly rebranded Division One, saw Johnson becoming a first-team regular, playing 37 league games as the Magpies finished 17th in a very tight league, just three points above the relegation zone. Despite being only nineteen, Johnson played with maturity and composure beyond his years, and never gave less than 100%. 93/94 saw Notts perform admirably and finish in seventh, just three points shy of the playoffs. Johnson was once again a permanent fixture in defence, playing 33 league games. The Magpies also made it all the way to the final of the Anglo-Italian Cup, where Johnson faced up to the mighty Gheorghe Hagi, the Romanian who would go on to lead his team to the quarter finals of the World Cup just a few months later. Sadly, the 17,185 inside Wembley saw Brescia lift the Cup after outplaying Notts and winning 1-0. 94/95 was a devastating season for Notts, as Mick Walker was sacked early on, and a succession of managers and unsettling off-pitch turmoil led to poor results on the pitch. Johnson played 27 league games but couldn't stop the team finishing rock bottom, though he did at least get his hands on some silverware by helping Notts win the Anglo-Italian Cup against Ascoli in March. The summer saw Johnson move to newly promoted Birmingham City for around £300,000, and his powerful, swift and committed defending saw the Blues consolidate their position in the First Division. From that first season, the team went from strength to strength each year, finishing higher and higher, as Johnson developed more as a player and added goalscoring to his repertoire. By 98/99, he was indispensable, having played in every league game that season and scoring five times as they made the playoffs, where they lost to eventual winners Watford. This year would also see Johnson earn the first of his twelve caps for Jamaica, coming on as a sub against Sweden in a friendly played in Stockholm on the 27th May. Johnson would experience play-off heartache twice more in successive years, before his team finally nailed it at the fourth time of asking by beating Norwich to finally reach the Premier League. Throughout that long, arduous and often deflating journey, Johnson was always a first team regular. Heartache of a different kind came as the second-tier team made it all the way to the League Cup final, playing in Cardiff against Liverpool. They took the Reds, who would finish the season with three trophies, all the way to penalties, where they sadly lost out in the most erratic and agonising of ways. In a bid to survive their first season back in the top flight, a spate of signings were made at Birmingham, which saw Johnson lose his first-team place. After playing just six games all season, he was allowed to leave, and, remaining local, he signed for Derby County. It didn't take long for him to win a place in the Rams' first team and the fans' hearts, as he played 39 games and scored once, helping Derby survive a tumultous season where they narrowly avoided relegation. Unlike his time at Birmingham, where each season was consistently good and saw the team finish in the top six, Derby were challenging for the play-offs one year and fighting relegation the next. Nevertheless, Johnson was consistently solid and reliable, becoming club captain in 2005/06. The following season, under new ownership and under the tutelage of Billy Davies, Derby cemented themselves into the promotion positions, leading for most of the season before a late drop in form saw them fall into the play-off zone. Johnson was in the first-team picture playing 29 times, although injury problems saw him miss the end of the season, including the winning play-off games which confirmed Derby's place into the Premier League. Another promotion, another set of hearts won over. Because of a change of management and new signings being made in the close season, Johnson found himself out of the first team. Anxious to find the right club at this late stage in his career, the then 34-year old opted for Sheffield Wednesday, joining the club on an initial one month loan in September. He instantly made an impact as he helped the Owls pick up the first points of the season against Hull on 22nd September. Such was his professionalism, class and commitment that his stay was extended to three months, the maximum possible term for emergency loans. Back at Derby, Johnson, in a bit of a limbo, nevertheless showed immense professionalism to do his best for the club, and when he came on for the Rams in a cup tie against Sheffield Wednesday, that rarest of occurrences took place: both teams cheered his appearance and were chanting his name and praising him, a testament to a great professional and great man. Sadly, despite improving the squad and winning the fans' hearts in just thirteen games, a permanent contract at Sheffield Wednesday wasn't to be, as the Owls opted to sign a young Mark Beevers instead. The Owls' loss was the Magpies' gain, and on 29th February 2008, Notts saw the prodigal son return to Meadow Lane. Initially on loan, Johnson slotted straight into the back four and played twelve times, scoring the winner against Rochdale and helping the team narrowly avoid relegation. His final season as a player was with his hometown club, as Notts signed the player on a permanent one year deal. Another tricky season for the club saw Johnson play 29 times, his experience helping the club survive another year in the Football League. His final game came against Dagenham and Redbridge on 25th April 2009. Earlier on in the year, he was offered the chance to become youth team manager the following season, which he duly took up. During the enigma that was the 09/10 season, he temporarily took over the first team reins with Dave Kevan, and during his two matches in charge, he won one and drew one. Sadly - and how many times have I found myself saying the word in this article - things didn't work out at Notts, he was dismissed when Paul Ince was relieved of his duties and replaced by Under 12s coach Brett Adams. Not one to be affected by setbacks, Johnson carried on studying for his coaching qualifications, and in June 2012, he qualified for the prestigious UEFA Pro Licence. In October, he rejoined Birmingham, taking charge of the Under-16s squad in the academy. A campaigner for equality in sport, he demonstrated his coaching techniques in a FA-funded scheme aimed at promoting coaches and managers from minority ethnic backgrounds in August 2012, and in November, he spoke to the BBC about the lack of opportunities for black and Asian coaches, drawing from his own experiences in the field. Johnson has also involved himself in several ambassadorial roles, which include Help Harry Help Others, a charity raising awareness of brain cancer, Birmingham Children's Hospital, and Real United Football Club, a Nottingham-based team set up to reduce substance misuse and related criminal activity amongst young people in Nottingham. In the last two years, Johnson has been an ambassador at Derby, where he carries out a wide variety of roles including coaching, mentoring, assisting corporate clients and media for in-house station Rams TV, as well as a board member at the League Managers Association and a founder member of On Board and Sports People's Think Tank, and his latest role - manager of Guyana. A tireless, inspirational man throughout his whole career in every venture he's been involved in, few players are as cherished and revered by so many different clubs, fans and people as Michael Johnson. What did you think of Michael Johnson when he was at Notts? Do you have any stand-out memories of him? Let Pride of Nottingham know by signing up to the website, visiting the forum and joining the conversation. Fancy showcasing your brand or business on Pride of Nottingham? Click here to find out more about sponsorship and advertising opportunities with us.

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