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  1. Notts County owner Alan Hardy has admitted that Brentford away was not an FA Cup third-round draw that he had hoped for. The Magpies beat League One side Bristol Rovers and non-league Oxford City in the opening two rounds of the competition to go in the hat for the hallowed third round. However, the hope of getting a bumper tie against a Premier League giant was shattered with the pairing of Notts and the Championship high-flyers in Monday night's draw. There is nonetheless a belief in the County camp of being able to pull off an upset against the Bees at Griffin Park. “We were hoping for a Premier League club, but we’re looking forward to it,” Hardy told the Nottingham Post. “They are a good side, but we will go into it with belief and confidence. “And we will go there well prepared because the management team will do a very thorough job of looking at their strengths and weaknesses. “It’s a good opportunity for us to progress to the fourth round.” Share your thoughts about this news story 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. Notts County put in one of the best performances in recent years in a 4-2 hammering of Bristol Rovers at Meadow Lane on Friday night to reach the second round of the FA Cup. The visitors had led 2-0 after the first 15 minutes thanks to goals from Liam Sercombe and Stuart Sinclair to seemingly set up a long, torrid evening for the Black and White Army. However, the Magpies rallied round as a quickfire brace from Ryan Yates edged them level by the break, setting up a second half in which the hosts had their opponents under siege. Ultimately a further two goals, from Jon Stead and Jorge Grant, saw the League One side knocked out of the competition, while Notts are in the hat for round two. ARLukomski, a Notts vlogger and Pride of Nottingham contributor, discussed the fixture ahead of kickoff, gave his thoughts as the game went on, and talked about the performance and result after the final whistle. Follow ARLukomski on his YouTube channel by clicking here. 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.
  3. Notts County put in one of their best performances in recent years in a 4-2 hammering of Bristol Rovers in Friday night's FA Cup first-round encounter. Although the Pirates powered into a two-goal lead early on at Meadow Lane, the hosts turned it around in swashbuckling style. Ryan Yates' quickfire brace brought Notts level in the first half before Jon Stead and Jorge Grant completed the turnaround, though it could have been more for the Magpies. Here is the reaction from Notts manager Kevin Nolan, several players, and the Black and White Army following the superb win over the Pirates. Kevin Nolan “It was a magical night. I said the pressure was going to be off and it showed. We went 2-0 down and I was very disappointed to concede the goals that we did. “But the reaction, attitude and application after that just showed our camaraderie. “And I think some of our play showed just how hard we have been working in possession. “What we have been doing on the training pitch we put into practice and I am delighted to be in the next round.” Carl Dickinson "We were gutted with the first 15 minutes but we showed what we are all about after that. We showed our togetherness, our spirit and our quality. "It was fantastic from the boys. We reacted brilliantly. Once we got it back to 2-2 there was only going to be one winner. With some of the football we played in the second half and the chances we created, it could have been five or six. "To beat a team from the league above, who will be comfortable at that level, shows how far we've come. "If we can take that type of performance into the league I don't think many teams will beat us." The players on social media The Black and White Army Who r ya?? You Pies! Quality performance some truly outstanding football played , best performance for years , well done Notts , Kevin Nolan's black and white army , COYP Elite_pie: Agreed, brilliant game and a brilliant performance, also a great atmosphere created by the smallish crowd. We were all over the place defensively in the first 10 minutes but kept battling, and created enough chances to have gone in ahead at half time. Every player gave their all, there wasn't a single poor performer in black and white. Great stuff Notts, best tenner I've spent in ages. Bryan Morph Morphus: What can you say?? Everything we fans need to see from a player, we got. Every one of them put a shift in. Absolute perfection....well, we could have scored a couple more but I'm not greedy! Nicola Buxton: Fooking fantastic come back from our sexy pies... Adam Driff Driffill: After 15 minutes. I wrote us off. Never do that again. Great result, I'll raise my drink! Share your thoughts about this reaction piece 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.
  4. Darrell Clarke has claimed that his "weak" Bristol Rovers players were "bullied" throughout their 4-2 defeat to Notts County in Friday night's FA Cup first-round tie. The Magpies found themselves two goals down within the first quarter-hour but spectacularly turned it round through strikes from Ryan Yates, Jon Stead and Jorge Grant. “That 90 minutes sums up our whole season, we are so inconsistent,” Clarke told the Bristol Post. “We were weak and bullied – we caved in and they got back into the game. It’s not good enough. “It was just weak, collectively as a group we were weak, and we were bullied against a physical team that do what they do very well. “Obviously they’re doing well in League Two but for me that sums up our season and there has to be things that change, and things will change. “I am a ruthless person, and at the end of the day they’ve [the players] got a big few weeks to keep showing me that things will turn around. Because I will make changes, there will be big changes.” Share your thoughts about this news story 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.
  5. Matt Tootle has praised Notts County's fans for spurring the players on in their FA Cup victory over Bristol Rovers at Meadow Lane. The visitors led 2-0 after the first 15 minutes thanks to goals from Liam Sercombe and Stuart Sinclair to seemingly set up a long, torrid evening for the Black and White Army. However, the Magpies rallied round as a quickfire brace from Ryan Yates edged them level by the break, setting up a second half in which the hosts had their opponents under siege. Ultimately a further two goals, from Jon Stead and Jorge Grant, saw the League One side knocked out of the competition, while Notts are in the hat for round two. “Obviously, the game didn’t start the way we wanted,” Tootle told the official Notts site. “But our fans stuck right behind us and spurred us on to turn the game around. There was such a positive atmosphere inside the stadium. “Even at 0-2 we were still confident of winning the tie due to the home form we have built under the gaffer. The patience and support of the fans played a massive part. “They have been brilliant home and away all season and, as players, we’re determined to repay that by continuing to compete at the top of the table and by going as far as we can in the cups.” Share your thoughts about this news story 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.
  6. Carl Dickinson has claimed that Notts County have got back some of their mojo following impressive wins in their last two games. The Magpies endured a mixed October in terms of results and performances, but they finished the month with a 3-0 victory over Newport County. That result was followed up by a 4-2 win over Bristol Rovers in the FA Cup first round, overturning a two-goal deficit in exhilarating fashion. “Over the last few weeks I think people have seen that we have got a bit of our mojo back,” Dickinson told the Nottingham Post. “Sometimes we get labelled a long ball team, but if you had come to watch the last two games you would see how much quality we have got. “You would see how many chances we created and how we put teams under pressure here at Meadow Lane. “It doesn’t hurt our feelings when people talk about long balls because at the end of the day it’s all about scoring goals and winning. “Some might call it a long ball, we call it a long pass. It doesn’t bother me in the slightest.” Share your thoughts about this news story 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.
  7. Bristol Rovers striker Tom Nichols has admitted that his side deserved to lose in their FA Cup first-round encounter at Notts County. The Magpies found themselves two goals down within the first quarter-hour but spectacularly turned it round through strikes from Ryan Yates, Jon Stead and Jorge Grant for a 4-2 final score. “It was very disappointing after how we started,” Nichols told the Bristol Post. “I think we got what we deserved in the end. We got 2-0 up and just stopped playing, I don’t really know what went wrong to be honest. “As a team we didn’t defend well enough, and you can’t have to score five goals to win a game. We had chances and should have taken them, and we ended up getting punished for missing them. “We didn’t deal with their threats, I don’t know how to explain it. It just went to pot.” Share your thoughts about this news story 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. Carl Dickinson has claimed that Notts County could have easily scored "five or six" goals against Bristol Rovers in their FA Cup first-round meeting on Friday night. The clash at Meadow Lane began in the worst possible way for Notts, who found themselves two goals down by the quarter-hour mark. However, Ryan Yates struck a quickfire brace - assisted by Dickinson for both goals - to edge the hosts level, before Jon Stead and Jorge Grant completed the turnaround by full time. “It didn’t feel a memorable night in the first 15 minutes, I was gutted,” Dickinson told the Nottingham Post. “But after that I thought we showed what we were all about. We showed togetherness, our spirit and quality as well. “Once we got it back to 2-2 there was only going to be one winner. “In the second half some of the football we played and the chances we created, it could have been five or six. “The boys were fantastic and to beat a team that are comfortable in League One shows how far we have come.” Share your thoughts about this news story 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.
  9. Notts County put in one of their best performances in recent years in a 4-2 hammering of Bristol Rovers at Meadow Lane on Friday night to reach the second round of the FA Cup. The visitors had led 2-0 after the first 15 minutes thanks to goals from Liam Sercombe and Stuart Sinclair, which prompted fears of a full-blown capitulation to the League One side. However, the Magpies rallied round in superb style as a quickfire brace from Ryan Yates edged them level by the break, setting up a second half in which the hosts really showed what they're made of. Ultimately a further two goals, from Jon Stead and Jorge Grant, saw the Pirates knocked out of the competition, while Notts are in the hat for round two and ever closer to the hallowed third round and the hope of a tie against Premier League giants. Here are the highlights from the game, as posted on the FA's official YouTube channel. Share your thoughts about the game 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.
  10. Carl Dickinson has described Notts County's 4-2 win over Bristol Rovers as proof of how far the Magpies have come in a short space of time. Friday night's FA Cup first-round encounter at Meadow Lane began in the worst possible way for Notts, who found themselves two goals down by the quarter-hour mark. However, Ryan Yates struck a quickfire brace - assisted by Dickinson for both goals - to edge the hosts level, before Jon Stead and Jorge Grant completed the turnaround by full time. "We were gutted with the first 15 minutes but we showed what we are all about after that," Dickinson told the official Notts site. "We showed our togetherness, our spirit and our quality. It was fantastic from the boys. We reacted brilliantly. "Once we got it back to 2-2 there was only going to be one winner. With some of the football we played in the second half and the chances we created, it could have been five or six. "To beat a team from the league above, who will be comfortable at that level, shows how far we've come. "If we can take that type of performance into the league I don't think many teams will beat us. "We had a couple of results which didn't go too well for us but in the last few weeks we have got our mojo back. "Sometimes we get labelled as a long-ball team but if you look at our past two games you will have seen how much quality we have." Share your thoughts about this news story 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.
  11. Kevin Nolan has claimed that there is more to come from Notts County in terms of performances following their exhilarating 4-2 win over Bristol Rovers. Although the Pirates powered into a two-goal lead early on in Friday's FA Cup first-round encounter at Meadow Lane, the hosts turned it around in swashbuckling style. Ryan Yates' quickfire brace brought Notts level in the first half before Jon Stead and Jorge Grant completed the turnaround, though it could have been more for the Magpies. "We were disappointed to lose the goals in the way we did but the reaction, attitude and application showed the camaraderie we have," Nolan told the official Notts site. "Some of the football we played shows how much hard work we have been putting in on the training field. "My lads are now starting to hit the heights I believe they can get to and I still think there is a lot more to come. "We have to make sure we keep our feet on the ground. We can enjoy it because these nights are magical when you win against a team in a league above. "Sometimes you win these games because you have held in there with grit and determination but tonight these lads deserved what we got and I am delighted for them. "We're still learning but what we have got is guts and determination - and that is massive. "All I want now is a home draw in the next round because if we get that, we feel we can take anyone here." Share your thoughts about this news story 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.
  12. Notts County are in the hat for the second round of the FA Cup after coming from two goals down to clinch a stunning 4-2 win over Bristol Rovers in Friday night's first-round clash at Meadow Lane. The game was frantic from the off, with Rory Gaffney rifling just wide in the second minute and, at the other end, Jorge Grant's free kick was hooked over the bar by Terry Hawkridge four minutes later. In the eighth minute, some dire Magpies defending helped Rovers edge into the lead as Joe Partington's cross from the right fell into the path of the unmarked Liam Sercombe, who nodded home from close range. And four minutes later, more substandard work from the Notts backline meant that a corner from Chris Lines found Stuart Sinclair unmarked in the six-yard box to plant a header beyond the reach of Ross Fitzsimons. Credit to the hosts, they quickly found gear after the double setback and, just before the half-hour mark, halved the deficit through Ryan Yates, who made the most of some lacklustre Rovers defending to nod Carl Dickinson's free kick into the back of the net. Just two minutes later, the Black and White Army at Meadow Lane was sent into a frenzy as Yates struck again, turning home another great Dickinson set piece delivery against the League One side. Rovers were lucky to get to half time level as Kevin Nolan's side looked threatening every time they went forward. On 39 minutes Jon Stead was bundled to the ground but nothing way given by the referee, while a Shola Ameobi backheel into the path of Hawkridge was drilled wide. Both sides gave as good as they got early in the second half as Tom Nichols and Gaffney tested Fitzsimons, while Grant curled an effort just over the bar, but by this point Notts were getting in an even higher gear. Just before the hour, the tie was turned around in County's favour thanks to a clipped pass from Dickinson finding Grant, who crossed into the box where Stead was on hand to sidefoot the ball beyond Adam Smith. The action came thick and fast as Notts continued to put in a superb team performance, with Rovers keeper Smith being tested on several more occasions, but Grant added the cherry on top in injury time for the hosts as he went clear through on goal after latching onto Hawkridge's headed flick on, before slotting underneath Smith to send Meadow Lane barmy. Share your thoughts about this match report 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.
  13. Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke has admitted that his squad is currently being stretched to the limit ahead of their FA Cup first-round trip to Notts County. The Pirates have a fairly small senior squad as it is, with 24 players - Notts, in comparison, have 29 - and have been hit by injuries, with the likes of star winger Billy Bodin and defender James Clarke currently out. Rovers have played 21 games so far this season and, although Clarke did manage to rest some of his key players in the EFL Trophy defeat to West Ham in midweek, he admitted that it's a juggling act at the minute. "I managed to rest a few in midweek," Clarke told the Bristol Post. "That was our 21st game, that seems a hell of a lot of games given we're only just into November. "I've not got a massive first team squad and it was important that I rested a few the other night, so we're ready to go on Friday. Something has got to give, even Premier League managers are moaning and they've only played 10 league games! "I've got injuries. I've got James Clarke long term. I've got Billy Bodin. I've picked up one or two more injuries and knocks this week as well. All of a sudden the signs are that we're pretty depleted, which we can't afford to be. "I've got a squad of seniors but three or four are only 20 or 21 years of age. We're not blessed with a massively big squad, we've got an Under 21's which we've just set up and we want to build them into better players. "I've haven't got the biggest squad in the world, we have to make sure we balance it right because I've got injuries to squad players and we've picked up one or two minor injuries this week. We've got be careful how we manage it." Share your thoughts about this news story 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.
  14. Notts County and Bristol Rovers have met a grand total of 87 times over their history. The first fixture came on the 11th January 1913, a 2-0 win for the Pirates in the FA Cup at their former home ground, the Eastville Stadium. The Magpies have claimed 31 wins and 29 draws against Rovers, whilst falling to 27 defeats. Our last meeting was in League Two on 5 March 2016 at Meadow Lane, the visitors winning 2-0. Bristol Rovers was founded in 1883 as Black Arabs F.C., and were also known as Eastville Rovers and Bristol Eastville Rovers before finally changing its name to Bristol Rovers in 1899. The club's official nickname is The Pirates, reflecting the maritime history of Bristol. The local nickname of the club is The Gas, from the gasworks next to their former home Eastville Stadium, which started as a derogatory term used by fans of their main rival Bristol City but was affectionately adopted by the team. Rovers were admitted to the Football League in 1920 and have played there ever since, apart from spending the 2014–15 season in the Conference Premier. They previously came close to losing their league status in 1939, when they were re-elected after finishing bottom of Division Three (South), and in 2002 when the team finished one league position away from relegation to the Football Conference. Their highest finishing positions were in 1956 and 1959, on both occasions ending the season in 6th place in Division Two, then the second tier of English football. The only major cup competition won by Bristol Rovers is the 1972 Watney Cup, when they beat Sheffield United in the final. The club also won the Division Three (South) Cup in 1934–35, as well as winning or sharing the Gloucestershire Cup on 32 occasions. The team has never played in European competition; the closest Rovers came was when they missed out on reaching the international stage of the Anglo-Italian Cup in the 1992–93 season on a coin toss held over the phone with West Ham United. In the FA Cup, Rovers have reached the quarter-final stage on three occasions. The first time was in 1950–51 when they faced Newcastle United at St James' Park in front of a crowd of 62,787, the record for the highest attendance at any Bristol Rovers match. The second time they reached the quarter final was in 1957–58, when they lost to Fulham, and the most recent appearance at this stage of the competition was during the 2007–08 season, when they faced West Bromwich Albion. They were the first Division Three team to win an FA Cup tie away to a Premier League side, when in 2002 they beat Derby County 3–1 at Pride Park Stadium. They have twice reached the final of the Football League Trophy, in 1989–90 and 2006–07, but finished runners-up on both occasions. On the second occasion they did not allow a single goal against them in the competition en route to the final, but conceded the lead less than a minute after the final kicked off. Actor Nick Frost is a Bristol Rovers fan, with his character Danny Butterman seen wearing a club shirt in the 2007 film Hot Fuzz. The retired Conservative MP for Hayes and Harlington Terry Dicks, is also a Gas fan. He mentioned the club in parliament on 5 May 1994 when debating with Labour MP and Chelsea fan Tony Banks. Team news Kevin Nolan is not believed to have any fresh injury worries since the win over Newport but has not given any indication as to whether he will ring the changes in Friday's FA Cup first-round encounter. Rovers top goalscorer Billy Bodin has been missing since injuring his hamstring in the win over Northampton Town four weeks ago, while defender James Clarke is out until the new year after a leg operation. Darrell Clarke spoke of other players nursing knocks and, having rested a number of his charges in the midweek EFL Trophy game with West Ham, is expected to return to a stronger line-up. Share your thoughts about this preview 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.
  15. Notts County's League Two campaign will be put on ice this weekend as the FA Cup rolls into town, or more precisely, Bristol Rovers, who stand between the Magpies and the second round of the competition. With all lower-league eyes firmly on the third round and the possibility of a fixture against a big Premier League side, Notts and Rovers - currently in League One - will want to get their names in the hat for the lottery. In this Opposition View article, Pride of Nottingham spoke to Rovers fan Gary to get an insight on the opposition. About Gary: In my 30s, been a Gashead since 1992, and my favourite player is Lee Brown. Rovers dropped into the Conference in 2014 then enjoyed back to back promotions and now play in League One. What was behind this fall and subsequent rise? Relegation was a bit of a (im) perfect storm that season. The board withholding funds for players with a view to funding a new stadium, one of the two January arrivals suffering a season-ending injury, John-Joe O'Toole's goal drought and of course that dreadful last day. Keeping faith in Darrell Clarke was key - he rebuilt the team following relegation, and he repaid the faith with a solid, well-drilled and talented squad, hence the back to back promotions. What's your rivalry with Bristol City like, and what other teams do you consider as rivals? Oh, we hate City. It's a pretty strong rivalry, and especially with how their owners have created the "Bristol Sport" brand, with the intention of monopolising sport in the city and shutting us out, it's disrespectful towards us, so yeah, a lot of bad blood. Bristol Rugby played at the Memorial Stadium for a number of years, and rugby is big in that region - are a lot of Gasheads supporters of both? Not since they became part of the Bristol "Sport" umbrella, they now play at Ashton Gate and virtually none of us want anything to do with them. Most Rovers fans will follow Bath Rugby if they're into the egg-chasing. Rovers played in Bath for a number of years in the 80s and 90s - what's the current stadium situation like for the club? A mess, in all honesty. We had been in talks with the University of West of England over a new stadium but, given the amount of things they wanted control over - security, external event revenue - it wouldn't have been good for us, so we broke off talks, and we're now looking at reveloping the Mem. Who are your danger men? Billy Bodin was our top goalscorer last season with 13 goals and this season he has nine in 15 games - and he plays as a winger! Up front, Ellis Harrison and Rory Gaffney have been in impressive goalscoring form, while summer signing Tom Nichols finally got off the mark in our last game. Score/scorer 2-1 Rovers, Nichols and Gaffney with our goals and onto the second round we go! Share your thoughts about this Opposition View article 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. Kevin Nolan is looking forward to Notts County's FA Cup first-round encounter with Bristol Rovers and is eager for his players to show how far they've come as a team. The League Two leaders welcome the Pirates - who ply their trade in League One - to Meadow Lane on Friday night and the Magpies manager believes his side have a great chance of making it through to round two. "Bristol Rovers will give us an indicator of how far we have come in such a short space of time," Nolan told the official Notts site. "When we went to Scunthorpe in the Carabao Cup we applied ourselves really well and there were a lot of positives to take. That's what I'm expecting tomorrow. "The pressure's off. The lads are really looking forward to it and so am I. "I hope we can produce another good performance to give ourselves a fantastic chance of making it through to the next round. "I've never been in the competition this early before so this is something new for me." Share your thoughts about this news story 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.
  17. Kevin Nolan has claimed that Notts County have a “fantastic opportunity” of progressing into the second round of the FA Cup shock when they face Bristol Rovers on Friday. A shaky October for the Magpies ended on a high note as Jorge Grant and Shola Ameobi struck three unanswered goals between them to claim a 3-0 victory over Newport County on Saturday. That League Two win at Meadow Lane saw Notts edge back up to the summit of the table and Nolan is hoping that his side can take this momentum into the first-round encounter against the League One side on home soil. “We now look to the next game which is Bristol Rovers, we’re at home, we’ve got an absolutely fantastic opportunity to get into the next round," Nolan is quoted by the Hucknall Dispatch as saying. “We’ve made this a fortress and tough for people for come. “What we will do is hopefully give a good account of ourselves and if we continue to do what we’ve done today and keep that moving, that will give us a fantastic chance of getting into the next round. “We are not going to be favourites because they’re in a league above, but we can build momentum.” Share your thoughts about this news story 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.
  18. Kevin Nolan has expressed his eagerness to catch up with former Notts County loanee Marc Bola when the Magpies host Bristol Rovers in the FA Cup on November 3. The Arsenal full-back joined Notts on loan at the start of January and made 13 appearances as the club survived relegation from League Two. Now on loan at the Memorial Stadium, Bola is expected to line up for Rovers as they travel to Meadow Lane for the first round of the world's oldest cup competition. “I am really looking forward to the game and seeing Boles again,” Nolan told the Nottingham Post. “I was really pleased to get him on the last day of the January window last season and he came here and did well. “I think he learned a lot given what he was doing playing academy football and being in those luscious surroundings that he would have at Arsenal. “He came here and cracked on. He had a fantastic back end to the season and got a really good move to Bristol Rovers. “I wish him well and I hope he is playing when he comes back here. It will be nice to see him and I hope that Jorge Grant, Terry Hawkridge, Liam Walker or Lewis Alessandra gets the better of him.” Share your thoughts about this news story 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.
  19. Notts County have been handed a home draw against Bristol Rovers in the first round of the FA Cup. The draw was made on Monday night at 7pm, with the ties to be played on the weekend of November 4. It's a tricky draw for the Magpies, who will face a mid-table League One team, though Kevin Nolan's team at least has home advantage. It will be the first time that the two sides have met since facing each other in League Two in March 2016, with the Gas claiming a 2-0 win at Meadow Lane on that day. Last season Notts made it to the second round of the competition after needing a replay to overcome non-league Boreham Wood. In the following round, League One side Peterborough United were also taken to a replay but Notts succumbed to a 2-0 defeat in the second game. Full draw: Stevenage vs Nantwich/Kettering Bradford City vs Chesterfield Port Vale vs Oxford United Newport County vs Walsall Morecambe vs Hartlepool Yeovil Town vs Southend United Peterborough United vs Tranmere Rovers Cambridge United vs Sutton United Forest Green Rovers vs Macclesfield Town AFC Fylde vs Kidderminster Harriers Luton Town vs Portsmouth Shrewsbury Town vs Aldershot Town Hereford vs AFC Telford Guiseley vs Accrington Stanley Blackburn Rovers vs Barnet East Thurrock/Ebbsfleet vs Doncaster Rovers Leatherhead vs Brackley/Billericay Boreham Wood vs Blackpool Shaw Lane vs Mansfield Town Colchester United vs Oxford City Plymouth Argyle vs Grimsby Town AFC Wimbledon vs Lincoln City Rochdale vs Dover/Bromley Coventry City vs Maidenhead United Chorley/Boston United vs Fleetwood Town Carlisle United vs Oldham Athletic Notts County vs Bristol Rovers Dartford vs Swindon Town Cheltenham Town vs Maidstone United/Enfield Town Woking/Concord Rangers vs Bury Crewe Alexandra vs Rotherham United Gillingham vs Dagenham and Redbridge/Leyton Orient Hyde United vs MK Dons Gainsborough Trinity vs Slough Town Solihull/Ossett vs Wycombe Northampton vs Scunthorpe Charlton Athletic vs Truro City Wigan Athletic vs Crawley Town Gateshead vs Bath City/Chelmsford Exeter City vs Heybridge Swifts Share your thoughts about this news story 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.
  20. Today I stumbled on a Bristol Rovers fan article deep in the bowels of the Bristol Post, and my god does it put the boot into poor old Notts... just read some of it for yourself. That poor sequence may still come back to haunt us, but at least Darrell Clarke stopped the rot, as he always seems to manage, with three comfortable wins, eight goals, and teams like Notts County suggesting there are some dire bottom feeders left to play. Notts County could well be one of the rabble, shamelessly trading on their status as a founder member of the Football League in 1888, as if their history won't let them go down. Well, we certainly know all about that sort of attitude don't we? Excuse me if I have little sympathy for their puffed up club after the dirty battles of the late 80's / early 90's and the legendary 'ungentlemanly conduct' episode in September 2000, which although early in the season, could be seen as the stolen brace of points that eight months later saw us relegated, by a solitary point, to the Fourth Division for the first time in our history. Karma has helped us to four wins out of five at Meadow Lane since that unsavoury episode, and last Saturday's win sounded like a pretty comfortable experience, which can hardly be said about Jamie Fullerton's managerial chair at the moment. There are times in life when unchecked 'ambition' fosters bad decision making, and given that Fullerton has had five football jobs in less than five years since joining Rovers in the summer of 2011 as Youth Team Coach (and leaving a year after), and has made some rather vocal critics in his playing and coaching career, this could well be one of those times. Football fans apportion great credence to loyalty, and neither jumping from club to club, nor crossing the Trent from Forest to County, is much of a vote winner. Every manager in Britain knows there are certain poisonous jobs and boardroom dungeons that probably aren't worth striving for, at any salary, and the County hot seat must surely be up there alongside the rotten ducking stools at Villa Park, and that other tiding of self-important magpies in the North East. It seems like the old superstition that a magpie is bad luck could be true, so instead of meeting a pica pica with the traditional greeting, "Good morning Mr. Magpie. How is your lady wife today?", healthier advice may be to run a country mile if 'Mike Ashley' or 'Ray Trew' ever pops up on a list of missed callers. Bloody hell. Chip on their shoulder much? Here's the full article (about half of it is devoted to ripping into Notts, the rest is Bristol Rovers stuff that doesn't concern us) http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Bristol-Rovers-BLOG-Good-morning-Mr-Magpie-play/story-28906058-detail/story.html

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