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  1. Shola Ameobi has stressed that he and other senior members of the Notts County contingent must "set the tone" for the rest of the squad. The veteran striker has experience playing at the top level for Newcastle United and at international level for Nigeria. Ameobi is one of several such players and coaches at Meadow Lane, with Kevin Nolan, Mark Crossley, Jon Stead and Alan Smith also enjoying playing careers at the top level. All must play their part in helping the rest of the Magpies squad handle the pressure of the League Two promotion battle, says Ameobi. “We have players and staff who have played in big games during their career under huge pressure and I think that’s a big positive for us,” he told The Mag. “Hopefully we can use that experience to help the rest of the lads. It is important the senior players set the tone for the team especially the younger players. “The manager will do that anyway, but the likes of Steady, Smudge, Duffer and myself have a big role to play in ensuring the team is prepared mentally. “We have nothing to lose going into the eight games but we will take each one as it comes. “It is important to look back at where we have come from since this time last year because we can take a lot of pride from that and use it as momentum going into the final stretch. “We know if we can manage to put a run together we could end up winning promotion. We have to deal with that pressure and expectation but we are confident within the dressing room.” 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. Former Cheltenham Town captain John Finnigan has made the astonishing claim that Notts County youth players would eat pieces of paper with their Nottingham Forest counterparts' names on them. The 41-year-old made the claim in a column for Gloucestershire Live ahead of Tuesday night's rescheduled League Two clash between the Magpies and Cheltenham Town at Whaddon Road. Finnigan, who came through the ranks at the City Ground, wrote: "Memories of living in Nottingham will come flooding back to me on Tuesday night when ex-Forest goalkeeper Mark Crossley arrives as part of manager Kevin Nolan's coaching staff at Notts County. "'Big Norm' as everyone knew him is a great bloke and was a senior player who always had time for the younger lads and never forgot that he’d been one himself just a few short years earlier. "He was a very good goalkeeper and a great character to have around the place too. "My main memories of Notts County come from our youth team battles as a youngster. "There was a fierce rivalry between the two clubs and it was drummed into us Forest lads early that the County lads would love to be in our shoes and were jealous and would want to beat us more than any other team. "They did want to too, fortunately in my two years in the youth set up they never did. "I don’t think our youth coach John Perkins who sadly passed away a year or so ago would have spoken to us for weeks had the Magpies from the other side of the Trent got one over on us. "The Notts boys were always fired up, banging and kicking on our door and trying all the usual intimidation stuff before games. "We were asked to sit quiet, told to listen to them and we all used to sit there smirking to one another thinking we’ll quiet them down when we cross the white line, when it means something. "In later years some of the Notts boys confirmed their coach would slip them a piece of paper with their opposite number's name on it and they would eat them, stamp on them or whatever else they could think of to psych themselves up. "I couldn’t believe it when I heard, I just broke down laughing. Great memories!" 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.
  3. Notts County coach Mark Crossley has revealed how Cardiff City have allowed the Magpies to use their training facilities ahead of tonight's FA Cup fourth-round meeting with Swansea City. The first game finished 1-1 at Meadow Lane which meant a replay at the Liberty Stadium for a place in the fifth round and a trip to Sheffield Wednesday. Cardiff are now hoping to see their bitter South Welsh rivals beaten at the second attempt and Crossley says the Bluebirds are paying back a favour. “Our chairman owns Ilkeston Town and Cardiff used their ground before their FA Cup tie at Mansfield," Crossley told reporters. “They were grateful and returned the favour for us this time. It was instant ‘yes’ from them - not a problem. “We’ve got three days down there and that’s the right way to prepare. We’ll be using some excellent training facilities once we get down there. “Everything between then and now is all about looking at Swansea’s strengths and weaknesses. “We’ll be able to do that at a hotel. If it gives you that extra one per cent chance of getting a result then so be 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.
  4. Notts County manager Kevin Nolan, assistant Richard Thomas and coach Mark Crossley observed a Nottingham Panthers training session today and sat down for a chat with head coach Corey Neilson. The Nottingham Post reports that Thomas had been keen to take in a Panthers practice after coming to watch a game with Crossley earlier this season. Neilson, Nolan and the Notts coaches spoke at length about coaching methods, similarities between ice hockey and footbal, and more. “I had a nice chat to them. We spoke for about an hour in my office after the training session,” Neilson told the Post. “We spoke about the two sports and where they overlap when it comes to philosophies and tactics, just coaching stuff really. “It was fun. They have great minds and some really great questions. “It’s always good to share ideas and you’re foolish if you aren’t learning all the time in this business. You can learn from anyone. “It’s not just about your sport. You can learn from all sports and they had good insights on things like motivation, training and recovery.” 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. Ross Fitzsimons has praised Notts County goalkeeping coach Mark Crossley for helping him develop as a player. The 23-year-old, who joined the Magpies in the summer, has won plaudits after several impressive displays in between the sticks following the knee injury to Adam Collin. Fitzsimons replaced Collin in the win over Barnet before starting in the defeat to Crewe Alexandra and in the draw at Carlisle United, where he made a string of great saves to keep the hosts at bay. "I don't think we could ask for a better keeper coach," Fitzsimons told the official Notts site. "He's played in the biggest games. When coaching tips come from him, it sinks in. "Every goalkeeping coach has their own style, but he suits my personality down to the ground. He's chilled and gets his message across quickly and effectively. He's been a massive part of my development since coming here. "The four of us [Crossley, Collin and Branislav Pindroch] are always working together and analysing things – right down to the nitty gritty stuff. That's important for all of us and drives us on. "[The injury to Collin] can happen to any one of us. That's why we've got three top goalkeepers. "With us up near the top, it was important for me to slot straight in. That's the nature of the beast. You could be out for six months but, straightaway, it can come thick and fast. It's important to be mentally and physically ready. "I'm delighted with how I've been playing, and with a point [against Carlisle]. I don't think teams will take a lot of points there so to come away with a draw was brilliant after Tuesday." 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. Alan Hardy has revealed that he was more excited about Kevin Nolan winning September's League Two Manager of the Month award than the man himself was. The Notts County boss was rewarded for a near-perfect September, with six wins out of seven and an ascent to the top of the table, with the EFL accolade. As well as praising Nolan's humility and selflessness, Hardy also gave an insight into some of the gaffer's managing techniques. Hardy wrote in the Nottingham Post: "I think I was more excited than he was about this outstanding achievement which was just reward for the team’s magnificent form throughout September. "Picking up the phone I resembled a kid at Christmas, but he was very clear in that he only wanted to talk about winning things in May and not in October. "While we are the league leaders, the gaffer is eager for everybody to keep their feet on the ground. "He will ensure that everybody remains measured and, while the plaudits keep on coming, he will not allow it to go to anybody’s head. "What I find fascinating about his work is that he takes games in blocks and sets himself targets. "He is very logical in the way he looks at things and constantly measures whether they are above his target for the blocks of games he has grouped together. "He doesn’t just do that with points either, but also clean sheets, goals scored and the number conceded. "He is so meticulous in his preparations and everybody is absolutely delighted with the way we have started the season under his leadership. "He deserves his recognition, but what I love about him the most is the way he deflects praise on to the wider team. "He always says it’s not just about him, but about the assistant manager Richard Thomas, coach Mark Crossley, the medical staff and, crucially, the players." To read the full column on the Nottingham Post, click 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.
  7. Kevin Nolan has revealed that he will continue to assess Sheffield United striker Jake Wright, depending on what the diagnosis is on a potential hand injury. The 20-year-old, who shares the same name as the seasoned defender at Bramall Lane, played in the 1-1 draw with Carlton Town, but was taken off in the second half after an awkward landing. “Mark Crossley has a good link with the Sheffield clubs so we had (Wright) over with us for the last week,” Nolan told the Nottingham Post. “Unfortunately he took a bad knock to his hand so we had to send him for an X-ray. “But I’ve been delighted with what I’ve seen from him. He’s a great lad and he’s eager to impress, perhaps a bit too much at times. That’s because he’s just trying to standout. "We will wait to see what the medical staff say about his hand. But we are hoping to keep him for another week. "Sheffield United have been great with us. If it comes off then great. Hopefully his hand is just bruising.” 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. We at Pride of Nottingham want you to enjoy all our content for free. If you fancy helping us provide even better content, however, please consider contributing to PON by clicking here!
  8. Michael O'Connor will be shadowing Notts County manager Kevin Nolan and the other coaches to gain knowledge and experience ahead of doing his UEFA A Licence next year. The Magpies captain is currently out of action as he recovers from a serious knee injury suffered earlier this year at the hands of Portsmouth. He has not put a timescale on his recovery, as it still appears to be a lengthy road back, but in the meantime, he will also be gaining valuable information about the coaching side of the game. O'Connor told the official Notts website: "I'm going to shadow the gaffer, Mark Crossley and Richard Thomas for a while. "I'm going to do my A Licence next year, so I'll try and learn as much as possible from them. "The gaffer wants me to go and watch some matches for him when I can drive. He's trying to keep me involved as much as possible, which is good." 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. We at Pride of Nottingham want you to enjoy all our content for free. If you fancy helping us provide even better content, however, please consider contributing to PON by clicking here!
  9. Dan Jones has claimed that the high calibre of the Notts County backroom staff is conducive to players' progress. The defender is back for a second spell with the Magpies, this time as a permanent signing after initially spending time on loan at Meadow Lane in 2009. Jones insists that the working with the likes of Kevin Nolan, Alan Smith and Mark Crossley - all of whom players in the Premier League - along with their colleagues, is exciting and educational in equal measure. He told the official site: "You've only got to look at the manager's career - how can you not respect that? We play football to try and get to the top level, and he's done that. "Every day you've got to try and impress these people. If you don't want to do that, you shouldn't be playing sport. They know the game, and all the little tricks, inside out. "It's great for me - I'm 30 years of age but I feel like I'm learning everyday. There's a real seriousness, but also a real enjoyment. Everything's intense." Let Pride of Nottingham know your thoughts by signing up to the website, visiting the forum and joining the conversation.
  10. Alan Hardy has spoken of the new indoor training facilities at Notts County, describing them as Championship quality and hoping that they will play a part in attracting top talent to Meadow Lane. The Magpies chairman has funded the construction of a 4G pitch, changing rooms, a gym and a medical department which sits in the Family Stand. "I showed Kevin the facilities and he was absolutely blown away by what we have created," Hardy told the Nottingham Post. "He said it is Championship standard and that was great to hear. "Not only does it have a high performance gym and medical area, it's got one of the best 4G pitches in the country. "In terms of size and quality, it's exactly the same as Arsenal's. The pitch is getting laid on Monday and it's nice to be able to say this is what Arsenal have and we also have it too. "I think when you have these kind of facilities it can only help to attract players who will not only be blown away by our history, but the facilities we can offer them. "We have goals that are on runners and can be positioned anywhere in the hall. Our first-team coach Mark Crossley said that, from a goalkeeping perspective, it was right up there with the Premier League. "We are going to have four new goalkeepers coming in over the next two weeks for trials and they are England schools and youth internationals. "Mark firmly believes that this could be a real centre of excellence in terms of goalkeeping. "We want to be the best we can possibly be in every department both on and off the field. If you want to progress on the pitch, then you to need everything in place off 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.

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