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  1. What's been happening in League Two over the last week? Here is Pride of Nottingham's round-up of the biggest League Two news from the last seven days. - Accrington Stanley manager John Coleman won February's L2 Manager of the Month award for guiding his side to 16 points out of a possible 18 during the month. - Player of the Month went to Swindon Town forward Marc Richards, who scored five goals in six appearances in February. - Swindon Town appointed former Derby County, Hull City and Preston North End boss Phil Brown as manager until the end of the season. - Grimsby Town also appointed a new man at the helm of their first team - former Falkirk coach and Cambridge University graduate Michael Jolley. - Also at Blundell Park, the club have signed forward Gary McSheffrey until the end of the season. - Chesterfield's League Two game against Lincoln City was stopped to allow an air ambulance to land on the Proact Stadium pitch after a supporter was taken ill. - Dover Athletic signed Forest Green Rovers winger Keanu Marsh-Brown on loan until the end of the season. - Exeter City captain Jordan Moore-Taylor could be ruled out for some time after injuring his knee in last Saturday's 1-1 draw with Carlisle United. - Cheltenham Town have launched a "full investigation" after alleged "homophobic comments" by some fans during Saturday's win at Swindon Town. - Highly rated Accrington Stanley youngster Calum Hatton Warbrick, 10, joined Everton's academy. 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 have ended 2017 on a sour note as they fell to a 1-0 defeat at Swindon Town on Saturday. In a game of few chances, the Robins broke the deadlock shortly after the restart when Luke Norris drilled home Keshi Anderson’s low cross. Notts came close to an equaliser in the dying stages of the game when Dan Jones saw a header tipped over the bar by Reice Charles-Cook, but it wasn't to be. How did the fans react to the defeat and what did the gaffer have to say? Here is a compilation of the key post-match reaction on Pride of Nottingham. Kevin Nolan “It was disappointing to end the year that way, but there was nothing really in the game. “The conditions were tough and they probably mastered them a bit better than us. “It spoils the game and the wind was always a factor. We couldn’t get to grips with it and we were below our normal levels. “We more than matched Swindon and the goal we conceded was sloppy by us. It was really poor defending from our point of view and they punished us for it. “They didn’t create many chances although they hit us on the break a couple of times. “But given the year we’ve had I never get too down when we have lost, or don’t get too high when we win. “It’s about keeping a happy medium and the good thing is we have a game to bounce in the next 48 hours." The Black and White Army Wal Shardlow: We are completely and utterly **** we are only 2nd in the league and and unbeaten at home wish we were bottom and fighting for our league status like every year **** sake get behind the lads win loose or draw this is a good season Mariusz Cwiklinski: I started supporting the pies in 1968, I am the eternal optimist, but I'm not going to kid myself. Notts are pretty **** really, if it wasn't for the 2 forest lonees we would and make no mistake, be struggling at the wrong end of the table. I'm not moaning, but we have no forward back up, Stead holds the ball up well, Grant as mentioned, scores but when Shoela or Forte don't score or contribute, we are ladies and gentlemen, quite frankly very poor. No striker in January, no promotion......simples! Trevor Robinson: It's about time the fans got a bit more vocal ffs ! Neale Tristram: Some work in the transfer window needed to maintain our position. Proven goalscorer and a CB John Weatherbed: Not good only one shot at goal not even on target... Missed a good chance again Mark Cotton: Missed the golden chance to catch up top spot Share your thoughts about this reaction round-up 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.
  3. Kevin Nolan has provided an injury update on several players ahead of Notts County's home game against Port Vale on New Year's Day. Jonathan Forte, Shola Ameobi and Richard Duffy will face late fitness tests, while Rob Milsom will have to see a specialist. The four players did not take part in Saturday's 1-0 loss at Swindon Town and, while Milsom is definitely out, it will be a case of taking it "day by day" with the other three. Nolan also provided updates on goalkeeper Adam Collin, who is now "a couple of weeks away" from a return, and captain Michael O'Connor, who is now back in training. “They are five lads who could start in the team,” Nolan told the Nottingham Post. “We’ve just got to play it day by day. It just shows that when I talk about how important the depth of the squad is because you can lose four or five in seven days because of this period. “Rob has to go and see a specialist, while Shola, Forte and Duffy are touch and go. “Adam Collin is still a couple of weeks away, while Occy returned to the training pitch this week which was lovely to see him running around the pitch. “But it wasn’t about the lads who were missing on Saturday. I thought the lads who played deserved to get a draw. “They did more than enough, but the defeat just came from sloppy defending on our part.” 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. Kevin Nolan has acknowledged that Notts County "were below our normal levels" in the 1-0 loss at Swindon Town but believes there wasn't much between both sides. The Magpies' superb 2017 ended on a sour note as they relinquished their League Two unbeaten run at the County Ground thanks to a Luke Norris goal early in the second half. "It's disappointing to end the year with a defeat because there was nothing really in the game," Nolan told the official Notts site. "The conditions were tough and they mastered them a bit better than we did. It spoils games and was a big factor. We couldn't get to grips with it in the first half and we were below our normal levels. "But I think we more than matched Swindon but conceded a sloppy goal because of poor defending, which we were punished for. They didn't have many chances and hit us on the break. "We had a good spell at the end where we could have taken a deserved draw but the goalkeeper makes a fantastic save." 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. Notts County have ended 2017 on a sour note as their unbeaten run in League Two came to an end in a 1-0 defeat at Swindon Town on Saturday. In an uninspiring first half, the Robins got the ball in the back of the net with the first real sighting of goal for either side on 12 minutes, but it was ruled out for offside. Amine Linganzi connected with Ellis Iandolo's free kick on the volley and sent the ball beyond Ross Fitzsimons, but the midfielder was in an offside position and the goal was disallowed. Shaun Brisley then hauled down Kaiyne Woolery 20 yards out for another opposition free kick, with a low drive from Luke Norris met by a good save from Fitzsimons down to his left. County's best chance to take the lead fell to Jon Stead, who met Liam Walker's cross with a diving header that flew straight at Reice Charles-Cook in the Town goal. The second half saw Swindon take the lead just a minute after the restart as Norris received a cut-back from Anderson on the left and rolled the ball past Fitzsimons from 12 yards. Woolery sought a second for David Flitcroft's five minutes later when he surged forward from halfway, held off Elliott Hewitt and fired from the edge of the box, but it flew into the side netting. Fitzsimons was again the next keeper to be called into action as he pushed away a dipping 25-yard free-kick from Iandolo midway through the half. County tried to build pressure in an effort to force an equaliser in the closing stages and almost grabbed one with virtually the final kick of the game. However, Charles-Cook produced a smart save to tip over Brisley’s header from a corner and condemn Notts to defeat in their final outing of the calendar year. 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.
  6. Head to head Notts County have met Swindon Town on 64 occasions, the first time being in the FA Cup over a century ago. On that day in January 1911, the Robins beat the Magpies 2-0 at the County Ground. In terms of head to head, 25 games have been won by Notts, 27 by Swindon, and 12 have been drawn. Swindon suffered a 0-1 defeat to Notts County on match day seven; despite failing to score on that occasion, the Robins have netted six goals in their last three matches against Notts County, more than in their previous nine combined in all competitions. Swindon Town have won five of their last eight home games against Notts County in the Football League (D2 L1), keeping six clean sheets in the process; in fact, Notts County have failed to score at the County Ground since their 2-1 victory back in April 2011. Stats Swindon have lost three home games in a row in League Two and have won just 11 points at the County Ground this season, a joint-league low on home soil (alongside Forest Green Rovers and Crawley Town). Jorge Grant has had a hand in more goals (18) than any other player in League Two this season (13 goals, five assists). History The club was founded in 1879 by Reverend William Baker Pitt. Whilst curate of Christ Church, the high church of Swindon, Pitt formed Swindon Association Football Club to provide recreation for young men in his parish. Swindon won the Southern League championship in 1910-11, earning themselves a Charity Shield clash with Football League champions Manchester United. This, the highest-scoring Charity Shield game to date, was played on 25 September 1911 at Stamford Bridge with Manchester United winning 8–4! Some of the proceeds of this game were later donated to the survivors of the Titanic. During World War II, The War Department – the government body responsible for the supply of equipment to the armed forces in the UK – took over the County Ground in 1940. For a while, prisoners of war were housed in huts placed on the pitch. For this, the club received compensation of £4,570 at war’s end. Swindon Town were the first League club to use floodlights, having had them installed in 1951. The County Ground is also the only football stadium in the world with a Rolex watch acting as its timekeeper –the clock on the Stratton Bank stand featuring its name was erected to celebrate promotion in 1963. Swindon have spent one season in the top flight, in 1992-93, during which Glenn Hoddle managed them. Sadly, they didn't do too well, being relegated at the end of the season after conceding 100 goals. The most notable silverware in the Robins’ possession is undoubtedly the League Cup, won in 1969 after beating Arsenal in the final at Wembley. Royle Family and Two Pints Of Lager actor Ralf Little was rumoured to be on trial at Swindon back in 2002, though the funnyman later claimed that he was just training with the squad. Jazz singer Jamie Cullum is also a fan of the Robins. Team news Swindon boss David Flitcroft will consider changes after Luton beat them 5-0 at the County Ground on Boxing Day, leaving the Robins winless at home in League Two since October. Fit-again Scott Twine, Kellan Gordon, Ellis Iandolo and Chris Robertson could all come into the reckoning, but Harry Smith has played his final game for Swindon as the on-loan striker has returned to parent club Millwall. Notts County will assess strikers Shola Ameobi and Jonathan Forte, as well as midfielder Rob Milsom. All three players missed the Boxing Day win at Morecambe with knocks but Magpies manager Kevin Nolan is hopeful he will have the trio back in contention on Saturday. Lewis Alessandra took full advantage of his opportunity in the absence of Ameobi and Forte by scoring twice and he will hope that is enough to see him retain his place in the side. Defender Carl Dickinson and midfielder Terry Hawkridge are among those who will come into Nolan's thinking should he opt to freshen things up. Share your thoughts about this match 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.
  7. Swindon Town captain Olly Lancashire has expressed his confidence in getting a result against Notts County. The League Two fixture at the County Ground is the reverse of that at Meadow Lane on September 12, when Jon Stead's penalty sealed a 1-0 win for the Magpies. The Robins go into Saturday's game on the back of a heavy 5-0 home loss to Luton Town but Lancashire is convinced his side will "go out fighting" against Notts. "We've played against Notts County before this season, it was a close game and we lost to a penalty in the end," he told the official Swindon site. "We've got to approach it as a new game. "We've been in all week and we've been working on a game-plan to try and get a result. We're confident of doing that. "I remember four weeks ago we were top of the form table and everyone was buzzing after seven wins in eight games. "Football is full of highs and lows and you've got to take it - we're feeling it in there. "You can either sit down and feel sorry for yourself or you can go out fighting and we'll certainly be fighting. "We've got 35 points at the halfway point of the season, it isn't a terrible position to be in and we're ready to attack the second-half of the season and try to get into the promotion positions." 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. Kevin Nolan has urged Notts County to maintain the level achieved against Morecambe when they head to Swindon Town on Saturday. The Magpies beat the Shrimpers 4-1 at the Globe Arena but League Two leaders Luton Town handed the Robins a hammering of their own, winning 5-0 at the County Ground. With Swindon manager David Flitcroft accusing his charges of capitulation, Nolan is aware they will be a wounded animal ready to fight back. “They are going to be looking for a reaction,” the Notts boss told the Nottingham Post. “That’s going to be tough on us, but look, there are not going to be any easy games from now until the end of the season. “But if you look at how we played against Morecambe, we handled them brilliantly, because they are no mugs and no pushovers. “We were thoroughly better than them which is why we got the win. “And what we have to do now is to go Swindon on Saturday and replicate that performance.” 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. The festive period continues to bring forth football action as Notts County, fresh from a 4-1 win away at Morecambe on Boxing Day, prepare for two games in three days, starting with Swindon Town away. The Robins sit a very modest 11th in the table with 35 points, putting them within reach of the playoffs. Pride of Nottingham has spoken to Swindon fan Robert to get an insight on Saturday's opposition. About Robert: I've been a Swindon fan since I was a kid, going back to the early 2000s, and my fave player is Sam Parkin. 1) Swindon finished fourth in League One in 2015 but were relegated into League Two two years later. What happened? Tim Sherwood happened. He was appointed as "director of football" but he was in charge of "all football-related matters" including tactics and training, while at the same time Luke Williams was their head coach but had his hands tied. The whole thing was a farce and after relegation, he just left and said "this wasn't a job, I wasn't getting paid". 2) How do you think this season's gone so far for the Robins? We've been woefully inconsistent. Superb on the road, dreadful at home. The best example is being able to beat Luton 3-0 on their own turf but get hammered 5-0 at the County Ground. 3) You currently sit 11th in the table, three points off the playoffs. Do you fancy yourselves for promotion? It's very tight in mid-table at the moment and the playoffs are a massive scramble at the minute, but unless Swindon can improve their home form, they're not going to make the playoffs. 4) Ralf Little was reported to have had a trial with Swindon a few years ago, was he any good? Feels like a few but it was about 12-13 years now? Time goes way too quick! But no, he wasn't taken on as Andy King said he wasn't good enough - that said, the rest of the team at the time wasn't much better... he's on the celeb football circuit though, doing charity games, so that's about his level which is no bad thing. 5) Who are your danger men? Luke Norris is our top scorer with 9 in 18 games, he was superb in September but since then his form's tailed off a little, he's still getting the odd goal though and if the rest of the team puts in more of a shift, we'll hopefully see him back on form. 6) Score/scorer prediction? It's at home, cue collective groans from fans... but I'm not going to predict a loss for my team, so I'm saying 2-2, Norris and Woolery with ours. 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.
  10. Kevin Nolan should find out today if Shola Ameobi, Jonathan Forte and Rob Milsom will be available for Saturday's game with Swindon Town. The trio all missed the 4-1 win over Morecambe on Boxing Day with knocks but Nolan has been monitoring their fitness over the last two days. Notts will be hoping to build on the victory at the Globe Arena to further entrench their position in the top three of League Two. “I am hoping they are all going to be available,” he told the Nottingham Post on Wednesday. “I will know more on Thursday if they are going to have a chance of making the game. “We are hopeful some of them will be back but, as you saw against Morecambe, the lads who came in did a fantastic job. “They will be expecting not to lose their place because of it. That’s why we built the squad we have because it enables us to make changes in what is a very unforgiving league.” 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. Lewis Alessandra has stressed that Notts County will not lose focus over the busy festive period and will look to build on their Boxing Day 4-1 away win over Morecambe. The 28-year-old scored a goal in each half at the Globe Arena, along with Jorge Grant's brace, to help keep the Magpies entrenched in the top three, while Callum Lang claimed a late consolation for the hosts. Up next for Notts is the weekend trip to Swindon Town and the New Year's Day home game with Port Vale, and Alessandra says the players and staff are being "thoroughly professional" during this period. “I’ve been a professional player for 10 years now and Christmas is always the same,” he told the official Notts website. “It’s all the sweeter when you come away from home and get a win and a couple of goals, as I have done today. “The games come thick and fast over the Christmas period and the gaffer reiterated to us that he wants us to detach ourselves from third and fourth. “He wants us to be thoroughly professional and you will get that from all the lads. “It’s about recovery now, then we’ll do game preparation for Swindon, looking at them in detail as we do for all our opponents. We’ll be looking to go there and put in a performance to keep this unbeaten run going.” 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. Approaching today's game against Swindon Town, Kevin Nolan has said that Jonathan Forte will start up front due to the injury suffered by Shola Ameobi. Forte offers something different in attack compared to Jon Stead and Ameobi. He is easily our fastest striker and at the minute our most prolific with two league goals, coming against Wycombe and Morecambe, and one in the Checkatrade Trophy against Everton. Pace up front is important in any league, especially in League Two. It can make all the difference, whether the striker in question is in the starting lineup trying to get you that early goal to set you up on the front foot, or coming on as an impact substitute trying to help the team get back into the game or grab a winning goal. Forte is very much key to us due to our reliance on long balls up to Shola. His pace means we can play it on the ground more and it allows the midfield to help in creating chances, whilst when we play long balls up to Shola, the midfield is always bypassed and never get a chance to show what they are like as players when we attack. Late in the game against Accrington he came on but we still persisted with plan A, which was long balls but this time it wasn't to Ameobi, it was to Forte himself. He is better suited to what happened for the second goal against Morecambe. Playing it on the ground. Providing through-balls which he can run onto and get in behind the defender. Defenders at this level hate pacey strikers. If we played the ball on the ground we could be a lot stronger and more chances will come game by game. Nolan says he doesn't want to pass for the sake of it, but if we used Forte's strengths to our advantage and we take into consideration how well we played, playing passing football in the second half against Accrington, we could be a very very dangerous side. The former Oldham man will be a very crucial player for Notts this season and could be the difference between playoffs or not. But we cannot judge him solely as an impact sub. Share your thoughts about this feature 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.
  13. Notts County have made it seven matches unbeaten in all competitions thanks to victory over Swindon Town on Tuesday night. The Robins came to Meadow Lane hoping to extend their superb away record in League Two, but luckily - for us - it wasn't to be. Arguably the toughest opponent on paper for Notts so far this season since Coventry City, Kevin Nolan's charges were well drilled and well organised. The winner came midway through the first half as Olly Lancashire conceded a penalty, which Jon Stead duly rattled home. County's win puts them second in the League Two table and ensures that the Black and White Army is on a great wavelength as autumn rolls in. Pride of Nottingham spoke to a number of Notts County fans and asked them a few questions ahead of the game, including whether Jonathan Forte has anything left to prove to Kevin Nolan, which player has exceeded their expectations the most, and of course the score prediction. Share your thoughts about this week's Meet the Fans 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 have climbed to second in League Two following a solid 1-0 win over Swindon Town in Tuesday night's clash at Meadow Lane. Jon Stead's penalty just after the half-hour mark, after he was bundled over in the box by Olly Lancashire, was enough to secure the points for Kevin Nolan's charges. The result also sees the Magpies notch up a seventh unbeaten game in all competitions, which has resulted in an incredible vibe among the Black and White Army. Here is Chris's tactical analysis of the game. Was the result fair? Swindon Town fans might feel they deserved at least a draw from last night’s game at Meadow Lane, however a determined Notts County succeeded and for me warrant the win due to sheer hard-work from a very respectable performance. How did Notts play? Notts played like the underdogs in an F.A cup tie, however at times they fully took the game to the Robins who struggled to adapt to the changes made by Kevin Nolan. Whilst there was a lack of goal chances, with only two shots being recorded as on target for the Magpies – this doesn’t reflect the full picture and it was a very solid performance which can only be improved on. How did Swindon play? As I mentioned within the PON forum, and within my ‘Scouting Report’ – Swindon Town tried to make the most of the flanks. They used their pace and threw everything they had at Notts, despite several fans telling me they were poor. I felt entertained by them and I think they overthought their tactics, but in truth they played quite well and forced Adam Collin to be at his best. Did our tactics work out? Absolutely! Whilst the majority of fans seemed to believe the changes were nothing more than an effort by Kevin Nolan to save certain players legs for Saturday’s clash against Crawley – for me I could see that it was more about controlling the game and combating the obvious way that Swindon Town play. I felt it was solely to inject pace into our team at a time when Swindon Town would be fading from trying to overpower us on the pitch. The tactics were absolutely spot on, and it shows that Kevin Nolan does have more than a plan A. How did the referee perform? I felt the referee was better than most we had in recent weeks, however at times it was clear that he had lost control and even went as far as deciding favourably to whoever made the most fuss (which was usually a group of Swindon Town players). There were some key moments, such as their number 7 tripping one of our players which was totally missed and a kick to Jorge Grant which for me warranted at least a card. Who do we play next? Crawley Town – this will be a totally different game for Notts. Crawley are a side capable of playing very well on their day, they can be physical but generally play in the right way. How should we play them? For Notts they need to apply common-sense, use bulk in midfield to control the flow of the game. Again for me Rob Milsom will be key, as will a fresh Jorge Grant. I would revert back to having Dan Jones at left back, however Matt Tootle should retain his position – the defence must deal with Crawley promptly but in a way which doesn’t rush the play, so it’s vital that the ball is played on the ground when possible. Hopefully Shola Ameobi will be fit, we really missed his presence yesterday but I would like to see him start with Jonathan Forte at the cost of Jon Stead. We need to bide our time, create chances which can be avoided from rushing – with it being vital to not make whoever is upfront not chase everything. Notts generally struggle to get the ball on target, so fewer chances will come if we don’t adjust. Swindon fan views (from Thetownend.com) Stevens: "I made my views early that I did not like this managers way of playing football. We have gone from a side who plays young potential good footballers who were badly handled to a load of old farts past there sell by date and a few loanees playing typical division two football. Thank goodness I missed tonight and will be out of the country for the next month so I don't have to go and watch." Donkey: "Ok, just before I turn in for the night, I'm going to try to be positive. I liked Norris, worked hard, won a lot of headers, put a shift in. Vigs made a cracking save and held the crosses he came for. Also, I had a genuine fear that we'd slide through this division (Vale are bottom), but I believe this team have enough about them to be mid table. They should halt the decline. At the end of last season, I'd have taken that." London Pride: "Just got back after an overnight stay and have to say I am somewhat surprised by Flitcroft summary of the game I can only assume he was at another match. It was 100% a penalty as all us could quite clearly see from where we were sat. I have watched every game this year home and away and my confidence in us getting promoted at the first attempt has started to fade. We are clearly not a very good side with some very average players and a manager whose tactics are extremely questionable. The mindless aimless hoof ball that was on display last night which is seeming to become the norm is extremely embarrassing to watch. The only way that we will ever make the playoffs this season is if there are 18 other teams more crap than us." Share your thoughts about this tactical analysis 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.
  15. Notts County boss Kevin Nolan has expressed his delight at having a team with strength in depth which can be arranged in a variety of different formations. The Magpies sit third in League Two and are unbeaten in six games in all competitions ahead of tonight's visit of Swindon Town. With 46 games in the league campaign plus three cup competitions, Nolan is happy to feel that he can make widescale changes and still have a competitive team out on the pitch. “We’ve been able to assemble such a good squad. We can now make five or six changes and it’s still a strong 11 which can get results in this division,” he told the Nottingham Post. “We’ve got to make sure the lads are on it and grasp their opportunity. “I would make five or six changes. I feel that on Tuesday I could make five or six with no doubt those who come in will be ready and raring. “I’m looking forward to Tuesday and there will be a few changes coming. “Last year we couldn’t make five changes and still feel it was a good team. I could make seven now and feel we’re still a good side in the league. “We can move from a 4-4-2 to 3-5-2, 4-3-3, whatever you want. We don’t want lads to have the rabbit in the headlights look. “We got it right at Port Vale when we went down to 10 men. It’s a nice arrogance to have. The lads had organised themselves before we even spoke to them. That’s what we want.” 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.

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