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  1. Kevin Nolan has claimed that he is not paying any attention to Notts County's League Two promotion rivals and is only focusing on what his team can do. Three consecutive wins have edged the Magpies to just two points behind third place Wycombe Wanderers with just two fixtures left. Although many connected with the club will be keeping tabs on what results Wycombe and fourth-placed Exeter City get over the next eight days, Nolan is not interested. "I don't know who they are playing, I must admit," the Notts boss told the Nottingham Post. "I keep saying to everybody else not to worry about anybody. "We've got to worry about ourselves and we've got to make sure we do what we do, and if we do that we give ourselves a good opportunity of coming off at 5pm on Saturday with three points in the bag, and hopefully the pressure still on Wycombe and Exeter. "For me, the most important thing is we recognise what such a special season it's been for us, and what we've done and how far we've come in such a short space of time. I'm going to enjoy it no matter what, and I hope my lads are going to enjoy it. "I think over the last few weeks they have, with a lot of good determination and a lot of good work, which has enabled them to get into this position. We've got to win and hope other teams drop points. If we win both games we give ourselves a great chance." 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 manager Kevin Nolan has confirmed that his touchline dismissal against Wycombe Wanderers was punished by a fine. The Magpies boss was sent to the stands during Good Friday's goalless draw with the Chairboys when he protested a decision not to award Shola Ameobi a first half penalty. There was a fear Nolan would receive a touchline ban for the dismissal - which he said he would appeal - but he told the Nottingham Post on Monday that the punishment was financial. “I thought the ref and the fourth official for the Coventry game were great,” Nolan said. “The fourth official managed the game, he wasn’t a mute, he spoke and even when I didn't agree at least we could have a chat. “That’s all you want when, against Wycombe, we didn’t get that and now I am being fined for something when I don’t believe I should be. “I’ve heard back and got a letter through and it’s just a fine which is disappointing. “It does not even state a lot of things in the letter because there are a lot of things he can’t remember. “That just sums it up for me. I am a bit disappointed. But I might catch the chairman on the good day and ask him for a loan!” 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 boss Kevin Nolan says he has not heard back yet from the FA or EFL about whether he will face a touchline ban for being sent to the stands against Wycombe Wanderers. The Magpies boss was dismissed by referee Ben Toner during the goalless draw on Good Friday at Meadow Lane after protesting a decision not to award Shola Ameobi a penalty in the first half. If one does come his way, however, Nolan says he will dispute it and is confident of having it overturned. “I haven’t heard from them as yet,” he told the Nottingham Post. “But I don’t expect to be. If I do I will be appealing it because I think I have good grounds for it to be turned over once they hear my side. “I know I was in the right and the decisions I was asking for, the referee got wrong. There was no clarity from the fourth official, which is what he is supposed to be there for. “If you had watched me on Monday (against Accrington), there was no reaction to anything because the fourth official managed the bench as well as being in constant contact with the referee throughout. “I thought they were magnificent and I told them that after the game.” 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 have missed out on the chance to gain ground on the top three in League Two as they were held to a goalless draw by Wycombe Wanderers in Good Friday's match at Meadow Lane. The Chairboys came to NG2 very much intent on leaving with a point and the Magpies could not break their defence down in an uninspiring, rain-sodden encounter which saw Kevin Nolan sent to the stands by referee Ben Toner. How did the Notts contingent react to the events in the game and the result? Here is a collection of post-match reaction from Pride of Nottingham. Kevin Nolan (official Notts site) "We certainly got a response from last weekend. The lads were disappointed with what happened but the response since then has been magnificent, as it always has been when we have had that type of performance. "We could have put them under a bit more pressure, I thought we could have done a lot more in possession and in the final third. "We had the better chances but Wycombe came with a game plan which worked really well. "We've been fantastic all season and will continue to work hard. We have six games left and we have to get as many points on the board as possible to keep the momentum going. "Wycombe are the best team away from home in the league for a reason and you saw that today. They don't give you an inch. "We're disappointed but this point could go a long way come the end of the season." Kevin Nolan (Nottingham Post) “It was laughable and he sent me off for waving my arms. When the penalty was not given all I heard the fourth official say was that ‘he has to go the stands’. “I think he was looking for a bit of a name for himself because he sent Kevin Nolan to the stands. That’s how I’ve seen it because he was very arrogant all day. “They just haven’t managed the situation and when you’ve got two teams who are playing for something, you’ve got to send the best referee. He was by far not the best referee they could have sent for this game. “Something has to be done because they (referees) have cost us a lot of points and four or five penalties which are blatant. “They are not ones that are debatable. How many times can I keep accepting it?” Shaun Brisley (OS) "It was frustrating. Wycombe came here with a game plan, stuck to it well and took the rhythm out of our play. We were good out of possession but didn't have that edge in the final third. "They are the best team away from home in the league so we respect the draw. It's a point gained which is nothing to get down about." The Black & White Army Kieran Shaw: We were poor, no idea why everyone is blaming the ref, the only thing he got wrong was the ‘foul’ on the Wycombe goalkeeper Magpie Moomin: Don't matter who is on the bench the ref was w**k he was never going to give us anything full stop when you get two stonewall penalties and not given come on wtf is the ref on ffs Ken Carter: It boils down to carrying the 4 midfield players. We don't have any creativity and we can't win a second ball. Yates has been a massive miss. Michael Rimmingtom: The game was what I expected two teams with something to play for but when is the football league going to do something regarding the standard of referring in this division this bloke today was out of his depth and this standard of referring is not only costing Notts dearly but no doubt other clubs as well. Tony Guy: Apart from the referee spoiling the flow of the game, not awarding two clear penalties, see the free kicks he gave, we just do not create enough chances. 5 shots in 90 minutes is not good enough but would have settled for a point before the game given both teams recent form. Acc Monday! COYPS Steven Taberham: Same predictable stuff from Notts. While we continue to persist in playing route one to two slow forwards (Ameobi looked knackered as he walked up the tunnel) and with no real creative midfielders, teams will know exactly how to deal with us. Such a shame the management can't see what is obvious to all the fans. Play offs at best Jay Dalton: defensive we were solid I'll take a draw for this it was a tough game and again where do the fa get these officials from shocking Weston John Pegg: Its about time we got a striker way overdue. Players can’t take the pressures. Lewis Swinson: It was a great game, played well defensive looked a lot stronger than last week but the ref was an complete k**bhead, wrong decisions all game, something needs to be done Simon Staples: Wycombe’s game plan was to spoil and win free kicks so they could pump the ball up to Akinfenwa. Notts tried to play around them but the ref did not support them and was suckered by their play acting. Rob Matchett: Wasn’t a bad game in all fairness. Two teams at the top was a good battle. The way people on here go on they would think they were expecting to watch Barcelona... Aidan Huckle: Far too predictable, was not the worst performance, just no where near county's best. Alan Turner: They came to spoil, as we have only one game plan, and no one to change it. Need a forward bad. Share your thoughts about the match 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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  5. Notts County missed out on the chance to gain ground on the top three in League Two as they were held to a goalless draw by Wycombe Wanderers in Good Friday's match at Meadow Lane. The Chairboys came to NG2 very much intent on leaving with a point and the Magpies could not break their defence down in an uninspiring, rain-sodden encounter. County had the better of the chances in the first half with Shola Ameobi striking a post following a Terry Hawkridge cross. Kevin Nolan was then sent to the stands as he vented his anger after Ameobi was hauled down in the penalty area by Adam El-Abd, but referee Ben Toner ruled there was no foul. Both sides continued to trade blows in the second half but, with Notts having little end product and Wycombe shutting up shop, the end result was a stalemate. Relive the key moments from the match with the official Notts County YouTube highlights, which we have shared here on Pride of Nottingham for you. Share your thoughts about the match 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. Notts County boss Kevin Nolan has claimed that he was sent to the stands for “waving his arms” during his side's League Two home goalless draw with Wycombe Wanderers. The Magpies manager was left fuming by Ben Toner’s decision not to award a penalty after Shola Ameobi was pulled down by Adam El-Abd in the Chairboys box. Having previously been given a talking to by the official, Nolan was then banished to the Derek Pavis stand where he watched the rest of the game in the directors’ box. “It was laughable and he sent me off for waving my arms,” he told the Nottingham Post. “When the penalty was not given all I heard the fourth official say was that ‘he has to go the stands’. “I think he was looking for a bit of a name for himself because he sent Kevin Nolan to the stands. That’s how I’ve seen it because he was very arrogant all day. “They just haven’t managed the situation and when you’ve got two teams who are playing for something, you’ve got to send the best referee. “He was by far not the best referee they could have sent for this game. “Something has to be done because they (referees) have cost us a lot of points and four or five penalties which are blatant. “They are not ones that are debatable. How many times can I keep accepting 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.
  7. Notts County missed out on the chance to gain ground on the top three in League Two as they were held to a goalless draw by Wycombe Wanderers in Good Friday's match at Meadow Lane. The Chairboys came to NG2 very much intent on leaving with a point and the Magpies could not break their defence down in an uninspiring, rain-sodden encounter. County had the better of the chances in the first half with Shola Ameobi striking a post following a Terry Hawkridge cross. Kevin Nolan was then sent to the stands as he vented his anger after Ameobi was hauled down in the penalty area by Adam El-Abd, but referee Ben Toner ruled there was no foul. Both sides continued to trade blows in the second half but, with Notts having little end product and Wycombe shutting up shop, the end result was a stalemate. Pride of Nottingham vlogger ARLukomski recorded his matchday experience at the San Sirrel and shared his thoughts before, during and after the match. 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.
  8. Notts County defender Shaun Brisley has described the stalemate with Wycombe Wanderers as "frustrating" given his side's toothlessness in the final third. The Chairboys came to Meadow Lane very much intent on leaving with a point and the Magpies could not break their defence down in an uninspiring, rain-sodden encounter. "It was frustrating," Brisley told the official Notts site after the Good Friday encounter. "Wycombe came here with a game plan, stuck to it well and took the rhythm out of our play. We were good out of possession but didn't have that edge in the final third. "They are the best team away from home in the league so we respect the draw. It's a point gained which is nothing to get down about." Speaking about the Easter Monday trip to Accrington Stanley, Brisley said: "It’s another tough encounter. We're playing all the teams around us, which is good at this time of year. "If we can go there and get the three points it edges us towards where we want to be in the final stages of the season. "Accrington have done well again this season and are in a rich vein of form, but if we play to the best of our ability we can come away with the win. "There are still points to pick up and the automatic promotion race is about who is going to finish the strongest. "We just hope we can play well, like we did against Wycombe, and get the wins we need." 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 have missed out on the chance to gain ground on the top three in League Two as they were held to a goalless draw by Wycombe Wanderers in Good Friday's match at Meadow Lane. The Chairboys came to NG2 very much intent on leaving with a point and the Magpies could not break their defence down in an uninspiring, rain-sodden encounter. Terry Hawkridge was first to threaten in the game as his low drive on 15 minutes drew a save from opposition goalkeeper Scott Brown after Lewis Alessandra had played the ball into the winger's path. Although Wycombe had the better of the play, Shola Ameobi came close to an opener on 21 minutes when he met Hawkridge's cross but, from six yards out, he found the upright. At the other end, Adebayo Akinfenwa rifled over after the ball fell kindly for him inside the box, before Joe Jacobson was booked for a foul on Hawkridge and Nathan Tyson joined him due to a foul on a breaking Dan Jones. Shortly after the half-hour mark, Ameobi was brought down by Adam El-Abd in the Wycombe box but the referee played on, prompting Kevin Nolan to rightfully protest the decision, and the Notts boss was soon banished to the stands. One more chance would come County's way before the break as hesitant Wycombe defending led to Matt Tootle having a free shot at goal, but Brown was able to keep the effort out. Onto the second half and substitute Michael Harriman fired an effort over, and not long after, Nathan Tyson saw a goal ruled out for offside. Both sides continued to trade blows, with Hewitt striking the woodwork on the header from Jon Stead's cross, before turning the ball wide on the rebound. In the latter stages of the game Wycombe appeared happy to simply take the sting out of proceedings and run the clock down as the full-time whistle saw the spoils shared under the grim Nottingham sky. 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. Alan Hardy is looking forward to this Easter's crucial League Two fixtures as Notts County take on two direct promotion rivals and is hoping for a response from the Magpies. First up are Wycombe Wanderers - third in the table - at Meadow Lane on Good Friday, followed by second-placed Accrington Stanley away on Easter Monday. Hardy admits to being nervous and also excited with regards to the ramifications that these two games will have on County's situation as the season reaches its final stages. "Come Monday at 5pm, we will have a much clearer picture of where we stand in respect of automatic promotion," Hardy told the Nottingham Post. "We will either have a considerable gap to close in the last five games or we will be on the coattails of Wycombe and Accrington, who we face in the coming days. "Personally, I believe Luton and Accrington already have a foot in League One – but there is still one position very much up for grabs. "If we can beat Wycombe we will be just one point behind them in the race for that coveted third place so it just underlines what a big game it is at Meadow Lane. "I am experiencing a wide range of emotions, from nervousness to excitement, and I do harbour the feeling that it’s going to be an extraordinary and special afternoon. "We are expecting a big crowd and an atmosphere which will reflect what’s at stake come 3pm. "After losing to Chesterfield last Sunday, we are looking for a response to what was a disappointing afternoon at the Proact Stadium. "This team has proven on more than one occasion that when they have encountered a setback, they generally respond in the right manner. "With the season reaching its climax, we are going to need all those traits again if we are to get ourselves over the line and celebrate what would be a remarkable achievement. "As I have said previously, being in this position was never on the agenda when we set out in the summer. But let’s enjoy the ride and the potential riches it may bring." 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. Head to head Notts County and Wycombe Wanderers have faced each other a total of 35 times over the years, with the first meeting coming as late as 1995, when the Magpies won 2-0 at Meadow Lane. The Chairboys have beaten Notts 16 times and drawn nine games, while we have beaten them 10 times. Notts have won the last two meetings against Wycombe by an aggregate scoreline of 5-2, at Adams Park in March 2017 (1-0) and in August 2017 this season (4-2) also away. History In 1887, a meeting held at the Steam Engine public house in Station Road, High Wycombe saw the formation of Wycombe Wanderers FC. It is highly likely the club was named Wanderers after the famous Wanderers, winners of the first FA Cup in 1872. The club played just friendly matches between 1887 and 1896. Wycombe first entered the FA Amateur Cup in 1894 and the FA Cup in 1895. In 1895 the club moved to Loakes Park, which would become its home for the next 95 years. In 1896 the club joined the Southern League and competed in the Second Division until 1908, but in the summer of 1908 the club declined the invitation to retain their membership of the Southern League. The club decided to pursue amateur instead of professional football and joined the Great Western Suburban League and remained there until the outbreak of the First World War. After the hostilities had ended the club joined the Spartan League in 1919 and were Champions in successive years. In March 1921 the club's application to join the Isthmian League was accepted. Wycombe enjoyed a fairytale season in 2000–01 as the club reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup. First Division sides Grimsby Town, Wolverhampton Wanderers, and Wimbledon were all beaten before a memorable quarter-final with Premier League side Leicester City. In a game that has gone down in FA Cup history, striker Roy Essandoh headed an injury-time winner to seal a 2–1 win at Filbert Street as manager Lawrie Sanchez looked on from the dressing room, having been dismissed from the touchline during the game. The ensuing semi-final at Villa Park saw Liverpool pushed all the way before claiming a 2–1 victory. Team news Notts welcome back defender Ben Hall and midfielder Liam Walker, who missed last weekend's 3-1 defeat at Chesterfield. Both players were both away on international duty with Northern Ireland and Gibraltar respectively. Midfielder Michael O'Connor could return to the first-team fold almost a year on from suffering a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Wycombe will hope to be able to call upon the services of midfielder Luke O'Nien, who sat out the goalless draw against Port Vale last Saturday with an injury. Middlesbrough loanee Nathan McGinley is expected to recover from illness to be available. Defender Dan Scarr will miss out with an ankle problem with fellow centre half Anthony Stewart and midfielder Sam Saunders also unlikely to play a part at Meadow Lane. 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.
  12. Kevin Nolan has reiterated that Notts County must be wary of the whole Wycombe Wanderers ensemble, not just Adebayo Akinfenwa. The Magpies lock horns with the Chairboys on Friday at Meadow Lane, a big League Two clash between the fourth-placed hosts and the third-placed visitors. Akinfenwa is the standout player in the squad due to his size and ability to batter through defences, but Nolan insists Gareth Ainsworth's team has quality across the field. “Everybody goes on about Akinfenwa but people forget there are 10 other lads in that team,” Nolan told the Nottingham Post. “It’s not just one man. They have good individual players who know the game. They play to a system and Gareth drills them very well. "We just have to match them in every department. We were very short of that against Chesterfield and there’s not been many times that has happened this season. “That’s why we’ve been successful as we have. We’ve got to make sure we are up for everything. “Hopefully our quality will shine through, as it has done for the majority of the season.” 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.
  13. Kevin Nolan has urged Notts County to "right the wrongs" from the 3-1 loss to Chesterfield last week and get their League Two promotion tilt back on track against Wycombe Wanderers. The Magpies lock horns with the Chairboys on Friday at Meadow Lane, a big League Two clash between the fourth-placed hosts and the third-placed visitors. Nolan admits the last few days have been tough but says Notts have bounced back from bad results before and is confident the same will happen against Wycombe. “It’s been a tough few days because of the loss, but what this team has proven is their togetherness, will, character and fight,” he told the Nottingham Post. “We’ve have been good at responding and we’ve got to do that again. “I am not one of those managers who because we’ve lost one game will start punishing players. If something needs to be done or said, it will be. “We don’t go day by day here. We do everything for a reason. People are quite quick to forget the success by doing what we have done with this squad. “And the only excuse we had on Sunday is that we weren’t good enough. It’s now down to us to put right the wrongs.” 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 legend Mark Stallard has urged the Magpies to exploit Wycombe Wanderers' mediocre defence. The Magpies lock horns with the Chairboys on Friday at Meadow Lane, a big League Two clash between the fourth-placed hosts and the third-placed visitors. “I think it’s a game that Notts know they have to go out and win because while a draw would be okay, it wouldn’t close the gap,” Stallard, who played for both Notts and Wycombe, told the Nottingham Post. “That could actually be a good thing as far as the players are concerned. “Having been there myself, when you know a draw might be an okay result, you might play it a bit safer. But when you know when you’ve got to go out there and get the three points, you know you have to be on the front foot and be aggressive. “When you think back to Notts’ performance at Wycombe earlier in the season, it was certainly one of the best of the season. And looking at the stats Wycombe have conceded 54 goals, which is the highest out of the teams in the top seven, but they do score a lot of goals too. Notts have got to go out there, try to hurt them, be aggressive and put them on the back foot. “It’s third versus fourth and if Notts win then an automatic spot is there for the taking. And with a lot of sides at the top playing each other from now until the end of the season, points will be dropped. But I am looking forward to the game. Wycombe have been in great form in the last few games, while Notts were unbeaten in four until that really subdued, poor, performance against Chesterfield." 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.
  15. Wycombe Wanderers defender Joe Jacobson has described Notts County midfielder Jorge Grant as "probably the best player in the league" this season. The Nottingham Forest loanee has made 39 League Two appearances this term, scoring 15 goals and registering five assists. Although Grant's form has tailed off in the second half on the season compared to the barnstorming first half, Chairboys man Jacobson is still wary of the threat posed by the Magpies' leading scorer. Ahead of Friday's meeting, he told Bucks Free Press: “He’s a very good player and I think he’s got the recognition he deserves this season. "He’s probably been the best player in the league so I’ve got to make sure I’m on top of my game. “I’ve played against a lot of good players in my career so it will be another challenge for me to have a good performance against a player who is very highly thought of, so it’s something that I’m looking forward to.’’ 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.
  16. Kevin Nolan has remained coy over whether he will make changes to the Notts County starting XI for Friday's big League Two promotion battle with Wycombe Wanderers. The Magpies suffered a blow in their promotion ambitions at the weekend as Chesterfield ran out 3-1 winners at the Proact Stadium. On Good Friday, fourth-placed Notts will be hoping to reduce the point gap - currently four points - between themselves and the third-placed Chairboys, and Nolan could be tempted to make changes. “We have a good squad here and because of the quality of it, there are changes that can be made,” he told the Nottingham Post. “I’ll be discussing that this week. “But these lads have been fantastic. Sometimes you have to look at the bigger picture. They have been great and that’s why they are where they are. “We are hoping now for a response and from what I’ve seen this season, I am pretty certain we will get one.” 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. Notts County have announced the departure of Curtis Thompson on loan to Wycombe Wanderers until the end of the season. The 24-year-old has been restricted to just four appearances in cup fixtures this season, reaching a total of 100 appearances for the club he joined as a scholar in 2009. Thompson, who will wear number 29 at fellow League Two side Wycombe, will not be eligible to play when the Chairboys visit Meadow Lane on Friday 30 March. “Curtis is someone who impressed me when he’s played against us and I’ve kept tabs on him ever since, so I’m really pleased to be able to bring him here and work with him to help unlock his potential," Gareth Ainsworth told the official Wycombe site. “He’s a tenacious midfielder – someone who can win the ball and give us extra strength in the midfield. We’re in a great position in the league and need competition for places all over the park to make sure we can consistently pick up the results we need to have a successful end to the season. “I know Curtis is looking forward to getting some minutes under his belt and we may need to be patient with him while he recaptures some match sharpness, but I think there’s plenty of talent there and I’m looking forward to seeing what he can do for us.” 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 claimed that Notts County might have suffered from a "bit of anxiety" over the last two games, but suggests that a complete performance is on the cards sooner rather than later. The Magpies frittered a two-goal lead against Accrington Stanley on Friday for a 2-2 draw, a week after they did the same at Wycombe Wanderers, though they then rallied round for a 4-2 win. Nolan believes that the positive end to the 2016/17 League Two season may have played a part in this anxiety, but is eager for the players to look on the positive side and build on from there. He told the Nottingham Post: “Friday felt like a loss and everyone is down, but they’ll realise it’s been a good start with seven points out of 12. “We’re playing good stuff at times. It took us too long to get into our stride, but when we showed that quality it had an effect on Accrington. “It just feels like they’re playing with a bit of anxiety. That comes from what they’ve done. “There’s now an expectancy that they have to go out and win games at home because of what they’ve done at the end of last season. “No one will gift us anything. We are working hard, but it’s something we’ve got to get better at. We can't gift goals. “We are getting there. The complete performance can’t come soon enough. I thought we were going to get it (on Friday), but we’ve given two points away.” 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. League Two matchday 1: Coventry City 3-0 Notts County Notts County's season began on the worst possible note, falling to a heavy 3-0 defeat at Coventry City in the opening game of the campaign. The Magpies had their moments but weaknesses at the back saw the Sky Blues take full advantage, with young prodigy Jodi Jones bagging himself a hat-trick. EFL Cup first round: Scunthorpe United 3-3 Notts County (6-5 on penalties) A much-changed Notts County side put in a much improved performance against League One side Scunthorpe United at Glanford Park. Jorge Grant gave the visitors the lead, but Paddy Madden and Duane Holmes edged the Iron ahead - only for Shaun Brisley to make it 2-2 at the death. Onto extra time and Madden struck once again, but Ryan Yates forced the tie to penalties, where the hosts finally prevailed. League Two matchday 2: Notts County 2-0 Chesterfield An early-season local derby to set the pulse racing, Chesterfield did not exactly come to Notts County with the intention of playing them off the park - it turned out to be more a case of kicking and barging, with Gozie Ugwu very lucky not to be sent off, though Scott Wiseman had a worse fate, getting his marching orders close to half time. Kevin Nolan's side emerged triumphant through the prodigal loanee Jorge Grant's second and third goals of the season in all competitions. EFL Trophy Northern Group G: Notts County 2-1 Everton Under-21s A much-maligned competition in a game where Notts County were lined up against one of the teams whose admission to the tournament has been the cause of such discord, the Magpies nonetheless gave the fans who went to the game a good performance and a win. Jonathan Forte opened his account for the season before Haydn Hollis claimed a poacher's goal, and Anton Donkor's impressive strike off the post proved to be just a consolation. League Two matchday 3: Wycombe Wanderers 2-4 Notts County Another difficult proposition in the league, Notts gave a bipolar performance in which they raced into a two-goal lead, relinquished it, and struck two late goals for a flattering scoreline. Richard Duffy opened the scoring before a defensive calamity led to an own goal for the visitors, only for Nick Freeman and Joe Jacobson to draw Wycombe level. However, Jonathan Forte claimed the plaudits with a third Notts Magpies goal, before setting up Lewis Alessandra for the killer fourth. League Two matchday 4: Notts County 2-2 Accrington Stanley For the second successive game, Notts took a two-goal lead, only to capitulate and relinquish it, but there was to be no last-ditch blaze of glory as there was at Wycombe Wanderers on Friday night against Accrington Stanley, who cancelled out Jon Stead's successful spot kick and Jorge Grant's strike via Mark Hughes's goal midway through the second half and loanee Mallik Wilks's injury-time strike. Aaron Chapman, the Stanley goalkeeper, kept his team in it with a succession of fine saves. Share your thoughts about this season recap 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.
  20. Name: Wycombe 2-4 Notts County Category: Match Highlights Date Added: 2017-08-21 Submitter: Chris Highlights as Kevin Nolan's men defeated Wycombe Wanderers at Adams Park. Wycombe 2-4 Notts County Why not subscribe to PrideofNottinghamTV?
  21. Wycombe Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth has described Notts County as a "big, strong and organised" team, but suggested that his side should have defended better and was caught out by a sucker punch in their 4-2 defeat on Saturday. Richard Duffy, Jonathan Forte and Lewis Alessandra, plus an Adam El Abd own goal, netted for the Magpies at Adams Park, with the Chairboys fightback through goals from Nick Freeman and Joe Jacobson ultimately to no avail. Ainsworth told Bucks Free Press: "Fair play to County, they were big, strong and organised. We were missing a few key players. "It was disappointing and there are things to work on. I was pleased with our response in the second half after we couldn't get our foot on the ball in the first half. "After 70 minutes I was thinking there was only going to be one winner but we got done by a sucker punch. "I thought we gifted them a couple of goals and we can't do that at this level. The manner of the goals were are conceding is a concern. It isn't like we are getting torn apart with clever play." 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.
  22. The "slug" celebration from Matt Tootle in Notts County's win over Wycombe has gone Twitter famous. Honestly can't understand the meaning of it. I mean, I've done that before, but usually it's when I go through the front door at 4am on a Sunday morning eight pints and five double rum and cokes deep.
  23. Notts County's season continues to move in an upwards trajectory after an impressive display - albeit with a temporary blip - in a 4-2 win at Wycombe Wanderers in Saturday's League Two encounter at Adams Park. Richard Duffy opened the scoring with a header and some comical defending led to Adam El Abd scoring an own goal to see the Magpies two goals up early on, a position retained at the break. Wycombe, to their credit, fought back and clawed two goals back, but perseverance from Notts saw Jonathan Forte claw his side back into the lead before he laid the groundwork for Lewis Alessandra to add a killer fourth. In this article, Pride of Nottingham looks at several aspects of the game, from the performance to whether the result was fair, and how to build on from a successful weekend. Was the result fair? It’s refreshing to write this - Notts fully deserved the win and, although claiming all three points was made tougher by allowing Wycombe back into the game, County fully deserved to power on and claim the win, so absolutely fair! How did Notts play? Notts put together a fine performance in the first half, with the pressure heavily preventing Wycombe gaining any forward momentum. The opening goal saw a surge from Notts, and for the most part the football was bright. In the second half, we saw that jagged play return and Notts looked out of the game after conceding twice. Yet things clicked after Jonathan Forte scored and Notts seemed hungry for more goals! How did Wycombe Wanderers play? First half they were simply outclassed, and looked certain to fall victim to a heavy defeat – yet Gareth Ainsworth managed to spark a temporary revival which saw the host take the game to the visitors. Overall they put together a heroic performance but fell short when it truly mattered. Did our tactics work out? Kevin Nolan introduced Jorge Grant to the starting 11, and applied tactics, which would cast doubts over the ‘route one’ claims – in the first half Notts played some very good football, showing no fear against Wycombe and working hard. A relapse briefly, mostly due to a loss of focus – would eventually see two substitutions fix anything that may not have been working. The tactics from the word go, to the in-game plans worked a treat! How did the referee perform? There were some dubious decisions, yet he largely allowed the football to flow throughout the game and would only fall to some very minor criticism from me. Who do we play next? Accrington Stanley, who are they? Don’t forget that the game is played on Friday 25th due to the Forest game. How should we play them? It’s hard to consider any changes after the recent results, and performances, there are very few things to suggest. Others may wish to see Adam Collin dropped for Ross Fitzsimons but this is extremely unlikely to happen. Given the opportunity to add a bit of pace upfront instead of Jon Stead is the only change I would suggest. Notts must continue the direct approach, whilst maintaining the spirit to score and of course ensuring the play stems from the floor. I would suggest that centre of the park is the ideal area for us to explore, as there should be more time to create chances there. Wycombe fans view (courtesy of Gasroom.org): fedup1980: There is no denying that the quality of our football is very poor regardless of the goals. Shev: Left ourselves too much to do. Three of their four goals were horribly soft. At least we are finding the net - 7 in 3 games, but 8 conceded is not going to cut it. bill_stickers: I'm less angry at the 4-2 than I was at 2-0. At least we played some footie second half and it was entertaining. Their third was undeserved but the fourth just shows how poor we are defensively compared to two years ago. Shev: It did show something to get back to 2-2, but it is a shame we look so wobbly every time a ball is knocked into our box. There are going to be a lot more high scoring games, seeing as so far both teams are guaranteed two goals just for showing up. Glenactico: Similar game to Cheltenham. Stinking start left us chasing the game, then we stuff up the comeback with some woeful defending. I'd venture that our attacking football was better than County's. Second half we were excellent and looked a real threat. Could easily have put ourselves 3-2 ahead. Defensively we look horrible. Not winning enough in the air and Brown really hasn't inspired any confidence at all. wformation: A disappointing result today, but the second half did show that we can play football which is enjoyable to watch. Unfortunately, the OG in the first half and the third goal, following a foul close to our penalty area, undid the improvement. If the squad maintain the style we played in the second half I think the rest of the season could be very exciting and certainly enjoyable. Already we have scored 7 but conceded 8. So we can't say we are not seeing many goals. With the injured players back who knows how much better we might get. COYB's Share your thoughts about this tactical analysis 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.

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