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    2. Joshua

      Joshua

      A former Derby academy player, Kellan Gordon did well at Crawley and now has the chance to progress with us. I'm very pleased with this signing by Notts. He could have easily stayed in League One.

    3. BromPie

      BromPie

      It's good to see another player join us. He sounds ready for a challenge, which is great. We now have two players from Crawley, and let's hope they can help us get back to League One.

    4. Blake

      Blake

      He'll need to prove himself here, but I'm excited about the signing and hope he brings a steady level of performance to us.

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    2. RetroPie

      RetroPie

      That was a close call. People often criticise the fit and proper process, but wouldn’t he have been caught out by it?

       

    3. liampie

      liampie

      thank goodness he did not take charge and ownership of derby, had he, they might not have gone back up to the championship so soon.

    4. Fan of Big Tone

      Fan of Big Tone

      A lucky escape for Derby eh @super_ram ?

  1. So England have reached their first International Final abroad.

    The Euro 24 Final will be played in Berlin on Sunday the 14th July between Spain & England.

    Spain have been the team of the tournament so far & have won all their matches. 

    They fully deserve to be the favourites to beat England on Sunday & take the trophy back to Spain.

    But England have been improving game by game, & England were very close to their best in the first half in their semifinal against the Netherlands.

    It is going to be a fascinating match, can England tame the Spanish firepower?

    What will be Gareth Southgate's tactics, will he make changes to the England line up, or will he keep the same side & rely on substitutions as he has all this tournament.?

    Can England win their first international tournament since 1966. Will that make Southgate our most successful England Manager?

    Lots of questions to be asked. Those questions will be answered by the end of Sunday. A Sunday which could become an Historic day for English football.

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    2. Robbie
    3. liampie

      liampie

      i am not sure what the england media team expected fans to think, its not like we would wear the away shirt. our kit is virtually all white. so its common sense. 

    4. Robbie

      Robbie

      Should Cole Palmer,Ollie Watkins & Luke Shaw start the game against Spain on Sunday?

      Those two players gave England an extra impetus of movement & pace that eventually opened up the Netherlands in the last minute of the game.

      England had become increasingly pedestrian up until they both came on.

      Southgate talks about the merits of his squad system, but making substitutions so late isn't always going to work.

      I believe Luke Shaw should play instead of Trippier because he's better on the left side. And I think Watkins should come in for Kane because for me, Kane looks jaded 

      Thoughts?

  2. Who remembers him? What a waste of money.

     

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    2. RetroPie

      RetroPie

      I do remember him, but not much about what he achieved at Notts. I recall thinking that the money spent was a waste. Leeds United must have been pleased with the deal, but sadly, the funds could have been used more wisely.

    3. NottsTastic

      NottsTastic

      Things could be worse. Will Randall didn’t exactly shine at Meadow Lane. At least Tony Hackworth scored twice and made a good number of appearances. If we had paid £120k for Randall, who never had the same opportunity, I would be upset now.

    4. liampie

      liampie

      i started following notts after his arrival but it seems like a lot of money for the club to spending on one player. was it the early 00s where notts had a lot of financial issues? i feel sorry for him, because its the person who signed him who should be pointed at but i cant help but think it played part in our money troubles.

      again not tony hackworths fault, i am sure he tried.

  3. Lately, I’ve been dedicating time at the allotment to cultivate a variety of vegetables. Previously, my attention was more on plants and flowers, but I’ve shifted towards creating a more eco-friendly home. I’ve planted potatoes, carrots, beetroot, tomatoes, and rhubarb.

    Recently, I harvested some of my produce. I decided to use an old wheelbarrow to transport the ripe vegetables. However, just as I was about 10 feet from my car, the wheel came off the barrow.

    Now, I find myself in need of someone who can repair my wheelbarrow. :rollonfloorlaughing:

    @Wheelbarrow repair man.

    1. Chris

      Chris

      A future production for Aardman Animations or DreamWorks, A Tale of Vegetables on the Move. 😂

    2. Robbie

      Robbie

      @RetroPie

      I hereby induct you into the Magpie, "I had a Wheelbarrow, the wheel fell off' hall of fame.😄

       

    3. liampie

      liampie

      oh dear, i hope you managed to get them to your car okay after. just like notts, you need to reinvest in a new wheelbarrow @RetroPie.

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    2. TheSkipper

      TheSkipper

      These characters are quite interesting, though having more than one can seem eerie. I’ve seen various characters from the same creator and have been thinking about buying one for my parents. It would be a fun way to show our neighbours where our loyalties lie.

    3. KingMaynard

      KingMaynard

      These are pretty impressive. I appreciate the hand-painted details and the variety in their shirts.

    4. liampie

      liampie

      they seem to be flying off the creators work bench. :D 

  4. and I thought @Dry Nelson Rayran a professional outfit😉🤔:rollonfloorlaughing:

     

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    2. Chris

      Chris

      Well, that's awkward, isn't it? :rollonfloorlaughing:

      Home Alone Reaction GIF by MOODMAN

    3. KingMaynard

      KingMaynard

      Wrexham’s blunder is quite significant, making them appear more like a comedy club than a serious team.

    4. liampie

      liampie

      should read egg on their faces. 😂

      someone will be getting a stern telling off for this mistake.

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    2. Piethagoram

      Piethagoram

      My great aunt used to live on Villa Road, by Elm Avenue. She worked for an antiques dealer

      1 hour ago, Chris said:

      Queen's Walk always used to look like a nice place to wonder, but my Grandfather would say it was dangerous and occupied by certain people. There's some really nice areas to explore in Nottingham; there are a few places in the Meadows where I like to have walks.

      My grand mother echoed what your grandfather has said re Queens Walk.  I recall seeing the zip wire from the Clifton buses thinking that looks like fun... but I always respected by grand parents advice on perceived "no go" areas

    3. DeadlyMacca

      DeadlyMacca

      There are some lovely places to stroll around. Sadly, people tend to concentrate on parks and other public spaces. Some areas that should be safe for walking don’t appear to be, which is unfortunate.

    4. liampie

      liampie

      @Fan of Big Tone my grandma had a dog like the one in your photo, he would always get excited as family members approached her property well before the door and would try to get everyone to take him for a walk. lovely dog. that is a nice picture, tony!

    1. Chris

      Chris

      It really shouldn't be like this; if Spanish fans celebrate these incredible young talents then they shouldn't harbour any discrimination. I am sure they celebrated the achievements; there's just no need for racism.

    2. Fan of Big Tone

      Fan of Big Tone

      A fascinating read @Piethagoram it’s amazing how they’ve rose to grace the world football stage from such humble beginnings. A great story and a lesson for all young kids.

    3. liampie

      liampie

      when i first learned of nico williams, i always thought he was english. hes a very good player, which given the chance will help spain. hopefully not on sunday but he could be a big part of their future.

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    2. Chris

      Chris

      Oh wow, I would have loved that! The only time I would have caught using my phone, would be to snap pictures of the scenery and memories @Fan of Big Tone! It's typical teens these days, they're too glued to technology.

      I think it was Toton where @cheeky~k8 planned for us to go have a family day, there was an old steam train in service their that did a short track, but it was closed by time we found it. Around 2pm, but I recall seeing many old abandoned trains and information. I have never been on a steam train to my recollection, my grandfather Ray loved them and one of my favourite films is The Railway Children.

      Back on subject, It's nice to see Loughborough preserving this type of thing and trying to keep it going.

    3. Fan of Big Tone

      Fan of Big Tone

      21 minutes ago, Chris said:

      Oh wow, I would have loved that! The only time I would have caught using my phone, would be to snap pictures of the scenery and memories @Fan of Big Tone! It's typical teens these days, they're too glued to technology.

      Indeed, it was something I was really looking forward to having lived in the steam era, I tried to engage them by telling them my memories of steam trains but they were bored. In fact the whole day was a disaster because Whitby was absolutely packed with holiday makers so it wasn’t much fun.

    4. liampie

      liampie

      i would love this too! i find the idea really relaxing. i have read about the afternoon tea steam trains which are costly but would be a once in a life time experience.

      its a shame that they are not appreciated by some youngsters, but i suppose it can be hard competing against technology.

  5. With the recent outgoings the Notts senior Squad is down to twenty players & included in that squad is three goalkeepers.

    So now Notts have a total of just seventeen senior outfield players to start the season. In my opinion that makes the squad thin on the ground to say the lesst.

    It seems to me that Notts need another five more senior players to make our squad strong enough to challenge for promotion next season.

    I believe Notts need two further defenders, a right sided wing back, and two attacking midfielders, to take the squad number up to twenty five players, plus the juniors 

    Do you think we need more additions to the Notts squad, if so,  in what positions do you think we need additional players, is the squad strong enough to challenge for honours next season?

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    2. Robbie

      Robbie

      @Pies79 To be fair to Junior has hasn't had much opportunity to shine being down the pecking order. He's pretty fast on the ground so he could be used as a winger, then get another striker in.

      I spoke just after the season finished that the three promoted teams proved that a large strong squad is essential in League 2.

      Notts only need 3 or 4 players to pick up injuries and they will struggle to fill a substitutes bench.

      Palmer & Scott have not yet proved that they are the same players after long term injury, so that's a worry too 

    3. Chris

      Chris

      Junior Morias impressed me when he had cameo appearances, it left me asking why we don't see him more but with the options we have it would always be difficult to feature him. Now, Macaulay Langstaff has departed it does present the chance where he could feature more - provided the club doesn't deem the void left needing to be filled. I think some of the criticism for Morias comes from him missing so much due to injuries (although I am dubious he was actually injured).

      We need more depth, I do hope that we don't rely on signing just trialists. It would be a smart choice to continue the strong recruitment, so we can add further quality and depth, with the trialist becoming signings of 'potential'.

      I don't want to use the term 'squad members' because I feel the way we are building, any player could get a chance to play. It's important we make the competition for first team places down to performances.

    4. liampie

      liampie

      i dont want to sound like one of those fans with unreasonable expectations, but with the sale of macaulay langstaff we do need some signings which restores the faith and ambition of pushing for promotion from league two. i dont know if its planned to save, reinvest into wages or whatever.

      yet if the club could spend 100-200k on bringing in further talent.

      i think fans would shut up about langstaff, maybe even get behind stuart maynard more. thing is, clubs will believe we can pay more for players with the sale, so we have to be careful and spend what resources we have carefully. yet it would signify good intentions and go along way to adding further quality to the squad.

  6. It’s Friday again, how are we all?

    I’m feeling pretty good after a night catching up with an old friend over a pint last night, sadly he’s a Forest fan but apart from that he’s an ok guy.

    Tomorrow it’s park run day, it’ll be number 101 for me so I’ll be able to wear my new running shirt.

    Sunday well we know what’s happening then don’t we? I’ll probably be watching at home with a pint I’m not into large crowds or busy pubs, Mrs. T enjoys watching too so we’ll both enjoy the match.

    How’s your weekend shaping up? Or anything else you want to chat about or get off your chest.

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    2. Chris

      Chris

      I still need a weekend off, so I won't be doing much. I might try to coax everyone to watch a film together, we haven't done that for a while and I wouldn't mind making popcorn for it.

      Otherwise, I plan to do nothing.

      I'll be sure to give @super_ram a few video calls, as Ava has mentioned wanting to tell him something. 😂

    3. Chris

      Chris

      I totally forgot about the Euro final, so Sunday I should see @super_ram anyway - if he will have us over again. :D

      Also, @super_pie wants to go meet up with my brother tomorrow to play Pokemon Go. So, my lazy and carefree weekend is out of the window. Yet there's no better way to watch England, than with my dad and son.

      It reminded me of rushing home from school to watch Euro 96, 3pm kick offs really made it a rush.

      It's finally our year! It's coming home!! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

    4. liampie

      liampie

      i hope everyone has a great weekend has booked time to watch their tv come the final of the euros on sunday. :D 

  7. Lots of chatter about the England Penalty that was given in the first half against the Netherlands, when the Netherlands player was adjudged to have fouled Harry Kane when Harry was shooting for goal.

    The Ref initially didn't give it, but it went to VAR and VAR adjudged foul play.

    If that incident had occurred outside the penalty area the Ref would have blown for a foul straight away.

    For me, it should make no difference whether inside or outside the penalty area. A foul is a foul & should be given as such. 

    A defender should not be given the benefit of the doubt just because it is inside the penalty area.

    The Dutch player had his foot up and caught Kane, which could have resulted in a serious injury for Kane.

    Thoughts?

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    2. OoooooTommy

      OoooooTommy

      It doesn't matter what I think; the referee awarded it, and only the Dutch will be complaining. If any English fans complain about it, they need their heads examined.

    3. DeadlyMacca

      DeadlyMacca

      Dutch supporters are grumbling, claiming that Saka allegedly used both hands to handle the ball. However, the video evidence doesn’t support their claim. It’s surprising to see them react so strongly, much like mixing milk with orange juice, but they’re expressing their disappointment nonetheless.

    4. liampie

      liampie

      @DeadlyMacca and yet the hand ball technology did not detect anything. 🤔

      they will use hard to determine angles, but the footage i have seen in articles was the angle we saw the game in. i dont think saka handled the ball at all.

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    2. Fozzy
    3. RetroPie

      RetroPie

      His stint at Notts doesn’t seem to have done much for his career. If he was happy warming the bench, it suggests a lack of ambition and determination. Notts needs the exact opposite, players who are at the top of their game. While I wish him well, I’m glad he’s moved on.

    4. NottsTastic

      NottsTastic

      Goodbye and good riddance. He acted like he was something special and treated his time at Notts as if it was just a paid holiday. When he first signed with us, I know someone who asked for a photo. He agreed, but I heard he was always complaining and trying to hurry things along.

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    2. DeadlyMacca

      DeadlyMacca

      He has the potential to improve and ticks the boxes. Younger fans could look up to him because of his great background in football. I'm not sure why he's on trial with us unless we're still thinking of signing someone more experienced.

    3. Super_Danny_Allsopp

      Super_Danny_Allsopp

      Would be a more typical radar signing. Strong youth background, proven himself in leagues below, similar to Nemane, Francis

    4. RetroPie

      RetroPie

      It would be sensible to consider this player. He could provide more options and might be willing to compete for his spot in the team, which is exactly what we need. Given that the club has several left-footed defenders, a right-footed one would be a good addition.

  8. The luck of the draw has come out in England's favour. England have been given a very favourable last 16 match against Slovakia who are ranked 45th in the FIFA rankings.

    In the quarter finals, England could play either Switzerland or Italy, who meet in a last 16 match 

    Their semi-final opponents will then come from the eventual winners of Romania vs Netherlands and Austria vs Turkey, so any one of those four teams.

    With Italy not firing on all cylinders, England will never have a better opportunity to get to the final, where they could play either, Germany, Spain, Portugal or France who are all in the other half of the draw.

    So PON members, can they do it?

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    2. Piethagoram
    3. DeadlyMacca

      DeadlyMacca

      We’ve ticked the box and reached the final. Let’s keep believing! It’s coming home!!

    4. RetroPie

      RetroPie

      The question seems a bit pointless now. I’m delighted to see England make it to another successful final. :D 

    1. KB1862

      KB1862

      I read and heard it's also the latest goal ever scored in a Euros semi final during regulation time as well. 

    2. liampie

      liampie

      i think cole palmer has shown he deserves more time in games, people keep going on about jude bellingham and phil foden being the best number 9s. palmer will play in any position for england and changes the outcome when he does. i think despite the lack of minutes, he has been one of the better players throughout the tournement.

    3. Chris

      Chris

      Interesting to know, @super_pie was very quick to point out that Cole Palmer got the assist. It felt like Michael Owen type moment, when he scored against Argentina after coming on.

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    2. NottsCountyKev

      NottsCountyKev

      Well said in the message. It’s high time that England excelled in major tournaments.

    3. KB1862

      KB1862

      I love the back and forth banter between England and Germany. This is a great message. 

    4. Chris

      Chris

      I wouldn't have expected it, but it's a good touch on the Embassy's part.

      England being this successful in recent years, it's been long due. Fingers crossed, they'll be congratulations us come the final. 👍🏻

  9. Macca has left the Club & gone to pastures new. 

    I cannot think of a better number nine since I have been supporting Notts.

    That's not to say that Notts have not had some brilliant number nines down the years because they have.

    But maybe that could be for a future topic, I'm wondering which current player will take over the mantle of wearing the number nine shirt now Macca has gone.

    Of course Notts may surprise us & bring in a new number nine, but from our current crop of attackers, who should have the number nine shirt?

    There is a choice of course, from either, Jatta, Scott, McGoldrick or Morias.

    All of them are quite capable of taking over the coveted position.

    I have my choice, who is yours?

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    2. menzinho

      menzinho

      Jatta has only played 10 games and scored 5 goals, when you consider he was settling in for most of it that's very good. It took Ruben a while to get into his stride, the early signs for Jatta are very encouraging. Nothing against Scott, I think him Jatta should work well together, but I can see him playing a deeper role too. Jatta as the main striker for me!

    3. ARLukomski

      ARLukomski

      One of Ruari Paton, Brad Young, Michael Mellon, Will Evans, Colm Whelan, Johnny Kenny or Lee Bonis hopefully 

    4. TheSkipper

      TheSkipper

      I don’t anticipate the club signing a striker anytime soon. The presence of the young lad from Derby among our trialists reinforces my belief that we’ll give our current forwards a chance. They may not get the number 9 shirt, which I think will be reserved for a special announcement. I suspect this will happen during the January transfer window, with the club using it to signal their intent to push for promotion. Players like Junior Morias, who don’t get much game time, deserve a chance. The number 9 shirt should be saved for a high-profile signing in January.

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    2. CliftonMagpie

      CliftonMagpie

      He appeared to be a robust player with considerable strength, from what I’ve seen, and he had an amazing knack for scoring goals. I’ve read about Tony Hateley here and at Liverpool. I know he’s greatly admired by the Scousers, perhaps not as much as us, but he had a remarkable stint with Notts. His return worked out well, which is rare for good players. Even Ronaldo wasn’t as impressive during his second spell at Manchester United, but Hateley played for Notts as if he owed them something.

    3. eighteensixtytwo

      eighteensixtytwo

      Tony Hateley will always be remembered as a remarkable player for Notts. This club was like home to him, and he always fit right in when he wore our shirt. He’s an icon from the days when we had a formidable strike force.

    4. TheSkipper

      TheSkipper

      Some of Notts’ older stars, like Tony Hateley, have left a significant mark on the club. From what I’ve read, Hateley was instrumental to Notts, scoring crucial goals and bolstering the team. His legacy will undoubtedly continue to influence the club, as highlighted in the Alumni article.

  10. One of my favourite places

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    2. CliftonMagpie

      CliftonMagpie

      I haven’t visited, but many of these types of islands seem to offer a more relaxed and laid-back atmosphere, which is very appealing for escaping the hustle and bustle of modern life. How many times have you visited, @Piethagoram?

    3. Piethagoram

      Piethagoram

      @CliftonMagpieJust the once, it's not an easy place to get to!

    4. TheSkipper

      TheSkipper

      Greenland appears to be a beautiful place where one could immerse oneself in nature, despite its sparse population. Nature documentaries suggest that both Greenland and the Faroe Islands remain largely unspoiled by human activity.

  11. A new thread of Cartoon capers for your enjoyment beginning with Tom and Jerry.

     

  12. This is the thread for some light relief & for having a laugh. If you have a joke to share, post it on this thread. If you have a clip of any of the stand up comedians, post it here.😀

     

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