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  1. Time for yet another round of fixtures - these are for Tuesday and kick off at 7pm (except the Dover match, which kicks off at 7.45pm). Good luck, and remember your jokers!

     

    Bristol City v Huddersfield Town

    Millwall v Watford

    Wigan Athletic v Blackpool

    Rochdale v Oxford United

    Newport County v Carlisle United

    Salford City v Cambridge United

    Torquay United v Sutton United

    Dover Athletic v Barnet

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    2. liampie

      liampie

      Bristol City 0-0 Huddersfield Town

      Millwall 0-2 Watford

      Wigan Athletic 1-0 Blackpool

      Rochdale 1-2 Oxford United

      Newport County 0-1 Carlisle United

      Salford City 2-3 Cambridge United

      Torquay United 1-0 Sutton United

      Dover Athletic 1-4 Barnet joker

    3. Megan_Elizax

      Megan_Elizax

      Bristol City 2-0 Huddersfield Town

      Millwall 1-2 Watford (Joker)

      Wigan Athletic 1-0 Blackpool

      Rochdale 0-2 Oxford United

      Newport County 0-2 Carlisle United

      Salford City 1-1 Cambridge United

      Torquay United 2-2 Sutton United

      Dover Athletic 0-0 Barnet

    4. ARLukomski

      ARLukomski

      Bristol City 2-0 Huddersfield Town (Joker)

      Millwall 0-2 Watford

      Wigan Athletic 1-1 Blackpool

      Rochdale 1-3 Oxford United

      Newport County 1-1 Carlisle United

      Salford City 1-1 Cambridge United

      Torquay United 1-0 Sutton United

      Dover Athletic 1-2 Barnet

  2. Hi everyone, here's the next batch of prediction league fixtures - if you can fit it in amongst your busy social calendars, of course ;) Kick-off is Saturday at 3pm, so I'll need your submissions by then, and you have one joker each!

     

    QPR v Derby County

    Gillingham v Rochdale

    Ipswich Town v Peterborough United

    Portsmouth v Hull City

    Leyton Orient v Forest Green Rovers

    Port Vale v Walsall

    Chesterfield v Wrexham

    Dagenham & Redbridge v King's Lynn

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    2. william1984

      william1984

      QPR 0 - 1 Derby County joker

      Gillingham 2 - 1 Rochdale

      Ipswich Town 1 - 1 Peterborough Utd

      Portsmouth 1 - 2 Hull City

      Leyton Orient 1 - 0 Forest Green Rovers

      Port Vale 1 - 1 Walsall

      Chesterfield 1 - 2 Wrexham

      Dagenham & Redbridge 1 - 0 King's Lynn

    3. barnet11uk

      barnet11uk

      QPR 0-2 Derby County

      Gillingham 2-0 Rochdale

      Ipswich Town 0-2 Peterborough United

      Portsmouth 2-1 Hull City

      Leyton Orient 2-1 Forest Green Rovers

      Port Vale 1-0 Walsall

      Chesterfield 2-0 Wrexham (Joker) 

      Dagenham & Redbridge 2-0 King's Lynn

    4. DangerousSausage

      DangerousSausage

      The results:

      QPR 0-1 Derby County
      Gillingham 2-2 Rochdale
      Ipswich Town 0-1 Peterborough United
      Portsmouth 0-4 Hull City
      Leyton Orient 0-1 Forest Green Rovers
      Port Vale 1-3 Walsall
      Chesterfield 2-1 Wrexham
      Dagenham & Redbridge 3-2 King's Lynn

      Bad news for the chasing pack - this week's winner is @Megan_Elizax with 11 points!

      @Megan_Elizax - 11
      @super_ram - 9
      @DangerousSausage, @william1984 - 8
      @Dan - 7
      @4everapie - 6
      @barnet11uk - 5
      @nottsnutter - 3
      @ARLukomski, @Dripsey3, @GrannyPie, @magpiejue, @jimbob - 2

      So this is what the table looks like. @Megan_Elizax now leads outright, while @Dan moves into second!

      Megan_Elizax - 135
      Dan - 128
      AR Lukomski - 126
      super_ram - 122
      Dripsey3 - 122
      DangerousSausage - 120
      nottsnutter - 110
      william1984 - 108
      GrannyPie - 107
      4everapie - 103
      magpiejue - 94
      CliftonMagpie - 89
      liampie - 87
      KB1862 - 84
      barnet11uk - 83
      Chris - 76
      jimbob - 71
      allardyces tash - 70
      TheSkipper - 42
      Alex - 42
      Canadian - 26
      weymouthPIE - 22

      The next round is on this coming Tuesday, so the fixtures are online now. Thanks for playing!

  3. Game 20 - The Gulls (H)

    Team: Torquay United

    Date: 23/01/2021

    Where: Meadow Lane



    What line-up should Neal Ardley opt for? What will be the key areas for the Magpies to get a victory? What do you think the final score will be?

    Have your say below, join in with the Pride of Nottingham match discussion.

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    2. liampie

      liampie

      i dont think a draw is a bad result, a win would have been nice but i think the draw might come down to the players of both teams thinking the season will be suspended or whatever. i am happy for us to take the point, i just hope it means something in the long term.

    3. DangerousSausage

      DangerousSausage

      Not a bad result, but not the result we needed. Torquay have got a clean sheet and a point away from home, and they've prevented a potential rival from closing the gap. They'll be pleased.

      Overall it was a very hard-working display against a good team. The first half had 0-0 written all over it - we didn't have any clear chances, partly because of our reluctance to commit men up front, and the same applied for Torquay. We occasionally had a sniff due to a couple of dodgy back passes, but that was it. Both teams grew braver as the second half wore on, both had some good chances and could have won it, so a draw was fair in the end. It's just a bit of a shame we're unwilling to pull the trigger at times.

    4. DonnyNotts

      DonnyNotts

      I agree a point is a point, and in general terms a good one against a very good well managed team. But it was a home game and if we harbour Hope's of promotion these are the games we need to win. We have not been bad this season, just not good enough in too many games. I would say that while we may still be in contention for promotion,  we look a long way off at the moment. 

  4. So the NL's version of the mickey mouse cup johnstone paint trophy or whatever it's called, is the FA trophy (I think)

    As with the JPT, nobody cares until they get close to the final and a potential trip to Wembley. However with no fans in attendance, it hardly seems worth the effort. Add on to that the hectic schedule we face because on postponements, then it becomes a pain in the backside. 

    Is anybody going to watch this? I have no interest, but we've been so starved of Notts action that I was thinking about changing my mind this morning. However, apparently Stockport's pitch is stuffed, so I will probably wait until right before KO before purchasing a streaming package, if I do at all.

    Hoping for a good performance, lovely passing motion, fluid movement, Notts 90% possession, their keeper has the game of his life and they score a complete fluke... straight in from the corner, keeper no chance, their only shot of the game from their only corner....

    and Notts are knocked out. What a shame. 

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    2. Elite_pie

      Elite_pie

      21 hours ago, Super_Danny_Allsopp said:

      Can remember we lost to them before in the FA Cup, was it around 2007 time? Seem to remember it was Matt Somner playing, who should on talent have been playing for them rather than us. 

      Correct, it was on 1st December 2007.  They beat us 0-1 at Meadow Lane in front of 3,810 fans in the second round of the FA Cup.  McParland was manager, and this was the full Notts team:

      Notts County: Pilkington, Canoville, Tann, Hunt, Mayo, Somner, MacKenzie (Butcher 79), Silk (Lee 59), Dudfield, Sam, Weston (Weir-Daley 64).
      Subs Not Used: Sandercombe, Pearce.

      One thing I remember from the game was someone on a messageboard titling their match review 'Haven't a Clueville 0-1 Havant and Waterlooville'!

    3. Super_Danny_Allsopp

      Super_Danny_Allsopp

      14 minutes ago, Elite_pie said:

      Correct, it was on 1st December 2007.  They beat us 0-1 at Meadow Lane in front of 3,810 fans in the second round of the FA Cup.  McParland was manager, and this was the full Notts team:

      Notts County: Pilkington, Canoville, Tann, Hunt, Mayo, Somner, MacKenzie (Butcher 79), Silk (Lee 59), Dudfield, Sam, Weston (Weir-Daley 64).
      Subs Not Used: Sandercombe, Pearce.

      One thing I remember from the game was someone on a messageboard titling their match review 'Haven't a Clueville 0-1 Havant and Waterlooville'!

      😆😄
      That really was quite an awful side, with the exception of Pilkington, Hunt, Butcher and maybe even Weston. The rest are absolute dross. I remember a few signing from Boston (Steve Thompson link?) and we really were scratching around for players from anywhere for very little. It's amazing that this team even stayed up.

       

    4. liampie

      liampie

      the competition is still a joke, i think it should be scrapped for this season.

  5. For 2 weeks:
    https://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/national-league-statement-two-week-suspension-to-n-65013

    What a complete shambles that is. Suspended? What exactly do they think will change in the next 2 weeks? Clubs like Dorking have said that it is 'not safe' to carry on. You can bet every penny you have that it'd be safe enough should the government have kept giving them money. Most of these clubs that were suspending their seasons with or without NL gratification are clubs around the relegation spots... what a surprise. 

    I fear the National League won't be far behind. 

    1. Fozzy

      Fozzy

      Slippery slope, once you suspend the season it will be a lot harder to get started up again. I think they will be looking at nearer six weeks and if not by then, I can see them null & voiding the whole season as there will be no hope of finishing it.

    2. DangerousSausage

      DangerousSausage

      I don't see what good a two-week break does. There's certainly an argument to be had that players are putting themselves in harm's way for their (non-essential) jobs, but that won't have changed in two weeks. And if the NL decides to finish the season after all, the break will add to the fixture pile-up. They just don't know what to do.

      It's certainly a difficult situation and no-one knows how it'll pan out, but the second wave wasn't exactly a surprise. Why was there no contingency planning?

    3. liampie

      liampie

      On 22/01/2021 at 17:42, Fozzy said:

      Slippery slope, once you suspend the season it will be a lot harder to get started up again. I think they will be looking at nearer six weeks and if not by then, I can see them null & voiding the whole season as there will be no hope of finishing it.

      think once you suspend one league, its likely that others will do. i think clubs should be going down the private vaccination route to keep football ongoing as well as it can be. issue with suspending the league is its unlikely to resolve anything. teams seem to be falling with cases and it will only re start once the league resumes unless measures are taken to safe guard the players in the first place.

  6. Enzio Boldewijn has done a podcast which may be of interest to some on here. Talk on Notts starts about 25 mins in but his bit on Crawley was quite interesting too. 

     

    1. liampie

      liampie

      decent podcast, would like the crawley enzio here. he can be a good player but he has one or two very good games then a heap of nothing. fans are a bit fickle with him too, some are harsh and others up his ***e.

  7. Slocombe 6 - Commanded well. Had one iffy moment but sound

    Brindley 7 - Kept Whitfield quiet for large parts of the game. Great performance

    Rawlinson 7 - Excellent defending and very cool with the ball at his feet

    Lacey 7 - Like Rawlo, kept their usually potent frontline at bay 

    Kelly-Evans 7 - Got forward numerous times and linked up well with others

    Doyle 8 - Superb with the ball at his feet and helped us playing through the middle

    Reeves 7 - Started well but takes way way too many touches when he doesn't need to and passes it backwards when he doesn't need too

    Boldewijn 5 - Lost the ball too many times and his decision making was a bit erratic. A few good runs forward

    Rodrigues 7 - Continues to be a brilliant performer. So much went through him. But please just shoot more

    Effiong 7 - Grafted and gave Kyle Cameron nightmares in the 1st half. 

    Wootton 5 - Positioning wasn't great but did what he could. How he hasn't scored that late on I will never know. It's unmissable

     

    Sam 6 - Linked the play up nicely when he came on and put two inviting crosses into the box

    O'Brien 5 - Didn't really do much when he came on but set up a great chance late on for Kyle

    Miller N/A - Subbed for Brindley late on

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    3. Elite_pie

      Elite_pie

      37 minutes ago, Piethagoram said:

      I just wasted my time!  Those ratings really do beggar belief, instead of watching the game they must have put several balls numbered 6, 7 and 8 into a bag and just drawn them out at random.

      Once again, we had too many average performances, nobody was especially poor or good.  I would probably give Rodriguez MOM, because most of our creative moments involved him.  Enzio and Wootton disappointed, both are capable of better.  On the face of it a draw against the top of the league isn't a bad result, but it's not what we need.  Torquay will definitely be the happier of the two teams, and the playoffs are now our only realistic ambition.

    4. Super_Danny_Allsopp

      Super_Danny_Allsopp

      Slocombe 6 - Generally OK, couple of dodgy decision making but not paid to pay. 

      Brindley 7.5 - Very good defensively, some great last-ditch tackles.

      Rawlinson 7.5 - Excellent.

      Lacey 7.5 - Excellent.

      Kelly-Evans 7.5 - Very good defensively and joined attacks with effect sometimes. 

      Doyle 7.5 - Spreading passes about and did a captain's job by being in the referee's ear to put Notts' point across, counteracting the Torquay players doing the same. Whether intentional or not, when he goes forward to stand over the player rolling around after Enzio's challenge early on, it takes the attention away from the challenge itself, which was easily a yellow and even possibly a red. These small things are often important.

      Reeves 5 - Takes too long to make decisions. Couple of wayward passes in dangerous areas went unpunished. Takes an age to shoot. Why he wanted to take a touch when the ball bobbled to him in the box, only he knows, put your foot through the thing! 

      Boldewijn 5 - End product so wayward. It felt at one point a couple of seasons ago that if Enzio got the ball and ran at defenders just outside the box, there was a 80% chance he'd score.... now it feels like there needs to be a warning for low-flying aircraft. 

      Rodrigues 7 - Creative... always looks to be positive. Sometimes his final pass was missing today and somebody please coach him to shoot. 

      Effiong 6.5 - Exciting signing the way he started. He wins a lot in the air and is mobile too, causes defenders a problem by his physicality and is handy with the ball too. Seemed to fade in the second half (fitness).

      Wootton 5 - Really quite poor. Again did a lot of falling over (refs gave him nothing and rightly so). Missed a couple of gilt-edged chances. Sometimes guilty of overplaying...a natural finisher would be shooting when he's trying to play one-twos into the back of the net. Too tidy and it becomes obvious. 

       

      Sam 6 - Far too static at times. Doyle shouted at him twice and maybe he's not much of a thinker? Seemed like Doyle had to tell him what to do. Then played some good balls and had a shot which some of the other forward players could learn from. 

      O'Brien N/A- Didn't really affect the game.

      Miller N/A - 


      Knowles again warming the pine as fourth/fifth choice striker. Either use him if he's good enough or if he's not, send him back and lets try and get somebody in that knows where the net is.

      3 hours ago, Piethagoram said:

      I don't normally agree with Leigh Curtis' ratings that are often far too high and he has too many favourites, but jesus wept... 

  8. Game 21 - The Moors (A)

    Team: Solihull Moors

    Date: 26/01/2021

    Where: Damson Park



    What line-up should Neal Ardley opt for? What will be the key areas for the Magpies to get a victory? What do you think the final score will be?

    Have your say below, join in with the Pride of Nottingham match discussion.

  9. Seeming as I'm the rabid dog politician on here, seems the good ship Tory Brexit really is on the rocks with ministers quitting right left and centre so far today!

    When Davis went this morning most main stream media forgot to mention his whole team went with him!

    Now with that fool Johnson leaving by the back door the current state of play for the Tories is not great. We have a leader propped up by the DUP votes, who, if it carries on the way it has so far today, will neutralise the majority of the DUP in the space of 72 hours?

    Can't see how this car crash can be repaired now from a Tory side of things. Unless they go full on Victorian and bring in an idiot like Mogg and his top hat. 

    Looks like another General Election sooner than most thought!

  10. Coronavirus do you think it will spread further into the UK? Every 5-10 years, something like this happens but it's the first thing the media here has me concerned about.

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    2. Fozzy

      Fozzy

      9 hours ago, Piethagoram said:

       

      I thought this was actually one of Tony Blair's better ideas, vaccinate as many people as possible once in order to lift lockdown's sooner.

      Can't see an issue in doing this with the Pfizer jab as it gives quite a high level of efficacy after one jab, maybe more of a problem with the Oxford jab as it takes both injections to get to over 60% efficacy.

      The main aim is to get hospitalisations down, so would think the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation know what they are doing, especially with the chair being one of the developers of the Oxford vaccine (although he sat out of this discussion so as not to compromise his position).

    3. Fozzy

      Fozzy

      On 13/01/2021 at 07:57, Piethagoram said:

       

      Interesting thread and as I thought, the only real need for a mask outdoors is if you're in a location where you will struggle to social distance.

      She has a very unfortunate name though 😱

       

    4. Super_Danny_Allsopp

      Super_Danny_Allsopp

      I'm quite worried the direction the UK government is going. Now it seems to want to pursue the elimination method. Somebody needs to tell them they probably should've done that a whole year ago....

       

  11. Tom Walker and Matty Wolfe's loan deals are expiring on 3rd Jan.

    Do you want to keep either of them for the rest of the season?

    Personally I don't think we've seen the best of Walker, but with Roberts hopefully fit mid Jan I'm not sure he'd get much game time. As for Wolfe - given he's played 1 FA Trophy game -I don't think Barnsley will let him come back!

    I think we'll need another CM to provide competition for Reeves/Doyle (they aren't getting much at the moment), someone actually good enough (in NA eyes) to displace one of them.

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    2. DangerousSausage

      DangerousSausage

      Knowles is a strange one. I can't see what he gains by going from being a bit-part player at Mansfield to being a bit-part player for us. He's still very young so he won't be the finished article, but from his point of view it'd have been more sensible to drop down another level and be playing more regular football. It's done Osborne a world of good and helped Roberts get his mojo back before he came to us. It's moot now anyway. Likewise Wolfe - I'm not sure what him, us or Barnsley have gained by him playing two FA Trophy matches. With the squad being thin anyway, we need our loanees to be in or around the first team. At the minute the loanees aren't really competing for a first team place (or aren't being given the chance) and the team virtually names itself.

    3. Chris

      Chris

      I have read that we want a left-back (which we can do without), unless Chickensen is out for the most part of the season - McCrory not sure what's going off with him but DKE does well enough.

      CM/LB are the rumoured positions Ardley is chasing.

      On 18/01/2021 at 08:46, Super_Danny_Allsopp said:

      I think we might be pissing off other clubs when it comes to loaning their players who we have no intention of actually fielding. 

      I don't think we are, Sam hasn't done that well here and that's down to him. Clubs understand the risk of loaning out players, it's a gamble and the stats show in football a lot of the players pushed out are the ones managers are unsure about. Yes, everyone hyped Sam up originally after the NEP did the story about him being destined to break into the Sheffield United squad. Truth be said, it's unlikely unless he takes what chances he gets when he plays.

    4. Super_Danny_Allsopp

      Super_Danny_Allsopp

      17 hours ago, Chris said:

      I have read that we want a left-back (which we can do without), unless Chickensen is out for the most part of the season - McCrory not sure what's going off with him but DKE does well enough.

      CM/LB are the rumoured positions Ardley is chasing.

      I don't think we are, Sam hasn't done that well here and that's down to him. Clubs understand the risk of loaning out players, it's a gamble and the stats show in football a lot of the players pushed out are the ones managers are unsure about. Yes, everyone hyped Sam up originally after the NEP did the story about him being destined to break into the Sheffield United squad. Truth be said, it's unlikely unless he takes what chances he gets when he plays.

      McCrory is out for pretty much the season, he has just had surgery.

      Chicksen I have no idea... maybe Ardley doesn't fancy him anymore? None of the journalists have bothered to ask him. 

      Every club up and down the land wants their loan youngsters to be playing games, without exception and anyone claiming the opposite is simply wrong. It's exactly the point of the loan, to see if the player progresses with first team men's football experience and it is these performances they will judge them on and see how they perform on the training pitch when they return.

      What they are not looking to do is send them from their academy/reserves whatever, to go and train with a non-league club with an inferior training setup. That achieves nothing and the respective clubs aren't going to see how they've advanced based on a training report from Greg Abbott and be gleaming that 'they've learnt well from a 55 year-old Michael Doyle'. If you are a player or coach or manager from one of these clubs, looking in at a loan offer from Notts, do you think 'well x went there and played 2 fa trophy games', or do you check their past loans and see that none of them get any game time?  I know I would. 

  12. Yeovil Town can confirm that our upcoming games against Notts County and Solihull Moors have been postponed.

    This is due to a positive COVID-19 case within the Yeovil camp. The club has now entered an isolation period which will end on Monday 25th January.

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    2. DonnyNotts

      DonnyNotts

      Now with the funding issue I can see at least a temporary halt to the season, maybe even a  premature end.

    3. liampie

      liampie

      the postponed games are becoming a right mess, its also annoying. i get that covid cant be helped but some teams magically seem to fall down with it when it suites them.

    4. Super_Danny_Allsopp

      Super_Danny_Allsopp

      6 hours ago, DonnyNotts said:

      Now with the funding issue I can see at least a temporary halt to the season, maybe even a  premature end.

      Yep.

      It's the tin pot clubs and the piss poor board at league level to blame.

      Instead of rationing the initial funds correctly for a subsidy to non-existent crowds, they allowed clubs like Boreham Wood to make a profit from the whole situation, while other clubs that actually have fans get shafted. 

      Now add in that the same tin pot clubs that are down the bottom end of the table and the golden money tree has dried up, want to finish the season and are actively lobbying to do so.

      What a shambles. Welcome to non-league. 

  13. Measured responses, though do fear for youth set up next season if we fail to get promoted

    1. allardyces tash

      allardyces tash

      Good responses, which is exactly what you would want from a professional football club. First time the answers have been meaningful and on the ball, rather than spun and hyped up.

    2. liampie

      liampie

      with the lack of news and regular updates i found this to be a welcomed addition. i liked the answers, i thought they carefully responded and kept to the point. its good to see that they are quite open. no doubt the media team would have selected and shortened down the list, but at least we had a chance to ask.

      good move by notts.

  14. Aldershot Town
    Ricky Miller - Free Agent (ST) - Free

    Barnet
    Liam Daly - Gloucester City (CB) - Undisclosed
    Ben Richards-Everton - Bradford City (CB) - Free
    Themis Kefalas - Queens Park Rangers (CB) - Loan

    Boreham Wood
    Junior Morias - St Mirren (ST) - Loan

    Bromley
    Charlie Wakefield - Wealdstone (W) - Free

    Chesterfield
    Jack Clarke - Aston Villa (CM) - Loan
    Marcus Dinanga - Stevenage (ST) - Loan
    Alex Whittle - Gloucester City (LB) - Free

    Halifax Town
    Lewis Mansell - Accrington Stanley (ST) - Loan
    Jean Leroy-Belehouan - Sheffield United (CB) - Loan

    King's Lynn Town
    Alex Kiwomya - Chesterfield (W) - Free

    Notts County
    Inih Effiong - Stevenage (ST) - Loan
    Calvin Miller - Harrogate Town (W) - Loan

    Solihull Moors
    Nathan Cameron - Free Agent (CB) - Free

    Sutton United
    Rhys Browne - Wealdstone (W) - Free
    Ben Margetson - Cardiff City (RB/CB) - Loan

    Wealdstone
    Maxime Kouogun - Free Agent (CB) - Free

    Torquay United
    Rob Street - Crystal Palace (ST) - Loan

    Yeovil Town
    Reuben Reid - Cheltenham Town (ST) - Free
    Alex Bradley - Lincoln City (W/CAM) - Loan

    1. Super_Danny_Allsopp

      Super_Danny_Allsopp

      Reuben Reid to Yeovil is a surprising one. Played for a number of clubs at L2 level and always been quite a handful at that level and still only 32. 

    2. liampie

      liampie

      a few good signings on paper, but no team seems to be strengthening more than they must. i think it shows how teams arent risking the covid cash flow problems.

  15. You can't predict much in this life - when will things return to normal? And will we ever play a football match again? So have a go at these fixtures instead. Kick-off is 3pm on Saturday, so I'll need your predictions in by then, and don't forget your jokers!

     

    Blackburn Rovers v Stoke City

    Bristol City v Preston North End

    Plymouth Argyle v Crewe Alexandra

    Rochdale v Wigan Athletic

    Leyton Orient v Morecambe

    Newport County v Salford City

    Maidenhead United v Yeovil Town

    Wrexham v Dover Athletic

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    2. william1984

      william1984

      Blackburn Rovers 2-0 Stoke City joker

      Bristol City 2-1 Preston North End

      Plymouth Argyle 2-1 Crewe Alexandra

      Rochdale 1-1 Wigan Athletic

      Leyton Orient 0-1 Morecambe

      Newport County 2-1 Salford City

      Maidenhead United P-P Yeovil Town

      Wrexham 1-1 Dover Athletic 

    3. magpiejue

      magpiejue

      Blackburn 1 v Stoke 2

      Bristol City 1 v Crewe 2 jkr

      Plymouth 1 v Crewe

      Rochdale 1 v Wigan 2

      Orient 2 v Morecambe 2

      Newport 2 v Salford 1

      Maidenhead P v Yeovil P

      Wrexham 2 v Dover 1

       

    4. DangerousSausage

      DangerousSausage

      The scores:

      Blackburn Rovers 1-1 Stoke City
      Bristol City 2-0 Preston North End
      Plymouth Argyle 1-1 Crewe Alexandra
      Rochdale 3-3 Wigan Athletic
      Leyton Orient 2-0 Morecambe
      Newport County 0-0 Salford City
      Maidenhead United P-P Yeovil Town
      Wrexham 3-1 Dover Athletic

      Another low-scoring round, but with a couple of big winners. Our highest scorer was @ARLukomski with 10, well done!

      @ARLukomski - 10
      @Dan - 7
      @Dripsey3 - 5
      @jimbob - 4
      @DangerousSausage, @4everapie - 3
      @Megan_Elizax, @GrannyPie, @william1984 - 2
      @super_ram, @nottsnutter, @magpiejue - 1

      In our overall table we now have joint leaders, with @Megan_Elizax being joined by @ARLukomski on 124 points!

      AR Lukomski - 124
      Megan_Elizax - 124
      Dan - 121
      Dripsey3 - 120
      super_ram - 113
      DangerousSausage - 112
      nottsnutter - 107
      GrannyPie - 105
      william1984 - 100
      4everapie - 97
      magpiejue - 92
      CliftonMagpie - 89
      liampie - 87
      KB1862 - 84
      barnet11uk - 78
      Chris - 76
      allardyces tash - 70
      jimbob - 69
      TheSkipper - 42
      Alex - 42
      Canadian - 26
      weymouthPIE - 22

      The next fixtures will be for this coming Saturday, so the fixtures will be up on Wednesday (in case you're wondering, the matches taking place in midweek are the second half of matchday 23, which we already covered last weekend). See you all then!

  16. I am sorry, I feel that he could have done a job for us

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    2. DangerousSausage

      DangerousSausage

      Fylde have plenty money and are more ambitious, and Leamington probably needed the money, so the move makes sense for all concerned. It's a shame he had to move though, as mentioned he would probably have had more game time this season. But him being a key player has probably done him a world of good - at Notts he would likely have been in and out of the team again, and that was probably communicated to him as well.

    3. liampie

      liampie

      it shows he made the right decision because a club paying for his services should give him more opportunity to play, they have seen something in him and its a good deal for all involved. i wish him well, he always worked hard whilst here.

    4. Joshua

      Joshua

      I wish Ozzy all the best, he needs to be playing and I hope Fylde give the chance that we did not.

  17. Alan Hardy

    @Bigalanh5

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    3m

    Biggest Mistakes; 1. Not sticking with KN 2. Sticking up for ourselves against Forest 3. Not buying Yates and Grant for £100k

    Quote Tweet

     

    "Not buying Yates and Grant for 100k"... a whopper of a mistake ..

     

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    2. DonnyNotts

      DonnyNotts

      Some very good comments here

    3. Piethagoram

      Piethagoram

      Agree with @menzinho and @DangerousSausage. As regards Dangerous, we tend to forget that Nolan's record from January wasnt that good. Mike Edwards comments on @TheMagpieCircle excellent podcast hinted that Richard Thomas was "the brains". The money "wasted" that summer on "assets" where defensive "liabilities" remain unresolved

    4. Joshua

      Joshua

      22 hours ago, RetroPie said:

      I, like others refuse to trust anything Alan Hardy says. He's not relevant now anyway so who cares.

      ^^ This for me, I don't care about him and don't trust anything he says.

  18. image.png

    Any ideas?

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    2. menzinho

      menzinho

      Still no news on that third signing yet! Could be Harry Boyes from Sheffield United... Left-back who's recently been recalled from Bradford Park Avenue.

      Yeah, Effiong is a good player at this level, wouldn't say he was the classic natural goal scorer type some wanted but given a run he should do well for us - could be interesting to see him and Wootton play together would be a real handful for opposing CB's.

      Don't know much about Miller, interesting that Harrogate fans on twitter aren't that pleased he's been able to leave - hopefully he'll make more of an impact than Walker.

    3. liampie

      liampie

      it might have fallen through or notts just holding back to announce it. happy with the two players announced it gives us more depth and quality.

    4. Joshua

      Joshua

      Makes you wonder what did happen to the third signing, looks to me like it's fallen through. The two who have arrived could make a decent impact if they fit in.

  19. What if... 

    What if we had one big club in the same city? Outside London of course.
    For example:
    Aston Villa in Birmingham
    Sheffield Wednesday in Sheffield
    Everton in Liverpool
    Notts County in Nottingham
    etc...
     

     

    I will try to explain what I mean. Look at Bristol - big and important enough city in England but they don't have really strong team. If they put all their resources into one club Bristol Rovers as the oldest in the city they could get more benefits. Is not it? Leeds and Derby have one club and those clubs are more successful than Bristol's.
    So what do you think, is that good idea to have one big club in the same city? 

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    2. liampie

      liampie

      think it would be boring if every city had just one team, there is no room for competition and i think its better as it is.

    3. DangerousSausage

      DangerousSausage

      I get your meaning now @Alex. It's an interesting thought. Take the city of Liverpool as an example - if Everton had never left Anfield and Liverpool FC had never been founded, how would football history have panned out? Individually, Everton may well have benefitted from not being in Liverpool's shadow, with a larger supporter base and more sponsorship. But would they really have matched Liverpool's 19 titles? It's impossible to say, but I doubt it.

      As @liampie says, competition in one city livens things up and increases interest in football. Look at Glasgow - Rangers and Celtic are by far the biggest clubs in Scotland, and they got into that position by feeding off each other and their rivalry. And Liverpool and Everton have won the title 28 times between them. Derby is a one-club city with a population half that of Liverpool, but they have only won the title twice, under one exceptional manager.

    4. NCRichie

      NCRichie

      If you change the scope of what we know, how many good young players would've been lost over the years? Would Steven Gerrard broken through in an Everton squad?

      Lots of youngsters would've been lost.

      Interesting notion though. 

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    2. Joshua

      Joshua

      It's nice but should've been framed a little lower.

    3. liampie

      liampie

      stunning to see, looks a nice place too.

    4. RetroPie

      RetroPie

      Iconic view, lovely place to walk and unwind too.

  20. i just wanted to wish @GrannyPie a speedy recovery, we all miss your presence on pon and facebook. get back to whacking people with those walking sticks of yours.

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    2. Chris

      Chris

      It's really nice to see the well wishes, it's not in place to post anything about how my mum feels (although I had on social media). Granny Pie will do it when she feels more like herself, it's just pleasing to see the speed of her recovery compared to how we saw her on Monday.

      Super Ram does an incredible job of looking after her, it makes me thankful to see community members and, Notts fans wishing my mum well.

      It shows some people do care, much is more than my parents might think. ♥

    3. super_ram

      super_ram

      Update on @GrannyPie-She had her last antibiotic tablet this AM and had another INR blood test a little later. We were told the results at teatime and I'm pleased to know the  it has come down from 10.1 last Thursday to a much more acceptable 3.6.Her next INR test is scheduled  for Friday by which time the count will hopefully be back to normal.She is gradually beginning to eat more normally but is still very tired much of the time..I just hope the tablets have done their job and beaten the infection.Once again thank you to all for all the well wishes.

       

    4. RetroPie

      RetroPie

      Hello Super,

      Please pass on my well wishes to your wife, I hope @GrannyPie is feeling much better now. Infections can be tricky things to cope with so I am pleased that she is on the mend.

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    2. DangerousSausage

      DangerousSausage

      On 05/01/2021 at 11:36, Dripsey3 said:

      It's not the lack of strikers that's the problem, it's how NA uses them is the real issue. One up front at home is a real head scratcher, especially given the options to play 2 up front. With 2 you can close teams down and stop them playing out from the back and there's a high chance you'll win the ball back high up the pitch and with the attacking options we have, we'll score more often that not. I don't understand NA's cautious approach. I'd like to see him trying to win a game instead of trying to avoid defeat. He should have confidence in the players. 

      4-2-3-1 isn't an overly cautious formation. Actually, some of the most thrilling, free-scoring football I've ever seen has been using that formation and I'm an absolute convert. It also suits Rodrigues and Roberts down to the ground. The idea is that the striker brings the three attacking midfielders into the game and allows them to get into goalscoring positions. If you do it right, it's very difficult to defend against.

      How often do you see two strikers successfully stop the opposition passing out from the back? When it's two against four they're easy to pass around. It only works when the midfield join in. Rather than having a second striker running around after lost causes and having little impact on the game, it makes more sense to have an extra midfielder and really take control of the game.

    3. BromPie

      BromPie

      If the club is to be successful consistency is important, just as much important as stability.

      Notts are recruiting well, the squad has a lot of quality and for the most part supporting Notts is once again enjoyable. There will always be negatives when you support a club like Notts, but right now there does seem to be something special on the arisen for the club.

    4. Joshua

      Joshua

      I think the two latest signings so far adds strength that is needed, the rest should come from playing game to game but any breaks won't help our own cause. It's not something anyone can help either really.

  21. Alongside the FA Cup, there's half a league programme going on too. So here are the latest prediction league fixtures! Kick-off is Saturday at 3pm (apart from the Ipswich match, which starts at 5.30), and don't forget your jokers!

     

    Rochdale v Crewe Alexandra

    Ipswich Town v Swindon Town

    Port Vale v Grimsby Town

    Salford City v Colchester United

    Scunthorpe United v Bradford City

    Altrincham v Sutton United

    King's Lynn v Halifax Town

    Bromley v Chesterfield

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    2. Megan_Elizax

      Megan_Elizax

      Just to let everyone know, Bromley v Chesterfield has been called off as well 

    3. DangerousSausage

      DangerousSausage

      The scores (maybe we should start predicting which games get called off?):

      Rochdale 3-3 Crewe Alexandra
      Ipswich Town 2-3 Swindon Town
      Port Vale 3-0 Grimsby Town
      Salford City P-P Colchester United
      Scunthorpe United P-P Bradford City
      Altrincham 2-2 Sutton United [at Sutton]
      King's Lynn 1-1 Halifax Town
      Bromley P-P Chesterfield

      Not many points up for grabs this week, as you might guess. But our winner this week is @magpiejue with 5!

      @magpiejue - 5
      @super_ram, @jimbob - 4
      @Megan_Elizax, @nottsnutter - 3
      @Dan - 2
      @Dripsey3, @ARLukomski, @DangerousSausage, @liampie, @barnet11uk, @allardyces tash - 1
      @GrannyPie - sorry, nul points!

      And so @Megan_Elizax takes a seven-point lead into the second half of the season. However, there's a tight chasing pack not too far away...

      Megan_Elizax - 122
      Dripsey3 - 115
      Dan - 114
      AR Lukomski - 114
      super_ram - 112
      DangerousSausage - 109
      nottsnutter - 106
      GrannyPie - 103
      william1984 - 98
      4everapie - 94
      magpiejue - 91
      CliftonMagpie - 89
      liampie - 87
      KB1862 - 84
      barnet11uk - 78
      Chris - 76
      allardyces tash - 70
      jimbob - 65
      TheSkipper - 42
      Alex - 42
      Canadian - 26
      weymouthPIE - 22

      The next round is this coming Saturday, on the 16, so the fixtures will be posted on Wednesday or Thursday. Take care and see you then!

    4. magpiejue
  22. welcome to pon @LadyAngelina86 :) 

    1. BromPie

      BromPie

      Welcome to the community, @LadyAngelina86.

    2. Chris

      Chris

      Welcome to the Pride of Nottingham, @LadyAngelina86. I hope you enjoy being a part of our Notts County community.

  23. A bit of drama has emerged from the latest press at Meadow Lane, with the NEP's very own Leigh Curtis tweeting this.

    Wes Thomas is entitled to self isolate, I cannot see him returning to action whilst he has concerns about his family. This leaves us with Elisha Sam and Jimmy Knowles, both of which could do the job if they're up to it but Sam looks like he would benefit more from the game time.

    Notts needs to look into what options are out there.

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    2. menzinho

      menzinho

      From the footballing point of view it would have been a massive boost to get him back...

      The thing is covid isn’t going to go away anytime soon, unless the NL starts testing clubs weekly I can’t see how he’s going to be able to play for us again… Which basically makes all the isolated training he’ll do pointless.

      Anyway NA hinted in his press conference that the club is looking a few strikers, with the possibility of signing one in near future.

    3. RetroPie

      RetroPie

      Rather than putting him on furlong, I would be inclined to work with him and encourage him to return. He knows how bad COVID can be, as it's been confirmed that he had caught it. I think Notts can highlight how they've managed to reduce the chances of players catching it.

      I do not know if he's got a new born or not, I have read this.

      It's a difficult situation for all, but getting Wes Thomas back on the pitch would be a goal I would try to achieve if I was the manager.

    4. Chris

      Chris

      Most people in Wes Thomas' shoes would be wanting the same outcome as him, so it's hard for me to say football or Notts County is more important. As humans our lives, families and health far outweighs the game (as much as I love Notts).

      Yes, the money could help us get a striker in.

      I agree with the points and, sentiments expressed by @RetroPie.

      Give him time, work with him, the respect will mean something to Wes and when he's ready - I am sure he will return. I think once he has time to see that the squad is doing well, he will want to return to playing. Strikers probably get the biggest buzz from playing.

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