Raw emotions on a dark day

Long-suffering Notts County fan Adrian Rawden delivers his summary of a difficult day… both on and off the pitch. It’s Sunday morning and, as with most mornings this last few months, Iʼm lying awake bleary eyed checking Twitter after another loss – or, rather, capitulation. Notts County had been relegated after a 3-1 loss awayContinue reading “Raw emotions on a dark day”

Can we stop playing MK Dons please?

And it was all going so well. Horrible place that, full of horrible memories and it was always likely to create another bad one given the contrasting form of Notts and MK Dons. But, actually, we deserved more this time. Although not completely dominant, overall Notts had been the better side. As well as being aContinue reading “Can we stop playing MK Dons please?”

New boss…but more misery at Meadow Lane

Three goals conceded yet again? Tick. Players giving a ten yard pass straight to the opposition time and again? Tick. Absolute shambles? Tick. Full house. As soon as the line-up came out at 2, the worrying started. I don’t want to blame Norm but it was so evident that there was no balance, why DennisContinue reading “New boss…but more misery at Meadow Lane”

Battling Notts overcome Barnet to go top

In my only other match report for Gerrit Forward this season, I noted after the early-season 2-0 win over Chesterfield that the result is always more important than the performance. Since then, Kevin Nolan’s team have continued in the same vein – turning ‘winning ugly’ into something of an art form, with a string ofContinue reading “Battling Notts overcome Barnet to go top”

Dan stops us getting desperate about Morecambe

Firstly, can we just enjoy the fact that we have beaten Morecambe? Forget going into the top three for a minute, forget the unbeaten home record and the back-to-back clean sheets. All lovely things to open the Sunday papers for, of course, but I want to reflect a little more on bringing to an endContinue reading “Dan stops us getting desperate about Morecambe”

Same old brand new Notts

On Friday night, “Bloody hell, Notts” was trending again on Twitter as Kevin Nolan’s side threw away what seemed like a comfortable two-goal advantage. We did it last week; we’ve done it this week, and it’s safe to say we’ll probably do it a few more times this season. Six days prior, away at WycombeContinue reading “Same old brand new Notts”

Another enjoyable trip to the industrial estate

Well, that was fun. Wycombe has proven to be a happy place for Notts in recent years – a Shola-inspired three points last year, a battling 2-2 draw with ten men the year before and that incredible 4-3 win the time before that – and Saturday can be added to the list of enjoyable tripsContinue reading “Another enjoyable trip to the industrial estate”

Super Grant enough to see-off 10 man Spireites

The result is more important than the performance. Always. This is something that Magpies boss Kevin Nolan will be in full agreement with as his side toiled to a 2-0 win over 10-man Chesterfield in generally uninspiring fashion. The central figure was undoubtedly comically-incompetent referee Andy Haines, who should’ve sent off two Chesterfield players (oneContinue reading “Super Grant enough to see-off 10 man Spireites”

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