From title favourites to non-league: 12 reasons Notts County’s season went so badly wrong – part three

Read Part One here Read Part Two here 8. Bulk buying in January It may seem harsh to pinpoint a transfer window that did also see a number of good additions arrive at the club, but Neal Ardley put all his eggs for survival in a January-shaped basket and, ultimately, Notts failed so questions haveContinue reading “From title favourites to non-league: 12 reasons Notts County’s season went so badly wrong – part three”

From title favourites to non-league: 12 reasons Notts County’s season went so badly wrong – part two

Read part one here 2. A pointless pre-season Looking back, it seems incredible that Notts started as bookies favourites for the League Two title, given pre-season results had given such little room for optimism. Alan Hardy had made a big play on getting players through the door early – more on that unnecessary recruitment driveContinue reading “From title favourites to non-league: 12 reasons Notts County’s season went so badly wrong – part two”

From title favourites to non-league: 12 reasons Notts County’s season went so badly wrong – part one

Even for Notts County, it is quite spectacular to be relegated in a season you started as the bookies favourites to win the entire division. It is truly remarkable to spend upwards of £500,000 on transfer fees alone to improve a squad that had just finished 5th…and then end-up 23rd, deservedly down having been inContinue reading “From title favourites to non-league: 12 reasons Notts County’s season went so badly wrong – part one”

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