Notts County fans travelling to Mansfield Town for Neal Ardley’s first league match in charge will do so with little optimism, and mostly an expectation that they’ll leave Field Mill pointless once again. It didn’t used to be this way. Games against the Stags used to be meat and drink for the Magpies. Between 1963Continue reading “Beating Mansfield with the Record Breakers”
Four league games ago we were as good as promoted. All the signs pointed towards it – we had a young, up and coming manager with 18 months of relative success behind him.
They painted the city red and they very much made it black and white, too. These are the Notts County record breakers – the history boys of 1997/98.
My new book, Record Breakers: The Inside Story of Notts County’s Momentous 1997/98 Title Win is being launched by the club on the morning of the opening game of the new League Two season. Some 20 years on, it reflects on one of the most remarkable campaigns in the club’s long history. A season thatContinue reading “Can the Record Breakers inspire another title charge?”
The unfortunate injury to Mason Bennett, prematurely ending a promising loan spell from Derby, has plunged Notts into the familiar position of scrabbling around for suitable strikers. With the ageing Stead and Ameobi struggling to meet the demands of two-game weeks the loan of Bennett, a player combining the intoxicating mix of both strength andContinue reading “Strikingly Similar Story”
Five-year plans have come to have something of a bad name. Despite a promising start under Joseph Stalin, revolutionising the means of production in the Soviet Union, the term has come to be associated with the sort of corporate bullshit Uncle Joe would surely have wished to consign to the salt mine, along with anyoneContinue reading “5 ways to make Notts County great again”