Don’t be sad that it ended, smile because it happened.
This Saturday’s season finale at Torquay will bring to an end the Notts County career of a goalkeeper that many right now feel might never be bettered in their lifetimes, Kasper Schmeichel.
Recent media speculation already links with him moves to Premiership forces Blackburn Rovers and Spurs, or even potential European Champions Bayern Munich, so it’s no wonder we find Kasper on his way from Meadow Lane.
It’s impossible to overstate the impact Kasper’s had on the season, both on and off the field for whatever reason.
He’s probably the one remaining signing those outside of the club point at as the player we shouldn’t have been allowed to sign. His £14k (confirmed, not speculation) a week wages make a mockery of the average salary of League Two, and evidently this has shown on the field by a masterful season between the Meadow Lane posts.
On the field, Kasper has led from the back by example, with a string of fine penalty saves and the sort of stops other goalkeepers at this level would’ve beaten comfortable.
The club currently stands at 25 clean sheets for the season, 23 of these belonging to Kasper. It’s already equalled the club record, but should he keep a cleansheet tomorrow afternoon at Torquay, the record will be his alone, and nobody will begrudge him that.
Best goalkeeper at Meadow Lane of my lifetime, it’s been a privilege.
Good luck Kasper. Just know that we all wish you the best for this afternoon, and the future. Now go get yourself that cleansheet!