Returning To Arnold

Notts this morning confirmed a friendly away to Arnold Town for the second consecutive year – meaning a return to the scene of the near-season ending injury suffered by Jimmy Spencer just 12 months ago. Predictably, understandably, concerns have been raised by Notts supporters about the return. But what happened to Spencer was a one…

YT Prepares For Season’s Last Game

If you ask Notts fans of their favourite moment of last season, I think we’d all agree it was slim pickings really. You can rack your brain and recall some enjoyable games under Keith Curle at the beginning of the season. You even have to (whisper it) acknowledge a couple of results under Chris Kiwomya….

The Home Stretch Starts Here

Tuesday’s night’s late show from Carlisle at MK Dons puts them firmly in the driving seat to take the last League One playoff spot. But does it seal Notts’ fate to another campaign in the third tier? Highly unlikely with seven games still left to play.

Five Games For Safety

No game last weekend leaves Notts still 13 short of the 50-point safety barrier that manager Martin Allen set at the beginning of the season. Postponement at home to Stevenage meant the chance was gone for County to claw that gap back and they remain needing only three more goals to equal the tally for…

Huddersfield Await

Last season, the two fixtures Notts County faced against Huddersfield were amongst the worst performances of the campaign. Opening the season at Meadow Lane with a 3-0 hammering, before later visiting the Galpharm for defeat of the same scoreline – after seeing Notts in those games no one would have been surprised to seee the…

A Welcome Distraction

Three points from the last four games signal the biggest dip in form of Notts’ season so far. Still far from a crisis but Saturday’s FA Cup First Round fixture with Accrington Stanley at Meadow Lane probably comes at just the right moment in time.

Complacency

Living in a post-Turin world, the most important thing right now is avoiding the complacency often seen in so many football teams on a high. Not to lose sight that last week was one of the most monumental in the club’s history, but now it’s about consolidating a top half place in table.

The Nottingham Derby

So here we go – just two days since the season began with that impressive 3-0 win at Carlisle United, and Notts are already facing what very well might end up being it’s biggest game of the season. Certainly it’s the League Cup, not that big a deal – only just ahead of the Johnsons…

Opening Day

It’s that time of year again where football actually means something again! Sure, friendlies have their own level of importance – but business really begins to pick up right here! Tomorrow Notts County start their season away at Carlisle United, a side we lost to on two occasions in League One last year. A good…

Pre-Match: Corby Town

Seven down, three to go in pre-season friendlies for Notts following Saturday’s 1-1 Meadow Lane draw with Wolves. Tonight, Martin Allen’s side will travel to Corby Town for the first game to be played at Corby’s new ground. I had a quick word with Town fan Robbie Dunion of the Corby Town Official Website¬†(who i…

Pre-Match: Wolves

The highlight of Notts County’s preparations for the new season happens tomorrow at Meadow Lane with the visit of Premier League Wolves to Meadow Lane. Enough was said about last season’s League Cup clash at Molineux, so obviously that was one of the things i spoke with Wolves blogger Thomas Baugh of the WolvesBlog for…

Pre-Match: Peterborough United

The Notts County pre-season programme continues to pick up speed tomorrow with the visit of recently promoted Peterborough United to Meadow Lane. Both sides took away victories in last season’s encounters, most notably for Notts in their 3-2 win in the “Battle Of London Road”. John Verrall of the Peterborough United Football Blog spoke with…