Not Just Broken Wheelbarrows

Counting the emotional cost of Notts’ takeover… Takeovers are a cold and calculated process. Suddenly, the thing that is invaluable to you and your fellow fans is being weighed and measured in terms that are devastatingly commercial and clinical: assets,… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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

Notts County fans in the Kop

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… Continue Reading

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

Meadow Lane from the Kop

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… Continue Reading