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Thread: Notts are still 2nd in the table

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    Notts are still 2nd in the table

    We all need to calm down.....we could lose the next two games and still be in the play-off spots

    Mansfield would sell their own grandmothers to be in our position.

    I got it wrong tonight predicting a 3-1 victory....but we weren't too bad....some of the stuff I'm reading on the Match Thread is completely bonkers.

    In KN/AH we trust.....COYP

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarquinbeech View Post
    We all need to calm down.....we could lose the next two games and still be in the play-off spots

    Mansfield would sell their own grandmothers to be in our position.

    I got it wrong tonight predicting a 3-1 victory....but we weren't too bad....some of the stuff I'm reading on the Match Thread is completely bonkers.

    In KN/AH we trust.....COYP

    The voice of reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarquinbeech View Post
    We all need to calm down.....we could lose the next two games and still be in the play-off spots

    Mansfield would sell their own grandmothers to be in our position.

    I got it wrong tonight predicting a 3-1 victory....but we weren't too bad....some of the stuff I'm reading on the Match Thread is completely bonkers.

    In KN/AH we trust.....COYP
    Spot on 👍

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    Wasting your time with some.

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    I honestly cannot fathom some on here.....I would've happily settled for mid-table after last season BUT I'm loving the ride at the top of the roller-coaster

    If it doesn't work out then sobeit......I lose money backing Notts......but I'm enjoying it

    Maybe I'm bonkers?....no need to answer that BTW

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarquinbeech View Post
    I honestly cannot fathom some on here.....I would've happily settled for mid-table after last season BUT I'm loving the ride at the top of the roller-coaster

    If it doesn't work out then sobeit......I lose money backing Notts......but I'm enjoying it

    Maybe I'm bonkers?....no need to answer that BTW
    Hahahaha.......Coventry lose at home......to FGR......you couldn't even make up this sh1t........at least we managed a draw

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarquinbeech View Post
    We all need to calm down.....we could lose the next two games and still be in the play-off spots

    Mansfield would sell their own grandmothers to be in our position.

    I got it wrong tonight predicting a 3-1 victory....but we weren't too bad....some of the stuff I'm reading on the Match Thread is completely bonkers.

    In KN/AH we trust.....COYP
    Absolutely true. I'm disappointed by tonight's result because the team have slipped below the standards they've set for most of August and September, but we've come a long way in the space of a few months and 2nd place must be exceeding most people's expectations.

    Back in 2009/10 the Munto team underachieved early on and showed its strength later in the season. This team has probably overachieved so far and a degree of levelling off is happening, but the overall aim doesn't change. First get safe, and then see how much more we can achieve. At worst, this looks like a season where we will build on what has gone before, and it could yet prove to be an unexpectedly successful one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackal2 View Post
    Absolutely true. I'm disappointed by tonight's result because the team have slipped below the standards they've set for most of August and September, but we've come a long way in the space of a few months and 2nd place must be exceeding most people's expectations.

    Back in 2009/10 the Munto team underachieved early on and showed its strength later in the season. This team has probably overachieved so far and a degree of levelling off is happening, but the overall aim doesn't change. First get safe, and then see how much more we can achieve. At worst, this looks like a season where we will build on what has gone before, and it could yet prove to be an unexpectedly successful one.
    Oh, come on, you're brighter than that.

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    I wrote this a few days ago on the Steve Evans' thread:

    It's not that the table lies but that it deceives. Just over a quarter of games played, only about half the teams played, no winter weather, clubs still sorting out their best squads and overcoming close season mistakes, enthusiasm particularly of newly promoted clubs yet to wane, match fitness levels improving, luck yet to even out.

    Personally I'd be happier being Luton than Notts at the moment. But - Nolan is learning all the time and he seems keen to continue to learn, he seems very grounded and no-one can deny that 29 points on the board at this stage is awesome - 21 from safety - a point a game will leave us with a respectable 62 points. But I recall similar being said about Derry in 2014/15 when we were riding high at the end of October.

    So are we THE TOP side in league 2? Probably not. Are we A TOP side in league 2 - seems as if we are getting there. Ask me again when all 46 games have been played
    My main worry from tonight is that it seemed we still lumped the ball forward when we had no target men and that seemed to give Crewe (a team we usually beat) confidence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old_pie View Post
    I wrote this a few days ago on the Steve Evans' thread:



    My main worry from tonight is that it seemed we still lumped the ball forward when we had no target men and that seemed to give Crewe (a team we usually beat) confidence.

    Nolan will sort it, I have no doubt about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old_pie View Post
    I wrote this a few days ago on the Steve Evans' thread:



    My main worry from tonight is that it seemed we still lumped the ball forward when we had no target men and that seemed to give Crewe (a team we usually beat) confidence.
    General tactic is to lump it forward?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohinen View Post
    Oh, come on, you're brighter than that.
    I think what I've said above is reasonable enough.

    Put it this way, I'm bright enough - and more to the point, experienced enough watching Notts County - to know that a team's very good results in the opening two months shouldn't mean we get carried away. Several seasons in the past couple of decades have seen us get off to a flyer only to fall back dramatically later in the season, sometimes into genuine relegation trouble.

    That's not to say I think we'll struggle this time. If I was putting money on it, I'd bet we have a good chance of being in the play-offs come May, but I think the astonishing start we've made has probably seen expectations rise above what is realistic. Obviously I would love to be proved wrong though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old_pie View Post
    I wrote this a few days ago on the Steve Evans' thread:



    My main worry from tonight is that it seemed we still lumped the ball forward when we had no target men and that seemed to give Crewe (a team we usually beat) confidence.
    I agree , when I saw that that both the "big 2" were missing, I posted "this should be interesting".....BUT.....the tactics were the same which confused me.

    Maybe I'm missing something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackal2 View Post
    I think what I've said above is reasonable enough.

    Put it this way, I'm bright enough - and more to the point, experienced enough watching Notts County - to know that a team's very good results in the opening two months shouldn't mean we get carried away. Several seasons in the past couple of decades have seen us get off to a flyer only to fall back dramatically later in the season, sometimes into genuine relegation trouble.

    That's not to say I think we'll struggle this time. If I was putting money on it, I'd bet we have a good chance of being in the play-offs come May, but I think the astonishing start we've made has probably seen expectations rise above what is realistic. Obviously I would love to be proved wrong though!
    I've got around 200 riding on us getting automatically promoted......please don't mention the play-offs......grrrrr

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    Our last 4 games are relegation form with 4 points. Let's hope it's a blip.

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    The curse of manager of the month strikes again
    But seriously who would have thought we would be in this position after last seasons rubbish? We have to hope we are still in the top 6 or seven come January then strengthen in the areas that are lacking, mainly striker and dominant central defender or someone with a bit of creativity in midfield.
    Last edited by i961pie; 18-10-2017 at 05:46 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarquinbeech View Post
    I agree , when I saw that that both the "big 2" were missing, I posted "this should be interesting".....BUT.....the tactics were the same which confused me.

    Maybe I'm missing something?
    Yes we are missing a creative midfielder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by i961pie View Post
    Yes we are missing a creative midfielder.
    Liam Noble or Michael O'Connor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notts78 View Post
    Liam Noble or Michael O'Connor?
    In fact. What is the point of a creative midfielder in a team that is direct? With current tactics we need midfielders that go beyond our strikers... pick up scraps... I personally feel we have this midfielder ALREADY. But, he plays on the wing. Jorge Grant anyone??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notts78 View Post
    In fact. What is the point of a creative midfielder in a team that is direct? With current tactics we need midfielders that go beyond our strikers... pick up scraps... I personally feel we have this midfielder ALREADY. But, he plays on the wing. Jorge Grant anyone??
    Perhaps the team is direct because they are aware that they lack a convincing midfield?

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