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    Oh so quiet...

    ... from our new owners.

    And it's so bloody refreshing. No bickering with them on here, no twitter spats, no inappropriate photos, no rows on the mailing list (well I assume not,haven't been on there for ages), just quietly working in the background.

    I have a feeling that Ardley will thrive in the new environment, he's always struck me as a manager who builds things slowly and steadily, rather than your Martin Allen troubleshooter type.

    Long may it continue. When you look at Bury and Bolton, it becomes clear how close we came to oblivion. Again.

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    Hear hear... long may it continue

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    Not hearing anything from them could mean they are exhausted despite their young age

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    I know how they feel

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    I said the same to my mate as we were walking to the ground on Sunday. It's just how club owners should be - blending into the background, providing the funding where available / necessary, sanctioning signings, letting the Manager and his Assistant manage team affairs and the media team release professional comms through the official channels. They, and the other Exec from Football Radar will no doubt be doing the 'scouting' using their own specialist methods and recommending new signings. It will then be the Managers job to mobilise these players into an organised and motivated unit.

    Everything already seems so much more professional and I like it. Long may it continue!

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    Couldn’t agree more. As much as I have doubted NA I have always wanted him to be a success for us. Hopefully the new regime is creating an environment that allows him to thrive as a manager. Wouldn't it be great if over the coming years we find ourselves back in the league and competitive with both NA and our new owners still at the helm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncfcog View Post
    Couldn’t agree more. As much as I have doubted NA I have always wanted him to be a success for us. Hopefully the new regime is creating an environment that allows him to thrive as a manager. Wouldn't it be great if over the coming years we find ourselves back in the league and competitive with both NA and our new owners still at the helm.
    Well said my thoughts precisely lets just let them get on with that's the way it should be.
    Amen.

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    I fully believe that your club are in for much better days in the future. As you may know I've got almost zero knowledge of your club and your players, but it definately seems that Neal Ardley and the squad are beginning to understand each other.

    The quiet boys are the guys that says yes or no behind closed doors and windows, and I am absolutely sure NA and the quiet one's are cooperating very well on matters of newcomers and outgoers.

    This will only get better in the months to come.

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    I disagree. Itís a disgrace the new lads havenít taken to Twitter to explain the total cock up with the online ticketing system.

    Because it wouldnít accept Visa my missus had to pay for our tickets. And she doesnít even go. Hahaha.

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    They seem to recognise that the focus of attention should be the players and the game, which is commendable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigFatPie View Post
    I disagree. It’s a disgrace the new lads haven’t taken to Twitter to explain the total cock up with the online ticketing system.

    Because it wouldn’t accept Visa my missus had to pay for our tickets. And she doesn’t even go. Hahaha.
    Ahh....so it wasn't just me then? The website wouldn't let me buy a ticket online with my Visa Debit card so had to put it on my credit card. Was there a problem with the ticketing system then? If so I completely missed that...

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    Iíve always been a firm believer that the best owners/custodians should not be seen and not heard, just like good referees.

    Their role and job is the custodian and owners and running of the club. There is no reason for them to be in the limelight, making noises from the rooftops, promises of this and that, and being ever present on social media. There needs to be that separation and distance in some respects such that they can make sound decisions in the best interests of the club and remain focussed on the job in hand. Thatís the professional way. I find it refreshing.

    This leaves the focus and limelight to be concentrated where it should be and thatís on the games, the players and the manager.

    Long may this continue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManchesterMagpie View Post
    Ahh....so it wasn't just me then? The website wouldn't let me buy a ticket online with my Visa Debit card so had to put it on my credit card. Was there a problem with the ticketing system then? If so I completely missed that...
    Yep, wouldnít take Visa. Hopefully theyíve got it sorted as I imagine it would have cost a few sales.

    While the new owners low profile is to be welcomed, I hope itís not reflected in marketing, ticket offers and in the all round promotion of the club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigFatPie View Post
    Yep, wouldn’t take Visa. Hopefully they’ve got it sorted as I imagine it would have cost a few sales.

    While the new owners low profile is to be welcomed, I hope it’s not reflected in marketing, ticket offers and in the all round promotion of the club.
    I have had the same problem when I ordered the home shirt using Visa Debit (The only card I use when shopping online). I think the order was put on hold due to the cause of being "voided".

    A "paypal" option might have been in place ?

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    It's great isn't it to not have a big headed, idiotic man child at the helm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyfists View Post
    It's great isn't it to not have a big headed, idiotic man child at the helm.
    He probably saw the rise of Trump and Johnson and thought his time had come!

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    As a chairman (or manager), drawing attention to yourself draws attention to the club. Hardy being Hardy brought the extra support in. That's not to say I'd want to see the Danes behaving any differently but with no personality fronting Notts, we might struggle to bring the crowds in if the team isn't winning games on a regular basis.

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    On that note, I have noticed the loud mouthed one has left twitter again after the only attention he was getting was negative. For a man with such a large ego, it must be soul destroying for him!

    But it's refreshing to see the new owners just letting the club get on with things, we don't hear their views on signings, or anything, it's club news, not news from Alan Hardy, is this what it's like to be a fan of a club where the owners aren't egomaniacs?

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    It is very encouraging to witness what appears to be a settled state of affairs within Notts County after a dreadful period of upheaval
    from the previous owner. Our new owners seem to be very calm and collected, and doing the job all good owners do, and that is to let the people employed to run the footballing side manage. It is upon this basis that Neal Ardley and his team can and should be judged.
    Early signs are positive and I hope that long may it last, with success coming our way of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CheltenhamPie View Post
    It is very encouraging to witness what appears to be a settled state of affairs within Notts County after a dreadful period of upheaval
    from the previous owner. Our new owners seem to be very calm and collected, and doing the job all good owners do, and that is to let the people employed to run the footballing side manage. It is upon this basis that Neal Ardley and his team can and should be judged.
    Early signs are positive and I hope that long may it last, with success coming our way of course.
    Agree, the only thing I would like is to know a bit more about the owner's plans. Not the loud mouthed empty promises of previous owners, but an idea of how they see things would be great.

    I like the way they have backed the Manager, and quietly got on with clearing debts. Would be nice to see a bit of basic investment in the ground - working hand driers and a working scoreboard would be nice!

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