Notts County – A Broken Club

Notts County 0- 3 Cheltenham

I’m really beginning to believe that for the first time ever, Nottingham will have just one League club come next season, losing the oldest of all League clubs. The Magpies are in a dreadful tailspin as shown today by a resounding and somewhat pitiful capitulation at home against a team placed almost rock bottom and without a win in nine games.

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This team has few notable qualities. It can’t defend to save its life, has no creativity, it is dispirited and broken. There is no leadership but more to the point, little ability. The club’s Chairman, Alan Hardy has shown himself to be ego-driven and impetuous in his decision making. He behaves as though he understands the game and what is required for success but in reality is merely an enthusiastic fan manifesting a misplaced arrogance.

Manager-less after sacking a manager who had just fourteen games with the team, there are few quality contenders to replace him. Notts are far from a ‘big’ club as I seem to keep hearing and they are certainly no ‘sleeping giant’ as is oft-quoted. They appear to be a very old institution in terminal decline, travelling headlong to possibly years of oblivion. I have a different football allegiance personally but I do feel to lose that history will be a sad day for the city.

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