Rob Holland
How long have I supported Notts County?
What Notts County means to me.

I’ve been a Notts fan all of my life and so have most of my family. My Dad started taking me to games when he was a Main Stand steward in the 80s, but I’ve also sold match day programmes and recently I was a Supporter Liaison Officer.

Notts have brought me so many happy memories over the years. Beginning as a child watching the late, great Jimmy Sirrel’s team, through to us becoming almost permanent residents at Wembley (back when an appearance there meant something). But often it was just about being able to see my late Uncle who did so much for my family.

Family is all about what Notts means to me. Not just my flesh and blood, but the same hardy strangers you see every week or so, regardless of the weather or our form, that make you feel at home. We’ve survived all of our many low points because of how the family has come together and only by uniting again will we be able to do this time.

We also have a great opportunity to add to our very proud heritage, one that would surely already be the envy of most clubs, and that is because we still have time to complete what would be the greatest escape of all. There is little glory in avoiding relegation, everyone knows that, but the camaraderie and team spirit needed to fight back can create a springboard for future success – only if we unite together.

This season is far from over. 17 games and 51 points remain to be fought for. What’s been has passed. We can’t change where we are, but we can fight (like Notts have done so many times before) to ensure that our fate has not yet been set. No more criticism. No more fear. Now is the time for the Notts County family to come together again.

Nottinghamshire, the county we call home
Only the oldest football league club in the world
There is no other club quite like us
There have been many ups and downs
Still we’ll always be here, come what may

Can we retain our place in the football league?
Of course we can, our fate is not set
Unity, bravery and determination will see us through
Nobody else can do this for us
The time is now for us to rise to the challenge
You Pies!


How long have I supported Notts County?
20 years
What Notts County means to me.

Being a Notts county fan has never been, and never will be, about being successful. We learn that from a young age in the playground, swamped by forest, United, Chelsea shirts and the like. Being a Notts county fan, although cliché is about far more than that. It’s a sense of pride, and belonging.
Although the first game my dad took me to see was against Man City in 1998, it wasn’t until much later that I caught the fever of travelling home and away. It has been a privilege for me, since 2011 to have hardly missed a game on terraces up and down the country. I have countless memories that will last a lifetime, and, like many other fans up and down the country, wouldn’t know what to do with myself on a cold winter Saturday if I wasn’t spending over the odds to watch terrible football.
What strikes me most about Notts County, on the home and away terraces though, is the importance of a sense of belonging to a community of likeminded people. We are a small and proud fan base that are largely together through thick and a lot of very thin. The same 250 faces are there in the away ends whether or not we’ve sold 3500 tickets to Oldham or 250 to Exeter on a Tuesday night. And there’s a sense of pride in that. It’s our club, and we’d do anything for it.
I get the feeling that those 250 people are in many ways friends. I’m sure I could share a beer with anyone of them and likewise them with me, at times of need, or at times when Notts have lost again. And that’s what makes me proud to be a Notts fan.
Alongside this is the pride and the sense of history, watching 11 players in black and white shirts that have so indelibly left their mark on both local and global football. A sense of history listening to famous moments spoken by the wonderfully soothing Colin slater, a sense of history of our connection with Juventus, a sense of history in the formation of the wonderful game that so many around the world enjoy. Notts are a huge part of that, despite our decline and lowly position. And I feel that opposition fans get that sense too in many ways.
Notts are a club that have been in steady decline since I began watching them in the late 90s, so seeing them struggle this year is nothing new. It doesn’t hurt at the moment quite as much as it perhaps should. But despite our flaws and recent patchy relationships with other clubs, the staffroom at my workplace seems to me to sum up the mood of football fans regarding Notts’ plight. ‘I really hope you don’t go out of the league, it’d be a huge loss’ is a theme that I’m hearing every Monday as we dissect our teams’ weekend performances. And that makes me happy.
Notts are a club, that overall, are well liked by the wider football community. In the main, our fans are a loyal, welcoming and hardy bunch (no pun intended). The history of the club is recognised and cherished by the community much wider than our hard-core fan base.
So, for these reasons and many more, no matter what, Notts will be my team. And the last 17 games are some of the most important in the club’s history. I, as many others, will be there on every terrace between now and the end of the season, supporting the boys and club as much as possible, and hoping against hope that the current situation, and the current regime might simply blow over, so that proud Notts County can continue their stay in their rightful home: the English Football League.


James Spring
How long have I supported Notts County?
14 years
What Notts County means to me.

Probably more than it should! My Dad took me to my first ever match in April 2005 when I got tickets through school.

We lost 1-0 to Bury, but in an instant, I fell completely in love with Notts. The atmosphere in County Road was fantastic, and I sensed the family feel to the club. The togetherness, the passion was unbelievable. And I knew instantly that this club was where I belonged.

Sadly, my Dad was to pass away just a few months later, and so that first game would be the first and last one I attended with him, but in a way I feel like this club was the last thing he gave to me. It was going to Meadow Lane that kept me going in some very dark times. It was the unbridled joy I felt when we won that gave me a reason to carry on.

Even when I moved 220 miles away to Weymouth, my Saturday’s were spent glued to soccer Saturday waiting for the goals to flash up and going to all the games close by.

These days I spend probably two thirds of my wages on this club. I travel to most home games from Weymouth and as many away games as I can. For a home game, I spend 11 hours on the road. I wouldn’t do that if it didn’t mean the world to me. When we win, it brings me more joy than anything else in my life, and I skip on air for days after.

That’s why our current position causes me so much heartache, and I want nothing more than for us to somehow battle our way out of this.

I never started supporting this club for the glory. I support Notts because of family. Because of the amazing friends, I’ve made through it. But most of all, because it’s my hometown club, and as sad as it is, I’ve not got much else!


Andrea Don
How long have I supported Notts County?
38 years
What Notts County means to me.

Every home-match Saturday when I was small
my dad, my sisters and me
would drive to Meadow Lane to watch football.
We’d go into the Magpie Club to enjoy pre-match drinks
Apollo Cola for us kids and Homebrew bitter for dad.
Dad’s nickname was Noddy, and he played cards with his mates.
Children bring good luck to games,
so we’d kiss the winning deal.
If we’d known we might drop out of the League
we’d have kissed the turf each game!
The adults stood together on the Terraces,
while we stood on the Junior Magpie end.
Every home-match Saturday
we’d stand and cheer and yell
“Get the ball!”, “Pass it!” ,“Play on!”
“Come on you Pies!”
and sing the songs from the record, “Tie them in Notts!”
We were Jimmy Sirrell’s gang
We waved our scarves high and proud.
The weather on the terraces, week-in, week-out, for years,
Football weather was cold and windy, and damp and usually rained.
And the snow and the ice!
When 3 pairs of socks wasn’t thick enough.
And the fog – when you could only see your end,
one half of the game.
But at least we won (sometimes).
And it was dark and the lamplight from the floodlights –brighter than the sun.
And the few weeks of summer when the scarf and hat was too much
(but you had to wear them anyway to show you were cheering on).
We weren’t allowed to sit down on the bleachers
(and now they frown if you stand),
and if we sat, a steward would come and shout at us.
We’d stand at the barrier gates
to watch the players come through
and get our programmes signed at full-time.

We were there as kids
we’ve been there growing up,
Every home-match Saturday,
Going up and down the Divisions,
and in the Premier League once, too.
We were there while the stands turned to seats,
and served in the Teabars, too,
And as ball girls and singing fans,
and winning the Division in March – we were untouchable.
Watching our FA Cup match against Fulham,
walking through London proud of our loss because we played so well,
singing “you only sing when you’re winning”
to their fans who didn’t NEED it as much as we did.

My mum’s granddad went to the very first match in 1862
and we bring our own children now,
who watch each game with excitement,
not realising how hard it is to hope we win this time, please.
Who shout and cheer the same chants we did,
who wave their scarves and drink cola,
while we drink tea.
They BELIEVE Notts is the best team in the world
We all believe it in our hearts
This is 157 years of history,
This is my lifelong support,


How long have I supported Notts County?
36 years
What Notts County means to me.

They used to mean everything to me they used to dictate my mood my week when I could take my holidays who my friends were they used to dictate when I could attend weddings / family meals. Nowadays because of a mixture of them treating me like shit and me growing up means I go to games when I want to not because I have too but I respect the fact that (a while ago) they gave me some of the greatest moments of my life and they will always be my first love but they fucking annoy me x

Rich Foster
How long have I supported Notts County?
Over 35 years
What Notts County means to me.

My first match with my dad and granddad (both massive Pies) was against Everton in the FA Cup in 1984. I was hooked. Been some incredible highs, Tranmere and Brighton play off finals, Munto. So many legends, Lund, Farrell, Jones, Yates, Drapes, Tommy, Warnock, Butch, Delroy, Hughes, Ben Davies. Some incredible lows too, Munto, at least 10 relegations, Bradford at Wembley, Ince, Sheridan, Murphy. I live in Cheltenham now so don’t go as often as I used to, but I bleed black and white and my son Isaac proudly wears his Jake Bugg shirt to football at school. I don’t expect to win every week supporting Notts, but I do expect the players and staff to know how lucky they are to represent a club like Notts and what it represents. THE OLDEST FOOTBALL LEAGUE CLUB IN THE WORLD. That is some accolade. All I ask for the last 17 games is that whoever Ardley picks, they play with passion, heart and pride. Give everything, play as if it’s your last season and don’t make it ours. We love this club and we will back you to the end as long as you give something back. COYP!

David Morris
How long have I supported Notts County?
28 years
What Notts County means to me.

The team I chose to support, when all options were open after Italia 1990. My dad’s team.
Barcode shirts, sky blue away, Home Ales and McEwan’s lager.
Warnock, Big Sam. Promotions and play offs.
Coach trips to Wembley, goals against Brighton.
Spurs away in 1991. Telling dad before the game that I had forsaken Spurs to support County and seeing pride in his face.
Standing on the old main stand watching reserves play on cold Tuesday nights.
Meeting Tommy Johnson, revering Steve Cherry.
Hearing old guys tell tall tales about Tommy Lawton, moaning about missed headers he would have put away from halfway.
The black and white, the Magpies, Juve and our influence.

Saturdays with my dad, making the most while we can. He’s 85 now and visits hospitals more than I care these days.
A link between two almost three generations where sometimes conversation isn’t the easiest to find. The desire for Notts to do well is what we share. The desire for us to play football on the ground, to fight solidly, to play for each other and the fans.
My dad and I have seen league football at Meadow Lane for 73 and 28 years respectively. Our League Status and history is something all fans and players are proud of, no matter when we’ve supported, which players we’ve seen, good times or bad. If we have nothing else compete for, that is what we cheer for and what we should play for.

That is our identity, without it what are we?



Wendy Patrick
How long have I supported Notts County?
Over 50 years
What Notts County means to me.

Currently, this hurts far too much. Footballing friends feel sorry for, saying, “This has gone too far. We want Notts to stay in the League.” Don’t subject me to more of this patronising guff. Play with pride!

Scott Dench-Smith
How long have I supported Notts County?
31 years
What Notts County means to me.

I suspect it is difficult to concentrate on the game with all of the crap going on upstairs. It will always be at the back of your mind what decision the Chairman is going to overturn, who he is going to release or not release (if rumours are true). All I ask is you give it your all and if we go down, I can live with that. Ignore him upstairs, play for the loyal fans and good luck to us all. COYP!

Will Greasley
How long have I supported Notts County?
42 years
What Notts County means to me.

Love at first sight!! It could have been Derby as the old man was from there but tickets to their games were sold out in those days. First match he took me to was Forest (yuck) but due to bricks being thrown and him a serving copper he decided at half time in their game v Wolves, that the environment wasn’t suitable for a 6 year old … so began a life of a Notts fan . Of course Forest went up that season when Notts blew it, the rest is boring Betamax history. Favourite player was and will always be Iain McCulloch he’d be priceless today. Scorer of spectacular goals and brave and daft in equal measure. Supporting the club has been passed on to my two lads from an early age, I even reintroduced my Dad in Law and as a result nephews as well .. I owe them all for that!!! The club to me like all Notts fans means a huge deal, once upon a time it was everything.

John Smalley
How long have I supported Notts County?
35 years
What Notts County means to me.

I’ve supported Notts for over 35 years, having gone with my Dad, Grandad and Cousin for many years. I remember my Dad used to commentate to my Grandad at games after he went blind, and my cousin and I would watch from the old Junior Magpies area in what is now the Pavis Stand.
Wembley dates for playoffs, including the one against Brighton on my 13th birthday are obvious highlights.
Later in life, I would be fortunate enough to call Meadow Lane my office, with huge thanks to Ray Trew for allowing me to be part of the club, and drink tea with my boyhood hero, Mark Draper.
Above all, ups, down, managers, players, the sense of family, starting with my own, and the great people I’ve come to know as my Notts family, whilst living miles away now, still allow me to feel close to the club I’ve always loved. Anytime I go back to Meadow Lane there is always a cold beer and friendly faces.
This is why I support Notts.

Ryan Miller (Asked by his dad, Paul Miller)
How long have I supported Notts County?
8 years
What Notts County means to me.

Everything *looks at me like I’ve asked him the most ridiculous question he’s ever been asked.*



Paul Smith
How long have I supported Notts County?
25 years
What Notts County means to me.

Notts County dictate my every day. My weekly mood depends on the outcome of Saturdays and Tuesdays. Nothing I do ever beats watching the Magpies with my family and it’s long been a dream of mine to take my own son along. He’s been born at the wrong time during this season but I still long for the day I take him to the Lane. I’m desperate for some good times to return so I can pass the baton on to him and create new memories.

Chris Parr
How long have I supported Notts County?
47 years
What Notts County means to me.

I went to my first game with my Dad in 1972 aged 5… 47 years on we can still be found down the Lane maybe not as often as I’d like but I still get the same buzz going to the football with my Dad. We’ve seen the highs of the Sirrel and Warnock years and felt the pain of the Munto fiasco, it’s never been dull following Notts. This season has to be one of the biggest lows in years. It compares with the financial crisis where our very existence was threatened. I genuinely fear for our league status… I just don’t know where our next win will come from. It’s desperate times. Being a Notts fan requires a huge amount of optimism and like other Notts fans; I’m praying that somehow we can still turn this around.
My message to the team is that we still have faith in you. Let’s prove the haters wrong and keep this famous club where it belongs.

OriginalSmiffy_14 (@Smiffy300583)
How long have I supported Notts County?
Since 1989
What Notts County means to me.

I’ve been going down to Notts since my Grandad and Dad introduced me. 1989 my first game and ever since then I’ve been supporting them through thick and thin. After last season and the positivity going into this campaign, it seemed like everyone was ready for a promotion party. I think this is why it hurts so much that it’s gone from one extreme to the other. We have quality players who, in my opinion, are better than League 2. However, apart from a few they lack the two things you need in this league, fight and togetherness. It’s breaking me to see Notts, the club I love and have grown up with in the position they are now.

Ian Marsden
How long have I supported Notts County?
Since I was four years old
What Notts County means to me.

it’s a struggle to put into words, since I was 4 years old they have been the one constant in my life, the club means anything and everything to me, weekends are either glorious or ruined on results basis. Living out of Notts, my trips to see them are few and far between but I think living away has only meant my love for my club has grown more than ever. Seen all four divisions in my lifetime, but wherever we are, Notts are a huge important part of my life, they mean the world to me.


Andrew Lynch
How long have I supported Notts County?
23 years
What Notts County means to me.

Growing up in Nottingham and supporting Notts was always difficult. You were the minority. The black sheep. Constantly being asked why you don’t support Forest and being reminded on an almost daily basis about how you support the wrong team.

I was never swayed. My Dad was a passionate Notts fan in a family full of Forest fans and he made sure that I was going to fall in love with the Magpies as much as he had done years before I was even a twinkle in his eye.

What Notts County means to me is very simple. It’s home. I feel at home walking through the turnstiles of meadow lane. People that have been through the same things as me growing up, people that have experienced being the minority, people that know what it is to be black and white in a majority red city. Notts is all about family. You love them even when they let you down and you beam with pride when they succeed and it is all as simple as that. I love Notts County, it’s my life, it’s my purpose, it’s my home.

Murray Williams
How long have I supported Notts County?
Had a season ticket since 2002, since 2014 I’ve commuted from Birmingham for home games
What Notts County means to me.

What supporting Notts means: It’s in the blood. A lot of my friends are Forest fans and used to take the piss at school as we never do as well as them but I didn’t care. Having been going to watch Notts since the age of six in 2002 I have not seen the club at the best time in its lengthy history unlike my Dad who saw Notts in the First Division and even proposed to my Mum on the day Notts beat Chelsea to confirm promotion to the top flight! But struggling in League 1 and 2 didn’t matter to me as a fan as despite being in some rather dire situations I never ever thought we’d be relegated from the Football League even though at times the players we had were non-league standard. This is what hurts the most about our current situation; this group of players are far better than the squads we had under the likes of Steve Thompson and Gary Mills and we find ourselves bottom of the Football League and going down with a whimper. All most fans ask for is effort, desire and passion; something which should be easy to muster up when playing for a club with such rich history but we don’t appear to be seeing any of that at the moment. To lose our Football League status and the title of The Oldest Football League Club would be a disaster and would leave fans devastated.

In short, the club means everything to the fans, my girlfriend knows when Notts have lost as she says I’ve been in a bad mood all weekend. All we ask for is for this passion and commitment to be reciprocated by the players and staff at the club.

Chloe Page
How long have I supported Notts County?
8 years
What Notts County means to me.

To me Notts County isn’t just a football club we all support every Saturday, it’s a lifelong commitment. Notts County is the livelihoods of many of the fans who have seen good times but have also seen many lows. Through previous lows, fans have pulled together and backed the lads through tough times and become the 12th man season after season. For the club to get relegated now after everything will devastate thousands of fans. It’s the last push to pull the lads through to safety. COYP!

Micky Zulla
How long have I supported Notts County?
2 years
What Notts County means to me.

I’ve only been a Notts County fanatic for two short years but they have been intense. My daughter got free tickets with school two years ago and I came to the lane for the first time with my family. As soon as I walked into the ground, it felt like coming home. I just can’t describe the emotion. Since then I have been obsessed with all things Magpie and this has been a special thing that my daughter and I do together. We love that club with all our hearts and we’ve cried a lot over the past few weeks. I’m trying to drum up support through the radio, local paper and have even written to Juventus. I guess if you don’t ask you don’t get.


Helen Giles
How long have I supported Notts County?
Since 1980 when my Dad took me to my first home match at the age of four.
What Notts County means to me.

I feel I have a deep connection as a reflection on my life with so many memories some better than others but memories I have gained with my dad spending quality father daughter time every Saturday. Through cold Tuesday nights to sunny Saturday afternoons travelling home and away emotions high and low but memories I cherish. Notts is in my blood the passion and pride to support the oldest league club.
The passion, the excitement you get walking to Meadow Lane the anticipation of what might lie ahead for 90 minutes. The pride to support a club with history and not just to follow a club that is successful to follow an underdog.

The club means the world to me I am Notts through and through and currently at the moment feel a mixture of bewilderment, grief emotions all over the place. I would do anything to get out of the dark place we are in now. The thought of us leaving the Football League is just unbearable I just want the players to show some fight, guts and steel and if we all pull together pray we can get our very much loved club out of the miserable dark place we currently lie. I pray for a miracle. COYP!

Will Smith
How long have I supported Notts County?
From when I can remember! 13 years consistently
What Notts County means to me.

The most infuriating thing about football is when someone asks you ‘why do you care so much?’ because the feeling of attachment when it comes to football is both indescribable and unique. These people fail to realise that to many of us, football is more than just a game we watch for 90 minutes every Saturday, more than just a passionate hobby, but a community, a family. In the recent documentary, which tracks Sunderland’s relegation to League 1, Chris Coleman sums this relationship up succinctly when he describes the relationship between results on the pitch and the mentality of the fans. ‘If you win, they’ve won the lottery. They don’t actually care about money. You have won a game of football. If you lose and you keep losing, it affects them so badly. It really does’.

With Notts especially, impending relegation brings even more baggage. Not only would we drop down another division (something relatively common to Notts fans) and lose our football league status, but the club would lose a part of its collective identity as the world’s oldest football league- something unimaginable to Notts fans. The feeling of powerlessness is the worst part. Do the players give 100% every week? Probably. And we all know they probably do, but it’s impossible to shake the contradictory feeling that there must be something more we can do to shape the results on the pitch. No club is ‘too big to go down’ no matter the financial backing of the owner, or the size and passion of the fan base, however, the one thing we can know for sure, and the one thing we can tell those who question why we bother, is that no matter the division, our commitment to the club (not the not ownership or the players) is unflappable.

Shelley Louise
How long have I supported Notts County?
5 years
What Notts County means to me.

But not in the usual way it’s used by some fans. Although it’s true, when I first started following Notts the whole club from the top to the bottom had a family feel, players knew the cleaners, the admin staff knew the shop staff; the ladies team staff knew the match day programme sellers. It was a genuine family club.

Also, when I started following them, I was a young(ish), single, carefree person. Purely through Notts County, I met my partner. We would not have met any other way, as that was the only thing we had in common! We now have a son, who I can, hand on heart say, would not be here if it weren’t for me following Notts. So, when I say Notts means a family to me, I have my family purely because of their existence.

I would love to see that united, everyone knows everyone once again. It’s only through knowing everyone well enough that a club can succeed. Here’s hoping for an even bigger Great Escape than back in 2014.

Ian Kirke
How long have I supported Notts County?
Since 1970
What Notts County means to me.

My Roots (I now live down South but still travel all over the country). My late Dad (he first took me to Meadow Lane). One of the few things that make me, occasionally, cry. As soon as my kids were born, I enrolled them as junior Magpies. More than a club and, as annoying as it sometimes is, part of my DNA.


Loz Clough
How long have I supported Notts County?
50 years
What Notts County means to me.

It’s the 60’s and Thomas Edward Clough, my granddad lived with Mam and I, in our home at the top end of Meadow Lane.

Now blind, he’d worked before retirement as Chief Inspector at Raleigh Industries and was now enjoying his leisure time, listening to the radio bring all-night cricket from Aus. Saturday football results equally enthralled him. He was always excited to hear how ‘his’ ‘Magpies has fared and he enthralled me, his wide-eyed young grand-daughter, with tales of being amongst thousands of supporters spilling-out of the terraces at Meadow Lane to watch historic ‘pies’ bring some spectacular football results to the hard-working masses. Granddad never spoke about those times with anything other than great pride.

I got the ‘bug’ when I visited Meadow Lane on a cold winter’s night. ‘Masses’ of supporters then was down to a thousand and a few but it was great to chat across from the Kop to your mates in the Lane end; with only the thud of the ball letting you know a game was actually ‘on’ – unable to see across a fog-covered pitch.
I was offered chance to help the club raise much-needed funds by selling “Golden Goal” tickets and as Jimmy Sirrel’s phenomenal influence on players, proud to wear the shirt, took hold, results soared again, as did the crowds.

One fan I recall, always bought a ticket from me and at that time, he was easily remembered because he was the only bloke I’d ever seen in my life, who wore an earring in his ear! At that time, I didn’t know his name; just that he could always be relied upon to put in his quid to ‘support’ the club, he clearly loved. Fifty years on, I now know he’s called ‘Walt’! How do I know? Simply because he sits in the seat in front of me in the Pavis: still showing his love for his team; still showing his support; still, like many thousands of us, having black and white blood streaming through his veins.

I have been known (more often, last year) to visit Granddad Clough in his (and Mam and Grandma’s) final resting place at Bulwell, to sit awhile, be boastful of how well ‘our’ team’s doing. Sadly, I’ve ‘neglected’ that duty for some time now, simply because… I just don’t know what to say! “Punched about our weight?“ “Exactly where we should be?” “Relegated?” All words that, for me, have absolutely no place at, in or near, my Meadow Lane! I won’t hear it and I’m not interested in conversations with anyone who currently feels able to voice any of this about my Lane, my team and my club!

I bought, as presents for my family, s-e-v-e-n Season Tickets last year! Two-year old Amelia-Lilly shows, (if I’m totally honest) slightly more interest in Mr and Mrs Magpie than she ever does of what’s going on on the pitch – unless there’s a goal! She even knows our songs now and her ‘”wheelbarrow” version is a sheer delight to hear! Sav (6) hasn’t quite been the same since “Shola Am-e-o-bi” left the club but it was her pleasure to meet/spend time with him last year. They’re both having to ‘have explained’ and get ‘used to’ some ‘naughty words’ from surrounding fans of late and to me, it’s such a shame! Everyone knows – and it’s a psychological fact – that you get so much more out of people (always and with whatever in life) from a “pat on the back than a smack in the mouth”: don’t they?

And blame? I don’t ‘do’ that either, I’m afraid! Coulda! Woulda! Shoulda! means diddly squat, right now!

All I’d like to see, is for the remaining seventeen games we have left of this miserable season, everyone – be it supporter; backroom staff or Chairman – get behind ‘the team’, whatever their number, whatever their attempt on the field and whatever their results. Ref’s on the other hand…(lol).

I believe we hard-working masses are all worthy of seeing this club continue to play League Two football – and above! The young men wearing that historic shirt on the pitch, just have to believe in themselves and their abilities, too. That’s all that will get us out of this mess, now! And seeing them adopt a “you’re either by my side, on my side or in my way: in which case – move” attitude, may help, too.

Please, I just want to be able to visit my Granddad again – taking with me, loads of good news to share, for a change!