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