Notts County Panic Again

Two weekends ago, on a cold and cheerless day in East London, I watched as Notts County went down to the home side, Leyton Orient, by the odd goal, and, in so doing, ended an amazing run under their manager, Keith Curle, of 22 away games undefeated. This week, at home, and in front of a disappointingly small crowd, they lost, again by a single goal, to the bottom team in the division, Hartlepool United. This left them a few more places below the play-off places than they would have liked – around the middle of the table – but respectable.

Apparently not.

Not respectable enough to keep manager Keith Curle in his job. That record of 22 undefeated away games forgotten; the excellent first half of the season, forgotten; an overall record of 23 wins out of 51 games, better than many, forgotten. Instead, as so often in soccer these days, as so often at Notts County, the chairman reaches for the panic button, making it seven managers at the club since 2009.

Ridiculous!

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6 thoughts on “Notts County Panic Again

  1. It seems to be endemic in football at present. Just look at Forest – O’Driscoll unceremoniously turfed out, on Boxing Day, when we’d just beaten Leeds! And McLeish won’t be with us for long, by the looks of things. It’s a shambles.

  2. Paul Dickov too – one week on from dumping Liverpool out of the Cup and he’s on his bike as well.You just knew his days were numbered when you heard the Oldham chairman say the next day “I won’t be sacking him today”……

  3. Endemic is right. Forest, even seen from across the Trent, seem to have acted quite stupidly – and as for Southampton!

  4. Something in the waters of the Trent? The management of both clubs losing their bottle – and their marbles – at the same time. And, as if to prove the pointlessness of it all, County lost their first non-Keith Curle game last night away to Stevenage.

  5. Billy Davies returns – which is good. But I’m appalled by the way these managers are being treated – shabby and dishonest. That goes for O’Driscoll and McLeish both.

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