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🔎 The Opposition: Notts County

An in-depth look at the Magpies

5 September 2018

Exeter City will be looking to get back to winning ways in EFL League Two this Saturday as they take on Notts County in a 3pm kick-off at St James Park.

Here is all you need to know about the Magpies...

About Notts County

  • Founded: 1862
  • Stadium: Meadow Lane
  • Nickname: The Magpies

Founded in 1862, Notts County are the oldest professional association football club in the world. The Magpies were one of the 12 founding clubs of the football league in 1888.

They play their home matches at Meadow Lane, which has been their home since 1910 and has a capacity of 19,841.

Notts County's history includes an FA Cup victory, a Football League record 29 combined promotions and relegations, several financial crises, and periods of success and struggle across all four divisions of English professional football.

The Manager:

Harry Kewell

Harry Kewell was announced as Notts County manager on September 1, replacing Kevin Nolan who was relieved of his duties a few days earlier.

Harry joined the Magpies from Crawley Town after enjoying a strong debut season in first-team management and will be tasked with quickly turning around Notts poor start to the season.

Recent Form:

The Magpies currently sit bottom of League Two with one point from their first six matches, a run which ultimately cost Kevin Nolan his job. The Magpies opened the campaign with a goalless draw against Colchester United, but are on a run of five straight losses.

Last out they suffered a 3-1 loss at home to Forest Green Rovers.

2018/19 Season in review

After earning survival in a relegation battle during 2018/19, the Magpies enjoyed a season in the top-half of League Two last time out.

They spent seven weeks at the top and over half of the season in an automatic promotion spot but ultimately ended in fith place and in the play-offs.

Notts would face eventual play-off winners Coventry City over two legs, where, after a hard fought 1-1 draw in the opening leg, they were convincingly beaten 4-1 by the Sky Blues in the second leg at Meadow Lane

Ones to watch

Enzio Boldewijn

The pacey, skillful Dutch winger joined Notts County in the summer from Crawley Town on a three-year deal for an undisclosed six-figure fee. Enzio scored 10 times, and assisted six goals last season at Crawley 

Kristian Dennis

Another summer transfer window signing, Kristian joined the Magpies from relegated Chesterfield. The striker scored 21 times for Chesterfield last season and opened his account for his new side in a 3-2 loss against Newport County.

Previous Encounter

It was a day to forget for the Grecians the last time Notts County visited St James Park.

Exeter City slipped to a 3-0 defeat at home to Notts County in September 2017. An early Lewis Alessandra strike and two goals from substitute Jorge Grant sealed the win for the away side against a City team who had created a number of chances but failed to be clinical.

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