No need to panic Notts

August 30, 2009

Well, the rollercoaster ride at Notts County takes a downward spiral after a defeat at Underhill, and the scaremongers are out in force.

“Two more defeats and Charlie’s out” says one idiot on the NEP website. Obviously, now Notts have a couple of quid they want one of those moonsticks. Yesterday. And they’re not on their own, as you find several similar comments on every forum you visit.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t there almost an entire new team down at the ‘Lane these days? And despite what the over exuberant media says, Charlie is responsibe for that team, he identified most of those players and has got them on the right track to start playing as a unit. OK, Sven brought in the two ‘marquee signings’ of Kasper Schmeichel and ‘The Soleth’, but the stars of the season so far are very much Charlie’s boys.

And like any new team, the one thing that’s needed is time to gel, and gel they almost certainly will. Notts have a spine of players with Premier League experience, and most of the side have played further up the football pyramid.

And once we have gelled, we’ll romp to promotion.

Have a look at the positives; Up front there’s goals throughout, particularly from Hughes, but both Hawley and Rogers look a shoe-in for 15 goals plus. There’s strength at the back, with Graeme Lee in particular looking a class act, and Johnnie Jackson will be a top signing in midfield. Then there are the two best goalkeepers in League 2 in the squad, both of whom could do a job further up the football spectrum.

So come on my fellow Pies, give Charlie the time he deserves to mould the new players into a team, and remember there are 123 points left to play for this season. And it could be worse, we could still be watching the atrocity that was last years team.

Or watching Forest.