An Interview With A True Magpie, Jon Faulkner

Last updated : 06 January 2003 By
Jon Faulkner
Jon (Long_EatonPie) Faulkner


Which stand do you usually sit in ?
Z Block Sirrel Stand

Where are you from ?
Birmingham originally, most of life in Notts though (Long Eaton)

How long have you been a Notts Fan ?
12 years

Why did you start to support Notts, and not the scum over the water ?
Never interested in Forest, went to my first game at home v Bristol Rovers we won 3-2. I originally supported Arsenal.

Draper - Top Class
Who has been the best player you have ever seen in a Notts shirt ?

No player stands out on his own for the 12 years I have supported them, but Tommy Johnson, Steve Cherry and Mark Draper were all top class in there days at the Lane

What was the first Notts game you ever went to ?
Bristol Rovers (home) was 2-1 down and won the game 3-2

What is the best Notts game you have ever been to ?
Brighton 1-3 Notts County (Playoff final old 2nd div)

What is the worst Notts game you have ever been to ?
Wigan at home this season, Northampton home last season.

Who have been the best opposition you have ever seen at Meadow Lane ?
Leeds United, they beat us 5-2 at the Lane in our top flight season - they won the title that year.

Brentford - Worst Ground Been To
What has been the best away ground you have ever been to ?
Wembley - Old Trafford, White Hart lane, McAlpine Stadium

What has been the worst away ground you have ever been to ?

What has been your funniest moment down at Notts County ?
Pavis swearing at the Leicester fans on the official opening of Meadow Lanes new stands; he thought the mic was off, instead all the stadium heard what he said.
GABBIADINI getting booked after Notts had scored for moaning after he had taunted the fans after northants had equilised in our first home win of the season 2-1.

Best Moment as a Notts fan ?
2 promotions in succesive seasons, win over Forest 2-1 and the draw at the City Ground. 1-1 with Man United at home. The win at Upton Park 2-1 in the season we went up. 4-1 wins over Leicester and Derby the season we went down to the (New) first.

Worst Moment as a Notts fan ?
Relegation to the 3rd division, 4-0 home defeat against Forest, Northampton 0-3 last season. This seasons administration and transfer embargo.

Which player have you been most impressed with this season, if any?
Paul Heffernan, when he gets a chance, and already Jeff Whitley

Saul Deeney Looks An Exciting Prospect
Which player(s) would you like to see Dearden not picking on a regular basis?
Caskey costs too much and isn't really worth it

Who looks the most exciting prospect at the Lane ? Paul Heffernan and Saul Deeney.

Do you think Dearden is the right man for the job ?
Yes, as soon as all the money problems are sorted out, we will see that he is one of the best of the lower leagues.

What kind of players do you think notts need in order to get out of relegation ? A replacement for Caskey, Whitley could be this, and a good left winger.

And finally, Where do you think Notts will end up this season?
Mid table (probably lower half)