The Week That Was 2/10/06


NCM users voted Austin McCann as the most impressive of Steve Thompson's summer signings. McCann totalled 30.5% of the vote, with Alan White second on 22.9% and Jason Lee third with 12.7%.

Notts County announced that all tickets for the forthcoming trip to Mansfield Town were sold out.

Thompson announced his delight following the 1-0 win at Torquay on Saturday. Lawrie Dudfield scored a last minute winner. Talking to the Official Site Thompson said, “I'm delighted for him and the boys because they are all magnificent and gave their all.”

The whole squad set off for a team bonding exercise when they went paintballing.


Steve Thompson was named one of four nominees for the ‘League 2 Manger of the Month Award'. Danny Wilson of Hartlepool, Paul Lambert of Wycombe and Richard Money of Walsall were also in contention.

Winger David Pipe was named in the ‘League 2 Team of the Week' after his combative display at Torquay. It was his first appearance there this season.

Cherry... Still giving Notts a helping hand
Kevin Pilkington told the Notts County Official Website that he was still learning under the experienced guide of Steve Cherry. Cherry is the current Notts goalkeeping coach. Pilkington: “I've really enjoyed working with Steve. He is a legend here and I really thank him for his efforts.”


Thompson revealed he'd consigned himself to losing Jason Lee at some stage in the season. The experienced striker will be missing from the squad at Mansfield after accumulating five bookings. On the Official Site Thompson said: “We all know big Jason. He is a target for referees, a target for the opposition and a target for managers but he gives his bundle for us.”

A young Notts County Reserve side beat Hucknall Town 5-4. Stef Frost (2), Steven Akers, Bobby Wilson and Ryan Molloy scored.


Thompson missed out on the ‘League 2 Manager of the Month Award'. Danny Wilson of Hartlepool won it, with Richard Money of Walsall second. Thompson trailed in third.

Mansfield Town informed Notts that the gates for the 2pm kick-off at Field Mill on Saturday will open at 12:30.


Steve Thomson looked forward to the big derby clash on Notts' Official Site: “It is another game although I totally understand the importance of the game for everyone. To me it is Mansfield Town, it is a football match and three points are up for grabs.”

The club announced that there will be 1000 free tickets for kids available for the Family Stand in the next home game against Bristol Rovers. ‘96 Trent FM' are behind the scheme, and will be giving free tickets away on Thursday and Friday.