Notts County FC 1994/95
Match Line-Ups & Details


The 2nd tier clubs for season 1994/95

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New to the 2nd tier this season
Relegated clubs: Sheffield United, Oldham Atheltic and Swindon Town
Promoted clubs: Reading, Port Vale and Burnley
*Swindon Town had been relegated after one season in the top flight, Burnley were back in the 2nd tier for the first time since season 1982/83.


Saturday 16th July 1994

Pre-season friendly

Armitage 0
Notts County 6


Tuesday 19th July 1994

Mini Tournament in Koice, Slovakia

50 minute game
Slovan Bratislava 1
Notts County 0

50 minute game
Koice 0
Notts County 1


Saturday 23rd July 1994

Pre-season friendly

Played at the Dog and Duck Ground in Wellingborough

Northampton Town 1
Notts County 1


Wednesday 3rd August 1994

Pre-season friendly

Rotherham United 0
Notts County 1


Saturday 6th August 1994

Pre-season friendly

Played at Walsall

Birmingham City 0
Notts County 2


Tuesday 9th August 1994

Pre-season friendly

Played at South Kesteven Ground in Grantham

Ipswich Town 1
Notts County 0


Saturday 13th August 1994
3pm kick off at Fratton Park

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2nd tier League fixture
*Then known as Division One

Portsmouth 2
Powell 5
Symons 89

Notts County 1
Sherlock 70

Attendance:- 10,487
Referee:- P. Foakes (Clacton)
Bookings:- Pompey - Pethick (20), Notts - Yates (60)

Portsmouth
Colours:- Blue shirts, White shorts, Red socks
League Position:- First game of the season, had finished 17th/24 in 1993/94
Manager:- Jim Smith

1.   Alan Knight
2.   Jon Gittens
3.   Mark Stimson
4.   Alan McLoughlin +
5.   Kit Symons
6.   Tony Dobson
7.   Warren Neill
8.   Robbie Pethick
9.   Darryl Powell
10. Gerry Creaney *
11. Paul Hall

Sub: David Lee *68
Sub: Ray Daniel +82
Sub not used: Mark Poom (GK)

Notts County
Colours:- Black & white striped shirts, White shorts, Black socks
League Position:- First game of the season, had finished 7th/24 in 1993/94
Manager:- Mick Walker

1.   Steve Cherry
2.   Colin Hoyle
3.   Michael Johnson *
4.   Phil Turner
5.   Shaun Murphy
6.   Dean Yates
7.   Tony Agana
8.   Andy Legg
9.   Gary Lund
10. Gary McSwegan
11. Michael Simpson

Sub: Paul Sherlock *19
Sub not used: Paul Cox & Paul Reece (GK)

Notes:
For the 4th season running, Notts lost their opening day fixture. McSwegan missed a penalty towards the end of the 1st half.


Sunday 21st August 1994
3pm kick off at Meadow Lane

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2nd tier League fixture
*Then known as Division One

Notts County 1
Simpson 34

Wolverhampton W. 1
Thomspon (pen) 70

Attendance :- 8,569
Referee:- Ian Cruickshanks (Hartlepool)
Weather:- Sunny and warm
Bookings:- Emenalo & Murphy (Notts), Ferguson, Thomas & Froggatt (Wolves)

Notts County
Colours:- Black & white striped shirts, White shorts, Black socks
League Position:- before match 23rd/24, after match 18th/24
Manager:- Mick Walker

1.   Steve Cherry
2.   Colin Hoyle
3.   Michael Emenalo
4.   Phil Turner
5.   Shaun Murphy
6.   Dean Yates
7.   Tony Agana
8.   Andy Legg
9.   Gary Lund
10. Gary McSwegan
11. Michael Simpson *

Sub: Rob Matthews *75
Sub not used: Paul Cox & Paul Reece (GK)

Wolverhampton Wanderers
Colours:- All Gold
League Position:- before match 12th/24, after match 6th/24
Manager:- Graham Taylor

1.   Mike Stowell
2.   James Smith
3.   Andy Thompson
4.   Darren Ferguson
5.   Paul Blades
6.   Peter Shirtliff
7.   Mark Venus
8.   Geoff Thomas
9.   Mark Rankine
10. David Kelly
11. Steve Frogatt

Sub not used: Paul Birch, Neil Emblem & Paul Jones (GK)

Broadcast live by Central Television (to the Midlands ITV region only) as "The Central Match Live" from 2:30-4:55pm. Alan Parry was the commentator with Trevor Francis.

The Matchday Programme editorial
"First Person" by Derek Pavis
PROVIDED that everything has gone according to plan (and there's no guarantee of that at the time of writing), I think it's true to say that this is one of the most significant days in the long history of Notts County. When you consider that this is only the second time a new Main Stand has been built since this club took up residence at Meadow Lane, that must be the case. It's been a long, hard slog throughout the summer for the staff of John Mowlem, and the many sub-contractors, and I'm sure you will want to join me in thanking them for their efforts. At long last, they are now able to sit back, take in the view and be proud of what they have achieved. I'm certainly proud of what we have achieved in the past few years and when you think of how this ground looked just four years ago... it's been an unbelievable transformation. What gives me special satisfaction is to be able to say that I've taken a big stride towards fulfilling a promise that I made to myself when I took over the club from Jack Dunnett.

I was determined to provide the best for Notts County's loyal hard-core of supporters and I see this as a major step in that direction. It is only one phase of the overall plan and I realise that better than anyone. The next step is to build a team which can take us into the Premiership and stay there and although I'm constantly being told that I'm dreaming, we'll see about that. Hopefully, now that we have a magnificent all-seater stadium, people will no longer be slightly embarrassed about saying they support Notts County.

I hope it will make you look forward even more to your trips to Meadow Lane and from a practical  point of  view,  the new Main Stand has provided us with unlimited potential for commercial activities. Needless to say, Im looking for these to generate a lot of extra income each year and now that the ground has been totally re-developed with modern floodlights and a much improved playing surface, we only have one priority. It's all about getting success on the field -and that's the difficult part. No matter how much money you throw at it, you can never be absolutely certain that you will win enough matches to be successful but I can assure you that we fully intend to try. We will continue to do it in our own way and you know me well enough by now to realise that I won't do anything which will put the club in financial difficulty. But the aim of everyone at Notts County is to eventually get into the Premiership and everything we do is now geared towards making that happen.

If we can get a successful team together, hopefully people will flock to Meadow Lane to use our excellent facilities but if they don't, you won't hear any complaints from me. Ive never been so "low" as I was in April when only 6,318 turned up to see our important clash with Tranmere Rovers. I couldn't believe it when the attendance figure was shown to me and I even suggested to Neal that he should go back and check it. That's all in the past, though, and I've promised myself that I won't complain about small crowds anymore. It's a free country and people will come to Meadow Lane if they want to.

COUNTY PAY PENALTY FOR MISSED CHANCES

ANDY Thompson's penalty 19 minutes from time brought Wolverhampton Wanderers a hard-earned draw at a sun-soaked Meadow Lane yesterday. The point takes them up to join the pack of clubs on four points jostling behind Middlesbrough, the Endsleigh Insurance League first division's only team with a 100 percent record. A draw was probably about right, ensuring that Notts County celebrated the opening of their new main stand with their first point of the season. The Derek Pavis Stand, named after the chairman, has completed the remarkable transformation of a ground that was once one of the most ramshackle in the league. "The next step is to build a team which can take us into the Premier League," Pavis wrote in the programme. That may take rather longer than the summer that it took to put up the new stand, but County were worth their point against the pre-season promotion favourites and they might have had all three, missing some gaping opportunities to make the game safe before Thompson's equaliser.

Wolverhampton did not look like a team to take the league by storm. If they are to do so, they desperately need Steve Bull, whose absence yesterday spoke volumes for his importance to his side. "There is a great potent force missing when Steve is not there and it was a question not of replacing him with one player but with two, pushing Froggatt forward as well as bringing in Rankine," Graham Taylor, the manager, said. Froggatt was the most effective Wolverhampton forward in the first half and he might have settled his side's nerves after only ten minutes as he sped away from Yates, but he shot straight at Cherry as the goalkeeper came out, Cherry hanging on to a fierce shot as he dived. The next time Froggatt got free, as Ferguson and Rankine combined, he made no mistake, but his strike was disallowed for offside. The television replay suggested that he was just the right side of the defender when Rankine's pass was made.

By then, County were looking increasingly the livelier team against their more ponderous opponents and they almost took the lead on the half-hour as Lund met Legg's corner with a point-blank header that was blocked on the line by Ferguson. At that stage, Legg had been involved in just about everything, taking all the dead-ball kicks and hurling his long throws into the Wolverhampton penalty area from anywhere inside their half. Legg, though, was not involved when County did take the lead. He was on his way over to take a corner when Emenalo decided to do the job for him and played it short to Turner. A square pass found Simpson and the youngster looked up before floating a perfect shot over Stowell and under the bar. That gave County a lead they fully deserved at the interval, but, as the second half wore on, Wolverhampton stepped up the pressure. Even so, Agana and Legg both might have given County a further goal before Ferguson and Blades combined to free Rankine. Simpson caught him from behind and Wolverhampton secured their point from the spot.

Notes:
It was unfortunate that the new £3 million pound Main Stand's debut match had been selected for live broadcast on television, as the presence of the TV cameras obviously had an impact on the attendance. 13,438 had watched the previous season's fixture v Wolves, but only 8,569 turned up for this season's clash with County's Midlands rivals after it was switched to the Sunday afternoon. On entering the ground an hour before kick-off, the new stand looked magnificent, but it had become a rather depressing sight by the time the game began - for it was barely a third full. With the close-season focus on financing and building the new stand, Notts had done little to improve the squad to encourage results and bums on seats, the two new players on show today were Nigerian international Michael Emenalo and former Bradford City full back Colin Hoyle, neither of whom made an impact, managing a grand total of just 10 league appearances between them all season. The only other player to join was reserve keeper Paul Reece from Oxford United. Star player Mark Draper had been sold to Leicester City for £1.25 million.

The artist's impression of the Derek Pavis Stand, as unveiled in the Nottingham Evening Post in March 1994.




Wednesday 24th August 1994

Anglo-Italian Cup
Group A

Ascoli 1
Incocciati 22

Notts County 1
Devlin 46

Attendance:- 1,300

Notts County
Cherry, Hoyle*, Emenalo, Turner, Yates, Murphy, Devlin, Sherlock*, Lund, Agana, Simpson
Subs: Matthews*, Cox* Subs not Used: Walker, Jones, Reece (GK)

Notes:
There was no English preliminary round this season, eight 2nd tier clubs and eight Italian Serie B teams were split into two groups of eight, Notts were placed in Group A to meet up with Ascoli, Atalanta, Lecce and Venezia from Italy, whilst the three other English clubs in the group (who Notts wouldn't actually play, but would be directly competing against to achieve the best record of the English clubs to go through to the semi-final) were Swindon Town, Tranmere Rovers and Wolverhampton Wanderers.


Saturday 27th August 1994
3pm kick off at Bramall Lane

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2nd tier League fixture
*Then known as Division One

Sheffield United 1
Whitehouse (pen) 64

Notts County 3
McSwegan 27, 83
Lund 36

Attendance:- 15,301
Referee:- K Lupton (Stockton-on-Tees)

Sheffield United
Colours:- Red & White striped shirts, Black shorts, Black socks
League Position:- before match 12th/24, after weekend matches 15th/24
Manager:- Dave Bassett

1.   Simon Tracey
2.   Kevin Gage
3.   Roger Nilsen +
4.   Paul Rogers
5.   Brian Gayle
6.   Scott Marshall
7.   Mitch Ward *
8.   Jostein Flo  Sent Off 41
9.   Nathan Blake
10. Glyn Hodges
11. Dane Whitehouse

Sub: Carl Veart *45
Sub: Adrian Littlejohn +69
Sub not used: Alan Kelly (GK)

Notts County
Colours:- Tarton blue shirts, White shorts, White socks
League Position:- before match 18th/24, after weekend matches 10th/24
Manager:- Mick Walker

1.   Steve Cherry
2.   Paul Cox
3.   Michael Emenalo
4.   Phil Turner
5.   Shaun Murphy
6.   Dean Yates *
7.   Tony Agana
8.   Andy Legg
9.   Gary Lund
10. Gary McSwegan
11. Paul Devlin

Sub: Rob Matthews *45
Subs not used : Michael Simpson & Paul Reece (GK)

Notes:
Dean Yates had been out for two seasons with injury before making his comeback in the final game of last season, but at Sheffield United - with Notts 2-0 up - he was stretchered off with a suspected broken leg, the Blades were already down to 10 men after Flo had been sent off for a farcical challenge on Yates just a few minutes earlier, Mitch Ward went one better with an even more ridiculous challenge on Yates that caused the injury but Ward somehow didn't see red. Fortunately it turned out that Yates was OK and would only miss one match. This was a good win against a side who had just come down from the Premier League. The Blades' no.4 would join Notts later this season.


Tuesday 30th August 1994
7:45pm kick off at Meadow Lane

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2nd tier League fixture
*Then known as Division One

Notts County 1
McSwegan 15

Oldham Athletic 3
McCarthy 45, 52, 61

Attendance :- 6,604

Notts County
Colours:- Black & white striped shirts, White shorts, Black socks
League Position:- before match 10th/24, after midweek matches 13th/24
Manager:- Mick Walker

1.   Steve Cherry
2.   Paul Sherlock
3.   Michael Emenalo
4.   Phil Turner
5.   Shaun Murphy
6.   Paul Cox
7.   Tony Agana
8.   Andy Legg
9.   Gary Lund *
10. Gary McSwegan
11. Paul Devlin

Sub: Rob Matthews *
Subs not used: Michael Simpson & Paul Reece (GK)

Oldham Athletic
Colours:- ?Blue shirts, White shorts, Blue socks, Red trimmings?
League Position:- before match 4th/24, after midweek matches 2nd/24
Manager:- Joe Royle

Team to be added

Notes:
Notts started well and scored a good goal, a neat move leading to McSwegan heading in. Then Oldham took over, Sean McCarth scored a hat-trick and for the 4th season running Notts had 4 points from their opening 4 games.


Saturday 3rd September 1994
3pm kick off at Meadow Lane

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2nd tier League fixture
*Then known as Division One

Notts County 0

Swindon Town 1
Fjortoft 40

Attendance :- 6,537
Referee:- K. Lynch (Knaresborough)

Notts County
Colours:- Black & white striped shirts, White shorts, Black socks
League Position:- before match 13th/24, after weekend matches 19th/24
Manager:- Mick Walker

1.   Steve Cherry
2.   Paul Cox *
3.   Michael Emenalo
4.   Phil Turner
5.   Shaun Murphy
6.   Dean Yates
7.   Paul Devlin
8.   Andy Legg
9.   Gary Lund
10. Gary McSwegan
11. Rob Matthews

Sub: Tony Agana *82
Subs not used: Michael Johnson & Paul Reece (GK)

Swindon Town
Colours:- ?All Red with white & green trimmings?
League Position:- before match 6th/24, after weekend matches 2nd/24
Manager:- John Gorman

1.   Fraser Digby
2.   Mark Robinson
3.   Kevin Horlock
4.   Andy Thomson
5.   Luc Nijholt
6.   Shaun Taylor
7.   Martin Ling
8.   Joey Beauchamp  Sent Off 82
9.   Jan-Aage Fjortoft
10. Keith Scott *
11. Wayne O'Sullivan

Sub: Andy Mutch *50
Subs not used: Brian Kilcline & Nicky Hammond (GK)

Notes:
Two home fixtures lost in the space of 5 days - This appalling display against Swindon saw manager Mick Walker clearly rattled when BBC Radio Nottingham correspondent Colin Slater asked for his reaction to "a result like that" - "What do you mean, a result like that?" snapped Walker, Slater's pragmatic reply was "A home defeat to Swindon Town, which is very disappointing". The following week Walker would make a panic buy as well as bringing in a loan signing that proved to be disastrous.




Tuesday 6th September 1994

Anglo-Italian Cup
Group A

Notts County 1
Turner 55

Lecce 0

Attendance:- 2,495

Notts County
Reece, Gallagher, Emenalo, Turner, Johnson, Yates, Devlin, Legg*, Agana, McSwegan, Matthews
Sub: Simpson*. Subs not used: Lund, Murphy, Cox, Kelly (GK)

Notes:
Paul Devlin was sent off on 81 minutes.


Saturday 10th September 1994
3pm kick off at Ashton Gate

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2nd tier League fixture
*Then known as Division One

Bristol City 2
Bent 15
Scott (pen) 53

Notts County 1
Jemson 45

Attendance:- 6,670
Referee:- M. Brandwood (Lichfield)

Bristol City
Colours:- Red shirts, White shorts, Red socks
League Position:- before match 16th/24, after weekend matches 10th/24
Manager:- Russell Osman

1.   Keith Welch
2.   Marvin Harriott
3.   Martin Scott
4.   Mark Shail
5.   Matt Bryant
6.   Jason Fowler
7.   Scott Partridge
8.   Junior Bent
9.   Ian Baird
10. Wayne Allison
11. Rob Edwards

Sub: Henry McKop
Sub: Colin Loss
Sub: Phil Kite (GK)

Notts County
Colours:- ?Black & white striped shirts, Black shorts, Black socks?
League Position:- before match 19th/24, after weekend matches 22nd/24
Manager:- Mick Walker

1.   Steve Cherry
2.   Tommy Gallagher
3.   Michael Emenalo
4.   Phil Turner
5.   Michael Johnson
6.   Dean Yates
7.   Nigel Jemson *
8.   Andy Legg
9.   Rob Matthews
10. Gary McSwegan
11. Martin Kuhl

Sub: Gary Lund *
Subs not used: Shaun Murphy & Paul Reece (GK)

Notes:
Nigel Jemson - signed from Sheffield Wednesday for £300,000 in mid-week - and Martin Kuhl, arriving on loan from Derby County on Friday, both made their debuts at Ashton Gate. Jemson scored but this would prove to be his only league goal for the club in a two season spell that saw the former Forest man make only 14 league appearances.


Tuesday 13th September 1994
7:45pm kick off at Oakwell

programme cover to be added

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2nd tier League fixture
*Then known as Division One

Barnsley 1
Rammell 47

Notts County 1
Lund 84

Attendance:- 3,928

Barnsley
Colours:- Red shirts, White shorts, Red socks, Black trim
League Position:- before match 12th/24, after midweek matches 15th/24
Manager:- Danny Wilson

David Watson
Gary Fleming
Nicky Eaden
Steve Davis
Gerry Taggart
Danny Wilson
Glynn Snodin
Neil Redfearn
Brendan O'Connell
Andy Payton *
Andy Rammell

Sub: Andy Liddell *

Notts County
Colours:- ?Black & white striped shirts, Black shorts, Black socks?
League Position:- before match 22nd/24, after midweek matches 22nd/24
Manager:- Mick Walker

1.   Steve Cherry
2.   Tommy Gallagher
3.   Richard Walker
4.   Phil Turner
5.   Michael Johnson
6.   Dean Yates
7.   Nigel Jemson *
8.   Andy Legg
9.   Paul Devlin
10. Gary McSwegan
11. Martin Kuhl  Sent Off 49

Sub: Gary Lund *
Subs not used: Paul Cox & Paul Reece (GK)

Notes:
On loan Martin Kuhl, making his 2nd appearance for Notts, was sent off on 49 for head-butting an opponent, he was then returned early to Derby in disgrace. Mick Walker was sacked on Wednesday.


Saturday 17th September 1994
3pm kick off at Meadow Lane

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2nd tier League fixture
*Then known as Division One

Notts County 0

Stoke City 2
Peschisolido 31, 70

Attendance :- 8,282
Referee:- E. Wolstenholme (Blackburn)
Bookings: Notts - Legg (34). Stoke - Carruthers (18), Downing (18)

Notts County
Colours:- Black & white striped shirts, White shorts, Black socks
League Position:- before match 22nd/24, after weekend matches 23rd/24
Manager:- Russell Slade

1.   Steve Cherry
2.   Tommy Gallagher
3.   Michael Emenalo
4.   Phil Turner
5.   Michael Johnson
6.   Dean Yates
7.   Nigel Jemson *
8.   Andy Legg
9.   Paul Devlin
10. Gary McSwegan
11. Michael Simpson

Sub: Gary Lund *45
Subs not used:  Richard Walker & Paul Reece (GK)

Stoke City
Colours:- ?Probably change strip?
League Position:- before match 7th/24, after weekend matches 6th/24
Manager:- Asa Hartford

1.   Carl Muggleton
2.   John Butler
3.   Les Sandford
4.   John Dreyer
5.   Ian Cranson
6.   Toddy Orlygsson
7.   Ray Wallace
8.   Keith Downing
9.   Martin Carruthers
10. Paul Peschisolido
11. Nigel Gleghorn

Subs not used: Vince Overson, Jason Beckford & Mark Prudhoe (GK)

Bottom six following the defeat to Stoke
(Note that goals scored rather than goal difference separated teams level on points. It was also 4 teams relegated from the 2nd tier this season)
                      P   GS  Pts
19. Watford           8    7    9
20. Sheffield United  7    9    8
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21. Burnley           8    6    8
22. Southend United   8    8    7
23. Notts County      8    8    5
24. West Bromwich A.  6    5    4

Notes:
Assistant manager Russell Slade had taken charge of the side, for now, following the mid-week sacking. County were unlucky not to equalise in the 2nd half but the overall display only encouraged further speculation as to who would be the most likely candidate to replace Mick Walker. Stoke also had a temporary manager in charge for this match.



Tuesday 20th September 1994
7:45pm kick off at Ashton Gate

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League Cup 2nd Round 1st Leg

Bristol City 0

Notts County 1
Devlin 87

Attendance:- 2,546

Bristol City
Colours:- Red shirts, White shorts, Red socks
League Position:- 17th/24 in the 2nd tier
Manager:- Russell Osman

Team to be added

Notts County
Colours:- ?Black & white striped shirts, White shorts, Black socks?
League Position:- 23rd/24 in the 2nd tier
Manager:- Russell Slade

1.   Steve Cherry
2.   Paul Sherlock
3.   Shaun Murphy
4.   Phil Turner
5.   Michael Johnson
6.   Dean Yates
7.   Paul Devlin
8.   Andy Legg
9.   Gary Lund *
10. Gary McSwegan *
11. Michael Simpson

Sub: Nigel Jemson *
Sub: Tony Agana *
Sub not used: Paul Reece (GK)


Saturday 24th September 1994
3pm kick off at Meadow Lane

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2nd tier League fixture
*Then known as Division One

Notts County 3
Agana 11
Lund 17
Sturgess (og) 59

Charlton Athletic 3
Whyte 24
Nelson 84, 86

Attendance :- 5,726
Referee:- N. Barry (Scunthorpe)

Notts County
Colours:- Black & white striped shirts, White shorts, Black socks
League Position:- before match 23rd/24, after weekend matches 24th/24
Manager:- Russell Slade

1.   Steve Cherry
2.   Paul Sherlock
3.   Shaun Murphy
4.   Phil Turner
5.   Michael Johnson
6.   Dean Yates
7.   Paul Devlin
8.   Andy Legg
9.   Gary Lund *
10. Nigel Jemson
11. Tony Agana

Sub: Gary McSwegan *71
Subs not used: Rob Matthews & Paul Reece (GK)

Charlton Athletic
Colours:- Red shirts, Black shorts, Red socks
League Position:- before match 8th/24, after weekend matches 7th/24
Manager:- Alan Curbishley & Steve Gritt

1.   Andy Petterson
2.   Steve Brown
3.   Paul Sturgess
4.   Keith Jones
5.   Phil Chapple
6.   Stuart Balmer
7.   Shaun Newton +
8.   Garry Nelson
9.   Colin Walsh *
10. David Whyte
11. Mark Robson

Sub: Kim Grant *71
Sub: Peter Garland +71
Sub not used: Mike Ammann (GK)

Notes:
Amazingly, lightening struck twice in the space of 5 months at Meadow Lane as it was Charlton who yet again came back from 3-1 down in the last 10 minutes to snatch a draw. Their no.11 would later join Notts.



Tuesday 27th September 1994
7:45pm kick off at Meadow Lane

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League Cup 2nd Round 2nd Leg
*Notts led 1-0 from the 1st leg

Notts County 3
Jemson 17
Lund 48, 74

Bristol City 0

Attendance:- 2,721

Notts go through 4-0 on aggregate

Notts County
Colours:- Black & white striped shirts, White shorts, Black socks
League Position:- 24th/24 in the 2nd tier
Manager:- Russell Slade

1.   Steve Cherry
2.   Gary Mills
3.   Michael Johnson
4.   Phil Turner
5.   Dean Yates
6.   Shaun Murphy
7.   Paul Devlin
8.   Andy Legg
9.   Gary Lund
10. Nigel Jemson *
11. Tony Agana

Sub: Rob Matthews *
Subs not used:  Richard Walker & Paul Reece (GK)

Bristol City
Colours:- Red shirts, White shorts, Red socks
League Position:- 20th/24 in the 2nd tier
Manager:- Russell Osman

Team to be added

Notes:
Gary Mills re-joined Notts from Leicester City on Monday 26th September, having left County for Filbert Street over 5 years previously, he was immediately given a place in the starting 11.


Saturday 1st October 1994
3pm kick off at Elm Park

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2nd tier League fixture
*Then known as Division One

Reading 2
Lovell 37
Hartenburger 87

Notts County 0

Attendance:- 7,465
Referee:- J. Kirkby (Sheffield)

Reading
Colours:- Blue & white hooped shirts, White shorts, White socks, Red trim
League Position:- before match 5th/24, after weekend matches 3rd/24
Manager:- Mark McGhee

1.   Shaka Hislop
2.   Jeff Hopkins
3.   Dylan Kerr
4.   Dariusz Wdowczyk
5.   Adrian Williams
6.   Paul Holsgrove
7.   Michael Gilkes
8.   Phil Parkinson *
9.   Jimmy Quinn +
10. Stuart Lovell
11. Simon Osborn

Sub: Scott Taylor *63
Sub: Uwe Hartenberger +63
Subs not used: Simon Sheppard (GK)

Notts County
Colours:- Black & white striped shirts, Black shorts, Black socks
League Position:- before match 24th/24, after weekend matches 24th/24
Manager:- Russell Slade

1.   Steve Cherry
2.   Gary Mills
3.   Michael Johnson
4.   Phil Turner
5.   Dean Yates
6.   Shaun Murphy
7.   Paul Devlin
8.   Andy Legg
9.   Gary Lund
10. Nigel Jemson *
11. Tony Agana

Sub: Rob Matthews *63
Subs not used: Richard Walker & Paul Reece (GK)

Meridian Television (ITV South) showed highlights in the southern region as the main game on "The Meridian Match" at 2:30-3:15pm

Notes:
This would be Notts' last ever visit to Reading's old ground at Elm Park.




Wednesday 5th October 1994

Anglo-Italian Cup
Group A

Atalanta 1
Rodroguez 33

Notts County 1
Agana 70

Attendance:- 2,300

Notts County
Cherry, Mills, Emenalo*, Turner, Yates, Murphy, Matthews, Walker, Lund, Jemson, Agana
Sub: Legg*. Subs not used: Johnson, Sherlock, Reece (GK)


Saturday 8th October 1994
3pm kick off at Meadow Lane

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2nd tier League fixture
*Then known as Division One

Notts County 2
Williams 32
Agana 56

Port Vale 2
Kelly 62
Foyle 66

Attendance :- 6,903
Referee:- R. Poulain (Huddersfield)

Notts County
Colours:- Black & white striped shirts, White shorts, Black socks
League Position:- before match 24th/24, after weekend matches 23rd/24
Manager:- Russell Slade

1.   Steve Cherry
2.   Gary Mills
3.   Michael Johnson
4.   Phil Turner
5.   Dean Yates
6.   Shaun Murphy
7.   Paul Devlin
8.   Richard Walker
9.   Gary Lund
10. John Williams
11. Tony Agana *

Sub: Rob Matthews *76
Sub not used: Nigel Jemson & Paul Reece (GK)

Port Vale
Colours:- ?Change strip?
League Position:- before match 12th/24, after weekend matches 15th/24
Manager:- John Rudge

1.   Paul Musselwhite
2.   Bradley Sandeman
3.   Allen Tankard
4.   Andy Porter
5.   Neil Aspin
6.   Peter Billing
7.   Tony Kelly
8.   Robin van der Laan
9.   Martin Foyle
10. Lee Glover
11. Tony Naylor

Subs not used: Arjan van Heusden (GK), Joe Allon & John Jeffers

Notes:
For the 2nd home league match running, Notts threw away a two goal lead. Notts had signed Peter Butler from West Ham United for £350,000 on Tuesday but he didn't play in this match due to a family bereavement, however a loan signing - John Williams, currently the fastest player in the Football League over 100 meters - did make his debut after arriving from Coventry City the previous day, and he scored.


Saturday 15th October 1994
3pm kick off at Vicarage Road

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2nd tier League fixture
*Then known as Division One

Watford 3
Nogan 3
Moralee 13
Ramage 47

Notts County 1
Williams 58

Attendance:- 7,008
Referee:- A. Flood (Stockport)

Watford
Colours:- Yellow shirts with black shoulders, Black shorts, Black socks, Red trim
League Position:- before match 20th/24, after weekend matches 18th/24
Manager:- Glenn Roeder

1.   Kevin Miller
2.   Gerry Lavin
3.   Richard Johnson
4.   Colin Foster
5.   Keith Millen
6.   Craig Ramage
7.   Andy Hessenthaler
8.   Lee Nogan *
9.   Jamie Moralee
10. Gary Porter
11. Tommy Mooney

Sub: Peter Beadle *81
Subs not used: Perry Digweed (GK) & Robert Page

Notts County
Colours:- ?Tartan blue shirts, White shorts, White socks?
League Position:- before match 23rd/24, after weekend matches 23rd/24
Manager:- Russell Slade

1.   Steve Cherry
2.   Gary Mills
3.   Michael Johnson
4.   Michael Simpson *
5.   Dean Yates
6.   Shaun Murphy
7.   Paul Devlin
8.   Peter Butler
9.   Gary Lund +
10. John Williams
11. Tony Agana

Sub: Richard Walker *83
Sub: Nigel Jemson +83
Sub not used: Paul Reece (GK)

Notes:
As at home to Port Vale, goalkeeper Steve Cherry had a very poor match.


Sunday 23rd October 1994
3pm kick off at Meadow Lane

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2nd tier League fixture
*Then known as Division One

Notts County 0

Derby County 0

Attendance :- 6,390
Referee:- D. Allison (Lancaster)
Bookings:- Derby - Johnson (68)

Notts County
Colours:- Black & white striped shirts, White shorts, Black socks
League Position:- before match 24th/24, after weekend matches 24th/24
Manager:- Russell Slade

1.   Paul Reece
2.   Gary Mills
3.   Richard Walker
4.   Phil Turner
5.   Dean Yates
6.   Michael Johnson
7.   Paul Devlin
8.   Peter Butler
9.   Gary Lund *
10. John Williams
11. Tony Agana

Sub: Nigel Jemson *49
Sub not used: Shaun Murphy & Steve Cherry (GK)

Derby County
Colours:- Light Blue shirts, Light Blue shorts, White socks
League Position:- before match 19th/24, after weekend matches 18th/24
Manager:- Roy McFarland

1.   Steve Sutton
2.   Gary Charles
3.   Mike Forsyth
4.   Steve Hodge
5.   Craig Short
6.   Paul Williams
7.   Gordon Cowans
8.   Lee Carsley
9.   Dean Sturridge
10. Tommy Johnson
11. John Harkes *

Sub: Mark Stallard *67
Subs not used: Darren Wassall & Andy Quy (GK)

Broadcast LIVE on Central TV (ITV Midlands region only) from 2:30-4:55pm.

Notes:
Following his two poor displays against Port Vale and Watford, goalkeeper Steve Cherry was dropped and he then put in a transfer request, which was granted. The team that did play today offered the best Notts display of the season so far in front of the live TV cameras (which accounted for the shockingly low crowd - Notts also had a big home cup tie to come in mid-week) but Nigel Jemson and John Williams both missed gilt-edged chances. Former Wembley play-off final heroes Craig Short and Tommy Johnson made another return to the Lane in Derby colours, whilst the Rams no.3 Mike Forsyth would be playing for Notts before the season was out and sub Mark Stallard would become a Meadow Lane favourite at the end of the decade. The match was only broadcast live in the Midlands, viewers in the South, London area and North East saw Portsmouth take on Middlesbrough whilst other regions merely had a half-hour local highlights programme.



Wednesday 26th October 1994
7:45pm kick off at Meadow Lane

Stats pagev
League Cup 3rd Round

Notts County 3
Agana 17
McSwegan 20, 72

Tottenham Hotspur 0
 

Attendance :- 16,952
Referee:- K. Burge (Mid-Glamorgan)
Weather:- Fine
Corners:- Notts 5 Spurs 5
Shots on target:- Notts 5 Spurs 3
Shots off target:- Notts 9 Spurs 3
Bookings:- Notts - Devlin, Butler, Legg, McSwegan. Spurs - Edinburgh, Klinsmann, Dumitrescu (all foul play)

Notts County
Colours:- Black & white striped shirts, White shorts, Black socks
League Position:- 24th/24 in the 2nd tier
Manager:- Russell Slade

1.   Paul Reece
2.   Gary Mills
3.   Richard Walker
4.   Phil Turner
5.   Dean Yates
6.   Michael Johnson *
7.   Paul Devlin
8.   Peter Butler
9.   Andy Legg
10. Gary McSwegan +
11. Tony Agana

Sub: Shaun Murphy *66
Sub: Rob Matthews +80
Sub not used: Steve Cherry (GK)

Tottenham Hotpsur
Colours:- White shirts, Dark Blue shorts, White socks
League Position:- 13th/22 in the top tier
Manager:- Ossie Ardiles

1.   Erik Thorsvedt
2.   Dean Austin
3.   Justin Edinburgh
4.   Gica Popescu
5.   Colin Calderwood *
6.   Nick Barmby
7.   Ilie Dumitrescu  Sent Off 37
8.   Teddy Sheringham
9.   Jason Dozzell
10. Jurgen Klinsmann
11. Sol Campbell

Sub: Micky Hazard *45
Sub not used: Gary Mabbutt & Ian Walker (GK)

Only goals reports were shown on TV

Evening Post Report
by Martin Roberts

RUSSELL SLADE may be new to management but he's already rewritten the Meadow Lane history books after an astonishing Notts County performance dumped Tottenham Hotspur out of the Coca-Cola Cup 3-0. While his opposite number Ossie Ardiles is under intense pressure to go, Slade can expect to be able to pay the mortgage for at least another few weeks. With his forward line in disarray - Nigel Jemson joining Gary Lund on the injured list - Slade unveiled his secret weapon. Gary McSwegan. after four weeks on the sidelines with only one days training, scored twice and Tony Agana was switched to centre-forward where he opened the scoring with a world-class strike. Notts had got it nearly right against Derby and their second consecutive clean sheet was the foundation for a revamped forward line that frankly embarrassed the Spurs famous five. At just under £l.6m, for the entire team, it seemed Notts and Spurs had got their shirts mixed up in the dressing rooms. Spurs looked like the side propping up the First Division while Notts finally realised their potential.

For the first time the new-look Meadow Lane was packed and, for the first time, this Notts team showed what they are really capable of. This was no fluke. Perhaps the most impressive part of 'the whole evening was in the players' bar after the match. Slade had cautioned his men not to celebrate too wildly but he needn't have bothered. There were plenty of smiles. but there was the feeling the win was only what the performance deserved. If was a game that had everything. Three superb goals - Agana playing a major role in all of them - a great atmosphere, the sending off of Spurs' best player, Ilie Dumitrescu. a major cup upset, the possible end of one manager and the beginning of another and even a pitch invasion, then a Spurs fan ran on to try and assault 'keeper Paul Reece.

Notts showed they meant business as early as the fifth minute when Peter Butler - singled out by Slade for praise - up-ended Gica Popescu, who went down clutching his groin and was never the same again. Paul Devlin was then allowed to run from box to box unimpeded before McSwegan, looking a little rusty at first, headed back for Agana to shoot wide. It was Agana, in the l7th minute, who knocked the stuffing out of Spurs with a goal all the more demoralising for its brilliance. He linked with McSwegan on the left and the Scot coolly chested the ball down and turned in one movement to release Agana who was given the space and time to crash a shot just inside the far post.
lf the Spurs fans were stunned into silence they only had to wait another three minutes before some more Agana magic produced the second goal. McSwegan passed to Agana whose superb turn, with seemingly no space to work in, released Andy Legg. Legg's first touch betrayed him and the ball seemed to be running into touch but the Welshman's determination saw him just reach it on the byline, and when he cut it back it had to be a goal. Sure enough McSwegan was there for a simple header. When Dumitrescu was sent off in the 37th minute for his second bookable offence Notts had even more room to work with. In the second half they endured a nervous 15 minutes. But they snuffed out the last flicker of resistance in the 72nd minute. Legg seemed to have over-hit his cross but Paul Devlin pulled the ball back just as it reached the byline and Agana again turned exquisitely to roll the ball back for McSwegan to tap home from six yards.

WHAT THEY SAID

RUSSELL SLADE: The first half performance was super! Winning any match is an achievement, but for a club in our position it was something special. I feared their changes in defence may hurt us but, as I know only too well, it takes time for changes to work. It was a great game by all the team but I would single out Peter Butler who I thought was magnificent and, of course, Tony Agana. You have to feel for Spurs because I know what its like to be stuck in a rut.

MICHAEL JOHNSON: I've hurt my Achilles and it's stilt a bit too early to tell how bad it is. Id rather miss a few games and get it right than risk being out for months. Its a real downer, but beating Spurs makes up for it and I just hope its not too serious.

OSSIE ARDILES: It was very, very bad. Probably my lowest point. Im happy with the commitment the players showed, but after losing two goals and going down to ten men it was very hard. The third goal was irrelevant really.

MODEST MAC

COMEBACK king Gary McSwegan today confessed: "Tony Agana is the real hero, not me." After a month out with only one day's training he said: "I don't know what was more surprising, getting into the team or beating Spurs 3-0. When people read the result in the paper it'll make Spurs look bad and Notts really good. I can only thank the rest of the team who I thought were absolutely brilliant. They really took the pressure off me and my two goals were just tap-ins.Tony Agana is the real hero. I've learned so much from him this season. His attitude has been first class and he put my goals on a plate for me. He had an immense game and led the line superbly. McSwegan said the Spurs match had come at just the right time. "Our lack of confidence has been obvious and this win will lift everybody. The atmosphere and the crowd played a large part and the boys were not frightened of Spurs. We knew we would have chances to score and the back four took care of the rest. Spurs had a couple of chances in the second half and it may have been different if they'd scored. I must admit though, I was a little surprised to win 3-0. It still hasn't sunk in." Now he hopes to convince manager Russell Slade he is worth another gamble for Saturday's trip to Burnley.

THE END OF MR INVISIBLE

NOTTS COUNTY boss Russel Stade today admitted: It looks like the end of Mr Invisible". The man who came from nowhere woke today to find himself on the back of every national newspaper after the stunning 3-0 victory over Premiership glamour boys Tottenham Hotspur at Meadow Lane last night. Only ten games into his reign he appears to have pulled off mission impossible and transformed Notts from relegation favourites to giant-killers. l think I may have blown my cover," he laughed. It's a shame in a way because it was a great advantage going into the Spurs match to be almost unheard of. When I saw myself being labelled Mr Invisible I was secretly pleased. It allowed me to gain the psychological advantage and took the pressure off. Even when I was being written off by everyone I didnt mind. I knew what I was doing and its come right over the last few games. While one manager's career starts to take off it seems certain that Notts' superb win will mark the end of Ossie Ardiles' reign as Spurs' manager. It's Slade's only regret that the result may put another manager on the dole. He declined to comment on Ardiles - judging the little Argentinean didn't need any more pressure and would only say: "If he is sacked it won't be my fault." Slade knows his honeymoon period is now over. The manner of Notts' win will raise expectations among the fans and only increase the pressure for Saturday's trip to Burnley. "We are still bottom of Division One and while we've shown we can beat anybody when we click it's no good unless we do it consistently. he said. "The challenge now is whether we can transfer that form to the league. It's a shame we've picked up a couple of injuries. Michael Johnson has an achilles problem and Gary Mills strained his groin. But we've got to get around that. We must start playing like that every week until we're out of trouble. This win will count for nothing otherwise.

Notes:
This was actually a disastrous result for Notts in the long run as it helped to keep Russell Slade in the manager's hot seat far longer than he should have been.


Saturday 29th October 1994
3pm kick off at Turf Moor

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2nd tier League fixture
*Then known as Division One

Burnley 2
Eyres (pen) 7
Hoyland 52

Notts County 1
Davis (og) 51

Attendance:- 12,876
Referee:- JW Lloyd (Wrexham)

Burnley
Colours:- Claret shirts with sky blue sleeves, White shorts, White socks
League Position:- before match 21st/24, after weekend matches 18th/24
Manager:- Jimmy Mullen

1.   Marlon Beresford
2.   Gary Parkinson
3.   Chris Vinnicombe
4.   Steve Davis
5.   Mark Winstanley
6.   Adrian Randall *
7.   Alan Harper
8.   Jamie Hoyland
9.   John Deary
10. Liam Robinson
11. David Eyres

Sub: Adrian Heath *83
Subs not used: Wayne Russell (GK) & Tony Philliskirk

Notts County
Colours:- ?Black & white striped shirts, Black shorts, Black socks?
League Position:- before match 24th/24, after weekend matches 24th/24
Manager:- Russell Slade

1.   Paul Reece
2.   Tommy Gallagher
3.   Ray Daniel
4.   Phil Turner
5.   Dean Yates
6.   Richard Walker
7.   Paul Devlin
8.   Peter Butler
9.   Andy Legg *
10. Gary McSwegan
11. Tony Agana

Sub: John Williams *74
Subs not used: Shaun Murphy & Steve Cherry (GK)

Notes:
A 6 pointer in which Ray Daniel, a defender on loan from Portsmouth, made his debut. Burnley were 21st going into the game and Notts rock bottom, the defeat left County well adrift and, despite it still only being October, we were already looking doomed.


Tuesday 1st November 1994
7:45pm kick off at Roots Hall

programme cover to be added

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2nd tier League fixture
*Then known as Division One

Southend United 1
Thomson 25

Notts County 0

Attendance:- 4,302

Southend United
Colours:- All Blue with red & yellow trimmings
League Position:- before match 12th/24, after midweek matches 6th/24
Manager:- Peter Taylor

Team to be added

Notts County
Colours:- ?Black & white striped shirts, Black shorts, Black socks?
League Position:- before match 24th/24, after midweek matches 24th/24
Manager:- Russell Slade

1.   Paul Reece
2.   Tommy Gallagher
3.   Ray Daniel
4.   Phil Turner
5.   Dean Yates
6.   Richard Walker *
7.   Paul Devlin
8.   Peter Butler
9.   Rob Matthews
10. Gary McSwegan *
11. Tony Agana

Sub: John Williams * Sent Off 77
Sub: Paul Sherlock *
Subs not used: ? Kelly (GK)

Notes:
Another defeat, which meant Notts had now gone 12 league games without a win, and had won just one of their opening fifteen league fixtures. On loan striker John Williams was sent off in this game on 77 for violent conduct and it proved to be his last appearance in County colours.


Saturday 5th November 1994
3pm kick off at Meadow Lane

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2nd tier League fixture
*Then known as Division One

Notts County 3
Devlin 20, 53
Legg 28

Sunderland 2
Gray 62
Owers 66

Attendance :- 8,890
Referee:- M. Bailey (Cambridgeshire)
Bookings - Notts - Daniel (65), Reece (87), Sunderland - M.Smith (45), Ball (88)

Notts County
Colours:- Black & white striped shirts, White shorts, Black socks
League Position:- before match 24th/24, after weekend matches 24th/24
Manager:- Russell Slade

1.   Paul Reece
2.   Tommy Gallagher
3.   Ray Daniel
4.   Phil Turner
5.   Dean Yates  Sent Off 41
6.   Michael Johnson
7.   Paul Devlin
8.   Peter Butler
9.   Rob Matthews *
10. Andy Legg
11. Tony Agana

Sub: Paul Sherlock *45
Sub not used: John Williams & Steve Cherry (GK)

Sunderland
Colours:- ?Red & White stripes?
League Position:- before match 10th/24, after weekend matches 12th/24
Manager:- Mick Buxton

1.   Alec Chamberlain
2.   Richard Ord
3.   Kevin Ball
4.   Gary Owers
5.   Don Goodman
6.   Phil Gray
7.   Ian Rodgerson
8.   Andy Melville
9.   Martin Smith *
10. Ian Snodin
11. Dariusz Kubicki

Sub: Craig Russell *72
Subs: Martin Gray & Sean Musgrave (GK)

Bottom six following the win over Sunderland
                      P   GS  Pts
19. Oldham Athletic   16  21   19
20. Portsmouth        16  19   19
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21. Burnley           16  14   19
22. Bristol City      16  12   16
23. West Bromwich A.  16  12   14
24. Notts County      16  18   11

Notes:
Notts stormed into a two goal lead with Paul Devlin's brilliant strike setting them on their way, but at 2-0 Dean Yates was sent off for a professional foul just before half-time. Devlin produced another superb goal to put County 3-0 ahead on 53 and the Magpies looked to be well on course to finally record their first home league win of the season, yet two quick-fire goals from Sunderland (including one by future 'pie Gary Owers) meant it was backs-to-the-wall for 25 tense, nervous & nail-biting final minutes. Notts held on, but the league table still made for extremely depressing reading - 8 points adrift of safety. In the matchday programme, managing director Neal Hook attacked local newspaper The Nottingham Evening Post for quoting Andy Legg on his "imminent departure", which Legg flatly denied making to his chairman Derek Pavis. The Post then decided to completely ignore Notts for the next seven days, failing to report a new signing (Chris Marsden) or that Tony Agana had signed a new contract.


Saturday 12th November 1994
2nd tier League Fixture

Notts County P
Tranmere Rovers P

Notes:
The home match with Tranmere had to be postponed due to players being called up for international duty.




Tuesday 15th November 1994

Anglo-Italian Cup
Group A

Notts County 3
Devlin 14
Marsden 58
Murphy 77

Venezia 3
Ambrosetti 59
Barolllo (pen) 64, 83

Attendance:- 2 861

Notts County
Reece, Gallagher, Daniel, Turner, Yates, Johnson, Devlin, Butler, Matthews*, Marsden, Agana
Sub: Murphy*. Subs not used: Simpson, Jemson, Legg & Cherry (GK)

Final English Table for Group A
                      F  A  Pts
1. Notts County       6  5   6
2. Wolverhampton W.   3  4   4
3. Swindon Town       4  7   3
4. Tranmere Rovers    2  8   1

Notes:
Midfielder Chris Marsden made his debut having signed from Wolves for £250,000 on 11th November, he had struggled to find his way back into the Wolves team after recovering from a broken leg. Despite Dean Yates being sent off on 64 minutes, Notts progressed through to the English Semi-final of the Anglo-Italian Cup for the 2nd season running, this time they would face Stoke City over 2 legs to battle it out for a place at Wembley.


Saturday 19th November 1994
3pm kick off at Burnden Park

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2nd tier League fixture
*Then known as Division One

Bolton Wanderers 2
De Freitas 30
Paatelainen 87

Notts County 0

Attendance:- 11,698
Referee:- K. Lupton (Stockton)

Bolton Wanderers
Colours:- White shirts, Dark blue shorts, Dark blue socks, Red trim
League Position:- before match 6th/24, after weekend matches 3rd/24
Manager:- Bruce Rioch

1.   Keith Branagan
2.   Jason Lydiate
3.   Jimmy Phillips
4.   Mark Patterson
5.   Alan Thompson
6.   Scott Green
7.   Simon Coleman
8.   Richard Sneekes *
9.   Mixu Paatelainen
10. Fabian DeFreitas +
11. David Lee

Sub: Alan Stubbs *71
Sub: Owen Coyle +84
Sub not used: Aidan Davison (GK)

Notts County
Colours:- ?Tartan blue shirts, White shorts, White socks?
League Position:- before match 24th/24, after weekend matches 24th/24
Manager:- Russell Slade

1.   Paul Reece
2.   Gary Mills
3.   Ray Daniel
4.   Phil Turner *
5.   Shaun Murphy
6.   Michael Johnson
7.   Paul Devlin
8.   Peter Butler
9.   Rob Matthews
10. Chris Marsden
11. Tony Agana

Sub: Gary Lund *81
Sub not used: Paul Sherlock & Steve Cherry (GK)

Notes:
This turned out to be Notts' last ever visit to Bolton's old ground at Burnden Park.


Wednesday 23rd November 1994

County Cup Final (Held over from previous season)

Nottingham Forest 3
Notts County 1

Notes:
The Official Notts History book has this fixture down as taking place on 11th November (a Friday), but the date on the programme cover is Wednesday 23rd.


Saturday 26th November 1994
3pm kick off at Meadow Lane

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2nd tier League fixture
*Then known as Division One

Notts County 2
Turner 22
Lund 47

West Bromwich Albion 0

Attendance :- 10,088
Referee:- A. Dawson (Jarrow)
Bookings:- WBA - Heggs (51)

Notts County
Colours:- Black & white striped shirts, White shorts, Black socks
League Position:- before match 24th/24, after weekend matches 24th/24
Manager:- Russell Slade

1.   Steve Cherry
2.   Gary Mills
3.   Ray Daniel
4.   Phil Turner
5.   Dean Yates
6.   Michael Johnson
7.   Paul Devlin
8.   Peter Butler
9.   Gary Lund
10. Tommy Gallagher
11. Tony Agana

Subs not used: Chris Marsden, Gary McSwegan & Paul Reece (GK)

West Bromwich Albion
Colours:- Green & Yellow striped shirts
League Position:- before match 23rd/24, after weekend matches 23rd/24
Manager:- Alan Buckley

1.   Stuart Naylor
2.   Kieran O'Regan
3.   Paul Edwards
4.   Keith Donovan
5.   Paul Mardon
6.   Paul Raven
7.   Bernard McNally +
8.   Lee Ashcroft
9.   Bob Taylor
10. Tony Rees
11. Ian Hamilton

Sub: Carl Heggs *6
Sub: Neil Parsley +73
Sub not used: Tony Lange (GK)

Bottom six following the win over West Brom
                      P   GS  Pts
19. Swindon Town      19  26   22
20. Millwall          19  24   19
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21. Portsmouth        18  20   19
22. Bristol City      18  15   19
23. West Bromwich A.  19  16   18
24. Notts County      18  20   14

Notes:
The battle of the bottom two, which Notts managed to win - thus reducing the gap to safety to 5 points. The match also saw Ray Daniel make his last appearance on loan before he was returned to Portsmouth. West Brom sub Carl Heggs later had a very brief spell as caretaker manager of Notts in April 2011, Ian Hamilton also found his way to Notts as a player in the early 2000's.



Wednesday 30th November 1994
7:45pm kick off at Carrow Road

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League Cup 4th Round

Norwich City 1
Eadie 1

Notts County 0

Attendance:- 14,030

Norwich City
Colours:- Yellow shirts, Green shorts, Yellow socks
League Position:- 9th/22 in the 1st tier
Manager:- John Deehan

Team to be added

Notts County
Colours:- ?Black & white striped shirts, White shorts, Black socks?
League Position:- 24th/24 in the 2nd tier
Manager:- Russell Slade

1.   Steve Cherry
2.   Gary Mills
3.   Andy Legg
4.   Phil Turner
5.   Dean Yates
6.   Michael Johnson
7.   Paul Devlin
8.   Peter Butler
9.   Gary Lund
10. Gary McSwegan
11. Tony Agana

Subs not used: Chris Marsden, Shaun Murphy & Paul Reece (GK)

Notes:
Notts were knocked out of the League Cup by a goal scored just 41 seconds after kick-off, but they played well against their Premiership hosts. Apparently highlights of the game were shown on "Anglia Sports Special", but this was only broadcast to ITV's East region.


Saturday 3rd December 1994
3pm kick off at The Baseball Ground

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2nd tier League fixture
*Then known as Division One

Derby County 0

Notts County 0

Attendance:- 14,278
Referee:- P. Wright (Northwich)
Bookings:- Rams - Nicholson (76)

Derby County
Colours:- White shirts with black sleeves & black pinstripes, Black shorts, White socks
League Position:- before match 12th/24, after weekend matches 13th/24
Manager:- Roy McFarland

1.   Steve Sutton
2.   Jason Kavanagh
3.   Shane Nicholson
4.   Martin Kuhl
5.   Craig Short
6.   Paul Williams
7.   John Harkes
8.   Lee Carsley
9.   Tommy Johnson
10. Mark Stallard
11. Paul Simpson

Subs not used: Andy Quy (GK), Dean Sturridge & Darren Wassall

Notts County
Colours:- Tarton blue shirts, White shorts, ?Black? socks
League Position:- before match 24th/24, after weekend matches 24th/24
Manager:- Russell Slade

1.   Steve Cherry
2.   Gary Mills
3.   Andy Legg
4.   Phil Turner
5.   Dean Yates
6.   Michael Johnson
7.   Paul Devlin
8.   Peter Butler
9.   Gary Lund *
10. Gary McSwegan
11. Tony Agana

Subs: Shaun Murphy *83
Subs not used: Paul Reece (GK) & Chris Marsden

Notes:
Notts finally ended a losing away sequence, picking up their first point on the road since mid-September.


Tuesday 6th December 1994
7:45pm kick off at Meadow Lane

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2nd tier League fixture
*Then known as Division One

Notts County 1
Devlin 46

Tranmere Rovers 0

Attendance :- 4,703

Notts County
Colours:- Black & white striped shirts, White shorts, Black socks
League Position:- before match 24th/24, after midweek matches 24th/24
Manager:- Russell Slade

1.   Steve Cherry
2.   Gary Mills
3.   Andy Legg
4.   Chris Marsden
5.   Dean Yates
6.   Michael Johnson
7.   Paul Devlin
8.   Peter Butler
9.   Gary Lund
10. Gary McSwegan *
11. Tony Agana

Sub: Shaun Murphy *
Subs not used: Nigel Jemson & Paul Reece (GK)

Tranmere Rovers
Colours:- ?Change strip?
League Position:- before match 2nd/24, after midweek matches 2nd/24
Manager:- John King

Team to be added

Notes:
Rearranged from 12th November, the original fixture was postponed due to international call-up's. This was a 3rd successive clean sheet for Notts who picked up their 10th point from a possible last 15. County were still rock bottom, but now only 1 point behind the team above them. The match was watched by the lowest league crowd at Meadow Lane since Notts had climbed out of the 3rd tier in 1989/90.


Saturday 10th December 1994
3pm kick off at Molineux

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2nd tier League fixture
*Then known as Division One

Wolverhampton W. 1
Bull 46

Notts County 0

Attendance:- 25,786
Referee:- E. Parker (Preston)

Wolverhampton Wanderers
Colours:- Gold shirts, Black shorts, Gold socks
League Position:- before match 3rd/24, after match 2nd/24
Manager:- Graham Taylor

1.   Mike Stowell
2.   James Smith
3.   Mark Venus
4.   Darren Ferguson
5.   John De Wolf
6.   Neil Emblem
7.   Mark Rankine +
8.   Don Goodman
9.   Steve Bull
10. Tom Bennett *
11. Steve Frogatt

Sub: Paul Blades *46
Sub: David Kelly +70
Sub not used: Paul Jones (GK)

Notts County
Colours:- ?Black & white striped shirts, White shorts, Black socks?
League Position:- before match 24th/24, after midweek matches 24th/24
Manager:- Russell Slade

1.   Steve Cherry
2.   Gary Mills
3.   Andy Legg
4.   Phil Turner *
5.   Dean Yates
6.   Michael Johnson
7.   Paul Devlin
8.   Peter Butler
9.   Gary Lund +
10. Chris Marsden
11. Tony Agana

Sub: Shaun Murphy *75
Sub: Nigel Jemson  +75
Subs not used: Paul Reece (GK)


Saturday 17th December 1994
3pm kick off at Meadow Lane

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2nd tier League fixture
*Then known as Division One

Notts County 0

Portsmouth 1
Wood 60

Attendance :- 6,383
Referee:- T. West (Hull)
Bookings:- Notts - Legg (5), Mills (66), Pompey - McGrath (17), Symons (22), Newhouse (29)

Notts County
Colours:- Black & white striped shirts, White shorts, Black socks
League Position:- before match 24th/24, after weekend matches 24th/24
Manager:- Russell Slade

1.   Steve Cherry
2.   Gary Mills
3.   Andy Legg
4.   Phil Turner
5.   Dean Yates
6.   Michael Johnson
7.   Paul Devlin
8.   Peter Butler
9.   Gary Lund
10. Chris Marsden *
11. Tony Agana +

Sub: Nigel Jemson *62
Sub: Shaun Murphy +80
Sub not used: Paul Reece (GK)

Portsmouth
Colours:- ?Blue shirts, White shorts, Red socks?
League Position:- before match 22nd/24, after weekend matches 22nd/24
Manager:- Jim Smith

1.   Alan Knight
2.   Jon Gittens
3.   Guy Butters
4.   Lloyd McGrath
5.   Kit Symons
6.   Paul Wood  Sent Off 70
7.   Robbie Pethick
8.   Preki Radosavljevic *
9.   Darryl Powell
10. Ray Daniel
11. Aidan Newhouse

Sub: Paul Hall *80
Sub: Alan McLoughlin +90
Sub not used: Aaron Flahaven (GK)

Bottom six following the defeat to Portsmouth
                      P   GS  Pts
19. Swindon Town      22  30   24
20. Burnley           21  21   24
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21. West Bromwich A.  22  19   24
22. Portsmouth        22  22   23
23. Bristol City      22  17   19
24. Notts County      22  21   18

Notes:
A big relegation six-pointer in which Notts could have moved off the bottom of the table, but they got what they deserved playing against 10 men for the last 20 minutes. Ray Daniel played against Notts less than a month after returning to Pompey following his loan spell at Meadow Lane. Meanwhile Notts defender Paul Cox was loaned out to Hull City with a view to making the move permanent.


Monday 26th December 1994
3pm kick off at Meadow Lane

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2nd tier League fixture
*Then known as Division One

Notts County 0

Millwall 1
Mitchell 47

Attendance :- 6,758
Referee:- K. Breen

Notts County
Colours:- Black & white striped shirts, White shorts, Black socks
League Position:- before match 24th/24, after match 24th/24
Manager:- Russell Slade

1.   Steve Cherry
2.   Gary Mills
3.   Andy Legg
4.   Phil Turner
5.   Dean Yates
6.   Michael Johnson
7.   Paul Devlin
8.   Peter Butler
9.   Devon White
10. Gary McSwegan
11. Tony Agana

Subs not used: Nigel Jemson, Chris Marsden & Paul Reece (GK)

Millwall
Colours:- ?All Blue with white sleeves?
League Position:- before match 15th/24, after match 13th/24
Manager:- Mick McCarthy

1.   Kasey Keller
2.   Ian Dawes
3.   Jason van Blerk
4.   Andy Roberts
5.   Tony Witter
6.   Keith Stevens
7.   Jason Beckford *
8.   Alex Rae
9.   Richard Cadette
10. Dave Mitchell
11. Mark Kennedy +

Sub: Danny Chapman *69
Sub: Damien Webber +77
Subs not used: Tim Carter (GK)

Notes:
Nottingham born Notts County fan Devon White joined the Magpies from QPR for £110,000 two days before Christmas, County had tried to sign him in late 1991 but ended up buying Tony Agana instead. Sadly White's debut was an unhappy one as Notts put up their worst display of this disastrous season and, indeed, the most disgraceful display since the Sunderland Cup match two years earlier that had resulted in the sacking of Neil Warnock. Fans in the stands, completely devoid of Christmas cheer, called for Russell Slade's head and there were even chants of "Sack the board", the first time I'd ever heard this sung by Notts supporters.


Wednesday 28th December 1994
7:45pm kick off at Ayresome Park

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2nd tier League fixture
*Then known as Division One

Middlesbrough 2
Hignett 30
Pearson 36

Notts County 1
McSwegan 26

Attendance:- 21,558

Middlesbrough
Colours:- Red shirts, White shorts, Red socks, Black trimmings
League Position:- before match 1st/24, after weekend matches 1st/24
Manager:- Bryan Robson

Alan Miller
Neil Cox *
Nigel Pearson
Curtis Fleming
Derek Whyte
Robbie Mustoe
Jamie Pollock
Alan Moore
Craig Hignett
John Hendrie
Paul Wilkinson

Sub: Chris Morris *
Other subs not used

Notts County
Colours:- Black & white striped shirts, Black shorts, Black socks
League Position:- before match 24th/24, after match 24th/24
Manager:- Russell Slade

1.   Steve Cherry
2.   Gary Mills
3.   Andy Legg
4.   Phil Turner
5.   Shaun Murphy *
6.   Michael Johnson
7.   Chris Marsden
8.   Peter Butler
9.   Devon White
10. Gary McSwegan
11. Tony Agana *

Sub: Nigel Jemson *
Sub: Rob Matthews *
Sub not used: Paul Reece (GK)

Notes:
The miserable Christmas period continued despite Notts taking the lead at top-of-the-table Middlesbrough, who were playing their last season at their old Ayresome Park ground.


Saturday 31st December 1994
3pm kick off at Meadow Lane

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2nd tier League fixture
*Then known as Division One

Notts County 0

Luton Town 1
Telfer 71

Attendance :- 6,249
Referee:- R. Harris (Oxford)

Notts County
Colours:- Black & white striped shirts, White shorts, Black socks
League Position:- before match 24th/24, after weekend matches 24th/24
Manager:- Russell Slade

1.   Steve Cherry
2.   Gary Mills
3.   Andy Legg *
4.   Phil Turner
5.   Shaun Murphy
6.   Michael Johnson
7.   Paul Devlin
8.   Peter Butler
9.   Devon White +
10. Chris Marsden
11. Gary McSwegan

Sub: Rob Matthews *45
Sub: Nigel Jemson +74
Sub not used: Paul Reece (GK)

Luton Town
Colours:- Dark Blue shirts with an orange & white pinstripe effect, Dark Blue shorts, White socks
League Position:- before match 9th/24, after weekend matches 8th/24
Manager:- David Pleat

1.   Juergen Sommer
2.   Julian James
3.   Marvin Johnson
4.   Gary Waddock
5.   Mitchell Thomas
6.   Trevor Peake
7.   Paul Telfer
8.   Scott Oakes
9.   John Hartson
10. David Preece
11. Dwight Marshall *

Sub: Tony Adcock *70
Subs not used: Aaron Skelton & Kelvin Davis (GK)

Notes:
Yet another Notts defeat completed a dreadful Christmas holiday period - 0 points from 15 and only 1 goal scored. The calls for the removal of Russell Slade grew louder and this time there was a protest staged behind the new main stand after the game had finished, prompting chairman Derek Pavis to come out and attempt to calm the angry fans down, but the club was now 8 points adrift from safety with no sign of turning the corner.


Notts County Squad Pics
1994/95

Steve Cherry

Gary MillsDean YatesMichael JohnsonShaun Murphy

Paul DevlinPeter ButlerPhil TurnerAndy Legg
 

Gary McSweganTony Agana
 

Devon WhiteMichael SimpsonGary Lund


Monday 2nd January 1995
2nd tier League Fixture

Grimsby Town P
Notts County P

Notes:
County's New Year bank holiday fixture was postponed on the day of the match due to icy weather.


Notts' FA Cup Results
Sunday 8th January 1995
3pm kick off at Meadow Lane

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FA Cup 3rd Round

Notts County 2
Matthews 24
White 29

Manchester City 2
Beagrie 27
D. Brightwell 68

Attendance :- 12,376
Referee:- Mike Reed (Birmingham)
Bookings:- Notts - White, City - Summerbee & D. Brightwell

Notts County
Colours:- Black & white striped shirts, White shorts, Black socks
League Position:- 24th/24 in the 2nd tier
Manager:- Russell Slade

1.   Steve Cherry
2.   Gary Mills
3.   Andy Legg
4.   Phil Turner
5.   Shaun Murphy
6.   Michael Johnson
7.   Paul Devlin
8.   Peter Butler
9.   Devon White
10. Gary McSwegan
11. Rob Matthews

Subs not used: Nigel Jemson, Paul Sherlock & Paul Reece (GK)

Manchester City
Colours:- Sky Blue shirts, White shorts, Sky Blue socks, Dark Blue trimmings
League Position:- 11th/24 in the top tier
Manager:- Brian Horton

1.   Andy Dibble
2.   John Foster +
3.   Terry Phelan
4.   Ian Brightwell *
5.   Steve Lomas
6.   Garry Flitcroft
7.   Alan Kernaghan
8.   Nicky Summerbee
9.   Uwe Rosler
10. Paul Walsh
11. Peter Beagrie

Sub: David Brightwell *45
Sub: Niall Quinn *62
Sub not used: Martyn Margetson (GK)

Notes:
With Forest and Notts both drawn at home in the 3rd Round, it was Notts' turn to make the switch to Sunday afternoon. Following the appalling display at home Luton Town, Russell Slade was given a vote of confidence by the chairman and was still in charge for this exciting cup-tie in which Notts played very well and should have won, County were twice in front, twice hit the woodwork and McSwegan missed an absolute sitter in the dying seconds. Highlights were apparently shown on BBC1 during half-time and at full-time of a live Sunday afternoon broadcast Newcastle United v Blackburn Rovers. A few months later  it was revealed that chairman Derek Pavis had approached Brian Clough in early January and asked him if he would come out of retirement and help Russell Slade, Clough - who turned down the offer - claimed that Pavis had offered him the manager's job outright, but Pavis denied going that far.


Saturday 14th January 1995
3pm kick off at Meadow Lane

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2nd tier League fixture
*Then known as Division One

Notts County 3
White 50
Devlin 69
McSwegan 87

Burnley 0

Attendance :- 8 698
Referee:- G. Singh (Wolverhampton)
Corners:- Notts 9 Burnley 4
Shots on target:- Notts 6 Burnley 1
Shots off target:- Notts 10 Burnley 4
Bookings:- Burnley - Hoyland (foul)

Notts County
Colours:- Black & white striped shirts, White shorts, Black socks
League Position:- before match 24th/24, after weekend matches 24th/24
Manager:- Howard Kendall

1.   Steve Cherry
2.   Gary Mills
3.   Andy Legg
4.   Phil Turner
5.   Shaun Murphy
6.   Michael Johnson
7.   Paul Devlin
8.   Peter Butler
9.   Devon White *
10. Gary McSwegan
11. Rob Matthews

Sub: Tony Agana *86
Subs not used: Paul Sherlock & Paul Reece (GK)

Burnley
Colours:- ?Claret shirts with Sky Blue sleeves?
League Position:- before match 20th/24, after weekend matches 22nd/24
Manager:- Jimmy Mullen

1.   Marlon Beresford
2.   Gary Parkinson
3.   David Eyres
4.   Steve Davis
5.   Mark Winstanley
6.   Adrian Randall *
7.   Alan Harper
8.   Adrian Heath
9.   Andy Saville
10. Liam Robinson +
11. Jamie Hoyland

Sub: Ted McMinn *55
Sub: John Deary +68
Sub not used: Wayne Russell (GK)

Notes:
On Thursday 12th January, local news reporters arrived at Meadow Lane for a press conference expecting news of a new signing, instead they were stunned to see Howard Kendall breeze into the room with chairman Derek Pavis who then introduced them to the new Notts County manager. Kendall had guided Everton to two top flight championships in the last 10 years as well as winning the FA Cup and a European trophy, and he was still only 48. "Obviously my aim is to keep Notts in the First Division and I genuinely believe I can do that" he said. Russell Slade, who had only been informed of the decision 70 minutes earlier, was kept on as Kendall's assistant.
 

Manager's Notes in the Matchday Programme
by Howard Kendall

I'VE been looking for some time for the right opportunity to get back into football in this country - and I think I've found it. I can hardly believe how much progress has been made off the field and I just hope that I can use my experience to improve the results. The object of the exercise, of course, is to try and get enough points to make sure we survive in the First Division and in that sense, it's a very big challenge. But the next challenge you take on in this game is always your biggest and I can assure you that I haven't come here to let the grass grow under my feet. Im still very ambitious, so is the chairman and that meant a lot too when we met to discuss the possibility of me coming to Nottingham. In fact, had he not been, I wouldn't have been interested in taking the job.  Although I haven't seen the current team play, I have made a lot of inquiries about them and received a lot of reports which encourage me. People tell me they are working very hard and are in a false position so maybe I can use my experience to get them a little more organised and with Russell Slade's help, can get them moving up the table.

Meadow Lane holds a lot of good memories for me. I can remember clinching promotion here when I was player-manager of Stoke City, thanks to a last minute goal by Paul Richardson. I can also recall Andy Gray heading a winning goal for Everton in the sixth round of the FA Cup when the ball was about two inches off the ground - and we went on to win the Cup that year. Hopefully there will be a lot more happy memories to come during my time with Notts County and as anyone who knows me will tell you, this club will get 100 per cent commitment from me. lf hard work counts for anything, we will certainly achieve things but doing that will be so much easier if you get firmly behind the players. I know it has been a difficult time but the slate is wiped clean. It's a fresh start for everyone and although time is not on our side, there is still enough to turn things around. I've spent long enough re-charging my batteries. I can't wait to get going again - and a win against Burnley this afternoon would be the perfect way to start.
 

Evening Post Report
by David Stapleton

HOWARD KENDALLS hugely triumphant first game as Notts County manager brought laughter back to the corridors of the new Meadow Lane, and had chairman Derek Pavis joking that he wouldn't need the pills on Saturday night. The weekend was one to be enjoyed at last - and Kendall made the most of it at his Merseyside home before returning last night to the local hotel which he has made a temporary base. Today, he was busily preparing for a keenly-awaited FA Cup replay at former club Manchester City on Wednesday in the realisation that one decisive win, encouraging as it might have been, wasn't a true guide to County's prospects of overcoming long odds and escaping relegation. The side has to do it consistently - and on Saturday they simply beat a Burnley team which gave a performance worse than any produced by Notts this season, with the possible exception of the infamous 3-1 October defeat at Watford. So the fact that Notts were always better than the opposition wasn't a lot to get carried away about, though once they made the 50th minute breakthrough with the kind of luck that changes a team's season, they bristled with ideas and menace. In the end, Burnley were, Perhaps, fortunate to only lose 3-0, Countys biggest league win of the season. Significantly, though, the smartly suited Kendall, having taken his touchline bow from fans besides themselves with joy at Derek Pavis's coup, was seldom given cause to re-emerge in the first half. One occasion was when the enterprising Rob Matthews went down under a challenge from tough defender Gary Parkinson and there were penalty appeals.

The interval appraisal, then, was 'must do better.' Despite their possession, harder work and odd bouts of stylish passing, Notts hadn't created much. And there was the awful fear that Burnley, for all their attacking impotency, might yet inflict a fourth successive 1-0 indignity at Meadow Lane in the league. But Devon White's bizarre goal changed all that. Goalkeeper Marlon Beresford's slapdash kick rebounded into the net off the advancing striker who deserved credit for the way he followed up. The hard-battling White is sometimes perceived as a player who is chiefly nuisance value, but he has shown true awareness to get both his goals since his £110,000 pre-Christmas signing. He also nudged Matthews' cross into the path of Paul Devlin for the crisply hit second goal in 69 minutes. And when White came off four minutes from the end, he deserved his reception from the fans - and the first pat on the back from Kendall who congratulated each and every player.

Afterwards the new manager refused to single out individuals for praise, though Matthews, White and centre-back Shaun Murphy and Michael Johnson lodged firm 'best player' claims. Matthews probably deserved it ahead of the defenders, who were hardly subjected to a proper test - Andy Saville's acute angled shot, the outcome of a defensive error and capably saved by Steve Cherry, was Burnley's only on-target effort. Since turning down a £60,000 move to York last month, Matthews has bounced back with a fresh zest and purpose. It would have gladdened Kendall's eye to see a player so willing to run at defenders. Gary Mills drove forward well from right back and hit some good long passes - one of which led to the all-important first goal - if on the day he wasn't at his defensive best. And, briefly, it seemed the splendidly consistent Johnson might mark the big occasion with his first goal at the 119th league and cup attempt. He ran 60 yards with the ball, but as the scent grew stronger it got too much for him and he poked tentatively at the shot. It didn't matter in the end. Kendall's influence had an immediate effect on the side and the gate, 2500 up on the Luton game two weeks ago. No wonder Mr Pavis slept soundly again.

Bottom six following the win against Burnley
                      P   GS  Pts
19. Portsmouth        27  28   30
20. Swindon Town      26  34   29
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21. Port Vale         25  30   28
22. Burnley           24  26   27
23. Bristol City      27  20   24
24. Notts County      26  25   21


Notts' FA Cup Results
Wednesday 18th January 1995
7:45pm kick off at Maine Road

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FA Cup 3rd Round Replay

Manchester City 5
Rosler 7, 37, 57, 81
Gaudino 44

Notts County 2
McSwegan 10
Matthews 61

Manchester City go through to play Aston Villa at home in the 4th round

Attendance:- 14,261
Referee:- Mike Reed (Birmingham)

Manchester City
Colours:- Sky Blue shirts, White shorts, Sky Blue socks, Dark Blue trimmings
League Position:- 11th/24 in the top tier
Manager:- Brian Horton

1.   Andy Dibble
2.   Nicky Summerbee
3.   David Brightwell
4.   Alan Kernaghan
5.   Keith Curle
6.   Ian Brightwell
7.   Maurizio Gaudino
8.   Paul Walsh
9.   Uwe Rosler +
10. Garry Flitcroft *
11. Peter Beagrie

Sub: Fitzroy Simpson *63
Sub: Niall Quinn +87
Sub not used: John Burridge (GK)

Notts County
Colours:- Black & white striped shirts, White shorts, Black socks
League Position:- 24th/24 in the 2nd tier
Manager:- Howard Kendall

1.   Steve Cherry
2.   Gary Mills
3.   Andy Legg
4.   Phil Turner
5.   Shaun Murphy
6.   Michael Johnson
7.   Paul Devlin
8.   Peter Butler
9.   Devon White
10. Gary McSwegan *
11. Rob Matthews

Sub: Gary Lund *19
Subs not used: Paul Sherlock & Paul Reece (GK)


Saturday 21st January 1995
3pm kick off at Roker Park

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2nd tier League fixture
*Then known as Division One

Sunderland 1
Armstrong 51

Notts County 2
Matthews 8
Lund 79

Attendance:- 14,334
Referee:- WC Burns (Scarborough)

Sunderland
Colours:- Red & White striped shirts, Black shorts, Red socks
League Position:- before match 18th/24, after weekend matches 18th/24
Manager:- Mick Buxton

1.   Alec Chamberlain
2.   Dariusz Kubicki
3.   Martin Scott
4.   Gary Bennett
5.   Andy Melville
6.   Martin Smith
7.   Steve Agnew *
8.   Derek Ferguson
9.   Gordon Armstrong
10. Phil Gray
11. Paul Williams

Sub: Lee Howey *81
Subs not used: M.Gray & Tony Norman (GK)

Notts County
Colours:- Tarton blue shirts, White shorts, White socks
League Position:- before match 24th/24, after weekend matches 24th/24
Manager:- Howard Kendall

1.   Jason Kearton
2.   Gary Mills
3.   Andy Legg
4.   Phil Turner
5.   Shaun Murphy
6.   Michael Johnson
7.   Paul Devlin
8.   Peter Butler
9.   Gary Lund
10. Steve Nicol
11. Rob Matthews *

Sub: Devon White *
Sub not used: Paul Sherlock & Steve Cherry (GK)

Notes:
Almost as big a shock as Howard Kendall's arrival was the signing of the long serving Liverpool midfielder Steve Nicol on Friday 20th January, Nicol had won everything worth winning during his time on Merseyside as well as playing for Scotland. Also arriving on the same day was Everton keeper Jason Kearton in a loan deal. Both players went straight into the starting 11 at Roker Park in what turned out to be Notts' last ever visit to Sunderland's old ground. County recorded their first away league victory since August and their first successive league victory of the season.




Tuesday 24th January 1995

Anglo-Italian Cup
English Semi-final 1st Leg

Notts County 0

Stoke City 0

Attendance:- 5,135

Notts County
Kearton, Mills, Legg, Turner, Murphy, Johnson*, Devlin, Butler, Lund*, Nicol, White
Subs: Matthews*, Slawson* Subs not Used: Sherlock, Simpson & Cherry (GK)


Saturday 28th January 1995
3pm kick off at Blundell Park

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2nd tier League fixture
*Then known as Division One

Grimsby Town 2
Woods 43
Mendonca 81

Notts County 1
White 55

Attendance:- 5,161
Referee:- J. Brandwood (Lichfield)

Grimsby Town
Colours:- Black & white striped shirts, Black shorts, White socks, Red trim
League Position:- before match 9th/24, after weekend matches 7th/24
Manager:- Brian Laws

1.   Paul Crichton
2.   Kevin Jobling
3.   Gary Croft
4.   Peter Handyside
5.   Mark Lever *
6.   Paul Groves
7.   Tommy Watson
8.   Jim Dobbin
9.   Neil Woods
10. Clive Mendonca
11. Dave Gilbert

Sub: Brian Laws *72
Subs not used: Steve Livingstone & Jason Pearcey (GK)

Notts County
Colours:- ?Tartan shirts, White shorts, Black socks?
League Position:- before match 24th/24, after weekend matches 24th/24
Manager:- Howard Kendall

1.   Jason Kearton
2.   Gary Mills
3.   Andy Legg
4.   Phil Turner
5.   Shaun Murphy
6.   Michael Johnson
7.   Paul Devlin
8.   Peter Butler *
9.   Gary Lund
10. Steve Nicol
11. Rob Matthews

Sub: Devon White *45
Sub not used: Graeme Hogg & Steve Cherry (GK)

Notes:
FA Cup 4th Round day, but with both Notts and Grimsby already out of the competition it was agreed to play the fixture that had originally been postponed on 2nd January. Notts' current longest serving player Dean Yates, who had made his Notts debut a few months short of 10 years ago, was sold to Derby County on 25th January for a fee to be decided by a tribunal. County then signed ex-Manchester United defender Graeme Hogg from Hearts for £75,000, Hogg had been out of favour at the Scottish club following a punch up with a team-mate during pre-season. Notts would have moved off the bottom of the table with a win at Grimsby but sadly it was back to losing ways.




Tuesday 31st January 1995

Anglo-Italian Cup
English Semi-final 2nd Leg

Stoke City 0

Notts County 0

0-0 on aggregate, Notts through to the final on penalties

Attendance:- 10,741

Notts County
Kearton, Mills, Legg, Turner, Murphy, Hogg, Simpson, Butler*, Agana, Nicol, White*
Subs: Johnson*, Devlin* Subs not Used: Matthews, Lund & Reece (GK)


Saturday 4th February 1995
3pm kick off at Prenton Park

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2nd tier League fixture
*Then known as Division One

Tranmere Rovers 3
Malkin 24, 58
Morrissey 65

Notts County 2
Legg 69
Devlin (pen) 77

Attendance:- 6,105
Referee:- K. Lynch (Knaresborough)

Tranmere Rovers
Colours:- All white with blue & green trimmings
League Position:- before match 4th/24, after weekend matches 2nd/24
Manager:- John King

1.   Eric Nixon
2.   Gary Stevens
3.   Tony Thomas
4.   John McGreal
5.   Shaun Garnett
6.   Liam O'Brien
7.   John Morrissey
8.   Ian Muir
9.   Chris Malkin
10. Ged Brannan
11. Pat Nevin

Subs not used: Danny Coyne (GK), Kenny Irons & Gary Jones

Notts County
Colours:- ?Tartan shirts, Black shorts, Black socks?
League Position:- before match 24th/24, after weekend matches 24th/24
Manager:- Howard Kendall

1.   Jason Kearton
2.   Gary Mills +
3.   Andy Legg
4.   Phil Turner
5.   Shaun Murphy
6.   Graeme Hogg
7.   Paul Devlin
8.   Chris Marsden *
9.   Tony Agana
10. Steve Nicol
11. Michael Johnson

Sub: Michael Simpson *45
Sub: Devon White +90
Sub not used: Paul Reece (GK)


Tuesday 7th February 1995
7:45pm kick off at Meadow Lane

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2nd tier League fixture
*Then known as Division One

Notts County 1
Matthews 80

Bolton Wanderers 1
Coyle 71

Attendance :- 7,374
Referee:- P. Alcock

Notts County
Colours:- Black & white striped shirts, White shorts, Black socks
League Position:- before match 24th/24, after midweek matches 24th/24
Manager:- Howard Kendall

1.   Jason Kearton
2.   Gary Mills
3.   Andy Legg
4.   Phil Turner
5.   Shaun Murphy
6.   Graeme Hogg
7.   Paul Devlin
8.   Michael Simpson *
9.   Tony Agana
10. Steve Nicol
11. Michael Johnson

Sub: Rob Matthews *70
Subs not used: Devon White & Paul Reece (GK)

Bolton Wanderers
Colours:- ?Yellow shirts with navy dual pinstripes?
League Position:- before match 1st/24, after midweek matches 1st/24
Manager:- Bruce Rioch

Keith Branagan  Sent Off 77
Scott Green
Alan Stubbs
Simon Coleman
Jimmy Phillips
Jason McAteer
Richard Sneekes
David Lee *
Owen Coyle +
Mixu Paatelainen
Alan Thompson

Sub: Aidan Davison (GK) *77
Sub: Fabian DeFreitas +89
Sub not used: ?

Notes:
League leaders Bolton went ahead on 72 but were down to ten men on 77 when their keeper, having already been booked for disputing a decision four minutes earlier, was sent off for tripping Devlin two yards outside the box - denying the Notts man a clear scoring opportunity. Notts should have had a penalty a minute later when Coleman impeded Legg in the area, but the Magpies did equalise a few minutes later and then made a desperate bid to find a winner. The crowd were angry at the end when the referee seemingly blew for time prematurely, but it had been Notts' best league performance of the season.


Saturday 11th February 1995
3pm kick off at Meadow Lane

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2nd tier League fixture
*Then known as Division One

Notts County 2
Legg 15
Matthews 76

Southend United 2
Edwards 33
Willis 90

Attendance :- 6,768
Referee:- S. Mathieson (Stockport)
Bookings:- Southend - Hone (26)

Notts County
Colours:- Black & white striped shirts, White shorts, Black socks
League Position:- before match 24th/24, after weekend matches 24th/24
Manager:- Howard Kendall

1.   Jason Kearton
2.   Gary Mills
3.   Andy Legg
4.   Phil Turner
5.   Shaun Murphy
6.   Graeme Hogg
7.   Paul Devlin
8.   Rob Matthews
9.   Tony Agana
10. Steve Nicol *
11. Michael Johnson +

Sub: Michael Simpson *27
Sub: Gary Lund +64
Subs not used: Paul Reece (GK)

Southend United
Colours:- ?All Blue with red & yellow trimmings?
League Position:- before match 15th/24, after weekend matches 15th/24
Manager:- Peter Taylor

1.   Paul Sansome
2.   Mark Hone
3.   Graham Bressington  Sent Off 37
4.   Phil Gridelet  Sent Off 28
5.   Andy Edwards
6.   Keith Dublin
7.   Roger Willis
8.   Steve Harkness
9.   Andy Thomson *
10. Andy Ansah
11. Julian Hails +

Sub: Shane Westley *82
Sub: Declan Perkins +82
Subs not used: Simon Royce (GK)

Notes:
A comical afternoon at Meadow Lane, Andy Legg's reaction to 9 man Southend's last minute equaliser was hilarious in retrospect - doubling-up in a combination of anger, agony & frustration at his keeper, but it was certainly not funny at the time. County were playing against 9 men for more than half of the match, yet they still had to settle for a point. Gridelet had seen red for violent conduct just before the half-hour mark with Notts 1-0 up, Bressington soon followed him for the early bath 9 minutes later for a 2nd bookable offence, but Southend had already levelled at 1-1. Notts were utterly hopeless in the 2nd half but a goal eventually came courtesy of Rob Matthews on 76, County then squandered two open goals before the shocking 90th minute equaliser - Hogg passed back to goalkeeper Jason Kearton who had time to clear the ball properly but dithered and ended up trying to give it back to Hogg, it was easily intercepted and Willis accepted the gift to score. It has to be the biggest debacle of a performance I've ever seen from Notts. The situation down at the bottom of the league had looked hopeless virtually all season, but you really did feel that there was no way back from this.


Saturday 18th February 1995
3pm kick off at The Hawthorns

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*Then known as Division One

West Bromwich Albion 3
Mardon 44
Hunt 47, 87

Notts County 2
Devlin 68, 77

Attendance:- 13,748
Referee:- J. Rushton (Stoke-on-Trent)
Bookings:- WBA - Hunt (45) & Burgess (79)

West Bromwich Albion
Colours:- Navy blue & white stripes, White shorts, White socks, Yellow trim
League Position:- before match 18th/24, after match 15th/24
Manager:- Alan Buckley

1.   Tony Lange
2.   Daryl Burgess
3.   Paul Edwards
4.   Darren Bradley
5.   Paul Mardon
6.   Paul Raven
7.   Keith Donovan *
8.   Lee Ashcroft
9.   Bob Taylor
10. Andy Hunt
11. Ian Hamilton

Sub: Mike Phelan *72
Subs not used: Tony Rees & Gary Germaine (GK)

Notts County
Colours:- ?Both Notts kits clashed with West Brom's home strip?
League Position:- before match 24th/24, after match 24th/24
Manager:- Howard Kendall

1.   Jason Kearton
2.   Gary Mills
3.   Michael Johnson
4.   Phil Turner
5.   Shaun Murphy
6.   Graeme Hogg
7.   Paul Devlin
8.   Andy Legg +
9.   Gary McSwegan *
10. Steve Nicol
11. Rob Matthews

Sub: Gary Lund *49
Sub: Michael Simpson +53
Subs not used: Paul Reece (GK)

Notes:
Another new signing was made on Friday 17th, Derby County left-back Mike Forsyth arrived for £200,000.


Saturday 25th February 1995
3pm kick off at Meadow Lane

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2nd tier League fixture
*Then known as Division One

Notts County 1
Agana 82

Reading 0

Attendance :- 7,184
Referee:- A. Dawson (Jarrow)
Bookings - Notts - Murphy (42), Reading - Parkinson (37) & Taylor (52)

Notts County
Colours:- Black & white striped shirts, White shorts, Black socks
League Position:- before match 24th/24, after weekend matches 23rd/24
Manager:- Howard Kendall

1.   Jason Kearton
2.   Gary Mills
3.   Mike Forsyth
4.   Phil Turner
5.   Shaun Murphy
6.   Graeme Hogg
7.   Paul Devlin
8.   Rob Matthews *
9.   Kevin Russell
10. Michael Simpson
11. Andy Legg +

Sub: Tony Agana *45
Sub: Michael Johnson +77
Subs not used: Steve Cherry (GK)

Reading
Colours:- All Red
League Position:- before match 4th/24, after weekend matches 6th/24
Manager:- Mick Gooding & Jimmy Quinn

1.   Shaka Hislop
2.   Tom Jones
3.   Dylan Kerr
4.   Paul Holsgrove
5.   Jeff Hopkins
6.   Adrian Viveash
7.   Scott Taylor
8.   Phil Parkinson
9.   Lee Nogan
10. Uwe Hartenberger +
11. Jamie Lambert *

Sub: Jimmy Quinn *77
Sub: Adrian Williams +82  Sent Off 85
Subs not used: Simon Sheppard (GK)

Notes:
Yet another new signing arrived on Friday 24th, Kevin "Rooster" Russell signed from Bournemouth for £60,000 having been in dispute with the South Coast club and not played since October. With 35 Notts professionals on the books, Howard Kendall felt this was too many and no less than 14 of them were transfer listed this month, including three who had only joined the club this season - Nigel Jemson, Colin Hoyle and Devon White, others included Gary Lund, Rob Matthews (who made his last appearance in this match v Reading), Paul Cox, Richard Walker, Tommy Gallagher and Steve Slawson. Come the final Saturday evening of February, Notts were - incredibly - off the bottom of the table for the first time since September!!!! The 2nd Reading substitute in this match was sent off just 3 minutes after coming on for Violent conduct.

Bottom six following the win against Reading
                      P   GS  Pts
19. West Bromwich A.  33  29   37
20. Southend United   33  32   36
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21. Bristol City      33  32   35
22. Swindon Town      30  36   33
23. Notts County      33  36   29
24. Burnley           30  29   27


Saturday 4th March 1995
3pm kick off at The Valley

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*Then known as Division One

Charlton Athletic 1
Mortimer 31

Notts County 0

Attendance:- 13,863
Referee:- C. Wilkes (Gloucester)

Charlton Athletic
Colours:- Red shirts, White shorts, Red socks, Black trimmings
League Position:- before match 16th/24, after weekend matches 14th/24
Manager:- Alan Curbishley & Steve Gritt

1.   Mike Salmon
2.   Steve Brown
3.   Jamie Stuart
4.   Keith Jones
5.   Richard Rufus
6.   Stuart Balmer
7.   Mark Robson *
8.   Garry Nelson
9.   Alan Pardew
10. David Whyte
11. Paul Mortimer +

Sub: John Robinson *71
Sub: Carl Leaburn +84
Sub not used: Andy Petterson (GK)

Notts County
Colours:- ?Black & white striped shirts, Black shorts, Black socks?
League Position:- before match 23rd/24, after weekend matches 23rd/24
Manager:- Howard Kendall

1.   Jason Kearton
2.   Gary Mills
3.   Mike Forsyth
4.   Phil Turner
5.   Shaun Murphy
6.   Graeme Hogg
7.   Paul Devlin
8.   Chris Short +
9.   Kevin Russell
10. Steve Nicol
11. Tony Agana *

Sub: Devon White *60
Sub: Michael Johnson +80
Subs not used: Steve Cherry (GK)

Notes:
Striker Rob Matthews was sold to Luton Town for £80,000 on Thursday 2nd March.


Wednesday 8th March 1995
2nd tier League Fixture

Swindon Town P
Notts County P

Notes:
This fixture was postponed due to Swindon's involvement in the League Cup Semi-finals, they played their 2nd leg away tie at Bolton on this night instead.


Saturday 11th March 1995
3pm kick off at Meadow Lane

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2nd tier League fixture
*Then known as Division One

Notts County 2
White 26
Simpson 70

Sheffield United 1
Beasley 65

Attendance :- 11,102
Referee:- S. Dunn (Bristol)
Bookings:- Notts - Simpson (58), Blades - Beesley (74)

Notts County
Colours:- Black & white striped shirts, White shorts, Black socks
League Position:- before match 23rd/24, after weekend matches 23rd/24
Manager:- Howard Kendall

1.   Jason Kearton
2.   Gary Mills
3.   Mike Forsyth
4.   Michael Simpson
5.   Shaun Murphy
6.   Graeme Hogg
7.   Paul Devlin *
8.   Devon White
9.   Kevin Russell +
10. Steve Nicol
11. Andy Legg

Sub: Tony Agana *74
Sub: Chris Short +87
Subs not used: Paul Reece (GK)

Sheffield United
Colours:- ?Teal-Blue change kit or Red & White stripes?
League Position:- before match 4th/24, after weekend matches 5th/24
Manager:- Dave Bassett

1.   Alan Kelly
2.   Kevin Gage
3.   Dane Whitehouse
4.   Charlie Hartfield
5.   Brian Gayle
6.   Paul Beesley
7.   Paul Rogers
8.   Mitch Ward *
9.   Jostein Flo
10. Kingsley Black
11. Nathan Blake

Sub: Carl Veart *61
Subs not used: Mark Blount & Billy Mercer (GK)

Notes:
A win for Notts against the 4th placed Blades, though Simpson's lobbed winner was against the run of play and, despite the 3 points, the league table was no more encouraging -  showing Notts 8 points adrift of safety.

Bottom six following the win against Sheffield United
                      P   GS  Pts
19. West Bromwich A.  35  32   41
20. Portsmouth        35  38   40
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21. Bristol City      36  35   38
22. Swindon Town      33  38   34
23. Notts County      35  38   32
24. Burnley           33  32   31


Tuesday 14th March 1995
7:45pm kick off at Boundary Park

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*Then known as Division One

Oldham Athletic 1
Henry 36

Notts County 1
Devlin 76

Attendance:- 5,465

Oldham Athletic
Colours:- Blue shirts, White shorts, Blue socks, Red trimmings
League Position:- before match 14th/24, after midweek matches 14th/24
Manager:- Graeme Sharp

Team to be added

Notts County
Colours:- Black & white striped shirts, Black shorts, Black socks
League Position:- before match 23rd/24, after midweek matches 23rd/24
Manager:- Howard Kendall

1.   Jason Kearton
2.   Gary Mills
3.   Mike Forsyth
4.   Michael Simpson *
5.   Shaun Murphy
6.   Graeme Hogg
7.   Paul Devlin
8.   Devon White
9.   Kevin Russell *
10. Steve Nicol
11. Andy Legg

Sub: Tony Agana *
Sub: Chris Short *
Subs not used: Paul Reece (GK)

Notes:
This fixture was brought forward from Saturday 18th March due to Notts' involvement in the Anglo-Italian Cup final. An abysmal 1st half display by Notts saw them trail at the break, but they came away with a point. On loan keeper Jason Kearton was recalled to Everton the following day.



Sunday 19th March 1995
3:45pm kick off at Wembley Stadium

Anglo-Italian Cup Final

Notts County 2
Agana 12
White 45

Ascoli 1
Mirabelli 32

Attendance :- 11,704
Referee:- C. Agius (Malta)
Bookings:- Notts - White, Ascoli - Benetti, Pascucci, Favo & Binotto

Notts County
Colours:- Black & white striped shirts, White shorts, Black socks
League Position:- 23rd/24 in the 2nd tier
Manager:- Howard Kendall

1.   Steve Cherry *
2.   Chris Short
3.   Gary Mills
4.   Phil Turner
5.   Shaun Murphy
6.   Michael Johnson +
7.   Paul Devlin
8.   Devon White
9.   Tony Agana ^
10. Michael Simpson
11. Andy Legg

Sub: Paul Reece *74
Sub: Michael Emenalo +74
Sub: Tommy Gallagher ^86
Subs not used: Graeme Hogg & Mick Galloway

Ascoli
Colours:- All Red with white trimmings
League Level:- 2nd tier in Italy
Manager:- ?Alberto Bigon?

1.   Marco Bizzarri
2.   Paolo Benetti
3.   Carmelo Mancuso *
4.   Luca Marcato
5.   Carlo Pascucci
6.   Francesco Zanoncelli +
7.   Jonatan Binotto
8.   Giovanni Bosi
9.   Oliver Bierhoff
10. Massimiliano Favo
11. Walter Mirabelli

Sub: Manuel Milana *61
Sub: Michele Menolascina +76

Notes:
Manager Howard Kendall allowed assistant Russell Slade to lead the team out whilst recent signings - who hadn't figured in earlier rounds - gave way to younger players, long serving players or those who hadn't previously played at Wembley. Only 11,704 spectators turned up, around 5,500 less than for last seson's final. Notts took the lead on 12 from a long throw by Andy Legg which deceived the Ascoli keeper and went straight in, but Agana was judged to have got a faint touch and so he had to be credited for it. Ascoli, also fighting against relegation domestically and currently 3rd bottom of Serie B, equalised when Murphy's attempted clearance cannoned off Johnson to present Mirabelli with a simple chance. Transfer listed Devon White headed in the winning goal seconds before half-time from Devlin's cross. There was little time to celebrate winning the trophy as Notts were back in training the very next day for the more important mid-week clash with fellow strugglers Bristol City. There would be one further Anglo-Italian Cup competition held the following season, but Notts were unable to defend the trophy and Port Vale lost to Genoa in the final - which meant that Notts were the only English team to win it ovcr the four seasons that the modern version was contested. Ascoli's Oliver Bierhoff went on to score both goals in Germany's 2-1 Euro 1996 final victory against the Czech Republic.

(Left) Howard Kendall & Russell Slade after the 1st goal was scored, (Centre) Devon White celebrates his header for 2-1, (Right) Phil Turner lifts the trophy


Tuesday 21st March 1995
7:45pm kick off at Meadow Lane

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2nd tier League fixture
*Then known as Division One

Notts County 1
White 77

Bristol City 1
Baird 62

Attendance :- 5,692

Notts County
Colours:- Black & white striped shirts, White shorts, Black socks
League Position:- before match 23rd/24, after midweek matches 24th/24
Manager:- Howard Kendall

1.   Steve Cherry
2.   Gary Mills
3.   Chris Short *
4.   Kevin Russell +
5.   Mike Forsyth
6.   Graeme Hogg
7.   Paul Devlin
8.   Devon White
9.   Tony Agana
10. Steve Nicol
11. Andy Legg

Sub: Michael Johnson *
Sub: Phil Turner +
Subs not used: Paul Reece (GK)

Bristol City
Colours:- ?Red shirts, White shorts, Red socks?
League Position:- before match 22nd/24, after midweek matches 22nd/24
Manager:- Joe Jordan

Team to be added

Notes:
Notts looked very tired following the Anglo-Ialian final just 2 days earlier and 3rd bottom Bristol City took the lead on 62, but the scorer Ian Baird was sent off seven minutes later for his 2nd bookable offence - having first elbowed Chris Short and then Graeme Hogg. Devon White deflected in a shot by Nicol for the equaliser but the draw saw Notts slip back to the bottom of the table.


Saturday 25th March 1995
3pm kick off at The Victoria Ground

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2nd tier League fixture
*Then known as Division One

Stoke City 2
Gleghorn 13
Sturridge 77

Notts County 1
White 90

Attendance:- 10,170
Referee:- N. Barry (Scunthorpe)
Bookings:- Stoke - Scott (22), Cranson (35), Overson (53), Notts - Legg (21), Devlin (33), Short (57)

Stoke City
Colours:- Red & white striped shirts, White shorts, Red socks
League Position:- before match 19th/24, after match 19th/24
Manager:- Lou Macari

1.   Ron Sinclair
2.   John Butler
3.   Larus Sigurdsson
4.   Ian Cranson
5.   Vince Overson
6.   Toddy Orlygsson
7.   Paul Allen +
8.   Carl Beeston
9.   Paul Peschisolido
10. Keith Scott *
11. Nigel Gleghorn

Sub: Simon Sturridge *75
Sub: Kevin Keen +83
Sub not used: Mark Prudhoe (GK)

Notts County
Colours:- Tarton blue shirts, ?Black shorts?, White socks
League Position:- before match 24th/24, after match 24th/24
Manager:- Howard Kendall

1.   Steve Cherry
2.   Chris Short
3.   Mike Forsyth
4.   Phil Turner
5.   Shaun Murphy
6.   Graeme Hogg +
7.   Paul Devlin
8.   Devon White
9.   Michael Emenalo
10. Steve Nicol
11. Andy Legg *

Sub: Kevin Russell *23
Sub: Gary Mills +67
Subs not used: Paul Reece (GK)

Notes:
This defeat at 20th placed Stoke left County 8 points adrift of safety with just 8 games left to play, Howard Kendall admitted afterwards that Notts would probably need to win 6 of those to stay up. Paul Sherlock had left for Mansfield Town before transfer deadline day on March 23rd whilst two players went out on loan - Richard Walker, who also joined the Stags, and Nigel Jemson who went to Coventry.

Bottom six following the defeat at Stoke
                      P   GS  Pts
19. Stoke City        36  37   45
20. Sunderland        39  34   42
---------------------------------
21. Bristol City      39  37   41
22. Swindon Town      37  45   40
23. Burnley           38  39   38
24. Notts County      38  41   34


Saturday 1st April 1995
3pm kick off at Meadow Lane

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2nd tier League fixture
*Then known as Division One

Notts County 1
Devlin 10

Barnsley 3
O'Connell 11
Wilson 47
Liddell 60

Attendance :- 6,834
Referee:- P. Richards (Preston) *Replaced at HT by P.Walton

Notts County
Colours:- Black & white striped shirts, White shorts, Black socks
League Position:- before match 24th/24, after weekend matches 24th/24
Manager:- Howard Kendall

1.   Steve Cherry
2.   Chris Short
3.   Gary Mills
4.   Phil Turner
5.   Mike Forsyth
6.   Graeme Hogg +
7.   Paul Devlin  Sent off 58
8.   Devon White
9.   Gary McSwegan *
10. Steve Nicol
11. Andy Legg

Sub: Steve Slawson *45
Sub: Michael Johnson +68
Subs not used: Paul Reece (GK)

Barnsley
Colours:- Green shirts with red & white pinstripes, Green shorts, Green socks
League Position:- before match 7th/24, after weekend matches 7th/24
Manager:- Danny Wilson

1.   David Watson
2.   Nicky Eaden
3.   Gary Fleming
4.   Danny Wilson
5.   Gerry Taggart
6.   Malcolm Shotton
7.   Brendan O'Connell
8.   Martin Bullock
9.   Andy Payton
10. Andy Liddell
11. Darren Sheridan  Sent off 42

Subs not used: Neil Redfearn, Andy Rammell & Lee Butler (GK)

Notes:
Following this defeat Howard Kendall was sensationally sacked after just 10 weeks in charge. Notts officials would initially not give a reason but insisted that results were not the major factor. Following a week of speculation, a Sunday tabloid revealed that Kendall was an alcoholic and it was later confirmed that he had been sacked for "excessive socialising", assistant Russell Slade was also dismissed. Despite the hopeless league position (now a massive 11 points from safety), the sacking was not something that supporters had been expecting, most had been wondering whether or not Kendall would want to stay on at the club next season once the inevitable relegation had been confirmed. Steve Slawson made his one and only league appearance of the season v Barnsley, which proved to be his last for Notts. It was also the last appearance of the recently acquired Mike Forsyth, who eventually left the following season.

Bottom six following the defeat to Barnsley
                      P   GS  Pts
19. Portsmouth       40  45   45
20. Sunderland        40  35   45
---------------------------------
21. Bristol City      40  38   41
22. Swindon Town      38  45   40
23. Burnley           39  40   38
24. Notts County      39  42   34


Saturday 8th April 1995
3pm kick off at Kenilworth Road

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2nd tier League fixture
*Then known as Division One

Luton Town 2
Telfer 3
Oakes (pen) 68

Notts County 0

Attendance:- 6,428
Referee:- M. Pierce (Portsmouth)

Luton Town
Colours:- All white with dark blue sleeves and orange pinstripes
League Position:- before match 12th/24, after weekend matches 12th/24
Manager:- David Pleat

1.   Kelvin Davis
2.   Julian James
3.   Marvin Johnson
4.   Gary Waddock
5.   Richard Harvey
6.   Trevor Peake
7.   Paul Telfer
8.   Scott Oakes
9.   John Taylor
10. David Preece
11. Dwight Marshall

Sub: Rob Matthews
Sub: Des Linton
Sub: Juergen Sommer (GK)

Notts County
Colours:- ?Tartan blue shirts, Black shorts, Black socks?
League Position:- before match 24th/24, after weekend matches 24th/24
Manager:- Wayne Jones & Steve Nicol

1.   Steve Cherry
2.   Chris Short *
3.   Gary Mills
4.   Phil Turner
5.   Shaun Murphy
6.   Colin Hoyle
7.   Michael Simpson
8.   Devon White *
9.   Kevin Russell
10. Steve Nicol
11. Michael Johnson

Sub: Paul Devlin *
Sub: Mick Galloway *
Subs not used: Paul Reece (GK)

Notes:
Wayne Jones and Steve Nicol had been given temporary charge of the team until the end of the season, whilst Dean Thomas - who had been out injured all season - took charge of the reserves. Three players then expressed their desire to the leave the club, Paul Devlin, Michael Johnson and Shaun Murphy. Youth product Mick Galloway came on as a sub at Luton to make his league debut. Goalkeeper Steve Cherry and defender Michael Johnson made what would turn out to be their final appearances for the club.


Saturday 15th April 1995
3pm kick off at Meadow Lane

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2nd tier League fixture
*Then known as Division One

Notts County 1
White 72

Middlesbrough 1
Fuchs 83

Attendance :- 9,377
Referee:- J. Holbrook (Ludlow)
Bookings:- 'Boro - Kavanagh (foul)
Corners:- Notts 6 'Boro 8
Shots on target:- Notts 6 'Boro 4
Shots off target:- Notts 1 'Boro 2

Notts County
Colours:- Black & white striped shirts, White shorts, Black socks
League Position:- before match 24th/24, after weekend matches 24th/24
Manager:- Wayne Jones & Steve Nicol

1.   Paul Reece
2.   Chris Short
3.   Gary Mills
4.   Phil Turner
5.   Shaun Murphy
6.   Graeme Hogg
7.   Michael Simpson
8.   Devon White
9.   Kevin Russell *
10. Steve Nicol
11. Mick Galloway

Sub: Tony Agana *86
Subs not used: Andy Legg & Steve Cherry (GK)

Middlesbrough
Colours:- Red shirts, White shorts, Red socks, Black trimmings
League Position:- before match 1st/24, after weekend matches 1st/24
Manager:- Bryan Robson

1.   Alan Miller
2.   Neil Cox
3.   Derek Whyte
4.   Steve Vickers
5.   Nigel Pearson
6.   Graham Kavanagh
7.   Craig Hignett +
8.   Jamie Pollock
9.   Jan-Aage Fjortoft
10. Jamie Moreno *
11. John Hendrie

Sub: Uwe Fuchs *66
Sub: Phil Stamp +77
Subs not used: Steve Pears (GK)

Notes:
A spirited performance against the league leaders saw Notts earn a point.


Wednesday 19th April 1995
7:45pm kick off at The New Den

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2nd tier League fixture
*Then known as Division One

Millwall 0

Notts County 0

Attendance:- 5,471

Millwall
Colours:- All Blue with white sleeves
League Position:- before match 12th/24, after match 12th/24
Manager:- Mick McCarthy

1.   Kasey Keller
2.   Andy May +
3.   Jason van Blerk
4.   Andy Roberts
5.   Damien Webber
6.   Keith Stevens
7.   Dave Savage
8.   Alex Rae
9.   Kerry Dixon
10. Scott Taylor
11. Lee McRobert *

Sub: Greg Berry *
Sub: David Oldfield +
Subs not used: Tim Carter (GK)

Notts County
Colours:- Black & white striped shirts, ?White shorts?, Black socks
League Position:- before match 24th/24, after match 24th/24
Manager:- Wayne Jones & Steve Nicol

1.   Paul Reece
2.   Chris Short
3.   Gary Mills
4.   Phil Turner *
5.   Shaun Murphy
6.   Graeme Hogg
7.   Michael Simpson
8.   Devon White
9.   Kevin Russell *
10. Steve Nicol
11. Mick Galloway

Sub: Andy Legg *
Sub: Paul Devlin *
Other sub not used

Notes:
Notts arrived at The New Den knowing that anything but a victory would mathematically send them down. Come 9:30pm it was official, County would be playing in the 3rd tier of English football next season, though many supporters had accepted the drop as long ago as Boxing Day when Notts lost to Millwall at home.


Saturday 22nd April 1995
3pm kick off at Meadow Lane

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2nd tier League fixture
*Then known as Division One

Notts County 0

Grimsby Town 2
Livingstone 2
Reece (og) 58

Attendance :- 5,286
Referee:- G. Singh (Wolverhampton)

Notts County
Colours:- Black & white striped shirts, ?White shorts?, Black socks
League Position:- before match 24th/24, after weekend matches 24th/24
Manager:- Wayne Jones & Steve Nicol

1.   Paul Reece
2.   Chris Short +
3.   Gary Mills
4.   Peter Butler
5.   Shaun Murphy
6.   Graeme Hogg
7.   Michael Simpson
8.   Devon White
9.   Kevin Russell *
10. Steve Nicol
11. Mick Galloway

Sub: Paul Devlin *
Sub: Andy Legg +
Sub: Steve Cherry (GK)

Grimsby Town
Colours:- ?Blue & Red striped shirts?
League Position:- before match 9th/24, after weekend matches 9th/24
Manager:- Brian Laws

1.   Jason Pearcey
2.   Brian Laws
3.   Kevin Jobling
4.   Mark Lever
5.   Graham Rodger
6.   Paul Groves
7.   Gary Croft
8.   Jim Dobbin
9.   Neil Woods
10. Steve Livingstone
11. Dave Gilbert

Sub: Jamie Forrester
Sub: Gary Childs
Sub: Paul Crichton (GK)

Notes:
The only thing left to play for now was to try and avoid finishing rock bottom of the league, but this risible performance was capped by an own goal by Paul Reece - dropping a cross and fumbling it into his own net.


Saturday 29th April 1995
3pm kick off at Meadow Lane

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2nd tier League fixture
*Then known as Division One

Notts County 1
White 4

Watford 0

Attendance :- 5,083
Referee:- E. Wolstenholme (Blackburn)

Notts County
Colours:- Black & white striped shirts, ?White shorts?, Black socks
League Position:- before match 24th/24, after weekend matches 24th/24
Manager:- Wayne Jones & Steve Nicol

1.   Paul Reece
2.   Chris Short
3.   Gary Mills
4.   Peter Butler
5.   Shaun Murphy
6.   Graeme Hogg
7.   Michael Simpson
8.   Devon White
9.   Paul Devlin +
10. Steve Nicol
11. Mick Galloway *

Sub: Kevin Russell *
Sub: Gary McSwegan +
Sub: Steve Cherry (GK)

Watford
Colours:- ?Yellow shirts with black shoulders, red trim?
League Position:- before match 10th/24, after weekend matches 10th/24
Manager:- Glenn Roeder

1.   Kevin Miller
2.   Gerry Lavin
3.   Colin Foster
4.   David Holdsworth
5.   Keith Millen
6.   Craig Ramage
7.   Andy Hessenthaler
8.   Derek Payne
9.   Peter Beadle
10. Gary Porter
11. Kevin Phillips

Sub: Darren Bazeley
Sub: Geoff Pitcher
Sub: Perry Digweed (GK)

Notes:
Notts signed off the season at Meadow Lane with a win, but it was dire match. The Watford line-up included former Notts loanee Colin Foster plus future 'pies Craig Ramage and Peter Beadle. Kevin Russell's short-lived career at Notts came to and end, with this being his final appearance before joining Wrexham in the summer.


Wednesday 3rd May 1995
7:45pm kick off at The County Ground

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2nd tier League fixture
*Then known as Division One

Swindon Town 3
Hamon 8
Thorne 58, 65

Notts County 0

Attendance:- 8,262

Swindon Town
Colours:- All Red with white & green trimmings
League Position:- before match 22nd/24, after midweek matches 21st/24
Manager:- Steve McMahon

1.   Fraser Digby
2.   Mark Robinson
3.   Kevin Horlock
4.   Adrian Viveash
5.   Luc Nijholt
6.   Shaun Taylor
7.   Jamie Pitman *
8.   Joey Beauchamp +
9.   Peter Thorne
10. Chris Hamon
11. Martin Ling

Sub: Ben Worrall *81
Sub: Wayne O'Sullivan +81
Sub not used: Nicky Hammond (GK)

Notts County
Colours:- Black & white striped shirts, ?White shorts?, Black socks
League Position:- before match 24th/24, after midweek matches 24th/24
Manager:- Wayne Jones & Steve Nicol

1.   Paul Reece
2.   Chris Short
3.   Gary Mills
4.   Peter Butler
5.   Shaun Murphy
6.   Graeme Hogg
7.   Michael Simpson
8.   Devon White *
9.   Paul Devlin
10. Steve Nicol
11. Mick Galloway +

Sub: Gary McSwegan *46
Sub: Ian Ridgway +73
Sub not used: Steve Cherry (GK)

Notes:
A rearranged fixture between two now mathematically relegated sides after the original on 8th March had to be postponed due to Swindon's involvement in the League Cup Semi-finals. Youth product Ian Ridgway came on as a sub. Swindon's stats website gives the attendance as 6,553.


Sunday 7th May 1995
3pm kick off at Vale Park

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2nd tier League fixture
*Then known as Division One

Port Vale 1
Foyle 29

Notts County 1
McSwegan 63

Attendance:- 9,452

Port Vale
Colours:- White shirts, Black shorts, White socks, Yellow trim
League Position:- before match 17th/24, final position 17th/24
Manager:- John Rudge

Team to be added

Notts County
Colours:- Tartan blue shirts, White shorts, ?Black socks?
League Position:- before match 24th/24, final position 24th/24
Manager:- Wayne Jones & Steve Nicol

1.   Paul Reece
2.   Chris Short
3.   Gary Mills
4.   Richard Walker
5.   Shaun Murphy
6.   Graeme Hogg
7.   Michael Simpson
8.   Devon White
9.   Gary McSwegan
10. Steve Nicol
11. Mick Galloway

Subs not used

Notes:
Notts finished the season bottom of the league, 14 points adrift of safety, winning only 9 and losing 24 of their 46 games, County's worst W-D-L stats since 1963/64. Goalkeeper Paul Reece made his final appearance for Notts.


For appearance stats, final table and at-a-glance results for season 1994/95 see here


Stats pageLine-up's and DetailsNotts on the Box 1994/95

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