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Notts County Football Club

Notts County Football Club, Meadow Lane, Nottingham, NG2 3HJ
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Notts County Football Club


Notts County Football Club, nicknamed the Magpies, were founded in 1862 and are the oldest professional football club in the world.

As of the 2018/19 season Notts County participate in Skybet League Two, the fourth tier of English football having narrowly missed out on promotion via the playoffs at the end of the previous season. Their history includes an FA Cup victory in 1894, a Football League record 29 combined promotions and relegations, and periods of success and struggle across all four divisions of English professional football.

The club are known informally as Notts and their nickname is often shortened to the Pies. After playing at a few different home grounds during their first fifty years, including Trent Bridge, the club moved to Meadow Lane in 1910 and have remained there since. They traditionally play in black and white striped shirts and lent their colours to Juventus in 1903. 

Notts County were one of twelve founder members of The Football League in 1888. By the end of the 2017–18 season, they had played a record 4,940 league matches. Notable periods in their history include the years immediately after World War II, when England international Tommy Lawton played for the club; Jimmy Sirrel’s three spells as manager (1969–75, 1977–82, 1985–87), which saw the club promoted from the Fourth Division to the First; and the tenure of Neil Warnock (1989–93), who oversaw their first visits to Wembley and their last season in the top flight (1991–92). 

The clubs famous song is the 'Wheelbarrow Song' - and can be heard from the Kop stand on match days. The song is believed to take its origins from an away match at Shrewsbury Town where the Notts fans sang the song out of jest, believing it to be what they thought the home fans were chanting. Notts scored two late goals in the last 10 minutes and the song was seen as a good luck charm and has stuck ever since.

Notts County prides itself on being a family club, and match days are a great, affordable experience for the whole family. So if you're visiting Nottingham, make sure you see a game at Meadow Lane and watch a piece of football history with the worlds oldest football league club.

For more information on Notts County including the latest fixtures & results as well as the opportunity to purchase match tickets and merchandise please visit the club's website (link above).

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