‘FLYING’ WINGER ALAN WITHERS HAS DIED, AT 87.

It is with much regret that we record the death of Alan Withers, one of the last surviving members of the Notts squad which achieved promotion from the fourth tier of the Football League in 1959-60, a success in which he played a significant role. In his time at Meadow Lane he experienced both the highs and lows of the game. Having been signed from Lincoln City in January, 1959 he first played in a side that suffered a second relegation in successive seasons after finishing 23rd in Division Three in 1958-59. The following season was an altogether brighter affair in which Withers, flying down the left wing and laying on scoring opportunities for the likes of Bob Forrest, Stan Newsham and, lat

Birthdays 1st to 31st December.

1st - Matt Richards 2nd - Jimmy Linton and Gary Wood 3rd - David Clarke 4th - Ian Barraclough, Brian Bates and Adam Newton 5th - Ian Hendon 6th - Shaun Derry and Karl Hawley 7th - John McClelland, Shaun Murray, Jamie Clapham and Louis Harris. 8th - David Beavon, Steve Torpey, Matt Somner. 10th - Raymond Daniel, Justin Jackson and Tahvon Campbell. 11th - Shaun Harrad, Steve Nicol and Cristian Montano. 12th - Zeli Ismail. 13th - John Froggatt, Jimmy Spencer, Bill Garner, Cyril Parry and Jimmy Spencer. 14th - Nathan Fox, Ian Hamilton, Jake Wholey and Joshua Vela. 15th - Jimmy Quinn, Jason Banton and Montel Gibson. 16th - Simon Grayson, Paddy McCourt and Paddy McCourt. 17th - Jam

FORMER PLAYERS TO HONOUR NOTTS RECORD BREAKERS

Twenty years ago Notts County won the championship at the fourth tier of the Football League (now rebranded as League Two) smashing five records in the process. Now, the club’s Former Players’ Association is to honour those achievements at its annual Meadow Lane dinner on Saturday 12th May. All members of the 1997-98 playing squad are being invited, as is manager Sam Allardyce who masterminded the winning of the championship before the end of March - the earliest date a title had ever been secured in any division of the Football League The precise date on which this piece football history was achieved was 28 March, 1998 when a goal by midfielder Mark Robson guaranteed all three points agains

Eddie Russell

We are sad to announce that Eddie Russell sadly passed away recently. StartFragmentEDDIE RUSSELL, whose death has occurred at the age of 89, will be remembered by Notts fans, albeit for only a brief period, on the books at Meadow Lane. He never really established himself in the Notts first team despite a physique - 6ft tall and weighing 13st 7lbs - making him the ideal build for a wing-half back (or midfielder as we would say these days). Born in Cranwell, Lincolnshire, in the July of 1928, and a school teacher by profession, Eddie found limited opportunities at both Wolverhampton Wanderers, his first professional club, and Middlesbrough. But he became something of a regular with Leicester C

Happy 75th Birthday Dick Edwards

Richard Thomas Edwards was born on the 20th November 1942 in Kirkby-in-Ashfield. Richard "Dick" Edwards began his career as an apprentice with Notts County, turning professional in October 1959. He made his league debut a few months later in the 2-1 home win over Rochdale on December 26. He had come through the Notts County youth system at the same time as Jeff Astle and Tony Hateley. Dick remained with the Magpies as an outside left as they fell back to the Fourth Division, going on to make 221 league appearances and score 20 goals. In March 1967 he moved to Mansfield Town for £5,000, playing 45 times, scoring once, before a £30,000 move to Second Division Aston Villa. He played 68 time

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