Birthdays 1st to 28th February

2nd - Hamza Bencherif and Terry Thorne. 4th - Febian Brandy. 6th - Gareth Roberts. 7th - Eddie Kelly. 8th - Tony Bircumshaw and Brian Stubbs. 9th - Jake Cassidy. 10th - Stuart Garden. 11th - Lloyd Richards. 12th - Simon Baldry and Phil Turner. 15th - Alex Rodman 17th - Dan Gleeson and Ali Gibb. 18th - Ivan Sproule. 22nd - Fabian Speiss. 24th - Brian O'Callagahan. 25th - Hector Sam, Shaun Goater and Mark Goowin. 26th - Ralph Brown. 28th - Meindert Djkstra, Sean Farrell, Michael Simpson and Julian Jenner.

Funeral of former Notts player Tony Flower

The funeral of former Notts player Tony Flower (140 League and Cup appearances between 1961 and 1966) will take place on Monday 4 February at 11.40 a.m. at Wilford Hill Chapel. The family asks mourners to wear brightly-coloured clothing and not to send flowers. Afterwards all are invited to Meadow Lane for the customary wake.

Tickets about to go on sale for former players’ celebration of promotion triumph

Probably the greatest of all Notts County’s promotion successes, which took the club into the top flight of the English game in 1981, after a 55-year absence, will be celebrated at the annual dinner of the Former Players’ Association. This will take place at Meadow Lane on Saturday evening 6 April, following a League One fixture with Northampton Town. Tickets at £35 each will go on general sale this Saturday and will be available from the Meadow Lane ticket office. Fifteen of the players from the 1980-81 campaign having already confirmed their attendance it is expected there will be a big demand for places. One of the players, former Yugoslavian international goalkeeper Raddy Avramovic, will

Tony Flower dies after a long illness

Tony Flower, who was introduced into League football by Notts in the early Sixties, has died after a long illness, less than a week after his 74th birthday. Flower was a natural left winger at a time when Notts had various players competing for inclusion in that position with the likes of Mike Barber (until a serious injury prematurely ended his career), Bobby Tait and, later, Frank Kirkup. In March, 1962 Flower made his only senior appearance of that season in a 2-1 defeat at Hull City. Just a year later he forced himself into the first team late into the season and enjoyed a run of 17 appearances, scoring his first two League goals. He joined other products of the successful Notts youth po

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