Notts County

FL125 VOTE

 

  Who is Notts County's best ever captain?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Phil Turner 51%
2 Don Masson 37%
3 Ian Richardson 12%
     

The FL125 Greatest Captain voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #OurBestCaptain.

The nominees were:

Don Masson - Arguably one of the best players to grace Meadow Lane, 'the Don' made over 450 appearances, scoring close to 100 times. The Scottish international still attends games and even has a suite named in his honour.

Phil Turner - Only one Notts captain has won at Wembley and Turner won three times. Twice lifting the Play-Off trophy under Manager Neil Warnock and again in the mid 90s for the Anglo Italian triumph.

Ian Richardson - Richo literally did every job at the club including captain, manager and even fundraising at a local supermarket as the club went into administration. A brilliant defender and often scored the crucial goal too.

 

  Who is Notts County's greatest ever player?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Tommy Lawton 57%
2 Don Masson 30%
3 Tommy Johnson 13%
     

The FL125 Greatest Player voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #OurGreatestPlayer.

The nominees were:

Tommy Lawton - Notts signed England's number nine back in 1947, an incredible coup for the club, and due to his popularity and goalscoring prowess crowds quickly rose. A fans favourite and a true professional he scored 103 goals in 165 appearances.

Don Masson - 'The Don' is certainly the club's greatest ever midfielder. His passing ability was a true gift and scored 97 goals too during his time at Meadow Lane. Notts fans have never forgotten the Scottish international.

Tommy Johnson - A popular choice amongst the fans, striker Tommy scored the goals to help Neil Warnock's side reach the top division. Goals at Wembley and throughout the top three leagues are still discussed to this day.

 

  When was Notts County's best season?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 1990/91 46%
2 2009/10 36%
3 1997/98 18%
     

The FL125 Greatest Season voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #OurBestSeason.

The nominations were:

1990/91 - Back in the big time. Notts under Neil Warnock had won back-to-back Play-Off Finals at Wembley and also reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

1997/98 - Records were broken. Big Sam Allardyce's men won the Division Three title as early as March. An incredible season with goals galore, a fantastic away run and the title.

2009/10 - This season had everything - Sven, Sol, managers, Munto, a takeover, a cup run, hat-tricks and an incredible finish as Notts reached top spot and won the title.

 

  Who is Notts County's best ever manager?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Jimmy Sirrel 84%
2 Neil Warnock 11%
3 Sam Allardyce 5%
     

The FL125 Greatest Manager voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #GreatManagers.

The nominees were: 

Jimmy Sirrel - The eccentric Scotsman was key to the Magpies' success in the 60s,70s and 80s and managed to take the club from the bottom division to the top flight. He is simply a club legend and Meadow Lane named a stand after him in his honour.

Neil Warnock - Warnock also helped Notts reach the top flight, with back-to-back Play-Off Final victories in the early 90s. He managed to create a fantastic team spirit and form a squad on a low budget.

Sam Allardyce - Big Sam's 1997/98 squad broke so many records in his title-winning season that many may never be beaten. The dream campaign meant that Notts had won the title before the end of March - an incredible achievement.