No - they voted to carry on. (Possibly because they knew they were in the Trophy final but I'll give them the benefit of the doubt).Are Concord 1 of the teams who refused to play?
Just seen this (I'm an occasional visitor). Yes the streaming cash will be very helpful as the chairman and a few others are currently keeping the players topped up with their beer/Lambrusco money. When (OK - IF!) we beat you guys it's another 6 weeks with no gate or bar income before the final. The monet for winning the thing will be most welcome. (Typo there but I like it so I'm keeping it).If a Kings Lynn side you’ve already beaten can get a draw at Meadow Lane with half their team furloughed and a 50 year-old on the bench I wouldn’t rule out a shock!
Given there is a bit of money now at stake I suspect we’ll play most of the first team as opposed to the usual 7/8 changes, although most of them played last night and... well.
Should be decent stream numbers though (we cut the price to £8 for the last round) and as it’s split 50/50 (I think?) for the trophy it should be half decent payday anyway in this straightened times.
And Hornchurch have won the penalty shoot-out to get to the final. What a story that is in this bizarre season, and what an interesting final it should be between Hereford and Hornchurch.
Can't be too often that no Step 1 sides end up in the Trophy final.
Not the best first game that for the Notts County manager. I'm far from a Non League anorak so maybe not a suprise but I've never even heard of Hornchurch. Google search says they're in Essex and two steps below here.
Thoroughly deserved, they were brilliant. Reeves and Doyle even managing to get overrun by a part time team who’ve played twice in months was quite impressive.
I genuinely wasn’t interested in the Trophy, but this is still a completely embarrassing day to be a Notts fan, possibly the most embarrassing day ever.
And it’s a pretty high bar.
You deserved it. Came from behind three times, scored all your penalties and the keeper saved one as well as keeping one out with a great save in the first half that would have made it 2-0 , kept you in it when you were under pressure and you never gave up, scoring late in both halves.Just another day at the office for the little old Urchins!
Actually I'm in a total state of shock, but thanks for the positive comments Notts fans.