Revived Notts County eye an unlikely rapid return to the EFL

01 August 2020 11:00
For so long the oldest Football League club, the Magpies were relegated amid financial turmoil in 2019. Under new ownership, they face Harrogate in Sunday’s National League play-off finalWhen Notts County arrive at a vacant Wembley Stadium to face Harrogate Town in the National League play-off final, the teams will converge with sharply contrasting histories. For so long the oldest club in the Football League, the Magpies have contested nearly 5,000 games in the upper echelons of English football. Harrogate stands at zero. Yet, 12 months after a traumatic summer, Notts County may just feel like the team with less to lose.Much of the past decade at Meadow Lane has been defined by flagrant mismanagement, but not even the farce of 2009-10 – when the club was bought by men who drafted in Sven-Goran Eriksson as director of football and promised the world before the promises were proven to be false – prepared them for the final months of local businessman Alan Hardy’s tenure. Related: The collapse of Barnet's academy is sad news for London's young players Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian