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Another update from Alan Hardy, though this time it’s not X-rated. The Notts County owner says, for the good of the team, he will give their League Two date with Port Vale at Meadow Lane this weekend a swerve. His message to supporters reads:
Every game between now and the end of the season is hugely significant and it’s imperative we, as supporters of the club, do all we can to help the team accumulate the points we need. In line with this, and to ensure the players and staff are able to fully focus on the match without any distractions, I have taken the decision not to attend. As we all know, there have been several ups and downs since I took over the club in January 2017 and on many occasions it would have been easier – and less stressful for my family – for me to not go to matches. But as the club’s owner I have always felt a duty to be there every step of the way. Unfortunately, however, the reaction to recent developments has led me to surmise that my attendance on Saturday would be counter-productive. I will of course be following the match closely and I hope there will be a big crowd at Meadow Lane to spur on Neal and the team.”
A line out of the Football Association: the Charlton Athletic manager Lee Bowyer will serve a three-match touchline ban and has been fined £1,750 after effing and jeffing at the referee Chris Kavanagh last month. The FA said he will not get the joy of standing in the dugout for the next three games “after using abusive and/or insulting language towards the referee in both the 46th minute and following his dismissal during the League One fixture against AFC Wimbledon on 23 February.”
Source: Football News
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