Notts County FC news on iPhone & iPad for fans of the oldest football club

By Marlon Votta - Sep 15, 2011

Notts County Football Club (often known as Notts or County or by their nickname The Magpies) are an English professional football club based in Nottingham. They are the oldest of all the clubs in the world that are now professional, having been formed in 1862. They currently play in League One of The Football League, the third tier of the English football system. County play their home games at Meadow Lane. Notts County view their main rivals as neighbors Nottingham Forest. However, during recent stints in the lower levels of the Football League, rivalry has increased with Nottinghamshire neighbors Mansfield Town. Other clubs sharing local rivalries with Notts County are Derby County, Leicester City, Lincoln City, and Chesterfield.

The club has had several spells in the top division of English football, most recently in 1991–92, when County played in the old First Division. The club initially played at Park Hollow in the grounds of the old Nottingham Castle. In December 1864, the decision was made to play games against outside opposition, and it was decided that the club needed to find a bigger venue. After playing at several grounds, The Magpies settled at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground in 1883. In November 1872, the Notts County fullback Ernest Greenhalgh played for England against Scotland in the first-ever international match, thereby becoming the club’s first international player. In 1888, Notts County, along with eleven other football clubs, became a founding member of The Football League.

Notts County’s first known colors were amber and black hooped shirts, dating from the 1870s. This was followed by short spells playing in amber, then chocolate and blue halves. In 1890, the club adopted black and white striped shirts, and have played in these colors for most of the rest of their history. Italian football club Juventus F.C. derived its famous black-and-white striped kits from Notts County. Juventus have played in black and white striped shirts, with white shorts, sometimes black shorts since 1903. Originally, they played in pink shirts with a black tie. On the 8 September 2011 to mark the opening of the new Stadium in Turin, Juventus invited Notts County for an historic exhibition match. The game ended 1-1 with goals from Luca Toni and Lee Hughes coming in the second half. In return, Notts County have extended an invitation to Juventus for a return match at Meadow Lane in 2012 to celebrate County’s 150th anniversary. We have searched around to find an application we thought Notts County fans would appreciate on iPhone and iPad.

Football Fans – Notts County by Brighthouse Labs contains all the information Notts County supporters require. This app is £2.49/$3.99 and is great for following Notts County on the go. View all the latest statistics, current news, league positions and scores with this easy to use application. Watch video updates, highlights and access some great interviews giving fans the chance to relive the best moments whenever.

Using the built in chat feature users can communicate with fellow supporters discuss recent events and get their opinion across. This is the ideal application for fans who want to know everything that is going on at their club, even the headlines outside of football. For more information on this, visit the App Store.

Be the first to know all the latest news surrounding Notts County with this easy to use app. Do you think Notts County have got what it takes to climb up to get promotion? A club with a great history like Notts County should be up in the top tier of football showing their local rivals that they have more than history.

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