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Notts in pictures

16 May 2017

Notts County had the pleasure of welcoming two brilliant photographers to Meadow Lane during the 2016-17 season.

Chris Upton and John Anderson, both successful documentary photographers with a passion for the Magpies, undertook separate projects on the club and have now uploaded their work for all to see.

"They say you should support your football club through thick and thin," said Chris. "However, over the past few years at Meadow Lane it’s been more a case of thin and thinner!

"My first game watching the Magpies was in 1970 and I’m proud to say they have been my team ever since. Like many, I still recall the halcyon days of top-flight football and promotion play-off victories at Wembley and yearn for those times to return.

"So, perhaps with more hope than expectation, I was delighted when Notts agreed to my request to document the season through a photographic project.

"My plan was to record more about the club and its supporters rather than football action shots."

Click here to see Chris' snaps, or here to watch a compilation.

John's project was more short-lived but he used his time wisely to achieve some stunning shots at the Magpies' match against Cheltenham Town.

"To photograph the club I have supported since I was seven was a dream project," he said. "As well as being 'my' club, Notts County represents a lifetime of memories, an enduring friendship with my brother-in-law who first introduced me to the magical world of football and an ongoing connection to my city of birth.

"Notts County is also about community, drama, belonging, the simplicity of the (sometimes) beautiful game and the raw emotion that accompanies it.

"This project is about endeavouring to capture some of the magic, emotion, sense of history and spirit of the club. Also it’s about seeing things from a more intimate perspective."

Click here to view John's gallery.

Notts would like to thank Chris and John for choosing Notts as a subject, and for permitting the club to use a number of their images.

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