Why does football have to be so complicated? Sure the performances on the pitch from Notts County this season are a vast improvement on recent years, but can any Pies fan be totally satisfied as things stand? Disappointment has been the order of the day over the past few seasons at Meadow Lane. This year with some mystery new owners at the helm however, they are expected to be celebrating promotion come May. Anything less would be considered a failure. How can a club be transformed this quickly? Money is talking again and County have already signalled their intent to challenge by attracting a vast array of talent over the summer. Names like Ben Davies, Lee Hughes and Karl Hawley may not sound too impressive, but for a League Two club, they are all fantastic acquisitions. On top of all of this, they have a new Director of Football who has managed at international level.