The Most Average Newport County Players

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Re: The Most Average Newport County Players

Postby Frank Nouble 3 » November 6th, 2019, 11:07 am

George Street-Bridge wrote:We've wound up discussing poor players. IMHO average = someone who is good enough to play regularly without you necessarily noticing his contribution. So of the current squad Bennett, from years ago Gary Thorne.

Nonsense :lol: :lol: :lol:

That's why he is third in the MOM on here.

Clearly nobody has noticed him including the official MOM Saturday.
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Re: The Most Average Newport County Players

Postby JonD » November 6th, 2019, 12:07 pm

George Street-Bridge wrote:I see it as praise, he often operates under the radar. It's a paradox, but before you can be rated for your averageness, you have to be un-average enough to get picked regularly.


Yeah, I see what you're saying. It's simply that I remember Bennett's early loan appearances where I felt "he's too good to stick around". His aura has diminished somewhat (edit: possibly because the players around him have improved) but in my eyes he remains one of our best performers.

Was Trevor Thompson a regular? I can't remember.
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Re: The Most Average Newport County Players

Postby Goddard & woods » November 6th, 2019, 12:34 pm

35 appearances 1978 to 1979 and scored 2 goals.
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Re: The Most Average Newport County Players

Postby JonD » November 6th, 2019, 2:56 pm

Goddard & woods wrote:35 appearances 1978 to 1979 and scored 2 goals.


Cheers. I remember a goal he scored at the Cromwell End (possibly a winner, versus...Wigan?) but hadn't realised he played so few games.
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Re: The Most Average Newport County Players

Postby Goddard & woods » November 6th, 2019, 3:29 pm

Coxy wrote:Mike Dowler

Mike was quite a good keeper IMO watched his debut away at Cambridge midweek in 1976 and got the match programme signed by him we won 1-0 in a middle of a dreadful run of form Alistair Love netting the winner and he had a really good game with a string of fine saves.
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Re: The Most Average Newport County Players

Postby Goddard & woods » November 6th, 2019, 3:38 pm

JonD wrote:
Goddard & woods wrote:35 appearances 1978 to 1979 and scored 2 goals.


Cheers. I remember a goal he scored at the Cromwell End (possibly a winner, versus...Wigan?) but hadn't realised he played so few games.

The 2 goals he scored were 1 in 78/79 at home to Scunthorpe the 1st in a 2-0 win and 1 in our promotion season 79/80 the 1st in a 3-1 win at Doncaster.
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Re: The Most Average Newport County Players

Postby UPTHEPORT » November 6th, 2019, 4:06 pm

Goddard & woods wrote:
Coxy wrote:Mike Dowler

Mike was quite a good keeper IMO watched his debut away at Cambridge midweek in 1976 and got the match programme signed by him we won 1-0 in a middle of a dreadful run of form Alistair Love netting the winner and he had a really good game with a string of fine saves.


Mike is a gentleman he was coaching I think it was Undy youth under 18s few years back when I was refin a young lad swore at me in frustration something along the lines of ffs ref that was our ball I called him over for a chat I told him off and to behave Mike hauled him off despite having no subs left say you don't speak to the referee like that go and get showered

It's a petty no one does that anymore I can remember as a lad they used to do it regularly
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Re: The Most Average Newport County Players

Postby George Street-Bridge » November 6th, 2019, 7:15 pm

Frank Nouble 3 wrote: That's why he is third in the MOM on here..


He has played something like 130 league games for us. Maybe a dozen of them counting towards this season's MotM award.
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Re: The Most Average Newport County Players

Postby Stan A. Einstein » November 6th, 2019, 11:03 pm

Peter Passey.

Solid, unassumingly unremembered. Pretty much the average player over the last fifty odd years.
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Re: The Most Average Newport County Players

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Re: The Most Average Newport County Players

Postby Frank Nouble 3 » November 7th, 2019, 12:08 am

George Street-Bridge wrote:
Frank Nouble 3 wrote: That's why he is third in the MOM on here..


He has played something like 130 league games for us. Maybe a dozen of them counting towards this season's MotM award.

Keep digging that hole
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Re: The Most Average Newport County Players

Postby Frank Nouble 3 » November 7th, 2019, 12:10 am

Special branch wrote:Malcolm Cook

Blimey you are bringing up players I had totally forgotten.
Well done Sir.
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Re: The Most Average Newport County Players

Postby George Street-Bridge » November 7th, 2019, 7:25 am

Frank Nouble 3 wrote:
George Street-Bridge wrote:
Frank Nouble 3 wrote: That's why he is third in the MOM on here..


He has played something like 130 league games for us. Maybe a dozen of them counting towards this season's MotM award.

Keep digging that hole


As usual with Harps, it's like debating with a child.

Peter Passey is a good call.
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Re: The Most Average Newport County Players

Postby Special branch » November 7th, 2019, 9:03 am

Shane Walker: ex Hereford;started well and faded like so many
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