Grandstand: Exiles v Exeter

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Re: Grandstand: Exiles v Exeter

Postby Percy plunkett » February 17th, 2021, 4:38 pm

Why was Matty subbed,was he still injured after last week,if so,he shouldn’t have started.If he wasn’t injured,why take him off.He has had a resurgence this season playing out from the back,and he is our dead ball specialist.Most free kicks and corners were awful,in fact one corner went straight out.I think Dennis will be a good player but,he is a CB,why play him at RB,especially when there were two available.What has Baker done wrong,he should have started but didn’t even make the squad.Why was our most skilled player just sat in the centre circle,has Lewis ever played RW before,why leave him and Haynes without support when we had two extra players,why leave four strikers in the box waiting for crosses that may or may not arrive.
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Postby Percy plunkett » February 17th, 2021, 6:54 pm

bigfan wrote:Incredulous the Happy clapping on here. That was truly awful as have been every game since early December. we are so lucky to be 5th still due to swings and roundabouts everywhere else.
this garbage that we are small club with a low budget is rubbish. as Rob sant stated yesterday the borad have given our manager a top 3 budget. A total hero with the cup runs but cluelss with tactics in the bread and butter matches. At very least Wayne must go. No inovative tactics these days just imo taking the wage and going through the motions. 31 shots 16 corners you really cannot make it up against 9 men and the comment was 2a point gained2 thats a sackable quote.

The budget must be higher than some fans think,we have used over 40 players this season,including 12 loan players.It is a myth to think that these players are costing us peanuts,I can’t imagine Colchester loaning us Gambin and picking up most of the tab.Maynard is probably costing an arm and a leg,that’s why Robbie and Abrahams were loaned out.We are still probably paying at least 50% of their wages and don’t forget,we are still paying Leadbitter and Whitely as well.
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Re: Grandstand: Exiles v Exeter

Postby Ugo. » February 17th, 2021, 6:56 pm

Percy plunkett wrote:Why was Matty subbed,was he still injured after last week,if so,he shouldn’t have started.If he wasn’t injured,why take him off.He has had a resurgence this season playing out from the back,and he is our dead ball specialist.Most free kicks and corners were awful,in fact one corner went straight out.I think Dennis will be a good player but,he is a CB,why play him at RB,especially when there were two available.What has Baker done wrong,he should have started but didn’t even make the squad.Why was our most skilled player just sat in the centre circle,has Lewis ever played RW before,why leave him and Haynes without support when we had two extra players,why leave four strikers in the box waiting for crosses that may or may not arrive.



As I have posted elsewhere, I think Dolan was sacrificed to put Sheehan back in the middle, but as you say he was too static. I also mentioned that Farquharson is not a right back and especially when we were a man up needed someone more mobile there.

Lewis wasn't playing right wing, he was right back but because of our total dominance played most of it in their half, he was very willing but as you say he could have done with some help out there in playing 1-2s around their defenders and doubling up.

Taking Gambin off and flooding the frontline wasn't the answer.
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Re: Grandstand: Exiles v Exeter

Postby County ranger » February 17th, 2021, 7:09 pm

Caerleon Exile wrote:Any talk of sacking Flynn is just madness. We've not become a bad team overnight. Results will change but its down to Mike to find that way, which I'm confident he will, we just need to get that winning habit back.

I agree but it is a concern that last night there appeared to be a lack of idea, commitment or desire to win, it was pretty clueless. Is this management or players - the players do not look motivated.
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Postby Taunton Iron Cider » February 17th, 2021, 7:24 pm

County ranger wrote:
Caerleon Exile wrote:Any talk of sacking Flynn is just madness. We've not become a bad team overnight. Results will change but its down to Mike to find that way, which I'm confident he will, we just need to get that winning habit back.

I agree but it is a concern that last night there appeared to be a lack of idea, commitment or desire to win, it was pretty clueless. Is this management or players - the players do not look motivated.

How many of the current squad with contracts expiring at the end of this season would be renewed if promoted to League1? The answer may in part be the underlying motivation issue, play well, get the Club promoted, and possibly lose your job.
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Postby County19081967 » February 17th, 2021, 7:25 pm

I try to be a glass half full chap but yesterday takes the biscuit (apologies for sort of mixing metaphors!). Try as I might I cannot think of many positives to say about the 90 minutes, other than possibly the fact I was warm, had drinkable tea to hand and iPlayer froze for about 10 minutes of the second half. I don’t think I have enjoyed watching County for weeks but yesterday..…come on!!

I cannot believe it but this is my 53rd season of watching County and the last few years of FA Cup runs etc. have been brilliant. However, for the first time ever I was actually hoping County didn’t equalise last night and I cannot believe I’m saying that! Flynny has been a legend for us but I’m concerned now this is all getting a little cosy and stale. I really hope he can turn this around as I don’t want his undoubted legacy to become tarnished. On last night’s performance I have concerns that he can. Yes, we are still in a play-off position but on the evidence from recent matches, I doubt for much longer.

Having said all of that, I’ll be on iPlayer again on Saturday, hoping for the best and expecting the worst. The curse of being a County supporter :cheers: !
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Postby DeePeeNCAFC » February 17th, 2021, 7:54 pm

The main reason we’re still in fifth place, plus got to a recent play-off final, is because the standard in league 2 is absolute dross compared to recent years. Every team capable of beating another, every team has a good and bad run. A few fall outside this group and get either promoted or relegated.

Now, right here in mid February, is the best chance possible to reach the top 3 but it looks like we’re destined to slide into lower mid-table just like last season. If we’ve got any aspirations whatsoever * to go up we must turn the form around and get back to winning ways.

* I would suggest the board have backed MF very well, using cup run money I expect, to bring in a plethora of players. 40 players so far this season I read? Unbelievable.

I don’t think MF & WH have what it takes to do the job the backing has given them. Seemingly no real idea how to beat teams other than dogged determination (to get a few late winners in autumn) and the skill and vision of Twine (when playing). The only ‘Plan B’ I can see is rotate the strikers and to chase the game throw more forwards on. That philosophy works for some teams but you need quality midfielders or wingers to supply the passes/crosses, and tall forwards with a game plan to lay the ball off. I don’t see any of that.

I suspect watching the opponents in lockdown has become harder and clubs just rely on videos, which clearly don’t always show the weaknesses a team has compared to being in the ground watching.

We could easily see this season peter out miserably, hear promises about a fresh challenge with a new squad next season. Or we could act now and bring in a new head coach who can get 20% more out of the existing players and introduce some fresh ideas.

I hear a lot of your views about ‘we can’t afford to sack the manager’ and you’re most probably right. But, with respect, does this mean we always stick with an underperforming manager until the end of his contract regardless? At what point do we say ‘enough is enough’? Next season when we’ve signed up another 40 players at Lord knows what cost?

MF should do the decent thing and tender his resignation unless he’s that convinced he can turn things around. I don’t share the optimism.
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Postby Stan A. Einstein » February 17th, 2021, 9:33 pm

County19081967 wrote:I try to be a glass half full chap but yesterday takes the biscuit (apologies for sort of mixing metaphors!). Try as I might I cannot think of many positives to say about the 90 minutes, other than possibly the fact I was warm, had drinkable tea to hand and iPlayer froze for about 10 minutes of the second half. I don’t think I have enjoyed watching County for weeks but yesterday..…come on!!

I cannot believe it but this is my 53rd season of watching County and the last few years of FA Cup runs etc. have been brilliant. However, for the first time ever I was actually hoping County didn’t equalise last night and I cannot believe I’m saying that! Flynny has been a legend for us but I’m concerned now this is all getting a little cosy and stale. I really hope he can turn this around as I don’t want his undoubted legacy to become tarnished. On last night’s performance I have concerns that he can. Yes, we are still in a play-off position but on the evidence from recent matches, I doubt for much longer.

Having said all of that, I’ll be on iPlayer again on Saturday, hoping for the best and expecting the worst. The curse of being a County supporter :cheers: !


54th season for me. Other than I did want us to score I agree with everything you say.
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Postby neilcork68 » February 17th, 2021, 9:50 pm

Whilst we will always be grateful to MF for everything he has done for the club if he wasn't a Newportonian who played for the club would fans cut another manager such slack given our current form and run of results ?

Nobody can argue what he has done in the past but our current form and results are absolutely shocking.
The BOD have backed him by extending his contract , giving him money to chase the dream of promotion that he has already admitted we probably cant afford and then we turn in displays like we have done in the last few weeks / months.
People will point out that we brought in so many players during the window and they need time to GEL and that we lost two good players...I will ask why he did that ?
Why does he rely on the loan market so much and have the scatter gun approach hoping he signs a few gems out of the twenty or so he signs ?

Surely he should get his 'main core' of players he wants , sign one or two loan players to improve the squad he has assembled and work with that for the season. .If the loan players are good and recalled by their clubs then replace them with hopefully equal quality if he can...He has a squad of 8 or 9 loan players at a time , play a few every game , sign loads as squad fillers....send them back to their clubs , lose the good ones once they are recalled then sign half a squad of new players and start again in the January window..

I think we were top of the league when he announced he was looking to bring up to 8 players in during the window ?? Is that good planning for a manager to work with almost two different squads in one season ??...one from the start of the season up to January then change so many of the personnel and hope to keep the squad harmony , continuity and morale , whilst also trying to keep the results going to keep us in the top 5 ???
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Postby BertieB » February 17th, 2021, 10:00 pm

At 6.10 onTuesday evening I sat here and commenced to log onto Newport County I Follow and IO continued with each page until I hjad the page with Exeter City .................this game is already available
Forest Green ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; There were two already available
I had already paid the £10 x 6 games ie £60 anyway I then proceeded to open about a dozen different pages all full of Newport
County news, films and video films for 35 minutes approx with what I was hoping to suddenly get the live broadcast appeariing on one of the full screen pictures and I continued till about 7.15............ NOTHING Again !! I have seen a couple of minutes tday and to be quite honest it looked ..........AWFULL !!


Bob Bassett
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Postby phil_in_npton » February 17th, 2021, 11:14 pm

Good Evening

Oh crikey Bob! Are you saying you failed again?

I must admit I was a bit befuddled yesterday in the log in sequence. It seemed to be a new design website. I too had the many video options of past games. I logged in and out a few times and was starting to get frustrated.
Then I had the idea to click on the three little dots up in the left corner. My limited computer knowledge telling me, and proving right, that a menu hid in there. It did then give the I-follow option and I proceeded as previously.

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Re: Grandstand: Exiles v Exeter

Postby Amberexile » February 18th, 2021, 12:14 am

BertieB wrote:At 6.10 onTuesday evening I sat here and commenced to log onto Newport County I Follow and IO continued with each page until I hjad the page with Exeter City .................this game is already available
Forest Green ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; There were two already available
I had already paid the £10 x 6 games ie £60 anyway I then proceeded to open about a dozen different pages all full of Newport
County news, films and video films for 35 minutes approx with what I was hoping to suddenly get the live broadcast appeariing on one of the full screen pictures and I continued till about 7.15............ NOTHING Again !! I have seen a couple of minutes tday and to be quite honest it looked ..........AWFULL !!


Bob Bassett


Bob,

On Sunday, once you have logged in to the County website, try using this link

https://www.newport-county.co.uk/matches/fixtures/

It should take you to a page that will take a few seconds to load while the ball bounces up and down but you should then get a link to the current game via the "Live Match Centre" icon. If you click that you should be able to start the video stream. The stream will be available an hour before kick off.

If you try using that link in the meantime, it will give you a countdown timer to kick off (it is currently counting down to Saturday 3PM) and by clicking on Live Match Centre now, it will go to the next screen and in the area where it currently tells you streams will be available an hour before kick off, the buttons for audio and video will appear at noon Sunday.
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Postby BertieB » February 18th, 2021, 11:11 am

tt Thank You Amberexile, I certainly will try your advice on Sunday and I would also Thank You All, for your advice now and in the past , I do get a bit wound up at my own failure to follow advice when it is given, I do panic a bit when I try to stay calm but I keep looking at my clock and damn thing seems to speed up when I get wound up,
Thank You every one !! Come on the Port
PS I saw some of the Snooker at the Celtic Manor..last evening.......................WE really must get Sir Terry Mathews to get involved with Newport Council with the planning of a home for our football club Come on the Port ! Bob Bassett
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Postby County19081967 » February 18th, 2021, 1:18 pm

Stan A. Einstein wrote:
County19081967 wrote:I try to be a glass half full chap but yesterday takes the biscuit (apologies for sort of mixing metaphors!). Try as I might I cannot think of many positives to say about the 90 minutes, other than possibly the fact I was warm, had drinkable tea to hand and iPlayer froze for about 10 minutes of the second half. I don’t think I have enjoyed watching County for weeks but yesterday..…come on!!

I cannot believe it but this is my 53rd season of watching County and the last few years of FA Cup runs etc. have been brilliant. However, for the first time ever I was actually hoping County didn’t equalise last night and I cannot believe I’m saying that! Flynny has been a legend for us but I’m concerned now this is all getting a little cosy and stale. I really hope he can turn this around as I don’t want his undoubted legacy to become tarnished. On last night’s performance I have concerns that he can. Yes, we are still in a play-off position but on the evidence from recent matches, I doubt for much longer.

Having said all of that, I’ll be on iPlayer again on Saturday, hoping for the best and expecting the worst. The curse of being a County supporter :cheers: !


54th season for me. Other than I did want us to score I agree with everything you say.


Just out of idle curiosity, what was the first match you saw and when if you don't mind me asking. I've just realised this is actually my 54th season as well, maths never my strong point. My first game 19 August 1967 against Rochdale 1-1 which I believe makes this my 54th season, not 53rd? Surely not your first game as well!
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Re: Grandstand: Exiles v Exeter

Postby Jack » February 18th, 2021, 1:30 pm

bigfan wrote:
Papski2 wrote:http://www.weareexiles.net/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=50253&hilit=Season+prediction

We are still out performing pretty much everyone's expectations.

Considering the amount of time and effort that goes into berating the club from the boardroom to the blades of grass, there seems to be HIGH expectations despite the short comings of the club, of which we are consistently reminded of around here. Especially when we are performing better than some of you predicted.

Sack the manager while we a 5th? You people are laughable. Try and support the boys.

"we are still outperforming pretty much everyones expectations" are you for real?


Everyone's expectations for context if they couldn't be bothered to scan the thread.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=50182

    15th - JonD

    12th - Special branch

    "Just above relegation" - pembsexiles

    "Dog fight to stay up" - flat4

    "Right now if I were offered 22nd I'd take it" - Stan A. Einstein

    Top-half - wattsville_boy

    Bottom-six - amberbhoy

    14th - DeePeeNCAFC


Think in the context of the league, we're outperforming everyone (bar wattsville's) expectations.
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