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Postby countymadbel » September 11th, 2018, 4:53 pm

Does anybody know what our points total after 7 games in our promotion season was?
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Re: 1979

Postby phil crump » September 11th, 2018, 5:06 pm

8 points won 4 lost 3 of first 7 and only 2 points for win then
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Re: 1979

Postby Alan G Bryant » September 11th, 2018, 7:21 pm

As I recall we were quite average that season until we went on ( I think ) a 10 match winning streak in the spring to propel us into the promotion race
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Re: 1979

Postby Collars » September 13th, 2018, 4:46 pm

We were average but never outside the top 10 I think. Attendances were similar to now at the start of the season but I'm sure by the end of the 10 match run we were getting 8 or 9,000 for home games!
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Postby SJG99 » September 13th, 2018, 5:23 pm

Collars wrote:We were average but never outside the top 10 I think. Attendances were similar to now at the start of the season but I'm sure by the end of the 10 match run we were getting 8 or 9,000 for home games!


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1979–80_Newport_County_A.F.C._season

Home crowds from February 1980 to the end of the season were:

4652
4777
4727
6513 (Easter Saturday)
8113
8373

Compared to Sep/Oct when the home crowds were
3818
3185
4035
3782
4052
4914

The home kit on that page is winding me up, need to remind myself how to update kits on Wiki and fix it...
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Re: 1979

Postby SJG99 » September 13th, 2018, 11:29 pm

6 hours later, kits from 1977-1986ish are all sorted.

Out of interest, anyone know what colour away kit County played in, in the season when the home shirts were light blue and white stripes?
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Re: 1979

Postby George Street-Bridge » September 16th, 2018, 9:49 am

The old amber and black. Sure I saw them wear that at The Vetch.
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Re: 1979

Postby SJG99 » September 16th, 2018, 3:42 pm

Cheers - more of a tangerine then though?
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Postby Stan A. Einstein » September 16th, 2018, 6:35 pm

SJG99 wrote:Cheers - more of a tangerine then though?


That season we reverted back to the old gold black and amber. All season we were challenging but there was a dip in form in mid winter. From memory after a 1-0 win on new years day v Hereford we didn't win again until the start of the 10 match run at Tranmere in late February. Living in Liverpool at the time it was an easy trip. The best part of the night was the performance of the ref. The penalty he gave us was of Coggingesque proportions whilst our other goal was so far offside that from where he was Aldridge could have caught the bus to the Mersey ferry.

Happy days.
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Postby pembsexile » September 16th, 2018, 6:42 pm

Stan A. Einstein wrote:
SJG99 wrote:Cheers - more of a tangerine then though?


That season we reverted back to the old gold black and amber. All season we were challenging but there was a dip in form in mid winter. From memory after a 1-0 win on new years day v Hereford we didn't win again until the start of the 10 match run at Tranmere in late February. Living in Liverpool at the time it was an easy trip. The best part of the night was the performance of the ref. The penalty he gave us was of Coggingesque proportions whilst our other goal was so far offside that from where he was Aldridge could have caught the bus to the Mersey ferry.

Happy days.



Been on your hols Brendan? Welcome back.
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Re: 1979

Postby Stan A. Einstein » September 16th, 2018, 7:02 pm

pembsexile wrote:

Been on your hols Brendan? Welcome back.


Hi Mike,

In the UK without internet whilst I sell my house. Using my wife's 'phone as she has joined me for the weekend.

Best wishes,

Bren
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Postby George Street-Bridge » September 16th, 2018, 7:09 pm

SJG99 wrote:Cheers - more of a tangerine then though?


No, my recollection is it was the "proper" amber like we wore the following season.
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Re: 1979

Postby Collars » September 17th, 2018, 2:52 pm

SJG99 wrote:
Collars wrote:We were average but never outside the top 10 I think. Attendances were similar to now at the start of the season but I'm sure by the end of the 10 match run we were getting 8 or 9,000 for home games!


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1979%E2%8 ... _sAlleason

Home crowds from February 1980 to the end of the season were:

4652
4777
4727
6513 (Easter Saturday)
8113
8373

Compared to Sep/Oct when the home crowds were
3818
3185
4035
3782
4052
4914

The home kit on that page is winding me up, need to remind myself how to update kits on Wiki and fix it...


We must have taken close to some of those figures to Walsall. I vaguely remember loads and loads of buses heading up the M50 that day!
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Re: 1979

Postby SJG99 » September 18th, 2018, 12:05 pm

Collars wrote:
SJG99 wrote:
Collars wrote:We were average but never outside the top 10 I think. Attendances were similar to now at the start of the season but I'm sure by the end of the 10 match run we were getting 8 or 9,000 for home games!


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1979%E2%8 ... _sAlleason

Home crowds from February 1980 to the end of the season were:

4652
4777
4727
6513 (Easter Saturday)
8113
8373

Compared to Sep/Oct when the home crowds were
3818
3185
4035
3782
4052
4914

The home kit on that page is winding me up, need to remind myself how to update kits on Wiki and fix it...


We must have taken close to some of those figures to Walsall. I vaguely remember loads and loads of buses heading up the M50 that day!


9251 at Walsall, including a 7 year old me.

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